Lucy Heintz

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Partner, Head of Energy Infrastructure





Lucy is Head of Energy Infrastructure and Fund Head for Actis Energy Fund 5 (AE5). She has over 25 years of investment experience in growth markets, investing in and managing power businesses. As part of her role Lucy is responsible for coordinating ESG and impact related effects for the Energy Infrastructure Team, working closely with Actis’ specialist Sustainability Team.

Lucy currently serves as Chair for Actis’ Remuneration and Inclusion and Diversity Committees and Board Chair of Lekela and Aela Energia, two of Actis’ renewable energy platforms.

Prior to becoming Head of Energy Infrastructure in 2021 and Fund Head of AE5 in 2020, Lucy was responsible for the Energy Infrastructure Teams activities in Africa (2017 to 2020) and renewable energy generation globally (2012 to 2017). Her time at Actis also includes 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, Actis’ predecessor organisation, in 2001, Lucy worked at UBS Warburg (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.