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Chief Executive Officer

Symbion Power LLC

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Symbion Power LLC

1919 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 775

Washington Dc, District of Columbia 20006

United States

Company Description

Symbion is an international power developer that takes a unique approach to delivering electrical infrastructure projects. With a deep commitment to empowering local communities we bring together the knowledge and operational know-how to succeed in the wo ... more

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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.
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"Symbion Power and many other companies from the United States are ready to invest in Africa," says Symbion Power CEO Paul Hinks. "These firms are ethical," Paul adds, "they have integrity and they need partners in both the public and private sectors. The US government wants to support both the US and the African private sector as this is the route to development on the continent. President Obama's strategy for Sub Saharan Africa was set out in June 2012 and I am sure that everyone will soon see that he is committed to it."

Symbion Power, a platinum sponsor at the upcoming African Utility Week, taking place from 14-15 May in Cape Town, recently acquired the South African power network contractor EJP, which Paul Hinks says was a vote of confidence in Africa: "we wanted a foothold in South Africa and we wanted to strengthen the management of our organization on the Africa continent. EJ Power has good, experienced management who live in Africa. We can't manage day to day business with a whole day of time difference and between 9,000 and 13,000 kms of distance, depending which of our current operations you measure it against."
Other interests in Africa The company already has a good track record in Tanzania says Paul Hinks: "Tanzania is the first country in Africa that we have worked in. Until then we were heavily focused on Iraq and Afghanistan so it has been a pleasure to return to Africa. We now own three power plants in Tanzania generating 217 Megawatts and we have recently signed an agreement with the utility there, TANESCO, to jointly develop a 400MW power plant and a 650km transmission line in the south at Mtwara. This plant will have the potential to provide natural gas fired power to neighboring countries such as Mozambique and Malawi and eventually it can feed the Southern African Power Pool."
Symbion is also about to enter the Nigerian market since Transcorp Consortium which it is part of, recently won the bid for the acquisition of the 972 mega watts capacity Ughelli Power Plant - one of six power generation companies in that country being privatised.
Paul Hinks describes Nigeria as the most vibrant market in the energy sector in Africa. He adds: "it's so very, very different than the Nigeria we used to hear about decades ago. I tell everyone who is skeptical to just go there and see what's happening and not rely on old information, or the words of people who haven't been in recent years. We will soon open a new office in Lagos that will become the headquarters of our African independent power business. South Africa will be the headquarters for our construction and engineering business but we intend to pursue IPP opportunities in South Africa too."
Symbiotic partnerships with local companies According to Paul Hinks a big part of Symbion's success in the power industry has been creating "symbiotic partnerships with local companies. Not being greedy and trusting and sharing with our local partners. Symbion's men and women are committed and they are courageous. They are not intimidated by adverse news reports about security issues and we make our own judgments about the risks we will take. Eight years of Iraq and Afghanistan built a very strong team who look out for each other."
Paul Hinks is also part of the CEO Forum during African Utility Week where he will facilitate the discussions around the financing of power projects.


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Developing Africa: Invest Africa Appoints Paul Hinks as Chairman for the United States

Developing Africa: Invest Africa Appoints Paul Hinks as Chairman for the United States Whoot Africa | June 13, 2016
LONDON, United Kingdom ­­- 9 May 2016 - Invest Africa, in a move that is set to reinforce its global expansion efforts, today announced the appointment of Paul Hinks, CEO of Symbion Power, as Chairman of Invest Africa in the United States. Mr. Hinks will spearhead the expansion of the network's mission to become the [...]


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Developing Africa: Invest Africa Appoints Paul Hinks as Chairman for the United States

Developing Africa: Invest Africa Appoints Paul Hinks as Chairman for the United States Whoot Africa | June 13, 2016
LONDON, United Kingdom ­­- 9 May 2016 - Invest Africa, in a move that is set to reinforce its global expansion efforts, today announced the appointment of Paul Hinks, CEO of Symbion Power, as Chairman of Invest Africa in the United States. Mr. Hinks will spearhead the expansion of the network's mission to become the [...]


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Developing Africa: Invest Africa Appoints Paul Hinks as Chairman for the United States

Developing Africa: Invest Africa Appoints Paul Hinks as Chairman for the United States Whoot Africa | June 13, 2016
LONDON, United Kingdom ­­- 9 May 2016 - Invest Africa, in a move that is set to reinforce its global expansion efforts, today announced the appointment of Paul Hinks, CEO of Symbion Power, as Chairman of Invest Africa in the United States. Mr. Hinks will spearhead the expansion of the network's mission to become the [...]

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