AIX panellists

High-level constituency of corporate and official speakers

Reason Abajuo

Reason assists African governments with negotiating projects in the African Development Bank- based ALSF’s power project portfolio (26 projects, with over 4GW total capacity). He also organises capacity building workshops for African governments on negotiating IPP projects. Prior to joining ... Read More

Olumuyiwa Abiodun

Muyiwa is a seasoned mechanical and electrical project manager with experience working on commercial, industrial, and residential projects. Between 2008 and 2015, while running several start-up companies that he went on to sell (Zories Solutions, Tranzit), he served as a ... Read More

Isabel Abreu

Isabel’s experience in renewable energies started at APREN, the Portuguese Renewable Energy Association, where she was director of the technical department. She later worked as policy adviser at the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC). Taking advantage of her national and ... Read More

Jectone Achieng’

Jectone’s working experience spans over 15 years, of which, seven years have been at senior management positions in the energy sector with a focus on engagement of Independent Power Producers, strategic management, project procurement, project management, structuring of IPP transactions ... Read More

'Gbite Adeniji

‘Gbite is a specialist energy and natural resources lawyer with expertise in policy, regulatory and commercial issues in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors. He has advised the Government of Nigeria on several sector reform initiatives in the energy, ... Read More

Ezekiel Adesina

Ezekiel is a Senior Business and Strategy Analyst at Nigeria LNG. A chemical engineer by profession, he is the current Executive Secretary of Africa Energy Study Group (AESG), a think tank, inaugurated in Hamburg, for the advancement of energy solutions ... Read More

Ademola Adesina

Ademola is the founder of Rensource, a distributed energy company. He has lived and worked in Africa, the US, and Europe and has spent much of his career working with entrepreneurial management teams in challenging operating environments, focused on building ... Read More

Wisdom Ahiataku-Togobo

Wisdom started his carrier in the renewable energy sector in 1989 and has over the years developed his skills and capacity in the development and implementation of various renewable energy programmes for rural energy access. He was instrumental in the ... Read More

Sam Aiboni

Sam specialises in advising major corporations on corporate finance, capital markets, energy and natural resources, mergers and acquisitions and project finance. He has in-depth knowledge of legal and contracting requirements in major projects and is a trained negotiator and mediator. ... Read More

Jimi Akindele

Jimi provides consultancy and transaction advisory services on policy, legal, regulatory and financial matters to clients in East and Southern Africa. Current and former clients include Kenya’s Geothermal Development Company, the Tanzania Geothermal Development Company, UK’s DFID, World Bank and ... Read More

Dafe Akpeneye

Dafe is a Commissioner (legal, licensing and enforcement) of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), the regulator of the electricity supply industry in Nigeria. In this role, he is primarily responsible for issuing licences to all participants in the Nigerian ... Read More

Yesufu Longe Alonge

Longe has more than 18 years’ experience in public and private sector power business. He joined Black Rhino Group in February 2018, having previously been head of contract management administration, power procurement, risk and guarantees at the Nigerian Bulk Electricity ... Read More

Jonathan Amoako-Baah

Jonathan was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2017, having previously been Director of Technical Services of the Volta River Authority (VRA), where he also had oversight responsibility as General Manager of the VRA Schools. Jonathan worked for several years at ... Read More

Oscar Amonoo-Neizer

Oscar is a panellist at the AIX Gas meeting at RSA House on 29-30 April 2020.

Thomas Amram

Thomas is a Chartered Engineer with expertise in the analysis of generation, transmission and distribution projects, access expansion studies, tariff and system planning studies, economic and financial analysis, power market design and regulation studies for utilities, governments, private companies and ... Read More

Ryan Anderson

Ryan has more than 15 years of experience working within power and renewables in Africa. He specialises in renewable energy PPPs and the procurement of renewable energy projects in emerging and low-income countries. His team currently manages the implementation consultancy ... Read More

Oliver Andrews

Oliver’s oversight functions at AFC include end-to-end origination and execution of transactions. An entrepreneurial engineer and transport economist with an extensive background in engineering, transport and project finance, Oliver has over 30 years of experience as an infrastructure project developer, ... Read More

Lazarus Angbazo

Lazarus is responsible for developing and growing GE’s businesses in Nigeria and is also President & CEO of GE Energy Connections Africa, GE’s transmission and distribution businesses. Lazarus joined GE in 2004 and held several leadership positions within the GE ... Read More

Chris Antonopoulos

Chris has extensive experience in developing power and infrastructure projects in Africa, having overseen initiatives valued at more than $4bn, combined. He has been CEO of Lekela since March 2015. Before joining Lekela, Chris spent eight years as Group Vice ... Read More

Tas Anvaripour

Tas has more than 25 years of experience, with a proven track-record in sourcing, structuring, negotiating and closing multi-million-dollar infrastructure transactions in emerging markets, with a focus on Africa and Asia. She previously served as the first CEO of Africa50, ... Read More

Ladé Araba

Ladé is a senior development finance professional with over 16 years of experience. In addition to her work with Convergence, she co-chairs the advisory board of EED Advisory. She previously served as technical adviser to the minister of finance of ... Read More

Orli Arav

Orli is an impact investing and development finance specialist with over 20 years of experience.  Orli’s specific areas of leadership have included development finance; project and structured finance within funds, financial institutions, and advisory firms; and impact investing (with a ... Read More

Clifford Aron

Cliff is an energy policy and investment professional with 38 years of experience advising on energy efficiency and renewable energy policy and regulation, scoping out energy project development opportunities, and co-ordinating investments for a wide variety of private investors and ... Read More

Maria de Fatima Arthur

Fatima Arthur serves on EDM’s board as Executive Director for People and Corporate Services. Prior to her current positon, she was from 2012 to 2016 Director for Corporate Performance Management with responsibility for information flows and processing, statistical reporting, corporate ... Read More

Giuseppe Artizzu

Giuseppe joined EPS in late 2014, with the mission to drive EPS’ (now ENGIE EPS) strategy in the global energy markets. Prior to ENGIE EPS, Giuseppe founded and led Cautha, a Milan-based project development and advisory company active in the ... Read More

Solomon Asamoah

Solomon is an investment professional with over 25 years of experience originating and executing transactions in both developed and developing markets. He has personally led over $4bn in transactions across the African continent. In April 2017, he was appointed the ... Read More

Lisa Ashford

Lisa is Director of Lendahand Ethex – Energise Africa, a UK impact investment platform backed by UKAid and Virgin Unite to accelerate energy access in Sub-Saharan Africa. It enables everyday people to invest into solar businesses expanding their PAYG operations ... Read More

Tonbofa Ashimi

Tonbofa received an LLB from the University of Lagos and has a Masters of Law from Harvard Law School where she was involved in clinical work involving the energy and international finance sectors. She also studied economic analysis of policy ... Read More

Dikko Atanu

Dikko leads the growth strategy of Neoleum Energy, an E&P and midstream infrastructure development company focused on monetising stranded and flared gas in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dikko was most recently Head of Gas and Business Development at Afren, a UK listed E&P company, ... Read More

Hoda Atia Moustafa

Hoda is responsible for enhancing MIGA’s support for the private investors in Africa and strengthening key partnerships. She was previously senior counsel in the legal and claims group at MIGA, where she worked closely with underwriters to structure political risk ... Read More

Soji Awogbade

Soji is head of the Energy & Natural Resources practice group at Aelex. He specialises in energy transactions and advisory work and mainly advises clients on oil and gas, environmental, power and infrastructure, project finance, and company law. Over 40 ... Read More

Kweku Awotwi

Kweku is a Principal of Africa Power Systems Management, a company that provides bespoke management, operational, and technical inputs to optimise the performance of African utility assets. He is a past Chief Executive of Ghana’s Volta River Authority, Ghana’s state ... Read More

NJ Ayuk

NJ Ayuk is a panellist at the AIX Gas meeting at RSA House, 11-12 April 2018.

Chinua​ Azubike

Chinua has garnered over 15 years’ experience in corporate and structured finance and debt capital market roles. He has a strong and practical knowledge of domestic debt capital markets, with a firm interest in market development, and has acted as ... Read More

Adel Baba-Aissa

Adel is currently involved in the development of large-scale solar PV plants in Algeria, Tunisia, Ghana, Nigeria and Zambia. Renewable Energy Partner equally focuses on bespoke power solutions for commercial and industrial customers in North and West Africa and off-grid ... Read More

Frédéric Baralon

Frédéric is a panellist at the sixth Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting at RSA House, 13-14 November 2019.

