Speaker List

AFRICA ENERGY FORUM

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS TO DATE
  • H.E. Honourable Abdelmadjid Attar, Minister of Energy, Algeria
  • H.E. Honourable Lefoko Maxwell Moagi, Minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technology & Energy Security, Botswana
  • H.E Honourable Yonis Ali Guedi, Minister of Energy & Natural Resources, Djibouti
  • H.E. Honourable Dr. Eng. Seleshi Bekele, Minister of Water, Irrigation & Energy (MoWIE), Ethiopia
  • H.E. Honourable Abdesselam Mohamed Saleh, Minister of Petroleum, Energy & Mines, Ministry of Petroleum, Energy & Mines, Mauritania
  • H.E. Honourable Aziz Rabbah, Minister of Energy, Mines, & Sustainable Development, Morocco
  • H.E. Honourable Claver Gatete, Minister of Infrastructure, Rwanda
  • H.E. Honourable Osvaldo António Cravid Viegas D'Abreu, Minister of Public Works, Infrastructure, Natural Resources & the Environment, São Tomé & Príncipe
  • H.E. Honourable Mouhamadou Makhtar Cisse, Minister of Petroleum & Energy, Senegal
  • H.E. Honourable Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources & Energy, South Africa
  • H.E. Honourable Cesar Augusto Hinestrosa Gómez, Vice-Minister of Industry & Energy, Equatorial Guinea
  • H.E. Honourable Irene Muloni, Senior Presidential Adviser, Uganda
  • H.E. Honourable Mohammed Ghazali, Secretary General, Ministry of Energy, Mines & the Environment, Morocco
  • H.E. Honourable Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner, Infrastructure & Energy, African Union Commission
 
Government Officials and Public Sector Agencies:
 
  • Hizkyas Dufera, Senior Energy Adviser, Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) & Ministry of Water, Irrigation & Energy (MoWIE), Ethiopia
  • Eric Mwangi, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Energy, Kenya
  • Polycarp Onyango, Senior Director, Energy, The Office of the President, Kenya
  • Sérgio Honwana, Senior Electrical Engineer, National Directorate of Energy, Ministry of Mineral Resources & Energy, Mozambique
  • Máximo Mandava, Senior Electrical Engineer, National Directorate of Energy, Ministry of Mineral Resources & Energy, Mozambique
  • Idris Mohammad, Special Adviser to Honourable Minister of Power On Mambila Hydro Electric Power Project, Federal Ministry of Power, Nigeria
  • Anita Otubu, Head, Project Management Unit, Nigeria Electrification Project and Member of the Advisory Board, Universal Energy Facility (UEF)
  • Olabode Stephen, EEP Resident Engineer, Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Nigeria
  • Papa Demba Diallo, CEO, FONSIS (Sovereign Fund for Strategic Investments), Senegal
 
Co- Host VIP Speaker: 
  • Co-Host VIP Speaker: 15. Dr. Kevin Kanina Kariuki, Vice-President, Power, Energy, Climate & Green Growth, AfDB

Honorary Chairperson:
  • Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO & Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All & Co-Chair of UN-Energy

State Owned & Public Sector Utilities/Organisations:
  • Toufik Hakkar, CEO, Sonatrach, Algeria
  • Chaher Boulakhras, CEO, Sonelgaz, Algeria
  • Abel Didier Tella, Director General, Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA)
  • Sabah M. Mashaly, Chairman & Managing Director, Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), Egypt
  • Lamya Abdel Hady, Head of Private Projects Sector, Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), Egypt
  • Kofi Afewu, Corporate Affairs Director, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Ghana
  • Jonathan Amoako-Baah, CEO, GRIDCo, Ghana
  • Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa, CEO, Volta River Authority (VRA), Ghana
  • Joshua Choge, Chairman, Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), Kenya
  • Eva Lesley Atieno, Chief Human Resource Officer, Career Planning & Succession, Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), Kenya
  • Bernard Ngugi, Managing Director & CEO, Kenya Power, Kenya
  • William Liabunya, CEO, EGENCO, Malawi
  • Khalil Lagtari, Director of Participations & Partnerships, Office National de l'Electricité et de l'Eau Potable (ONEE), Morocco
  • Djiby Ndiaye, Director General, Agence Nationale pour les Energies Renouvelables (ANER), Senegal
  • André de Ruyter, Group Chief Executive, Eskom, South Africa
  • Tshifhiwa Bernard Magoro, Head of the IPP Office, Independent Power Producer Office (IPP Office), South Africa
  • Maduna Ngobeni, Acting COO & Programme Co-ordinator, Independent Power Producer Office (IPP Office), South Africa
  • Felchesmi Mramba, Chief Training Adviser, TANESCO, Tanzania
  • Selestino Babungi, Managing Director, Umeme, Uganda
  • Munyaradzi C. Munodawafa, CEO, Zambezi River Authority, Zambia/Zimbabwe

