Speakers

Ifey Ikeonu

Former Chairperson, ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA)

About

Ifey Ikeonu is an Energy Policy & Regulation Consultant. She holds a Master’s degree in Law and an MBA in Sustainable Development. She is an energy lawyer with over 25 years of experience in the West African Energy Sector. She also has considerable experience in corporate strategy and project management. Ifey is a former Chairperson of the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA). Prior to joining ERERA in January 2011 as a Commissioner, she held various senior management positions at the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission including Head of the Licensing & Enforcement Department as well as Head of the Strategy and Project Management Office. She also worked for several years as in-house Counsel at the Power Holding Company of Nigeria. Ifey played an active role in the power sector reform programme in Nigeria where she worked with various committees on the Legal and Regulatory aspects of the reform and was also pivotal in developing the regulatory framework for the regional electricity market of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). She is very involved in the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative and is an active advocate of gender mainstreaming in the energy sector. She is a certified Regulation Specialist.
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