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.



Dr Innocent Uwuijaren

Dr Uwuijaren is the Secretary General of the AHP and co-founder of Cheranna Energy, a UK based company, headquartered in Aberdeen and specialises in technology for developing green energy. Cheranna Energy works with Ecosystem partners (industry, academics), to develop technology for harnessing cheaper green hydrogen at the source and transporting/distributing it to end-users.

He is a European Chartered Engineer (CEng, Eur Ing), holds a MSc and Engineering doctorate degree from the University of Aberdeen, UK. Dr Uwuijaren is an active member of European professional bodies such as FEANI, IMechE, SUT.


Dr Uwuijaren has over 22 years working experience in the energy sector as an engineer incl. top management position as Director of Technology. In 2011 he also co-founded Global Energy Experts UK.



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 a 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.



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.