Regulators:
  • Mohamed Abdel Rahman, Executive Chairman, Egyptian Electric Utility & Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (EgyptERA), Egypt
  • Laura Nhancale, Adviser to the CEO, ARENE (Autoridade Reguladora de Energia), Mozambique
  • Foibe L. Namene, CEO, Electricity Control Board (ECB), Namibia
  • Nomfundo Maseti, Full-Time Regulator Member, Piped Gas Regulation, NERSA, South Africa
  • Ziria Tibalwa Waako, CEO, Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) Uganda

Moderators:
  • Karén Breytenbach, South Africa
  • Angela Nalikka, Manager, National & Regional Power Systems, Power Systems Development Department, AfDB
  • Aida Ngom, Manager, Energy Financial Solutions, AfDB
  • Lauren Somer, Head of Marketing, Aggreko Africa
  • Haruperi Mumbengegwi, Legal Counsel, Power Sector, ALSF
  • Tariye Turner Gbadegesin, Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer, ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment
  • Obbie Banda, Energy Underwriter, ATI
  • Jonathan Berman, Managing Partner, Autonomi Capital
  • Holger Rothenbusch, Managing Director, Debt & Infrastructure, CDC
  • Delphine Siino Courtin, Partner, Clifford Chance
  • Tom Griffin, Partner, MEA, Control Risks
  • John Hamilton, MD, Cross-border Information (CbI)
  • Chris Yelland, Managing Director, EE Business Intelligence
  • Chinonso Njoku, Private Sector Stakeholders Liaison Officer, Energizing Education Programme
  • Dimitri Papaefstratiou, Partner, Ernst & Young
  • Gabriel de Lastours, Regional Head of Energy, Southern & Eastern Mediterranean, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Chiara Ferracioli, Director of Strategy, GOGLA
  • Melissa Basque Roux, Gender Specialist, IFC
  • Hoda Atia Moustafa, Head of the Africa Regional Office, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, World Bank Group
  • Keith Martin, Senior Consultant, Project Finance & Risk Mitigation, Africa, Middle East & Latin America
  • Mathilde Emilie Thue, COO, Norwegian-African Business Association
  • Janice Kotut-Sang, Managing Director, PIDG InfraSolutions
  • Tony Tiyou, Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Renewables in Africa
  • Mercè Labordena, Senior Policy Adviser, SolarPower Europe
  • Margo Buchanan, Founder & CEO, SolarRise
  • Luc Severi, Senior Energy Access Specialist, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL)
  • Mohamed Rali Badissy, Senior Adviser for Energy & Finance, Commercial Law Development Program, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Dept. of Commerce
  • Clare Sierawski, West Africa Manager, Power Africa, USTDA
  • Claus Hetting, CEO & Chairman, Wi-Fi NOW

Quizmaster:
  • Vahid Fotuhi, Vice President, Zero Mass Water
 
EnergyNet ESI:
  • Yasmin Mukhtar, Student, EEP STEM Programme
  • Edah Oyesola, Student, EEP STEM Programme

