Omar Vajeth is currently the Head of the Project Advisory Unit and Senior Transaction Advisor at the Southern African Power Pool, a new unit created with the sole purpose of advancing regional projects in SADC. Previously he was Head of Power, Utilities and Infrastructure at Barclays Africa/Absa where he lead the teams expansion into Africa and the approach to the South African Power market. During this time, he concluded transactions across Africa in technologies such as renewable energy, coal, hydro, gas, HFO in addition to various advisory roles.
After Barclays Africa Omar has spent time working with international utilities and South African investors on coal baseload program. He has also advised firms on Black Economic Empowerment ("BEE") Private Equity Transactions in South Africa in the Power Sector. In this capacity is also created Gold Key Energy as a BEE investment vehicle for South African Projects. Prior to this he worked at Eskom where he was the capital investment manager for the Transmission group. He has also worked at the National Electricity Regulator and at Accenture. Omar holds MBA, law and B.Sc. Elec Eng degrees.