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Luigi Di Pasquale — Business and Market Development, Market and Sales — Alsaldo Energía

We interviewed Luigi Di Pasquale from Ansaldo Green Tech, a new company controlled by Ansaldo Energia, at the last Africa Energy Forum.

Mr. Pasquale explained what Ansaldo Green Tech could make available for green energy technology in African markets and shared how Ansaldo Energia faces the delicate moment of ecological transition.

Obbie Banda — Underwriter, Acting RLSF Coordinator — African Trade Insurance Agency

Last June in Brussels at #aef22 we interviewed Obbie Banda, Acting RLSF Coordinator at African Trade Insurance Agency.

Mr. Banda shared ATI’s latest achievement since last attending the Africa Energy Forum in 2019 and the company’s goals of how they will continue to grow as an energy partner.

Shirley Webber — Head of Natural Resources and Energy — ABSA

 In last June, during the Africa Energy Forum we heard from Shirley Webber, Absa’s Head of Natural Resources & Energy.

During the interview Mrs. Webber explained how to present energy projects for bankability and the importance in developing renewables for Africa’s energy security and the role financial institutions can play in this.

Dr. Chris Bale — CEO — Serengeti Energy

Previous Africa Energy Forum in June 2022 we had the pleasure to interview with Dr. Chris Bale, Serengeti Energy’s CEO.

During the interview Dr. Bale addressed the expectations from investors and shared his vision for the future of Serengeti Energy.

Marko Nokkala — Senior Sales Manager — Valmet

 This past Africa Energy Forum in Brussels, we spoke with Marko Nokkala, Senior Sales Manager at Valmet.

Mr. Nokkala told viewers why Valmet was participating at the Africa Energy Forum, shared Valmet’s story behind the Africa energy markets and the added value Valmet brings to the energy markets.

Carlos Gomes da Silva — Group CEO and Vice Chairman — MCA

 Last June at the Africa Energy Forum 2022 in Brussels, we interviewed Carlos Gomes da Silva, CEO and Vice Chairman at MCA Group.

During the interview Mr. Silva explained MCA’s view on energy transition in Africa and how the replication process for projects will be used in the future.

Mark Carrato — Coordinator — Power Africa

At the Africa Energy Forum 2022, last June in Brussels, we had the pleasure to interview Mark Carrato, Coordinator at Power Africa.

Mr. Carrato explained to viewers how Power Africa updated its priorities to reflect the energy transition imperative and how the project pipeline for renewable energy projects and infrastructure best attract new transition funding.

Arturo Herrero — Senior Vice President Europe & LATAM — Nextracker

In Brussels, in the course of Africa Energy Forum 2022, we interviewed with Arturo Herrero, Senior Vice President Europe & LATAM at Nextracker.

Mr. Herrero shared what upcoming projects Nextracker is working on and how the company is transforming solar site challenges into opportunities.

Mohamed Mijindadi — President — GE Nigeria

Last African Energy Forum in Brussels we interviewed Mohamed Mijindadi, President at GE Nigeria & Managing Director Gas Power Systems (Anglophone West Africa).

Mr. Mijindadi told us his thoughts on what should a just energy transition look like for Africa and what is the right energy mix for African nation.

Matteo Brambilla — CEO — Red Rocket

During the Africa Energy Forum 2022, in Brussels, we spoke with Matteo Brambilla, CEO at Red Rocket.

Mr. Brambilla shared what his ambitions are for Red Rocket over the medium to long term, explained what is Red Rocket's unique value proposition in the industry and how does he see Africa as the next frontier.

Malte Meyer — Business Development Director South Africa — Vestas

At the last Africa Energy Forum, we interviewed Malte Meyer, Business Development Director South Africa at Vestas.

Mr. Meyer addressed how wind technology is ready to scale up in the Sub-Saharan region and the reason why we aren’t seeing more deals being closed. He also explained how South Africa has set very ambitious renewable energy targets for 2030: 8 years to install over 14 GW.

Ed Stumpf — Investment Director | Head of Investment Strategy — AIIM

We interviewed Ed Stumpf, Investment Director & Head of Investment Strategy at AIIM (African Infrastructure Investment Management) during the Africa Energy Forum 2022 in Brussels.

