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 18th year, the Africa Energy Forum has established its reputation as the annual meeting place for Africa’s power executives.


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The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the global investment meeting for Africa’s power, energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors. Nineteen years in the running, AEF brings together senior-level representatives from governments, utilities, regulators, power developers, financial institutions, technology providers, consultants, law firms and large energy consumers to form partnerships, identify opportunities and collectively move the industry forward. AEF has a loyal following of credible players working in the power space, and a track record of delivering a valuable networking experience.
This year's AEF was hosted at London's newest landmark, the prestigious Intercontinental O2, London 22nd– 24th June. AEF 2016 attracted 2,100 participants from 80 countries, 32 of those being African.
Five major deals and mergers took place onsite in London, indicating the market position of AEF as a legitimate deal-making platform. Such activities also demonstrate the real achievements of our partners working on the continent over the last decade, as more and more projects reach financial close and begin to light up homes across the continent.
Watch the highlights from the Africa Energy Forum 2016 in London
AEF moves to a different location in Europe every year to facilitate a meeting point for European and African developers and investors to build relationships with governments, utilities and regulators from across the African continent.

Participants are able to stay ahead of developments, meet the industry decision makers, examine the major challenges facing the power generation and investment sectors and discuss business opportunities with long standing clients and new business prospects from around the world.

Join the 2017 mailing list

The Off the Grid Club

EnergyNet launched the Off the Grid Club at the Africa Energy Forum 2016- a new membership programme developed to bring together credible off grid technology providers, financiers and regional leaders to invest in and develop reliable and scalable power solutions for Africa. The programme provides a platform for members to form partnerships, giving them the opportunity to scale up their products and bring them to market more quickly. We are currently looking to grow the members of the club to enhance our off grid community. To find out more or to become a member of the Club, please email
To celebrate the launch, African artists came together to perform in a special gig to raise awareness of the importance of energy access. The gig was organised in partnership with Shake Your Power, one of the Founding Members of the Club. Music was used as a way of communicating to and uniting the audience, and to recognise how commercial off grid solutions can play a significant role in electrifying Africa. To find out more, visit the Club website
Feedback about the Forum from previous years;
“Simply Brilliant!”
Ravi Kalaichelvan, Investment Director, Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Managers
The Forum was a timely representative of African issues, and the networking opportunities were very constructive. I accomplished a year’s worth of business trips in one week”
David Baxter, Vice President, Tetratech
“Thank you for one more amazing AEF”
Sliman Abu Amara, Director Business Development Africa, DNV GL
“Excellent and well organised event. I was impressed”
Vic Abrahamian, Sales Director, ME & Africa, PW Power Systems Inc.
EnergyNet would like to thank all of our speakers, sponsors, supporters, partners, participants and press organisations for their annual dedication and commitment to making AEF the place to meet the right people and make plans that positively impact the Africa power sector.  We look forward to working with you in London next year.
To register your interest in attending, speaking or sponsoring, please contact Amy Offord at

Important Note:  Please note EnergyNet operates independently from any other events organisations. You can view EnergyNet’s full list of  team members on our website on If you are contacted by anyone who is not listed on our website as an EnergyNet team member they are not connected to EnergyNet or working with EnergyNet.

The final AEF agenda is now available to view. Download it now

This year's AEF was hosted at London's newest landmark, the prestigious Intercontinental O2, London 22nd– 24th June.

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Where Africa’s Public Sector Comes To Meet The World's Best Solution Providers

The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the global investment meeting for Africa’s power, energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors. Nineteen years in the running, AEF brings together senior-level representatives from governments, utilities, regulators, power developers, financial institutions, technology providers, consultants, law firms and large energy consumers to form partnerships, identify opportunities and collectively move the industry forward. AEF has a loyal following of credible players working in the power space, and a track record of delivering a valuable networking experience.
This year's AEF was hosted at London's newest landmark, the prestigious Intercontinental O2, London 22nd– 24th June. AEF 2016 attracted 2,100 participants from 80 countries, 32 of those being African.
Five major deals and mergers took place onsite in London, indicating the market position of AEF as a legitimate deal-making platform. Such activities also demonstrate the real achievements of our partners working on the continent over the last decade, as more and more projects reach financial close and begin to light up homes across the continent.
Watch the highlights from the Africa Energy Forum 2016 in London
AEF moves to a different location in Europe every year to facilitate a meeting point for European and African developers and investors to build relationships with governments, utilities and regulators from across the African continent.

Participants are able to stay ahead of developments, meet the industry decision makers, examine the major challenges facing the power generation and investment sectors and discuss business opportunities with long standing clients and new business prospects from around the world.

Join the 2017 mailing list

The Off the Grid Club

EnergyNet launched the Off the Grid Club at the Africa Energy Forum 2016- a new membership programme developed to bring together credible off grid technology providers, financiers and regional leaders to invest in and develop reliable and scalable power solutions for Africa. The programme provides a platform for members to form partnerships, giving them the opportunity to scale up their products and bring them to market more quickly. We are currently looking to grow the members of the club to enhance our off grid community. To find out more or to become a member of the Club, please email
To celebrate the launch, African artists came together to perform in a special gig to raise awareness of the importance of energy access. The gig was organised in partnership with Shake Your Power, one of the Founding Members of the Club. Music was used as a way of communicating to and uniting the audience, and to recognise how commercial off grid solutions can play a significant role in electrifying Africa. To find out more, visit the Club website
Feedback about the Forum from previous years;
“Simply Brilliant!”
Ravi Kalaichelvan, Investment Director, Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Managers
The Forum was a timely representative of African issues, and the networking opportunities were very constructive. I accomplished a year’s worth of business trips in one week”
David Baxter, Vice President, Tetratech
“Thank you for one more amazing AEF”
Sliman Abu Amara, Director Business Development Africa, DNV GL
“Excellent and well organised event. I was impressed”
Vic Abrahamian, Sales Director, ME & Africa, PW Power Systems Inc.
EnergyNet would like to thank all of our speakers, sponsors, supporters, partners, participants and press organisations for their annual dedication and commitment to making AEF the place to meet the right people and make plans that positively impact the Africa power sector.  We look forward to working with you in London next year.
To register your interest in attending, speaking or sponsoring, please contact Amy Offord at

Important Note:  Please note EnergyNet operates independently from any other events organisations. You can view EnergyNet’s full list of  team members on our website on If you are contacted by anyone who is not listed on our website as an EnergyNet team member they are not connected to EnergyNet or working with EnergyNet.

The final AEF agenda is now available to view. Download it now

This year's AEF was hosted at London's newest landmark, the prestigious Intercontinental O2, London 22nd– 24th June.

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Speakers at the Africa Energy Forum

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. See the following selected Government Representatives, Head of Utilities and Regulators speaking at AEF 2016.  To view our full speakers list, please contact



H.E. Hon. Adama Toungara
H.E. Hon. Adama Toungara
Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Côte d’Ivoire

Adama Toungara has been the Minister of Mines, Petroleum and Energy since the 05th of December, 2010. He became Minister of Petroleum and Energy after the technical reorganisation of the Government that occurred on the 25th of July 2013. He was born June on 11th of June, 1943 in Duékoué in, Côte d'Ivoire.
Minister Toungara earned his Master Degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1971 from the University of Southern California (USA). His professional career began in the same year, when he was appointed Director General of Hydrocarbons. He held this position until 1975.
Between 1973 and 1993, Adama Toungara established himself within the major institutions of the country. In addition to his role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Ivorian Refining Company - SIR (1973-1981), he was also Manager of the National Oil Company  (1975-1982), Director General of the National Society of Petroleum Operations in Côte d'Ivoire  - PETROCI (1975-1981), Manager of SHELL Côte d’Ivoire (1975-1981), Manager of BICICI (1976-1992), Chief Executive Officer of the Multinational Company bitumen (1979-1981) and Special Advisor to the deceased President Felix Houphouet-Boigny (1981-1993).
Adama Toungara is an Officer of the National Order and Commander of the National Order of Merit of Côte d'Ivoire. His Excellency is the mayor of Abobo since 2001 and also deputy mayor of the municipality since the last general election. Minister Toungara was elected President of the African Petroleum Producers' Association  (APPA)  on March 15, 2016 in Abuja (Federal Republic of Nigeria).
H.E. Hon. Motuma Mekassa
H.E. Hon. Motuma Mekassa
Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, Ethiopia

Ato Motuma Mekassa is a member of parliament and has been Minister for Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electric since October 2015. He is also the Chairman of the National WaSH Steering Committee and was the bureau head of the Oromia Water Resources for 7 years.  He gain his first degree from Addis Ababa University,  followed by his Masters in statistics from Patiala University of India. He joined the government sector as an expert in the Oromiya Water bureau. He was a member of the Oromiya Regional Cabinet and is also Chairman and Board member for several development Agencies in Ethiopia.
Since the start of his professional career he has accumulated experience in water supply and sanitation projects, hydro projects, large irrigation projects, wind projects, solar projects, energy efficiency projects, rural electrification project, mineral exploration project and sector coordination of emergency preparedness and response assignments in different part of Oromiya region. He was responsible for the planning, supervision and monitoring of various water supply, sanitation and hygiene (integrated) projects in Oromiya region in very diverse socio-economic settings: Rural, urban, pastoralist, emergency prone areas and so on. 
In addition to this he worked as Addis Ababa City government Mayor’s office head and cabinet affairs for about 3 years. He organized and led teams of government experts and planners, community leaders, promoters and technicians in knowledge exchange in development and emergency response areas. Promoted improved knowledge  management  in  areas ranging from planning, management, monitoring & evaluation, gender, community and uniform costing and tariff systems, peri- urban water supply and community organization, municipal and district planning, community participation, water resource management and environment, appropriate technologies, Public-Private Partnerships development, preparation of international agreements.
H.E. Hon. John Abdulai Jinapor
H.E. Hon. John Abdulai Jinapor
Acting Minister of Power, Republic of Ghana

Hon. John Abdulai Jinapor is the current Acting Minister of Power where he oversees the development of policies and legislation in the power and renewable energy sector. He holds an MBA from the University of Ghana, a Bsc. Agriculture Technology from the University for Development Studies, Ghana and a Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. The Honourable John Abdulai Jinapor has held a number of distinguished positions throughout his career including Presidential Aide and Spokesperson to His Excellency, President John Dramani Mahama.

