Our Team

Board of Directors

Lord Hain (Peter Hain)

Non-Executive Director

“To meet the rising energy demands of today and the future, clean gas must be part of the diverse energy mix of a country, including renewables. The economic growth aspirations of South Africa can only be realised with a secure energy industry, that is also environmentally responsible.”

Peter Hain is a campaigner, politician and author. He spent his childhood in South Africa, moving to the UK in 1966 when his anti-apartheid parents were forced into exile. He has been active in politics for over 50 years, and his childhood experience and parental influence were instrumental in his lifelong interest in, and commitment to, supporting a prosperous and vibrant Africa.

He was a Member of Parliament in Britain between 1991 and 2015, and a senior minister for 12 years, serving in the Cabinet under the leaderships of both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. He has held the positions of Secretary of State for Wales and Norther Ireland, Secretary of State for Works and pensions, and as Leader of the Commons. He was also Europe Minister, Foreign Minister and Energy Minister.

Mr. Aldworth Mbalati

Chief Executive Officer

“Gas must play an important role if South Africa is to meet its economic, political and social objectives of reducing poverty”

Aldworth Mbalati is CEO of DNG Energy, the company he founded in 2013. Aldworth’s interest in the Energy Industry stems from his belief that affordable energy is the strongest catalyst for sustainable growth, unlocking opportunity and supporting trade. He also knows that the decision on energy usage today will shape the quality of life for generations to come.

Aldworth spent the first four years of his career working in Real Estate, before taking the decision to co-invest in a coal investment company, where he focused on learning everything about the energy industry. From this time onwards he has been actively involved in promoting and supporting new energy sources.

In 2009 he founded African International Energy (AIE) plc, an independent power producer providing renewable energy to the African market. AIE was involved in generating electricity using natural gas, fuel cell technologies, underground coal gasification, coal to power, and renewable resources such as wind, solar and hydro-electric power.

Aldworth exited his investment in AIE upon its de-listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange to set up DNG Energy, with the goal of helping to advance South Africa’s economic growth and meet its environmental protection obligations, by providing a cleaner and cheaper fuel alternative.

Executive Team

Mr. Aldworth Mbalati

Chief Executive Officer

“Gas must play an important role if South Africa is to meet its economic, political and social objectives of reducing poverty”

Aldworth Mbalati is CEO of DNG Energy, the company he founded in 2013. Aldworth’s interest in the Energy Industry stems from his belief that affordable energy is the strongest catalyst for sustainable growth, unlocking opportunity and supporting trade. He also knows that the decision on energy usage today will shape the quality of life for generations to come.

Aldworth spent the first four years of his career working in Real Estate, before taking the decision to co-invest in a coal investment company, where he focused on learning everything about the energy industry. From this time onwards he has been actively involved in promoting and supporting new energy sources.

In 2009 he founded African International Energy (AIE) plc, an independent power producer providing renewable energy to the African market. AIE was involved in generating electricity using natural gas, fuel cell technologies, underground coal gasification, coal to power, and renewable resources such as wind, solar and hydro-electric power.

Aldworth exited his investment in AIE upon its de-listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange to set up DNG Energy, with the goal of helping to advance South Africa’s economic growth and meet its environmental protection obligations, by providing a cleaner and cheaper fuel alternative.

Mr. Terence Nkhwashu

Executive Director

“Industries the world over are continually transforming and being disrupted by new ways of working, new technologies and new demands and expectations from customers and employees. The adoption of gas as a viable energy alternative that is affordable and clean will require DNG Energy to work in partnership with a diverse stakeholder group.”

Terence is an Executive Director at DNG Energy. He has extensive experience in the area of Human Resources, including general management, leadership and management development, and transformation. His industry expertise spans the Mining, Motor Retail and Financial Services sectors having held senior management and leadership positions at the likes of Anglo Platinum, Barloworld Motor Franchise and ABSA.

Terence has consulted to many large organisations as well as many stakeholder groups operating outside the mainstream corporate environment. Specialising in strategic planning, Terence has helped many organisations to operationalise their strategy, and set key result measurables that will deliver on agreed objectives.

Mr. Fernando Careri

Managing Director

“Smart infrastructure investments are critical for ensuring energy availability and accessibility at the right time, the right price and the right place. The infrastructure becomes the means by which the benefits of an efficient, affordable and clean energy supply can improve the lives of everyone.”

Fernando is Managing Director at DNG Energy and has over 25 years executive experience in the Energy, Infrastructure and Environmental sectors. He has held chairman and directorship positions at a number of publicly listed companies and multinationals, and managed the largest rail infrastructure project in Victoria, Australia.

Fernando has extensive experience implementing a wide range of capital projects across both the public and private sectors.

Mr. Keith Edwards

Director: Project Development

“Gas as an energy source that is cheaper and cleaner than traditional supplies and has shown to be a brilliant catalyst to economic growth in many parts of the world. South Africa now has the opportunity to take advantage of a new and alternative energy source to drive social and economic prosperity”

Keith has extensive experience in the oil and gas industry, having worked for over 30 years with oil giants Shell International and BHP Billiton, as well as a number of independent companies. He founded Satellite Energy in 2011. Keith was involved in BHP’s global gas group and initiated the LNG strategy for the company in the Pacific basin.

His technical expertise and management experience, together with his extensive commercial and industry knowledge of the gas and LNG markets, bring invaluable operational capability to DNG Energy’s project implementation.

