Johann Bester is Project Manager for IPPs at Thebe Investment Corporation which he joined in September 2015. Within Thebe’s Energy and Resources Division he is mainly responsible for developing Thebe’s interests in the energy and mining sectors. Prior to Thebe, Johann was at Eskom for 5 years, serving both as Divisional Executive (acting) for Primary Energy and as General Manager of Fuel Sourcing. Johann was responsible for the coal, logistics, water and limestone procurement for each of Eskom 15 coal fired power stations. Prior to Eskom Johann was with the Industrial Development Corporation for more than 11 years in their Mining and Beneficiation Business Unit. While at the IDC, Johann was seconded as the COO (acting) of the Development Bank of Namibia, where he also served on the Board of Rössing Uranium. Johann initially qualified as an Engineer and holds an MSc in Materials Science from the University of Cape Town and a MBA from the University of the West of England.