Monya  Bassingthwaighte

Monya is a Senior Investment Officer in the energy debt team at responsAbility Investments, an asset manager focused on investments in emerging markets. The energy debt funds managed by responsAbility directly finance Renewable Energy (Project Finance and Commercial and Industrial) ... Read More

Jason Bauer

Jason is a Director in the finance, investment and trade team, which seeks to catalyse private investment through strengthening the environment for private enterprise.  Prior to this role, he established the private sector initiatives team which was charged with creating ... Read More

Christopher Beale

Christopher is responsible for all commercial activities related to WAPCo, including sourcing of gas supply and transportation agreement negotiations. Christopher has 25 years of experience in the energy and chemicals industry, mostly with Chevron Corporation, in various roles in the ... Read More

Emmanuel Beau

Emmanuel is known by his colleagues as an ‘Energy Access walking Wikipedia’, and a zealous evangelist for African markets, the environment and social change. While studying, he set up a social solar business in rural Senegal, carried out business intelligence ... Read More

Bertrand Belben

Bertrand leads InfraCo Africa’s co-development practice, bringing a deep knowledge of renewables development to the team as well as overseeing InfraCo Africa’s increased involvement in water initiatives. Bertrand joined InfraCo Africa from Solar Century, where he was an International Business ... Read More

Benon Bena

Benon is responsible for off-grid renewable energy development at the Rural Electrification Agency Uganda, a semi-autonomous government agency responsible for facilitating access to electricity in rural areas. He has over 20 years of experience working on energy policy development, rural ... Read More

Douglas Bennet

Douglas has been involved with GuarantCo since 2007. He started his career as a lawyer and has been advising, structuring, financing and arranging transactions, mainly in emerging and frontier markets, for almost 20 years. GuarantCo provides contingent solutions to help ... Read More

Hillary Berger

Hillary and her legal team are responsible for advising on the legal aspects of ENGIE’s businesses in Africa.  Recent successes include achieving financial close of the 250MW Gulf of Suez wind farm in Egypt (MENA Wind Deal of the Year ... Read More

Jay Bhattacherjee

Jay Bhattacherjee is a Reservoir Engineer with 18 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. In the earlier part of his career he worked for Pengrowth, Apache, and the Bank of Nova Scotia. Subsequently he was VP Operations ... Read More

Paul Biggs

Paul has been involved in sub-Saharan African infrastructure work for over 25 years and has extensive experience on a diverse range of projects within the energy, power, electricity, ports, airports and general infrastructure sectors. He has recently been engaged on ... Read More

Gregor Binkert

Gregor is a panellist at the AIX Gas meeting in London on 29-30 April 2020.

Charlie Blair

Charlie has worked in disruptive energy technology innovation or 15 years, for large power companies and with start-up technologies.   Edinburgh-based energy storage technology developer Gravitricity’s unique underground technology has very fast response, low levelised cost of storage and an exceptionally ... Read More

Timo Bollerhey

Having spent most of his professional and personal career focusing on emerging markets and Africa, Timo recently joined the energy complex of the AfDB to foster collaboration and co-financing with strategic private and public-sector partners. Before joining AfDB, he served ... Read More

Nicolas Bonnefoy

Nicolas is an oil, gas and mining consultant and lawyer, who has provided strategic advisory and M&A legal and tax services in Africa over the past 20 years. He is the managing director of Africa Oil & Gas, a consulting ... Read More

Mathilde Bord Laurans

Mathilde has 15 years’ experience in development finance in the energy industry. She joined AFD in 2005 where she managed power projects with state owned utilities notably in Africa. In 2015 she joined AFD private subsidiary, Proparco. She now heads ... Read More

Tarik Bourquouquou

Tarik is a panellist at the fifth Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting at RSA House, 14-15 November 2018.

Harry Boyd-Carpenter

Harry leads a team of over 35 professionals promoting EBRD’s transition mandate in the electricity generation, renewable energy, transmission and distribution sectors. He has more than 20 years’ experience in financing and investing in emerging markets and transition economies with ... Read More

Steve Brann

Since joining Vitol in 2007, Steve has served as a member of the company’s global investment team and more recently the global origination team, with a focus on gas and power solutions across MENA and the Asian subcontinent. He was ... Read More

Roger Brown

Roger is a panellist at the AIX Gas meeting in London on 29-30 April 2020.

Ian Brown-Peterside

Ian has over 20 years’ commercial, transactional and management experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Seven Energy, he worked for BG Group, holding various positions including Vice President Legal for BG Kazakhstan, Legal Director of Karachaganak ... Read More

Gabriele Buccini

Gabriele is a panellist at AIX: Grid & Storage on 30 April.

Lars Buesching

Lars is Founder and Managing Partner at Solizer, a development specialist for utility-scale solar projects in the MENA region. He was previously Senior Vice President at Scatec Solar, where he took global and regional responsibilities for EPC and project development ... Read More

Luka Buljan

Luka is the Managing Director for Africa and member of the investment committee of the Africa Renewable Energy Fund (AREF). He is an experienced energy industry executive with a strong focus on emerging markets, particularly sub-Saharan Africa, and has a ... Read More

Tom Cairnes

Tom has been living and working in West Africa since 2004. Over the past years, he has assessed opportunities and executed investments in a range of sectors, including financial services, agriculture and energy. Tom previously worked for Lansdowne Partners, a ... Read More

Daniel Calderon

Prior to Alcazar Energy, Daniel worked at Masdar as the Head of Origination and Investment Management, where he played a leading role in deploying $7bn in wind and solar projects.  He also worked at General Electric for 10 years in ... Read More

Florian Cammas

Florian has a technical and financial background in the renewable energy sector and a strong expertise in financial modelling and in the economic assessment of PV, hydro and biomass projects. He has advised public and private players and developed a ... Read More

Luciano Canale

Luciano has more than 15 years of experience in the design and implementation of hydroelectric schemes and hydraulic structures. He is currently involved in a number of dam and hydropower projects supported by the World Bank in the Africa, particularly ... Read More

David Carroll

David runs and is responsible for all Quantum Power’s business and project development activities operations in East Africa. For the last eight years he has been based in Nairobi and has built up extensive experience in the development, contracting, financing ... Read More

Sam Chasia

Samuel has over 18 years of investment banking and investment management experience and is an expert in the debt capital markets, project finance, asset backed securitisation, credit investing, structuring and fundamental investment analysis. Samuel has extensive experience in both the ... Read More

Godfrey Chibulunje

Godfrey is a panellist at the AIX: Power and Renewables meeting in London, 13-14 November 2019.

Benjamin Chilenge

Benjamim has a degree in Business Administration from Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM). He joined the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy (MIREME) in 1983. While at MIREM, he held various positions, including Head of the Labor Organization and Wages Section (OTS); Head of the Department ... Read More

Ilana Cohen

Ilana is a panellist in the Energy as a consumer service panel at our Africa Investment Exchange: Nairobi meeting, which will be held on 3-4 October 2018.

Nii Darko Asante

A chemical engineer with over 20 years’ experience in energy management and optimisation, Nii is responsible at the Ghana Energy Commission for the development of standards, codes and regulations in the electricity and natural gas sectors.  He was previously also ... Read More

Mariana Daykova

Mariana manages the data strategy and work that drives GOGLA’s partnerships and market support programmes, bringing in a broad understanding and skill set in the off-grid solar sector. Prior to joining GOGLA at the end of 2018, Mariana worked as ... Read More

Ignacio de Calonje

Ignacio is based in London, where he leads a team responsible for managing some of IFC’s key European-based clients.  Prior to his current posting, Ignacio was based with IFC in Istanbul, Cairo and Washington DC. During his 15 years at ... Read More

Isabelle de Cointet

Based in London, Isabelle works in the fundraising team and also participates in designing fund structures and in fund planning. She previously worked for four years at JP Morgan in London as an associate in the high yield credit research ... Read More

Gabriel de Lastours

Gabriel is responsible for developing the EBRD’s power and renewables portfolio in the southern and eastern Mediterranean region (SEMED). This includes structuring debt and equity investments as well as leading policy dialogue initiatives with governments in the region. Gabriel has ... Read More

Paolo de Michelis

Paolo has over 20 years’ experience in renewable energy, project finance, private equity and emerging markets. He has worked with Globeleq since 2010 and currently heads the company’s renewable energies business in Africa. During his career Paolo has led the ... Read More

Tobias Dekkers

Tobias is the Head of Capital Raising for PowerGen Renewable Energy, based in Nairobi. His most recent deals were with Cross Boundary Energy Access – long-term project finance for mini-grids – and InfraCo – $6.9m equity investment in Sierra Leone. ... Read More

Joyce DeMucci

Joyce is the Team Leader of the DFID/AFD Green Mini-Grid Facility Kenya.  As a consultant for Innovation Energie Developpement, she leads the managing entity’s day-to-day operations of the programme including development of terms of reference, managing technical assistance programmes, development ... Read More

Audrey Desiderato

Audrey is Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer of SunFunder, a leading specialized debt provider for solar companies and projects in Africa. The company’s investments have provided over 6 million people with access to energy. Audrey is based in Nairobi, where ... Read More

Khilna Dodhia

Khilna has 13 years of solid experience in the development of 2GW of utility scale renewable energy power plants across Europe and Africa. She has led the company to raise $2m of early stage financing through a strong network of ... Read More

David Donaldson

David has worked for over 30 years in the fields of economic development, privatisation, and investment in infrastructure, focusing mainly on Africa. He started with IFC as an economist and then spent nearly a decade with IFC’s PPP Advisory Services, ... Read More