H.E. Hon. Cheick Taliby Sylla
H.E. Hon. Cheick Taliby Sylla
Minister of Energy and Hydraulics, Guinea

'The right man in the right place' it is often said about Dr. Taliby Cheick Sylla. Dr. Sylla was born in 1956 in Foulaya, Sub-prefecture of Friaguiagbé in the Kindia region. He is the current Minister of Energy and Water and he is the key architect of Kaleta hydropower project, a USSR product.
After graduating in 1975, a young Taliby Sylla returned to the Faculty of Agronomy in Faranah. Thanks to his hard work and studious efforts, his diligence, dynamism and passion for work, he obtained a scholarship in the Soviet Union in 1978.
In 1979 he returned to the Institute of Irrigation and Mechanization in Tashkent to learn Russian. After this successful preparatory year, he returned to the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Land Reclamation in Moscow. After five years of training, Dr. Sylla achieved a prestigious Master diploma of hydraulic engineering with distinctions. The subject of his thesis earned him the award for graduate of the year and due to the highly scientific content of his studies the board of scientists recommended he pursue research on the topic.
After four years of research in water science, he obtained the title of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Technical Sciences.
Knowing the major challenges his county faced, Dr. Sylla embarked on studying in the USSR. He worked at the waste water treatment plant in Zelenograd and potable water treatment plant in the Severny area, Moscow, before becoming an assistant at the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Land Reclamation of Moscow, D pump department and pumping station department. Concerned that its population had almost no safe drinking water, despite the paradox that Guinea is ‘the water tower of Africa’, Dr. Sylla returned to the land of his ancestors for the first time in twelve years to help to reverse this trend.
In 1992, Dr. Sylla joined the Société d’Exploitation des Eaux de Guinée (SEEG) as Director of the logistics department. Thanks to his knowledge and expertise, Dr. Sylla rose through the ranks at SEEG, starting from the role of head of the project coordination department to Commercial Director, eventually becoming General Manager in 2005. In 2010, with the advent of the Third Republic, Dr. Sylla was selected by the new authorities to be adviser to the Minister in charge of Energy and Water. In the same year, he joined the executive committee of the Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS) as Secretary General. Yet, with his country having faced an energy deficit for over fifty years, Dr. Sylla was recalled by the authorities to ensure coordination of the mega project Kaléta hydroelectric dam in 2012. Proud of his result, he was appointed Minister of Energy and Water by President Alpha Conde in 2014 to oversee the government’s other energy and water projects.
H.E. Hon. Alfa Oumar Dissa
H.E. Hon. Alfa Oumar Dissa
Minister of Energy, Mines and Quarries, Republic of Burkina Faso

Mr. Alfa Oumar DISSA holds a Doctorate Degree Unique (PhD) in Applied Physics from the University of Ouagadougou / Université Lyon 1 France and a Master of Advanced Studies (DEA) in applied physics from the University of Ouagadougou. A lecturer in applied physics, he spent most of his career at the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. He has been the educational leader of the Institute of Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development (IGEDD) of the University of Ouagadougou, where he provides courses at the bachelor GPAT and Masters 1 and 2 Energy and Renewable Energy levels on transfers of thermal energy and solar thermal energy, electricity, thermodynamics and electrical fire hazards.
Mr. Alfa Oumar Dissa is involved in a variety of research fields, including solar, thermal energy, process engineering and industrial risks. He has conducted consultations in the field of advice design, sizing and installation of solar photovoltaic systems, both on the industrial and semi-industrial scale.
He is also author of several scientific publications which include:
•Dissa A.O., Ouoba S., Bathiebo D., Koulidiati J. (2016) A study of a solar air collector with a mixed ‘‘porous” and ‘‘non-porous” composite absorber. Solar Energy (Elsevier); 129:156-174.
•A.O. Dissa, D.J. Bathiebo, H. Desmorieux , O. Coulibaly, J. Koulidiati.(2011). Experimental characterisation and modelling of thin layer direct solar drying of Amelie and Brooks mangoes. Energy(Elsevier), Volume 26, Issue 5, May 2011, Pages 2517-2527
•A.O. Dissa; J. Bathiebo; S. Kam, P. Savadogo; H. Desmorieux; J. Koulidiati. (2009). Modelling and experimental validation of thin layer indirect solar drying of mango slices. Renewable Energy (Elsevier), Volume 34, N°4, April 2009, pages 1000-1008. 
Mr Alfa Oumar Dissa was appointed Minister of Energy, Mines and Quarries on 19 January 2016. He is fluent in French and English.
H.E. Hon. Patrick Sendolo
H.E. Hon. Patrick Sendolo
Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy, Republic of Liberia

Patrick Sendolo is Minister of the Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy of the Republic of Liberia.  He was appointed to this position in February 2012 by Her Excellency Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, and is the youngest person ever to hold this portfolio. The Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy is charged with the responsibility for critical sectors which are at the heart of the country’s economy and prospects for economic recovery and growth. This Ministry is however, in need of crucial transformative resources, including its land and water resources; its mineral resources, including deposits of iron ore, gold and diamond and other minerals; oil and gas, of which there has recently been a significant discovery in Liberian territorial waters; and energy which is currently the nation’s top priority.
With strong credentials as a reformer, innovator and doer, Sendolo has initiated, driven and supported significant reform across all the sectors under the ministry’s purview.  Under his leadership the Ministry has developed and is aggressively driving a 20 year plan to restore and expand the country’s electricity infrastructure and facilitate ready access to electricity services.  Sendolo is a member and Acting Chairman of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) and a member of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC).
Prior to his appointment as minister, Sendolo served in the Office of the President as Head of the Program Delivery Unit and senior aid to Her Excellency Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia as Executive Director of the Port Sector Reform Secretariat. Prior to joining government in 2008, Sendolo worked as an attorney at Gilligan, King Gooding & Gifford, which practice included transactional matters in the areas of Property, Land Use, Corporate, Commercial,  Contract, Government Administrative, Mortgages and Secured  Transactions law.  Prior to that he founded and was CEO of Ethnic Media, Inc. a media firm catering to African and Caribbean  audiences, and prior to that worked at Alcoa Wireless as Collocations Manager, responsible for legal and regulatory compliance aspects of wireless infrastructure construction. He is also a farmer and oil palm producer in Liberia.
Sendolo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Advanced Honors Program from Georgia State University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) Honors from the University of Georgia.  He is admitted to practice law in the States of Georgia and Florida and the Republic of Liberia. 


H.E. Hon. Mohamed Salem Ould Bechir
H.E. Hon. Mohamed Salem Ould Bechir
Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Mines, Mauritania

Having obtained a mathematics baccalaureate in Mauritania in 1981, Mr. Mohamed Salem OULD BECHIR continued his studies in France at the University of Science and Technology of Lille 1, where he obtained a General Academic Studies Degree (DEUG) in Structural and Material Sciences. Prior to After this, he attended University of Technology of Compiègne (France) where, in 1986, he obtained an Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering, focusing specifically on the robotization of electromechanics.
Mr. BECHIR joined the Mauritanian Electricity Company (SOMELEC) in 1986, rising through the ranks to hold the position of Technical Director in 1996. In 2007 he was appointed Director of Electricity at the Ministry of Energy. During this time, in addition to the establishment of the national electrical system, he actively contributed to the development of the hydroelectric project of the OMVS (Mauritania, Mali and Senegal), overseeing the construction of the 200MW Manantali hydropower plant (Mali) and more than 2000km of HT 225es which connect the region’s three capitals. Between 2007 and 2009.
Mr. BECHIR successively held the positions of Secretary General of the Ministry of Water, Energy and ICT, then the Ministry of Hydraulics and Energy and finally the Ministry of Hydraulics and Sanitation. Between September 2009 and September 2013, Mr. BECHIR was appointed as head of SOMELEC, a period marked by the country’s increase in production capacity, with the development of the Banda Gas-to-Power project and integration of large-scale renewable energy which now represents over 32% of national production. Minister since September 2013, he first held the portfolio of Hydraulics and Sanitation, before becoming Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Mines in January 2015.
H.E. Hon. Senator Jabulile Mashwama
H.E. Hon. Senator Jabulile Mashwama
Minister of Natural Resources and Energy, Kingdom of Swaziland

Senator Jabulile Mashwama has a first degree in Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Mathematics & Chemistry majors and a Master of Business Administration (MBA. She started off her career as an Environment, Safety & Security Manager and later the Human Resources Manager for Coca-Cola Company in Swaziland. She was then appointed by His Majesty King Mswati III as a Senator and Minister for Commerce, Industry & Trade a position she held for 5 years after which she moved to serve as the Minister for Natural Resources and Energy. Her portfolio in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy is very diverse and strategic and includes the following portfolios: energy, geological services and mines, water and land.   

