Loyiso Jiya is currently a Principal Deal Originator for Energy, Environment and ICT in the Client Coverage Division at the DBSA. He has extensive experience in the Energy space, both from a Transaction Advisory perspective and also from Funding perspective, spanning 20 years and covering Sub-Saharan Africa. Project Finance and Corporate Finance are his main areas of technical expertise. He was previously employed by the IDC as Head of the PPP Unit, which focused on funding large Infrastructure Projects. He is also a former Senior Partner at Ernst & Young and his portfolio covered the African Continent from a Transaction Advisory perspective. Loyiso earned an MBA in Finance, cum laude from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA in 1994.