May 2, 2024

Mulilo Energy Welcomes Jan Fourie, as new CEO

1 May 2024 - Mulilo Energy Holding, a leading renewable energy company and Independent Power Producer in South Africa, is proud to announce that Jan Fourie has officially assumed the role of CEO, replacing Johnny Cullum, marking a significant milestone in Mulilo’s journey. With a distinguished career spanning over 17 years in the African power sector, including leadership positions in South Africa, Jan Fourie brings a wealth of experience to Mulilo.

As South Africa continues to prioritise renewable energy as a key component of its energy transition, Mulilo remains committed to providing reliable, clean and affordable energy solutions to meet the country’s growing demand and addressing the energy challenges by supplementing local power supplies. With the appointment of Jan Fourie, the company aims to accelerate its efforts in advancing renewable energy projects and contributing to local economic development and job creation.

Previously leading end-to-end activities for a global renewable energy solutions provider in Sub-Saharan Africa, Jan Fourie joins Mulilo with a proven track record of success in the renewable energy sector. His strategic vision and passion for sustainability will be instrumental in guiding the company towards continued growth and success in South Africa’s evolving energy landscape.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jan to Mulilo,” said Jan Oberholzer, Chairman at Mulilo. “We are confident that his expertise and leadership will be invaluable as we work towards our mission of providing clean, reliable energy solutions to communities across South Africa.”

In his new role, Jan will oversee all aspects of Mulilo’s operations, including project development, strategic partnerships, and stakeholder engagement to ensure that Mulilo continues to succeed in the country’s REIPPP program and private offtake market with more than 420MW of operational solar PV and onshore wind projects. A further 1,263 MW of solar PV, onshore wind, and battery energy storage system projects are currently under financial close, and over 30GW of projects are in the development pipeline.

“Assuming this pivotal role at Mulilo during such a dynamic period for South Africa's renewable energy sector is a privilege," Fourie remarked. "I'm eager to collaborate with Mulilo's accomplished leadership and exceptional team to propel our shared vision: a future characterised by environmental responsibility and long-term sustainability. South Africa stands on the precipice of exponential expansion within the renewable energy and storage domain over the coming decade, and Mulilo is undeniably well-positioned to spearhead this critical energy transformation."

Jan Fourie succeeds Johnny Cullum, who will remain as Director of the Board. The board of directors extend their immense gratitude to Johnny Cullum for building a strong foundation from which Mulilo will continue to excel.

About Jan Fourie:

Jan Fourie is an accomplished Executive with over 17 years of experience in the African power sector, including extensive experience in South Africa focusing on infrastructure and energy. Over the past 9 years he worked for Scatec, 8 of which were in senior leadership positions. Prior to that he worked as a Senior Electrical Engineer on a variety of power, mining and industrial projects for one of the listed construction majors in South Africa. Fourie holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Stellenbosch.