3rd-4th June 2021

Abuja- Nigeria

Mr Henry Paul Batchi Baldeh
PESD Director, African Development Bank-AFBD

Mr. Batchi Baldeh is an investment banker, infrastructure developer and utility management specialist, with over 34 years of professional experience across the power value chain and financing capital structure. Mr. Baldeh is currently the Director of Power Systems Development at the African Development Bank (AfDB), which he joined in May, 2017. He was responsible for […]

Mr. Batchi Baldeh is an investment banker, infrastructure developer and utility management specialist, with over 34 years of professional experience across the power value chain and financing capital structure. Mr. Baldeh is currently the Director of Power Systems Development at the African Development Bank (AfDB), which he joined in May, 2017. He was responsible for the management of the AfDB’s private sector energy loan portfolio from February 2018 to March 2020.
Prior to joining AfDB, Mr. Baldeh was the Director – Power Business, Investments Division, at the Africa Finance Corporation. He has also been a consultant to the World Bank, European Union / BizClim and Government of Lesotho; and was the pioneer Managing Director of Gambia’s National Water and Electricity Company, from 1995 – 1999.
He is a Non-executive Director of the AFC and Development Bank of Nigeria (representing AfDB). He also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cabeolica S.A. and Cenpower Operations and Services Limited; and an Alternate Director and Technical Committee member of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (representing AFC).
Mr. Baldeh holds an MBA from Boston University (USA) and BSc – Honours in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Newcastle-upon-Tyne University (UK). He is a member of the Institute of Engineering & Technology (UK) and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, Southern Africa.