Our name Khana is derived from the Khoisan word "to fly".
At Khana Energy this means bringing together the very best of local technical, financial and economic development capabilities with a shareholding that exceeds the local and black ownership requirements of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme establishing Khana Energy as the preferred local equity partner to international utilities owning and operating independent renewable energy power generation projects.
Khana Energy is the result of a strategic partnership between Red Cap and Gamiro with 51% shareholding by Gamiro Investment Group and 49% by Red Cap Consult.
Gamiro Investment Group (Pty) Ltd is a 100% Black owned investment company with capability and experience in investment management, social impact investments, implementation of economic development projects and management of trusts.
Red Cap Consult (Pty) Ltd is a collaboration between Red Cap Investments and Leadwood Capital. Red Cap is an innovative and dynamic South African company that develops renewable energy businesses and projects. Leadwood Capital is boutique corporate finance advisor with extensive experience in the renewable energy sector, both within South Africa and internationally.
Heather Sonn holds a Liberal Arts Degree from Smith College, in the US and a M.Sc. in International Affairs (Business) from Georgetown University. She is the co-founder of Gamiro Investment Group that has a focus on investments in the Renewable Energy, Agriculture and Financial Services sectors.
Mark Tanton has a B. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cape Town. In 2009 Mark co-founded Red Cap investments (Pty) Ltd, a private company developing renewable energy projects in Southern Africa.
Devon Pather holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Macquarie University, Australia, a Masters of Business Administration from Wits Business School and Stern Business School, NYU and a Certificate in Practical Microfinance.
holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Witwatersrand University and a Masters degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering from Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (Stockholm, Sweden).
In 2009 David cofounded Red Cap Investments (Pty) Ltd, a private company developing renewable energy projects in Southern Africa.
James Eedes has an MBA from Imperial College London and a Bachelor of Commerce from Stellenbosch University. James is a co-founder and principal at Leadwood Capital, a boutique corporate finance advisor with extensive experience in the renewable energy sector, both within South Africa and internationally.