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Our Team

Director, CEO

STEVE MARTIN

Director, CEO

Steve Martin is an energy executive with 22 years of energy projects experience in Turkey, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Africa with a solid technical & managerial background covering business & project development, sales and operations from project/construction management and O&M of power stations to oil & gas exploration and production. Steve is a business growth specialist and prior to joining TUTEN and founding KS Energy Africa he was the first to consolidate and lead a new sub-region of 19 countries within the energy portfolio for GE in Central & Eastern Europe responsible for developing and executing strategic plans across all GE Energy profit centers including thermal large and small turbines, oil & gas, services, nuclear, wind, hydro applications that resulted in a new regional pole focus being established. Steve was also the founding member of the Global GE Greenhouse Gas Team which started in 2003 to focus on monetization of emissions trading schemes. Steve was born in Devils Lake, North Dakota in 1966 and was educated at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND (BSc Mechanical Engineering, 1989) and Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska where he pursued an MBA (1991-92).

Executive Director

MOTHUSI S. LEKALAKE

Executive Director

Mr. Lekalake worked in the insurance industry for 20 years from 1987 – 2007 and rose through the ranks to become an executive member of Botswana’s largest Life Insurer and Pension Funds management company in the country. It is through this experience that he acquired extensive corporate finance and project management experience as well as knowledge of the business culture of Botswana and the region. Before joining Botswana Life Mr. Lekalake worked as a professional assistant in Botswana at a local law firm Minchin & Kelly from 1982-1987. Mr. Lekalake joined KS Energy in 2010 as an executive director and he holds a Bachelor of Arts (Law) Degree and Diploma in Insurance Studies.

Director and Founding Partner of TUTEN

TARIK TÜTEN

Director and Founding Partner of TUTEN

Tarik Tuten as the founding partner of TUTEN and its predecessor company, Topkapi Endustri, has been a pioneer in industrial power generation and cogeneration in Turkey since the market was opened to private sector in 1986. Tarik has led TUTEN in facilitating the sale and installation of more than 3500 MWe of power plant capacity in Turkey, and led the company’s international expansion into Russia and Central Asia. Tarik was born in Istanbul in 1958 and was educated at Karlsruhe University where he received a Dipl.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in energy technologies in 1982. He also studied mechanical engineering at the graduate school of Stanford University, Palo Alto, California in 1982-83, and received a Master of Science degree in Energy and Resources in 1985 from the University of California, Berkeley. Tarik completed his post-graduate studies in business administration at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.

Director, Finance

TURGUT TÜTEN

Director, Finance

Turgut Tuten is a project finance specialist with a broad background covering banking and corporate finance, public administration, trading, and project development. Turgut had an independent consultancy business focusing on project development, project finance and company restructuring in Turkey and abroad. Between 1993 and 1998 Turgut was a Senior Country Manager – Central Asia for the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) in London. He established and maintained relations with Central Asia governments and key agencies and prepared EBRD’s first country strategies in several countries followed with private and public sector debt transaction for Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Russia. Turgut’s earlier job experiences include government positions in the prime ministry as deputy undersecretary of the State Planning Organization (subsequently the Treasury) and executive positions at Turkish Eximbank, as well as the oil & gas division of a major regional bank in the USA.

Field Service Manager, Contract Performance Manager and Regional CSA (LTSA) Manager

ABDULLAH KURT

Field Service Manager, Contract Performance Manager and Regional CSA (LTSA) Manager

Mr. Abdullah Kurt worked at GE for 12 years and held positions of FS representative, contract manager and regional performance manager. Turkish Citizen and retired Turkish Air force member. Mr. Kurt has 16years experience on Jet engines (J79, J85 and F110) and was a jet engine instructor with Turkish Air force. Joined Pro-Per in 2010 as the Business Development Manager. Currently, KSE Operations Manager. University Graduate – Business Administration.

Power Plant Manager

YUSUF AYDOGAN

Power Plant Manager

Prior to joining KS Energy, he worked as Military Engines Field Representative at General Electric Company for nine years. Turkish Citizen and retired Turkish Air force member. Currently KS Energy Orapa 90MW Power Plant Manager with 35 years’ experience and management skills of the gas turbine engines. He has a Public Management diploma.