H.E. Hon. Charles Keter
H.E. Hon. Charles Keter
Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya

Hon. Charles Keter is the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum. Prior to his appointment, Hon. Keter was the Senator for Kericho County and Deputy Leader of Majority in Senate.  During his13-year career in politics, Hon. Keter was also the Assistant Minister for Energy and Member of Parliament for Belgut constituency, which was rated the best in (CDF) Constituency Development Fund Management in the year 2012.
His political career was preceded by nine years of experience in the Telecommunications sector, with expertise in IT, systems analysis and anti-fraud.
Hon. Keter holds a Global Executive MBA from the United States International University (USIU) – Africa and a Bachelors Degree in Double Maths from Kenyatta University.
H.E. Hon. Ambassador Henry Macauley
H.E. Hon. Ambassador Henry Macauley
Minister of Energy, Sierra Leone

He has served as the Sierra Leone High Commissioner to Nigeria, accredited also to Republic of Angola, Republic of Benin, Republic of Cameroun, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Equitorial Guinea, Central Africa Republic and ECOWAS.  Amb. Ing. Macauley consummate skills in Diplomacy and International Relations. Has significant experience in corporate business development and international trade especially in West Africa. He has strong public relations skills with Government authorities and excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills, with strong knowledge of various societies and cultures
Ing. Macauley was:
●Chairman for the Ecowater and Energy Services Company Ltd in Sierra Leone
●Chairman for the Staco Insurance Company Sierra Leone Ltd
●President of the National Association for Indigenous Business in Sierra Leone
●Senior Trader, of the Partenaire Service a L’Industerie in Paris, France and Commodities Trader for Intraco Consultants Inc in New York
Ing. Macauley has participated in various Government/Private sector negotiations and programs
●He created the Sierra Leone Nigeria Economic Commission (SLENIG) and the Nigeria Sierra Leone Chamber of commerce.
●He has worked relentlessly and successfully to take Nigerian Companies to Sierra Leone, fostering trade and economic development between the two countries.
He supports financially several orphanages, education and social activities throughout the continent but mainly in Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Liberia
Apart from his excellent communication skills in the English Language (Home Language),  Ing Macauley is also fluent in the following languages:
French, Portuguse and Spanish. He earns: 
●The Academic degree of Master of Business Administration from the Knightsbridge University in Denmark
●Bachelor of Engineering Honours Degree in Electrical Engineering from Fourahbay College - University of Sierra Leone
●certificate in Introduction to Oil Industry – Oxford Princeton Program
●A baccaleaurate of French Language – Alliance Francaise Paris, France
H.E. Hon. Irene Margaret Nafuna Muloni
H.E. Hon. Irene Margaret Nafuna Muloni
Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda

Mrs Muloni graduated with an Honors degree in Electrical Engineering from Makerere University, Kampala, in 1986 and holds an MBA degree from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (2004). She is a Corporate Member of the Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers, a Certified Public-Private-Partnership Specialist, and a Professional Balanced Scorecard Practitioner.
Irene was the winner of the “Sarah Ntiiro Award” 2003; a recognition as a “Model of excellence” by the Forum for Africa Women Educationists (FAWE). 
She is an advocate for gender equality, women’s empowerment and utilization of science and technology for sustainable development. Mrs Muloni has been employed in Leadership and Management responsibilities in Energy Sector for the last 25 years and Telecommunications sector for 5 years. On part-time basis, she serves as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors for Finance Trust Bank, the 1st Women’s Bank in Uganda.  Previously she served as a Board Member on numerous Government Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations.
Brigadier General Emeldah Chola
Brigadier General Emeldah Chola
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Energy and Water Development, Zambia
Nick Hurd
Nick Hurd
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development
Government of the United Kingdom

Minister Nick Hurd is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Development. His priorities include Africa (including African Development Bank, African Union and Africa regional), Human development, Climate and environment, Research and evidence, Global fund and Emerging policy and innovation. He is currently leading the Energy Africa campaign. 

H.E  Ambassador Claus Grube
H.E Ambassador Claus Grube
Danish Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Ambassador professional career: 
2013 Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s
2009 Permanent Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
2003 Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU, Brussels
2000 Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU, Brussels
1997 Under-Secretary of the North Group, Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (EU-internal policies, EU-enlargement, Central and Eastern Europe, Nordic co-operation and bilateral relations with European countries).
1994 Head of Department, North Group 3rd Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1993 Deputy Head of Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1988 Counsellor (Economic Affairs), Paris
1984 Personal assistant to the State Secretary for Foreign Economic Affairs
1983 Head of Section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1979 Secretary of Embassy, Permanent Mission of Denmark to the EC, Brussels.
1977 Entered the Danish Foreign Service
1976 Deputy judge, Ministry of Justice
1976 Graduated in Law, Copenhagen University. 
Karén Breytenbach
Karén Breytenbach
Head of IPP Projects, IPP Office, Government of South Africa

Karén Breytenbach was previously with the National Treasury, Public Private Partnership Unit and is currently in the IPP Office, a partnership between the Department of Energy, National Treasury and the Development Bank of Southern Africa.  Karén has extensive experience in the procurement of large scale infrastructure projects.  As Head of the IPP Office, Karén has been instrumental in the procurement of the internationally recognised Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme and is also heading the team procuring the new coal baseload and co-generation IPP Programmes.  The IPP office is currently also procuring a gas to power IPP programme, which will include, inter alia, natural gas, syngas and LNG.

Nicolas Dasnois
Nicolas Dasnois
Head of Climate Negotiation Task Force-Africa, COP21-COP22
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, France

Nicolas Dasnois is the Energy and Africa advisor in France’s climate change negotiation task-force since 2014. As such, he is the French focal point for the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative, launched at COP21. Mr. Dasnois has worked in the private sector on European energy markets (Sélectra), at the French Embassy in Kenya, as deputy permanent representative to UNEP and UN-Habitat, and in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ strategic affairs department. He holds a master’s degree in international affairs (international security) from SciencesPo (Paris, France).

Julie Ramiarintsoa Harinjanahary
Julie Ramiarintsoa Harinjanahary
Director of Cabinet, Ministry of Energy and Hydrocarbons, Madagascar

Badr Ikken
Badr Ikken
Director General, Institute of Research in Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN)
Kingdom of Morocco
Mr. Badr Ikken received an engineer degree in mechanical engineering and industrial production & solar systems from the Berlin Institute of Technology. He wrote a thesis on production technologies of hard materials. During 8 years, he worked in the Department for Machining Technology of the Institute for Machine Tools and Factory Management (IWF) in Berlin, first as a research associate, then as a project manager. In the Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (Fraunhofer IPK), he served as leader for several industrial projects involving companies such as Siemens Power Generation, INA Schaeffler, Saint-Gobain Diamantwerkzeuge, Audi AG and SGL Carbon. 
Between 2008 and 2010, Badr Ikken served as CTO of the multinational company Lunos-Raumluftsysteme. During this period, he developed and launched two new production lines in Germany. He also expanded the production in China. In September 2010, he joined the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) as Director of Integrated Development, in charge of  Industrial Integration and R&D. He co-founded the Moroccan-based National Institute IRESEN (Institute of Research in Solar Energy and New Energies). He is the General Director of IRESEN since July 2011 and established 2014 the largest solar research platform in Africa, the Green Energy Park.
In 2005, he was awarded the Carl-Eduard-Schulte-Prize from the Association of German Engineers (VDI) for his research efforts in Industrial Production. He was member of the Management Board of IWF Berlin between 2005 and 2007 and founding member of the German National Committee for machining of hard materials.
H.E. Hon. Salvador Namburete
H.E. Hon. Salvador Namburete
Former Minister of Energy, Mozambique

