Director International Business Development
ABO Wind (Emerging Markets Workstream of SolarPower Europe)
Robert Wagener works for ABO Wind, a globally successful renewable energy expert with 700 employees. The company is based in Germany and currently develops and constructs wind and solar energy projects in 16 countries on four continents. As Director of the International Business Development Department, Robert focuses on sub-Saharan Africa with the main market South Africa where Robert has been actively involved in the renewables sector since 2009. Before joining ABO Wind, he had worked for other developers and utilities on the development and implementation of several gigawatts of solar and wind energy capacity, e.g. in Germany, Tanzania, Colombia, Romania, and South Africa. He has established and managed several foreign subsidiaries and he also has experience with M&A transactions in the renewable energy sector. Robert’s strong focus lies on market entries and sustainable partnerships in all project phases.
Robert earned an Masters degree in Geography from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and spent extended periods at both Stellenbosch University and the University of Cape Town, South Africa.