James Doree

James has primary responsibility for the managing the African Local Currency Bond Fund ( Through this and other initiatives, he originates and executes transactions in financial services, housing, renewable energy, infrastructure and agriculture. Since 2015, the ALCB Fund has raised ... Read More

Kevin Doyle

Kevin is responsible for the oversight of Virunga Power’s compliance with environmental laws and regulations, conformity with social safeguards, health and safety, and land acquisition for its renewable energy projects across East Africa. Previously, he served as the Community Engagement ... Read More

David Drury

David is a Managing Consultant with Gas Strategies, a leading specialist business consultancy serving the gas and LNG industries. His consultancy interests include LNG, project finance advisory support and North African gas, and he has acted as commercial advisor to ... Read More

Hizkyas Dufera

Hizkyas leads and supports energy policy, project development and power sector reform initiatives. He comes from the US private sector and has a strong leadership and entrepreneurial background in the energy and aerospace industry. At the Ministry of Water Irrigation ... Read More

Paul Eardley-Taylor

Paul is responsible for Standard Bank’s oil and gas sector coverage activities for Southern Africa (11 countries), across upstream, midstream, downstream, services and process industry clients. He has 20 years of energy corporate and investment banking experience, covering the oil ... Read More

Anton Eberhard

Anton’s research and teaching focuses on governance and regulatory incentives to improve utility performance, the political-economy of power sector reform, investment challenges, and linkages to sustainable development. A recent focus has been the design of renewable energy auctions. He has ... Read More

Charles Eberly

Charles is part of the leadership team of CrossBoundary Clean Power, which provides project finance advisory services to a portfolio of over 2GW of IPPs and PPPs across Africa. Services include capital raising, financial modelling, structuring, and negotiation support to ... Read More

Birgit Edlefsen

For more than 10 years Birgit has been part of FMO’s energy debt team, sourcing, structuring and monitoring power projects mainly in Africa. At present, her regional focus is East Africa. She has also been based in Nairobi for several ... Read More

Erica Ehst

Erica is responsible for counselling US firms pursuing investments in emerging market countries, evaluating their financing proposals, and developing and structuring project opportunities across multiple industries. Prior to joining OPIC, Erica worked at Marriott International evaluating domestic and international hotel ... Read More

Mohamed El-Khayat

Mohammed has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of energy, environment, and academic activities and has a wealth of experience in drafting renewable energy laws and regulations. In addition to his position at NREA, he is also ... Read More

Elvira Eurlings

Elvira was appointed director of FMO’s energy department in December 2014. She started her career at FMO in 2007 as an investment officer in the Europe and Central Asia division, focusing on corporate clients and financial institutions. In 2010, Elvira ... Read More

Adeoye Fadeyibi

Adeoye has two decades of professional experience in the power industry. He started his career at General Electric (GE) where he held different positions between 2000 to 2013. He served as a Gas Turbines Technical Advisor and rose to the ... Read More

Aziz Fall

Aziz is Director of Promotion and Cooperation at Agence Nationale pour les Energies Renouvelables. A professional with extensive experience in the public as well as the private sector, Aziz is at the forefront of developing and conceiving governmental policies for ... Read More

Mohamed Farghaly

Prior to establishing eegr, Mohamed held executive job roles at several companies, including BG Egypt, BP Egypt and Union Fenosa/Gas Natural. Over the last 20 years he has also acted as senior advisor to major oil and gas players and ... Read More

Eric Festa

Eric started his career in the energy industry in 1995 and has since held various positions within Total, both at Paris headquarters and regional offices, across a wide range of disciplines including upstream operations, engineering, strategy and business development. Before ... Read More

Andrew Fisher

The Energy Contract Company is a leading commercial consultancy in the global oil and gas industry, providing specialist advice and support to clients across the value chain, from reservoir to burner-tip. Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in the energy ... Read More

Roland Fisher

Gasfin Developments is a company pioneering the use of mid-scale LNG infrastructure to deliver gas to smaller, isolated energy markets. Prior to founding Gasfin, Roly was CFO at TGE Group, a specialist cryogenic gas engineering business he helped acquire in ... Read More

Kevin Foo

Kevin has had a 40-year career in the resources industry. He has worked in five continents and has been responsible for developing mines in remote locations. He was the founder of Victoria Oil & Gas Plc in 2004 and was ... Read More

Zackarie Fortin‐Brazeau

Zackarie focuses on the development of small-scale LNG supply chains in Africa and Asia. Prior to this position, he played an instrumental role in the development of the Stolt LNGaz liquefaction project in Montreal, Canada. He graduated from University of ... Read More

Michael Franz

Based in Brussels, Michael co-ordinates the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Co-operation Programme (RECP), a European platform for promoting private sector participation and investment in renewables in Africa. Over the past 10 years his work and interests have evolved around the nexus ... Read More

Preyavart Gadhavi

Preyavart is a panellist at the sixth Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting at RSA House, 13-14 November 2019.

Cephas Galley

A lawyer of over 20 years standing, Cephas has taken part in negotiating and structuring all the power-related transactions for Electricity Company of Ghana. A Notary Public and a member of the Ghana Bar Association, Cephas has worked in a renowned ... Read More

Mark Gammons

Mark has more than 20 years’ experience in the power sector in the USA, Asia and Africa, with a particular focus on power development projects in Tanzania. His energy sector experience has involved developing power projects in China and advising ... Read More

Ragnar Gerig

Ragnar heads DEG’s energy operations for Africa and Asia with a loan book of more than $500m. In his previous position as director of manufacturing industry and services he was responsible for structuring and contracting DEG’s business in various industry ... Read More

Andrew Githaiga

Andrew is based in Nairobi and oversees SunFunder’s regional lending portfolio in East Africa. His focus is to drive business growth within the C&I sector in the region. Prior to joining SunFunder, he was the senior relationship manager for energy ... Read More

Madeleine Gleave

Madeleine leads Nithio’s data team in utilising machine learning for consumer credit intelligence across Africa. Madeleine was previously at where she led data management software implementation for major iNGOs and companies. Previously, she was a policy and advocacy officer ... Read More

Daniel Goldfarb

Daniel is the Co-founder of Lendable, an off-balance sheet debt platform for alternative lenders in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Prior to founding Lendable, Daniel was partner at Greenstart, a seed stage venture capital firm in San Francisco, where his investment focus was ... Read More

Antony Goldman

Antony is a political risk and government affairs specialist with 25 years of experience working with Africa. A former journalist and Africa Editor of the Financial Times, Antony has been providing advice and business intelligence to the private sector, including ... Read More

Ben Good

Ben is an engineer with 20 years’ experience in the renewable energy and utility sectors. He has undertaken a range of senior operational, commercial, financial, and corporate finance roles with various businesses and projects across Europe, Asia, Africa, and the ... Read More

Michel Gotab

Michel is a panellist at AIX Gas at RSA House on 2-3 May 2019.

Pervelan Govender

Pervelan is a professional engineer, registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa.  He obtained his BSC in Electrical Engineering from the University of Natal in Kwazulu Natal. With over 23 years of experience within the electricity and energy sector, ... Read More

Erik Granskog

Prior to his current position, Erik led the team responsible for commercial origination, risk assessment and execution (underwriting, structuring, financing, closing and managing investment transactions) of new investment opportunities in support of GE equipment sales in Africa. Erik has over ... Read More

Andres Guevara

Andres joined BP in 2005 working in oil supply and trading for Latin America, based in Chicago. He moved to London in 2007 to work in upstream business development for Russia and Central Asia and in 2009 he went on ... Read More

Harry Guinness

Harry is the lead investment manager for the Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (OGEF), which is deploying local currency debt to support household energy access companies across Africa. He also provides investment expertise and strategic advice to a range of clients ... Read More

Johannes Gunnell

Johannes joined Maris Capital as a partner in 2010.  Following Maris Africa Fund’s conversion into an investment holding company in 2014, he became interim CFO for Maris Ltd.  He now sits as the Commercial Director of Maris Ltd and is ... Read More

Akpeneye Gwamna

As Chief Executive and Board Member of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) – the largest electricity distribution company in Nigeria by customer population since November 2013 – Jamil is responsible for formulating and executing long-term strategy, and interacting with customers, ... Read More

Ana Hajduka

Ana Hajduka is the founder of Africa GreenCo, which calls for the set-up of a public-private partnership in the form of an independent, regional, renewable energy offtaker. Funded by The Rockefeller Foundation and Convergence, Africa GreenCo aims to increase private ... Read More

Richard Hallas

Richard founded Support Green Communities to consult and develop competences in the developing world for power and telecommunication initiatives. He has over 25 years of experience in pioneering industries focused on telecoms and clean energy. He has held senior operations ... Read More

Tarik Hamane

Tarik is in charge of the development of projects relating to the new missions of MASEN (including wind, hydro, waste to energy and desalination) and the transfer and deployment of renewable projects and assets from ONEE (Office National of Electricity ... Read More

Mansoor Hamayun

Mansoor is a panellist at the AIX Grid & Storage meeting in London on 30 April.

