Jan 10, 2020
Leading solar developer, Safari Energy, today announced David Heyman as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective December 1, 2019. Heyman assumed the role of CEO after having served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer since 2017.
During his time as CFO, Heyman oversaw the company’s growth, and was instrumental in the company’s acquisition by PPL Corporation in June 2018. Heyman takes over from Vijay Singh, who will remain in his capacity as president of PPL Renewables, LLC.
“David has been a prudent steward of Safari Energy through the integration with PPL Corporation and has been a reliable leader with a strong vision for where the company is headed. I’m looking forward to working with David to reach new heights for Safari Energy as we expand our focus on distributed energy resources,” said Singh.
Prior to joining Safari Energy, Heyman was Chief Financial Officer at a leading real estate services firm and has held senior finance roles at Citigroup and Ernst & Young. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University, in addition to a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Virginia, and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Rutgers University.
Heyman will be succeeded in the CFO role by Andrew Blevin, who has been with Safari Energy since 2014, serving as Senior Vice President, Project Finance. Blevin brings more than 30 years of energy project finance experience, including 17 years as an investment banker at Macquarie Bank and multiple C-level roles in energy and renewable infrastructure finance.
Patrick Goff, the company’s Chief Risk Officer, will also take on the role of Senior Vice President, Project Finance, replacing Blevin. Goff joined the company in 2019 having previously worked with GE Energy Financial Services for over 16 years.
Blevin and Goff’s roles are effective January 1, 2020.