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

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

Officials, utilities and regional bodies

Jectone Achieng’, Manager, Project Management – 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)

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

Cephas Galley, Director of Legal Services, Electricity Company of Ghana

Mershil Kivuyo, Manager Legal Affairs, Tanzania Geothermal Development Company

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

Thierno Seydou Niane, Director General, La Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, Senegal

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

Project developers

Kweku Awotwi, Principal, Africa Power Systems Management

Adel Baba-Aissa, Director, Renewable Energy Partner

Lars Buesching, Managing Partner, Solizer

Marcus Heal, Chief Executive Officer, Pan Africa Solar

Maarten Van Der Horst, Chief Business Development, ENGIE Africa

Oti Ikomi, Chief Executive Officer, Proton Energy

Paul Kunert, Chief Executive Officer, Joule Africa

Simbarashe Mhuriro, Managing Director, Oxygen Africa

Paolo de Michelis, Head of Renewables, Globeleq

Jasandra Nyker, Chief Executive Officer, BioTherm Energy

Akinwole Omoboriowo II, Chief Executive Officer, Genesis Energy Group

Finance and investors

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

Solomon Asamoah, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund

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

Gabriel Fal, Founder, CGF Bourse, Senegal

Ragnar Gerig, Director Energy Africa and Asia, DEG

Andrew M. Herscowitz, Co-ordinator, Power Africa

Andy Louw, Principal, Infrastructure Investments, STANLIB

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

Off-grid energy services

Thomas Duveau, Chief Strategy Officer, Mobisol

Eitan Hochster, Director of Business Development, Lumos Global

Koen Peters, Executive Director, Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA)

Nico Tyabji, Director of Strategic Partnerships, SunFunder

Nicholas Wrigley, Chief Executive Officer, Winch Energy

Professional services

Clifford Aron, Principal, GreenMax Capital Group

Ed Harkins, Managing Director, GKB Ventures

Jon Marks, Chairman, Cross-border Information

Timothy Moran, Partner, DLA Piper

Joseph Tato, Partner, DLA Piper

Jef Vincent, Senior Advisor, African Trade Insurance Agency