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18th June 2014 - 20th June 2014

Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center Istanbul

Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center Istanbul

18th June 2014 - 20th June 2014

Africa’s combined economies are predicted to grow at 7% over the next two decades. This is faster than China. However, the significant economic growth rates evident in many African countries are unsustainable without massive energy investments. The opportunities and challenges provide an exciting future for those engaged in Africa’s power market and AEF 2013 provides all key stakeholders an opportunity to discuss how they can work together to close the current power gap and meet future electricity demands.

Now in its 16th year, the Africa Energy Forum has established its reputation as the annual meeting place for Africa’s power executives.

 

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Africa Energy Forum

Now in its 16th year, the Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the international gathering place where governments and power utilities of Africa meet with the global energy industry to focus on delivering power infrastructure projects in Africa.

All the players in the industry will gather under one roof to discuss the relevance of Africa’s power sector on the global economy. As we see major African businesses standing shoulder to shoulder with international organisations, AEF provides a platform for international investors and African stakeholders to build partnerships and transform how business is done on the continent. 

 

The AEF 2014  programme invites experts to explore the opportunities available in the African power industry, discuss the latest developments, funding options, challenges faced, and technological solutions available.

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Sold out year on year and with 80% of stands sold, the AEF 2014 Exhibition showcases companies offering the latest technologies and services to industry professionals seeking partnerships and solutions to new and on-going projects in Africa.

Click here to secure your space today.


 

AEF 2014 offers exclusive and open to all workshops. This year, Sponsors can also host ‘Private or Open Workshops’ within their Private Meeting Rooms as part of the main agenda providing an exceptional opportunity to delve deep in to the strengths of your business.

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Exclusively open to businesses in financing, contract development and construction planning of power projects, delegates come to solidify their relationships, meet new partners and most interestingly they come to close deals they started a year of two previously at the meeting.

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The AEF 2014  programme invites experts to explore the opportunities available in the African power industry, discuss the latest developments, funding options, challenges faced, and technological solutions available.

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AEF 2014 offers exclusive and open to all workshops. This year, Sponsors can also host ‘Private or Open Workshops’ within their Private Meeting Rooms as part of the main agenda providing an exceptional opportunity to delve deep in to the strengths of your business.

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Africa Energy Forum

Now in its 16th year, the Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the international gathering place where governments and power utilities of Africa meet with the global energy industry to focus on delivering power infrastructure projects in Africa.

All the players in the industry will gather under one roof to discuss the relevance of Africa’s power sector on the global economy. As we see major African businesses standing shoulder to shoulder with international organisations, AEF provides a platform for international investors and African stakeholders to build partnerships and transform how business is done on the continent. 

Africa Energy Forum (AEF) has an established reputation for delivering valuable content combined with the highest standards of service and care. It is this reputation which has enabled AEF to retain a loyal annual following of delegates, sponsors and partners as well as attracting consistent growth every year from new business markets looking to investment opportunities in Africa.

Who Attends?

 
  
 
962 government representatives and credible power developers and investors attended AEF 2013
75% of Africa’s utilities and energy ministries have attended AEF 
32% of companies attending have returned every year for the last ten years
8+ African countries at government and national utility level attend AEF annually 
 

Why Attend?

 
AEF is the largest event on African power which brings all the major players in the industry to the same place at the same time:
 
 Meet African government representatives and global power investors all under one roof
 Hear of the latest regulatory developments from senior government representatives
 Share experiences, solutions and suceesses with your business counterparts 
 Discover the latest investment opportunities available in the African power industry
 Connect with the relevant people to drive your business interests forward
 
Can you afford to miss out? Click here to secure your involvement

Speakers

Speakers you will meet at the Africa Energy Forum 2014 include:

H.E. Taner Yildiz
Minister for Energy
Turkey
H.E. Salvador Namburete
Minister for Energy
Mozambique
H.E. Prof Sospeter Muhongo
Minister for Energy & Minerals
 Tanzania
H.E.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Minister of Finance & Coordinating Minister of the Economy
Nigeria*
Oluniyi Robbin-Coker
Former Minister of Energy
Sierra Leone

 
Eddy Njoroge
Former MD, 
Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen)
Dr Fatih Birol
Vice President
International Energy
Agency*
Prof. Bart Nnaji
Founder/CEO
Geometric Power
Engr. Joel Kiilu
Managing Director & CEO
Ketraco*
Neside Tas Anvaripour
Director - Business Development
African Development Bank
Orli Arav
Head
Emergying Africa
Infrastrucutre Fund (EAIF)
Michael Tarney
Managing Director
Coppoerbelt Energy Corporation 
Karén Breytenbach
Senior Project Advisor
National Treasury
South Africa
Joe Tato
Partner
DLA Piper
Ravi Suri
MD & Head of Project & 
Export Finance -
Middle East, Africa, India
 Standard Chartered Bank
Abhay Ketkar
Head of Project Finance - West Africa
Standard Chartered Bank
Prof. Anton Eberhard
Management of Infrastructure Reform & Regulation
University of Cape Town
Simon Currie
Head of Energy
Norton Rose Fulbright
Scott Brodsky
Partner
Macfarlanes
Niyi Ayoola-Daniels
President
IIPELP
     
Sundeep Bahanda
Founder and Partner
Amaya Capital 
   
       
       

AEF offers participants a rare opportunity to engage with governments and the private sector in open discussion and examine significant developments in Africa's power sector.

To find out more about becoming one of our speakers at AEF in Istanbul, 18-20th June, please contact Simon Gosling on +44 (0)20 7384 8073 or email simon.gosling@energynet.co.uk

*Pending final confirmation

 

Last year's speakers included:

Salvador Namburete
Salvador Namburete
Minister of Energy
Mozambique

Born in the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane, Salvador Namburete speaks Portuguese, English, French (fair), as well as some national languages.

Salvador Namburete holds a Master´s Degree in International Trade and Finance from Lancaster University, UK, and a Master´s Degree in Corporate Finance from American University, Washington, DC, United States of America. He holds a “Licenciado” Degree in Economics from Eduardo Mondlane Univesity, in Maputo, Mozambique, where he later taught International Economics, including a module in Trade Policy in the Master´s in International Trade Law Programme, at the Faculty of Law. He also holds a Bachelor´s Degree in Economics from the same University.
 
Salvador Namburete has published a number of literary works, namely, two books titled: "International Economics" (2002), and "The World Trade Organisation: An African Prespective" (2005), and a number of articles: "The Causal Relationship Between Export Growth and Economic Growth: The Case of Mozambique" (1995), " A Reflection on Export Promotion and Diversification Strategy in Mozambique" (1994), "Export Promotion and Diversification Under Structural Adjustment: The Case of Mozambique" (1994), "The Customs Tariff as an Instrument for the Protection of the Domestic Industry: The Case of Mozambique" (1993), " An Econometric Approach to Currency Devaluation: The Case of Mozambique" (1991).
 
He is Minister of Energy since 2005, having been reappointed in 2010. He served before as Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade (2000-2005).
 
Salvador Namburete participated and led his country's delegation to the World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conferences in Doha, Qatar (2001), Cancun, Mexico (2003), and to various international conferences of the United Nations Conference on Trade Ministers of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP), the Streering Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC) of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC). He led Mozambique's campaign for the expansion of the sugar export quota for preferential access to the European Union market. He visited 64 countries on official missions.
 
Namburete served as Economic Counsellor at Mozambique's Embassies and Permanent Missions to Washington, DC, New York, Brussels, and Geneva. In the latter he held the position of Head of Mission.
 
He led the negotiations for the Reversion and Transfer of Control over Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa to the Mozambican State, successfully concluded on the 27th of November 2007.
 
Between 2007 and 2009, Salvador Namburete chaired the Forum of Energy Ministers of Africa (FEMA). Since 2010 he chairs the Conference of Energy Ministers of Africa (CEMA), a forum established under the aegis of the African Union Commission (AUC).
 
He has held various positions as National Director of Board Member in both the public service and the private sector in Mozambique, in the trade sector, including that of Governor of the Common Fund for Commodities for Mozambique. He led the team that established the Export Promotion Institute (IPEX), having served as one of its Board Memebers, since 1988.
 
Dipuo Peters
Dipuo Peters
Minister of Energy
Ministry of Energy, South Africa

Dipuo Peters is the South African Minister of Energy. She was previously Premier of the Northern Cape Provincial Government. She was also member of the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature. Peters was Secretary of Women's Affairs at ANC Youth League. She is an ANC member and plays a role in the Women's League National Executive Committee. 

 
Oluniyi Robbin Coker
Oluniyi Robbin Coker
Minister of Energy & Water Resources
Ministry Energy & Water Resources, Sierra Leone
 
Oluniyi Robbin-Coker has served as Minister of Energy in Sierra Leone since February 2012. He is leading the effort to restructure and improve on the power sector to achieve an unprecedented 1000MW of grid distributed power to serve the needs of booming mining and industrial sectors as well rapid urbanization amid a fast growing population. In May 2013 Niyi was elected to chair a Mano River Union working group on “Women’s economic empowerment through increased access to sustainable energy.”
 
Prior to his appointment as Energy Minister, he served as Private Sector Advisor (PSA) to H.E the President of Sierra Leone for three years. During his tenure as Private Sector advisor, he was instrumental in shaping and implementing the Government’s strategy to drive private sector led growth which resulted in a 500% increase in the Foreign Direct Investment pipeline, as well as negotiated investment deals including the country’s first Bio-mass fueled IPP Power Purchase Agreement. Additionally Mr. Robbin Coker was responsible for crafting the Government’s Public Private Partnership policy and the “Local Content” Policy.
 
Before his appointment as PSA, Niyi spent eighteen months with the IFC in Sierra Leone and seven years with Citigroup in New York. He has an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management in the UK and is married with four kids.
H.E Salif Kabore
H.E Salif Kabore
Minister of Energy & Mines
Burkina Faso
Emma Françoise Isumbingabo
Emma Françoise Isumbingabo
Minister of Energy and Water
Rwanda

Emma Françoise Isumbingabo is in charge of Water and Energy in the Ministry of Infrastructure and probably the youngest member of Cabinet. Emma Françoise Isumbingabo, 35, holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and is currently doing her PhD in the same field.

Before joining Cabinet, she worked at EWSA (Electricity, Water and Sanitation Authority) and taught at the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST).

Taleb Ould Abdival
Taleb Ould Abdival
Minister of Petroleum
Mauritania

Before his appointment on 22 March 2011 as Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Mining, Mr. Taleb Maouloud Abdivall Ph.D. in geology from the University of Nancy (France) began  his career in 1997 as Director of Exploration of Ashton Mining (West Africa region). Mr. Maouloud Abdivall, joined Rio Tinto in 2003 as Coordinator of exploration projects in West and North Africa Region. In 2008 he was appointed as CEO of national electricity company SOMELEC before being appointed as CEO of SNIM, Mauritanian Iron Ore Company.

Willem Isaacks
Willem Isaacks
Deputy Minister of Mines & Energy
Namibia

Honourable Willem Isaacks was born on the 31st July 1969 at Tses village in Berseba Constituency in Karas Region. He started his primary school at Gainachas in 1976, and proceeded to Berseba for the Junior Secondary School; and J A Nel Senior Secondary School where he completed standard 10 in 1988. He was one of the students who supported NANSO during apartheid. He supported SWAPO party to rise against Bantu and Afrikaans being taught at school, and as a result he was expelled from the school with other pupils. However, the expulsion did not stop him from furtherance of his political career for the benefit of the Namibia liberation struggle.

Hon. Isaacks started working as a store clerk at CCN / FMLU on drought relief program in 1992 – 1994. He worked as a messenger at UNICEF (1995 - 1996). In 1997 he returned to Berseba where he started mobilising the masses on the activities of SWAPO Party structure in the Berseba District. He was elected as SWAPO Party branch Coordinator for the Late Dawid Christiaan Goliath branch (1997 – 1998). He was chairman of the Kaitsi! Gubeb Junior Secondary School (2004 – 2006). In 2006 he was appointed as a member of the Parole Board, by the Minister of Prisons, and Collection Services. He served as a SWAPO Party local authority councillor at Berseba Village Council, and as a Chairman for the Council. He was elected District Coordinator and served in this position until 2007, when he was elected to the position of SWAPO Regional Coordinator for Karas Region. He was one of the 10 candidates to be nominated by the President to Parliament during the 2009 SWAPO Party Electoral College. Honourable Isaacks is a member of the SWAPO Party Central Committee, and SWAPO Regional Executive of the Karas Region.
 
On the 21st March 2010 he was appointed Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Mines and Energy.
Onkokame Kitso Mokaila
Onkokame Kitso Mokaila
Minister of Water, Energy &Minerals
Botswana

Honourable Onkokame Kitso Mokaila is Botswana’s Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR) the post he has held since 1st October 2012.  The Ministry is responsible for the formulation, direction, co-ordination and implementation of national policies and programs for the minerals, energy and water sectors.

Hon. Mokaila has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Military College of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering in India.

Hon Mokaila was the Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism from November 2004 to 30th September 2012.

He started his career with the Botswana Defence Force from 1980-1988. He then became the Managing Director of International Computer Limited Botswana (PTY) Ltd from 1988-1996. He joined Hyundai Motor Distributors (PTY) Ltd- Botswana, in 1997-2000 as the General Manager. He became the Managing Director of Unisys Botswana Pty Ltd (IT Company) from 2000-2002. In 2003, he established his own company, Systems Consultancy and Services (PTY) Ltd trading as Unisystems, where he held the position of the Managing Director until he was elected to Parliament in 2004.

Emmanuelle Armah Kofi Buah
Emmanuelle Armah Kofi Buah
Minister of Energy & Petroleum
Ghana
Paulinus Shilamba
Paulinus Shilamba
Managing Director
NamPower, Namibia

Mr. Shilamba has more than fourteen years’ experience in the electricity sector. During the period 1990 to 2000 Mr. Shilamba worked for the Ministry of Mines and Energy. He first started as an Electrical Engineer and was later promoted to the position of Deputy Director Electricity in 1992 and Director Energy in 1997.

As Head of the Energy Directorate Mr. Shilamba's responsibilities in the Ministry included the regulation, strategic and development planning of the energy sector, including hydrocarbons, electricity, renewables and tradition sources of energy. He was also involved in the management and planning of key electricity projects including the rural electrification program, Hydropower and the Kudu gas project developments. Mr. Shilamba was one of the architects for the development of the energy policy, the process that culminated in the adoption by Parliament of the Energy White paper in 1998 and the subsequent process for the restructuring of the electricity market and distribution sector. He also played an important role in the development of the electricity legislation, the process which culminated in the creation of the ECB in July 2000.


His present regulatory responsibilities include regulation of quality of supply and service standards, market development and licensees compliance monitoring. Mr. Shilamba serves on the boards of Namibia Post and Telecom Holdings (NPTH) and Mobile Telecommunication Ltd (MTC).

Sam Amadi
Sam Amadi
Chairman and CEO
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission

Sam Amadi was inaugurated by President Goodluck Jonathan on the 22nd  of December, 2010 alongside six other commissioners (drawn from six  geo-political zones of the country), after which he resumed office as  Executive Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission  (NERC).

Dr. Amadi is a lawyer and an established expert in the area of high  level regional and international strategic and policy initiatives in a  wide array of institutions both governmental and non-governmental.

A  1992 Law graduate of the University of Calabar, he acquired a Ph.D and  LL.M in 2004 and 2001 respectively from the prestigious Harvard Law  School, Cambridge - Massachusetts. He also holds an M.P.A from the  Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, Cambridge - Massachesetts.

Augusto de Sousa Fernando
Augusto de Sousa Fernando
Executive Chairman
EDM, Mozambique

 

Augusto Sousa Fernando has a degree in electrical engineering by EMU in 1992. He has held various positions within  EDM, from department head of planning systems and protections, project coordinator interconnection Mozambique-Malawi, Network Director of Transportation EDM, chairman of the management committee of the SAPP to join the company's management as administrator Production, Transportation and Market Operator in 2006, a position he held until his appointment yesterday.
 
Since 2007, accumulated the position of director of the EDM with the Chairman of the Board of Directors of CEZA, business manager of HCB.
 
Fernando Sousa is also president of the Sports Club of the Costa del Sol since 2011. On your resume, stated that he was president of the working group's Telecommunications SAPP, vice president of the Association and Chairman of the Management Committee of the SAPP.
Sumayya Athmani
Sumayya Athmani
Managing Director
National Oil Corporation of Kenya

Sumayya Hassan-Athmani is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Oil Corporation of Kenya. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from Lancaster University, a Master of Laws degree in Commercial Law from the University of Bristol, UK and is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.

 
She joined the National Oil in 2004 as the Company Secretary and Legal Affairs Manager from private law practice where she worked as a commercial and conveyance attorney and later appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) then acting CEO before being confirmed to the position in 2011. During her tenure as CEO, National Oil has registered a number of major successes in the upstream, midstream and downstream segments of the petroleum business and was declared the Africa National Oil Company of the Year in 2011.
 
Ms. Sumayya has attended several high level oil industry and management trainings in Kenya and abroad among them the Advanced Management Diploma course at Oxford University, UK and she is an active member of various industry and professional associations among them Law Society of Kenya, the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, and the National Fossil Fuels Advisory Committee. She is also a National Coordinator for the Review and Amendment of Kenya’s Exploration Policy and Petroleum (Exploration & Production) Act CAP 308. Sumayya has attended and given presentations at national and international conferences and meetings on a variety of thematic areas of Africa’s oil and gas sector.
 
