Globeleq, a leading independent power producer in Africa, has announced the appointment of Gionata Visconti as Chief Operating Officer (COO) from early January 2021.
Visconti will be responsible for all aspects of Globeleq’s operations and provide support for in-country governance work and asset management. As a member of the executive management team, he will also play an essential role in the development and execution of Globeleq’s operational and strategic initiatives.
With 20 years of experience in the power generation and energy sector, Visconti has held roles at ContourGlobal, where he managed a diversified asset fleet across various thermal and renewable technologies in Africa. He has also worked with Wartsila and Caterpillar.
Mike Scholey, Globeleq CEO said, “Visconti is a great addition to our executive management team. His industry knowledge and operational track record fully complements our focus on improving performance of our existing and future plants. We look forward to working closely with him.”
Originally from Italy, Visconti has spent most of his career abroad having been based in Senegal, Namibia, Cameroon and Germany, including many other short-term assignments across the world. The COO role will be based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Visconti says he is excited to take on the COO role at Globeleq and looks forward to leveraging his operational management experience and work with the team to achieve excellence in safety and operations, enabling growth and sustainability in an inclusive environment.
Contact Fiona Gonyea, Globeleq, email@example.com