Jonathan Hoffman

Globeleq South Africa Management Services (Pty) Ltd, CDO

Jonathan joined Globeleq in 2010 and in 2020 was appointed Chief Development Officer (CDO) taking responsibility for origination and managing investments. Jonathan leads the growth of the business by ensuring its strategy results in successful outcomes.

Jonathan sourced and led Globeleq’s efforts to enter the renewable sector in South Africa its first 240MWs of wind and solar PV projects in the country. He led the step up to a majority equity stake in Azito. Before being appointed CDO, Jonathan led business development across Southern Africa where he has helped Globeleq advance its position in South Africa, Mozambique and Zambia. During his leadership, he has helped to secure the Temane gas project and Cuamba solar project (both in Mozambique). Jonathan serves on Globeleq’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee.

Having previously worked for ABB Energy Ventures, Bear Stearns and InfraCo (of which he was a cofounder), Jonathan has more than 18 years of experience in the power, and other infrastructure sectors, working extensively across Africa, South-East Asia, India, Europe and parts of the Americas.

  • B. Arts, History, University of Pennsylvania, USA (1993)
  • MBA, Finance & Entrepreneurship, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago, USA (2002)
  • Diplomatic history, art and French language skills, Institute for American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, France (1992)