Mr. Stumpf discussed what are the benefits of distributed Commercial & Industrial energy utilities, explained some of the issues in rolling out C&I platforms and if the current global energy landscape changes the way the global north now views energy investment and its impact on African power.

Dr. Richard Fyvie — Principal Engineer & Wind Business Lead MEA — DNV

At the previous Africa Energy Forum #aef22 we interviewed Dr Richard Fyvie, Principal Engineer & Wind Business Lead MEA, at DNV.

During the interview Dr. Fyvie shared his thoughts on Africa’s potential blockage from rapidly growing in renewable energy, how Africa can build the best global skills for a renewable pipeline in the continent and gave advice to emerging African economies balancing deploying renewable energy to their grids to maintain stability and participating in decarbonisation.

Chris Antonopoulos — CEO — Lekela

Last June in Brussels at the Africa Energy Forum we had the chance to speak with Chris Antonopoulos, CEO at Lekela Power.

In the interview Mr. Antonopoulos spoke about Lekela’s upcoming projects and the contribution they’re making to Africa’s energy mix, the positive impact Lekela has on communities where it operates, what is in store for Lekela and renewable energy in Africa.

Vuyelwa Mahanyele — Regional Sales Director — GE Gas Power SSA

Last June at the Africa Energy Forum we had the opportunity to interview Vuyelwa Mahanyele, Regional Sales Director at GE Gas Power SSA.

During the interview Miss Mahanyele explained how private and public stakeholders are encouraging women to enter STEM and shared how GE encourage young women in the energy sector through their networking infinity group.

Pedro Huarte Mendicoa Tato — Sr. Director of Public Affairs Mediterranean & Africa — Vestas

It was a pleasure to meet Pedro Huarte Mendicoa Tato, Sr. Director of Public Affairs Mediterranean and Africa at Vestas during the last Africa Energy Forum.

Mr. Tato explained the role that wind energy has in the energy transition and what challenges Africa faces for Wind Development power.

Rui de Oliveira — Partner — Morais Leitao

At the Africa Energy Forum in Brussels we had the pleasure to interview Rui de Oliveira, Partner at Morais Leitao.

Mr. Schreuder shared an overview about the company and its contributions to Africa and explained his thoughts for next steps in electrifying Africa. #aef #aef22 #energy #africa #unitedinoneplace

Hussain AlNowais — Chairman — AMEA Power

We interviewed Hussain AlNowais, Chairman at AMEA Power during the 2022 Africa Energy Forum.

Mr. AlNowais shared AMEA Power’s future plans and what the company has done over the past few years. 

Rachel Soares — Trade Commissioner for Climate Finance — Global Affairs Canada

We heard from Rachel Soares, Trade Commissioner for Climate Finance at Global Affairs Canada during the 2022 Africa Energy Forum.

Miss Soares provided solutions on how to address climate challenges in Africa.

Kevin Kariuki — Vice President of the Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth Complex — AfDB

During our last Africa Energy Forum, we had the opportunity to interview Kevin Kariuki, Vice President of the Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth Complex at AfDB.

During the interview Mr. Kariuki addressed the role played by the African Development Bank in the continent’s energy transition to-date, future plans in this regard, the Bank's strategic support for gas projects on the continent, and how this doesn’t undermine the goals of the Paris Agreement, as well as how the private sector can play a more prominent role in Africa’s energy transition.

Bertus Schreuder — Channel Business Director — Sungrow

Previously at the Africa Energy Forum 2022, we interviewed Bertus Schreuder, Channel Business Director at Sungrow.

Mr. Schreuder explained how has the utility-scale PV market changed in Africa after the Covid-19 crisis and how has Sungrow adapted to the new changes.

Christopher Chijiutomi — MD, Head of Infra Equity, Africa — British International Investment

We met and spoke to Christopher Chijiutomi, MD, Head of Infra Equity, Africa at British International Investment at the 2022 Africa Energy Forum.

Mr. Chijiutomi shared with us why BII attended #aef in Brussels last June.

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