Our full list of Speakers to date


H.E. Honourable Dr. Bachir Ismael Ouedraogo, Minister of Energy, Burkina Faso
H.E Honourable Bruno Kapandji Kalala, Head of State Mission, Grand Inga Project, Democratic Republic of the Congo
H.E. Honourable Dr. Mohamed Shaker El-Markabi, Minister of Electricity & Renewable Energy, Egypt

H.E. Honourable Osvaldo D'Abreu, Minister of Infrastructure & Natural Resources, São Tomé & Príncipe
H.E. Honourable Hassan Abdinor Abdi, Minister of Energy & Water Resources, Somalia
H.E. Honourable William Owuraku Aidoo, Deputy Minister of Energy, Ghana
H.E. Honourable George A. Gontor, Deputy Minister of Energy, Ministry of Mines & Energy, Liberia
H.E Honourable Kornelia Shilunga, Deputy Minister of Mines & Energy, Namibia
The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, The Minister of State for Trade Policy, UK
H.E. Honourable Magna Mudyiwa, Deputy Minister of Energy & Power Development, Zimbabwe
H.E. Honourable Mohammed Ghazali, Secretary General, Ministry of Energy Transition & Sustainable Development, Morocco

Government Officials
Honourable Irene Nafuna-Muloni MP, Bulambuli District, Uganda
Adidjatou Hassan Zanouvi, Deputy Director of Cabinet, Ministry of Economy & Finance, Benin

Abebe G. Yihdego, Director, PPP Framework Management & Contract Support Directorate, Office of PPP Directorate General, Ministry of Finance, Ethiopia
Momodou Sarr, Adviser to the Minister of Petroleum & Energy, Ministry of Petroleum & Energy, The Gambia
Christopher Kirigua, OGW, Director General, Public Private Partnerships, The National Treasury, Government of Kenya, Kenya
Eric Mwangi, Senior Advisor to the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Kenya

Mamadou Amadou Kane, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Oil, Mining & Energy, Mauritania
Carlos Yum, Director, Mphanda Nkuwa Hydroelectric Project Implementation Office, Mozambique
Ahmad Zakari, Special Adviser to the President on Infrastructure, Office of the Vice President, Nigeria
Yusuf Ali, Special Assistant to the President on Power Reforms, Office of the Vice President, Nigeria

Olabode Sowunmi III, Consultant on Power & Gas, House Committee on Power, National Assembly, Nigeria
Boubacar Mbodji, Special Adviser to the President, Energy & Environment, Presidency of the Republic of Senegal, Senegal
Ngozi Beckley-Lines, Director of Projects, Ministry of Energy, Sierra Leone

Abdisalam Abdullahi, Project Coordinator, Energy Coordination Unit, Ministry of Energy & Water Resources, Somalia
Jacob Mbele, Deputy Director-General for Energy Programmes & Projects, Department of Mineral Resources & Energy, South Africa
George Lekorotsoana, Chief of Staff, Department of Mineral Resources & Energy, South Africa
Sello Helepi, Advisor, Department of Mineral Resources & Energy, South Africa
Benson Munyaradzi, Chief Director for Energy & Power Development, Ministry of Energy & Power Development, Zimbabwe

Utilities, Transmission and Distribution Organisations
Abel Didier Tella, Director General, Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA), Côte d'Ivoire
Karimou Chabi Sika, MD, Electricity Community of Benin (CEB), Benin

Lamyaa Youssef, Head of Studies & Renewable Energy, Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), Egypt
Dalal Helmi, Head of Sector for Electricity Market Affairs & Cross-Border Interconnection, Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC), Egypt
Ebenezer Essienyi, CEO, GRIDCo, Ghana

Samuel Kofi Dzamesi, CEO, Bui Power Authority, Ghana
Anthony Boye Osafo-Kissi, Deputy CEO, Engineering, Bui Power Authority, Ghana
William Liabunya, CEO, Electricity Generation Company (EGENCO), Malawi
Cheikh Abdellahi Bedda, Director General, SOMELEC (Société Mauritaneinne d'Electricité), Mauritania
Noel Govene, CFO, Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), Mozambique
Folake Soetan, CEO, Ikeja Electric, Nigeria
Chiedu Ugbo, MD & CEO, Niger Delta Power Holding Company, Nigeria
Sule Abdulaziz, Acting MD/CEO, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Nigeria

Mohamed A. Farah, Board Member, Sompower & Deputy Chairman, Somaliland Electricity Association (SEA)
Jigba Yilla, Finance Manager, Transco CLSG, Côte d’Ivoire

Yusupha M Jobe, Director General, Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA), The Gambia
Oscar Amonoo-Neizer, Executive Secretary, Energy Commission, Ghana
Daniel Kiptoo Bargoria, Director General, Energy & Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA), Kenya
Motlatsi Ramafole, Chief Executive, Lesotho Electricity & Water Authority, Lesotho

Musiliu Oseni, Vice Chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Nigeria
Dafe C. Akpeneye, Honorable Commissioner for Legal, Licensing & Compliance, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Nigeria

