Mini Grid Deal Maker Killed in Kenya Terror Attack

  • US citizen Jason Spindler, a highly qualified emerging market deal maker, was killed in a terrorist attack in Nairobi, Kenya this week.
  • Spindler’s was in Nairobi working on a mini-power grid project tailored for remote areas.

The renewable energy world in Africa is poorer.  Jason Spindler, who was the CEO of iDev, a tech investment firm based in San Francisco, was killed by militants linked to Al-Qaeda in a terrorist attack in Nairobi, Kenya this week. Spindler was one of 14 people killed in an attack on a luxury hotel complex in the Kenyan capital.

Spindler’s was in Nairobi working on a mini-power grid project tailored for remote areas according to iDev’s website. An emerging economy investment specialist, Spindler was also an Adjunct Professor at Middlebury College’s Graduate Program for International Studies where he taught on deal structure, terms and valuation negotiation.

He also had Juris Doctorate from New York University, with a specialization in Investment and Fund Structuring and also studied South Asian Economic Development Policy at the National University of Singapore’s International Law Program in conjunction with NYU Law. He received his B.B.A. in International Finance & his B.A. in International Development Economics from the University of Texas-Austin.  He would have turned 41 on Monday, Jan. 21.

Spindler was ironically also a survivor of the 9/11 terror attacks.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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