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Rachael Akosua Antwi

Rachael Akosua Antwi

Non-executive Director

Rachael is an environmental and sustainable finance expert and holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom (UK) and the School of Geography and the Environment. She also holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), and a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree with a specialization in Corporate Law from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

She has over 12 years of experience of which 10 years were spent in the financial sector in SA and sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) from Absa Capital (formerly Barclays Africa Group) and Standard Bank Investment Banking, where she assumed many roles. She also has experience in financial markets regulations and has worked in both London and Johannesburg.

She is currently a director at Nochua International where she advises clients in SA and the rest of Africa on environmental and sustainable finance as well as the UN SDG’s. Her work spans many sectors such as renewable energy, project finance, water, infrastructure, ESG, debt and equity. She is also an expert reviewer for the UNFCC Climate Change Reports and IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).

I am passionate about helping to address the impact of climate change and I believe that my diverse background, skills and experience can help guide the CER in their strategic initiatives.

Professor Tracy-Lynn Field

Professor Tracy-Lynn Field

Chairperson and Non-executive Director

Melissa Fourie

Melissa Fourie

Executive Director

Eugene Cairncross

Eugene Cairncross

Non-executive Director

Greg Daniels

Greg Daniels

Non-executive Director

Bonita Meyersfeld

Bonita Meyersfeld

Non-executive Director

Nompi Ndawo Vilakazi

Nompi Ndawo Vilakazi

Non-executive Director

Rachael Akosua Antwi

Rachael Akosua Antwi

Non-executive Director

Pontsho Pilane

Pontsho Pilane

Non-executive Director

Contact Us

  • Cape Town

    Second Floor, Springtime Studios, 1 Scott Road, Observatory, 7925 - View Map
  • Johannesburg

    First Floor, DJ du Plessis Building, West Campus, University of the Witwatersrand, Braamfontein, 2001 - View Map

Section 24of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

Report a Violation

0800 205 005

Contact the National Environmental Crimes & Incidents Hotline (24 hours) or one of the national and provincial hotlines.