Global Head of Geothermal
Darrell was most recently CEO of the Tulu Moye Geothermal (TMGO) investment SPV in Ethiopia with EEP, MoWIE & MoFEC for investors Meridiam & Reykjavik Geothermal 2018-2021. TMGO were the first IPP to achieve Effectiveness of their PPA & IA in Ethiopia and the first private sector foreign direct investor to undertake geothermal exploration drilling. He also built the first geothermal power plant in Ethiopia during the late 1990’s.
Darrell has over thirty-five years of experience working and living in eleven countries across company management, investment finance, consultancy, contracting and project management. Prior to leading TMGO he served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Fulcrum Infrastructure Group (A Meridiam Investment) based in London.
Darrell’s energy and power sector experience includes being a Co-Founder, COO, Board Director and Head-In-Country for Symbion Power LLC, where he was responsible for the tendering, award and delivery of all projects in Iraq and Afghanistan, securing and delivering over $330 million of projects commissioned by the U.S. and Iraqi governments in the electrical sector including substations, transmission lines and generation infrastructure reconstruction. Prior to that, he has been the country manager in Ethiopia for NORICIL, a subsidiary of the Norwegian engineering firm Veidekke, and also served as NORICIL’s operations manager for all countries across East and Southern Africa playing a key role in the completion of 50 projects in the energy and contracting sector on the continent.