John Hamilton

John is a panellist at the AIX: Gas meeting, RSA House, London on 2-3 May 2019.

Paul Hanrahan

Paul has more than 30 years of experience in power industries across the world. Prior to his appointment as Globeleq’s CEO, he founded and subsequently sold American Capital Energy & Infrastructure, a private equity group focused on global investments in ... Read More

Ed Harkins

Ed has focussed on the financing of large infrastructure projects in Africa for more than 15 years and has advised sovereigns, state-owned entities and contractors on over $25bn of infrastructure projects in Africa alone. Before joining GKB Ventures in May ... Read More

Christopher Haw

Chris, along with his brother Simon, has pioneered the renewable energy industry in South Africa and has successfully built and led a number of successful business and non-profit entities. As the first chairperson of SAPVIA, Chris was instrumental in seeing ... Read More

Marcus Heal

Marcus is the founder of Abuja and London-based Pan Africa Solar (PAS), a business which is focused on providing both on-grid and off-grid solar power solutions for commercial, industrial and household customers through three business verticals. Marcus and his team have ... Read More

Kimberly Heimert

Prior to joining Africa50, Kimberly was Vice President and General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the US government’s development finance institution. As an appointee of President Barack Obama and the second most senior official at OPIC, she ... Read More

Lucy Heintz

Lucy joined Actis’ predecessor organisation CDC in 2001 and is responsible for Actis’ renewable generation activity globally. She also leads Actis’ energy activities within Africa and co-ordinates Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) -related efforts for the energy team, working closely ... Read More

Rajesh Hemnani

Rajesh has over 10 years of investment experience in emerging markets across energy, transport, education & healthcare sectors. Prior to joining CDC, he was a Senior Associate with IDFC Capital Singapore, an investment manager for a $900m infrastructure focused fund. ... Read More

Andrew Herscowitz

Prior to joining Power Africa, Andrew served as USAID’s mission director in Ecuador from 2011 to 2013, and as deputy mission director in Peru from 2009 to 2011. In 2008, he served as USAID’s supervisory regional legal adviser for Colombia, ... Read More

Katrien Hinderdael

Katrien is responsible for business development, project preparation and evaluation, and supervision of USTDA’s energy activities in East Africa. She is also a member of the agency’s renewable energy sector team and smart grid sector team. Katrien previously worked as ... Read More

Eitan Hochster

Eitan has worked in financing renewable energy at the Connecticut Green Bank and with mobile payments at the start-up TagPay. Before that, he worked in private equity and venture capital at IFA, where he focused on renewables and clean tech ... Read More

Simon Hodson

Simon has a wealth of experience making and managing direct investments in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Prior to Gridworks, Simon held leadership roles at a London-based family office and spent 11 years with IPS (part of ... Read More

Crispin Holliday

Crispin has extensive experience in new power project business development activities across sub-Saharan Africa, and led the Aldwych participation as co-developer and investor in the 450MW Azura greenfield IPP in Nigeria, which has now entered commercial operations. With Aldwych for ... Read More

Julian Horn

Julian has 20 years’ experience in the energy industry and has worked in renewables since 2005.  He previously oversaw business development for Lekela in North and Francophone Africa and led Lekela’s investment in the Taiba Ndiaye wind farm in Senegal, ... Read More

Tore Horvei

Founding partner of Thunder Energy (Mauritius), a specialised energy sector transaction advisory business focused on energy project development in Sub-Saharan Africa, including significant experience with independent power producer (IPP) project development, structuring and financing, including both renewable energy and gas ... Read More

Zukui Hu

Prior to joining Tesla, Zukui worked for Scatec Solar, developing and financing multiple large-scale solar projects throughout Europe, Africa and Asia. He has also been involved in project development in the French solar and wind markets. Zukui holds a dual ... Read More

Steven Hunt

At DFID, Steven has worked on policy, including leading the UK’s position on the energy SDG process, the development of Results-Based Financing for Low Carbon Energy Access (RBF) and Green Mini-Grids Africa.  He acted as a senior advisor in the ... Read More

Steve Husbands

Steve has worked on a wide range of gas and power projects across Africa including the successful developments of the Songo Songo and Mnazi Bay fields (Tanzania) and Logbaba (Cameroon). Clients have included international oil companies, governments, international financial institutions ... Read More

Erasmus Hyera

Erasmus is a panellist at the fifth Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting at RSA House, 14-15 November 2018.

Shakiru Idrissa

Shakiru is the manager for planning and projects at Tanzania Geothermal Development Company, (TGDC) a subsidiary of Tanesco. He is responsible for soliciting project financing, planning, managing and monitoring the implementation of geothermal development projects. In his career, Shakiru has ... Read More

Roxana Ignat

Roxana has been working with FMO for 4 years, with a focus on energy projects in East Africa.  As Investment Officer at FMO, she has been involved in several transactions in in the region, especially in Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda. ... Read More

Oti Ikomi

Oti is the founder, CEO and Executive Vice-Chairman of Proton Energy, a leading Nigerian based Independent Power Plant (IPP) developer with a focus to develop and operate power plants across Nigeria and Sub Saharan Africa. Proton Energy is sponsoring the ... Read More

Elijah Isabu

Elijah has over five years’ experience in climate finance. Prior to joining SUNREF East Africa, an Agence Française de Développement (AFD) programme with the mandate of providing cheap and long-term financing through partner banks and technical assistance to green projects ... Read More

Augustin Isiuwe

Augustine is a panellist at the AIX Gas meeting at RSA House, 11-12 April 2018.

Tim Jackson

Tim currently identifies and manages power project developments for InfraCo Africa where he is responsible for the investment in the Corbetti Geothermal power project. He has over 25 years of experience developing conventional, industrial and renewable power stations and has ... Read More

Vibhuti Jain

Vibhuti is a panellist at the sixth Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting at RSA House, 13-14 November 2019.

Kathleen Jean-Pierre

Kathleen manages the strategic growth and pan-African operations of CrossBoundary Energy, Africa’s first financier for C&I solar. She develops CBE’s partnerships with public & private stakeholders across the industry, directs the daily operations of CBE’s distributed energy platform, and leads ... Read More

Gibbs Johnson

Gibbs has nearly 20 years of experience working on energy and infrastructure projects, including a significant period of time working in the electricity sector in Africa. He has worked on behalf of project developers, equity investors, governments and lenders, including ... Read More

Pieter Joubert

Pieter is a panellist at our Africa Investment Exchange: Nairobi meeting, which will be held on 3-4 October 2018.

Eric Kaleja

Eric has over 15 years’ in-depth experience in emerging and frontier market investment with particular focus on Africa. Now based at DEG’s headquarter in Cologne, Germany, Eric is responsible for originating, structuring and executing long-term funding solutions for energy-related projects ... Read More

Kudra Kalema

Born as Prince Kudra Kalema Kimbugwe of Buganda, Uganda, Kudra is an engineer and entrepreneur who creates and invests in socially impactful opportunities in global emerging markets. He is the Managing Partner and founder of CP-EM, and CP-EM Uganda, which ... Read More

Chalker Kansteiner

Chalker and Justin Pengilly Co-Founded GridX to focus on servicing the power demand of C&I consumers across Africa and to update the conventional utility-scale approach to power development in Africa. Chalker has led successful fundraising and project development processes from ... Read More

Kevin Kariuki

Kevin is a power engineer with 30 years post-qualification experience.  He is passionate about the development of privately financed infrastructure and has since November 2002 led IPS in the development of privately financed infrastructure totalling around $2bn.  Kevin doubles as ... Read More

Celestine Kaseve

Celestine is a social safeguards specialist at the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) where she coordinates social safeguard studies for transmission lines, and ensures that projects are implemented in accordance with international best practices. She contributed to the development of ... Read More

Vincent Kato

A geologist by profession, Vincent is an Assistant Commissioner at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, where he undertakes management and administration of geothermal exploration and development. Vincent has more than 18 years of experience in geothermal exploration and ... Read More

Alex Katon

Alex is a specialist in leadership, strategic planning, partnership agreements, PPA and EPC negotiation. Prior to joining InfraCo in 2013, Alex was based in Dubai as the Regional Head of Strategy & Communications for International Power-GDF SUEZ in the Middle ... Read More

Caroline Kimathi

Caroline’s responsibilities include leading the strategic aspects of the long term and annual planning processes of EPRA’s Renewable Energy Department and providing leadership on research on regulatory issues on renewable energy in the country. She also oversees the formulation, review ... Read More

John Kimotho

John is an experienced infrastructure investment professional with specialised focus on power infrastructure, renewable energy, mid-stream oil and gas infrastructure, transport infrastructure (including roads, seaports and terminals and airports) and related sectors. He has expertise in deal origination and negotiations ... Read More

Mershil Kivuyo

Mershil’s role involve overseeing regulatory compliance, board secretarial activities, legal advisory services, risk analysis and mitigation. He was closely involved in the incorporation of TGDC in 2013 and its commencement of business in 2014. Prior to his current position, Mershil ... Read More

Laura Kiwelu

Laura is a panellist at the AIX Grid & Storage meeting at RSA House on 30 April 2020.