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 Perspective” (2005). Mr Namburete was the Minister of Energy from 2005 to 2010, before his appointment as Minister of Energy he held the position of Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade. Salvador Namburete played a very active role in the preparation for the effective participation of Mozambique in the World Trade Organisation and other international organizations, having participated and led the country´s delegation to the Doha (Qatar) Ministerial Conference (2001), the Cancun (Mexico) Ministerial Conference (2003), and many Mozambican delegations to various international conferences at the level of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Conference of African Trade Ministers, Conference of LDCs´ Trade Ministers, Conference of Trade Ministers of Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP), the Steering 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 67 countries on official missions. Prior to his appointment as Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, he had served as Economic Counsellor at the Embassy of Mozambique to the United States of America in Washington, DC; he held the same position at the Permanent Mission of Mozambique to the United Nations in New York, United States of America, at the Permanent Mission of Mozambique to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, and at the Permanent Mission of Mozambique to the United Nations Office in Geneva, where he held the position of Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Salvador Namburete was entrusted by the Government of Mozambique with the responsibility of leading the negotiations for the Reversion and Transfer of Control over Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa to Mozambique, which was successfully concluded on the 27th of November 2007. He led one of the most successful rural electrification programmes in Africa, which increased the rate of access to electricity in Mozambique from 7% to 40% in less than 10 years.
Through this programme the coverage of the territory rose from between 2007 and 2009, Salvador Namburete he held the position of Chairman of the Forum of Energy Ministers of Africa (FEMA), playing a dialogue and advocacy role on behalf of the African energy sector in interaction with the development partners on issues pertaining to the most appropriate approach to energy sector development strategies in Africa. On the 5th of November 2010, he was elected in Maputo to the position of Chairman of the Conference of Energy Ministers of Africa (CEMA), whose main mission is the harmonization of policies and strategies, and the rationalization of activities for the development of the energy sector on the African Continent, under the aegis of the African Union Commission (AUC). He has held various positions in both the public service and the private sector in Mozambique. 
H.E. Hon. Professor Bart Nnaji
H.E. Hon. Professor Bart Nnaji
Former Minister & Founder
Geometric Power
Professor Bart O. Nnaji is the Chairman/CEO of Geometric Power Limited, the first indigenously owned private sector power company in Nigeria. Geometric Power develops and invests in power plants, sub stations, electricity distribution infrastructure and gas pipelines. Prof. Nnaji served as the Federal Minister of Power from 2011 to 2012. Prior to that, he served as Special Adviser to the President on Power & Chairman, Presidential Task Force on Power from 2010 to 2011. During this period, he developed the Roadmap for power reform in Nigeria. He subsequently led the implementation of the Power Roadmap as well as privatization of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), the state-owned utility monopoly as Honourable Minister of Power. During his tenure as Minister, he was a member of the National Economic Management Team, chaired by the President and includes Senior Ministers and select Captains of Industry. He served as a member of the Presidential Advisory Council from March 2010 to January 2011 and was the Chairman of the Power committee of the Council. In 1993, he served as Federal Minister of Science and Technology of Nigeria. Prior to his appointment, the Ministry had been abolished by Government. He re-established the Ministry to sustainability to date.
In 2009, he was appointed by then President YarAdua as a member of the National Energy Council (the apex decision making body on energy in Nigeria). He was the pioneer President of the Independent Power Providers Association of Nigeria (IPPAN). He served on the Governing Board of the Nigerian Merit Board from 2008 to January 2014. Prof Nnaji was a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst from 1983 to 1996. He subsequently became the Alcoa Foundation Professor of Engineering at University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1996 to 2003. In 2003, he served as the William Kepler Whiteford Professor of Engineering at University of Pittsburgh where he also spearheaded the creation of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for e-Design as a multi-campus NSF Center of Excellence in the United States of America and served as its first Director. He resigned as William Kepler Professor of Engineering and Director of the U.S. NSF Center for e-Design in 2007.
Prof Nnaji also served as Principal or Co-Principal Investigator on over $50 million research sponsored by the US National Science Foundation, NATO, US Department of Defence, NASA, GE, Boeing, IBM, Ford Motor, and many other major companies.  He has published 5 books and over 100 technical articles. His book, Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Engineering, won the 1994 world best text book prize for Manufacturing Engineering. He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Design and Manufacturing and has served as Editor of many professional journals. 
He has also served as Chairman of many conferences including the World Conference on Robotics Research (1991); the UN Institute for Training and Research Workshop for diplomats from various parts of the world at the UN headquarters on debt and financial management for developing countries (2001 and 2002).
He has received numerous awards including: 5 honorary doctorates from prestigious universities; Nigeria’s highest intellectual national honour -- Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM); the National Honour – Commander of the Order of Niger (CON); Fellow of Nigerian Academy of Science; Fellow of Nigerian Academy of Engineering; The U.S. Secretary of State's Distinguished Public Service Award (1995); Distinguished Scientist Award by the World Bank – IMF Africa Group (October 1998); West African Power Industries Life-time Achievement Award for 2014; among others.
H.E. Hon. Spéro Mensah
H.E. Hon. Spéro Mensah
Former Minister of Energy, Petroleum and Mining Research, Water and Renewable Energy Development, Bénin

Dr. Mensah has over 30 years of Hand-on experience on all aspects of Transmission/Distribution Network Management and Energy Market Systems (MMS) and special focus on SE4ALL challenges.  Has developed a unique understanding of the challenges facing the Power industry worldwide.  He is a Visionary and Entrepreneurial Leader with a successful track record. Dr MENSAH has managed international teams that deployed some of the technology challenging projects while at ALSTOM T&D and AREVA T&D. He was a pioneer of Smart Grid and Micro Grid Technologies and reliable integration of Renewable energy sources.

Hon. Dr. Kwabena Donkor
Hon. Dr. Kwabena Donkor
Former Minister of Power, Ghana

Dr Kwabena Donkor is the former Mnister of Power and a Member of Parliament for the Pru East Constituency and the Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Mines and Energy. Hon Dr Donkor has been an academic, technocrat and presently a political leader. He has lectured at the University of Bristol (UK) and the Central University College (Ghana). He was the pioneer Chief Executive of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Ltd., (BOST) the State owned petroleum logistics company with depots and pipelines across the country.
Dr Donkor was also the pioneer Chief Executive of the Petroleum Commission, the upstream regulator. He has also been the Deputy Minister of Energy with responsibility for Oil and Gas and later Power. Dr Kwabena Donkor holds MSc. and PhD degrees from the University of Bristol and the MBA degree from Lancaster Management School, University of Lancaster. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (UK), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (UK) and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Energy (UK). Hon. Dr Kwabena Donkor straddles the worlds of energy, management and development management and pulling all the strands together in unique and relevant way for the developing country scenario.
Maria Kiwanuka
Maria Kiwanuka
Economist and Business Woman and Former Minister of Finance, Government of Uganda

Honourable Minister Maria Kiwanuka, B.Com, MBA is Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Republic of Uganda. Ms. Kiwanuka serves as a Governor of Islamic Development Bank. Ms. Kiwanuka serves as a Director of Uganda Development Bank, Uganda Registration Service Bureau (Chairlady), Uganda Communications Commission and Makerere University business school and Nkumba University. Ms. Kiwanuka serves as a Member of Board of Governors at African Development Bank and Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank. She served as a Director of Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited from July 29, 2008 to May 31, 2011. She holds an MBA from Makerere University and B.Com from University Of London. 

Joshua K. Choge
Joshua K. Choge
Mr. Joshua Kibet Choge is the Chairman of KenGen Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Statistics.  He is a trained accountant from Strathmore College and has also undergone training by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply UK on Procurement Management. He has a master of management and leadership (MML) degree from The Management University of Africa and is currently pursuing PhD in management and leadership from the same Institution.
Mr. Choge is an executive member of The Institute of Directors (Kenya). He has attended several leadership trainings including corporate governance and the training of Board Chairpersons by Strathmore University. He has over fifteen years experience in the public sector, having served in various positions in public sector, including the East African Portland Cement, where he served as Purchasing Manager and also as Deputy Chief Internal Auditor. 
Tarik Hamane
Tarik Hamane
Director, Power Generation Projects and Programs,
ONEE, Morocco
Tarik HAMANE is the Director of Power Generation Projects and Programs of the Office National of Electricity and Potable Water “ONEE” (the Moroccan Electricity and Drinking Water Utility). Tarik HAMANE has more than 10 years managerial experience in leading the development of large scale power generation projects in Morocco, including IPPs and PPP projects and for different fuel and technologies (Thermal Power Plants “Clean Coal and Gas”) and (Renewables “Wind and Solar”). Tarik has also been involved in securing the ancillary power infrastructure (Port and Storage) as well as successfully managing land acquisition processes.
Key projects include landmark ventures that served as a guiding platforms for a wider implementation of energy projects in Morocco: Tarfaya wind farm 301MW, the Integrated Wind Project 850MW, Taza wind farm 150MW, Safi Coal Fired Power Plant 1400MW, Jorf Lasfar Coal Fired Power Plant 700MW, Extension of Jorf Lasfar Port. Before joining ONEE, Tarik has served as a R&D Engineer at CNRS in France and CERN in Geneva.
Mr. HAMANE has an MBA from Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées Paris, France, a Master’s Degree in Information Systems from Ecole Centrale and INSA Lyon, France, and a MSc degree in Electrical Engineering and in Automatic from Ecole Centrale-Supelec (Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité) Paris and from INSA Lyon.