Edward Njoroge
Edward Njoroge
Managing Director & CEO
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Ltd
Eddy Njoroge is the Managing Director of Kenya Electricity Generating Co (KENGEN) - Kenya’s largest generating State Company generating over 80% country’s electric power needs and  a Board member of the Nairobi Stock Exchange.
 
Born on 26th November 1952, Njoroge attended Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda where he graduated with an honours degree in Chemistry in 1975.
He started working in Kenya for the local office of the then Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI).
 
In 1977, he founded ABCON LTD a chemical trading company which as Chairman and CEO grew it into a diversified group of companies involved in chemicals, water treatment and manufacture of industrial detergents and breakfast cereals.He was appointed as the Managing Director of KenGen in March 2003. Njoroge sits on the Board of several companies in Kenya ,Uganda and Tanzania, in the field of Insurance, Manufacturing and Banking.  He is also the Chairman of a US $ 40 million East African venture capital fund. He is also  a board member of the Nairobi Stock Exchange.
 
Karen Breytenbach
Karen Breytenbach
Senior Project Advisor
National Treasury, SA

Karen Breytenbach is a Senior Project Advisor in the Public Private Partnership (“PPP”) Unit of the National Treasury of South Africa.  The National Treasury PPP Unit has a dual role as the regulator of PPPs and the provider of technical assistance to national and provincial departments, as well as local government and public entities.  The technical assistance involves the procurement of large infrastructure projects where there is private sector involvement.

Karén is currently involved in the Renewable Energy Procurement Programme from Independent Power Producers as well as other initiatives in the energy sector.

Haruna Masebu
Haruna Masebu
Director General
Energy & Water Utilities Regulatory Authority, Tanzania

Mr. Masebu has served as the Director General and member of the Board of Directors of EWURA since January 2006.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Masebu championed for the establishment of a new regulatory dispensation in Tanzania. As a Regulatory Coordinator with the Presidential Parastatal Sector Reform Commission (PSRC); he spearheaded the establishment of regulatory authorities in the infrastructure and utilities sectors. He also facilitated the establishment of the Fair Competition Commission and the Fair Competition Tribunal.
 
Mr. Masebu has multidisciplinary expertise and professional qualifications in the following areas: asset management, valuation and arbitration. Mr. Masebu holds an MBA; MSc. (Reading University, UK); and CPPPS (IP3/ Loughborough University).  
 
Joseph Njoroge
Joseph Njoroge
Managing Director & CEO
Kenya Power
James Abiodun Olotu
James Abiodun Olotu
CEO
NDPHC

Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited

Antao Manuel Fortes
Antao Manuel Fortes
CEO
Caebeolica S.A

 

Antao Manuel Fortes (AMF): born in Praia; Cape Verde, November 26, 1956, married, living in Palmarejo, Praia, Cape Verde; Member of the Cape Verde Order of Engineers.
 
MSc in Electrical Engineering, 1983 from the Polytechnic University of Budapest; training in Development Energy and Planning, Utility Regulation and Strategy and Project Management.
 
CEO of CABEÓLICA (wind energy producing company) from September 2012; prior positions include CEO of the national utility for electricity and water (5 years); Coordinator of the Energy, Water and Sanitation Program (8 years) and General Director of Industry and Energy (6 years).
 
AMF has 30 years of working experience in the energy and water sector in Cape Verde: development of strategy plans; negotiation and implementation of complete project cycles; coordination of the state owned electricity company privatization process; concession contract negotiation towards long term management, reinforcement, extension and maintenance of electricity and water networks; negotiations of bilateral and multisectoral financing tools (including WB; AfDB; OFID; JICA; SIDA; DANIDA; AFD; BADEA).
 
Has collaborated in institutional framework restructuring; sector laws and by-laws preparation and monitoring; setting-up the Multi-sector Regulatory Agency; setting tariff structures for electricity, oil and water, revising oil pricing structure for the national oil companies Shell and Enacol.
AMF has also been a member of the national team for preparation of the Strategy for Household Power Sector and Wind Farm development in the three main islands of Cape Verde.
Richard Badger
Richard Badger
Director of Thermal Generation
Volta River Authority

Mr Badger leads the strategic management effort in the operation and maintenance of the VRA thermal generation asset portfolio which is made up of 3 different technologies (GE, Siemens, Pratt & Whitney) and total of about 580 MW installed capacity and at 2 different geographical locations in Ghana.  He also collaborates with other engineers, financial analysts and lawyers in structuring service agreements and carrying out engineering development and procurement of new capacities to augment the generation assets for Ghana. 

Peter Kieran
Peter Kieran
President and CEO
CPCS Transcom

 

Peter Kieran is the President of CPCS, a speciality firm providing strategic advisory services in transportation, energy and urban development.  

Since 1990, Peter has been working with international financial institutions, as well numerous governments, to develop new approaches to structural reform and encouragement of private investment in power and other critical infrastructure.  He has provided policy direction to national governments in over 25 countries on infrastructure.

Peter has been responsible for leading large multi-disciplinary teams responsible for the successful private investment in railways and ports in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Congo Brazzaville, Cameroon, Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Madagascar, Jordan and Armenia.

His current major initiative is the privatization of the entire publicly owned power sector in Nigeria.  CPCS is the lead transaction advisor for the sale of two hydro-electric companies, four existing gas-fired generating companies and eleven regional electricity distribution companies.  The transactions are on schedule and expected to close in August 2013.  CPCS is also the lead transaction advisor for the sale of ten brand new gas-fired generating companies that is just getting underway.  The total value of the transactions is approximately $8 billion.

He holds a degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Harvard University.

www.cpcs.ca

 

Scott Brodsky
Scott Brodsky
Partner
Macfarlanes
Anton Eberhard
Anton Eberhard
Manager: Infrastructure Reform
Univ.Cape Town

Anton Eberhard is a Professor at the University of Cape Town where he directs the Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation at the Graduate School of Business.  His research and teaching focuses on the restructuring and regulation of the electricity and water sectors, investment challenges, and linkages to sustainable development.   He has worked in the energy sector for more than 30 years and was the founding Director of the Energy and Development Research Centre. Prof Eberhard is a Foundation Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa and currently serves on the country’s National Planning Commission. Previously he served for seven years on the Board of the National Electricity Regulator of South Africa. In 2012, he received the SA National Energy Association’s award for an outstanding and sustained contribution to the enhancement of the South African energy environment. Prof Eberhard has more than 100 peer reviewed publications to his credit and has undertaken numerous assignments (both locally and abroad) for governments, utilities, regulatory authorities, donor and multi-lateral agencies and private sector companies.

Kribs Govender
Kribs Govender
General Manager: Low Carbon Electricity
Sasol New Energy
Arturo Herrero
Arturo Herrero
Chief Marketing Officer
Jinko Solar

Mr. Arturo Herrero is the Chief Marketing Officer of JinkoSolar Holding Company, Ltd.

Mr. Herrero joined Jinko Solar as Chief Strategy Officer in March 2010 to help Jinko to be successfully listed in New York Stock Exchange. Previously, he worked since 2006 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Trina Solar Limited, helping also the company to be listed in the NYSE. He served Trina Solar from August 2006 to February 2010. From 2002 to July 2006, Mr. Herrero held several positions with BP Solar, most recently as Global Procurement Manager. Mr. Herrero received his degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, as well as his degree in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnics University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain. He received his Master’s degree in Marketing from Institute Superior de Marketing in Barcelona, Spain.

Omar Vajeth
Omar Vajeth
Principal: Head of Power and Energy
Absa

Omar Vajeth is currently the Head of Power and Energy for Absa (a Member of Barclays). He has been at Absa since 2006 and has worked on various power projects across sub-Saharan Africa.  These include projects such as the Bujagali Hydro Project in Uganda, Rabai Power in Kenya, various renewable power projects and working with utilities such as KPLC, CEC, EDM and Eskom.  Previously he worked in the South African electricity industry across the Generation, Transmission and Distribution sectors. Whilst at the National Electricity Regulator, Omar worked on regulation of the electricity industry pertaining specifically to pricing applications, licensing, development of the National Integrated Resource Plan, and development of legislation impacting the Electricity Industry.  He started his career in 1996 at Eskom and his experience includes  roles as  a power systems  engineer, as well as Transmission Capital Investment Manager involved in the sanctioning of large Transmission Capital Projects. At Accenture Omar led the financial workstream for the Electricity Distribution Restructuring Project at Eskom. Omar holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration, as well as degrees in Electrical Engineering and Law.

Scott G. Mackin
Scott G. Mackin
Co-President, Managing Partner
Denham Capital Management

Scott Mackin is a Managing Partner and Co-President of Denham Capital and heads the firm’s Power & Renewables team. Denham has backed the successful development of numerous power projects across the globe, from wind and solar in South Africa to coal-fired in the Philippines. Denham’s projects have won Thomson Reuters Project Finance International Power Asia-Pacific Deal of the Year, Euromoney Project Finance Magazine APAC Power Deal of the Year and European Solar Deal of the Year. Prior to joining Denham, Scott was President and CEO of Waypoint Energy, Managing Partner at The Chatham Group, President and CEO of Covanta Energy Corporation, and President of Ogden Energy. Scott received a Bachelor Arts, Honors Program, from Villanova University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.

Joe Tato
Joe Tato
Partner
DLA Piper

Joseph Tato is a partner in DLA Piper's Corporate and Finance group. Mr. Tato regularly represents independent power producers, equity investors, project sponsors, financial institutions and governments in the development and financing of power, oil and gas, LNG, water and wastewater, telecommunications, waste management and other infrastructure projects in Africa. He also represents sponsors and financial institutions in mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and workouts in the energy and infrastructure areas.

Before joining DLA Piper, Mr. Tato was chair of Dewey & LeBoeuf's Global Project Finance and Infrastructure Group as well as chair of its Africa Practice Group.

Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes Mr. Tato for his Project & Energy practice in Africa.

Mr. Tato frequently lectures at conferences sponsored by the Africa Energy Forum, the Pan African Energy Congress, the International Project Finance Association and the International Private Water Association.  He is a member of the US-South Africa Business Forum steering committee.

Bernhard van Meeteren
Bernhard van Meeteren
Energy Sector Specialist
FMO

Bernhard van Meeteren works with The Netherlands Entrepreneurial Development Bank FMO ('Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V.'). Within FMO he and his team focus on providing financing for energy projects with an emphasis on the Least Developed Countries and on Renewable Energy. The team is considered to be one of the main players in arranging and providing financing for energy and infrastructure projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2010 the FMO team received the Africa Energy Award for Best Financial Support to the Power Industry in Africa, while Bernhard was runner-up for the 2010 Award for Leading Africa Energy Personality.

Mr. van Meeteren joined FMO in 2002 after working 16 years with ABN Amro Bank and ING Bank, mainly in Project Finance and Global Relationship Management. He holds a MSc degree in Civil Engineering from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands.

Kim Christensen
Kim Christensen
Director of Business Development
Semco Maritime

 

Kim is holding a degree both in business administration from St. Gallen, Switzerland and in Electrical Engineering from Copenhagen University, Denmark as well as financing training from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

As a true international business executive, Kim has lived 20+ years outside his native Denmark, in countries like Switzerland, Germany, China, Taiwan and Tanzania. Kim sell and develops natural gas, HFO, diesel, solar and wind power generation projects as well as electrical transmission and distribution projects all over the world mainly in Asia and the Middel East, and in particular during the last decade on the African continent, with large scale projects now in successful operation in North-, East- and West Africa.

Jorge Martinez
Jorge Martinez
Director, Sales and Tendering Middle East & Africa
Alstom Wind

Jorge Martinez is the Director of Sales & Tendering for Middle-East and Africa at Alstom Wind, where he leads the commercial strategy and business development activities in the region.

Jorge has developed an international career, having covered different functions in the areas of R&D, project management, new product development and sales / business development across different countries and industry sectors.

He has an extensive experience in the automotive industry and since joining Alstom in 2008, he managed the commercial activities in Latin America and Northern Europe, where he successfully led the entry into three new key regions and acquired a valuable exposure to emerging markets.       

Jorge is a Mechanical Engineer and is currently completing a MSc degree in Political Science. He also holds an MBA from INSEAD Business School.

Alexis de Beaumont
Alexis de Beaumont
VP Product Management & Operations, MEA
Alstom Wind

Alexis de Beaumont graduated in 1997 at ESSCA, a business school in France. He began his career in the Industrial Power Plant business of Alstom in 1998 in Bangalore, India. In 2005 he joined the Strategy team of the Power Sector of Alstom, with a special focus on renewable markets.

 
In 2007 he worked on the acquisition of Ecotecnia by Alstom, and subsequently joined the newly created Wind business. He is now heading the Middle East and Africa region of Alstom Wind, where Alstom is building on a long-standing history to offer a wide portfolio of power technologies, and is currently constructing two large wind farms in the region. He is also responsible for Product Management for the global business, working to adapt the product and service offering of Alstom Wind to the fast changing market environment.
Jacob Klimstra
Jacob Klimstra
Senior Energy and Engine Specialist
Jacob Klimstra Consultancy

Jacob Klimstra studied electrical, electronic engineering and mechanical engineering. He worked for 29 years at the research laboratory of  N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie on pulsating combustion, vibration-based diagnostics and reciprocating machines. From 1993 to early 2000, Jacob was Head of Department of Industrial Gas Applications at Gasunie Research. Jacob received the Richard Way Memorial Prize for his Ph.D. thesis, the Van Oostrom Meyjes Prize from The Royal Netherlands Institution of Gas Engineers and 5 Oral Presentation Awards a well as the Distinguished Speaker Award from SAE. In September 2000, he received the ICE Division Speaker Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 

Jason Lu
Jason Lu
Senior Underwriter, Energy and Mining
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

Mr. Jason Lu, a Chinese national, is a Senior Underwriter at the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) of The World Bank Group. Since joining MIGA in early 2005, Mr. Lu has worked on a broad range of energy infrastructure projects worldwide, such as Bujagali hydropower project in Uganda and KivuWatt methane gas to power project in Rwanda, and built significant experience in handling complex projects and advising clients on risk mitigation and credit enhancement to support their investment and financing needs in emerging markets.

Mr. Lu joined MIGA with broad experience in project finance and credit risk management.  He started his banking career with Bank of America in its Global Project Finance Group in 1996 where he was responsible for transaction structuring and execution with focus on power and energy projects in the United States and Latin Americas.  He then moved to ABB Energy Capital as Vice President with responsibilities for renewable energy financing in the United States.  He also worked at State Street Bank and Trust Company specializing in credit risk and portfolio management.   

Mr. Lu holds graduate degrees from Yale University (MBA), Central European University (Prague), and China’s Peking University.

Douglas Bennet
Douglas Bennet
Director
Frontier Markets Fund Managers

Douglas Bennet is the Deputy Head, GuarantCo within Frontier Markets Fund Managers (“FMFM”).  FMFM is the advisor to two infrastructure funds (GuarantCo and the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund) aimed at financing infrastructure in the developing world.  Douglas started his career as a structured and project finance lawyer, advising both developers and lenders on similar transactions to those currently encountered.  Following a period with the Dutch development bank, FMO, he joined FMFM and now has over 15 years emerging market experience, particularly in Africa.  Douglas’ main focus is on structuring and developing transactions for GuarantCo, which provides guarantees to help stimulate local currency financing of infrastructure projects and is backed by the Governments of the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and UK.

Alan Follmar
Alan Follmar
Investment Officer, Infrastructures and Mines
Proparco

Alan Follmar joined Proparco’s Infrastructure Division in 2010 as a Senior Investment Officer where he has been focusing on power projects in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. His experience spans conventional combined cycle, wind, hydro, and solar thermal plants with structures that include pure private sector non-recourse loans, public-private partnerships, and hybrid project-corporate financings. As a former investment banking relationship manager for Barclays Capital and Natixis, Mr. Follmar has extensive capital markets and corporate finance experience within the utilities and electric equipment sectors. He holds a Master’s degree in aeronautics and a Masters in Business Administration from HEC in Paris.

Orli Arav
Orli Arav
Head of Project Finance
Frontier Markets Fund Managers

Orli has more than fifteen years’ experience in various roles mainly in project and structured finance roles within banks and advisory firms. She has successfully raised capital from Donors countries and debt financing from commercial banks and DFIs.

Current Position: Head of Project Finance, Frontier Markets Fund Managers; heading the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund a dedicated debt fund for Sub-Saharan Africa, set up by international development ministries of the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and UK. Managing a team of professionals which develops and arranges financing proposals for projects and corporates across a variety of industries in Emerging Markets in particular Sub-Saharan Africa.

Previously: senior management roles at Ernst & Young and Pricewaterhousecoopers (PWC) Project Finance, were I was responsible for a variety of projects in the EMEA region; lecturer in econometrics and applied economics.

Educated in the London School of Economics, holds a master degree in economics.

Maria-Isabel Marques de Sa
Maria-Isabel Marques de Sa
Chief Investment Officer
IFC

Isabel Marques de Sa, Chief Investment Officer at the IFC has over 30 years of experience developing projects for companies, governments and multilateral institutions in the natural resources and infrastructure sectors. At IFC, she has worked extensively in Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Central Asia in the power, water, mining and real estate sectors. Among projects she led can be mentioned privatization of Coelce (Brazil), Moatize Coal Mine (Mozambique), Panama Pacifico Special Economic Zone (Panama), and Monrovia Performance Based Management Contract (Liberia)

 

Daniel Zinman
Daniel Zinman
Senior Transactor
Rand Merchant Bank

Daniel is a senior member of Rand Merchant Bank’s Infrastructure Finance team, based in Johannesburg.  Prior to joining RMB in 2010, Daniel worked at Standard Bank for over 8 years, where he concentrated on process, power and oil & gas opportunities.  At RMB, Daniel’s primary focus is on the energy sector (power, renewable energy, oil & gas) both in South Africa and the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, offering financial advisory, arranging and underwriting services, as well as funding across the risk spectrum from senior debt to mezzanine finance and preference shares.