Andrew Knott

Andrew was the principal founder of Savannah, and has been it’s CEO since inception in 2014. Andrew has led all of Savannah’s key growth initiatives, including the acquisition of the Niger PSCs and the company’s expansion into Nigeria. Prior to ... Read More

Leonard Kore

Leonard is the Market Engagement Manager for the GSMA-supported Mobile for Development Utilities Programme for Africa (M4D Utilities). The Utilities programme aims to unlock commercially sustainable business models that leverage mobile networks, infrastructure and payment systems to deliver affordable and ... Read More

Gabriel Kroes

Gabriel is a senior engineering consultant within DNV GL’s energy team based in Cape Town. Over the past 11 years, he has led several teams that worked on numerous asset management and engineering projects, energy efficiency projects and renewable energy and ... Read More

Wikus Kruger

Wikus is a researcher with Power Futures Lab at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. He leads the unit’s research and training activities on investment in sub-Saharan Africa’s power sector, with a particular emphasis on renewable energy ... Read More

Paul Kunert

Paul was appointed Chief Executive of Joule Africa in April 2017, having joined the company in September 2016 as Chief Operating Officer. Paul has overall responsibility for the development of Bumbuna II and for the day-to-day management of the business. ... Read More

Julius Kwame Kpekpena

Julius is a panellist at the fifth Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting at RSA House, 14-15 November 2018.

Glada Lahn

Glada has 14 years’ experience in international oil and gas investment and resource governance policy. Working closely with stakeholders in the Middle East, Africa and India, she has helped formulate policy recommendations on sustainable resource strategy and water, food and energy ... Read More

Olusola Lawson

With a 19 year track record, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) is the most experienced private equity investment manager focused exclusively on African infrastructure on the continent. AIIM is committed to Africa’s long term development through its infrastructure focus and ... Read More

Christophe Le Blan

Christophe joined Total in 1992 and has since held various positions in the Group in engineering and business development. For the last 15 years he has been involved in gas and LNG projects on the marketing and commercial side. He ... Read More

Margot Le Guen

Margot joined Total Eren in 2014 and is in charge of development and investment opportunities in renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa. She initially focused on private PPAs and notably hybrid power projects for mining companies. As such, she led ... Read More

Ricardo Leitão Machado

Ricardo is the chief executive of several African companies within the energy sector. He has 15 years’ experience in a variety of managerial and advisory roles from a diverse background of sectors including engineering, energy, agriculture, asset management, finance and ... Read More

John Lentaigne

John has over 15 years of experience in the credit and political risk sphere, as well as prior entrepreneurial experience. During his first year at ATI, the firm underwrote $2.4bn of exposure and registered a 52% increase in Gross Written ... Read More

Aaron Leopold

Aaron is responsible for building out the organisation’s ability to deliver on its objectives of radically growing both financing and political support of decentralised utilities across the continent. Aaron also serves on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for ... Read More

Chris Levell

Chris has a passion for working with clients along gas and power chains in Africa, from state organisations to private sector independents and investors, to create and implement strategies to enter and build gas and gas-to-power businesses. Over the last ... Read More

Rick Lorio

Rick has over 30 years’ experience and a successful track record of creating equity value in upstream and mid-stream energy projects through origination, development and operations. A petroleum engineer by background, Rick has worked across the energy value chain an ... Read More

Andy Louw

Andy joined STANLIB in 2013, as Principal in the Infrastructure Investments Franchise. He was previously Executive Vice-President in the Infrastructure Equity team at Standard Bank, where he was responsible for all infrastructure equity investment-related matters. After qualifying as a chartered ... Read More

Rodney MacAlister

Rodney is the Co-founder of Monetizing Gas Africa, a midstream natural gas infrastructure company. During his career he has been general Manager of Vaalco Energy in Gabon (2011-2014); Managing Director of the Africa Middle Market Fund (2008-2011); CEO of the ... Read More

Scott Mackin

Scott heads Denham Capital’s power team. Denham has backed the successful development of numerous power projects across the globe, from wind and solar in South Africa, Italy, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Australia to thermal generation in the Philippines, Ghana and ... Read More

William Madara

William is the Program Management Specialist, Energy at USAID Kenya, responsible for design, development, and management of the Power Africa program in the country from June 2014. Prior to this, William worked with the Kenya Power & Lighting Company Ltd, ... Read More

Mateus Magala

Mateus is a speaker at the Africa Investment Exchange: Power and Renewables meeting at RSA House, 14-15 November 2018.

Tinashe Makoni

Tinashe specialises in cross-border finance with a particular focus on African transactions. He has advised across different sectors including energy, infrastructure, mining, financial services, heavy industries, telecoms and agri-business. Prior to joining Trinity, Tinashe was a Director at Norton Rose ... Read More

Christophe Malet

Christophe is the Managing Director of Chinese independent energy company Hanas’ Singapore-based LNG procurement, trading and marketing entity Hanas LNG. His experience in the LNG Industry over the last 14 years with Hanas, Yamal LNG, Excelerate Energy and Shell covers ... Read More

Steven Mandel

Steven is responsible for origination, structuring, valuation and execution of investments in the global power sector. Based in London, Steven joined Denham Capital in 2011 and currently serves on the board of directors of BioTherm Energy, Themis and Jenner Renewables. ... Read More

Astrid Manroth

Astrid joined AfDB in February 2017 from Deutsche Bank, where she was Managing Director for Sustainable Investments Europe and Africa. She has more than 20 years of investment banking and development finance experience in emerging markets, including over ten years ... Read More

Mutuma Marangu

Mutuma is a panellist at our Africa Investment Exchange: Nairobi meeting, which will be held on 3-4 October 2018.

Jon Marks

Jon is chairman of Cross-border Information (CbI), guiding the company’s development since its creation in 1989. Jon created the respected African Energy newsletter in 1998 and the African Energy Atlas in 2007 and played a key role in African Energy’s ... Read More

Hanaan Marwah

Hanaan has 18 years of investment experience leading transactions, strategic partnerships and portfolio management with equity funds including Actis Energy and Blue Ridge Capital, with a focus on emerging markets. She founded Gridworks, the $300 million African energy utility investment ... Read More

Nomfundo Maseti

Nomfundo is a panellist at the fifth annual Africa Investment Exchange: Gas meeting in London on 2-3 May 2019.

Nemes Victor Massawe

Nemes joined EWURA in December 2014 having previously worked for 20 years with Tanzania Electricity Supply Company Limited (Tanesco). He has vast experience in power distribution systems and is also experienced in the technical regulation of the electricity sector. Nemes ... Read More

John Mativo

Dr. (Eng.) John M. Mativo is a Registered Engineer (ERB) and a Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya. He has more than twenty years’ experience in both the public and private sector accumulating extensive experience in research, ... Read More

Patrick Mawala

Patrick is team leader of KPLC’s PPA Negotiations Task Force, where he is responsible for drafting and negotiating PPAs for existing generation, new generating capacity (public and private) and for export/imports. He has negotiated PPAs for both competitive procurement and ... Read More

Juliet Mazera

Juliet is a panellist at our Africa Investment Exchange: Nairobi meeting, which will be held on 3-4 October 2018.

Aldworth Mbalati

Aldworth has a clear vision focused on achieving energy security and stability that offers responsible (cleaner) and sustainable (cheaper and abundant) energy solutions for Africa. Aldworth boasts an impressive résumé, with the most distinctive feature being his building of a ... Read More

Elsie Mbugua

Elsie is the Founder of Elcy Investments with its power subsidiary Leadwood Energy; a specialist energy advisory company focused in renewable energy projects. She is also one of the financial transaction advisors to the Government of Kenya on the country’s ... Read More

Anthony Mburu

Anthony is based in Nairobi and leads business development in Eastern Africa for Tesla’s energy division. He has over 17 years’ experience in operations across Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, DR Congo, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana and Mauritius, spanning the energy, fast-moving ... Read More

Joe McGladdery

Joe McGladdery is a partner in the Maritime team based in London. A specialist in the offshore and LNG markets, Joe has direct industry experience having worked as general counsel for Qatar Gas Transport Company Ltd. Joe advises high profile ... Read More

Guluma Megersa

Guluma is responsible for hybrid and storage sales in the East African region as well for Ghana and Nigeria. Before joining SMA in 2014, Guluma worked as a project engineer in the renewable energy sector for 4 years at CUBE Engineering. ... Read More

Steve Meyer

Steve is CEO of the estimated $2bn 500MW Corbetti geothermal power project in Ethiopia. Steve has a long and successful career in the power industry and has developed and financed numerous renewable and thermal power projects on four continents. Before ... Read More

Simbarashe Mhuriro

Simbarashe is the founder of Oxygen Africa, a Zimbabwean renewable energy development company focused on commercial and industrial rooftop solar photovoltaic projects. Oxygen is currently developing a 50MW rooftop solar project with Old Mutual Property, the largest property investment managers ... Read More