Private Sector Speakers:
  • Pratik Gauri, India President, 5th Element Group
  • Charles Russon, CEO, Corporate & Investment Banking, Absa
  • Bhavtik Vallabhjee, Head: Power, Utilities & Infrastructure, Absa
  • Miguel Arrarás, Director Business Development EMEA, Acciona Energy
  • Adrian Mucalov, Partner, Actis
  • James Magor, Director, Responsible Investment, Actis
  • Andrea Lovato, Vice President, Head of Renewable Development & Green Hydrogen, ACWA Power
  • Jean-Pierre Barral, Head: Energy & Digital Transitions, Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
  • Daniel Schroth, Acting Director, Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency, AfDB
  • Wale Shonibare, Director, Energy Financial Solutions, Policy & Regulation, AfDB
  • Henry Paul Batchi Baldeh, Director, Power Systems Development, AfDB
  • Rhoda Mshana, Chief Power Sector Regulations Specialist, AfDB
  • Rashid Abdallah, Executive Director, AFREC
  • Kimberly Heimert, General Counsel, Africa50
  • Raza Hasnani, Managing Director, Africa50
  • Koffi Klousseh, Director of Project Development, Africa50
  • Joanna Gentili, CEO, African MiniGrids
  • Romain Py, Chief Investment Officer, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
  • John van Zuylen, Founder, AFSIA
  • John Lewis, Managing Director, Aggreko Africa
  • Samuel Tumma, Head of Engineering, Aggreko Africa
  • Romiald Noussi Soh, Head of Operations, Aggreko Africa
  • Noreen Howat, Senior Strategy Manager, Aggreko Africa
  • Billy Morley, Global Head of Oil & Gas, Aggreko
  • Amadou Ly, CEO, Akilee
  • Claudio Pedretti, President, Alliance for Rural Electrification
  • Gadi Taj Ndahumba, Head of Power Sector, ALSF
  • Juan Laso, Executive President, Alten Energías Renovables
  • Hendrik Broering, Co-Founder & CPO, AMMP Technologies
  • Svet Bajlekov, CEO & Co-Founder, AMMP Technologies
  • Victoria Arch, COO, Angaza
  • Andrew Reicher, Angel Investor, & former CEO of Globeleq, & Partner at Actis
  • Seynabou Ba, Head of ESG, Azura Power
  • Lewis Jones, Partner, Baker Botts
  • Olaf Rogge, Senior Sales Manager, Energy Storage, BASF
  • Christopher Baker-Brian, Co-Founder & MD, Product Division, Bboxx
  • Ray Gorman, Senior Tech Adviser, Beyond the Grid (BTG)
  • Robert Skjodt, CEO, BioTherm Energy
  • Libby Hirshon, Environmental Social & Governance Director, BioTherm Energy
  • Mikko Bergqvist, General Manager, Hybrid Energy Sales, BWSC
  • Geoff Sinclair, Managing Director, Camco Clean Energy
  • Alec Joubert, Head of Risk, Camco Clean Energy
  • Nick O'Donohoe, CEO, CDC
  • Jen Braswell, Director, Value Creation, CDC
  • Liz Lloyd, Chief Impact Officer, CDC
  • Chris Chijiutomi, Director, Head of Infrastructure, CDC
  • Iain Macaulay, Director, Head of Project Finance, CDC
  • Nicolas Pitiot, Investment Director, CDC
  • Yang Yisheng, President, China Energy (CEEC)
  • Dan Waldron, Digital Finance & Energy Specialist, CGAP (World Bank Group)
  • Sahbi Amara, Africa Director, Clarke Energy
  • Andrew Johnstone, CEO, Climate Fund Managers
  • Bill Rustrick, CEO, Clinton Foundation
  • Saira Zaidi, Manager, Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Kathryn Fletcher, Director, Control Risks
  • Emmanuel Enujiugha, Consultant, Control Risks
  • Olaedo Osoka, CEO, Daystar Power
  • Stephan Diefenthal, Vice President, Energy & Infrastructure, Africa, Latin America, DEG
  • Sabine Chalopin, Power & Renewables ESG & Impact Director, Denham Capital
  • Lucy Chege, Head: Energy, Environment & Information Communications Technologies (ICT), Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
  • Kjetil Røine, Partner, Differ Group
  • Cornelius Matthes, Senior Vice President, Dii Desert Energy