Nestor Razafindroriaka
Nestor Razafindroriaka
General Manager, Malagasy Electricity and Water (JIRAMA), Madagascar

Nestor RAZAFINDRORIAKA, is the General Manager of JIRO SY RANO MALAGASY (JIRAMA), State-owned Electricity and Water Supply of Madagascar since December 2015. Mr Razafindroriaka began his career with JIRAMA in 1994 as Electromechanical Maintenance Engineer. He held a variety of engineering and operations leadership positions with JIRAMA. He was appointed Power Generation Manager in 2009.
Mr Razafindroriaka was appointed Minister of Energy  on 2011. Mr Razafindroriaka has a Master of Science in Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of Kiev Ukraine USSR , and a Science and Environment bachelor’s degree from Polytechnic Institute of Dresden Germany .
Mr Razafindroriaka is graduate of the Center of Diplomatic and Strategic Studies MADAGASCAR.
William Amuna
William Amuna
Chief Executive Officer
GRIDCo, Ghana Transmission company
Ing. William Amuna, graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 1985 with a BSc. (Honors) Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. He has an MBA (Finance) from the University of Ghana (2001), an MPA in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2003) and a postgraduate certificate in Electrical Power Systems from the Advanced School in Power Systems, Penn State University (USA). Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive, he worked in Volta River Authority where he began his career in 1985 as Assistant Engineer and rose to the position of Director, Projects and Systems Monitoring.
He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a fellow of the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE). 
Amidou Traoré
Amidou Traoré
Chief Executive, CI-ENERGIES, Côté d’Ivoire

Mr. Amidou TRAORE is the Chief Executive of Société des Energies de Côte d’Ivoire (CI-ENERGIES), a state-owned company in charge of planning and implementing investment projects in the Power sector of Côte d'Ivoire. He is an Electrical Engineer specializing in protection of electrical systems.
For 28 years, he has been working in the Ivorian Power Sector, where he held several positions both at the level of the operation and the implementation of development projects especially in the management of hydroelectric facilities, power transmission and distribution grids, natural gas sales and purchase contracts, agreements for power exchanges with neighbouring countries, etc. 
Accordingly, he successively held the positions of head of department, hydroelectric plants director, power generation director, deputy chief executive in charge of generation, transmission and power movements in the company in charge of the grids operation.  Mr. Amidou TRAORE has been the Chief Executive of CI-ENERGIES since 2012.
Azeb Asnake
Azeb Asnake
Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Electric Power (EEPCo), Ethiopia

François Bangazoni
François Bangazoni
ENERCA, Central African Republic
Mr François Bangazoni is the Managing director of the ENERCA since February 2015. Before being appointed to this post, he has been in the company for more than 32 years. He is an economist by training and he holds a diploma of higher education with a specialization on the economy of energy from the University of Paris II, Pantheon Sorbonne. He has held several positions of increasing responsibility, moreover he has the honour to chair the committee in charge of the elaboration of the five-years plan 2011-2015 of ENERCA. 
Kahenge Simson Haulofu
Kahenge Simson Haulofu
Managing Director, NamPower, Namibia

2015-2016: Acting Managing Director, NamPower 
2004-2016: General Manager Power Generation, NamPower 
2003-2004: General Manager Engineering Services, NamPower 
1998-2003: Manager: Construction Project and Civil Asset, NamPower
1996-1998: Planning Engineer: NamWater Corporation Pty Ltd
1994-1996: Resident Engineer, Department of Water Affairs
1993-1994: Design Engineer, Department of Water Affairs
1993 May- July: Project Engineer: HKW Consulting Engineers and Project  Managers
1998- Present: Registered with the Engineering Council of Namibia as a Professional Engineer
Marcelino Gildo Alberto
Marcelino Gildo Alberto
Board Adviser, EDM, Mozambique

Marcelino Gildo Alberto have been recently appointed, on 15 April 2016, Project Director for the implementation of Mphanda Nkuwa, a 1500MW Hydropower Project. Since 2012 was Advisor to the Board of Directors of EDM, the Electricity Power Utility in Mozambique and Executive Board Member of HMNK, Company that holds previous concession of the Mphanda Nkuwa Project. Previously, he was executive Board Member of EDM during the period of 2007 to 2012 with the following responsibilities: Electrification and Projects, Human Resources and the  Information and Technology System.  
During his 2 term at the Board of Directors, he had overseen all Generation, Transmission, Distribution capital projects of EDM with expenditures of around 150MUSD per year. Additional he was Chairman of the Steering Committee of major structured projects undertaken by EDM namely the Backbone transmission Project (STE), the introduction of integrated system in EDM  (SIGEM). During the period of 2005-2007 he was Director of the Project and Electrification Directorate after being a Project Manager from 1997 to 2005. From 2002 to 2007 he was an executive Board Member of Motraco, a regional transmission company owned by EDM, SEC and Eskom, Mozambique, Swaziland and South Africa power utilities, with a main aim to supply power to MOZAL, a Aluminum smelter and willing power to EDM and SEC. During his term he holds a position of Special Project Director, before that he was project Manager of the same project and implemented the project from feasibility phase in 1997 to Commercial Operation in 2000.
Before joined EDM in 1993, he was assistant lecturer at Eduardo Mondlane University, responsible for Electrical Machines and High Voltage Techniques Disciplines since 1991. He holds an Honors Degree in Electrical Engineering by the Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique) and an MBA by Post-Graduate Centre of Studies and research application of ISPU/CEPPA (Mozambique). He is holding a certification in Project Management by University of Pretoria (South Africa). He is Member n°4 of the Council of Engineers and has been the Chairman of the Electrical Engineer College of the same council. He received several awards amongst which of the best Finalist student of the Engineering Faculty in 1993 and also technical leadership in MOTRACO Project by the Prime Minister of Mozambique in 2000.
Mouhamadou Makhtar Cissé
Mouhamadou Makhtar Cissé
Director General, Sénélec, Senegal

Isaac Kirk Koffi
Isaac Kirk Koffi
Chief Executive Officer, Volta River Authority, Ghana

Robert Dwamena
Robert Dwamena
Managing Director, Electricity Company of Ghana, Ghana

Mr. Robert Dwamena was appointed Managing Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana, by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana.
Momodou A. K. Njie
Momodou A. K. Njie
Director of PIPES (Planning, Investment Programming and Environment Safeguards), West Africa Power Pool (WAPP)

Mr. Momodou A.K. Njie holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland in the United States and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. Mr. Njie has been in the power sector since 1994 commencing as a Distribution Engineer at the National Water and Electricity Company Limited in The Gambia and rising through the ranks to the position of Corporate Services Director responsible for planning and development.  
In 2006, Mr. Njie joined Nexant as part of a USAID Technical Assistance team to support the startup of the West African Power Pool (WAPP), a Specialised Institution of the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) that had been established to integrate the national power systems of ECOWAS Member States into a unified regional electricity market.  Mr. Njie is currently the Director responsible for Planning and the development of regional power infrastructure projects.  
Mr. Njie has been involved in the development of national and regional power system Master Plans as well as hallmark projects such as the Cote d’Ivoire – Liberia – Sierra Leone – Guinea Interconnection Project, the Ghana – Burkina Faso Interconnection Project, the OMVG Energy Project involving Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, and the Nigeria – Niger – Burkina – Togo/Benin Interconnection Project.  Some of the current endeavours of WAPP under the purview of Mr. Njie’s team include the development of two (2) regional power generation facilities Ghana and Benin in partnership with the private sector as well as the preparation of a regional Solar Power Park in Burkina.  The WAPP, with its 29 Member Utilites, is striving to achieve the complete interconnection of the mainland ECOWAS Member States by 2019.
Omar Vajeth
Omar Vajeth
Head: SAPP- Project Advisory Unit, Southern Africa Power Pool (SAPP)

Omar Vajeth is currently the Head of the Project Advisory Unit and Senior Transaction Advisor at the Southern African Power Pool, a new unit created with the sole purpose of advancing regional projects in SADC. Previously he was Head of Power, Utilities and Infrastructure at Barclays Africa/Absa where he lead the teams expansion into Africa and the approach to the South African Power market. During this time, he concluded transactions across Africa in technologies such as renewable energy, coal, hydro, gas, HFO in addition to various advisory roles.

After Barclays Africa Omar has spent time working with international utilities and South African investors on coal baseload program. He has also advised firms on Black Economic Empowerment ("BEE") Private Equity Transactions in South Africa in the Power Sector. In this capacity is also created Gold Key Energy as a BEE investment vehicle for South African Projects. Prior to this he worked at Eskom where he was the capital investment manager for the Transmission group. He has also worked at the National Electricity Regulator and at Accenture. Omar holds MBA, law and B.Sc. Elec Eng degrees.