Michael Mills

Michael is a renewable energy and climate finance professional with many years of experience managing investments in emerging markets. He is the lead investment adviser to the £5.8bn International Climate Fund (ICF) at the UK’s Department for Business, Energy & ... Read More

James Mittell

James joined Actis in 2015 following one year working with the team as a consultant. Prior to joining the Actis energy team he was part of the investment team at FTSE 250 private equity investor SVG Capital, where he focused ... Read More

Jacob Modise

Jacob was appointed Chairman of NERSA in 2014. He spent nine years as a director on the board of Eskom beginning in 2001 and was also a director on the board of EDI Holdings. He spent the mid-90s as a ... Read More

Jesse Moore

Jesse is the co-founder of M-KOPA, a world leader in empowering homes and small businesses through connected technology. M-KOPA has pioneered and scaled an advanced pay-as-you-go platform that unlocks solar, information, technology and finance to upgrade lives in over 600,000 ... Read More

Yoven Moorooven

Yoven Moorooven is the Chief Executive Officer of Engie Africa business unit. He was previously in charge of the International Division within the Global Energy Management Business Unit in Engie, being responsible for the development of all new energy market ... Read More

Tunde Morakinyo

Tunde has over 20 years’ experience in Environmental and Social Governance (ESG). Based in London, he works in a wide range of sectors including oil and gas, power, manufacturing, agriculture and infrastructure development. His recent experience with hydropower in West ... Read More

Timothy Moran

Timothy is the US Chair of DLA Piper’s Renewable Energy Sector Practice, focusing on energy M&A and infrastructure development and finance. His work includes the representation of domestic and international lenders, private equity and project developers in the financing, development, ... Read More

Rachelle More

Rachelle has been involved in structuring and arranging complex first-in-kind transactions that have shaped the landscape of project finance in West Africa. With over 18 years of project and corporate finance experience in emerging markets, her experience covers both project development ... Read More

Prince Moyo

Prince is a panellist at the AIX: Grid & Storage meeting at RSA House on 30 April 2020.

Adrian Mucalov

Adrian joined Actis in 2009 and is responsible for originating and managing investments in the infrastructure sector. He transitioned from the energy sector where he has been heavily involved in all of Actis’ distribution investments, including Umeme in Uganda, Eneo ... Read More

Benjamin Mugisha

Based in Nairobi, Benjamin manages ATI’s portfolio of international financial partners, supports the business development initiatives of ATI and is also an Underwriter for political and credit risk insurance with a focus on energy projects. Since joining ATI in 2010, ... Read More

Alan Muir

Alan is Group Managing Director of Azura Power, which is the exclusive platform company for thermal projects in Africa, for Actis Energy Fund 4 and Amaya Capital. The anchor investment for the company is the 450MW Azura Edo gas fired power ... Read More

Kate Muir-Jones

Kate joined JLT in 2010 (Marsh JLT Specialty from April 2019) and has worked in the insurance industry for over 10 years. She is regional coordinator for Sub Saharan business and support’s financial institution clients in this region with various ... Read More

Allan Munyua

Allan joined Meridiam in 2016 and is responsible for development of the investment pipeline, investing in projects and asset management In East Africa. Allan has over 10 years’ experience in the infrastructure sector in East Africa and across the power, ... Read More

Brian Muriuki

Brian is a panellist at our second annual Africa Investment Exchange: Nairobi meeting, which will be held on 2-3 October 2019.

Amyn Mussa

Amyn heads the firm’s projects and infrastructure department and is also one of the co-heads of Africa Legal Network (ALN)’s energy and infrastructure sector group. Under his leadership, A&K has developed a dynamic energy and projects practice and is regularly ... Read More

Olivier Mussat

Olivier Mussat is a Chief Investment Officer in the International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s energy division. IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest development finance institution focused on the private sector. IFC’s $2 billion oil & gas ... Read More

David Muthike

David is a distinguished business strategist with tested experience in power sector strategy formulation and implementation. He holds a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, MBA in strategy, post-graduate diploma in project appraisal and management and a certificate in advanced ... Read More

Pinehas Mutota

Pinehas serves as the Chairperson of the Economic Regulation Subcommittee of the Regional Electricity Regulators Association of Southern Africa (RERA). He has 16 years’ electricity regulation experience in the Namibian and the Southern Africa electricity markets. At ECB, Pinehas is ... Read More

Eric Mwangi

Eric has 20 years’ experience in advisory and investments in the public and private sector across a number of key industry sectors including energy, telecoms, infrastructure, agriculture and education. In addition to acting as an adviser to the Cabinet Secretary ... Read More

David Mwangi

David has 41 years of experience in the power sector as an Electrical Engineer professional and 9 years as Independent Energy Consultant. His areas of experience include general advisory on energy sector and power sub-sector issues; technical and financial due ... Read More

Laurent Nahmias-Leonard

Laurent is responsible for the development, construction and operation of Virunga Power’s portfolio of renewable energy projects across East Africa. Prior to joining Virunga Power, he worked in Canada as the commercial director for Enercon, one of the largest wind ... Read More

Alessandro Nanotti

Expert political and global affairs analyst focusing on environmental, sustainability, governance (ESG) and general energy issues, Alessandro has worked for 15 years in the oil & gas industry managing from a legal commercial and contractual point of view, some of ... Read More

Naomi Ngeno

Naomi has 13 years’ experience managing energy projects with KenGen. She has a solid understanding of the Kenyan energy sector business environment having developed projects worth over $500m from various generation modes including hydro, geothermal, thermal and the development of ... Read More

Jean-Jacques Ngono

Jean-Jacques is an expert in private equity and in advisory, specialized in the structuring and financing of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Africa. Before joining Finergreen, he spent several years with Emerging Capital Partners (ECP), one of the ... Read More

Cliff Nhandara

Cliff  has 13 years of experience in the electricity distribution sector under Zimbabwe’s national power utility ZESA, including network planning and construction, operation and maintenance and commercial activities such as energy management and general customer service. For eight years he ... Read More

Chimuka Nketani

Chimuka has over 11 years’ experience in investments and banking. Prior to joining IDC, he was a corporate relationship manager at LuSE-listed ZANACO Bank, where he successfully closed deals in excess of €250m and $20m. He has worked for Standard ... Read More

Matthew Norman

Since late 2017, Matt has lead Africa and Middle East business development activity from Wison Offshore & Marine’s London office. A graduate in Geology, Matt started his career in upstream oil and gas exploration. He went on to hold senior ... Read More

Philip Nutman

Philip has over 30 years’ experience in the energy industry, including 20 years in advisory services, and has led numerous consultancy projects, advising international oil and gas companies, governments and financial institutions on strategy, gas pricing and tariffs, commercial negotiations, ... Read More

Anne Nyambane

Anne is an Academy Mo Ibrahim Fellow at The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in the UK. Her research interests lie on the links between sustainable energy transitions and energy governance, and how these impact on human wellbeing and contribute ... Read More

Jasandra Nyker

Under Jasandra’s leadership, South Africa-based renewable energy independent power producer BioTherm Energy has grown from 4MW in PPAs to 400MW in the last four years. Recently, BioTherm has expanded its development activities into the rest of Africa, including Zambia, Burkina ... Read More

Brian O'Hanlon

As Managing Director of Business Development for OPIC’s Global Energy Group, Brian divides his time between leading the group’s early origination and customer relationship management and serving on due diligence teams for power finance transactions in developing countries. Brian joined ... Read More

Cosmas Ochieng

Cosmas is an expert in natural resource governance and economic development in Africa. Before joining the African Development Bank, he was Professor of the Practice of Global Development Policy at the Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University. He has ... Read More

Ogbemi Ofuya

Ogbemi  is responsible for a portfolio of investments spanning upstream oil and gas, energy infrastructure and distributed power generation. Prior to Helios, he worked in the natural resources investment banking division of Goldman Sachs International, where he executed M&A, debt ... Read More

Samson Ondiek

Samson is an energy economist with over 12 years in research, policy and strategy formulation around both grid and off-grid electrification. He has been instrumental in the development of the Kenya National Electrification Strategy, Rural Electrification Master Plan and various ... Read More

Pam Onyanyo

Pam is an accomplished executive and successful entrepreneur spanning with more than 20 years of leadership and international business experience. Responsible for the overall management and operations of Renewvia in Sub Saharan Africa, Pam is constantly identifying and forging new ... Read More

Anita Otubu

Before her current role, Anita was member of the advisory power team in the Office of the Vice President of Nigeria. She currently manages a $320m fund secured from the Nigerian federal budget, World Bank and the African Development Bank ... Read More

Andrew Owuor

Andrew has over 15 years of experience in the delivery of regional Environment, Social, Health and Safety solutions. He is currently the ESG Manager for Kipeto Energy, a special purpose vehicle for the construction of a 100MW wind-farm in Kajiado ... Read More

Anshul Patel

Anshul’s role at BBOXX is to manage the expansion of new markets and opportunities. Prior to his current position he was Managing Director of BBOXX Kenya, which he started in 2011 as a franchise, with BBOXX buying the business from ... Read More

Gregor Paterson-Jones

Gregor is an independent fund establishment expert in the renewable finance and social impact sectors. He acts as a board member and investment committee member and adviser with clients including the European Investment Bank, the European Union, the UNCDF, Mergence, ... Read More

Will Pearson

Will advises Camco’s deal team on investment-related policy and regulatory issues and helps devise country and sector strategies for new investments. Based in the London office, he also contributes to the company’s business development and fund conceptualisation and formulation activities. ... Read More

Mike Peo

Mike has been involved in most of the large-scale infrastructure projects in South Africa and over the past 15 years and has originated and led his team to a number of landmark transactions, securing in excess of 20 international awards ... Read More

Izael Pereira Da Silva

Izael is a panellist at the Africa Investment Exchange: Nairobi meeting, which will be held on 2-3 October 2019.

