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AIX Power & Renewables 2015

19-20 November 2015

Africa Investment Exchange: Power and Renewables

Enabling power project development in Africa

19-20 November 2015, RSA House, London

The fifth meeting in the Africa Investment Exchange series, AIX: Power & Renewables brought together a high-level audience from the private and public sectors to discuss the challenges facing investors, examine innovative structures emerging from deals along the electricity value chain and draw together recommendations for the future of the sector.

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The meeting was sponsored by Actis, DLA Piper, Globeleq, InfraCo Africa and FMO and supported by the Business Council for Africa, the Netherlands-African Business Council, Power Africa and US Chamber of Commerce.

The agenda was devised by CbI, the business intelligence company behind the respected African Energy consultancy and newsletter.

Held under the Chatham House Rule (by which participants can openly discuss issues but must not be quoted by name) AIX provides a framework for a frank and open discussion of the real issues affecting Africa’s industries, based on the conviction that financial, economic and social returns can be achieved from well-structured investments.

  • Sam Amadi, Chief Executive, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Nigeria
  • Fhedzi Modau, Energy Advisor for Special Projects, IPP Office, South Africa
  • Benon Mutambi, Chief Executive Officer, Electricity Regulatory Authority, Ugand
  • Faruk Yusuf Yabo, Assistant Director of Renewable Energy and Rural Power Access Department, Ministry of Power, Nigeria
  • Akinwole Omoboriowo II, Chief Executive Officer, Genesis Energy, Nigeria
  • Henry Aszklar, Chief Executive Officer, Globeleq, UK
  • Olusola Lawson, Regional Director, West Africa, AIIM, Nigeria
  • Andy Louw, Principal: Infrastructure Investments, Stanlib, South Africa
  • Karl Fickenscher, Deputy Coordinator, Power Africa, USA
  • Ragnar Gerig, Director Energy Africa, DEG, Germany
  • Adrian Mucalov, Director Energy, Actis, UK
  • Alex Katon, Executive Director, InfraCo Africa, UK
  • Bertrand Belben, Senior Business Developer, InfraCo Africa, UK
  • Joseph Tato, Partner, Global Co-Chair of Energy Sector, DLA Piper, USA
  • Georges Beukering, Senior Investment Officer, FMO, Netherlands
  • Ruhi Cosgun, Senior Investment Officer, FMO, Netherlands
  • James Adams, Partner, Alexa Capital
  • Youssef Arfaoui, Mitigation Coordinator, Green Climate Fund
  • James Addo, Director, Asensu Holdings
  • Dmitriy Antropov, Vice President, Partners Group, Switzerland
  • Gilles Parmentier, Chief Investment Officer, GreenWish Partners
  • Orli Arav, Chief Investment Officer, Impala Energy, UK
  • Cliff Aron, Principal, GreenMax Energy Ventures Africa, USA
  • Peter Ballinger, Managing Director, South Africa, OPIC
  • Andrew Barton, Country Risk Analysis Division, UK Export Finance
  • Sam Bickersteth, Chief Executive, Climate and Development Knowledge Network
  • Bob Chestnutt, Project Director, Aldwych International
  • Radhika Dil, Senior Private Sector Adviser, Department for International Development
  • David Donaldson, Head, IFC Infraventures, sub-Saharan Africa, IFC
  • Andrew Gaines, Managing Director, DeRisk
  • Johannes Gunnell, Partner, Maris Capital Advisors
  • Pankaj Gupta, Manager Guarantee Program, World Bank, US
  • Paul Kunert, Managing Director, Havergate Infrastructure
  • Jon Marks, Chairman, CbI, UK
  • Mike Mulcahy, Project Executive, Atlantis Special Economic Zone, South Africa
  • Farhan Nakhooda, Projects Director, Madhvani Group, Uganda
  • Anthonia Okoh, Project & Export Finance, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Jens Thomassen, Director, Denham Capital
  • Dario Traum, Policy Analyst – Europe, the Middle East & Africa, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • Pradeep Pursnani, Deputy Director – COO, Shell Foundation
  • Gregor Paterson-Jones, Managing Director, UK Green Investment Bank
  • Craig Sillars, Mining & Infrastructure, UK Trade & Investment
  • Peter Weston, Trustee, Renewable World
  • Herc van Wyk, Chief Executive Officer, Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Fund, South Africa
  • Sidney Yankson, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Capital Partners

Project developers
Aren Energy, Chevron, Cheniere Energy, Contour Global, GreenMax Energy Ventures Africa, Engie, GDF Suez Energy International, Genesis Energy, Globeleq, Impala Energy, InfraCo Africa, Madhvani Group, Magnum Gas & Power, Mitsubishi, Victoria Oil & Gas, Siemens, Total

Renewable energy
Active Renewables, Alliance for Rural Electrification, Atlantis Special Economic Zone, Beyt Energy, Green Energy Global, Highview Power Storage, Jinko Solar, Lekela Power, Mainstream Renewable Power, Sky Power Global, Solarcentury, Renewable World, Valdas and Company, Venturi Renewable Energy, Yingli Green Energy International

Finance and investors
Actis, AEM Partners, Africa Finance Corporation, African Infrastructure Investment Managers, Asensu Holdings, Denham Capital, Fieldstone Private Capital Group, Hg Capital, Pembani Remgro, Shell Foundation, Standard Chartered Bank, STANLIB, UK Green Investment Bank

Development finance
Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries BIO, DEG, EIB, FMO, IFC Infraventures, Norfund, OPIC, UK Department for International Development (DfID), UK Export Finance, UKTI, USAID, World Bank

Professional services
Asensu Holdings, Bracewell and Guiliani, CbI, DAI, DeRisk, DLA Piper, Havergate Infrastructure Partners, ILF Consulting Engineers, Mott MacDonald, Partners Group, Squire Patton Boggs

Government bodies
South African Government, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Uganda’s Electricity Regulatory Authority, Western Cape Government