Daniel has closed transactions acting in the role of lead arranger on the Sasol Natural Gas Project, advisor and arranger to MTN Nigeria, and lead arranger for the acquisition financing to enable the Government of Mozambique to purchase gas assets.  In addition, Daniel has recently closed the 75MW Lesedi and 75MW Letsatsi solar PV projects, as well as the 100MW KaXu CSP trough project, all in South Africa

Walter Courage
Director
The Risk Advisory Group

Walter Courage is one of the founding members of The Risk Advisory Group and is a Director.

His career was spent in the army which he joined from The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1961.  He retired in 1996 with the rank of Major General.  Much of his service was spent in Germany, interspaced with postings to UK, Canada and Libya.  Whilst in Germany, he commanded his regiment, followed by the 4th Armoured Brigade.  This was followed by a full tour as Chief of Staff of the United Nations Force in Cyprus and then back to Germany as head External Affairs Division

He was awarded the Companion of the Order of Bath (CB) for his work in negotiating the initial phases of the withdrawal of the British Forces from Germany and for his contribution to Anglo-German cooperation.  He finished his army career as Director General Territorial Army, which at the time contained 58,000 men and women.

He is a Transatlantic Board Member of British American Business Inc and chairman of the EMEA Forum. He is also a trustee of Shotover Estate, Director, Courage Underwriting Limited and a consultant to an airline.

Mimi Alemayehou
Mimi Alemayehou
Executive Vice President
OPIC
Ms. Alemayehou was nominated as the Executive Vice President of OPIC by President Obama on March 10, 2010 and confirmed unanimously by the full Senate on September 16, 2010. 
 
Previously, Ms. Alemayehou served as the United States Executive Director at the African Development Bank where she was responsible for executing Board decisions on behalf of the United States government. Ms. Alemayehou served as the most senior US Treasury official in Africa and was instrumental in pushing for reforms to make the Bank more transparent and to engage more broadly with outside stakeholders. Prior to the AfDB, she was Founder and Managing Partner of Trade Links, LLC, a development consulting firm that worked with clients on emerging markets issues and promoting African exports under the African Growth and Opportunity Act.
 
Previously, Ms. Alemayehou was with the International Executive Service Corps where she managed a multi-country trade project in Africa. She also served as a Director of International Regulatory Affairs at WorldSpace Corporation; an emerging market focused satellite telecommunications company. Earlier in her career, she worked as a Legislative Staffer in the United States Congress. Ms. Alemayehou holds a Masters degree in International Business and International Law and Development from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.  Ms. Alemayehou currently serves on the Board of the United States African Development Foundation, a post she was nominated to by President Obama and confirmed unanimously by the full Senate. Ms. Alemayehou is a naturalized US Citizen; she was born in Ethiopia and spent her early years in Kenya before immigrating to the United States.
 
Sohail Barkatali
Sohail Barkatali
Partner
Chadbourne & Parke

Sohail Barkatali is a projects lawyer who has been involved with and has advised on a number of notable projects in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. His work has included advice on projects in the electricity, oil and gas, water, waste-water and infrastructure sectors. He has also advised on privatizations, sector restructuring and regulatory matters.

Mr. Barkatali is described as a “rising star” by The Legal 500, which comments “Stellar partner Sohail Barkatali is singled out for his understanding of the water sector”. Mr. Barkatali recently advised the Government of the Sultanate of Oman of the Barka II IWPP project that was combined with the privatization of Al-Rusail Power Company S.A.O.C. The project was named "Global Deal of the Year" by Project Finance magazine. Mr. Barkatali led the legal team in an advisory consortium led by ABN AMRO Bank N.V. 

 

Matthew Bell
Matthew Bell
Senior Sales Manager
Aggreko International Power Projects Ltd

Matthew Bell is the Senior Sales Manager for Aggreko Interim Power Projects, Southern Africa.

Aggreko plc, a FTSE-100 company listed on the London Stock Exchange, is the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control solutions. Aggreko employs 6,000 people and operates in 165 countries with a fleet in excess of 8,000MW of diesel, natural gas and HFO generators. With over 1,200MW currently operating in Africa, Aggreko’s head office in South Africa is in Midrand and the company also has facilities in Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town as well as Walvis Bay in Namibia.

Matt joined Aggreko in 2006 and after successfully coordinating the company’s sponsorship of the FIFA Football World Cup in 2010, he took up the position of Senior Sales Manager for Southern Africa and relocated with his family to Johannesburg. Matt’s area of responsibility is developing interim power project opportunities in Southern Africa to strategically support the key industries of mining, manufacturing, oil & gas and utility. Matt is heavily involved with the 225MW Mozambique cross-border gas powered interim project, providing additional capacity to three SAPP Utilities – EDM, Eskom and NamPower – which was commissioned in July 2012.

Matt was educated at Oxford Brookes University in the UK and has a Business Studies honours degree and Marketing Diploma. Matt is originally from the UK but has lived in Dubai and now South Africa with his wife and two children.

Jonathan Berman
Jonathan Berman
Managing Director
Fieldstone
Jonathan joined Fieldstone in 2006, and has 25 years of investment banking experience, focussed mainly on emerging markets and the energy, infrastructure and commodities sectors.
 
Prior to joining Fieldstone he was Managing Director and head of Global Markets for Deutsche Bank South Africa, in which role he was also CEO of Deutsche Bank AG Johannesburg branch and responsible for business development across the rest of sub-Saharan Africa. Before this Jonathan spent 17 years with Barclays, based successively in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, New York and Johannesburg. During his nine years in Asia, he completed many pioneering project, acquisition, export and capital market financings across the region,   followed by three years as Director, Investment Banking for the US Power and Utilities sector. From 2001 to 2004 he founded and headed Barclays’ pan-African Merchant Banking business, which completed transactions in 12 countries across the continent and was named “Debt House of the Year” by Euromoney. During this time Jonathan represented Barclays in the establishment of the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund.
 
Jonathan was a non Executive Director of the Bond Exchange of South Africa from 2003-9, and oversaw BESA’s merger with the JSE.   He maintains a keen interest in local currency debt market development across Africa, having led significant issues in Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.
 
He holds a BA (Hons) from Oxford University.
Peter den Boogert
Peter den Boogert
General Manager Business Development
Altaaqa Global

Peter den Boogert has over 30 year solid experience in the energy industry. Peter has a broad experience in the global power rental industry, from his early days in General Electric, to setting up Energyst Spain, and now, he is currently the general manager for business development at Altaaqa Global, part of the Zahid Group which is one of the largest Caterpillar dealer in the world, whom have recently been selected by Caterpillar Inc to pursue international power projects on a global scale.

 

 

Suresh Chartuvedi
Suresh Chartuvedi
Group Chairman
Overseas Infrastructure Alliance
Mr. S. V. Chaturvedi is an eminent entrepreneur from India with over 37 years of experience.  Over the last several years, he has earned recognition as a country advisor to the governments of Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Sudan and other African countries as they seek to drive their economies forward. He is also the Chairman of a premier Government Consultancy & Project Advisory firm, Frontline Development Partners, based in the prestigious Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC), Dubai, the UAE. 
 
Mr. Chaturvedi oversees a group business of about $1 billion across several countries.  He started his career as an entrepreneur in 1975 in India. Since then he acquired various engineering contracts and facilitated the growth of an engineering enterprise between 1985 and 1995 which expanded manifold.  In 1994, through corporate reorientation he assumed control of two large projects in India worth USD 86 million and USD 157 million respectively. The enterprise developed various projects like setting up sugar plants, petrochemical plants, distilleries, pharmaceutical plants, dairy products on a turnkey basis for leading companies of India. 
 
The engineering enterprise also diversified their activities into the manufacture of industrial products such as TPE (Thermo Plastic Elastomer) with applications in industrial plastic and rubber. This particular manufacturing plant was commissioned in 1975 and was the first Thermo Plastic Elastomer plant in India. In 1994, the enterprise developed another manufacturing plant for the manufacture of Petrochemical PTA (Purified Terepthalic Acid) which was valued at USD 157 million. In 1996, Mr. Chaturvedi was involved in the project planning for power generation with investment amounting to USD 143 million. 
 
John Campion
John Campion
Chief Executive Officer
APR Energy

From 1991 to 1999, Mr. Campion served as the Chief Executive Officer of Showpower Inc., a portable generator company based in California that primarily served the entertainment industry. In December 1999, Showpower was acquired by GE Energy Rentals. After GE Energy Rental's acquisition of Showpower, Mr. Campion stayed on until towards the end of 2001 as GE Energy Rental' Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In early 2002, Mr. Campion was hired to serve as the President of Alstom Power Rentals. Alstom Power Rentals was a subsidiary of Alstom Power Inc., a Paris-based company focused on energy and transportation infrastructure. In March 2004, Alstom Power Rentals' ownership was transferred to APR LLC, a company owned and operated by John Campion and Laurence Anderson. Mr. Campion has served as the CEO of the APR Group since 2004.

Dan Croft
Dan Croft
Senior Investment Officer
International Finance Corporation

Dan Croft is a Senior Investment Officer in the PPP Advisory Services team of the International Finance Corporation.  Based in Johannesburg, Mr. Croft advises governments and other public sector clients on the development, structuring and tendering of public-private partnerships.  He focuses primarily on the energy sector across sub-Saharan Africa.  Mr. Croft originally trained and worked as a lawyer in the Energy & Infrastructure team at Clifford Chance, working in London, Singapore and Moscow.  He subsequently joined Globeleq – and later Empower – working on a wide range of greenfield, brownfield and operating IPPs.  He has an LLB from Durham University, an LLM from University College London and an Executive MBA from London Business School.

Adriana de Aguinaga
Adriana de Aguinaga
Manager-IFC PPP Transaction Advisory Department
International Finance Corporation

Adriana de Aguinaga de Vellutini is a Manager with IFC’s Public Private Partnerships Transaction Advisory Department (C3P) which she joined in December 2012. Prior to joining IFC she was Program Manager for three years of the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF), a multi-donor partnership program housed at the WB.  

Adriana has over 11 years of experience structuring limited recourse financings for infrastructure projects in Latin America, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe, working with the Infrastructure Department of IFC and the Inter-American Development Bank. She has also practiced and taught law in Mexico for eight years.

Adriana holds a Law Degree from the Iberoamerican University in Mexico, a Master of Business Law from the Université Paris II Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris, France, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from HEC School of Management in France.

Paul Eardley- Taylor
Paul Eardley- Taylor
Oil & Gas, Southern Africa
Standard Bank

Paul Eardley-Taylor is responsible for Standard Bank’s Oil & Gas coverage activities for Southern Africa. Paul has over 15 years of energy investment banking experience, covering the Oil & Gas, Power & Utilities and Renewables & Carbon sub-sectors, and has been based in Africa for over 5 years.  Paul has extensive experience of the South African energy environment, as adviser and financier.

Paul’s product experience encompasses project financing, development and advisory; privatisation; corporate banking; trade finance; leveraged finance; M&A; strategic advice; carbon; as well as associated derivative products. Prior to joining Standard Bank in 2009, Paul worked for HSBC for over 10 years and gained extensive experience of transactions across EMEA and select global markets in Asia/Australasia. Paul holds degrees from Birmingham University and London University and a MBA from Henley Management College.  Paul is also a Fellow of the Securities & Investment Institute.

Clive Ferreira
Clive Ferreira
Managing Director
Fieldstone
Mr. Ferreira joined Fieldstone in 1995, and has more than twenty years’ experience in corporate and project finance. He holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Stellenbosch University, a degree in Commerce from the University of South Africa and a M.B.A. (Finance) from the University of Oregon.
 
Over the last fifteen years he has travelled widely in the region focusing on energy and infrastructure related projects. Some of the projects that Mr. Ferreira has been actively involved in a leading role are: the restructuring of ownership of the 2 075 MW Cahora Bassa hydro-power; the privatisation of Metrogas, the privatisation of the 600 MW coal-fired Kelvin Power Station; the concessioning of the Uganda generation and distribution assets, the development of the 685MW Ibom Power plant in Nigeria, the bio-ethanol Grownenergy project in Mozambique, the 360MW Kariba North Bank Power extension project in Zambia and the development of a new IPP in Ghana. He is currently providing financial advisory services to bidders for the new generation in South Africa, a wind power project in Namibia and several new hydro plants in Zambia.
 
Ragnar Gerig
Ragnar Gerig
Director Africa
DEG – The German Investment and Development Corporation
Ragnar Gerig is heading DEG’s Africa operations since 2010 and is responsible for Business Origination and Portfolio Management in Africa with a loan book and investments of more than US$ 1.5 billion. In his last position as Vice President he set up DEG’s global syndication unit. Prior to this he worked as Senior Manager on a professional exchange program with SIEMENS Financial Services in Munich being responsible for project and export finance in the telecommunication sector. Ragnar graduated from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, in 1996 with a diploma degree in economics.
 
Mikael Karlsson
Mikael Karlsson
Chief Executive Officer
Globeleq
Appointed as CEO in April 2009, Mikael has extensive senior management experience in global development, acquisition, financing and equity investments of energy and infrastructure assets.  His career began in 1990 with ABB Equity Ventures; developing/investing in IPP’s worldwide.  In 2002 his association with Globeleq began providing advice on acquisition opportunities in Africa and Asia.  In 2003 he co-founded energy and infrastructure investment advisers, InfraInvest, which led to the inception of Arox Infrastructure and Arox Capital, infrastructure fund managers.
 
Norbert Schweiters
Norbert Schweiters
Global Power & Utilities leader
PwC

Dr. Norbert Schwieters, based in Dusseldorf/Germany, is the Global Power & Utilities leader for PwC's worldwide operations. Norbert has more than 24 years of experience with PwC, half of that time focused solely on power and utilities industry. He has extensive experience in working for a variety of clients within the power & utilities sector.

He is involved in providing professional services relating to general industry and operational issues, risk management, audit, acquisitions and due diligence projects. Norbert has extensively advised clients on accounting and reporting, valuations, divestments, corporate governance, compliance, value reporting and sustainability.

Norbert is PwC representative at the World Energy Council, Energy Council of Wirtschaftsrat Deutschland and Deutsches Nationales Komitee des Weltenergierates (DNK).

He also leads PwC's Global Consumer and Industrial Products & Services group and is the leader of the Energy industry team in Germany.

Damien  Tholomier
Damien Tholomier
Senior Vice President
AECOM

Damien received his Bachelor of Science in Power Electronic, Electrical and Automation Engineering and Master of Science in Automation and IT engineering from the University of Marseille (Polytech). Currently

he is a member of CIGRE, IEEE and Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and has published more than forty technical papers/articles. He has worked on projects in Europe, Africa and Americas, and has proven ability in working with diverse cultural environments. He has lived for long term assignment in France, Germany and Canada. He has a solid engineering background with sharp business and commercial acumen.

Within the energy, construction and engineering sectors, Damien brings 22 years of experience in general and executive management with AECOM, Bechtel, Schneider Electric, Areva and Alstom.

Ben Donovan
Ben Donovan
Partner
DLA Piper

Ben Donovan is a US and UK-qualified partner in the firm's Finance and Projects department. Ben has a broad transactional practice. In particular, Ben's practice focuses on project development and finance, where he has represented independent power producers, oil and gas companies, government and parastatal entities, investment funds, lenders and other industry participants in the development, acquisition, financing, restructuring and divestiture of projects in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, with a particular emphasis on projects in Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East. Ben has extensive experience in the development and financing of projects in the upstream and midstream oil and gas, power and petrochemicals industry sectors, and he also has significant mergers and acquisitions experience in the power and upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas industry sectors.

In addition to his time in the US and London, Ben spent a number of years living and working in South Africa and Saudi Arabia. He is listed as a "leading individual" in Projects by Chambers and Partners.

Kenneth Gaynor
Kenneth Gaynor
Director Power Solutions
Cummins Africa

Kenny Gaynor is Director Power Solutions for Cummins Africa, based in Johannesburg.


His responsibilities include coordinating a wide spectrum of Cummins Sales prospecting and Engineering resources from the initial feasibility considerations to the design, execution and commissioning of Cummins gas power solutions, both natural gas and producer gas.


Kenny has in the past been associated with a number of brands in the power generation business, initially in diesel and heavy fuel plants and he now shares a passion in Africa for smaller distributed gas power plants, operated and maintained under IPP arrangements, a niche that Cummins generator systems are ideally suited. His career has spanned a unique combination of Engineering and Finance, having completed a Higher National Diploma in Electrical Engineering as well as a Chartered Accountant (SA), a complimentary mix of skills that stood him in good stead to establish a successful capital goods financing joint venture a few years back. 

Anne Ezeh
Anne Ezeh
Marketing Communication Manager
Schneider Electric, English West Africa

As head of marketing communication  for the region, Anne also oversees corporate affairs and sustainable development projects. She led the creation of the sustainable development team in Nigeria in 2006 and has headed various teams on corporate and socially responsible projects  for the company for the past 8 years. These projects span education, sports, access to energy and sustainable development initiatives.

