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Lucy Heintz

Partner, Head of Energy Infrastructure

Office: London

Team: Energy Infrastructure, Inclusion & Diversity Working Group

Lucy is Head of Energy Infrastructure and Fund Head for Actis Energy Fund 5 (AE5). She has over 25 years’ experience investing in and managing power businesses. Lucy has led or been involved in deals across South Africa, Kenya, Brazil, Senegal, Egypt, Mozambique, Chile, Ghana, India, Nigeria and Tanzania.

Lucy sits on our Energy Infrastructure Investment Committee and currently serves as Chair for Actis’ Inclusion and Diversity Committee, 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 Actis Energy 5 in 2020, Lucy was responsible for the Energy Infrastructure Teams activities in Africa (2017 to 2020) and renewable energy generation globally (2010 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.

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. She has four daughters and lives in the north of England.

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Lucy Heintz
I’m passionate about the work we do at Actis to embed Inclusion and Diversity. We recognise our impact can extend beyond the firm to our portfolio companies and as a member of our I&D working group, I’ve seen the positive effects of Actis-led initiatives in the businesses we own and operate, including our female apprenticeship and skills training programmes in the Americas and Africa.