Lasitha Perera

Lasitha has been Chief Executive Officer at GuarantCo, the guarantee arm of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG),  since 2017 and has been with the company from 2009 as Chief Investment Officer and Executive Director responsible for GuarantCo’s investment activities ... Read More

Oge Peters

Oge is a panellist at the AIX Gas meeting at RSA House on 11-12 April 2018.

Kishan Pillay

Kishan serves on the boards of the South African Oil & Gas Alliance (SAOGA) – a public private partnership that aims to promote the interests of firms operating within the oil and gas industry in Southern Africa – and on ... Read More

Judith Pryor

Judith has spent the majority of her career working with multinational businesses, primarily in emerging markets, and brings to EXIM Bank more than 25 years of business leadership experience in corporate and marketing communications, public affairs, and business development. From ... Read More

Pradeep Pursnani

In 2019 Pradeep joined Konexa, a business – borne from his experience working at Shell Foundation (a social investment charity) for nine years and over 10 years in Strategy and M&A in large energy companies – that aims to accelerate ... Read More

Romain Py

Romain is responsible for originating and executing investments into infrastructure projects and companies for AIIM’s infrastructure funds. The AIIM team manages circa $1.9bn across six infrastructure funds, which are designed to invest long-term institutional unlisted equity in African infrastructure projects. ... Read More

Oliver Quinn

Oliver is a panellist at the AIX: Gas meeting at RSA House on 29-30 April 2020.

Pierre Raillard

Pierre has 25 years of operational and management experience of which over 15 years has been spent working in sub Saharan Africa, both East and West. Pierre was instrumental to the success of the Songo Songo gas development and power generation ... Read More

Anne-Sophie Rakoutz

Anne-Sophie started her career in 1998 as an auditor and then a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Paris. From 2005 to 2009 she worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department for SNCF, the French Railways company. She joined Proparco in 2009 as ... Read More

Judy Raphael

Judy is a panellist at Africa Investment Exchange: Nairobi, on 3-4 October 2018.

Andrew Reicher

Since 2011, Andrew has pursued a ‘portfolio’ career in renewable energy and private equity investment, in Africa and Asia. Today, he serves on the investment committees of Berkeley Energy, Catalyst Principal Partners and Energy Access Ventures Fund. He is a ... Read More

Divaldo Rezende

Divaldo is a panellist at the sixth Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting at RSA House, 13-14 November 2019.

Evan Rice

Evan leads Tesla’s energy products business in Europe, Middle East and Africa, covering energy storage solutions across utility, commercial and residential markets. He joined Tesla at the beginning of 2016 with an initial focus on the sub-Saharan Africa market, and ... Read More

Damien Ricordeau

Damien spent five years as an investment manager in a private equity fund of the Edmond de Rothschild Group before creating Finergreen in 2013, a financial advisory boutique specialised in the renewable energy sector (solar, wind, hydro, biomass). The company ... Read More

Geoffrey Ronoh

Geoffrey is a co-founder and director at Ofgen with over ten years experience in the renewable energy sector. He holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable Energy and Entrepreneurship from the University of Nottingham (UK), an undergraduate degree in Electrical engineering ... Read More

Erick Rugabera

Erick earned his bachelor degree in electrical engineering from the University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania in 2004. From 2005 to 2017 he worked with the Ministry of Energy in Tanzania as an Energy Engineer. He completed a master’s degree in engineering ... Read More

Patrick Rutabanzibwa

Patrick has been at PanAfrican Energy Tanzania since September 2013. Prior to this he served as permanent secretary in government ministries including the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development, the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Water and Irrigation and the Ministry ... Read More

Kemoli Sagala

Kemoli is a panellist at the AIX: Nairobi meeting on 2-3 October 2019.

Japheth Sayi

Japheth is a panellist at Africa Investment Exchange: Nairobi, on 3-4 October 2018.

Susie Scannelli Cook

Susie is a seasoned specialist in all aspects of development finance, from debt structures and equity investments, to raising capital through bond issuances and investments funds. She has worked on complex projects across Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Balkans, Africa and ... Read More

Meera Shah

Meera manages Shell Foundation’s Household Energy portfolio.  Meera has worked with a number of early stage social enterprises across Africa and India, supporting them to scale up their businesses. Meera’s depth of experience in last mile distribution of products and ... Read More

Ameet Shah

Ameet has considerable experience in executing and implementing solar IPP and C&I projects in multiple emerging countries. He works with Astonfield Solar’s financial, technical and client team to ensure profitability and implementation of each solar project. Under Ameet’s leadership, Astonfield ... Read More

Snehar Shah

Snehar has more than 20 years of expertise in investment, finance, and business development, with a particular focus on African markets. He has been the General Manager for Azuri East Africa since 2016 and was previously the Regional Chief Financial ... Read More

Jonathan Shaw

Jonathan is the founder and CEO Nuru (previously known as Kivu Green Energy), a renewable energy developer in eastern DR Congo. Nuvu is the first Congolese-founded startup to receive a Series A round of investment, the first to bring a ... Read More

Maggy Shino

Maggy heads the Exploration, Production and Promotion Division within the Petroleum Directorate of the Ministry of Mines and Energy. She has twelve years’ experience in the exploration and production sector of the oil and gas industry and two years’ experience ... Read More

James Shoetan

James supports the firm’s investment platform which finances clean economical solar based power systems for businesses across Africa. An American-Nigerian, he is currently based in Nairobi and has also worked in South Africa, Nigeria, Rwanda, and The Middle East. Prior ... Read More

Stephen Shulman

Prior to joining OPIC, Stephen served as a financial advisor to the Loan Programs Office at the US Department of Energy, providing support in the areas of transaction origination, underwriting and loan monitoring for innovative energy companies. Stephen previously spent ... Read More

Cassandra Siemens

Cassandra is a professional accountant and experienced project manager with particular expertise in the African power sector. She has spent her career with Manitoba Hydro International (MHI), holding a variety of roles in finance and accounting, project management, and business ... Read More

Amith Singh

Amith is the Co-Head of the Energy Finance business unit within Nedbank CIB. A chartered accountant with a Master’s degree in international financial accounting, Amith has been transacting in the energy sector for more than a decade concluding a large number ... Read More

Sam Slaughter

Sam is CEO and co-founder of PowerGen Renewable Energy, a micro-grid builder, developer, and operator based in East Africa. Over the past seven years, PowerGen has installed several hundred renewable power systems throughout seven East African countries, including over 50 ... Read More

John Smelcer

John has more than 15 years’ experience working in the energy and infrastructure sectors with a focus on gas projects. He has been involved in some of the largest LNG projects in emerging economies including across the African continent as ... Read More

Vincas Snipas

Vincas is focused on investment banking in the conventional and renewable power, infrastructure and energy efficiency sectors. Prior to joining Whitehall, he was co-head of energy project finance at Dexia Bank where he was responsible for originating, structuring and executing ... Read More

Shahbano Soomro

Shahbano is an Economist who specialises in the drivers of innovation and trade in low-carbon technologies. Her work seeks to show how countries can seize the opportunities of clean growth through a low-carbon industrial strategy, with a geographical focus on ... Read More

Bolade Soremekun

An expert and senior consultant in renewable energy, Bolade is the Founder and CEO of Rubitec Group, BAS Consulting, and Bolar Pharmaceuticals. He has a B Pharm from University of Ife, Nigeria and an MBA degree from New York University. Rubitec ... Read More

Andreas Spiess

Andreas is a panellist at the fourth annual Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting, which will be held in London on 15-16 November 2017.

