It is with mixed feelings that we bid a very fond farewell to Marindame Kombate, who is leaving us to take up a position at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) after seven years at Camco.
As Camco’s Regional Manager for West Africa, Kombate has been managing the company’s activities from our base in Ghana. During his time with us, he has overseen the origination and execution of many important deals for the Camco-managed REPP, and played an integral role during an important growth stage for Camco.
In his new role as Regional Project Manager for the UNDP-led initiative, Africa Minigrids Programme (AMP), Kombate will be leading the regional project implementation unit. The newly launched AMP aims to develop the enabling environments to increase the commercial viability of renewable energy mini-grids and scale up investments in decentralised renewable energy solutions in Africa.
Speaking before he left on Friday, Kombate said: “It’s been an exciting journey with Camco and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to gain all of the experiences that have helped me grow as a professional.
“It was never just a job but a family of highly passionate and committed professionals setting the pace for the eradication of energy poverty through the financing of innovative renewable energy projects across Africa. It’s certainly not going to be easy saying goodbye after seven years.”
Managing Director Geoff Sinclair said Kombate had become “part of the Camco family”.
“Over the last seven years, Kombate has asserted himself as a highly dependable, professional and very well-liked member of the team, who will leave an indelible mark behind him,” he said.
“But as sorry as we are to see him go, we’re very excited for Kombate as he embarks on this new chapter in his career with UNDP. I think it is a great testament to everything Kombate has been doing here at Camco that he is going on to take up such a significant role within the UN’s largest development agency. We all wish him the best of luck.”