Kenny Okoye | Managing Director


Client Services
Renewable Energy

Geographical Coverage:

London | Boston

Notable Placements:
CEO, Wind Developer, USA
EVP of Commercial, Solar Developer, USA
CEO, IPP, Italy
Head of Technical Department, Utility, Russia
Engineering Director, Solar Developer, Germany
Country Manager, IPP, Chile
General Manager – Central America, IPP, Mexico
Head of Electrical Engineering, IPP, Hong Kong
Project Finance Manager, Bank, Indonesia
General Manager, Energy Company, UAE,
Managing Director, Energy Conglomerate, India,
Technical Director, Leading Developer, UK
Project Acquisition Director, Family Office, USA
Head of Technics, Developer, Italy
Sales Director, Module Manufacturer, USA

Kenny has been working in international recruitment since 2008 and specialises in Energy and Engineering search and selection. With a deep understanding of the disciplines and industries in which he recruits, Kenny prides himself on his excellence and speed of delivery. He believes in the need for efficient and quality recruitment solutions. Kenny has achieved notable success in partnering with many global organisations supporting their growth into new and emerging markets and has successfully led search and selection mandates in over 33 countries. Kenny founded Bavana Partners, to offer his clients a unique approach that would match the speed and hands-on nature of contingent recruitment, with the comprehensive, partner-led approach search and selection demands. Kenny previously worked as a Director at Taylor Hopkinson Associates, a renewable energy specialist. Kenny started his recruitment career at Selby Jennings – part of Phaidon International. During his time at Phaidon International, Kenny’s exceptional success rate ensured he progressed rapidly through the company, becoming a top performer within 2 years as well as achieving personal and managerial accolades in the group. In 2010, after 2 years in the company, he was set the challenge of launching LVI Associates – the fourth global brand of Phaidon, and in doing so become the youngest ever brand leader within the group. Kenny led LVI’s global renewable energy focused teams which covered the European, Asia-Pacific and the Americas regions.

“I place a strong emphasis on creating and developing lasting partnership that enable me to add value by identifying, assessing and on-boarding candidates that allow you to achieve your corporate objectives.”