Graduating top of her class with first class honors in foreign languages, Anne has an MA in Communications, Media and Public relations from the University of Leicester, UK. She speaks three international languages.

Markus Weber
Markus Weber
Vice President Sales Fossil Power Generation Energy Solutions
Siemens

Markus Weber was born on February 13, 1966. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany and takes part at a foreign exchange scholarship at the INSA of Lyon, France. His career starts 1992 at Siemens Power Generation (ex KWU) in Offenbach, Germany at the department for Mechanical Engineering.  Thereafter was technical  Project manager for  Combined Cycle Power Plants Projects in Malaysia, India and Pakistan. In 2000 he joined Sales in Offenbach. In 2005 he became Segment Leader for the Sales region Europe and afterwards in 2007 Segment Leader for the Sales region France, Belgium and Africa. Since 2010 he is Business Unit speaker for Africa, covering the entire fossil power solutions.

Jan Martin Witte
Jan Martin Witte
Senior Project Manager, East & Southern Africa Infrastructure Division
KfW Entwicklungsbank
Jan Martin Witte is a Senior Project Manager in the Division for Infrastructure for East and Southern Africa of KfW Entwicklungsbank. His team has been involved in a series of African ground breaking infrastructure deals, among others the concessioning of the Kenya-Uganda Railway, EASSy Submarine Cable, Namibia’s Caprivi Link Interconnector, Bujagali HPP. Currently, his team focuses on several innovative projects: (i) the GET FiT Program (Uganda) promotes a series of smaller IPP projects by applying a comprehensive package of interventions.  (ii) Supporting the governments of Burundi, Ruanda and DRC in setting up and financing the Ruzizi HPP together with a set of regional transmission lines. (iii) Helping to harness the huge potential for generation of power from geothermal resources in the East African Rift Valley through a risk mitigation package.
 
Before joining KfW in 2009, Jan Martin was co-founder and Associate Director of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, Germany. He still serves as a non-resident fellow for GPPi, as well as a non-resident fellow for the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) of Johns Hopkins University.
 
Jan Martin has published widely on issues of energy policy, international development, UN reform, global governance, and transatlantic relations, most recently "Global Energy Governance: The New Rules of the Game" (Washington, DC: Brookings Press, 2010), "50 Jahre OPEC: Kartell zwischen Macht und Ohnmacht" (Munich: Hanser Verlag, 2010); and "Transforming Development? The Role of Philanthropic Foundations in International Development" (Berlin: GPPi 2008). 
Jan Martin holds a PhD and MA in international relations and international economics from the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University. He also received a diploma in political science from the University of Potsdam.
 
Neil Upton
Neil Upton
Partner
SJ Berwin

Neil Upton leads the Energy and Infrastructure Group at SJ Berwin LLP. His global practice involves advising utilities, governments, banks and financial institutions on all aspects of the energy and water businesses, including power generation, renewables, oil and gas, networks and trading. Neil’s expertise includes project structuring, financing, trading, dealing with regulatory matters and negotiating complex transactional matters.

Neil is rated as one of the Top 4 Energy Lawyers in the UK (PLC) and rated as a leading project finance and power lawyer by Chambers UK and Legal 500.

David Keith
David Keith
Vice President
Tetra Tech
Mr. David Keith is a Vice President at Tetra Tech and an energy engineer and policy specialist. Since 1980, he has worked on international energy engagements in over 30 countries. He has been retained as a technical and policy expert on national energy strategy, energy sector restructuring, electricity privatization, electricity company management, electricity tariff design, energy supply/demand forecasts, energy efficiency, power generation, industrial energy management, and district heating system projects. Since 1989, he has directed several large USAID energy sector contracts, including the Energy II IQC, Energy I IQC, Institutional Energy Reform Project in NIS, and two Energy Projects in Central and Eastern Europe. Mr. Keith has served as a resident advisor on energy projects in Jamaica and Indonesia, and was recently home office director of the Kabul Electricity Services Improvement Program in Afghanistan.
 
Currently Mr. Keith is the Home Office Project Director for the USAID-funded Haiti Transition Management Contract (TMC) where he leads a team of advisors who have individual responsibility for helping Electricity d’Haiti implement operational improvements in areas such as billing, collections, customer service, and planning. Mr. Keith holds a BS in applied psychology and a BSc and MSc in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
 
Per Van Swaay
Per Van Swaay
Senior VP Structuring
TCX Fund
Per van Swaay is Senior VP Structuring at TCX Fund, based in Amsterdam, where he is responsible for origination, structuring and product development. Prior to joining TCX Fund in 2010, Per was a senior investment officer at FMO, the Development Bank of the Netherlands, where he was responsible for generation and execution of project finance transactions in Africa. Per holds an MBA from the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid a. in 2010 nd a Master degree in law from the University of Amsterdam.
 
Dario Musso
Dario Musso
Senior Transactor, Infrastructure Finance: Power
Rand Merchant Bank, a division of FirstRand Bank Limited

Dario is a senior member of Rand Merchant Bank’s Infrastructure Finance team, specialising in the funding of power projects in sub-Saharan Africa in the form of senior debt, mezzanine debt, and equity.  Prior to that, Dario spent seven years in Australia with WestLB and PricewaterhouseCoopers, focusing on financial advisory and arranging of funding for infrastructure projects.

Since joining RMB in 2006, Dario has closed several transactions in the power sector, like the ECA financing for the Eskom Kusile power station and the re-gearing of the Cahora Bassa hydro project, as well as projects in the South African renewable energy programme like the 81MW Kathu solar PV plant, the 75MW Lesedi solar PV plant, the 75MW Letsatsi solar PV plant and the 67MW Hopefield wind farm.

While at WestLB Australia, Dario closed the financing for a number of power projects including the 205MW Bluewaters coal-fired power station, the 80MW Emu Downs wind farm and the 140MW Alinta cogeneration plant. 

 

Paul Hanrahan
Paul Hanrahan
Chief Executive Officer
American Capital Energy & Infrastructure

Paul Hanrahan is a co-founder and CEO of American Capital Energy & Infrastructure. Previously, Mr. Hanrahan served as the President and CEO of AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), a Fortune 150 global power and related energy infrastructure company from 2002 through 2011.  Under his leadership, AES generated total returns for stockholders over three times that of the S&P 500.

Prior to assuming the CEO position at AES, Mr. Hanrahan was COO and Executive Vice President of AES where he was responsible for business development activities and operation of multiple electric utilities and generation facilities in the US, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.  In addition, Mr. Hanrahan was a founder as well as President and CEO of AES China Generating Co., Ltd. (“Chigen”), a company which he listed on NASDAQ.

Mr. Hanrahan serves on the boards of Arch Coal (NYSE: ACI), Ingredion (NYSE: INGR), Great Point Energy, LLC, and AquaVentures Holdings, LLC. Mr. Hanrahan served as a line officer onboard a fast attack nuclear submarine and is a graduate of Harvard Business School and the U.S. Naval Academy.

Paul Kunert
Paul Kunert
Head of Business Development, Africa and Asia
Globeleq
Paul Kunert is responsible for coordinating all business development activities in Africa. As a member of the Executive Committee, Paul is fully involved in the strategy and planning of Globeleq’s growth and development. 
 
With 15 years experience in developing, financing and managing power and other infrastructure projects he has been with Globeleq since its inception. From 2003-2007, he was Vice President for East Africa and the Managing Director of Globeleq’s Songas project, managing its construction, operations and two expansions. Prior to this Paul successfully led the company’s power acquisitions for both Tanzania and South Africa and the acquisition and development of the electricity distribution business in Uganda. 
 
Paul was with CDC Group, from 1999-2002 where he developed, financed and managed power projects in India and sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to 1999, he held positions in project and corporate finance, advising investors and off-takers in UK and European PPP schemes.
 
Eric Le Grange
Eric Le Grange
Director
ENS

Eric le Grange is a director at ENS, and practices as an attorney in the projects department. Eric specialises in energy, oil and gas (including renewable energy) and mining.

He has acted for the South African Government (National Treasury), many of South Africa’s large corporate entities, international developers and investors, IPPs, gas pipeline owners, utilities, state-owned enterprises, financial institutions (commercial and DFIs, local and international) as lead counsel on projects developed, promoted or funded in South Africa and internationally.

Eric is a member of the International Project Finance Association, and is recognised as a leading lawyer by several rating agencies.

Nick Thompson
Nick Thompson
Chief Executive Officer
Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative (AGI)

Nick Thompson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative (AGI). Nick has been with AGI since the beginning and has played a number of senior roles across the organisation. He set up AGI’s second governance programme in Sierra Leone in 2008, working in the Office of President Ernest bai Koroma; before returning to London to oversee all of the Africa programmes as Director of Projects from 2009-2011, during which time he launched our work in Liberia. In 2011 Nick became AGI’s first Chief Operating Office and oversaw the further growth of the organisation, leading new work with Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Co-ordinating Minister for the Economy in Nigeria and President Banda in Malawi. Nick became CEO earlier this year, with ambitious plans for developing AGI’s innovative model of support to Presidents and their top teams on effective governance. Prior to AGI Nick had a successful career in the UK Government, serving a number of Ministers on energy, employment and economic issues, as well as acting as negiotiator for the UK in the European Union.

AGI provides practical advice and support to African leaders to bridge the gap between their vision for a better future and the capacity of their governments to achieve it. AGI works where we‘ve have an invitation from the Head of Government; and we currently have project teams working in the Offices of the President in Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Nigeria, Malawi and South Sudan.  The AGI model combines the experience of our founder and Patron, the Rt. Hon. Tony Blair, with on-the-ground teams of professionals recruited from the  best of the international public and private sectors who work shoulder-to-shoulder with counterparts in the heart of partner governments. AGI’s mission is to support effective governance: building capacity in the skills, systems and structures needed to turn a vision into priorities and priorities into programs, activities and real results on the ground in areas such as free health care, private sector development, rural electrification and natural resources.

Fiona Thompson
Fiona Thompson
Energy Consultant

Dr Fiona Thompson is a freelance consultant focussing primarily on the energy sector, development, restructuring and foreign direct investment. In Africa, she has provided advice, strategic support, research and analysis on a range of investment issues; these include privatisation and liberalisation of local markets for new private domestic and foreign investment, state restructuring, government-business relations, and indigenous business development in key industries, including black economic empowerment in South Africa. She has led a major study on the economic and social effects of restructuring the South African electricity supply industry. She graduated from Oxford University, has a PhD from London University on foreign investment and liberalisation of the Indian energy sector and is currently pursuing post-doctoral research on state policies in the energy sector. She is a member of the Energy Institute, a UK-qualified chartered accountant, and trustee of CARE International UK.

Michael Tarney
Michael Tarney
Managing Director – Corporate Development
Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC)

Michael John Tarney has an Engineering degree from Cambridge University and is a Chartered Accountant.

As Managing Director – Corporate Development for Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC), Michael has established and leads the corporate development function within CEC to identify, develop and operate greenfield and brownfield projects in Sub-Saharan Africa in the power and telecommunications sectors.

In his early career, he worked as an electronics engineer for GEC Marconi and later as financial controller for international operations. He has served as an audit manager in the UK with PwC and for Deloitte as a management consultant, focussed on privatisation and management in the mining and infrastructure sectors.

In 1999, Michael joined National Grid Group PLC and was seconded to CEC as Chief Financial Officer from 1999 to 2001.

Seelan Naidoo
Seelan Naidoo
Head of Property & Engineering
Allianz

Seelan Naidoo is 45 years old and has almost 24 years of local plus international experience in the short term insurance industry. He is presently working in the capacity of Head of Property and Engineering for Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Africa and is based in Johannesburg. His main responsibilities include implementing strategic initiatives on behalf of AGCS and developing and growing the Property and Engineering book of business for Allianz (AGCS) in Sub-Saharan Africa.    Seelan’s experience spans Liability and Property and Engineering classes of Insurances, and specialises in construction, mining and mining related business, process industries and utility risk  on the African continent. Prior to joining Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Africa, he was the Energy and Engineered Risk Manager for AIG South Africa, also based in Johannesburg. Seelan holds an AIISA qualification from the Insurance Institute of South Africa and has completed his regulatory examinations in South Africa. Key interests include closely monitoring the economic development of Sub-Saharan Countries, and observing trends in the mining industry across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Jose Carlos Santos Neves
Jose Carlos Santos Neves
Chief Executive Officer
Empresa Nacional de Electricidade de Angola

José Carlos Santos Neves, was born in Cambambe, Angola on the 16th February 1963. He attended the Angola National University Agostinho Neto and graduated in 1990 in Electrical Engineering.

He entered ENE in 1989 as Engineer in the Department of Power System Protections and fulfilled various assignments. In November 2009, he was appointed as Board Member in charge of Power Generation. Three years later, in 2012, he was appointed as Chairman and Managing Director. José Carlos is married with Teresa and they have four children aged 15, 13, 9 and 4. He enjoys spending most of his time with family and reading.

Austine Sequeira
Austine Sequeira
Managing Director
Overseas Infratech Corp

Mr. Sequeira’s career spans 25 years of success in the areas of Finance, Client Networking, and Enterprise Strategy Formulation with specific domain knowledge in project development, financial closure and project implementation. He is currently the Managing Director of Overseas Infratech Corp FZE (OCORP), DAFZA, Dubai UAE. OCORP is involved in high value project development and engineering solution. It is an associate company of Overseas Infrastructure Alliance India (OIA), a global EPC project execution Company focused on Africa. Mr. Sequeira is a founder member of OIA. His career began in 1982 with Indian banking sector before the era of economic reforms. During the first 15 years of his career in the banking sector, Mr. Sequeira worked with budding Indian business leaders and gained insightful experience in project development, funding and cross border deals. After the liberalization of Indian economy, he stepped into the international arena to develop and execute projects. He gets involved at the concept levels and takes the project to its logical end of commissioning it. He has played a leading role in executing projects in agriculture and agroprocessing; power transmission and distribution; railway transport; low cost housing, petrochemicals and drinking water management in the African continent. These projects are valued at over US$ 2 billion. He maintains deep and valuable relationship with African leaders. He is also closely engaged with multilateral financial institutions and bodies like OECD and World Economic Forum.

Wale Shonibare
Wale Shonibare
Managing Director Investment Banking
UBA Capital

Wale is the Managing Director, Investment Banking at UBA Capital Plc. He has over 22 years experience of Infrastructure finance and development spanning Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining UBA Capital, he was Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure, Africa, Middle East and New Markets at Renaissance Capital. He has also worked with KPMG as a Director in London and Dubai.

Wale is responsible for UBA Capital Plc's Investment Banking business which spans Debt and Equity Capital Markets, M&A, and Project Finance. Recent experience includes state government and corporate bonds, project and structured finance and M&A transactions across various sectors: Power generation and distribution facilities, upstream oil and gas, CNG and LNG facilities, fertilizer plants, hydropower power projects, coal mines, toll roads, light and heavy rail, ports, real estate and hospitality and specialized economic zones.

Wale holds an MBA from Imperial College, University of London and a B.Eng (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Glasgow.

Joe Strydom
Joe Strydom
Director
Arup

Joe has been involved in the power sector for the last 30 years.  He joined Arup in 2005 to set up a Major Projects business for Arup in Africa.  His role has grown to Director responsible for Infrastructure in Southern Africa and Chief Operating Officer of Arup in Southern Africa.  He is experienced in supporting projects in the development phase and also providing EPCM services on large energy projects during delivery.

Before joining Arup he worked for Eskom and was involved in establishing the project development department, identification and screening of many local and international business opportunities and the development of these opportunities to a bankable stage as well as the executive Project Manager of two OCGT Power Stations.

His qualifications are a B.Eng Metallurgical Engineering and M.Eng Management.

Ed Stumpf
Ed Stumpf
Director in the Advisory and Infrastructure Finance
Standard Chartered Bank
Ed is a Director in the Advisory and Infrastructure Finance group at Standard Chartered Bank.  His responsibilities include origination and execution of corporate advisory and project financing transactions across a range of infrastructure sectors in Africa, including mid and downstream resources, power, ports, rail, roads and telecoms.  He has extensive experience in working across the project development life cycle with a range of stakeholders including strategic and financial investors, development finance institutions, export credit and multilateral agencies.
 
Ed has more than 12 years financial services experience in the banking and consulting industries.  He joined Standard Chartered in 2005 and was formerly employed by Deloitte as a consultant to UK and European financial services companies where he advised on financial modelling, acquisition and shareholder value related assignments. Ed has an MBA from INSEAD (France) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (United Kingdom). He holds a BCom from the University of Pretoria.
 
Jon Marks
Jon Marks
Chairman
Cross-Border Information
Jon Marks is chairman of Cross-border Information Ltd. (CbI), a UK-based political risk and business consultancy, and publisher of the respected fAfrican Energy and Gulf States Newsletter. With a growing staff of full-time area specialists, CbI is a source of specialist political, energy and financial
risk research to a range of commercial clients. As well as publishing the African Energy Atlas and other specialist materials, CbI has recently been service provider to the Africa-EU Energy Partnership. A political scientist who has taken an especial interest in the energy industries of Africa and the
Middle East, Jon is an associate fellow of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and among other roles, has worked in the European Commission and British Parliament. Jon has lectured on four continents; and has been published in a wide range of British and international media.
 
