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Paul Hinks

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Paul Hinks

Chairman and CEO, Symbion Power; Chairman, Invest Africa US
Paul Hinks

Paul Hinks is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Symbion Group, a US power investor that develops, finances, constructs and operates electrical power infrastructure in the developing world. In Africa, the Group has so far invested in 1,400 MW of generation capacity and constructed over 3,000 kms of transmission and distribution. Its latest venture ‘MyHydro' is a scalable, continent-wide, 24/7, affordable power solution for off-the-grid customers using next-gen technologies from the United States. Additionally, Paul is Chairman of Invest Africa US. Symbion was one of the largest US firms contracted by the US government in Iraq and it is now one of the largest US investors in the power sector in Sub-Saharan Africa. As the driving force behind The Symbion Group, Paul has spent his entire working life in the power industry. His career spans 40 years and during this period, he has worked in the United Kingdom, the United States, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Paul is an often sought-after expert based on his experiences as an investor in the power sector.