Michael Opam
Michael Opam
Executive Secretary, Energy Commission, Ghana

James Manda
James Manda
Technical Manager, African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR)

James Manda obtained his Masters Degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden in 2005. 
James possesses more than 15 years’ experience working in the Energy Sector in Zambia. He worked at the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) as Technical Director, where he was responsible for ensuring technical and operational compliance for Utilities operating in the energy sector in Zambia as well as at the Copperbelt Energy Corporation as Project Manager. 
James had the opportunity to pioneer the setting up of Solar Companies in the Eastern Province of Zambia, which were set up under the auspices of the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). While at the Copper-belt Energy Corporation James gained valuable experience in Project Management. He was responsible for the project to modernize substations through the installation of new and modern SF6 circuit breakers and control mechanisms. 
James is currently the Technical Manager at the African Forum for Utility Regulators, (AFUR), where he is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing technical projects of AFUR.
Alexandre Santos
Alexandre Santos
Vice President, Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG)

Alexandre Santos has been a member of the Executive Board at the Portuguese Energy Regulatory Authority (ERSE) since June 2013. As one of three Commissioners, he supervises electricity and natural gas secto. In 2014, he was elected Vice-President of MEDREG – the Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators. He also Chairs the Consumer Working Group in ARIAE – the Ibero-American Energy Regulators Association. Prior to joining ERSE, Alexandre worked at the Ministry of Environment, Spatial Planning and Energy as member of the Board for the Fund for Innovation and Energy Efficiency. He dedicated much of his career to the IT sector and served as a consultant on energy and energy efficiency issues.
He has also undertaken research at Lisbon’s Interdisciplinary Center for Economics Studies in the field of public policy and began his career in risk management in the banking sector. Alexandre holds a MSc in Organizational Behavior from the Higher Institute of Applied Psychology of Lisbon and a degree in Economics from Lisbon’s Catholic University School of Business & Economics.
Moctar Touré
Moctar Touré
President, Regulatory Commission for Electricity and Water (CREE), Mali and also President of African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR)
Mr. Moctar TOURE, Power Engineer and Economist, currently President of CREE, Mali’s Regulatory Commission for Electricity and Water utilities, and founding member and President of AFUR (African Forum for Utility Regulators) since July 2015. He holds a Master in Power Engineering at SUPELEC in France (79) and a Master in Energy Systems Economy at Paris IX Dauphine University (1984). In 1996, he graduated from Harvard University (HKS) with a Master of Public Administration and Management.
In 1985, He started his brilliant career as a Project Director with EDM (the main electricity and water utilities company in Mali) then was promoted as Chief Executive Officer in 1991 of the same company. He successfully contributed to develop and coordinate implementation of Mali’s Power sector restructuring programs, including capacity building plan, private sector participation mechanisms (management contract of EDM), which required wholesale reform of the country power and water sector regulatory and legal framework. From 1997 to 2000, he was an Advisor for the Ministry of Mine and Energy and the Ministry of Telecommunication of Mali, where he led a wide range of Energy and others infrastructures (Telecommunication) development strategies. From 2000 to 2002, he was also an advisor to the Prime Minister office in charge of Regional infrastructures programs (in Energy, Telecommunication, and Transport) before joining the Regulatory Commission.
Ntoi Rapapa
Ntoi Rapapa
Chief Executive, Lesotho Electricity and Water Authority (LEWA), Lesotho

Professor Ntoi Rapapa is the Chief Executive of the Lesotho Electricity and Water Authority (the regulatory Authority for electricity and water services). The position he has been holding since October 2010. Prior to been Chief Executive, he has been a Board Member of the same regulatory Authority for 6 years. Prof. Rapapa has more than 10 years and 2 years of regulatory experience in the electricity and water sub-sectors. Professor Rapapa is the Deputy Chairman of the African Forum for Utilities Regulators.  He has been an Associate Professor of Physics at the National University of Lesotho before joining the regulatory agency. He is currently serving as a Board Member of the National Manpower Development Council and the Chairman of the Higher Education Quality Assurance Committee of the Council on Higher Education in Lesotho.

Jean Pierre Kedi
Jean Pierre Kedi
General Manager, Electricity Sector Regulatory Agency (ARSEL), Cameroon

Jean Pierre Kedi is the General Manager of the Electricity Sector Regulatory Agency (ARSEL) in Cameroon. Before his appointment as General Manager of ARSEL in June, 2010, he has held several top ranking positions in the central administrative system of the government in Cameroon, such as Secretary General at the Ministry of Industries, Mines and Technological Development (2007 – 2010), Senior Adviser at the Presidency of the Republic (2005-2007), Inspector General at the Ministry of Planning, Programming and Territorial Development (2002-2005), Director of Regional Development (1998-2002), Director of Road Infrastructures (1993-1996), amongst others.
His contributions in the development of the electricity sector in Cameroon cannot be underestimated, as he gave a strong impulse to the current law on electricity, elaborated as he took office at ARSEL, as well as in the creation of the Transmission System Operator (SONATREL). He is the brain box behind the conception of the International Electricity Forum (FINELEC), with two editions holding in 2011 (Yaounde) and 2012 (Douala). In the same vein, he played a forefront role in the organization of the International Invest’€lec Salon of 2015 in Cameroon, which henceforth shall be organized jointly by ARSEL and the Rural Electrification Agency in Cameroon (AER). These two major events created a platform where stakeholders in the electricity sector meet to discuss development initiatives and seek solutions for decentralized electrification. 
Mr. Kedi piloted the project for the elaboration of an energy efficiency plan in Cameroon with the sponsorship of EUEI PDF. Amongst other challenges, he is a strong defender of the rights of electricity consumers, quality service in the electricity sector, the use of smart metering systems as well as the dedicated audit of utility operators and other Independent Power Producers (IPPs) in Cameroon. He championed the putting in place of the Consultative Committee of Consumers Associations as well as the capacity building of its members. He is a strong proponent for a Central African network of electricity interconnection and regulatory authorities. Jean Pierre Kedi is an electro-mechanic engineer from the National Polytechnic in Cameroon, and also holds a Master’s degree in Geography-Planning-Environment from the University of Dschang in Cameroon.


Benon M. Mutambi
Benon M. Mutambi
Chief Executive Officer, Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), Uganda

Dr. Benon M. Mutambi is the Chief Executive Officer of the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) in Uganda, a position he assumed in 2011.  Prior to rising to the summit, he worked with the regulatory agency in the capacity of Director Economic Regulation for seven years.  Before joining ERA, Dr. Mutambi worked in various capacities at the Central Bank of Uganda for a period of nine years, largely in the areas of monetary policy, external sector policies, and regional integration.  He also taught Economics and Statistics at some of the top universities in Uganda. 
Dr. Mutambi has rich experience in energy regulation and is passionate about transparency, credibility, predictability, benchmarking and quality of service, among other pillars of utility regulation.  He has done vast research in the areas of energy pricing and design of feed-in-tariffs, debt sustainability, financial liberalization and investment.  He is the author of the “Quarterly Tariff Adjustment Methodology”, a publication that elaborates on the mechanism of tariff determination in Uganda’s Electricity Supply Industry.
A seasoned Economist, Dr. Mutambi has shared his extensive regulatory knowledge and experience at various national, regional and international fora.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Statistics (Makerere University Kampala), a Master of Science Degree in Economics (University of Zimbabwe), and a PhD in Economics (Makerere University Kampala).
When not attending to regulatory matters, Dr. Mutambi is happy reading books on leadership and management, watching soccer, holding conversation with his family and friends, or working out at a health club.  His philosophy of life is that “with commitment, everything is achievable”.


Samuel Sarpong
Samuel Sarpong
Executive Secretary
Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), Ghana – Economic Regulator
Samuel Sarpong is the Chief Executive of the Ghana Public Utilities Regulatory Commission, the Regulatory Agency responsible for Economic Regulation of Utility Service Providers for Electricity, Water & Natural Gas Transportation in Ghana.  He is an Electrical Engineer by Profession and holds a Master of Business Administration Degree.
Until his appointment as Executive Secretary, Samuel was a Commissioner and doubled as Vice Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Commission for over three (3) years where he demonstrated capability in understanding issues regarding tariff setting and quality of service standards and performance monitoring which are some of the key functions of the Commission.  He has an in-depth understanding of the management of the Public Utilities that fall under the jurisdiction of the Commission. He worked in various capacities both in the public and private sectors as a Management Consultant.


Jacob Modise
Jacob Modise
Chairperson, National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), South Africa

