Speakers at aef


Our full list of Speakers to date

Chairperson for aef 2021

Dr. Kevin Kariuki, Vice President for Power, Energy, Climate & Green Growth, African Development Bank, Côte d'Ivoire


H.E. Honourable Dr. Bachir Ismael Ouedraogo, Minister of Energy, Burkina Faso
H.E. Honourable Olivier Mwenze Mukaleng, Minister of Hydraulic Resources & Electricity, Democratic Republic of Congo
H.E. Honourable Yonis Ali Guedi, Minister of Energy & Natural Resources, Djibouti
H.E Honourable Fafa Sanyang, Minister of Petroleum & Energy, The Gambia
H.E. Honourable Osvaldo António Cravid Viegas 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 Soda Zhemu, Minister of Energy & Power Development, Zimbabwe

Government Officials
Honourable Irene Nafuna-Muloni MP, Bulambuli District, Uganda
Christopher Kirigua, OGW, Director General, Public Private Partnerships, The National Treasury, Government of Kenya, Kenya
Carlos Yum, Director, Mphanda Nkuwa Hydroelectric Project Implementation Office, Mozambique
Idris Mohammed, Minister's Adviser, Ministry of Power, Nigeria
Sowunmi Olabode III, Consultant on Power & Gas, House Committee on Power, National Assembly, Nigeria
Dr. Boubacar Mbodji, Special Adviser to the President, Energy & Environment, Presidency of the Republic of Senegal, Senegal
Gloria Sibusisiwe Magombo, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy & Power Development, Zimbabwe

Abel Didier Tella, Director General, Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA), Côte d'Ivoire
Chaher Boulakhras, CEO, Sonelgaz, Algeria
Samuel Kofi Dzamei, CEO, Bui Power Authority, Ghana
Anthony Boye Osafo-Kissi, Deputy CEO, Engineering, Bui Power Authority, Ghana
Jared O. Othieno, Managing Director & CEO, Geothermal Development Company, Kenya
Oumar Diarra, Director General, EDM-SA, Mali
Sule Abdulaziz, Acting MD/CEO, TCN, Nigeria
Mohamed A. Farah, Board Member, Sompower & Deputy Chairman, Somaliland Electricity Association (SEA), Somalia

Oscar Amonoo-Neizer, Executive Secretary, Energy Commission, Ghana
Daniel Kiptoo, Director General, Energy & Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA), Kenya
Nomfundo Maseti, Full-Time Regulator Member responsible for Piped Gas Regulation, National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), South Africa

DFIs and Multilaterals
Henry Paul Batchi Baldeh, Director for Power Systems Development, AfDB, Côte d'Ivoire
Wale Shonibare, Director for Energy Financial Solutions, Policy & Regulations. AfDB, Côte d'Ivoire
Andreas Cremer, Director Infrastructure, Africa & Latam, DEG, Germany
Huub Cornelissen, Director Energy, FMO, Netherlands
Bernhard van Meeteren, Energy Sector Specialist, FMO, Netherlands

Public Sector Organisations
Nelson Lage, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ADENE, Portugal
Justin U. Ezeala, Managing Director, Nigerian Gas Marketing Company Limited (NGMC), Nigeria

Private sector
Jens Thomassen, Partner, A.P. Moller Capital, United Kingdom
Olaf Rogge, Senior Manager Sales Energy Storage, BASF New Business, BASF
Theophilus Sackey, Director & Chief Executive, Cenpower, Ghana
Scott Mackin, Managing Partner, Denham
Jonathan Amoako-Baah, (ex-CEO, GRIDCo), Ghana
Simon Hodson, CEO, Gridworks
Karen Breytenbach, Juniper Consulting, South Africa
Makole Mupita, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Mahlako, South Africa
Rumundaka Wonodi, Founder & CEO, ZKJ Energy Partners, Nigeria
Agustin Cornejo, Off-Grid, Advisor Tetra Tech
Ritesh Kumar Singh, Director, Utility Management, Tetra Tech, USA
Per Van Swaaij, Business Development Africa, TCX Fund, Netherlands
Wikus Kruger, Junior Research Fellow, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Tariye Gbadegesin, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment, Nigeria
Jonathan Berman, Managing Director, Autonomi Capital, UK
Delphine Siino Courtin, Partner, Clifford Chance, France
Ifey Ikeonu, Energy Policy, Markets & Regulation Consultant, Emtech Energy Services, Ghana
Keith Martin, Independent Consultant, Brazil
Tony Tiyou, CEO & Founder, Renewables in Africa, UK
Vahid Fotuhi, Vice President, Europe, Middle East & Africa, SOURCE Global, UAE
Anton Eberhard, Professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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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.