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Lucy Heintz
Partner at Actis


Lucy is Fund Head for Actis Energy Fund 5 (AE5), and is Board Chair of Lekela and Aela Energia, two of Actis’ renewable energy platforms. Lucy is also responsible for coordinating ESG and impact related efforts for the Energy Infrastructure Team, working closely with Actis’ specialist Responsible Investment Team. She chairs Actis’ Remuneration and Inclusion and Diversity Committees.

Prior to becoming Fund Head of AE5, Lucy was responsible for the Energy Infrastructure Teams activities in Africa (2017 to 2020) and renewable energy generation globally (2012 to 2017). She has 23 years of investment experience in growth markets, including five years of operational experience as a Project Director at Globeleq, a Fund 1 and Fund 2 portfolio company, in the business development team.

Lucy has led or been involved in deals across South Africa, Kenya, Brazil, Senegal, Egypt, Mozambique, Chile, Ghana, India, Nigeria and Tanzania.

Prior to joining CDC, Lucy worked at UBS Warburg from 1994 to 1999 as a Director in the fixed income division, latterly trading emerging market local currency bonds and interest rate derivatives in the South African, Czech and Greek markets.

Lucy holds an MA (Hons) degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) from Trinity College, Oxford and an MBA degree (with distinction) from INSEAD.

Agenda Sessions

  • Specialist vs. diversified managers – who is best placed to win at renewables?