DFIs and Multilaterals
Wale Shonibare, Director, Energy Financial Solutions, Policy and Regulation, AfDB, Côte d'Ivoire
Batchi Baldeh, Director for Power Systems Development, AfDB, Côte d'Ivoire
Callixte Kambanda, Manager, Energy Policy, Regulation & Statistics, AfDB, Côte d'Ivoire
Olivier S. Pognon, Director & CEO, ALSF, Côte d'Ivoire
Iain Macaulay, Head of Project Finance, CDC Group, UK
Amal-Lee Amin, Director, Climate Strategy, CDC Group & Senior Advisor COP 26, UK
Holger Rothenbusch, MD, CDC Group, UK
Geoff Manley, Head of Energy Access and Efficiency, CDC Group, UK
Maia Schuh, Investment Director, CDC Group
Andreas Cremer, Director Infrastructure, Africa & Latam, DEG, Germany
Paloma Perez De Vega, Head of Division, Project Finance, Global Partners & Neighbouring Countries, EIB, Luxembourg
Richard Amor, Head of Corporate Lending, Asia, Latin America & Africa, Caribbean & Pacific (ACP), EIB, Luxembourg
Juliette Leusink, Senior Investment Officer, Project Finance Global Partners, EIB, Luxembourg
Helena Teppana, Associate Director, Finnfund, Finland
Ina Hoxha, Investment Director, IFU, Denmark
Huub Cornelissen, Director Energy, FMO, Netherlands
Bernhard van Meeteren, Energy Sector Specialist, FMO, Netherlands
Roxana Ignat, Investment Office, Energy Department, FMO, Netherlands
Marcel Bruhwiler, Manager Infrastructure Southern Africa, Nigeria, East Africa, IFC
Subhasis Dhal, Chief Executive, Export-Import Bank of India, London Branch, UK
Birgit Edlefsen, Senior Investment Manager, Norfund, Norway
Ariane Ducreux, Head of Infrastructure, Power & Digital, Proparco, France

Public Sector Organisations
Nelson Lage, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ADENE, Portugal
Kayad Moussa Ahmed, Director General, ODDEG (Office Djiboutien de developpement de l'energie geothermique), Djibouti
Joseph Williams, Executive Director, Rural & Renewable Energy Agency (RREA), Liberia
Helen Buluma, Deputy CEO, National Oil Company of Malawi, Malawi
Mohammed A. Ahmed, Group Executive Director, Gas & Power Directorate, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Nigeria
Anita Otubu, Head PMU, Rural Electrification Agency, Nigeria
Justin U. Ezeala, MD, Nigerian Gas Marketing Company (NGMC), Nigeria
Stephen Dihwa, Coordination Centre Executive Director, Southern Africa Power Pool (SAPP), Zimbabwe
Farid Mohamed, Chief Transactions Advisor, Southern Africa Power Pool (SAPP), Kenya

Mark Carrato, Coordinator, Power Africa, USA
Dan Kammen, Senior Advisor, Energy Climate & Innovation, Power Africa, USA
Jillian Foerster, Manager, West Africa, USTDA, USA
Akinwale Aboyade, Senior Regional Energy Specialist, USAID, USA

Private sector
Adrian Mucalov, Partner: Infrastructure, Actis, UK
Sadio Wade, Investment Professional, Actis, UK
Sameh Shenouda, CIO, Africa Finance Corporation, UK
Kome Johnson-Azuare, Associate Vice President, Africa Finance Corporation, Nigeria
John Lewis, MD, Africa, Aggreko, UK
Noreen Howat, Head of Group Strategy, Aggreko, UK
Kweku Frempong, Area General Manager, West & Central Africa, Aggreko, Ghana
Eddy Alexandre, AMSS Business Development Manager, Aggreko, France
Conor Dooley, Director of Business Development, Energy Sectors, Aggreko, UK
Serge Mevo, Head of Utilities, Africa, Aggreko, UK
Abdoul Hien, General Manager, Utility Projects, West & Central Africa, Aggreko, Côte d'Ivoire
Koffi Klousseh, MD, Head of Project Development, Africa50, Morocco
Hussein Matar, Senior Director, Business Development, AMEA Power, UAE
Jens Thomassen, Partner, A.P. Moller Capital, UK
Camillo Atampurge, Director, Resources & Energy, Absa Bank, UK

Theuns Ehlers, Head: Project Finance, Absa Bank, South Africa
Olaf Rogge, Senior Manager Sales Energy Storage, BASF New Business, BASF, Germany
Shashank Krishna, Partner, Baker Botts, UK
Manuel Tinoco, Principal Consultant, CPCS, Canada
Theophilus Sackey, Director & Chief Executive, Cenpower, Ghana
Idris Mohammed, Founder, Consultancy Dell’Amore International, Nigeria