Alastair Campbell
Alastair Campbell
Director Mining Energy and Infrastructure
Standard Bank
Alastair currently works within Standard Bank’s mining, energy & infrastructure finance team in Johannesburg. He has worked on projects in various sectors, including transport, power and telecoms sectors. He is currently leading various advisory and arranging teams working on the Renewables sector in South Africa, and the IPP market that is in the process of being established. He advised Vale on its 12mtpa Moatize coal mine and associated infrastructure, and is currently advising the consortium developing the 1,500MW Hydro Mphanda Nkuwa deal and transmission line being developed in Mozambique. Standard Bank is playing a major role in the development of a number of solar and wind projects being developed in Southern Africa under the department of energy’s
renewable energy IPP procurement program. Alastair is a chartered accountant and graduated with a B.Comm from the University of Cape Town. He completed his articles at Deloitte and Touche in Johannesburg and moved to London where he worked for NatWest Markets before joining the Standard Bank Group in February 1997. After a number of years working on projects in Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America, he moved back to Johannesburg in 2003 to join the MEI team within the Corporate and Investment Banking division of Standard Bank.
 
Paul Hinks
Paul Hinks
Chief Executive Officer
Symbion Power

Founder Paul Hinks is the driving force behind Symbion Power. He has spent his life in the power industry where he has been responsible for the construction of power plants, transmission lines and substations. His career spans 30 years and in that period, he has worked in the USA, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Since 2003 Paul has been at the forefront of US wartime contracting efforts. Paul is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Corporate Council on Africa.

Jan Martin Witte
Jan Martin Witte
Senior Project Manager, East & Southern Africa Infrastructure Division
KfW Entwicklungsbank
Jan Martin Witte is a Senior Project Manager in the Division for Infrastructure for East and Southern Africa of KfW Entwicklungsbank. His team has been involved in a series of African ground breaking infrastructure deals, among others the concessioning of the Kenya-Uganda Railway, EASSy Submarine Cable, Namibia’s Caprivi Link Interconnector, Bujagali HPP. Currently, his team focuses on several innovative projects: (i) the GET FiT Program (Uganda) promotes a series of smaller IPP projects by applying a comprehensive package of interventions.  (ii) Supporting the governments of Burundi, Ruanda and DRC in setting up and financing the Ruzizi HPP together with a set of regional transmission lines. (iii) Helping to harness the huge potential for generation of power from geothermal resources in the East African Rift Valley through a risk mitigation package.
 
Before joining KfW in 2009, Jan Martin was co-founder and Associate Director of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, Germany. He still serves as a non-resident fellow for GPPi, as well as a non-resident fellow for the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) of Johns Hopkins University.
 
Jan Martin has published widely on issues of energy policy, international development, UN reform, global governance, and transatlantic relations, most recently "Global Energy Governance: The New Rules of the Game" (Washington, DC: Brookings Press, 2010), "50 Jahre OPEC: Kartell zwischen Macht und Ohnmacht" (Munich: Hanser Verlag, 2010); and "Transforming Development? The Role of Philanthropic Foundations in International Development" (Berlin: GPPi 2008). 
Jan Martin holds a PhD and MA in international relations and international economics from the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University. He also received a diploma in political science from the University of Potsdam.
 
Lisa Pinsley
Lisa Pinsley
Director, Africa Investments
American Capital Energy & Infrastructure

Lisa Pinsley joined American Capital Energy & Infrastructure in January 2013 and serves as its Director of Africa Investments.  She is responsible for sourcing opportunities and operating companies in sub-Saharan region.

Previously, Ms. Pinsley served as a Vice President of AES Africa Power Company, where she originated, structured and closed power deals across the sub-Saharan Africa region.  Ms. Pinsley has 15 years of experience in emerging markets and finance including an Africa-focused business development consulting role at Globeleq.  In addition, she served as Chief of Staff to the Afghan Minister of Finance focusing on the country’s economic reform programs with the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

Ms. Pinsley received a BA in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, an MA in Literature from the University of Sussex and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. 

Patrick O'Driscoll
Patrick O'Driscoll
Regional Director Asia and Africa
Karpower International

As Regional Director, Patrick leads the international strategic sales and business development activities for our Powership business (ship mounted power plant) across Asia and throughout Africa.


Patrick began his career at Aggreko where he spent in excess of 25 years. Throughout his vast technical and commercial responsibilities and experience, he has been responsible for Africa and the Sub Continent and has successfully lead high performing project teams through complex governmental negotiations, followed by project deployment and execution with project management in geographical territories such as Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Patrick recently joined Karpower International and will oversee the company’s expansion across this region.

 

Alex Katon
Alex Katon
Executive Director

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Please note that a late fee of £200 will apply for registrations made within the last 2 weeks before the start of the conference (from 8th June onwards)

Agenda

Download the 2014 Agenda

Ever year, AEF provides industry professionals with the opportunity to keep abreast with the latest developments across all sectors within energy industries in Africa. 
 
The new multi-stream structure covers a wider scope of increasingly important issues to your business including, challenges faced, solution sharing, financing projects and the latest technologies available. Download the programme to find out more.

New to AEF 2014

 Kenya to take national pavilion showcasing alignment of industry to deliver 5,000mgw in 40 months
 Africa Talks – Includes Standard Bank/Azura Power Project Talk
 Special Session: As nuclear power moves up the political agenda, we delve deep into the practicalities of delivery
 East Africa’s Ministers are aligned and attending to maximise speed of investment and project development
 New workshops on ‘Mastering Communications, Managing Expectations’ for Public and Private sector organisations
And more… 

Location

The Africa Energy Forum will take place in the newly built Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center.

About Istanbul    |    Venue Location    |    Directions

 

This luxury venue is the perfect location to welcome 1,000 public sector stakeholders and international investors to the 16th AEF in Turkey. Favourable accommodation rates are available on a first come, first served basis - check this page for more information in the coming weeks. 

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen airport is approximately 23 KM from Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center

Address

HILTON ISTANBUL BOMONTI HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER
SILAHSOR CAD. NO: 42 BOMONTI-SISLI, ISTANBUL, 34381, TURKEY
 
Phone: 90-212-375 3000
Fax: 90-212-375 3001

Visit the website for more information

About Istanbul

Ensure you make the most of your time in Turkey by exploring all it has to offer; including The Grand Bazaar - one of the largest covered markets in the world, sampling the local Turkish cuisine and visiting historical sites such as Bosphorus, Topkapa Palace, Haghia Sophia and more

Here are some facts taken from the Hilton Hotel destination guide:

 Approximately 11.6 million foreign visitors arrived in Istanbul in 2012, two years after it was named a European Capital of culture, making the city  the worlds fifth most popular tourist destination
 Istanbul’s population is estimated to be between 12 and 19 million people, making it also one of the largest in Europe and the world
 Main business industries: Banking, textiles, food, automative, electronics, mining (coal, chromite, copper, boron), steel petroleum, construction, lumber, paper and Tourism
 Foreign visitors number: 28 million in 2010
 The capital of three longest lived empires in history; Roman, Byzantium, and Ottoman
 A center for all three monastic beliefs
 Only city on two continents; Europe and Asia
 Approximately half of the 18,000 foreign companies active in Turkey are based in Istanbul. 42 of the 49 foreign banks in Turkey manage their operations from Istanbul
 With 8,500 years of history
 Former capital of Roman, Byzantine and the Ottoman Empire
Former names of Istanbul Byzantium, Augusta, Antonina, Dersaadet, Asitane, Constantinople, Konstantiniye and finally as Istanbul since 1453
 Received 7 million foreign tourists in 2010
 Third among the most visited European cities in 2007

About the venue

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Directions

Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center is located in Istanbul’s Sisli district. 

The property is adjacent to Historical Bomonti Beer Factory, an iconic building of significant heritage in the city center, which is currently undergoing restoration. 
 
The hotel is approximately 3km from Taksim Square and 22km to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.
 
 

Why Attend

The World Bank is reporting that a third of countries in Africa have grown by at least 6% in the last year. A reliable and affordable power supply is essential in order to maintain this buoyant growth. However, it is estimated that power outages cost African economies, on average, the equivalent of 2% GDP. These shortcomings in the power sector threaten Africa’s long-term economic development.  What steps are being taken to remove this obstacle to growth?

The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the biggest and most important event on African power which brings all the major players in the industry to the same place at the same time. AEF brings 75% of Africa together under one roof, providing a unique platform to discuss the continent's power sector.

Rather than focus on ideological discussions on public versus private investment or renewable energy versus fossil fuels, the Africa Energy Forum provides all key stakeholders - African governments, utility executives, development finance institutions, development partners and the private sector, an opportunity to discuss how they can work together to close Africa's current power gap and meet its projected demand.  

Delegates return to AEF year on year in order to meet with new and existing clients, sign business deals and learn about specific investment climates from the key industry stakeholders.

The AEF exhibition is the hub of the Forum where investors can promote their products and services and discuss how best to overcome current challenges faced within the market.  Country specific briefings provide intimate, in-depth discussions and allow for direct engagement with government officials, CEOs and head of utilities.

Hopes are high that AEF Istanbul will represent the turning point where the foundations for a growing African power sector are identified.  This year’s Forum will examine the increasing number of private power projects that are reaching financial closure in Africa.  Where is this stream of power projects? What government messages and programmes are attracting investors? What will be the demand for power to sustain the economic growth rates projected for many African countries? The opportunities and challenges provide an exciting future for those engaged in Africa’s power market.

As a pioneer in developing wind and solar energy plants, it is no surprise that some of the biggest developers of renewable energy projects in South Africa are Spanish. Barcelona, one of Europe's most beautiful cities, promotes itself as a link between Africa and Europe and provides the African power industry with an exciting meeting place.

The official programme for AEF 2014 is now available to download

For more information about AEF 2014, please email mimi.oyelana@energynet.co.uk

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Sponsors

Aggreko

Forum Sponsor

Aggreko is the world leader in the supply of temporary power rentals and has been active in Africa for over fifteen years. Currently Aggreko is operating large scale power-projects in countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia, Gabon, Uganda, Angola, Ivory Coast and Tanzania.   With 165 world-wide locations, including four depots in South Africa, Aggreko provides 24/7 customer support for single to multi-megawatt projects for a variety of industries. Aggreko manages the world’s most extensive fleet of containerised generators, loadbanks, transformers and ancillary equipment, allowing for rapid mobilisation to respond to our customer’s planned or emergency power needs.  

Karpower

Country Sponsor

Karpowership is the international brand of the game-changing, power-generating ships first launched by Karadeniz Holding in 2009. These floating power plants serve as a solution provider by ensuring a fast, credible and economic source of electricity for countries in need. As the only builder, owner and operator in the world of this innovative fleet of powerships, the Karadeniz family has a reputation of excellence and innovation in the energy sector. Karpowership, incorporating the family name and its lead “powership” project, is expected to change the future of energy in Africa as well as other electricity-deprived countries around the world.

For further details please contact;

Sibel Yucel

Business Development Manager

sibel.yucel@karadenizholding.com

Develi Sok. No:14 34406 Kagithane Istanbul Turkey

Caterpillar

Strategic Partner

Caterpillar Electric Power: The Cat® team is committed to supplying everything you need to properly configure, install and operate power systems for your project — utility, mining, health care, transportation, telecommunications and more.

These resources include:

•  Detailed product specifications with a comprehensive overview of product features and benefits.

•  Expert sizing tools that provide you with accurate and timely technical data, robust load models and optimized algorithms.

• Technical papers addressing specific issues facing project engineers in the field today.  

With the most complete line of diesel and gas generator sets in the industry, containerized power modules and rental units, Caterpillar can meet all of your continuous or temporary needs. Caterpillar delivers totally integrated single source solutions, such as UPS, ATS, switchgear and generator set controls to ensure that equipment is pre-configured to work together for optimum performance.  The Cat dealer network offers parts availability throughout Africa, as well as technicians trained to service every aspect of Cat equipment.  For more information or to find the local Cat dealer nearest you, please visit us at www.catelectricpowerinfo.com

Overseas Infrastructure Alliance

Strategic Partner

 

Overseas Infrastructure Alliance (India) Private Limited is a project development, execution and management company, with offices and projects across India and Africa.
 
The company builds and delivers essential nation building projects with expertise in Energy, Agro Processing, Gas Distribution, Transportation Infrastructure, Core Infrastructure, IT & ITes, Water management, Railways, Advisory Services and Healthcare & Distribution.
 
The company is building a diversified range of infrastructure assets worldwide.
 
OIA implements projects through a team of highly capable and dedicated professionals that excel in their chosen fields. Their expertise lies in identifying development bottlenecks and designing customized solutions along with funding options. Skills are syndicated and products are sourced from an array of capable alliance partners that are ISO 9001 certified manufacturing and service units.
 
The operations comply with the best quality standards. These include all components of the project building process. The process ranges from conceptualizing projects, planning, designing, feasibility studies, techno-economic surveys, organizing financial closure, environment protection procedures and vital project quality issues.
 
OIA is brimming with great ideas that are Feasible, Practicable, Financeable and De-risked.
Norton Rose Fulbright

Strategic Partner

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. We provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers based in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. 

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa (incorporated as Deneys Reitz Inc) and Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, each of which is a separate legal entity, are members (‘the Norton Rose Fulbright members’) of Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss Verein. Norton Rose Fulbright Verein helps coordinate the activities of the Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients.

Africa Finance Corporation

Strategic Partner

The Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) is a private sector led international organisation domiciled in Nigeria with activities across Continental Africa. The Corporation offers a unique value proposition as an Africa-focused infrastructure financing institution providing competitive products and services across complimentary areas of: principal investing, financial advisory, project development and technical advisory.  Within the Power industry, AFC has worked on a number of pioneering deals. E.g. The Corporation is the lead investor in conjunction with Cenpower Generation Company Limited (Cenpower), which is implementing the USD450 million Kpone IPP Project. In addition, AFC is also the lead investor in the landmark Cabeolica renewable wind power project in Cape Verde.

Altaaqa Global

Lead Sponsor

Altaaqa Global, a subsidiary of Zahid Group, has been selected by Caterpillar Inc. to deliver multi-megawatt turnkey temporary power solutions worldwide.

We own, mobilize, install, and operate efficient temporary independent power plants (IPP’s) at customer sites.

We are positioned to rapidly deploy and provide temporary power plant solutions, delivering electricity whenever and wherever it may be needed.

Altaaqa Global is able to provide large-scale turnkey temporary power solutions anytime, anywhere at extremely short notice. We have state-of-the-art equipment and focused expertise to quickly deliver power projects of 20MW or more.

APR Energy

Lead Sponsor

A global leader in fast-track turnkey power solutions, APR Energy’s mission is to solve its customers’ interim and dedicated power needs, anywhere in the world. We leverage state-of-the art mobile technology and industry-leading expertise to provide utility and industrial customers with cost-effective turnkey plants that are mobile, customisable, and scalable. By supplying customers with reliable power when and where they need it, we keep businesses and communities running. With a global network of regional hubs, proven fast-track deployment and installation processes, readily available access to inventory, and proprietary modular plant designs, we can have a plant deployed and running within days or weeks—often within 30 days or less.

Standard Bank

Lead Sponsor

Rooted in Africa with strategic representation in key sub-Saharan and other emerging markets, Standard Bank is a bank with a global reach. The holding company is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and listed on the securities exchange operated by the JSE Limited as Standard Bank Group Limited. It has a footprint which now spans 19 countries across the African continent, including South Africa, and 12 countries outside Africa, including China and Brazil, which are key to our cross border strategy and success.

Standard Bank's Corporate & Investment Banking division offers its clients banking, trading, investment, risk management and advisory services to connect selected emerging markets to Africa and to each other. It has specific global sectoral expertise, particularly in natural resources, with value propositions in: mining and metals; oil and gas; power and infrastructure; and telecoms and media.

Standard Chartered

Lead Sponsor

Standard Chartered is a leading international banking group, operating for over 150 years in more than 1700 offices across 80 countries worldwide. The Bank’s values are expressed in its brand promise, ‘Here for good’.

In Africa the Bank has operated for over 150 years in 37 markets on the continent – 15 on a full presence basis, and 22 on a transaction basis following its clients. Given its unique footprint, Standard Chartered is ideally positioned to facilitate and support valuable trade and investment corridors intra-Africa, and between Africa and the rest of the world.

 

www.standardchartered.com / www.facebook.com/standardchartered / Twitter @StanChart

Globeleq

Lead Sponsor

Globeleq is solely focused on safely providing reliable power to the emerging markets of Africa and the Americas. Since the company's launch in 2002, it has become an active participant in the emerging markets power sector and is uniquely positioned to continue its growth in these regions. Supported by a committed shareholder and a team of dedicated professionals experienced in the operation and development of the emerging markets power sector, Globeleq continues to actively pursue further acquisitions and new project development.

DLA Piper

Lead Sponsor

DLA Piper is one of the most active law firms in Africa, with a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers working on projects and related financings on the continent. We provide legal services to a broad range of clients, including project sponsors, governments, parastatals, and banking and financial institutions in the power, oil and gas, renewables, telecommunications, mining and infrastructure sectors.

In addition to our lawyers in New York, London, Paris, Dubai and Houston who provide a coordinated and experienced approach to achieving our clients’ business objectives in Africa, our firm maintains the DLA Piper Africa Group, an alliance of leading law firms working together across the continent. DLA Piper Africa Group alliance firms are located in Algeria, Botswana, Burundi , Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia,  Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia and close working relationships with leading law firms in other countries across the continent.

Chadbourne & Parke

Sponsor

Chadbourne & Parke LLP provides unparalleled legal advice to the world's leading power and industrial companies, commercial banks and development funding agencies, and government entities in the development and financing of energy and other infrastructure projects, the sale and acquisition (including privatizations) of energy-related assets and companies, and the structuring that improves the value of these assets around the globe.