Erwin Spolders

Erwin is the founder of Redavia, a leading rental solar power provider with a focus on East and West Africa. Prior to founding Redavia, Erwin was a director of Q-Cells’ solar farm construction business for the EMEA region. At Q-Cells, ... Read More

Lars Stephan

Lars is a market and regulatory expert for microgrids and energy storage solutions globally. Trained as a political scientist he holds multiple degrees from universities in Germany and the Netherlands. Before joining Aggreko, Lars worked in communications for the European ... Read More

Svetla Stoeva

Svetla is responsible for project finance transactions in sub-Saharan Africa at the European Investment Bank (EIB). EIB has been involved in the financing of several landmark PPP energy projects in Sub Saharan Africa, including the 300MW Lake Turkana Wind Farm ... Read More

Susann Stritzke

Susann focuses on studying the impact of solar energy initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa. She has gained profound professional experience as an international account manager for the technology sector at a global corporation and managing solar and hydro energy projects in ... Read More

Tom Summers

Tom is based in London and General Manager for Shell’s LNG Marketing and Origination activities in South America, Europe and Africa. This position is responsible for all existing and future long-term LNG sales and purchases for the Shell LNG portfolio. Prior ... Read More

Laura Sundblad

Laura serves as the Programme Manager for GOGLA’s ‘Facilitating Access to Finance’ programme, which aims to help increase investments that will allow it to scale up and accelerate the development of the off-grid market, leading to more people benefiting from ... Read More

John-Patrick Sweny

JP is a member of the project finance and development practice group at Latham & Watkins. He advises clients on a wide range of transactions in the energy sector, with a particular focus on oil & gas transactions in Africa. ... Read More

Lynn Tabernacki

Lynn has been with OPIC for over 23 Years. As Deputy Vice President of SME Finance and the Head of the Global Energy Group, she focuses on supporting small- and medium-sized American companies investing in emerging markets. She covers multiple ... Read More

May Tan-Mullins

Professor May Tan-Mullins is an expert on China as a rising power, with research interest in China and Africa relations, political ecology of rising China, environmental and energy justice and poverty alleviation for the poorest and most vulnerable. She is ... Read More

Helen Tarnoy

Helen is widely known and respected across the African continent by both host governments, development finance institutions and multilaterals. She has worked at board and senior management levels for over 20 years, firstly in M&A and then in the power ... Read More

Joseph Tato

Joseph is the Global Co-chair of DLA Piper’s Energy Sector Practice, US Chair of Projects and Infrastructure and a partner in the firm’s New York office. For more than 20 years, he has represented independent power producers, equity investors, project ... Read More

Aleem Tharani

Aleem is a partner and a member of the M&A and projects practice at Bowmans Kenya. He specialises in energy and infrastructure development and finance and has developed unique expertise advising on large projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors ... Read More

Kenneth Thompson

Kenneth is the Chief Executive Officer of Dalex Finance and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Dalex Finance is currently No. 17 in the Ghana Club 100. In 2016, Kenneth was declared Businessman of the ... Read More

Matt Tilleard

Matt is a panellist at the fifth Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting at RSA House, 14-15 November 2018.

Raphael Tilot

Raphael oversees B2C and B2B activities, including Solar Home Systems solutions (through FENIX which joined Engie in 2017) and minigrids solutions (through ENGIE’s PowerCorner initiative). Raphael has more than 15 years of experience in the energy sector, having worked on ... Read More

Andrew Tipping

Andrew is a managing consultant with experience in business and market development, financial and economic analysis, transaction advice, corporate finance and governance. Andrew joined ECA in 2011 from a background in investment banking, consulting and business development, and has been ... Read More

Victor Tivane

Victor Tivane is a Mozambican local content and investment expert with more than 15 years’ experience in developing indigenous companies and Foreign Direct Investment promotion for the country. At ENH his main role is to lead and co-ordinate company policy ... Read More

Pekka Tolonen

Pekka has 23 years of international business experience in power generation and business development consulting. His background is in nuclear engineering, including MSc degree from Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland), as well as an Executive MBA from Instituto de Empresa ... Read More

Alan Townsend

Alan has worked for the World Bank Group for 20 years. He is currently a senior industry specialist with IFC, supporting investments in LNG-to-power, renewables, and electricity T&D globally. He is trained in regulatory economics and has a deep understanding ... Read More

Nico Tyabji

Nico is a panellist at the AIX: Power and Renewables meeting in London on 13-14 November 2019.

Chiedu Ugbo

Chiedu is an electric energy law specialist. He qualified as a lawyer over 28 years ago and possesses an extensive experience in electricity industry reform, power project documentation and privatisation. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Senior Special ... Read More

Björn Ullbro

Björn works for his team and their customers in the region to blaze the trail toward more sustainable and profitable energy systems. His leadership has seen fundamental shifts in mindset and ground-breaking opportunities in the energy sector, and continues to champion ... Read More

Olga Utchavo Madeira

Olga has responsibility for the development of renewable energy on- and off-grid systems and implementation of energy efficiency programmes aligned with the government’s objective to achieve universal access to energy by 2030. Olga joined EDM in 2010 as a trainee ... Read More

Wilfred Van den Bos

Wilfred is the Head of Investments at responsAbility Renewable Energy Holdings (rAREH) – a developer of renewable energy projects up to 50MW in Sub-Sahara Africa headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. He has large experience in financing and developing renewable energy projects ... Read More

Eddy Van Den Broeke

Eddy is the Chairman of Greenville Liquefied Natural Gas Co, the pioneer of the first mini-LNG plant in Africa situated in Rumuji, Rivers State Nigeria. This project was established with the aim to expand the natural gas infrastructure, using an ... Read More

Maarten Van Der Horst

Maarten has over 20 years’ experience in power generation and energy services. He started at ENGIE Group in 2000 as an engineer responsible for operations and maintenance of combined heat and power installations. Over the past 15 years Maarten has ... Read More

Greg van der Toorn

Greg is a panellist at the AIX Webinar on 30 April 2020.

Bernhard van Meeteren

At Dutch development bank FMO, Bernhard and his team focus on providing financing for energy projects, with an emphasis on the Least Developed Countries and on renewable energy. The team is considered to be one of the main players in ... Read More

Rentia van Tonder

Rentia joined Standard Bank in 2014, with a focus on developing and implementing a new strategy for the bank to become the leading funder of renewable and power projects in Africa. Earlier in her career, Rentia worked for Absa bank ... Read More

Jef Vincent

Jef brings over 20 years of experience in the credit insurance business working in Asia, the Middle East, Eastern and Western Europe. He is currently a Senior Advisor at African Trade Insurance (ATI), where he implements the Regional Liquidity Support ... Read More

Francois Vuylsteke

Starting his professional experience with naval operations and foreign affairs, François turned later to the LNG industry where he held several positions in construction, engineering, and project development roles, with EPC contractors, consultancies, shipowners, and developers. He is today in ... Read More

Ziria Tibalwa Waako

Ziria is a registered engineer with the Uganda Institute of Professional Engineers and the National Engineers Registration Board, as well as a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) of New York. She possesses 23 years of ... Read More

Kaniaru Wacieni

Kaniaru is based in Nairobi, where he is part of a team that oversees project development and investment efforts in the broader East Africa region.  Prior to joining Globeleq, Kaniaru spent over 10 years at JP Morgan in New York, ... Read More

Erik Wandrag

Erik is a panellist at the Africa Investment Exchange: Gas meeting at RSA House, London on 29-30 April.

Richard Warugongo

Richard is a member of IFC’s Africa Region infrastructure investment team. He has more than 12 years of experience in the infrastructure space, ranging from upstream PPP project development advisory work to downstream project investment transactions, across multiple jurisdictions in ... Read More

David Webb

David is responsible for originating, evaluating, structuring and monitoring investments, with a focus on power and energy infrastructure. AP Moller Capital is a private equity fund manager set up to facilitate infrastructure investments in emerging markets. The first fund will ... Read More

Marcus Williams

Marcus has been in his current role at the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) since November 2017, prior to which he was Acting Global Head and Lead Operations Officer. From 2004-2014, Marcus was Adviser to MIGA’s Executive Vice President and ... Read More

Christian Wright

Christian joined Globeleq in 2016 and has spent the over 20 years focused on developing and operating power projects on the continent. He spent 10 years with Aldwych International developing power projects in Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Botswana, ... Read More

Nicholas Wrigley

Nicholas founded the Winch Energy Group in 2008. Winch has successfully developed, constructed and operated over 300MW of solar plants in Europe and is currently focused on the off-grid market having developed world leading off-grid technology with its Remote Power ... Read More

Yara Yazbeck

Yara has 16 years’ experience in the technology, sustainability and energy sectors in capital raising, private equity, and equity research. Before founding Ekta Partners, Yara was a principal at Deutsche Bank, London, where she worked within the energy and infrastructure ... Read More

Faruk Yusuf Yabo

Prior to his current appointment, Faruk acted as special adviser to the Minister of State for Power (Sept 2010-2014). Faruk has served in the Ministry for over 14 years, during which period he served in several critical committees that drove ... Read More

Ali Zerouali

Ali is in charge of developing South-North, South-South and Middle East and North Africa partnerships at Masen. After graduating from HEC and Mines Paris with a computer engineering diploma, specialising in the management of information systems, he went on to ... Read More

Nikhath Zigmund

Nikhath is the Business Development Director for BioTherm Energy, Actis Energy 4’s pan-Africa renewables company. She has more than a decade of experience in the African power sector, having previously worked for Actis, Berkeley Energy and Empower (a former Globeleq ... Read More

Sosten Ziuku

Sosten has more than 15 years’ experience dealing with renewable and energy efficiency issues at policy level, as a researcher and consultant. Before joining government in 2016, he worked for Bindura University, University of Fort Hare and the Scientific and ... Read More

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