Jacob Modise was appointed Chairman and Part-Time Regulator Member of the National Energy Regulator in South Africa (NERSA) in 2014. He spent nine years as a director on the board of Eskom beginning in 2001 and was also a director on the board of EDI Holdings. He spent the mid-nineties as a full-time employee at Eskom heading up the corporate finance unit where he was involved in modelling and analyzing strategic restructuring initiatives of the sector, major local and international capital investment projects, and international mergers and acquisition opportunities. Mr. Modise is also involved in associated industries, having been appointed in 2015 by the Ministry of Water and Sanitation as the Deputy Chairman of the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA), a state owned entity responsible for local and cross-border bulk water infrastructure, including water supply to energy utilities.
Mr. Modise is an established entrepreneur who has grown Batsomi Investment Holdings, a company he formed in 1998, from a small company holding hotel interests in South Africa into a well-diversified industrial group with interests in the industrial, technology, defense, motor, hospitality, power and healthcare industries. The group has partnered with some of the leading global companies in the various sectors in which it operates and has been able to add significant value to their local operations. Mr. Modise’s academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of the Witwatersrand; a Chartered Accountant professional qualification from the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Public Accountants and Auditors Board; a Masters of Business Administration from the Wits Business School; Advanced Management Program from Sanford: Global Utilities Institute; and Advanced Management Programs from Harvard Business School.
In his early career, Mr. Modise was the Chief Executive Officer of the Road Accident Fund, a public entity providing statutory motor vehicle personal injury insurance, for six years. This followed seven years at Johnnic Holdings Limited, a telecommunications, media and entertainment group listed on the JSE Securities Exchange, where he served initially as its Finance Director and later as the Chief Executive Officer. He was Financial Manager at Teljoy Limited, the then JSE listed television rental and cellular phone service provider; spent two years as Financial Planning Manager at the JSE Listed mining group, Johannesburg Consolidated Investment Limited; and three years at the international auditing firm, Deloitte & Touché as an auditor.
He has served on the boards of listed companies including MTN, Premier Foods, M-Net, SuperSport, Times Media Limited, Tsogo Sun; regulatory bodies including the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA); other state-owned entities including the Land Bank, Blue-IQ, Automotive Supplier Park and Innovation Hub; and educational institutions including the Wits Business School Advisory Board (WBS). Mr. Modise’s current board directorships include ArcelorMittal and Altron. He is a trustee of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF).
Dr Anthony I.B. Akah
Dr Anthony I.B. Akah
Acting Chairman
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
Dr. Anthony Ikenna Babatunde Akah, mni, is the acting CEO/Head of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). Prior to his appointment, he was the General Manager (Director), Consumer Affairs at the Commission. He is an alumnus of Nigeria’s apex institution, the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru (mni-SEC.37, 2015). A Chartered Accountant/Certified National Accountant of Nigeria, Certified International Regulation Specialist and Public-Private Partnership Specialist from the joint programme of the Loughborough University, UK Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC), and the Institute For Public-Private Partnership (IP3), Virginia, USA. He is also an alumnus of   Harvard University (JFK School of Government), USA’s Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies Course, 2008.
Akah is a graduate of Accountancy with a second major in Banking and Finance in 1989/1990 and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with specialization in Financial Management in 1992, from De La Salle University, Philippines. Dr. Akah also holds a Doctorate Degree in Management (Ph.D.), graduating with Distinction in 1996 from Adamson University, Philippines. Dr. Akah is a member of many professional bodies, including, founding member- Academy of Regulatory Professionals, Public Utility Research Center, USA; Vice President, Nigerian Association For Energy Economics; International Association For Energy Economics; Nigerian Institute of Management; World Energy Council, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria and also a Member of Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) working Group on Customers and Retail Markets.
He currently serves as member of a seven-man presidium of ERRA, a body of the independent regulatory bodies comprising independent energy regulatory bodies from Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East and the United States. Also a member of Ministerial Committee on Power in Nigeria.
Dr. Akah has represented Nigeria on several global utility regulatory and collaborative forums including the USA/Nigeria Binational Commission (The highest collaborative body for Nigeria and USA), World Energy Council (WEC) in Iceland and Africa Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR) in Ivory Coast, South Africa, among others. He has attended several Conferences, Seminars, Internships and Workshops within Nigeria and abroad. 
Foibe Namene
Foibe Namene
Chief Executive Officer
Electricity Control Board (ECB), Namibia
Foibe Louise Namene is a trained lawyer and currently a PhD candidate with the University of Namibia. She served the Namibian electricity utility company, NamPower, in various senior management positions since 1996 until her deployment as Chief Executive Officer of the Electricity Control Board (ECB) in June 2014. Namene is an Admitted Attorney with the Namibian High Court and served in the Ministry of Justice before joining NamPower.
Amongst her responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer of the ECB is to regulate the supply of safe, reliable and affordable electricity to small and large Namibian consumers. The ECB is also responsible for creating an enabling investment environment in the Namibian electricity supply industry. 
Its scope of responsibilities is set to change with the addition of oil and gas, should the Namibian Parliament approve the Energy Regulatory Authority Bill.
Ifey Ikeonu
Ifey Ikeonu
Former Chairperson, ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA)

Ifey Ikeonu is an energy policy and regulatory expert. She holds a Master’s degree in Law as well as an MBA. She is an energy lawyer with over 20 years of experience in the Nigerian and West African Electric Power Sector.   She also has considerable experience in corporate strategy and project management.
She is a former Chairperson of the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA). Prior to joining ERERA in January 2011 as a Commissioner, she held various senior management positions at the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission including Head of the Licensing & Enforcement Department as well as Head of the Strategic and Project Management Office. She also worked for several years as in-house Counsel at the Power Holding Company of Nigeria.
Mrs. Ikeonu played an active role in the power sector reform programme in Nigeria where she worked with various committees on the Legal and Regulatory aspects of the reform and was also pivotal in developing the regulatory framework for the regional electricity market of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). She is also actively involved in the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative and is an active advocate of gender mainstreaming in the energy sector. She is a certified Regulation Specialist.
Ester Mpandi Khosa
Ester Mpandi Khosa
Board Chairperson, Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA), Zimbabwe

Dr Ester Mpandi Khosa is the current Board Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA). She is a retired Academic and Research Scientist and is a Registered Nutritionist with the Allied Health Professionals Council of Zimbabwe and with the Nutrition Society of Australia She was the first Research Scientist at the Scientific and Industrial Research and Development Centre where she rose to become the Director of the Biotechnology Research Institute. She is an expert on bio-ethanol production.

Ester’s interest in bio-fuels started from her job as Company Microbiologist at Tongaat Hulett Triangle Ethanol Plant in Zimbabwe. This lead her to do further studies to PhD level at Monash University in Australia. Her thesis titles were:

MSc Biotechnology:

Ethanol production in fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe.

PhD Microbiology:

Hexose fermentation by the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe and characterization of its hexokinase (

Dr Khosa continues to have interest in bio-fuels rese. 

Joseph Ng’ang’a
Joseph Ng’ang’a
Director General, Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), Kenya

Eng. Ng’ang’a has extensive experience in the energy sector in Kenya and the East African region, having served in senior technical and managerial positions for two decades in Kenya Power & Lighting Company (KPLC) and Kenya Electricity Generating Company Ltd (KenGen). He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Regulatory Commission, which is responsible for the technical and economic regulation of electrical power, downstream petroleum and renewable energy in the country. This includes, inter alia, monitoring of the market to ensure fair competition, protection of consumer, investor and other stakeholders’ interests and preparation of the indicative national energy plan. He has also undertaken assignments for the Energy and Infrastructure Department of the African Union, USAID, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), IRENA, amongst others.


Baba Diallo
Baba Diallo
Commissioner, Regulatory Commission for the Electricity Sector (CRSE), Senegal

Mr. Baba Diallo is a qualified Electrical Engineer. He holds a PROFESSIONAL MASTER in Economics, Business and Management and a CESS in Economics and Energy Policy, with over 20 years of professional experience in the areas of business management, maintenance of power plant, planning of electrical systems, economic and financial modelling, project management and regulation of the public electricity service in Senegal and of the West Africa Power Pool, based in Cotonou, Benin. Between 2001 and 2010, he has held various positions within the Planning Department of Senelec, which he directed from 2007 to 2010, before joining the Secretariat General of WAPP (West African Power Pool or Système d’Echanges d’Energie Electrique Ouest Africain based in Cotonou) from January 2011 to April 2012.
From July 2012 to September 2013, he was as Senior Economist Expert at the Regulatory Commission for the Electricity Sector in Senegal (CRSE).
In October 2013, he was appointed Commissioner of the Regulatory Commission for Electricity Sector in Senegal (CRSE).
In these positions, he has led many techno-economic analyses of investment projects in energy generation and transmission; he has participated in the development of investment projects and he has contributed to the negotiations of major power purchase agreements seeking for funding. Mr. Diallo has developed expertise in engineering studies and financial modelling, conducting tariffs and economic and financial regulatory analysis of utilities. As responsible for the financial model of Senelec, he took an active part in the Senelec financial restructuring between 2007 and 2010 in connection with the World Bank Group, the French Development Agency and the energy sector authorities (Ministry of Energy and Regulatory Commission for Energy Sector).
Vusumuzi Mkhumane
Vusumuzi Mkhumane
Chief Executive Officer, Swaziland Energy Regulatory Authority (SERA), Swaziland

Mr Mkhumane has been in Senior Management for the last 20 years of his career. The career has stretched from the Sugar Industry as Chief Accountant , Telecommunications as GM Finance followed by being a Managing Director in Swaziland.  He then became Director (CEO) of African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI), a regional training and consulting institute on Telecommunications optimisation, Regulation and Strategy, which is based in Nairobi, Kenya.  Mr Mkhumane returned to Swaziland to be Chief Executive Officer of Swaziland Energy Regulatory Authority (SERA).  SERA, though young, having been in operation since 2009, it has made tremendous strides in the regulatory space in Swaziland and the SADC region and continues to impact positively in the region.  Mr Mkhumane is a qualified Accountant, holding CPA from Ontario, Canada, a CA from Swaziland and is a Hons. B.Com and B.A Business Admin from University of Ottawa, Canada.  His Hons. B. Com, majored in Strategy Development and Financial Strategy optimisation.
Hippolyte Ebagnitchie
Hippolyte Ebagnitchie
Managing Director, National Regulatory Authority

Created in 1998, the National Regulatory Authority for the Electricity sector (Autorité Nationale de Régulation du secteur de l’Electricité - ANARE) is a governmental entity operating under the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy of Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. Its mission is to regulate the electricity sector by assuring laws, conventions and legal provisions in force are respected by stakeholders. The electricity code adopted in March 2014 reinforced the influence of ANARE by giving it greater power to make decisions and levy fines for entities found non-compliant. ANARE is working hard to develop transparency, responsibility, impartiality and independence with the ambition of being a leader in regulation in Africa. 
ANARE’s Director General, Mr. Hippolyte Ebagnitchie is an electrical engineer from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). He has been at the head of ANARE since 2012 and has 28 years of experience in the electricity sector. Mr. Ebagnitchie was previously Director General of GS2E (in water and electricity sector) and Deputy Director General of Compagnie Ivoirienne d’Electricité (exclusive distributor of electricity in Côte d’Ivoire).