Matthew Tilleard, Co-Managing Partner and Co-Founder, CrossBoundary Group, Kenya
Joseph Nganga, MD, The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet, USA
Margaret Mutschler, Partner, Mutschler Consulting Services (previously Head of Generation & Renewable Projects, NamPower), Namibia
Scott Mackin, Managing Partner, Denham Capital, UK
Roland Neifer, Senior Project Manager Power Systems, Fichtner, Germany
Vuyelwa Mahanyele, Regional Sales Director, Gas Power, Sub-Saharan Africa, GE
Michael Konadu, Commercial Growth Director, Gas Power, Sub-Saharan Africa, GE
Alex Douglas, MD, Business Development, Head of West Africa, Globeleq, UK
John Smelcer, Business Development Director, Southern Africa, Globeleq, South Africa
Simon Hodson, CEO, Gridworks, UK
Ahmed Mulla, Deputy CEO, Infinity Power (A Masdar Infinity Company), Egypt
Milicent Chidamba, Head of Sales Southern Africa, JinkoSolar, South Africa
Chris Antonopoulos, CEO, Lekela
James Doree, MD, Lion’s Head Global Partners, UK
Francisco Estela, Technical Director, Middle East & Africa, LONGi Solar, UAE
Carmen Schubert, Business Development Manager, MAN Energy Solutions, Germany
Marcus Williams, Global Head & Sector Manager, Energy & Extractive Industries, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), The World Bank Group, USA
Kentaro Hosomi, Executive Vice President, Chief Regional Officer, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, UK
Georgios Mitsiou, Regional Director Africa, Mytilineos, Greece
William Amuna, Technical Controller, Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), Ghana
Abdelaziz Yatribi, General Manager, MENA & West Africa, Scatec, Tunisia
Ernest Poku, SVP Project Development Hydropower Africa, Scatec, Switzerland
Wilfred Van Den Bos, Investment Director, Serengeti Energy, Kenya
Nadja Haakansson, MD, Siemens Energy, Sweden

Jean-Pierre Sánchez, Business Development, Southern Europe & Africa, Siemens Gamesa, Spain
Michael Gera, Director, Starsight Power, Nigeria

Amine Berrada, Co-Founder, Terabase Energy, USA
Agustin Cornejo, Off-Grid, Advisor Tetra Tech, USA
Ritesh Singh, Director, Utility Management, Tetra Tech, USA
Rumundaka Wonodi, Founder & CEO, ZKJ Energy Partners, Nigeria
Mukund Dhar, Partner, White & Case, UK
Chris Carnegie, Head of Business Development, Power, Vivo Energy
Alastair Long, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa, UK Department for International Trade, UK
Wale Shonibare, Director, Energy Financial Solutions, Policy & Regulation, AfDB, Côte d'Ivoire
Angela Nalikka, Manager, Power Systems Development Department, AfDB, Côte d’Ivoire
Batchi Baldeh, Director for Power Systems Development, AfDB, Côte d'Ivoire
Ibrahima Konate, Manager, Power Utilities, AfDB, Côte d'Ivoire
Rita Madeira, Legal Counsel, Power Sector, ALSF, Côte d'Ivoire
Lauren Somer, Head of Marketing Africa, Aggreko, South Africa
Vivek Mittal, Chief Executive Officer, Africa Infrastructure Development Association (AfiDA)

Tariye Gbadegesin, CEO, ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment, Nigeria
Jonathan Berman, MD, Autonomi Capital, UK
Lewis Jones, Partner, Baker Botts, UK
Chris Chijuitumo, Head of CDC Infrastructure Equity, CDC, UK

Olamide Oladosu, Partner, Clifford Chance, UK
Jon Marks, Chairman, Cross-border Information, UK
Joseph Tato, Partner, Covington, USA
Ifey Ikeonu, Energy Policy, Markets & Regulation Consultant, Emtech Energy Services, Nigeria
Keith Martin, Consultant, Global Results, Brazil
Arun Velusami, Partner, Hogan Lovells, UK
Linda Munyengeterwa, Regional Infrastructure Industry Director: Middle East & Africa, IFC, South Africa
Dan Croft, Upstream Manager, Infrastructure & Natural Resources, Middle East & Africa, IFC, South Africa
Paddy Blewer, Director of Public Affairs, International Gas Union, UK
Vahid Fotuhi, MD and Founder, Impact Adventures, UAE
Karen Breytenbach, Director, Juniper Consulting, South Africa
Tony Tiyou, CEO & Founder, Renewables in Africa, UK
Anita Otubu, Head PMU, Rural Electrification Agency, Nigeria
Wikus Kruger, Researcher, Power Futures Lab, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Honourable Irene Nafuna-Muloni MP, Bulambuli District, Uganda
François-Guilhem Vaissier, Partner, Projects and Finance Team, White & Case, France
Mukund Dhar, Partner, White & Case, UK

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Speaking at the Forum

Our speakers are at the heart of the AEF programme. Some 350 decision-makers join the Forum each year to participate in panel discussions, host workshops and seminars, stimulate debates and get their voices heard.

We consult with some of Africa’s leading energy professionals in both the public & private sectors to shape the topics, themes and framework of the agenda, ensuring it covers the most relevant trends & issues happening in the sector today.

Our speakers are made up of governments, energy and infrastructure ministries, national utilities & regulators, investors, power developers, EPCs, law firms, consultancies, technology providers and equipment manufacturers.

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