PuRK Energy is a future thinking energy company, focused on developing practical green and clean energy projects on the African continent and making a difference to every life.
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We at PuRK Energy are passionate and driven to contribute towards creating a sustainable world, independent of power and energy from fossil fuels. Our contribution is made through investments in profitable power and energy projects that advocate and commercialise clean energy and technologies in an ethical and socially responsible way benefiting communities and our environment. Going green isn’t just about being responsible and protecting our environment – it contributes positively to delivering sustainable profits and creating jobs.
PuRK Energy provides innovative and flexible project and build solutions customised to local dynamics and client needs.
The business focus is on energy and power sector project solutions targeting both renewable energy projects, waste to power projects which include co-generation and combined heat to power as well as biomass energy.
Key target markets on the African continent include:
- Energy intensive industries such as mining, smelters, paper and pulp, cement and glass amongst others
- Any opportunity where there is electricity constraints or absence thereof
Our values guide how we do our business and is the foundation of what we do
Our Mission and Vision
Board of Directors
Roshni is an experienced business leader with a professional engineering background having over 15 years solid experience and a proven track record in delivering sustainable results, primarily in heavy industries (cement, glass and mining)
She has held numerous executive and senior management positions at PFG Building Glass, PPC and AfriSam. With a solid experience in strategy development and execution, business development and M&A, strong financial and operational management, business performance and strategic turn around programs, project management from conceptual studies to financial structuring to implementation, using highly analytical skills and decisive leadership. Her in-depth understanding of growth opportunities across different industrial sectors, and specialist experience and in-depth knowledge of the African continent, local African market dynamics and unique geographic specific ecosystems is a distinctive advantage.
Roshni has the distinct advantage and specialist technical and commercial skills and experience in developing sustainable and economically feasible energy strategies, supported by robust implementation plans. Her most recent experience was the development of two co-generation projects up to bankable stage and contract signature, as well as feasibility studies on a number of solar and alternative energy projects.
Kurren has 13 years of professional experience, the past 10 of which was spent in corporate finance. His last position was Associate Director at PwC Corporate Finance where he advised on transactions totaling more than R30 billion in BEE, valuations, acquisitions, divestures, finance raising, mergers, cross-border transactions and restructuring.
Kurren set up, managed and successfully led the India/South Africa corporate finance team at PwC Corporate Finance which is today one of the leading teams in advising major Indian companies on acquisitions, BEE and joint ventures in South Africa.
Whilst at PwC he had dealings with executives from Greenko, Mytrah Energy, NSL Power, TATA Power and Foster Wheeler, all multinational wind energy developers and numerous financiers and advisers in this sector. Kurren is a qualified Chartered Accountant and an executive director and founder of Zuko Capital.
Solly is the non-executive chairman of Power Matla (Pty) Ltd, a locally owned black empowered company with investments in various portfolios within the energy and ICT markets. Solly brings a wealth of experience to the board which he gained through the various marketing and executive positions he has held previously.
Previously an executive for Shell, AT&T and ESKOM, he gained valuable knowledge and experience in the various disciplines of strategic marketing and human resources.
Solly holds a B. Com – UNIN, B. Com (Hon) from UNISA, an Advanced Management Programme from Harvard University in the USA, as well as an MBA from Rutgers Business School in the USA. He sits on eight different Boards of Directors and acts as Chairman on three boards. Previously he held board positions in Billion Group, Ariviakom, Eskom Finance Company, South Dunes Coal Terminal, Golang, Eskom Enterprises, Eskom Pension Fund, MEETI and African Tramways.
Kgathola holds a B. Com in Business Management and Economics and he is the Chief Executive and co-founder of Power Matla (Pty) . As a Non-Executive director, he sits on the board and sub-committees of numerous companies including Powertech Transformers (Pty) Ltd, Altech UEC and Dorper Wind Farm.
Kgathola commands an extensive knowledge of Supply Chain Management at operational and executive level, spanning twenty five (25) years in various companies including, Eskom, SASOL, Transnet, Harmony Gold Mining, Rio Tinto and a former Executive Group Supply Chain Services for Pretoria Portland Cement Company Ltd.
Whilst working for the above-mentioned companies, Kgathola attended numerous Management Development Programmes, Senior Executive Programmes including The ESKOM Graduate Programme In Utility Management (1996) offered by Samford Business Global Utilities Institute and a Certificate In Programme In Leadership Development (2005) by Wits University Graduate
School Of Business Administration.
He has been instrumental in the conclusion of business deals for Power Matla. As a result, he was exposed to and work with various corporate finance advisory service providers on Power Matla deals, involving mergers and acquisitions, BBBEE ownership
transactions, company valuations, equity and debt capital raising activities.
Sikkie is the Finance Director at Power Matla (Pty) Ltd, a locally owned black empowered company with investments in various portfolios within the energy and ICT markets. Sikkie’s vast amount of experience which he gained through the various managerial and executive positions he has held previously is extremely beneficial to the company.
Currently an independent consultant Sikkie specialises in corporate governance reviews, board appraisals and quality assurance reviews. He also provides strategic advice on financial and tax matters. Previously a partner at KPMG and a director Goboda Corporate Governance Services (Pty) Ltd as well as a senior manager at Ernst and Young he gained valuable knowledge and experience in risk management, internal audit and corporate governance. Other experience gained with Transnet and the Agricultural Development Corporation and Agricultural Bank adds to his wealth of knowledge. He also gives training for directors in performance of board appraisals and corporate governance reviews.
Sikkie holds a B. Compt (Hons) in Accounting and Auditing from the University of South Africa, a CIA from the Institute of Internal Auditors, and MBA from the University of Natal, various accounting and secretarial qualifications from CSSA, SAIPA and a Chartered Directors qualification from the Institute of Directors.
He currently sits on various company boards, namely Powertech Transformers (Pty) Ltd, Altech UEC, National Regulator for Compulsory Specification, Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa and the Automobile Association of South Africa.