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New Energy Subsidiary Launched by Grid2Grid, LLC

 

Media Release
Asoka Ranaweera
Managing Partner
Tel: 202-494-5339

Metropolitan Washington DC —-Tuesday, August 8th, 2017.

Grid2Grid, LLC, G2G has created an energy subsidiary with the goal of launching a diversified portfolio of energy projects focusing both on renewable and legacy sectors.

The subsidiary which has been named Grid2Grid Energy (G2G Energy) will be divided into three parts:

A renewables group focusing on solar and wind sectors which will look at Independent Power Producer (IPP) projects as well as at providing stand alone off grid solutions.

The group is also looking into creating simple to use energy efficient consumer renewable products.

Specific project evaluations in this regard have been underway for sometime in a number of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

A legacy projects group meanwhile will work on niche opportunities in supporting investments into marginal oil and gas fields.

As well as looking into oil and gas infrastructure development such as refineries and LPG terminals.

And a trading group tasked with supplying crude oil and refined products to select clients internationally.

Commenting on the launch of the subsidiary Asoka Ranaweera, Managing Partner G2G said

” Renewables are the future for all emergent countries and it’s here where we want to focus the bulk of our efforts on creating a sustainable energy future as we transit from old legacy energy based on fossil fuels. However, sustainability and affordability have to go hand in hand in particular if it is to support the rapid socio-economic development of emergent regions where energy is so critical to rapid advancement of people. We therefore have to prudently manage the transition from old to new by investing carefully in each of these sources of energy until a full and successful transition takes place. In our own small way we want to contribute to these efforts through G2Grid Energy.”

Grid2Grid Energy  http://www.grid2grid.com/Energy

About Grid2Grid Grid2Grid, LLC ‘Networks Powered by People’ provides advisory, investment and trade promotion services in emerging markets and is headquartered in Metropolitan, Washington DC.

 

Bulgaria Presence Established with a View to Expanding Scope of Services and Projects to Central & Eastern Europe

 

Media Release
Asoka Ranaweera
Managing Partner
Tel: 202-494-5339

Metropolitan Washington DC —-Tuesday, August 8th, 2017.

Mr. Simeon Stoilov has been appointed Managing Director of Grid2Grid LLC (G2G) operations in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Simeon until mid 2016 was Bulgaria’s Consul General in Chicago, in the U.S. where he was responsible for overseeing 14 states and dealt with a variety of issues including bilateral investment and trade. G2G Managing Partner Asoka Ranaweera commenting on the appointment said “We are pleased to announce the official commencement of our operations in Bulgaria and in Eastern and Central Europe, as we expand our service offering and projects to new countries and regions. I could not think of a better person with whom to work in this regard in Bulgaria and CEE.” Commenting on his appointment Simeon said “I look forward to using my experience and knowledge to help build long term collaborative partnerships with foreign investors interested in Bulgaria and CEE.” Simeon will be based out of Sofia, Bulgaria from where he will cover the region for G2G.

 

About Grid2Grid Grid2Grid, LLC ‘Networks Powered by People’ provides advisory, investment and trade promotion services in emerging markets and is headquartered in Metropolitan, Washington DC.

 

Grid2Grid, LLC Welcomes New Advisory Board Members

 

Media Release
Asoka Ranaweera
Managing Partner
Tel: 202-494-5339

Metropolitan Washington DC —-Thursday June 1st, 2017.

Grid2Grid, LLC, G2G welcomes the addition of new advisory board members from across the African continent. Included in the new appointments are two businesswomen reflecting the company’s goals to increase women’s participation to least 40% within the next two years at the board level. Commenting on the new appointments Asoka Ranaweera Managing Partner for G2G said “We are pleased to have on board with us people of exceptional business and life experience, which will enrich our understanding of entrepreneurship on a Pan African basis, and enable us to appreciate the intricate developments taking place at the ground level in a host of new emergent markets in which we are working in.” The new advisory board members are as follows and will serve two year terms:

Ms. Makeda Tsegaye,
Founder NetBizImpact Ltd, Nairobi, Kenya
http://netbizimpact.com

Ms. Dupe Olusola,
Head of EMDOs, United Bank for Africa (UBA), Lagos, Nigeria
https://www.africa.com/uba-united-bank-africa