Board of Directors

Lord Hain (Peter Hain)

Non-Executive Director

“To meet the rising energy demands of today and the future, clean gas must be part of the diverse energy mix of a country, including renewables. The economic growth aspirations of South Africa can only be realised with a secure energy industry, that is also environmentally responsible.”

Peter Hain is a campaigner, politician and author. He spent his childhood in South Africa, moving to the UK in 1966 when his anti-apartheid parents were forced into exile. He has been active in politics for over 50 years, and his childhood experience and parental influence were instrumental in his lifelong interest in, and commitment to, supporting a prosperous and vibrant Africa.

He was a Member of Parliament in Britain between 1991 and 2015, and a senior minister for 12 years, serving in the Cabinet under the leaderships of both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. He has held the positions of Secretary of State for Wales and Norther Ireland, Secretary of State for Works and pensions, and as Leader of the Commons. He was also Europe Minister, Foreign Minister and Energy Minister.

Mr. Aldworth Mbalati

Chief Executive Officer

“Gas must play an important role if South Africa is to meet its economic, political and social objectives of reducing poverty”

Aldworth Mbalati is CEO of DNG Energy, the company he founded in 2013. Aldworth’s interest in the Energy Industry stems from his belief that affordable energy is the strongest catalyst for sustainable growth, unlocking opportunity and supporting trade. He also knows that the decision on energy usage today will shape the quality of life for generations to come.

Aldworth spent the first four years of his career working in Real Estate, before taking the decision to co-invest in a coal investment company, where he focused on learning everything about the energy industry. From this time onwards he has been actively involved in promoting and supporting new energy sources.

In 2009 he founded African International Energy (AIE) plc, an independent power producer providing renewable energy to the African market. AIE was involved in generating electricity using natural gas, fuel cell technologies, underground coal gasification, coal to power, and renewable resources such as wind, solar and hydro-electric power.

Aldworth exited his investment in AIE upon its de-listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange to set up DNG Energy, with the goal of helping to advance South Africa’s economic growth and meet its environmental protection obligations, by providing a cleaner and cheaper fuel alternative.

Executive Team

Mr. Aldworth Mbalati

Chief Executive Officer

“Gas must play an important role if South Africa is to meet its economic, political and social objectives of reducing poverty”

Aldworth Mbalati is CEO of DNG Energy, the company he founded in 2013. Aldworth’s interest in the Energy Industry stems from his belief that affordable energy is the strongest catalyst for sustainable growth, unlocking opportunity and supporting trade. He also knows that the decision on energy usage today will shape the quality of life for generations to come.

Aldworth spent the first four years of his career working in Real Estate, before taking the decision to co-invest in a coal investment company, where he focused on learning everything about the energy industry. From this time onwards he has been actively involved in promoting and supporting new energy sources.

In 2009 he founded African International Energy (AIE) plc, an independent power producer providing renewable energy to the African market. AIE was involved in generating electricity using natural gas, fuel cell technologies, underground coal gasification, coal to power, and renewable resources such as wind, solar and hydro-electric power.

Aldworth exited his investment in AIE upon its de-listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange to set up DNG Energy, with the goal of helping to advance South Africa’s economic growth and meet its environmental protection obligations, by providing a cleaner and cheaper fuel alternative.

Mr. Terence Nkhwashu

Executive Director

“Industries the world over are continually transforming and being disrupted by new ways of working, new technologies and new demands and expectations from customers and employees. The adoption of gas as a viable energy alternative that is affordable and clean will require DNG Energy to work in partnership with a diverse stakeholder group.”

Terence is an Executive Director at DNG Energy. He has extensive experience in the area of Human Resources, including general management, leadership and management development, and transformation. His industry expertise spans the Mining, Motor Retail and Financial Services sectors having held senior management and leadership positions at the likes of Anglo Platinum, Barloworld Motor Franchise and ABSA.

Terence has consulted to many large organisations as well as many stakeholder groups operating outside the mainstream corporate environment. Specialising in strategic planning, Terence has helped many organisations to operationalise their strategy, and set key result measurables that will deliver on agreed objectives.

Mr. Fernando Careri

Managing Director

“Smart infrastructure investments are critical for ensuring energy availability and accessibility at the right time, the right price and the right place. The infrastructure becomes the means by which the benefits of an efficient, affordable and clean energy supply can improve the lives of everyone.”

Fernando is Managing Director at DNG Energy and has over 25 years executive experience in the Energy, Infrastructure and Environmental sectors. He has held chairman and directorship positions at a number of publicly listed companies and multinationals, and managed the largest rail infrastructure project in Victoria, Australia.

Fernando has extensive experience implementing a wide range of capital projects across both the public and private sectors.

Mr. Keith Edwards

Director: Project Development

“Gas as an energy source that is cheaper and cleaner than traditional supplies and has shown to be a brilliant catalyst to economic growth in many parts of the world. South Africa now has the opportunity to take advantage of a new and alternative energy source to drive social and economic prosperity”

Keith has extensive experience in the oil and gas industry, having worked for over 30 years with oil giants Shell International and BHP Billiton, as well as a number of independent companies. He founded Satellite Energy in 2011. Keith was involved in BHP’s global gas group and initiated the LNG strategy for the company in the Pacific basin.

His technical expertise and management experience, together with his extensive commercial and industry knowledge of the gas and LNG markets, bring invaluable operational capability to DNG Energy’s project implementation.