  • Beatrice Nyabira, Partner & Head of Projects, Energy & Restructuring, DLA Piper Africa, IKM Advocates
  • Francis Romano, CEO, Drive Electric & Founder, Knights Energy
  • Sediko Douka, Commissioner, Energy & Mines, ECOWAS
  • Richard Amor, Head of Corporate Lending, Asia, Latin America & Africa, Caribbean & Pacific (ACP), EIB
  • Sean McMurty, Consultant, Eirene Advisory
  • Ángela Pérez, Head of Structured Finance, Elecnor
  • Lauren Thomas, Regional Manager, eleQtra
  • Terje Osmundsen, Founder & CEO, Empower New Energy
  • Greg Kushnir, Founder & CEO, Emrod
  • Simon Gosling, Managing Director, EnergyNet
  • Judith Pryor, Member, Board of Directors, Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • Morrison Rwakakamba, Global Senior Director of Policy, Fenix International
  • Akin Marinho, Founder & CEO, Fiam Wifi
  • Helena Teppana, Associate Director, Finnfund
  • Huub Cornelissen, Energy Director, FMO
  • Andy Calitz, CEO, Future Energy
  • Boitumelo Sehlake, Energy Analyst, Future Energy
  • Narendra Asnani, Services Commercial Executive, Gas Power GE
  • Elisée Sezan, CEO, GE Gas Power Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Eric Amoussouga, CEO for Francophone Africa & Sales Director, GE Renewable Energy (Grid) SubSaharan Africa
  • Suzanne Biegel, Champion, Gender Smart Investing
  • Mike Scholey, CEO, Globeleq
  • Laurence Mulliez, Chairman, Globeleq
  • Jonathan Hoffman, Chief Development Officer, Globeleq
  • John Smelcer, Business Development Director, Globeleq
  • Simon Hodson, CEO, Gridworks
  • Ilana Cohen, Acting Head of Programme, Mobile for Development Utilities, GSMA
  • Chanda Nxumalo, Director, Harmattan Renewables
  • Peter Lilienthal, CEO, HOMER Energy by UL & Global Microgrid Lead, UL
  • Rizwan Razaq, Senior Solutions Manager, Huawei Technologies
  • Maximilian Jarrett, Africa Programme Manager, IEA (International Energy Agency)
  • Roberta Quadrelli, Head of Section, Energy Data Centre, IEA (International Energy Agency)
  • Linda Munyengeterwa, Regional Infrastructure Industry Director: Middle East & Africa, IFC
  • Marcel Bruhwiler, Manager, Infrastructure, East & Southern Africa, IFC
  • Adrian Whiteman, Chief Statistician, IRENA
  • Louis Watum, Managing Director, Ivanhoe Mines (DRC), & President, DRC Chamber of Mines
  • Victor Koyier, Regional Manager Sub-Saharan Africa, Jinko Solar
  • Ayomide Mejabi, Chief Economist, Sub-Saharan Africa, J.P. Morgan
  • Thomas Duve, Director, Southern Africa & Regional Funds, KfW
  • Ibitayo Banigbe, Vice President of Technology, Konexa
  • Jennifer Boca, Head of Environmental, Social & Governance, Lekela Power
  • Cassandra Siemens, Director of Business Development & Marketing, Manitoba Hydro International
  • Yousuf Haffejee, Vice President & Head of Business Development, Marubeni Middle-East & Africa
  • William Amuna, Technical Controller, Millennium Development Authority (MIDA)
  • Ali Zerouali, Director of International Development & Co-operation, Masen, Morocco
  • Tarik Hamane, Executive Director & Head of Development, Masen, Morocco
  • Vangelis Kamaris, International Business Development Director, METKA
  • Trevor Genis, Principal Project Manager, Airband Initiative, Microsoft Corporation
  • Shantha Bloemen, Founding Director, Mobility for Africa
  • Fei Ding, Senior Research Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • Amith Singh, Head, Energy Finance, Nedbank
  • Sanjeev Mungroo, Principal, Energy Finance, Nedbank
  • Mike Wickins, Principal, Energy Finance, Nedbank
  • Tas Anvaripour, CEO, Neo Themis
  • Mark Davis, Executive Vice President, Clean Energy, Norfund
  • Birgit Edlefsen, Senior Investment Manager, Norfund
  • Jodie Woo, COO, OffGridBox 202. Mark Carrato, Co-ordinator, Power Africa