Ranked among the leading advisors in the world, Chadbourne has been involved in award winning transactions in the thermal and renewable energy sector in Africa since the mid 1990s.

Chint T&D

Sponsor

CHINT was founded in July 1984 in Wenzhou. In the last 22 years, CHINT has expanded from a home workshop of 7 workers to a leading manufacturer of electrical products, with eight specialized branches, over 800 specialized partners and 16,000 employees.

Main products lines of CHINT cover the following categories: high, Medium and low voltage electrical apparatus, power transmission and distribution equipments, measuring meters and instruments, electrical products for construction, automation control devices and automobile applications.

Copperbelt Energy

Sponsor

The Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC) is an independent power transmission and distribution company, with interests in closely linked businesses in Zambia and the African region, including optic fibre based telecommunications. A member of the Southern African Power Pool and listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange, CEC has a deep insight into the mining industry, enabling it to provide quality electricity and other power products and services to the majority of the mines in Zambia, accounting for at least 50% of Zambia’s electricity consumption through its network.

The Company undertakes power transmission for national utilities in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and owns the Zambian part of the Zambia – DRC Interconnector line. Well positioned as a developer of energy infrastructure in Africa and respected in the region for its skills in designing and operating transmission systems, CEC envisions itself as an emerging independent power generating company, with some strategic generating projects in the pipeline. CEC has over 50 years of experience in supplying power to the mines, owns and operates circa 900 kilometres of 220kV and 66kV transmission lines with 38 High Voltage substations and 80MW embedded thermal generation capacity.

Cummins

Sponsor

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. In Africa, Cummins operates 25 facilities, and competes primarily in the power generation, mining and filtration markets. Contact Name: Joe Nanda Address : Western Service Road, Building 8, Harrowdene Office Park, Woodmead, Johannesburg, South Africa

Eaglestone

Sponsor

Eaglestone is a new investment banking business that aims to be a leading independent adviser, trusted partner operating in sub-Saharan Africa and, in parallel, developing an international private equity business. Eaglestone Group is currently present with execution capabilities throughout sub-Saharan Africa, namely in Mozambique, Angola, and South Africa. Eaglestone is also established in Portugal, The Netherlands, United Kingdom (its subsidiary – Eaglestone Advisory Limited – is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority), United States of America and Luxembourg (six Luxembourg based funds are envisaged - one has already received approval from la Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier du Luxembourg (“CSSF”). Two more are currently under consideration by CSSF, and three more are ready for submission to it).
 
In Africa, more specifically South Africa, through its subsidiary Kensani Eaglestone Pty ltd, we have advised on 9 bids for both the 1st and 2nd bid windows on both wind and PV projects with a global investment in excess of Rand 12 billion and successfully advised on two round 1 75 MW projects, the Lesedi and Letsatsi PV Projects, which were awarded 2012 African Renewable Deal of the Year by Project Finance International
 
Herbert Smith Freehills

Sponsor

As one of the world’s leading law firms, Herbert Smith Freehills advises many of the biggest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe. Our energy experts are internationally recognised as market leaders in the power, nuclear, renewables and oil and gas sectors. Together they provide the broad range of legal expertise required by clients across the globe and through every stage of the energy project life cycle.

We have built a particularly strong practice in Africa, where we have acted on numerous matters in the energy sector over the past thirty years. We are consistently ranked top for projects and energy work in Africa by industry benchmarks and we have also consistently received the highest possible ranking in relation to power work. Our experience includes advising on general corporate and regulatory matters, project development and finance, EPC and O&M agreements, fuel supply and power off-take and the resolution of disputes relating to power generation (including from renewable sources) across the whole of the African continent.

NEDBANK Capital

Sponsor

Nedbank Capital is the investment banking arm of Nedbank Group, one of the four largest banking groups in South Africa. Our full spectrum investment banking offering stretches from debt advisory and long-term project financing to equity trading and research. Nedbank Capital is based at the Group’s head office in Johannesburg, South Africa with large operational centres in Durban and Cape Town, as well as offices in London, Toronto, Namibia and Angola.

Our dedicated energy team has successfully concluded limited recourse finance deals within the electricity, oil & gas and biofuels sectors, both internationally and within Africa. The team’s mandate follows a full sector approach and includes financing to parastatals and corporates within the energy sector.

FMO Finance for Development

Sponsor

The Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) is the international development bank of the Netherlands. FMO invests risk capital in companies and financial institutions in developing countries. With an investment portfolio of over EUR 5,0 billion at year-end 2010, FMO is one of the largest bilateral private sector development banks worldwide. FMO's mission: to create flourishing enterprises, which can serve as engines of sustainable growth in their countries.

FMO offers a full range of financial instruments for the benefit of private companies and financial institutions in developing economies. FMO focuses on three sectors: finance, housing and energy (generation, transmission and distribution) with a further focus on renewable energy and projects in Least Developed Countries. Africa is the largest region in FMO’s portfolio.

DEG Invest

Sponsor

DEG – Our business is developing. DEG, a subsidiary of KfW, is one of the largest European development finance institutions. For 50 years, DEG has been financing and structuring the investments of private companies in developing and emerging market countries. DEG invests in profitable projects that contribute to sustainable development in all sectors of the economy, from agribusiness to infrastructure and manufacturing to services. The financial sector is a further focus in order to facilitate reliable access to investment capital locally. DEG’s aim is to establish and expand private enterprise structures in developing and emerging countries, and thus create the basis for sustainable economic growth and a lasting improvement in the living conditions of the local population.
 
Proparco

Sponsor

A member of the French Development Agency (AFD) group, PROPARCO is dedicated to financing private sector projects in emerging and developing countries, with a special focus on Africa. PROPARCO is unique among Development Finance Institutions for its focus on Infrastructure and Africa. PROPARCO offers equity as well as debt financing and is a leading financier of renewable energy projects. PROPARCO covers the whole continent through an international network of seven regional offices and, in 2010, its commitments in Africa amounted to more than 500 million EURO, with more than 400 million EURO in Sub-Saharan Africa.  
 
Rand Merchant Bank

Sponsor

Rand Merchant Bank, a division of JSE-listed FirstRand Bank Limited, (RMB) is the investment banking arm of the FirstRand Group – one of Africa’s largest financial services providers. RMB is a leading player in the African infrastructure and project finance sector, offering advisory and funding services to private and public sector clients.

RMB’s Infrastructure Finance team is an experienced, multidisciplinary team that specialises in delivering innovative, bespoke funding solutions in the power sector (including renewables) and key infrastructure sectors (road, rail, ports, water, telecommunications, industrial and manufacturing). The team arranges and underwrites senior, subordinated and mezzanine finance on a non-recourse, limited recourse or balance sheet basis and is also responsible for the outward and inward export credit facilities to public and private clients.

RMB’s capabilities also extend to underwriting ordinary and preference share equity tranches for infrastructure projects. The team has access to an extensive network of local and international funding partners in the commercial, institutional, development finance and equity markets and has a strong track record in creating infrastructure paper that is tailor-made for the investment market.

Tetra Tech

Sponsor

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, program management, construction, and technical services addressing the resource management and infrastructure markets. The Company supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, the environment, and energy.

Tetra Tech is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ Symbol: TTEK) with annual revenues of more than US$2.29 billion and more than 12,000 employees in 300 offices throughout the world. Our Corporate Office is located in Pasadena, California USA. Tetra Tech provides comprehensive and fully-integrated environmental, engineering, and construction services throughout all phases of energy projects — from the planning and development phase through licensing, engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance.

In the energy sector, Tetra Tech are focused on:

  • Improving corporate governance and commercialization of state-owned energy companies
  • Establishing competition in energy markets through market-opening and gradual liberalization
  • Strengthening utility management and operations to underpin efficiency, quality of service and financial sustainability
  • Increasing private sector participation in the energy sector
  • Strengthening and expanding the electricity networks to maximize the benefits of electricity trading
  • Supporting generation, transmission, and distribution projects through a full range of financial instruments
  • Introducing clean energy programs and renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions
Alesco

Sponsor

Alesco is a specialist insurance broker and risk management consultant, operating exclusively in the power and energy industry sector. We represent our clients throughout the development, construction and operational phases of Independent Power Projects, interacting with Lenders, contractors and any other parties engaged in the Project.

Alesco is a division of Arthur J Gallagher, a Fortune 500 company, and the world’s 4th largest insurance broker.

We design, arrange and service construction and operational insurance programmes. Our client base in Sub-Sahara Africa spans 3,500 MW across 12 countries and includes thermal, CCGT, hydro as well as wind and solar projects.

 

ENSafrica

Sponsor

ENS is Africa’s largest law firm with established offices, and a growing footprint, across sub-Saharan Africa. ENS's offering to clients is unique, in that the firm is focussed on Africa.  Whether dealing with the complexity of a multi-jurisdictional project, or the establishment of a start-up business in one African country, ENS's localised experience and expertise, ensures that clients obtain the benefit of scale and scope when doing business in Africa. By the firm operating as "one team" which is fully integrated across African borders, ENS offers clients quality, cost-effective legal advice wherever they choose to do business on the continent.

ENS currently has over 550 practitioners and was established over 100 years ago, making it one of the oldest full-service law firms in Africa.  The firm has a breadth and depth of experience and specialist expertise that spans all commercial areas of law, tax, forensics and IP.
Terna

Sponsor

TERNA is the construction company of GEK TERNA Group, a leading Greek business group, that has been actively involved in the implementation of a broad spectrum of public and private projects of considerable budget and complex know-how, such as the construction of Thermal power plants, Industrial facilities, Railway and Highway networks, Metro and Light Rail networks, high - quality Office Buildings, Hospitals, Museums, Resorts, Hydro-electric plants, Dams, Harbors, RES parks, etc, for more than 40 years. 

Presently, TERNA has a backlog of €4 bn and is focusing on the completion of major and complex infrastructure and building projects in Greece, SE Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East while extending its activities in Sub-Saharan Africa.

GEK TERNA GROUP is also a major investor in energy projects, both thermal and renewable, the latter being the scope of its subsidiary TERNA ENERGY, an international RES Energy Producer. TERNA ENERGY has a vertical organization and professional capacity that covers all aspects of the RES Industry (Wind, Solar, Hydro & Biomass). Apart from Greece, the company is already established in the USA, Poland and Bulgaria and is targeting to expand its RES activities in other countries.  TERNA ENERGY will have a total capacity of 1000 MW, in operation or under construction, by the end of 2014.  

MAN Diesel

Sponsor

MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, based in Augsburg, Germany, is the world’s leading provider of large-bore diesel engines and turbomachinery for marine and stationary applications. It designs two-stroke and four-stroke engines with power outputs from 47 kW to 87 MW. MAN Diesel & Turbo also designs and manufactures gas turbines up to 50 MW, steam turbines and compressors. The product range is rounded off by turbochargers, propellers, gas engines and chemical reactors. MAN Diesel & Turbo’s range of goods includes complete marine propulsion systems, turbomachinery units for the oil & gas as well as the process industries and turnkey power plants. Customers receive worldwide after-sales services marketed under the MAN PrimeServ brand.

Barclays

Sponsor

Barclays is a leading provider of corporate and investment banking services to large corporate, governments and institutional clients throughout the African continent. The bank has an established footprint in 13 African countries across Southern, East and West Africa. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, we offer clients access to a multi-disciplined global team of industry experts with extensive experience in the Power, Utilities and Infrastructure sector.

The teams are focused on providing best practice advisory and arranging services for both private and public debt and equity capital markets. In addition, the bank has a world class risk management businesss.

In 2013, Barclays played leading roles in the ZAR9.7bn 1,000MW Avon and Dedisa Peaking-Power Plants which was named “Africa Power Deal of the Year” and “Overall African Deal of the Year for 2013” by Project Finance magazine, as well the USD550mn 50MW Bokpoort CSP Power Plant which was named “African Renewable Deal of the Year” by Project Finance International.

 

Sasol

Sponsor

About Sasol:

Committed to excellence in all we do, Sasol is an international integrated energy and petrochemicals company that leverages the talent and expertise of our more than 34 000 people working in 38 countries. We develop and commercialise technologies, and build and operate world-scale facilities to produce a range of high-value product streams, including liquid fuels, chemicals and lower-carbon electricity.
 
About Sasol New Energy:

Sasol New Energy (SNE) was created to focus on new technologies that can be integrated with our core technologies to reduce Sasol’s GHG footprint. As part of our commitment to reduce carbon dioxide in our operations, SNE is looking into renewable and lower-carbon energy options such as solar, biofuels and biomass, as well as hydro and natural gas. Sasol New Energy has recently finalised the commissioning of a 140MW gas to power facility in Sasolburg. Sasol New Energy is developing additional gas-fired electricity generation in Mozambique, in partnership with the country’s state-owned power utility, EDM. The final investment decision for that project was taken at the end of 2012.
 

Fieldstone

Sponsor

Fieldstone is an advisory oriented investment bank and is the leading energy and infrastructure advisor in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

The company provides the fullest spectrum of advisory services within a boutique environment which includes advice on limited recourse capital raising (project finance advisory), general capital markets advisory (development capital, debt and equity), advice on entries and exits (M&A, private equity, listings), strategic financial advice (valuations, senior management or Government decision support) and transaction services (advice on PPAs, project commercial feasibility, financial modelling).

In the last year, Fieldstone has closed transactions in the power, mining and infrastructure sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa and continues to be very active in these sectors. Fieldstone is also currently advising clients on renewable energy projects in Namibia, Zambia and South Africa.

ABSA Capital

Sponsor

Baker & McKenzie

Sponsor

Founded in 1949, Baker & McKenzie advises many of the world’s most dynamic and successful business organizations through more than 4,000 locally qualified lawyers and 6,000 professional staff in 75 offices in 47 countries. The Firm is known for its global perspective, deep understanding of the local language and culture of business, uncompromising commitment to excellence, and world-class fluency in its client service. Global revenues for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, were US$2.313 billion. Eduardo Leite is Chairman of the Executive Committee. (www.bakermckenzie.com)

Baker & McKenzie defined the global law firm and as our clients expand into new markets, we are there with them, sharing our unrivalled experience and helping them succeed in new regions. We call our global way of working, "fluency," because we partner with our clients seamlessly over time and across regions and business lines.

 

Linklaters

Linklaters has a long and deep experience of working on projects throughout Africa. We have worked on more successfully completed and financed major African power projects than any other law firm over the past 5 years.  Our experience is helped by our unique ability to cover all three principal legal systems through our offices in London, Paris and Lisbon. These core offices are complemented by Africa experts across Linklaters’ and our alliance firms’ offices in Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the Americas allowing our firm to service investors worldwide into Africa. Our collaborative alliance with Webber Wentzel, a leading full-service South African law firm, both complements and strengthens our pan-African offering, enabling us to provide clients with a unique combination of international and local experience.

Himoinsa

Sponsor

HIMOINSA was founded in 1982. It is based in San Javier, Murcia, Spain. It’s  a multinational company specialising in the manufacture and marketing of energy generation systems providing guaranteed, clean, efficient continuous-energy supply.
 
Its international-expansion policy -based on its distribution network and the creation of new manufacturing centres, offices and subsidiaries- means HIMOINSA is now active in over 100 countries on five continents.
 
With over 30 years experience, HIMOINSA is active in over 100 countries on all five continents. It has seven manufacturing plants and ten subsidiaries responsible for distributing and marketing HIMOINSA generator sets.
 
It has production centres in China, the USA, France and India. Our international expansion has been consolidated through the creation of subsidiaries in Mexico, Argentina, Panama, Angola, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Germany, Dubai and Singapore. And on top of this, it has built up a comprehensive network of distributors worldwide.
 
International Finance Corporation

Sponsor

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. IFC helps developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment, mobilizing capital in international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments. In FY13, IFC investments reached an all-time high of more than $25 billion, leveraging the power of the private sector to create jobs, spark innovation, and tackle the world’s most pressing development challenges.

IFC works to maximize access to energy through private sector development of electricity generation and transmission, while minimizing greenhouse-gas emissions. IFC has financed more than 200 projects in 50 countries and supported 30,000 megawatts of generation capacity. IFC investments are well-diversified by technology and geography, with over 150 million consumers reached.  In Africa, IFC supported the first independent power producers in Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Kenya, Togo, and Uganda.

Harith

Sponsor

Harith General Partners (Harith) is the leading Pan-African fund manager for infrastructure development across the continent. Based in South Africa, Harith manages Africa’s first and only 15-year infrastructure fund, the Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund (PAIDF).  More than 90% of the US $630 million raised for PAIDF-1 has now been invested in 10 infrastructure development projects spanning the continent, creating much-needed jobs, skills development and increased economic growth. Harith is a majority shareholder in London based Aldwych Holdings Limited, which is an independent power producer focussing on Africa. Harith has established itself as a leading private equity investor in the four core infrastructure sectors of energy, transport, telecommunications, and water, building partnerships with key economic players such as the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Power Africa

GuarantCo

Sponsor

 GuarantCo, is a local currency guarantee fund set up to encourage the use of local currency financing for infrastructure projects, in order to mitigate the currency miss-match risk between local currency revenues and the foreign currency debt obligations that persist in many infrastructure projects, particularly power projects.  For Fragile and Conflict-Affected States, GuarantCo does have the capacity to do Guarantees in USD or Euro. GuarantCo uses risk mitigation instruments to enhance the tenors and capacity available in local currency for both loan and capital market debt issuances by the private, municipal and parastatal infrastructure sectors in lower income countries.  Its ticket sizes are typically between US$5m – US$30m (in local currency equivalent) and the guarantee can extend to 15 years. To date, GuarantCo has provided guarantees for 23 projects, for the equivalent of c. US$290m.

