Deliege Wakapongo

Head of Asset Management

Deliege Wakapongo is our Head of Asset Management, who oversees the management duties of our renewable energy assets. His role is involved in the full life cycle of our projects, ensuring that our facilities maintain the highest level of operation and compliance in line with our sustainability goals. An Electrical Engineer by trade, Deliege started his career in renewable energy in 2012.

Deliege has invested years of dedication and international experience in the industry, which make him an asset in his own right at our company. He has occupied a variety of roles including consulting work on behalf of Eskom, aimed at improving energy efficiency; taking part in the first round of renewable energy projects as a Project Engineer, and working in operation maintenance as a plant manager for Grand Solar. He has also worked as a consultant in the UK for Rina, and took on an Asset Management role at Sonnedix in the US and France.

In his role at Red Rocket, Deliege is responsible for a number of deliverables such as monitoring construction work on behalf of the SPVs once our projects reach financial close. He also assesses and manages the environmental and social impact of our assets, and manages project onboarding for operation.

Deliege holds a BTech in Electrical Engineering, an Advanced Diploma in Business Project Management, and he has an MBA from Warwick Business School in the UK.