Africa Hotel Investment Forum

October 2019 – Africa

AHIF

October 2019 – Africa

Speaker Profile

René Laks

Managing Director Sub Saharan Africa, Solarus Sunpower

René joined Solarus Sunpower as the Managing Director for the African continent in April 2018. This Dutch company developed and manufactures the PowerCollector TM, a hybrid solar collector that harvests up to 70% of the energy from the sun.

His 20 years of expertise span across general management sales and business development in the energy sector, including Shell, RWE Essent, and the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN). 

He moved to Cape Town in 2015 and has been involved in energy projects across the continent. 

René holds a Master in Macro and Business Economics from the Free University Amsterdam, the Netherlands.