Kevin Minkoff graduated from the French National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) with a Masters in Physics. He joined the South African based renewable energy start-up InnoWind in 2009 to develop wind projects in the region. In 2011 the company was acquired by the French global renewables leader EDF Energies Nouvelles and subsequently won 4 projects (~140 MW) under the South African RE procurement programme. Kevin Minkoff was appointed construction project manager for the company’s first wind project on the continent (60 MW - ~USD 100 million investment) in 2013. He later started up the company’s asset management department, and currently heads its business development division.