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Catalyst’s Core Team

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Affiliated Consultants


Dima has 20 years of experience in natural resource management, climate change, gender, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E). She is the President and Founder of Nataij Group. Prior to launching Nataij Group, she served as the Results Based Management Coordinator at the Global Environment Facility (GEF).


Alexandre is an EDS professional with over 12 years experience in the energy sector in West and Central Africa. He previously served as Group Head of Credit Risk and Strategy at d.light in Côte d’Ivoire where he was responsible for a portfolio of $130+ million in consumer financing for 1+ million people.


Esmeralda is an energy engineer and economist with over 10 years of experience managing and developing energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa including market analysis, financial modelling for the design of the reverse auction mechanism, evaluation of proposals and due diligence for two RBF programmes totalling €148m (Modern Cooking Fund for Africa and Beyond the Grid Fund).


Evan is a business strategist with broad experience in emerging markets, clean energy, and the technology industry. He co-founded energy efficiency startup Incenergy and helped launch Asha, a Nairobi-based software startup company.


Lova brings 7+ years of experience working in various international environments. In Madagascar, he has designed a biogas system to provide cooking gas based on kitchen waste and implemented least-cost development plans for the energy sector in rural electrification. 


Ronald is a seasoned business operations development professional (15+ years) in the energy access space, including as co-founder of SolarNow and work with the Rural Energy Foundation and business advisory services to AECF grantees.

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