  • Adaku Ufere, Deputy Chief of Party, Power Africa: Nigeria Power Sector Program (NPSP)
  • MK Balaji, Specialist Leader & Off Grid Team Leader, Power Africa: Nigeria Power Sector Program
  • Juan Carlos Ruiz, Director of Operations, Powertis
  • Dean Cooper, Head - Core Energy Team, Practical Action Consulting International
  • Tim Genders, CEO, Project Isizwe
  • Joseph Nganga, Managing Director, responsAbility
  • Marie Anna Benard, Technical Assistance & Chair of responsAbility’s Gender & Diversity Advisory Group, responsAbility
  • Tiago Julião Neves, Co-Founder, REVLECTRIC
  • Siyanda Mflathelwa, Senior Transactor, RMB
  • Keith Webb, Senior Transactor, RMB
  • Daniel Zinman, Senior Transactor, RMB
  • Morten Langsholdt, Senior Vice President Business Development, Scatec Solar
  • Samuel Ogunlaja, Senior Associate, Shearman & Sterling
  • Olebogeng Sentsho, CEO, Simba Mgodi Mining Incubation Fund
  • Senior representative, Smart Electric Power Alliance
  • Felix Boldt, CEO, SolarWorX
  • Tess Williams, Co-Founder & Principal, Sound Grid
  • Katherine Persson, Board Member, South African Wind Energy Association
  • Joanne Dean, Board Member & Spokesperson, South African Energy Storage Association
  • Sameer Kher, Head Projects and O&M for Hybrid Energy Projects for Nigeria, Sterling and Wilson
  • Glenn Pearce-Oroz, Director for Policy & Programmes, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL)
  • Gustav Thorén, Investment Manager, Swedfund
  • Per van Swaay, Senior VP, TCX
  • Evan Rice, Director, EMEA, Tesla
  • Pepin Tchouate, Senior Regional Policy & Regulatory Off-Grid Advisor, Tetra Tech
  • Araí Monteforte, Energy Sector Director, Tetra Tech
  • Marcia Ashong, Founder, TheBoardroom Africa
  • Rachel More-Oshodi, Deputy Vice President Commercial Sales & Specialist, Africa, Total
  • Michael Awori, Chief Operating Officer, Trade and Development Bank (TDB)
  • Eyob Easwaran, Senior Adviser, Trade and Development Bank (TDB)
  • Antonio Jimenez Manzorro, Managing Director & Vice President, Middle East & Africa, Trina Solar
  • Nambuya Imbega, Regional Sales Manager, Middle East & Africa, Trina Solar
  • Paul Biggs, Senior Partner, Trinity 236. Steve Cicala, Assistant Professor, Tufts University
  • Jörg Althaus, Regional Manager for India, Middle East & Africa for Solar Energy, TÜV Rheinland
  • Daniel Kirk-Davidoff, Lead Research Scientist, UL
  • Linus Mofor, Senior Environmental Affairs Officer, UNECA
  • Rob De Jong, Head, Mobility Unit, United Nations Environment Programme
  • Sarah Lawson, Senior Energy Specialist, USAID
  • Leonardo Rocha Souza, Chief, Energy Statistics Section, UNSD
  • Andrew M. Herscowitz, Chief Development Officer, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
  • Vibhuti Jain, Director for Africa, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
  • Peter Twesigye, Head, Electricity Regulation Programme, Power Futures Lab, University of Cape Town
  • Klaus Livik, Chief Strategist, Volue
  • Tarik Sfendla, Market Development Manager, Wärtsilä Energy
  • Michael Ball, Project Development Manager, Wärtsilä Energy
  • Marián Giner, General Manager, Business Development, Wärtsilä Energy
  • Frédéric Baralon, Senior Manager, Market Development, Africa & Europe, Wärtsilä Energy
  • Ville Rimali, Director, Growth & Development, Africa & Europe, Wärtsilä Energy
  • Souleylmane Niang, CEO, Africa, W. Giertsen Energy Solutions
  • François-Guilhem Vaissier, Partner, White & Case
  • Frederic Verdol, Senior Power Engineer, World Bank Group
  • Riccardo Puliti, Regional Director for Infrastructure for Africa, World Bank Group
  • Elisa Portale, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank Group

