The PwC interview: “The sheer volume of projects in the sector that need to be done, and are planned, can provide the East African markets with a very modern and robust energy infrastructure.”

Published: Tue 12 Aug 2014
A blog entry by Annemarie Roodbol

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Annemarie Roodbol
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Spintelligent

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Exclusive interview with Tibor Almassy, PwC’s East African Market Deals Partner & Infrastructure Industry Leader. PwC are platinum sponsors at this year’s East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) that is taking place in Nairobi from 2-4 September.  

1)      Which PWC products and services in the East Africa are you currently most excited about?
PwC Capital Projects and Infrastructure Services incorporates the know-how of our Project Finance and Transactions business for Infrastructure projects, including PPPs and applies larger scope of services such as project management of infrastructure implementation, project assurance including cost and on time tracking. This provides our clients and the stakeholders associated with large ticket mega projects with capabilities that assist with the delivery of the project after financial close.

2)      Any current or upcoming projects you can share updates about?
PwC works with government institutions on value chain developments in key infrastructure master plans. This will help to establish a blueprint for the future of energy in East Africa.

3)      What excites you the most about the energy industry in East Africa?
The sheer volume of projects in the sector that need to be done, and are planned, can provide the East African markets with a very modern and robust  energy infrastructure, one that is based on the new generation of incorporating renewables, and smart grid technologies.

4)      What in your view are the main challenges?
The only risk and challenge is time....to get all the development done, since the demographic curve will provide new growth and an increasing consumer market.

5)      Why did you decide to partner with EAPIC this year?
Good forum for developing client and new relationships.

6)      What will be your main message at the event?
Risks can be dealt with as long as the approach to the East African market is customized, and the dynamics understood.

7)      What are you most looking forward to at EAPIC?
The interaction with guests and presenters.

For more interviews with our industry expert speakers and sponsors go to: www.eapicforum.com/interviews