Mr. Omaia Salimo,
President, Peace Fund, Maputo, Mozambique
http://www.fundodapaz.org.mz

Mr. Moses Adriko,
Partner, MMAKs Associates, Kampala, Uganda
http://www.mmaks.co.ug

Mr. Samuel Arthur,
Executive Director, Merson Capital, Accra, Ghana
http://www.mersoncapital.com

Mr. Aliyu Maccido,
Director, Coral Global, Abuja, Nigeria
http://www.coralglobal.com

 

About Grid2Grid Grid2Grid, LLC ‘Networks Powered by People’ provides advisory, investment and trade promotion services in emerging markets and is headquartered in Metropolitan, Washington DC.

 

New Lines of Business and Regions Come into Focus

 

Media Release
Asoka Ranaweera
Managing Partner
Tel: 202-494-5339

Metropolitan Washington DC —-Thursday June 1st, 2017.

Grid2Grid, LLC, G2G has started to evaluate new emergent business opportunities and regions focusing on Central and Eastern Europe, South Asia, parts of the Middle East and sub-regions within Latin America. 2016 saw exceptional growth in its advisory business segment while at the same time G2G agricultural trading business saw a marked slowdown reflecting trends in international agro-commodities markets. “With more demand for our advisory services in our core markets of Africa and from our point of view clear signs of cross market linkages growing particularly between South-South we see a lot of opportunities to offer our experience and knowledge in new markets.” said Asoka Ranaweera, Managing Partner at G2G.”

About Grid2Grid
Grid2Grid, LLC ‘Networks Powered by People’ provides advisory, investment and trade promotion services in emerging markets and is headquartered in Metropolitan, Washington DC.

 

Grid2Grid LLC Initiates Coverage of Zambia and Malawi for its Clients, total number of countries covered in Africa now stands at 22

 

Media Release
Asoka Ranaweera
Managing Partner
Tel: 202-494-5339

Metropolitan Washington DC —-Tuesday December 13th, 2016.

Grid2Grid, LLC, G2G is announcing the initiation of coverage for its clients of Zambia and Malawi effective immediately. This brings the total number of countries covered by G2G for its clients in Africa to 22. In the past two years we have seen increased demand for our services in Zambia from our international clients focusing on infrastructure, energy and agriculture. “G2G has already provided services in Zambia to a number of its clients in 2016 and having established a solid foundation from these projects has decided to devote more resources towards helping additional clients in the country.” said Asoka Ranaweera, Managing Partner for G2G. In Malawi G2G will be focusing primarily on agricultural projects which will provide linkages to the broader eastern and southern Africa region.

About Grid2Grid
Grid2Grid, LLC ‘Networks Powered by People’ provides advisory, investment and trade promotion services in emerging markets and is headquartered in Metropolitan, Washington DC.

 

Grid2Grid LLC Opens Mozambique Office, Initiates Coverage of Mauritania, Guinea and Ivory Coast for its Clients

 

Media Release
Asoka Ranaweera
Managing Partner
Tel: 202-494-5339

Maputo, Mozambique—-Wednesday June 1st, 2016.

Mr. Joao Jamal has been appointed Managing Director of Grid2Grid LLC (G2G) operations in Lusophone Africa. Joao is an entrepreneur who has started and led many companies and projects focusing on infrastructure and agriculture. He also heads an NGO that seeks to promote development in the Zambezi Valley. Joao will be based in Maputo. On joining G2G Joao said “I have been a strong advocate for the involvement of U.S. companies and investors in Mozambique and indeed in Lusophone Africa. I look forward to working with G2G and its partners to bring to Mozambique investors who are interested in making an impact on society and creating projects that are sustainable.” At the same time G2G is announcing the initiation of coverage for its clients of Mauritania, Guinea and Ivory Coast effective immediately. This brings the total number of countries covered by G2G for its clients in Africa to 20.

Peter Sinon Joins as Managing Partner, Francophone Africa

 

Media Release
Asoka Ranaweera
Managing Partner
Tel: 202-494-5339

Metropolitan Washington DC—-Monday September 14th, 2015.

