Jasandra Nyker is Chief Executive Officer of BioTherm Energy, a leading African based renewable energy investment and independent project development platform. Previously, she managed the direct investment portfolio on behalf of a US$ 680 million global energy and clean technology investment fund. Nyker played an integral role in transaction sourcing, due diligence, investment execution and post-investment management. The portfolio included investments in green infrastructure (sugar ethanol, co-generation, wind projects and solar base-load applications), solar technologies, wind turbines, water (desalination, purification) and energy efficiency technologies. Nyker has previously worked in investment banking, strategy consulting and private equity and in multiple regions, including the US, London, Kuwait and Asia. She has an MBA from the London Business School, where she was a Merrill Lynch Scholar, and a Bachelor's degree in Business Science from the University of Cape Town.