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 and Energy, Hizkyas has been leading the country’s mini-grid project development and the power sector reform roadmap.  He has also supported the launch of the National Electrification Program (NEP) and has been assisting on IPP policies, projects and initiatives.

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