Theuns Ehlers

Head: Resource & Project Finance, Investment Banking Division, Absa


Theuns is a qualified Chartered Accountant and heads up Absa’s Resource & Project Finance business, which includes advisory, debt arranging, underwriting and direct lending to clients in the mining, oil & gas, power, infrastructure and industrial sectors across the African continent. Theuns joined the bank in 1998 and is regarded as one of the most experienced project finance dealmakers in the African market, with over 20 years specific experience in Africa, having closed deals in South Africa, Botswana, Angola, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and Nigeria. Theuns was directly involved in the development of the South African renewable energy program and under his leadership the bank successfully arranged financing for over 3GW of projects in the sector.
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