Meet our new colleague Mark van Niekerk!
Mark is from South Africa, having moved to France in 2015, based in St Etienne, where he taught in Biology and Renewable Energy Development.
For the past 9 years he has worked in the Renewable Energy Industry, most recently consulting on renewable energy development, primarily in the Sub- Sahara market, where he evaluated new renewable energy project development opportunities and due diligence aspects.
Prior to this, he acted as a Mine Rehabilitation Coordinator for 5 years in South Africa, a Concession Manager for 4 years in Botswana, an Environmental Manager for a Timber company, and a researcher for a conservation NGO. He has several publications on conservation-related subjects, the most recent of which appears in Ecological Indicators, 2019
He joined FRES NL in September 2019 as Regional Operations Manager for Sub-Sahara Africa, with a primary focus on the strengthening of existing projects and new country development.