Emerging Capital Infrastructure Fund

Sponsor

EAIF was the first dedicated debt fund for sub-Saharan Africa providing long-term Euro or USD financing for infrastructure projects. To date, the Fund has financed a total of 47 projects with a total exposure of over US$ 930million. Approximately 40% of the fund portfolio is in the power sector in countries such as Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria, Cameroon and Sierra Leone. EAIF’s ticket sizes are typically between US$10m to US$35m, with a maximum tenor of up to 15 years. 
 
EAIF can invest in a number of sectors including energy, water, transportation, midstream or downstream oil and gas, telecommunication, components of infrastructure such as cement and steel, and the infrastructure investment around mining and agribusiness projects.

 

DEG Invest

Sponsor

DEG – Our business is developing. DEG, a subsidiary of KfW, is one of the largest European development finance institutions. For 50 years, DEG has been financing and structuring the investments of private companies in developing and emerging market countries. DEG invests in profitable projects that contribute to sustainable development in all sectors of the economy, from agribusiness to infrastructure and manufacturing to services. The financial sector is a further focus in order to facilitate reliable access to investment capital locally. DEG’s aim is to establish and expand private enterprise structures in developing and emerging countries, and thus create the basis for sustainable economic growth and a lasting improvement in the living conditions of the local population.
 
Webber Wentzel

Sponsor

Webber Wentzel is one of South Africa's leading law firms with over 400 lawyers, a total staff complement of close to 800 with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town.  Our service to clients is enhanced by our collaborative alliance with global law firm Linklaters, giving us access to international expertise and experience including Anglophone, Francophone, Lusophone capability for transactions in Africa. This offering is enhanced by our associate membership with ALN and our African best friend relationships in the region.

Our market–leading position is reinforced by a number of accolades, including having more top-tier ratings in Chambers Global 2014 than any other South African law firm.   In addition, the firm was named "Sub-Saharan Legal Adviser of the Year 2013" at the prestigious Financial Times and Mergermarket European M&A Awards.

Investec

Sponsor

Investec is a specialist bank and asset manager that was established in 1974. Today it is an efficient integrated international business platform employing more than 6700 people worldwide. In July 2002, Investec implemented a Dual Listed Companies (DLC) structure with linked companies listed in London and Johannesburg.

Investec Structured Products, part of the Investec Corporate and Institutional Banking division of Investec, is one of the leading South African players in the market for retail and institutional structured products. Through constant review of both investment strategies and new products from around the world, we are able to develop a range of products appropriate to various market conditions.

Investec and its Power & Infrastructure Finance team have been at the forefront of the infrastructure finance market for over 20 years.  They offer a full range of financial services across a wide range of specialist infrastructure sectors. They advise, arrange finance, structure and underwrite transactions.  In particular markets and sectors they also play a development role, structuring the project to attract long-term capital.

For more information, visit www.investec.co.za/pif

AECOM

Sponsor

As many African countries have renewable energy potential that remains largely underdeveloped, AECOM provides clients with the know-how to implement projects to improve energy-generation. We maximise the positive local impacts and facilitate access to financing for energy projects. With a 40-year history rich in efficiency and sustainable design, transmission and distribution, including power grid connection and thermal power generation, we combine our depth and breadth of expertise with our local knowledge to meet the needs of each project.
 
AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. 
 
Our operations in Africa boasts more than 1,000 people in South Africa and permanent offices in other key African countries such as Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Mozambique and Nigeria.
 
European Investment Bank

Sponsor

The EIB is the European Union's bank. We are the only bank owned by and representing the interests of the European Union Member States. We work closely with other EU institutions to implement EU policy.

As the largest multilateral borrower and lender by volume, we provide finance and expertise for sound and sustainable investment projects which contribute to furthering EU policy objectives. More than 90% of our activity is focused on Europe but we also implement the financial aspects of the EU's external and development policies.

•             Lending: The vast majority of our financing is through loans, but we also offer guarantees, microfinance, equity investment, etc.

•             Blending: Our support helps us unlock financing from other sources, particularly from the EU budget. This is blended together to form the full financing package.

•             Advising: Lack of finance is often only one barrier to investment. We can help with administrative and project management capacity which facilitates investment

In the ACPs and OCTs, where we been an active development partner since 1963 and 1968 respectively, our financing activities are aimed at supporting local private sector development, improving social and economic infrastructure and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Sponsor

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions offers innovative, high-quality insurance capacity to mid-sized and large multinational corporations across the globe. Our offerings range from standard risk transfer covers and multi-line programs, to highly customised solutions tailored to the needs of our clients. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions serves customers from over 40 offices worldwide and is backed by the financial strength of the Swiss Re Group. For more information about Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, please visit: www.swissre.com/corporatesolutions.

Energy Solutions

We offer proven risk transfer solutions along the entire value chain from plant construction, to operation as well as energy and power distribution. We also offer products to manage resource risks, price risks and other risks associated with the construction and operation of renewable power infrastructure, including third party liability, contractor plant and equipment and assets. Our underwriters are supported by risk engineers who evaluate and survey the risks we insure. In addition, we offer among the highest capacity available in the marketplace, based upon the Swiss Re Group’s diversified portfolio and strong financial rating.

 

American Ethane

Sponsor

Aluko & Oyebode

Sponsor

Aluko & Oyebode is one of the leading commercial law firms in Nigeria providing a comprehensive range of specialised legal services to a highly diversified clientele. The firm’s core areas of expertise include: power, energy and natural resources and project/infrastructure finance. The firm, with offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt, has advised on a significant number of land-mark and/or award winning transactions, including the development, financing and implementation of the first IPP project in Nigeria. (www.aluko-oyebode.com) Aluko & Oyebode is consistently ranked in the topmost band/tier by Chambers Global, IFLR1000 and Legal 500 and is the only Nigerian law firm to have received top-ranking across-the-board in Chambers Global 2014.

Acciona

Sponsor

ACCIONA Energía is a global operator in clean energies with over 20 years’ experience in the sector and a strong presence in five renewable technologies for the production of electricity. The company owns and operates 232 wind parks (7,139 MW, of which 6,272 are attributable to it), 80 small hydro plants (912 MW), 6 thermal solar plants (314 MW), one of the biggest photovoltaic facilities in the world (46 MWp) and three biomass plants (57 MW). It generated 22.4 TWh of electricity from renewable sources in 2013 (20 TWh attributable). The company also develops, constructs and operates projects for other customers in wind and photovoltiac technology.
 
Through its subsidiary ACCIONA Windpower, it produces wind turbines using in-house technology (3 MW and 1.5 MW versions), with 5,306 MW installed or contracted and a further 615 MW to be added by mid-2014.
 
ACCIONA Energía is already present in Africa, where it is currently constructing a 138-MW wind farm (Gouda) and a 94-MWp PV plant (Sishen) in South Africa. The Company also has other projects under development in this country, and is looking for new business opportunities within the African renewable energy sector.
 
Both companies belong to the ACCIONA Group, one of the leading Spanish corporations, which operates in infrastructures, energy, water and services in over 30 countries. Its corporate motto “Pioneers in development and sustainability” reflects its commitment — in all its activities — to contribute to economic growth, social welfare and the protection of the environment. This effort has been recognized through its listing on the Dow Jones (DJSI) and FTSE4Good sustainability indexes. ACCIONA is quoted on the Ibex-35 stock index, has a workforce of around 34,000 worldwide and earned revenues of 6,607 million euros in 2013.
 
American Capital Energy & Infrastructure

Sponsor

American Capital Energy & Infrastructure (“ACEI”) invests in global energy infrastructure businesses, including power generation facilities, gas and power distribution and transmission networks, energy transportation assets, and fuel production opportunities with a particular focus on high growth economies such as sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
 
ACEI is led by a highly experienced and global team with significant operational, commercial, and investment experience in the global energy industry with a unique history of success building and managing one of the world's largest energy infrastructure companies. ACEI has offices in Washington DC, Johannesburg, Dubai, and Singapore.
 
ACEI looks to actively partner with experienced managers and developers in growing platforms/ businesses consisting of operating and development assets and  seeks to invest between US $50 and $200 million in any given business but has the capability and resources to consider investments even larger.  For more information, please visit www.acei.com.  
 
Arup

Sponsor

Arup Energy is a global firm of designers, engineers and business consultants we provide a diverse range of professional services to clients around the world and work across the whole energy supply chain, from supply demand and generation to demand consumption, including the connecting infrastructure. We have a reputation for delivering innovative solutions which address the global challenges of climate change and natural resource depletion. Our strength lies in taking a whole-systems approach to resource management for the benefit of industry, the environment, and society.

For over 30 years Arup has been active in the feasibility assessment, development, design, construction, commissioning, sale and acquisition of power generation and related infrastructure projects throughout the world. Over the last 15 years, Arup has developed a proven track record as leaders in the development of Renewable Energy Technology (RET) projects, including: hydro, solar, wind and bio-energy. Through the extensive capability of our integrated, multidisciplinary teams, the firm has provided engineering design, business and power consulting services on more than 100GW of power plant projects in over 20 countries.

Denham Capital

Sponsor

Denham Capital is a global private equity firm focused on energy and resources, with over $7.3 billion of invested and committed capital.  Denham Capital focuses its investment activity around three key sectors: Power & Renewables, Oil & Gas and Metals & Mining.
 
Denham Capital has been investing in Africa since 2008, with current investments in solar & wind power (BioTherm Energy) and mining projects (Pangea), and is actively pursuing additional investments in renewable & thermal power generation and mining.  Our investment professionals apply their deep operational and industry experience in working in partnership with management teams to achieve long-term investment objectives.
 
Denham Capital invests across the capital structure and across all stages of the corporate and asset lifecycle, from development projects to mature, operating businesses.  Denham Capital typically targets equity investments of $50 million to $200 million. 
Frontier Markets Fund Managers

Sponsor

Frontier Markets Fund Managers Limited is the fund manager of the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund and GuarantCo Limited. EAIF and GuarantCo are owned by the Private Infrastructure Development Group, a multi-Donor supported platform mobilising private sector investment to boost economic development and combat poverty.
 
Andritz Hydro

ANDRITZ HYDRO is a global supplier of electro-mechanical systems and services ("Water to Wire") for hydropower plants. The company is a leader in the world market for hydraulic power generation. Long lasting experience of fulfilment of customer demand makes ANDRITZ HYDRO the know-how specialist.

Jinko Solar

Sponsor

JinkoSolar is a leading solar power product manufacturer with production operations in Jiangxi and Zhejiang Provinces in China and sales and marketing offices in Shanghai, China; Munich, Germany; Bologna, Italy; Montpellier, France; Zug, Switzerland; San Francisco, the United States; Queensland, Australia; Ontario, Canada and Singapore.

JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain with an integrated annual capacity of approximately 1.2 GW each for silicon wafers, solar PV cells and solar PV modules as of September 30, 2012. JinkoSolar distributes its photovoltaic products to a diversified customer base in the global PV market, including Germany, Italy, Belgium, Spain, the United States, France, Eastern Europe, China, India, Japan and other countries and regions. 

KPMG

Sponsor

KPMG Advisory Services and KPMG Professional Services are the KPMG member firms in Nigeria. The partners and people have been operating in Nigeria since 1978, providing multidisciplinary professional services to both local and international organisations within the Nigerian business community. Our vision is to build and sustain our reputation as the best firm to work with by ensuring that our people, our clients and our communities achieve their full potentials. At KPMG, we are committed to working with our clients to cut through the complexities of the business world – finding solutions and adding value.
 
Our combination of international and local market knowledge and perspective give us an edge in the professional services industry in Nigeria. This combination enables the Nigerian practice to add real value by developing strategies that give the firm’s clients a distinct edge over their competitors.

The firm has a full complement of 29 partners and over 800 trained and dedicated professional staff; with deep industry skills and competencies in audit, tax and advisory services.

PriceWaterhouse Coopers

Sponsor

 

PwC helps organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. PwC firms provide industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to enhance value for their clients. More than 180,000 people in 158 countries in firms across the PwC network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice.

The Global Energy, Utilities and Mining group is the professional services leader in the international energy, utilities and mining community, advising clients through a global network of fully dedicated specialists.

Sponsor

Trinity International

Sponsor

Trinity International LLP, founded in 2006, is a niche projects, finance, corporate and commercial law firm, with a particular focus in Africa. The firm acts for developers/sponsors, borrowers, financial institutions, investors, equity funds and governments / public sector entities.

Trinity has extensive experience in the power sector in sub-Saharan Africa with the team acting for developers and lenders on a number of major IPPs across the continent. The team is currently acting on IPPs in Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Namibia, South Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon, Zambia, Senegal, Mozambique, Tanzania as well as pan-African programmes supported by the United Nations and the UK Government for the facilitation of further IPPs on the continent. We have had experience in all generation technologies including wind, solar, hydro, coal, biomass, gas and light crude oil. Trinity provides clients with senior lawyers on every transaction and has an innovative approach to the structuring of its fee arrangements.

SoEnergy International

Exhibitor

Global Provider of Dynamic Energy Solutions

SoEnergy International is a full-service, global provider of power solutions, focused on the utilities, oil & gas and mining industries. We are the only company that provides both permanent and temporary power solutions to meet client’s needs anywhere in the world. We take a highly customized approach and work with diverse types of fuel and equipment that will be most cost-effective for our clients. We have operations throughout Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
 
SoEnergy International provides solutions in the construction of permanent power plants, and both temporary and permanent sales of energy projects, cogeneration, gas compression and large pumping projects for all market sectors.
 
Environmental Resources Management

Exhibitor

ERM is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting and sustainability related services. We work extensively with Africa’s energy industry and have over 40 years’ experience globally, working with some of the world’s leading companies.

We deliver sustainable solutions which balance environmental concerns with management, economic, technological and social needs. This enables our clients to maximise revenues, comply with regulations, improve performance and enhance their corporate reputation and public perception. ERM supports clients whose business objectives go further than compliance with regulations including realising ambitions for a sustainable and socially responsible company.

Jacobsen Elektro

Exhibitor

Jacobsen Elektro was established in 1891 as an electro-technical company located in Oslo, Norway. The main office is based in Lier, Norway, 40 km South of Oslo.

Since the company was established, Jacobsen Elektro has grown into a complete turn-key supplier of equipment and systems for the power industry including power generation, transmission and distribution facilities. Our policy is to develop and manufacture main key components. This enables us to maintain a high level of competence and to be flexible to customer needs.

Today, Jacobsen Elektro has subsidiaries in several countries around the world together with a well-organised network of agents and representatives as well as project offices.

Wind Prospect

Exhibitor

Wind Prospect is a leading renewable energy consultancy specialising in engineering and advice for wind and solar projects across Africa, benefiting from the experience and knowledge present within its 25 offices around the world. Wind Prospect has been involved in the wind industry since its inception and built the UK’s second wind farm in 1992. Wind Prospect’s services cover all phases of the lifecycle of wind energy and solar power projects from due diligence, feasibility studies, and resource assessment, through to construction management and operations.

To date Wind Prospect Africa has advised investors on over 60 projects in Africa, representing 7 GW. Worldwide Wind Prospect has constructed more than 100 wind farms, representing 1.5GW of capacity installed.

SEMCO Maritime

Exhibitor

Semco Maritime is dedicated to making sure you get maximum value from your assets. Need to build or upgrade, run or staff your power plant? Install transmission lines or substations? We’ll take care of it – and bring in the project to schedule and budget. Semco Maritime´s power projects division provides turnkey contracting solutions, service support and training for the energy sector. Over the past two decades, we have built up a wealth of international experience in diesel, hydro, and wind power plants, as well as electrical infrastructure projects up to 400 kV.

We’re a supplier-independent global company within power projects. Focused on the needs of your business and your customers, we’ll make sure you get good quality at the right price. You see, in our world, there’s no room for compromise.

EMCO India

Exhibitor

Founded in 1964, EMCO LIMITED is one of India’s leading products and solutions provider up to 765 KV for power generation, transmission, distribution utilities and industry. With more than 15 offices and 6 state-of-the-art manufacturing plants across India which are accredited by Bureau Veritas for ISO: 9001:2008, ISO: 14001:2004 & OHSAS: 18001:2007 and as per IEC, ANSI, BS and other international standards, EMCO has been supplying its products and solutions to its customers consisting of electric utilities and Industries in India and in more than 45 countries internationally.

Based on a strong foundation of technology and with an in-house R&D that works on cutting-edge technology, EMCO system adapts to the continually evolving needs of the modern world in a customer- centric, environmentally sensitive and sustainable manner.

 

METKA

Exhibitor

METKA is a leading international construction contractor delivering complete turn-key power plants to its customers. The company is a specialist in gas turbine / combined cycle power plants, with capacity ranging from 20MW up to 1000+ MW.  METKA has particular experience in fast-track projects, including fully mobile units using aero-derivative type gas turbines.

Building on over 50 years of experience, METKA has a strong record of successfully executing major power plant projects in emerging markets. Within the Africa region, METKA has a well-established presence in Algeria, and is actively expanding its operations to other countries throughout the continent. 

