2017 Panellists

Africa Investment Exchange – AIX: Power and Renewables
RSA House, London – 15 to 16 November 2017

In addition to our own in-house expertise, panellists included other analysts and recognised experts from a variety of specialised backgrounds.

Confirmed AIX: Power & Renewables 2017 panellists, to date:

Jectone Achieng’
Manager, Project Management, Geothermal Development Company, Kenya

Dafe Akpeneye
Commissioner, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission

Yesufu Longe Alonge
Head, Power Procurement and Power Contracts, Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET)

Ahmed Badr
Executive Director, Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)

Mohammed El-Khayat
Executive Chairman, New and Renewable Energy Authority, Egypt

Michael Franz
Team Leader, Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP)

Cephas Galley
Director of Legal Services, Electricity Company of Ghana

Jamil Gwamna
Chief Executive Officer, Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO)

Paul Hanrahan
Chief Executive Officer, Globeleq

Mershil Kivuyo
Manager Legal Affairs, Tanzania Geothermal Development Company

Jean Paul M’Batna
Director General, Agence pour le Développement des Énergies Renouvelables au Tchad

Steve Meyer
Chief Executive Officer at Corbetti Geothermal

Chimuka Nketani
Investments Manager, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Zambia

Oluniyi Robbin-Coker
Chairman, Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA)

Ziria Tibalwa Waako
Chief Executive Officer, Electricity Regulatory Authority, Uganda

Ali Zerouali
Co-operation and Partnerships Director, MASEN

Kweku Awotwi
Principal, Africa Power Systems Management

Adel Baba-Aissa
Director, Renewable Energy Partner

Lars Buesching
Managing Partner, Solizer

David Carroll
Business Development, Quantum Power

James Doree
Managing Director, Lion’s Head Capital

Marcus Heal
Chief Executive Officer, Pan Africa Solar

Ana Hajduka
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Africa GreenCo

Christopher Haw
Director, Aurora Power Solutions

Lucy Heintz
Partner: Energy, Actis

Maarten Van Der Horst
Chief Business Development, ENGIE Africa

Oti Ikomi
Chief Executive Officer, Proton Energy

Tim Jackson
Business Development Manager, InfraCo Africa

Alex Katon
Executive Director, InfraCo Africa

Paul Kunert
Chief Executive Officer, Joule Africa

Simbarashe Mhuriro
Managing Director, Oxygen Africa

Paolo de Michelis
Head of Renewables, Globeleq

James Mittell
Principal, Actis

Jasandra Nyker
Chief Executive Officer, BioTherm Energy

Oliver Andrews
Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)

Solomon Asamoah
Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund

Douglas Bennet
Chief Operating Officer, GuarantCo

Luciano Canale
Senior Hydropower Specialist, World Bank

David Donaldson
Head, IFC Infraventures, sub-Saharan Africa, IFC

Elvira Eurlings
Director Energy, ‎FMO

Ragnar Gerig
Director Energy Africa and Asia, DEG

Andrew M. Herscowitz
Co-ordinator, Power Africa

John Lentaigne
Chief Underwriting Officer, African Trade Insurance Agency

Andy Louw
Principal, Infrastructure Investments, STANLIB

Scott Mackin
Managing Partner and Co-President, Denham Capital

Yusuf Macun
Managing Partner at Cranmore Partners, and Head of Project Advisory at Apricum

Astrid Manroth
Director for Energy Transformative Partnerships, African Development Bank

Mike Peo
Head: Infrastructure, Energy & Telecommunication Nedbank

Romain Py
Executive Head: Transactions, African Infrastructure Investment Managers

Lynn Tabernacki
Deputy Vice President SME Finance & Head of Global Energy, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

David Webb
Vice President, A.P. Møller Capital

Alexander Brummeler
Head of Finance Innovation, Azuri Technologies

Eitan Hochster
Director of Business Development, Lumos Global

Laura Sundblad
Program Manager Access to Finance, Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA)

Nico Tyabji
Director of Strategic Partnerships, SunFunder

Nicholas Wrigley
Chief Executive Officer, Winch Energy

Clifford Aron
Principal, GreenMax Capital Group

Ed Harkins
Managing Director, GKB Ventures

Tinashe Makoni
Senior Consultant, Trinity International

James Mittell
Principal, Actis

Andrew Reicher
Independent Adviser and Investor

Andreas Spiess
Chief Executive Officer, Solarkiosk

Erwin Spolders
Chief Executive Officer, Redavia

Anton Eberhard
Professor, University of Cape Town

Glada Lahn
Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment & Resources, Chatham House


Tunde Morakinyo
Partner, Environmental Resources Management

Timothy Moran
Partner, DLA Piper

May Tan-Mullins
Professor, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Joseph Tato
Partner, DLA Piper

Jef Vincent
Senior Advisor, African Trade Insurance Agency

Jon Marks
Chairman, Cross-border Information