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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

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

Sam Aiboni

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

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 is a panellist at the Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting, 14-15 November 2018, London

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

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

Clifford Aron

Cliff is an energy policy and investment professional with 37 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

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

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

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.

Adel Baba-Aissa

Adel is a qualified Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales as well as being admitted to the New York Bar. As a director of Renewable Energy Partner, he is currently involved in the development of the first ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Khilna Dodhia

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

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 joined Lion’s Head in 2011 as a director. He provides financial and strategic advice to governments, institutional investors and companies in frontier markets across infrastructure, financial services and other high impact sectors. As part of Lion’s Head’s work in ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michel Gotab

Michel is a panellist at AIX Gas at RSA House on 11-12 April 2018.

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

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

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, which is focused on developing and investing in a 500MW pipeline of utility scale solar projects and rolling out home solar systems on a Pay As You Go basis ... 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

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

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

Crispin Holliday Commercial

Crispin is responsible for business development activities across sub-Saharan Africa for Aldwych and, alongside this role, led the recent Aldwych participation as co-developer and investor in the 450MW Azura Nigerian IPP. Crispin is also responsible for Aldwych Africa Developments Ltd, ... 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

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

Augustin Isiuwe

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

Ehab Ismail Amin

Ehab Ismail Amin is a speaker at the Africa Investment Exchange: Power and Renewables meeting at RSA House, 14-15 November 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

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

Kevin Kariuki

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

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 ERC’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

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

Glada Lahn

Glada has 13 years’ experience in international oil and gas investment and resource governance policy. Working closely with many organisations and policy-making bodies she has helped formulate policy recommendations on sustainable resource strategy and water, food and energy pricing in ... Read More

Olusola Lawson

Olusola is responsible for AIIM’s infrastructure investment transactions and business development in West Africa. He joined AIIM in 2011 and led the AIIM funds’ investment into IHS Towers and Nigeria’s Azura-Edo IPP and was fundamental for AIIM’s investment into Cenpower ... 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

John Lentaigne

John was appointed Chief Underwriting Officer in late 2016 and has over 14 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 ... 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

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 the Denham Capital’s power team. He is also Co-Chairman of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) Energy and Infrastructure Council and a frequent guest speaker at the London Business School. Denham has backed the successful development of ... 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

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

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

Patrick Mawala

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

Anthony Mburu

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

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

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 solar photovoltaic projects. Oxygen is currently developing a pipeline of commercial and industrial rooftop solar projects with Old Mutual Property Zimbabwe, the largest property investment ... 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 is a speaker at the Africa Investment Exchange: Power and Renewables meeting at RSA House, 14-15 November 2018.

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

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

Alan Muir

Alan is Co-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

Olivier Mussat

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

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

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

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

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 joined Ophir in August 2013 and has 15 years’ upstream oil and gas experience. He began his career as a geologist with Shell before moving to Fairfield Energy and more recently Hess Corporation, where he held a variety of ... Read More

Pierre Raillard

Pierre has over 24 years of operational and management experience of which over 17 years has been spent working in sub Saharan Africa, both East and West. Pierre had a pivotal role in the Songo Songo gas development and power ... Read More

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

Ameet Shah

Ameet has considerable experience in executing and implementing solar projects in multiple emerging countries. He works with Astonfield Solar’s financial, technical and government partners to ensure profitability and implementation of each solar project. Under Ameet’s leadership, Astonfield Solar has formed ... 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

Maggy Shino

Maggy heads the Exploration, Production and Promotion Division within the Petroleum Directorate of the Ministry of Mines and Energy. She has ten years’ experience in the exploration and production sector of the oil and gas industry and two years’ experience ... 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 specialises in energy and infrastructure projects across Sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on oil and gas and is the head of Webber Wentzel’s energy and infrastructure sector group. He represents sponsors, governments, financial institutions and private equity investors in ... 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

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

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 22 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

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

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

Chiedu Ugbo

Chiedu is an electric energy law specialist. He qualified as a lawyer over 26 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

Olga Utchavo Madeira

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

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

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

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

Erik Wandrag

Having recently joined the Power Africa Transaction Advisory and Reform Program (PATRP) team, Erik’s responsibility is to accelerate project development, provide independent advice on transaction issues and assist in building the capacity of key ministries. Prior to joining PATRP, he ... 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

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

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

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