We are pleased to announce that Demetri Pappadopoulos is joining IMPOWER PTY LTD as a Strategic Advisor to the Executive Committee. He brings incredible experience building beloved consumer brands, and his business acumen of #RenewableEnergy will give IMPOWER a decisive edge in meeting current and future demands for our clients. Demetri has been considered one of the top 100 most influential people in Africa by Forbes Magazine.
As one of the original directors of Steers Holdings Ltd (now Famous Brands), and one of the pioneers of SMME franchising in Africa, Demetri has held directorships both locally and internationally on both the JSE and LSE. Demetri was a member of the NEPAD Business Foundation, where he was chairman of the FMCG sector. He was co-founder of Helius Energy Plc in the UK, developed a Middelburg-based gas-fired plant with Investec and ADC Projects, as well as a Biomass Plant with Fusion Global Holdings and Sappi. In 2012, Demetri advised Exxaro Resources in the formation of Cennergi, with whom he was instrumental in developing two fully operational wind farms totaling 224MW.
Since 2004 Demetri has pursued his vision of building an African-born investment holding company. He is a co-founder of Earth & Wire, a large scale, independent renewable energy company currently developing energy generation assets to sell clean electricity directly to private customers across South Africa.
IMPOWER values his vast knowledge and years of experience.
Welcome Demetri, we look forward to collaborating with you.