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Symbion is a national wholesaler of healthcare services and products with over 3500 retail pharmacy customers and 1000 hospital customers across Australia. Its beginnings can be traced back over 170 years, to when Francis Hardy Faulding opened his first phar... more.
Paul Hinks | Symbion Power | Energy Digital
Paul Hinks Chief Executive Officer Executive Bio Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Symbion Power, LLC, Paul Hinks is the driving force behind the company. He has spent his life in the power industry where he has been responsible for the construction of power plants, transmission lines and substations. His career spans 30 years and in that period, he has worked in the USA, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Since 2003 Paul has been at the forefront of US wartime contracting efforts. In 2010, Symbion Power was awarded two large U.S. government-funded contracts building distribution lines and substations throughout Tanzania. The following year, Mr. Hinks successfully negotiated Symbion's acquisition of a 120MW power plant in Dar es Salaam, thereby concluding Symbion's first power asset acquisition. The company now has a pivotal position as the leading firm of its type in Tanzania and is the United States' largest owner of power assets in Africa. Mr. Hinks continues to further the company's efforts in Tanzania and is at present focused on an expansion program of the Symbion Power Plant's capacity. He is actively working to build Symbion's operations in new markets in Africa including Kenya, Nigeria, Malawi, Ghana, and Rwanda. Prior to bringing Symbion to Africa, under Mr. Hinks' leadership during 2005-2008, Symbion won nine contracts across Iraq, erecting hundreds of kilometers of 400kV and 132kV transmission and distribution lines and completing twelve substations. In 2007, Mr. Hinks expanded Symbion's operations into Afghanistan where Symbion won a bid to build a 100MW power plant in Kabul. Born and raised in England, Mr. Hinks trained in Manchester as an engineering apprentice for the state power generation and transmission utility of the U.K., the Central Electricity Generating Board, with whom he obtained his college engineering qualifications in 1980. Paul is the Chairman of the Corporate Council on Africa. When he is not in Africa or the Middle East, Mr. Hinks splits his time between Symbion headquarters in Washington, D.C., and New York City, where he lives with his wife. Paul Hinks Chief Executive Officer Paul Hinks
Chief Executive Officer Paul Hinks Founder Paul Hinks is the driving force behind the company. He has spent his life in the power industry where he has been responsible for the operation and construction of large-scale power plants, transmission lines and substations. His career spans over 30 years and in that period, he has lived and worked in the USA, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Paul has extensive contracting experience. He created Symbion in response to the need for electrical infrastructure reconstruction during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Under Paul's leadership, the company commenced operations in Africa in 2010. Symbion has now moved into private sector investment and is one of the largest U.S. Independent Power Producers operating on the continent. Paul was appointed as the Chairman of the Corporate Council on Africa in 2012.
Paul Hinks (United States) Mr. Hinks is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Symbion Power. During his 30 year career, he has been responsible for the construction of power plants, transmission lines and substations in the U.S., Africa, Middle East and Asia. Mr. Hinks is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee and serves on the Board of Directors of the Corporate Council on Africa. Symbion Power CEO Paul Hinks and Pike Electric Chairman & CEO Eric Pike described how they won four MCC contracts, on technical grounds, to construct or expand power transmission and distribution lines for more than 200,000 first-time electricity users in Tanzania against Chinese, Indian and Japanese competitors.
CI VIEW: Heirs Holdings, Symbion and GE join forces for USD 2bn Nigerian power generations venture, Heirs Chairman | ACTIONABLE INTELLIGENCE REPORTS
Also in an interview with Capitol Intelligence, Symbion CEO Paul Hinks said Transcorp is currently preparing a feasibility study for the Nigerian energy regulator and expects financing and approval to be finished by the this summer.
[Symbion Power CEO Paul Hinks speaks with Capitol Intelligence using CI Glass at US Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting on Power Africa. March 26, 2013]
Power Africa: Market Reactions to the the Obama Initiative | Endeavor.com
The panelists are Paul Hinks, CEO of Symbion Power, Steve Howlett, managing director for government, finance and advocacy of General Electric, Kwame Parker, head of project finance at Standard Bank East Africa, Obinna Ufudo, CEO of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC, which is the project development company of Nigeria-based private equity fund Heirs Holdings, Justin DeAngelis, a director at Denham Capital, and Sean Long, CEO of Endeavor Energy Holdings.
MR. HINKS: Organizations from the west find it increasingly difficult to get business in Africa because Asian governments and companies have monopolized the business in recent years. MR. HINKS: Symbion is operating three projects in Tanzania currently. We also have one project in a partnership with Transcorp and one we are just taking over in Nigeria. Plus, we have done a lot of work with US government agencies, such as the Millennium Challenge Corporation, building power projects, distribution lines and substations. he big challenges are not in the will of the US government agencies but navigating the bureaucracy in many African countries where the inactivity can appear to be lack of interest, but it is just the old-style bureaucracy. If you recall when President Obama announced Power Africa in Tanzania, he said that Power Africa was also about speed. MR. HINKS: We have managed to get where we are in Africa so far with four power plants and some contracting work without any involvement by US government lending agencies.However, there is a big role for them when we get to the stage of long-term project developments. MR. HINKS: I would like to see more delegation of authority, especially on smaller transactions that are moving more quickly. t would help if they could empower others to do smaller things on their behalves and focus their limited resources on the major issues. MR. DEANGELIS: Paul Hinks really hit the nail on the head. MR. HINKS: We still struggle with this. MR. HINKS: I have been fortunate to have been involved with Power Africa since before there was a Power Africa team. MR. HINKS: You are absolutely right. MR. HINKS: I am very involved with an organization called the Milken Institute that represents probably the biggest group of financial investors. MR. HINKS: We have not been doing anything differently.