For more information please visit www.metka.gr

Corvus Africa

Exhibitor

Corvus Energy Africa Ltd (CEAL), is a joint venture company created by Nigeria based Green Park Management Limited, and Corvus Energy Ltd, a Canadian corporation based in Vancouver, British Columbia. CEAL will assemble, distribute, sell and service Corvus Energy’s proprietary advanced Lithium Polymer energy storage systems on an exclusive basis throughout Africa. Initially, the Nigerian marketplace was the strongest market in which to focus. CEAL has been created as a vehicle to provide a base for growth and accelerated market penetration.
 
Corvus has established leadership in the development and deployment of advanced energy storage systems.  Meeting the critical functional standards required in the marine industry for high energy applications has enabled the company to target grid and off-grid based systems.  In Nigeria, use of expensive diesel fueled generators has created a market opportunity. Initial installed systems are already providing a dramatic cost savings while improving power quality and availability.  
 
Smart Energy Solutions

Exhibitor

Allen & Overy LLP

Exhibitor

Allen & Overy LLP advises sponsors, lenders and governments on the structuring, development and financing of energy projects throughout Africa. With a dedicated Africa group comprising over 100 lawyers and full-service, multilingual teams operating out of Paris, Morocco, London, Dubai, New York and other key centres, we are at the forefront of new developments in this exciting market.

Dresser-Rand

Exhibitor

DRESSER-RAND Guascor© offers reliable energy solutions and has more than 45 years of experience as an engine, genset and generation plant manufacturer for all types of applications. The company brings together the sectors of: bioenergy (biogas from landfill, sewage, biodigestion) and associated petroleum gas to abate flare gas emissions in the O&G industry with energy efficiency (cogeneration-trigeneration). Dresser Rand Guascor© offers maximum reliability and customer service thanks to its distributor network in more than 40 countries in the industrial and marine sectors. Guascor© engine´s power rating convers 150 to 1240 kW (1500 rpm) for gas engines/gensets and 200 to 1045 kWb (1500 rpm continuous duty) for Diesel engines and gensets.

For information about sponsoring AEF 2014 please take a look at our Sponsorship Opportunities page, or contact:
 

For Sponsorship enquiries:

For Africa, Middle East, Asia and ROW

Alex Moulds

Director for Development

International +44 (0)7500 702 171

Nigeria +234 816 686 0008

Alex.moulds@energynet.co.uk

 

For Europe and the USA

Damon Thompson

Commercial Director

+44 (0)20 7384 8071

Damon.thompson@energynet.co.uk

 

Exhibition enquiries:

Howard Yuchetel

Commercial Manager
Tel: +44 (0)20 7384 7975
Email: howard.yuchetel@energynet.co.uk
 
 
 

 

Partners

ESI
ESI

 

Established in 1996, ESI Africa has become the leading provider of information relating to the African electricity and energy industry, delivering news to the continent and beyond. Published quarterly in March, June, September and December, ESI Africa is distributed to over 5000 decision makers within the African power industry, providing information and updates on innovations and product developments. 

 

Editorial content includes generation, transmission and distribution issues, while also exploring the role of alternative energy sources in providing a comprehensive and sustainable energy mix. In addition to the provision and distribution of energy to end-users, the editorial provides information on various aspects of the energy usage, such as demand side management (DSM), energy efficiency and policy issues that will affect the continent. Regional focuses and profiles on countries, utilities and big industry provide an overall view of the use of power on the African continent and serve to encourage information sharing amongst utilities and countries.For more information visit their website.

Oil Gas Africa
Oil Gas Africa
Based in Johannesburg South Africa, OilGasAfrica.com is an online publication focused on the Africa Oil & Gas industry (Downstream & Upstream sectors).  
Our publication is updated daily featuring news across the continent, directories (events, businesses, gas stations, depots and refineries), videos and an extensive downloads database.
For more information or advertising opportunities please contact editor@oilgasafrica.com or visit us at http://www.oilgasafrica.com
 
Oxford Business Group
Oxford Business Group

Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.

OBG offers comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, energy, infrastructure, industry and insurance.

OBG’s acclaimed economic and business reports are the leading source of local and regional intelligence, while OBG’s online economic briefings provide up-to-date in-depth analysis. OBG’s consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms operating in these markets and those looking to enter them. 

African Business
African Business

African Business holds the title of bestselling pan-African business magazine and its award-winning team is widely respected for its editorial excellence. We provide the all-important tools enabling you to maintain a critical edge in a continent that is changing the world. Our special reports profile a wide range of sectors and industries including transport, energy, mining, construction, aviation and agriculture.

 

African Investor
African Investor

Africa investor (Ai) is an Investment Banking oriented Advisory Firm, which also supplies a broad range of investment data, research, broadcast and published content to a growing number of international investors with interests in Africa.

Africa investor Group provides transaction advisory services, strategic research, investment indices and investment communication services, to support its clients investment programmes in Africa. Through its sister organization, Africa Investor Capital (Ai Capital), acts as a principal investor in strategic assets on the continent. 

Operating at the intersect of business, government, international organizations and the media, Africa investor group has a growing network of clients across Africa serviced from regional hub offices in Nairobi, Lagos  and Johannesburg, affiliate offices across the continent and a coordinating office in London. The group offers clients consistent quality of service across each of these territories and additional representation in Cairo, Brussels and Washington.

African Review
African Review

Published since 1966, African Review of Business and Technology is the most successful Pan-African business publication. It contains more business-related editorial, more advertising pages and has a higher circulation than any other publication of its kind. Each issue's highly respected editorial contains special sections on a wide variety of topics including information technology, oil and gas and construction.

It has the largest audited circulation of a business magazine in the area and carries over 80% of the international advertising in the market. Its readership includes Africa's key decision makers, senior executives both in Government and in Business.

http://africanreview.com/

African Energy
African Energy

African Energy is a respected source of independent analysis on the continent’s energy industries, produced by Cross-border Information (CbI), a globally recognised business intelligence company with a long established research focus on the politics, energy and financial sector trends of Africa and the Middle East.

 
Through continual monitoring of developments and an extensive network of local sources and on-the-ground experience, African Energy has established itself at the forefront of informed commentary and analysis on this most vital of sectors for the continent’s future.
 
Clients come to us for incisive and informed analysis on the issues, events, people and organisations that affect their businesses and interests.
The Business Year
The Business Year

The Business Year (TBY) is a leading provider of business investment consultancy services and publisher of yearly information resources on national economies and business environments. The Business Year provides accurate, timely and country-specific economic and business data, assessing the trends and developments of all the major economic sector of the countries it conducts research.

The Business Year presents the real opportunities and those creating them – business people, public officials, and key stakeholders – to introduce the many faces of the world of business.

 

Africa Business
Africa Business

Africa Business is an online news portal featuring interviews, world news & national news, and events relevant to the African business community.

Alternative Energy Africa
Alternative Energy Africa

Alternative Energy Africa is the continent’s first magazine dedicated to literally filling the energy information gap in Africa. Alternative Energy Africa provides its readers updates on private sector projects, government initiatives, business and investment news, and strategies for a thriving alternative/renewable energy market on the African continent, all of this in addition to global project news and groundbreaking technology coverage. And to complement the magazine, www.AE-Africa.com offers the latest updates between issues making the AEA online and print duo “the premiere source” of alternative and renewable energy news covering the African continent. Visit www.ae-africa.com for more details.

Gallery

Africa Energy Forum 2013

Welcome to the official gallery of the Africa Energy Forum 2013 in Barcelona, 18-20th June. 

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Register

Africa Energy Forum 2014 Prices

Package Option Conference Only Conference + Workshop Conference + Hardball
Register and pay before Friday 9th May £1369
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Full Price £1469  £1868   £1868 

Please note:

  • Group booking discounts only apply to the full delegate rate for £1469
  • A late fee of £200 will apply for registrations made within the last 2 weeks before the start of the conference (from 8th June onwards)

How to book:

REGISTER ONLINE

Call: +44 (0)20 7384 8018
Email: mimi.oyelana@energynet.co.uk

Or complete the attached registration form

Please note that a 2% admin charge will apply on all credit card transactions

Discounts:

 Significant discounts are offered to those registering early for the next Africa Energy Forum in Istanbul, 18-20th June.

 50% discounts apply for governments, utilities and local companies headquartered in Turkey. To find out more, download a 2014 booking form or contact Mimi Oyelana on +44 (0)20 7384 8018 or email mimi.oyelana@energynet.co.uk

 Energynet offers significant discounts on team bookings. Team bookings must be from the same company registering at the same time and are subject to the following discounts:

2 person booking: 5% discount

3 person booking: 10% discount

4 person booking: 15% discount

5 or more person booking: 20% discount

If you are interested in sending a large delegation please contact Howard Yuchetel on

Tel: +44 (0)20 7384 7975

Please note:

  • All 'Early Bird' discounts must require payment at time of registration and before the cut-off date in order to receive any discount
  • Team bookings must be made at the same time in order to qualify for a discount
  • Discounts may not be combined in conjunction with any other offer such as early bird rates; however in such cases the registration fee will be calculated according to whichever option offers the greatest discount

Terms and Conditions

Please view our registration policy for full information about payment, cancellation, postponement, substitution and discounts.

For more information on pricing and discounts, please email Mimi.Oyelana@EnergyNet.co.uk

Contact

To register your place please contact:

Amy Offord, Senior Marketing Executive

amy.offord@energynet.co.uk

+44 (0) 20 7384 8068

For Speaker Opportunities:

 

 

 

Simon Gosling, Managing Director

simon.gosling@energynet.co.uk 

+44 (0)20 7384 8073

 

For Sponsorship enquiries:

For Africa, Middle East, Asia and ROW

 

 

Alex Moulds

Director for Development

International +44 (0)7500 702 171

Nigeria +234 816 686 0008

Alex.moulds@energynet.co.uk

 

For Europe and the USA

 

 

 

Damon Thompson

Commercial Director

+44 (0)20 7384 8071

Damon.thompson@energynet.co.uk

 

Exhibition enquiries:

 

 

Howard Yuchetel

Commercial Manager
Tel: +44 (0)20 7384 7975
Email: howard.yuchetel@energynet.co.uk

News and media

We would like to sincerely thank all our speakers, sponsors and delegates who attended the Africa Energy Forum 2013 in Barcelona, for their contribution to another sucessful Forum. Keep up to date with the latest Africa Energy Forum 2014 speakers, programme announcements and press releases with our News and Media page. 

Join the debates on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4088487&trk=hb_side_g

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Africa-Energy-Forum/124089874341869?ref=hl

Or follow us on Twitter: @EnergyNet_Ltd

 

Feedback from AEF 2013:

”Excellent platform for networking and forging relationships to galvanise Africa into action!”

Rakesh Bhika, Partner, SNG

"AEF is the only event that I would recommend for those wishing to develop, finance and build power projects in Sub-Saharan Africa”

Alex Katon, Executive Director, Infraco Africa

"From the time I started attending AEF, this year has been the most rewarding”

Siseho Simasiku, Chief Executive Officer, Electricity Control Board

“AEF is a must in the Africa Infrastructure and Power Calendar”

Oliver Andrews, Director & Chief Coverage Officer, Africa Finance Corporation

“The networking was extremely useful in getting quick feedback from key financiers on their ability to move forward on specific projects”

Chris Maranga, Advisor, Africa Geothermal International Limited

 

News and updates from the 2013 conference:

EneryNet launches networking APP for 2013

EnergyNet understands that your time is precious. Our new networking APP allows you to see who else is attending the Forum before you get to Barcelona, send private messages and arrange meetings onsite, to ensure that you meet the right people and maximise the value of attending. Available both pre-event, onsite and after the conference has finished, the AEF APP will help you to make informed decisions about how you spend your time at the event, in order to guarantee real value for your business whilst establishing credible partnerships with other stakeholders.

LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS:

- Salvador Namburete, Minister for Energy in Mozambique, is the latest speaker to confirm his attendance at the Africa Energy Forum. 

- Nigeria's Geometric Power confirm a delegation to attend AEF 2013

- Bloomberg TV announce two year partnership as AEF's international TV broadcaster

Download our latest press release: International accolade for KenGen's Managing Director Eddy Njoroge

Bloomberg TV Africa and EnergyNet sign two-year partnership deal for AEF 2013 & 2014

Press release 27.05- Barcelona welcomes 800 Industry Leaders

Spanish Press release: Barcelona welcomes 800 Industry Leaders

 Press release 20.05- Twelve African Ministers confirmed

The Africa Energy Yearbook Interview- Hon. Willem Isaacks, Deputy Minster for Mines and Energy, Namibia

We are delighted to welcome Hon. Willem Isaacks to the Africa Energy Forum for the first time this year. In this exclusive interview with the Africa Energy Yearbook, he tells us more about which power projects are currently active, what the future holds for Namibia's power generation and what value he sees in attending AEF 2013. 

 

The Africa Energy Yearbook Interview- Sumayya Athmani, CEO, National Oil Corporation, Kenya
 
Kenya’s Vision 2030 is the national long-term development blue-print that aims to transform Kenya into a newly industrialising, middle-income country providing a high quality of life to all its citizens by 2030. The Managing Director, Sumayya Athmani, will participate at the Africa Energy Forum 2013. Here she talks to us about how Kenya’s oil discoveries will contribute towards this initiative, and how best to approach the current barriers and opportunities faced by the sector
 
 
 

The Africa Energy Yearbook Interview- Sam Amadi, Chairman and CEO, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)

Dr. Sam Amadi, CEO of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), has been a supporter of the Africa Energy Forum since 2010. He will join us again in Barcelona to throw some light on how the Nigeria power sector has transformed in the last three years. Here, he tells the Africa Energy Yearbook more about why he is looking forward to attending AEF again this year.
 
 
 
The Africa Energy Yearbook Interview- Peter Kieran, President, CPCS Transcom
 
The Canadian Infrastructure Advisory firm CPCS has been heavily involved in Nigeria's privatisation process. In this interview, President Peter Kieran tells the Africa Energy Yearbook why the programme is so important, an outline of the challenges still faced and what his aspirations are for the future of Nigeria's power sector. 
 
 
The Africa Energy Yearbook 2013 is the official publication of the Africa Energy Forum, featuring articles, African power project lists and directories of generator and turbine manufacturers who supply to the African market. To pre-order your June copy for a 20% discount, please send me an email at amy.offord@energynet.co.uk

 

AEF Testimonials

 


“AEF is the biggest and most interesting conference on Africa energy in the world.”

International Finance Corporation


“We consider AEF a privileged forum for business and raising investment for the African Energy Sector”

Electricade de Mozambique


"An excellent group of government representatives and delegates"

Canadian Gas Services International


"The best place to meet and discuss; 3 days can save three months"

Ormat Technology, USA


"We love the EnergyNet staff and the networking opportunities. Fabulous organisation!"

Tetra Tech, USA- AEF 2012 sponsor


“AEF is the best of the best”

APR Energy


“We have looked at all the energy events for Africa and come to the conclusion that AEF is by far the best in the market”

Wartsila



"I always enjoy participating in the Forum. Through this participation we have been able to push a number of our projects forward. It takes time, but we are beggining to see some light at the end of the tunnel."

Salvador Namburete, Minister of Energy, Mozambique


"Ambassador Hamadziripi and Honourable Minister Mangoma were equally delighted to have been part of the Africa Energy Forum 2011. Zimbabwe looks forward to participation at the next AEF scheduled for Berlin."

Ministry of Energy & Power Development, Zimbabwe


"Thank you for inviting us to AEF2011, for EDM this was a sucessful event by the record number of participants and their diversity allowing for the inumerous parallel meetings. We consider AEF as the forum for business and raising investments for the African Energy Sector."

EDM, Mozambique


"I would love to participate – especially as my first 270MW will start coming on line in August 2010 – all thanks to me meeting GE at the AEF in Lille a few years ago."

Kalahari Energy, Botswana


"For us, AEF stands out as the best African power meeting. In my view, the 'players' will attend it no matter where it is."

Clifford Chance, France


"You should be pleased to know Sol is now working on a project in Namibia through a gentleman I met at AEF two years ago. You are doing good work."

SOL Inc, USA


"The main value for RMB to attend the AEF is the fact that most of the players in the industry are in the same place at the same time. AEF is the premier conference for the African power sector."

RMB, South Africa


 

Sponsorship Opportunities

AEF Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to maximise your exposure at next year's AEF in Istanbul, 18-20th June?

Become one of our official sponsors or exhibitors. The exposure that the Africa Energy Forum sponsors receive on the conference stage, in the exhibition area, and in the conference documentation greatly increases their profile in the African power, gas and renewable energy sectors.

Present your business at Africa's premier annual power and gas investment and business forum with an un-rivalled reputation in the international energy community. All major sectors of the power, gas and renewables industries gather in June each year for three days of intensive networking to discuss opportunities in expanding public and private power. 

What will you gain?

Brand Exposure: Align your brand with the Forum and benefit from having your logo on all marketing activity in the lead up to and during the event

Develop New Business: Your sponsorship presence will ensure your company is in prime position to develop new business relationships with the key stakeholders through organised networking activity

Product Awareness: Showcase your products services and solutions through a speaking presentation and from an exhibit display in the networking zone

Competitive Advantage: Gain a lead on your competitors by combining brand visibility with a powerful speaking presentation Thought Leadership: Be seen as a though leader in your field of expertise 

 

For further information please contact:

Damon Thompson
Commercial Director: Europe & North America
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7384 8071
 
Alex Moulds
Director for Development: Middle East & Africa
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7384 8009
 
 
If you are interested in exhibition opportunities please contact:
 
Howard Yuchetel
Commercial Manager
Tel: +44 (0)20 7384 7975