Nandu Hirani has 25 experience in managing infrastructure development in Africa with particular experience in project development, project management and contract administration.
Nandu is currently an independent infrastructure consultant with one of the key roles being an Executive Consultant at GIBB Africa Ltd responsible for managing inputs on Public Private Partnerships (PPP) projects, business development, and supporting project managers in execution of projects. He is also Head of Contracts and Technical division at VS Hydro’s operations in Africa. In this role, he is responsible for managing all technical and contractual matters related to project development as well as project execution for all VS Hydro Projects in East Africa. Currently working on executing projects and development of projects including discussing with potential private equity funds to provide finance for projects in East and Southern Africa, negotiating PPAs and other agreements with the relevant government authority. He is also responsible for drafting and negotiating EPC contracts for projects and also management of the sites during implementation stage.
From 2009 to 2013, Nandu was the Director of the Structures & Facilities Division at GIBB Africa Ltd. He was responsible for overall execution of projects in that division including projects that were developed using the PPP model.
Nandu has participated and moderated in several panel discussions on PPP infrastructure projects as well as delivered guest lectures to Masters students at Strathmore Business School.