BUA O&M Manager

ORHAN CASUR

BUA O&M Manager

Mr. Orhan Casur retired from Turkish Air force were he worked with Jet engines (F110, J79) He joined GE, where he held positions of Mechanical Supervisor and HSE Manager for 4.5 years. Mr. Casur has worked with GE(GE LM 2500, LM 6000, Frame 6, Frame 9). Orhan has 30 years experience with Gas Turbines. Mr. Casur joined KS Energy in 2010 and works as Technical Manager. Currently he is BUA Operations and Maintenance Manager in Nigeria. He has a Business Management Diploma.

BUA Power Plant Manager

KADIR KARTAL GÖK

BUA Power Plant Manager

Mr. Kartal Gok worked for Power Plants in Turkmenistan and Turkey and held positions of Project Manager and Project Engineer. Kartal has 6 years’ experience on Gas Turbines (GE LM 6000PC SPRINT, GE TM 2500+, GE LM 6000PF Steam turbines). Currently, Kartal is O&M BUA Power Plant Manager. Kartal holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Gazi University TURKEY (2011).

Group Finance & Risk Manager

STEVEN DA SILVA

Group Finance & Risk Manager

Steven has 10 years’ experience in public practice (“top 4”) and industry covering financial accounting, international taxation, auditing and financial management. Main sector experience in manufacturing, mining/exploration and FMCGs. Steven is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (ACSI), Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (ACA) and has a certificate in International Auditing (CertIA). On his day off he enjoys a round of golf.

Field Service Manager

SAVAS AYDIN

Field Service Manager

Born in 1976, in Kayseri – Turkey. After successfully completing basic schools and trainings, studied aircraft power plant (gas turbines) at Civil Aviation School of Erciyes University in Kayseri, Turkey. He got interested in social activities and paragliding. Attended several paragliding trainings and licenced as Paragliding Pilot by Turkish Aeronautical Association. Graduated from this university in 1999 and awarded with Aircraft Maintenance Licence by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Transport, Maritime and Communications. Started his professional career in 2000 as Mechanical Maintenance Technician in Zorlu O&M (IPP Company). Vast technical skills on GE aeroderivative gas turbines, HRSG, steam turbines and BOP equipment while working for this company. Left Zorlu O&M in February 2013 as Chief Operation & Maintenance Supervisor. Joined Aero Field Service team of General Electric Turkey on March 2013 as FS representative and I&C technical advisor. Worked for several GE LM6000 PC-PD-PF I&C projects in Russia, Turkmenistan and several HSE replacement in Turkey. Left GE on June 2014. Joined KS Energy (Pty) Ltd in July 2014 as Power Plant Manager in Botswana. Managed successfully 90MW Orapa Power Plant which comprises of 2 LM6000PC Simple Cycle Unit up to March 2015 and then became Field Service Manager in April 2015, supporting all KSE’s projects, operations and technical teams. He is married and has two sweet daughters. Likes travelling around the world, meeting diverse people and is an amateur photography.

BUA – Deputy Plant Manager

METIN INEC

BUA – Deputy Plant Manager

Mr. Metin INEC retired from Turkish Air force where he worked on different types of aircraft (F100/ F-5 /F104 and F16) 27 years. Mr. INEC has worked on GE-LM 2500, LM 6000, Frame-6B, as mechanical supervisor. At MAN D&T (THM1304-10/14) as field service engineer and installation and commissioning of 4X THM 1304-14. Mr. Inec joined KS Energy in 2014 and he is Deputy Manager. He is currently BUA Plant Manager in Nigeria.

Deputy Plant Manager – KS Energy

GWANDU T. MASHETO

Deputy Plant Manager – KS Energy

Gwandu Teenage Masheto is a Botswana Citizen and holds a Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology from National Aviation Academy, Florida, USA. He is an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer by profession. Gwandu acquired his Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Engineers License immediately after his graduation in the United States of America. Prior to joining KS Energy, He worked for Northern Air Maintenance from 2011 to 2014 as an Aircraft Engineer where he specialized on both gas turbine and reciprocating engines tear down, he also performed Borescope and Hot Section Inspection. Whilst at Northern Air, Gwandu was licensed by Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB) as an Aircraft Engineer issued in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). He also worked as an Aircraft Technician at Botswana Police Air Support Branch, where he maintained AS 350 B3 Helicopters. Gwandu joined KS Energy in July 2014 as a Deputy Plant Manager.