Akinwole Omoboriowo II (AOII) is the Chairman, Board of Directors of Genesis Energy Holding, a company with subsidiary project enterprises owning one of the largest licensed commercial off-grid power operations in sub-Sahara Africa. He has broad expertise in conceptualising and managing the complexities of building new businesses, as evidenced by a few enterprises he has successfully built in the oil & gas and power sectors in Africa over the past 20 years.

The vision of Genesis which is ‘Lighting up Africa one community at a time’ has been put in motion by AOII through the various market defining projects he has led the company develop across Africa in the oil & gas and power sectors.

He holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Jos- Nigeria, a post graduate diploma in Strategy and Innovation from the Oxford University Saïd Business School, a certificate in Electricity Pricing and Modelling from the London Business School in the UK, and a certificate in International Oil Trading and Shipping from the Oxford-Princeton College in the UK.

AOII was listed amongst top 10 Most Influential Figures in the African power sectors for three consecutive years (2014, 2015, and 2016); he was also nominated for the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award in Africa’s Power Sector at the African Utility Industry Awards, South Africa.