Mr. Peter Sinon has joined G2G as Managing Partner for Francophone Africa. Peter brings a wealth of experience to the company having served as Seychelles first Ambassador to South Africa (2000/03), Executive Director for East Africa at the African Development Bank (2000/10), Minister of Investment, Natural Resources and Industry (2010/12) and Minister of Natural Resources for the Seychelles (2012/15).

Peter’s responsibilities will include leading, managing and implementing all of G2G projects in Francophone Africa. His Pan African experience will also be utilized on a project by project basis throughout the continent.

On joining G2G Peter said “I am looking forward to providing my expertise to clients interested in investing in Africa. I believe that the continent’s economic growth story is just beginning. In this vain I am also look forward to providing our clients with more insights into prospects for investments into Francophone Africa, an area that is by and large still overlooked by foreign investors most of whom tend to concentrate on Anglophone Africa.”

Peter is a graduate of  the School of Development Studies at the University of East Anglia (UEA) at Nowrich in the UK.  He has a B.A. in Development Studies and an M.A in Development Economics. Peter will be based out of Victoria, in the Seychelles.

About Grid2Grid
Grid2Grid, LLC ‘Networks Powered by People’ provides advisory, investment and trade promotion services in emerging markets and is headquartered in Metropolitan, Washington DC.

Africa Advisory Services Grows with Exceptional Demand for Renewables Projects

 

Media Release
Asoka Ranaweera
Managing Partner
Tel: 202-494-5339

Metropolitan Washington DC—-Monday February 16th, 2015.

Grid2Grid, LLC continued to experience exponential growth in its core areas of business in 2014 and early 2015 in Africa. The company’s advisory services and trading operations are seeing robust growth heading into the new year.

In particular the business of advising African governments and companies continued to gain both visibility in terms of client approach/demand as well as order fulfillment – taking on assignments.

One of the fastest growing segments of the company’s advisory business has been the demand for services to structure renewables projects with an emphasis on solar, wind, biomass and geothermal. Advisory services include origination, financing and implementation.

Commenting on this trend Asoka Ranaweera Managing Partner at Grid2Grid, LLC said “Renewables in particular offer Africa a source of energy that is clean and readily available and with today’s technology at a competitive cost. We believe that renewables will play a transformative role in powering Africa’s continued economic growth going forward. And I am particularly pleased that we have been called upon to provide our services for this important and growing industry in Africa.”

About Grid2Grid
Grid2Grid, LLC ‘Networks Powered by People’ provides advisory, investment and trade promotion services in emerging markets and is headquartered in Metropolitan, Washington DC.



New corporate websites launched as emergent market demand increases scope and depth of Grid2Grid, LLC’s service offerings

Media Release
Asoka Ranaweera
Managing Partner
Tel: 202-494-5339

Metropolitan Washington DC—-Tuesday, May 29th, 2014.

Grid2Grid, LLC has launched three new websites to serve specific client demands in the fast growing market for services and goods in emergent markets in general and Africa in particular. Each website fulfills a specific function to serve our clients. The websites launched are as follows:

Grid2Grid Trading, is set up to fulfill the needs of … Continue reading

Maryland Opens First Foreign Trade Office in Africa through Grid2Grid Asoka Ranaweera to represent Maryland’s Department of Business and Economic Development continent wide

Media Release
Asoka Ranaweera
Chief Executive Officer
Tel: 202-494-5339

Metropolitan Washington DC—-September 8th, 2012.

Maryland a state with a gross domestic product worth $300 billion per annum and which borders Washington DC has opened its first foreign trade office in Africa. The office to be based in Lagos, Nigeria, will be headed by Asoka Ranaweera, Managing Partner, Grid2Grid, LLC.

Africa today is the second fastest growing region in … Continue reading

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM)-China Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA) Complete Purdue/Indiana Visit, Chuanshui Zhong and Asoka Ranaweera Act As Principal Advisors to the Project

Media Release
Asoka Ranaweera
Chief Executive Officer
Tel: 202-494-5339

Metropolitan Washington DC—-August 13th, 2012.

A delegation of 22 senior decision makers from China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM)-China Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA) completed a week long visit to Purdue University and the State of Indiana on July 31st.

The delegation was comprised of representatives from 10 provinces in China whose responsibility is to help Chinese companies invest abroad and also to … Continue reading