Our Team

Headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa and Netherlands with partners serving Africa, Waste2Energy Global a highly experienced renewable energy team focused on providing affordable and sustainable solutions in Africa.
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Leo van Gastel

Chairman based in Netherlands

Trustee of MALLCAT TRUST; Chairman owner of Mall INVEST SA; As qualified electronics and electrical engineer, he progressed his career through international and executive positions in telecom and ITC for global corporates as Philips and Siemens. As CEO, he commissioned change management in leading companies; prior to initiating and founding Aeolus as renewable energy group in 2004 . Renewal Energy projects were initiated and developed in a large number of Countries.

  • Director in Waste2Energy Global (www.waste2energyglobal.com) a renewable and waste to energy project development company.
  • Director/co-owner of Mall INVEST SA.
Mall Invest SA was initiated in 2015 as the finance and investment vehicle for IMEON and Bluestone as the project holdings. Focus is on Finance for Project Investments; and innovative energy generation and storage.
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Colin Cloete

Managing Director based in Cape Town

  • Director in Bluestone Service Group (www.bluestoneservicegroup.com) best practice consulting, specialised funding and large project development company.
  • Director/Co-owner of Mall INVEST Mauritius
Experienced executive officer with 20 plus years senior management experience in an Operational, Sales & Service Delivery roles, with new business startup experience in implement key business processes based on APQC Business Processes.

With years of experience in structured corporates XEROX and IBM and a trained Project, Sales, Service & General Manager, Colin moved into the renewable energy space in 2012.

Previously, Managing Director of Quintica Middle East from 2005 – 2011 and was based in the Middle East for 9 years with specific responsibility for the increasingly important domain of implement good governance using international standards and frameworks in high profile customers throughout the Middle East. A few of the major customers were TATWEER (Dubai) previous holding company for Dubailand http://www.tatweer.ae (www.dubailand.ae), TDIC (Abu Dhabi www.tdic.ae) whose focus were tourism, hospitality and property development and Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management (www.yasmarinacircuit.com). His role in defining how Service Management (ISO20000), Quality Management (EFQM) and APQC Business Process Framework interrelate and compliment each other has shown major interest in all camps.

After years with Anglo America, IBM and Rank Xerox in South Africa, Colin created the Service Management Service Group in early 2000’s in South Africa and Dubai, UAE and transitioning it into QUINTICA Middle East in 2005 and during his tenure with QUINTICA’s, he was instrumental in setting and expanding Quintica Group with entities in UK, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana & UAE (Group HQ) as an operational Group Director.
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Frank Walsh

Marketing & Sales Director based in Cape Town

Joined Waste2Energy in 2014 in the recycling and waste to Fuel business.
Worked in the Filtration business servicing clients in the transport and mining sector, sales representative.
Worked in the contract magazine publishing industry in all facets. Sales, Production and Publishing.
Ran my own publishing businesses for 10 years, had some huge success as well as some failure. Learnt how to effectively manage and run a business.
Old Mutual in the Financial Services sector. I am accredited for risk and investment advice.
Work in the business assurance and retirement sector of the industry.
Managed large sales teams across the publishing advertising sales as well as the financial advice sectors.
Managed small to medium sized publishing businesses, Atomic Media, Kalane Walsh Media and Tau Media
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Anthony Walter

Legal & SCM Director based in Cape Town

Anthony is an admitted South African attorney with 20 years post qualification experience in various corporate roles with large South African corporates.
Previous corporate legal advisor for Virgin Active.
Previous Head of Procurement for Virgin Active
Previous Commercial Manager for Clicks Group.
Anthony has worked as a supply chain expert since 2004 in both the service and retail industries.
Strives to build and develop supply chain strategy based on excellence in delivery as well as relationships with excellent third party providers.
General business skills and a passion for developing and building successful businesses.
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Anton Fanton

Director Delivery/Project Office based in Cape Town

Joined Waste2Energy Global in October 2018.
Senior Project Manager at Sablecape Developments with residential construction projects in Lephalale, George, Newcastle and Hermanus.
Project Manager at S2 Asset Management with a residential construction in Mahikeng
Operations Manager for T-Systems South Africa
Project Manager and Infrastructure Architect for MTN Irancell
IT Operations Manager for Quintica Middle East and Tatweer Dubai
Senior Manager IT Operations for MTN South Africa
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Daxi Diekmann

Director Owner of 88 Tech Pty Ltd based in Cape Town

Daxi is a technician by trade, having worked in a variety of technical industries.
In the earlier years some exposure to IT, the old 8 and 16 bit Perkin Elmer machines running on machine language.
Then followed a long stunt of 25 years in the heavy industry, diamonds, steel and cement.
Daxi worked hands-on in these plants, gaining valuable plant experience.
This included to some extent plant design and associated C&I (Control & Instrumentation)
The maintenance thereof formed a critical part, which consisted of fault finding in the field and software, hardware and PLC programming.
Daxi did plant upgrades in conjunction with other disciplines, assisting project teams like Bateman.

Pyrolysis Plant converting Plastics to Pyrolysis Fuel (500ppm type diesel)

With all this valuable technical knowledge and experience and with limited information in this immature technology, Daxi then set out to design his own pyrolysis plant and after a few years of trial and error, he built a working model, a mobile pyrolysis plants producing 3000 liters per day of pyrolysis 500ppm type diesel at a yield of 80% built on a container size frame with external cooling for distillation.

Daxi NEW 4000 liters per day plant will incorporate the cooling for distillation and energy generation in the container sized model.

Bigger and better plants are now being planned and built and built to specification.
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Mike vd Walt

Project Manager based in Cape Town