OIL & GAS COUNCIL

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS TO DATE
 
  • David DesAutelles, EVP Corporate Development, VAALCO Energy
  • Salah El-Ekhififi, Exploration Geologist, NOC Libya
  • Michael Humphries, Director, Redcliff Energy Advisors
  • Chichi Emenike, Head, Gas Ventures, Neconde Energy Limited
  • Mark Allen, Subsurface Director, Assala Energy
  • Mohamed Badissy, Senior Advisor for Energy and Finance, U.S. Dept. of Commerce
  • Jerome Halbout, Founding Partner, 4D Global Energy Advisors
  • Chinedu Mofunanya, Portfolio Manager, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA)
  • Tabrez Khan, Director | Africa Oil & Gas Strategy & Transactions Leader, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Andy Cox, Chair of Energy & Natural Resources, KPMG
  • David Eastwell, Geophysicist, Ikon Science
  • Adam Law, Managing Director, ERCE
  • Deirdre O’Donnell, Managing Director, Working Smart
  • Natan Battisti, Group Development & Operations Technical Engineer, Premier Oil
  • Oxana Bristowe, Founder and Managing Director, Oxana Bristowe
  • Amalia Olivera-Riley, Head of Exploration, Tullow
  • Bertrand Montembault, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Mark Lappin, Chairman, Cluff Natural Resources
  • Kingsmill Bond, Energy Strategist, Carbon Tracker
  • Nick Maden, Former SVP Exploration, Equinor Independent
  • Fathima Hussain, Managing Director, Oil & Gas Corporate Finance, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Ayotola Jagun, Chief Compliance Officer and Company Secretary, Oando
  • Bambo Ibidapo-Obe, GM Commercial, Oando

AFRICA UTILITY WEEK | POWERGEN

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS TO DATE 

Ministry
  • H.E Gwede Mantashe, Mineral Resources and Energy, South Africa (in dairy, but need 100% confirmation)
  • Dr. Albert Butare, Former Minister of State In Charge of Energy, Water and Communication; Republic of Rwanda and CEO, Africa Energy Services Group Ltd, Rwanda
  • James Baanabe, Former Commissioner Energy Department at Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda
 
State Owned & Public Sector Utilities/Regulator:
  • André de Ruyter, Group Chief Executive Officer, Eskom, South Africa (in dairy, but need 100% confirmation)
  • Mami Dufi Ofori, Executive Secretary, Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, Ghana
  • Sumaya Nassiep, General Manager, RT&D, Eskom, South Africa
  • Kadri Nassiep, Executive Director, City of Cape Town, South Africa
 
Confirmed CEO Forum participants
  • Victor Mbemi, CEO, SONATREL, Cameroon
  • Eric Mansuy, CEO, ENEO, Cameroon
  • Idriss Mouliom, Continuous Improvement Director, ENEO, Cameroon - Douala
  • Danga Adou Jean Bruno, CEO, SNE, Congo Brazzaville
  • Jean Bosco Kayombo Kayan, CEO, SNEL, DRC
  • William Willoughby Liabunya, CEO, Electricity Generation Company (Malawi) (EGENCO) Ltd, Malawi
  • Armand Zingiro, CEO, Energy Utility Corporation, Rwanda
  • David Muthike, Strategy & Business Performance Director, KenGen, Kenya
  • Shiferaw Telila, CEO, Ethiopian Electric Utility, Ethiopia
  • Felix Gakuba, Managing Director, REG/EDCL, Rwanda
  • Beck Awan Deng, Chairman & General Manager, South Sudan Electricity Corporation, South Sudan
  • Jacob Deng, Director Projects & Planning, South Sudan Electricity Corporation, South Sudan
  • Mark Obia, Company Secretary, Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited, Uganda
  • Selestino Babungi, CEO, UMEME, Uganda
  • Owen Silavwe, CEO, Copperbelt Energy Corporation, Zambia
  • Fessor Mbango, CEO, Erongo RED, Namibia
  • Meshack Kunene, CEO, Eswatini Electricity Company, Eswatini
  • Vusi Gama, General Manager Operations, Eswatini Electricity Company, Eswatini
  • Kahenge Simson Haulofu, CEO, Nam Power, Namibia
  • Fillemon Nakashole, CEO, NORED, Namibia
  • Edward Rugoyi, Acting CEO, Botswana Power Corporation, Botswana
 
