Our Advisors

Creating a better world requires teamwork, partnerships, and collaboration… We’ve assembled an impressive group of advisors to provide us the knowledge and expertise we need in important areas, critical to our success.

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External Auditors:  Baker Tilly DGP & Co

advisor-bakertilly Baker Tilly is a member of Baker Tilly International, the world’s 8th largest accounting network by combined fee income of its independent members. It is represented by 149 firms in 125 countries, with a combined fee income of US$3.2bn and more than 24,000 people worldwide. The firm was established in Tanzania in 1956. It is one of the leading medium sized audit and consultancy firms in Tanzania, with more than 300 clients. Their services include statutory, management, and compliance audits, as well as a full range of due diligence.

Legal Advisors:  Keating, Meuthing, & Klekamp PLL

advisor-kmklaw Keating, Meuthing, & Klekamp is the largest first generation law firm in Cincinnati, OH. The firm has specialized practice areas dedicated to small and mid-sized enterprises (Emerging Business Team) and has the depth of legal talent, to be able to provide a full range of in-house legal representation. Their practice areas include litigation, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, labor & employment law. The firm represents clients of all sizes, from small start-up companies to Fortune 100 corporations.

Legal Advisors:  Norton Rose Fulbright

advisor-nortonrose Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm with more than 3,800 lawyers and other legal staff across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. The firm is recognized for its industry focus in financial institutions, energy, infrastructure, mining and commodities, transport, technology and innovation, and life sciences and healthcare. It has one of the largest legal footprints in Africa of any international law firm. We are engaged with the firm through its Dar es Salaam office.

Financial Services:  Stanbic Bank Tanzania Limited

advisor-stanicbank Stanbic Bank has been operating in Tanzania since 1995. The Bank is the local operation for Standard Bank (South Africa), which is a leading African financial services group with global banking reach, operating in 20 countries in Africa, as well as in other key markets globally. Stanbic Bank Tanzania provides a full range of consumer, business, corporate and investment banking services to companies that require a local banking partner with international reach.

Financial Services:  Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, OH

advisor-fifththird Fifth Third Bank is a U.S. regional banking corporation, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio at Fifth Third Center, and is the principal subsidiary of holding company Fifth Third Bancorp. In addition to traditional banking, they offer a full range of international corporate banking services including letters of credit and equipment finance, global trade solutions, treasury management and liquidity, investment banking, and risk management. Fifth Third Bank serves as our primary North American financial institution and global banking partner.

Strategic Advisors:  Energy 4 Impact

advisor-energy4impact Energy 4 Impact, is a UK-registered non-profit organization that supports businesses that provide energy access to off-grid communities. They are specialists in private sector participation in off-grid energy access and have been commissioned by the International Finance Corporation under the Transactional Advisory Services Facility (TASF) program to provide advisory services to mini-grid developers to strengthen operating models, increase commercial viability and, ultimately bankability. Ruaha Energy has entered into an engagement with Energy 4 Impact under the TASF program to assist the company with developing its business model for the Company’s off-grid portfolio of projects.