Ian Fraser

Mr. Fraser is co-founder and Chairman of the AHP and Managing Director of RTS Africa Engineering. RTS is a South African based company that offers engineered solutions to a wide range of industries, incl. mining, chemicals and power generation. RTS has been the sales/service agent and representative for Nel Hydrogen Electrolysers in Sub-Saharan Africa since 1996.


An electrical and instrumentation engineer Mr Fraser has 60 years of experience in a wide variety of engineering & business activities.


Mr Fraser has a wide range of interests incl. science and flying. As a board member of the Aero Club of South Africa, he represented ZA for 10 years as a delegate to the FAI in Paris.

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Siggi Huegemann

Mr. Siegfried, commonly known as Siggi, Huegemann is the initiator, co-founder and Vice Chairman of the AHP as well as Director of Hypowa. Hypowa is UK based company specializing in the development of hydrogen fuel cell powertrains for lightweight transportation vehicles and one of the two Founding Members of the AHP.


Mr. Huegemann holds a Master of Commerce (Finance and Quantitative Analysis) degree from University of Otago in New Zealand and is a Lieutenant Colonel of the German army reserve.


He has more than 20 years of experience in banking technology and worked primarily on Fixed Income and Derivatives related projects for some of the largest Asset Management firms worldwide.

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Catherine Scholtz

Mrs. Catherine Scholtz is a co-founder as well as the Treasurer of the African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP) and a Director of RTS Africa Engineering.


RTS is a South African based company that offers Engineered Solutions to industries such as mining, power generation, petro-chemicals and chemicals. RTS has represented NEL Hydrogen in Sub-Saharan Africa since 1990.


Mrs. Scholtz has more than 20 years experience in financial and business management with a keen interest in philosophy, politics and energy economics.


Vincent Oldenbroek

Mr. Vincent Oldenbroek is the co-initiator and the first Secretary General of the AHP.


Mr. Oldenbroek graduated from TU Delft as a Mechanical Engineer (MSc.), specializing in energy technology. He worked as a project and sales engineer in the upstream oil & gas equipment manufacturing before returning to TU Delft. His PhD study researched integrated transport and energy systems based on renewable hydrogen (H2), specializing in microgrids with vehicle-to-grid and H2 fuel cell (FC) electric vehicles. While being one of the first seven FC electric car drivers in the Netherlands in 2015 and since 2018 living in Africa, he has a clear understanding of the large potential of green H2 and its applications in Africa and beyond.

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