Confirmed Municipal Leaders Forum participants
  • A Qaba, Acting City Manager, Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan
  • Johann Leibbrandt, Municipal Manager, Drakenstein Local Municipality
  • Ngamela Pakade, Municipal Manager, King Sabatha Dalindyebo Local Municipality
  • T Giliomee, Municipal Manager, Mossel Bay Local Municipality
  • Serrah Mhlanga, Municipal Manager, Midvaal Local Municipality
  • Andile Sihlala, City Manager, Buffalo City Metropolitan
  • Trevor Botha, Municipal Manager, George Local Municipality
 
Government Officials
  • William Amuna, Technical Coordinator, Millennium Development Authority, Ghana
  • Katrien Hinderdael, Power Africa Country Manager for East Africa and Central, USTDA
  • Sanusi Ohiare, Executive Director, Rural Electrification Fund, Rural Electrification Agency, Nigeria
 
Associations / research
  • Lande Abudu, Executive Secretary, Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria, Nigeria
  • Barry McColl, Senior Regional Manager, EPRI, South Africa
  • Ifeoma N. Malo, Clean Technology Hub, Nigeria
  • Kristina Skierka, CEO, Power For All, USA
  • Aaron Leopold, CEO, Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA), Kenya
 
Private Sector Speakers:
  • Ørjan Alexander Pedersen, Founder/COO, Empower New Energy, Norway
  • Habiba  Ali, Managing Director and CEO, Sosai Renewable Energies, Nigeria
  • Dan Klinck, CEO, East African Power, Republic of Rwanda
  • Denis Rugamba, Project Manager - Renewable Energy Fund, Rwanda Development Bank, Republic of Rwanda
  • Yves Muyange, Director: Power Markets and Regulation, TetraTech, Canada
  • Faith Chege-Schooley, Portfolio Coordinator, EEP Africa, Kenya
  • Wim Jonker Klunne, Small Scale Hydropower Expert, Hydro4Africa, South Africa
  • Kathleen Jean-Pierre, Vision & Delivery Lead, CrossBoundary Energy, Kenya
  • Hendrik Malan, CEO, Frost & Sullivan Africa, South Africa
  • Viven Perumal, Marketing Manager, Conlog, South Africa
  • Desigan Govender, Product Manager, Conlog, South Africa
  • Lance Hawkins-Dady, Engineering Manager, Conlog, South Africa
  • Sibusiso Skosana, Commercial Director, Conlog, South Africa
  • Ted Blom, Partner, Energy & Mining Advisors, South Africa
  • John Kidenda, Director - Software and Analytics, PowerGen Renewable Energy, Uganda
  • Angus Marjoribanks, COO, Energrow, Uganda

ESI AFRICA

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS TO DATE 

Moderators: 
  • Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl, Editor, ESI Africa
  • Dave Long, Secretary-General, SAIPPA
  • Wendy Poulton, Secretary-General, SANEA
 

Speakers: 
  • Michael Shellenberger, Best-selling Author and Environmental Policy Writer        
  • Knox Msebenzi, Managing Director, NIASA
  • Gaopalelwe Santswere, Deputy President, NIASA
  • Francois Viljoen, Director, Cresco
  • Vally Padayachee, Strategic Advisor, AMEU
  • Garth Greubel, CEO, Energy Exchange of Southern Africa
  • Kristina Skierka, CEO, Power for All
  • Jessica Stephens, COO, AMDA
  • Daniel Kitwa, Energy Access Finance Advisor, AMDA
  • Carlton Cummins, Co-founder and CTO, Aceleron
  • Nicola Lazenby, Programme Director, Energy Catalyst