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Closed Door: Corporate Leadership Roundtable: Energy Systems of the Future – Balancing Africa’s Needs with Global Goals

25 Jun 2024
Plenary Theatre

Invitation Only

  • How are we increasing the scale and pace of projects and investment?
  • How can decarbonisation policies increase the participation of private sector in energy intensive industries?
  • Are the global climate goals inhibiting Africa’s ability to invest in it’s future?
Chairperson
Andrew Herscowitz, Executive Director - ODI Global
Speakers
Anand Naidoo, Managing Executive, Client Coverage - Absa CIB
Sherif Elkholy, Partner & Head of the Middle East & Africa - Actis
Helen Aigbe Brume, Director - Project & Asset Based Finance, African Export- Import Bank
Olivier Pognon, Director & CEO - The African Legal Support Facility
Patrick Kouame, Investment Director - AIIM
Serdar Nisli, Board Member & Vice President - AKSA
Hussein Matar, Senior Director, Business Development - AMEA Power
Graby Fu, Sales Director & SSA - Astronergy
Obbie Banda, Underwriter & Acting RLSF Coordinator - ATIDI
Benjamin Memmi, CEO - Axian Energy Cluster
Dave Peacock, Chief Commercial Officer - Azura Power
Tim Scales, Partner - A&O Sherman
Allen Leuta, Partner & Co-Head, Infrastructure Sector Group - Bowmans
Leon Groenewald, Managing Director - Cennergi
Nicholas Hughes, Partner & Co-Head of Energy Resources - Clifford Chance
Jan Grabowiecki, Partner & Vice President - CPCS
Benjamin Hugues, Fund Manager - Camco
Mutale Mukuka, CFO - Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC)
Carmen de Castro, Managing Director, FEI Fund Lead - Cygnum Capital
Jonathan Debasc, Managing Director - Flexible Generation, Africa, Engie
Palle Jensen, Director - Envision Energy
Joseph Anis, President & CEO, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Gas - GE Vernova
Jonathan Hoffman, Interim CEO - Globeleq
Arun Velusami, Partner & Co-Head of Africa Practice - Hogan Lovells
Mohamed Ismail Mansour, Chairman - Infinity Power
Martin Meyer, Head: Power & Infrastructure Finance - Investec
Hadyr Koumakpai, General Manager Africa - JA Solar
Jaffer Wang, General Manager, SSA - Jinko Solar
Richard Doyle, Managing Director - JUWI Renewable Energies
James Jin, President of Middle East, Africa & Central Asia - LONGi
Modi NK Naginlal, Senior Relationship Manager - Mauritius Commercial Bank
Erik Granskog, CEO - Milele Energy
Chris Würdemann, Managing Director - Mirova
Dhireshni Chowthee, Principal Energy Finance - Nedbank CIB
Laura Kiwelu, Partner, Co-leader of Africa Leadership Group - Norton Rose Fulbright
Ainojie Alex Irune, President & CEO - Oando Clean Energy
Emilio Cattaneo, Global Head of Technical Assistance - PIDG Group
Matthew Wainwright, Group Chief Financial Officer - Pele Green Energy
Rob Morson, Partner - Pinsent Masons
Richard Nelson, Coordinator - Power Africa
Keith Webb, Infrastructure Sector Solutions, Executive Committee Member - RMB
Giacomo Brambilla, CFO - Red Rocket
Stephen Jurgenson, General Counsel - Savannah Energy
Dietmar Siersdorfer, Managing Director - Siemens Energy Middle East & Africa
Dele Kuti, Global Head of Energy & Infrastructure - Standard Bank
Eric Song, Head of Direct Sales - Sungrow Power Supply
Aman Sachdeva, Founder, President & CEO - Synergy Consulting
Alexandra Hu, Director of Global Sales & Marketing - Tecloman
Will Greene, Senior Director, Sustainable Energy Finance - Tetra Tech
Gustavo Fernandes, Head of Growing & Future Countries - Voltalia
Ashish Sharma, President, Strategic Growth - Waaree Group
Louis Strydom, Director, Growth & Development, Africa & Europe - Wärtsilä Energy
Ali Hjaiej, Commercial Operations Director Africa - Karpowership
Sarah McNeilly, Senior Advisor - Three Cairns Group
Zaheer Khan, Southern Africa Director - Trina Solar
Mohamed Saady Dweik, Head of Technical Services & Product Management, MENA - Jinko Solar
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