Ariya Capital Group (“Ariya”) is an experienced developer and investor in clean energy and infrastructure projects throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Ariya has a highly experienced management team, a unique and proprietary pipeline of well-structured, bankable, privately-financed, high-profile clean energy and infrastructure projects throughout sub-Saharan Africa and a clear vision to become a leading clean energy independent power producer on the continent delivering superior financial returns and maximising our positive social and environmental impact .

Ariya is headquartered out of Nairobi with offices in the UK, South Africa and Jersey. The company is focused on two mutually reinforcing sectors:
  • clean energy
  • ICT

Latest news

January 2016: Ariya Capital amongst four Kenyan Firms picked for Sh 1.3bn green energy fund

September 2015: Ariya Capital Group awarded funding under the Powering Agriculture initiative for their End-To-End Distributed Renewable Energy Solutions for Horticulture initiative

August 2015: Jenny Fletcher nominated for "Outstanding Woman in Power"  Award by EAPIC.

June 2015: Xaris/Ariya joint venture set to expedite clean energy delivery in sub-Saharan Africa.

Oct 2014: Herta von Stiegel is key note speaker at the Gauteng Leadership Conference and Awards Event hosted by Unashamedly Ethical.

April 2014: Herta von Stiegel panel member on the Panel for the at the Brown Advisory Conference in Washington, D.C.: Investing in Africa's Emerging Consumer Class.

Jan 2014: Jenny Fletcher named one of 60 most influential figures in East and West African Power.

Dec 2013: Herta von Steigel chairs the sessions ‘Sector Spotlights’ and ‘Hard Asset Spotlights’ at SuperReturns Africa 2013 on 4 December 2013.  Topics under Sector Spotlights include -  Financial Services, E-Commerce & Africa’s Digital Economy, Mezzanine. Topics included in Hard Asset Spotlights include – Agribusiness, Real Estate and renewable Energy.

Dec 2013: Herta von Stiegel presents – ‘How Compelling & Predictable Are The Returns in Solar, Wind, Hydro & Other Renewable Energy Investments In Africa? What Role Does The Government Play In The Various Jurisdictions & How Can Associated Risks Best Be Mitigated?’ at SuperReturns Africa 2013.

April 2012: Ariya Capital and Element Power Solar sign partnership to develop renewable energy projects in Africa.

20th May 2011: SoutShouthNews interview with Herta von Stiegel

January 2011: Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE)

30th November 2010: Herta von Stiegel is on a private equity renewable energy panel at the SuperReturn Africa conference.

11th November 2010: Herta von Stiegel is a Keynote speaker at the TBLI conference.

5th August 2010: Herta von Stiegel is interviewed by Fox News.


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