Eyob Easwaran

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Director, Development

Eyob, has close to 30 years of experience in the power industry in various capacities including engineering, project financing, construction, and asset and risk management for private equity funds. Since February 2016, Eyob is serving as a Director of Development for Black Rhino and based in Addis Ababa. Most recently he served as a Managing Director and Director of Asset Management at Power Capital Partners LLC, a startup private equity firm formed in partnership with Hunt Power, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hunt Consolidated, Inc., to invest in the development of fully contracted or hedged power projects.

Previously, Eyob was a Partner and Lead Asset Manager at Conduit Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invested in power projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. In this capacity, Eyob managed a portfolio of independent power projects with approximately 1,000 MW of aggregate installed capacity and a total investment of approximately $1.5 billion employing a range of conventional and renewable generation technologies in 9 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Eyob, a native of Ethiopia, received a B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Jose Antonio Echeverria Polytechnic Institute in Havana, Cuba, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Geothermal Technology from Auckland University in New Zealand, and an M.S. degree in Business/Finance from Johns Hopkins University. He has also attended short-term programs on Geothermal Energy in Japan and Iceland.

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