The Venue

AEF 2016 will take place at the InterContinental London - The O2 - a brand new luxury hotel located on the vibrant Greenwich Peninsula with breathtaking views of the River Thames and Canary Wharf.

The hotel boasts a range of restaurants, bars and spa facilities and 24-hour business center, making it the ideal host to the Forum as it comes to the UK's capital for the first time in its 18 year history.
*Please note we have now sold out of rooms at the Intercontinental O2 hotel. Please contact us to see a hotel map of the area.
The City
As one of the major financial and cultural capitals of the world, London boasts a vast array of attractions, events and experiences not to be missed.
New to London? Make sure you catch the top 10 sights during your visit

Why Attend

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.

It’s not what you know… AEF brings 75% of Africa’s energy ministries, utilities and regulators to Europe to meet and do business with power investors from around the world. 67 countries were represented at AEF 2015– 30 of which were African. This global meeting place provides you with a huge pool of potential business contacts all in the same place.

Find the information that matters, all on your doorstep… the AEF programme splits into targeted country and sector- specific sessions to make sure you maximise your time and money by discovering the facts that matters to you and your business, delivered directly from the decision-makers themselves

Networking has never been so easy…with the AEF 2016 networking app, ensure you find those crucial contacts and arrange some one-on-one meetings. At AEF 2015, 70% of attendees used the app, arranging nearly 200 meetings and exchanging over 1900 messages

Whether you’re buying or selling… the AEF 2016 private exhibition is the hub of the Forum, bringing together over 80 credible solution providers in a shell scheme show where investors can promote their products and services and discuss how best to overcome current challenges faced within the market

Gain value from interactive dialogue – intimate thought-leadership seminars will run alongside the main sessions hosted by partners such as World Bank Group and European Investment Bank. If there’s a question you want answered, now’s the time to ask!

Who attends?

The Forum will be attended by decision makers from the African and wider international community including:

  • Governments
  • Utilities
  • Local and Regional Regulators
  • Power Developers
  • Independent Power Producers
  • Power Technology Companies
  • Gas companies
  • Mining Companies
  • Engineering, procurement and Construction Companies
  • Power Distribution Companies
  • Power Transmission Companies
  • Local Banks
  • International Banks
  • Multilaterals
  • Export Credit Agencies
  • Regional Development Banks
  • Private Equity  Investors
  • Insurance Companies
  • Pension Funds
  • Lawyers
  • Transaction Advisors
  • Large energy consumers
  • Consulting Companies

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Forum sponsor

Aggreko is the world leader in the supply of temporary power rentals and has been active in Africa for twenty years. Currently, Aggreko is operating large scale power-projects in countries such as Mozambique, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Senegal, Benin, Angola and Tanzania.   Operating from 211 world-wide locations, including 9 depots across 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.


Sustainability Partner 

ERM is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting and sustainability related services. We have over 160 offices in 40 countries and territories employing more than 5,000 people.

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.

We have extensive experience supporting the energy industry across the African continent. Our offices in Africa are in Kenya (Nairobi), Mozambique (Maputo) and South Africa (Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg).


Lead Sponsor 

Total is one of the largest integrated oil and gas companies in the world, with activities in more than 130 countries. The Group is also a first rank player in chemicals. Its 100,000 employees put their expertise to work in every part of the industry – exploration and production of oil and natural gas, refining and marketing, new energies, trading, and chemicals. Total is working to help satisfy the global demand for energy, both today and tomorrow.
Total holds a majority stake in SunPower, a world leader in solar energy, and is actively engaged in a number of renewable research and development projects in solar and biotechnologies. More information is available on


Lead sponsor

METKA is a leading international energy sector contractor, working with its clients and partners throughout Africa to bring critical power projects to life. Beyond its core strength in power plant construction, METKA leverages the significant development and management expertise of its group companies – with more than 1200MW in operation – to support projects through development into successful operation.

The company has an extensive track record in combined cycle power plants, with capacity ranging from 20MW up to 1000+ MW, and unique experience in delivering fast-track projects with mobile power generation units. Whatever the most appropriate technology – gas turbine or reciprocating engine - METKA is able to offer the optimum solution for your project.

In the renewables sector, METKA EGN is a world-class EPC / O&M contractor for utility scale solar PV projects, with a customer portfolio including some of the leading investors in the sector. Our references include more than 350MW of medium – large scale PV projects internationally.

Building on over 50 years of experience, METKA has a strong record of successfully executing major power plant projects in emerging markets and is quickly establishing itself as a key player in the African market. 

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Lead 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.

Standard Bank

Lead Sponsor

Standard Bank aims to be the leading corporate and investment banking business in, for and across Africa with a deep specialisation in natural resources.  Our differentiator is our long-term commitment to Africa, our home, underpinned by a heritage of 153 years on the continent.

As a leading African emerging markets bank; we have the experience, skills and relationships to assist our clients to negotiate in often challenging and complex financial and regulatory cross-border environments in Africa and beyond. Our specialist teams in Johannesburg, London and Beijing are experienced in securing funding or refinancing of any power and infrastructure transaction, and in structuring solutions that ensure minimal risk and volatility.

As a leading bank in Africa, Standard Bank can advise its clients on transactions, whether from the perspective of an investor, contractor or equipment supplier.

Market Cap (GBP): 13bn
Stock Symbol: SBK
Listed on: Johannesburg Stock Exchange



Lead Sponsor 

Lekela Power will deliver approximately 1,000 MW of renewable energy into operation over the next five years across Africa.   Lekela’s project pipeline comprises: 610 MW of wind projects in South Africa; 225 MW wind project in Ghana and 100 MW of wind and solar PV projects in Egypt - awarded under the Feed-in-Tarriff programme in January 2015.  Lekela is seeking further renewable energy opportunities across Africa to supply its customers; government, utilities and energy intensive users.

Founded in 2015, Lekela is a joint venture partnership between global renewable energy developer, Mainstream Renewable Power and Actis, the leading investor in emerging markets.  The Lekela team is headed by Chris Antonopoulos formerly of ABB Energy Ventures and Bombardier.  The company’s office is based in London. 

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Lead Sponsor

Globeleq is a leading developer, owner and operator of electricity generation projects in Africa.  Its experienced team of professionals have built a diverse portfolio of independent power plants,  which generate more than 1,200 MW in 8 locations across 5 countries.  
The company has a substantial pipeline of new power projects in development and plans to add 5,000 MW of new power generation in the next 10 years across the continent.  Supported by its shareholders, CDC and Norfund, Globeleq is uniquely positioned to invest in, develop and operate power projects across this region.
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Parsons Brinckerhoff

Lead Sponsor 

Parsons Brinckerhoff is a global leader in developing energy and infrastructure projects around the world.  Our clients come to us for a wide range of advice, resources and skills – in engineering, maintaining infrastructure, managing construction, planning and strategic thinking.  For over 125 years, Parsons Brinckerhoff has earned a distinguished reputation for its technical expertise.  In everything we do, we harness the collective professionalism of professional staff for the benefit of our clients, our communities and each other.  
In the energy sector, we provide independent specialist advice relating to any type of power project at any stage in its development.  From small-scale renewable energy schemes to some of the world’s largest power and water projects, we are highly experienced in all aspects of power generation, transmission and distribution.  We have particular expertise in the regulatory and restructuring aspects of the privatised electricity industry.  Our client portfolio includes many of the leading international developers and owners of power plant and financial institutions whom we advise on the technical and commercial bankability of projects.  Working alongside our clients, we produce cost-effective tailor-made solutions that harness the latest technology and provide a lasting sustainable legacy.  
At the end of 2014, we combined with WSP and are now one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms.  We bring together our 32,000 staff, based in more than 500 offices, across 39 countries to provide engineering and multidisciplinary services in a vast array of industry sectors, with a focus on technical excellence and client service.  

Lead Sponsor

FMO (the Netherlands Development Finance Company) is the Dutch development bank. FMO supports sustainable private sector growth in developing and emerging markets by investing in ambitious entrepreneurs. FMO believes a strong private sector leads to economic and social development, empowering people to employ their skills and improve their quality of life. FMO focuses on three sectors that have high development impact: financial institutions, energy, and agribusiness, food & water. With an investment portfolio of EUR 6.3 billion, FMO is one of the largest European bilateral private sector development banks.

CDC Group

Lead Sponsor 

CDC is the UK government-owned development finance institution.  It supports investing in businesses throughout Africa and South Asia, to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people’s lives. CDC has a long heritage in power in Africa and elsewhere; it was an investor and lender to a number of landmark power projects in the 1980s-1990s: Olkaria geothermal power in Kenya; Azito in Cote D’Ivoire, SSA’s second IPP, among others. CDC created Globeleq in 2002 from its portfolio of power investments; Globeleq Africa, Africa’s leading IPP company with eight operational power plants totalling 1,250MW in five countries, has been under CDC Group’s direct control (in a 70%-30% ownership with Norfund) since late 2015, with ambitions to substantially increase new power capacity. CDC has also invested in SSA transmission and distribution, being the original concessionaire of the privatised Ugandan utility, Umeme, and is an investor in the Cameroonian utility, Eneo.

Lead Sponsor

Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 54,900 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of carbon dioxide every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence. Vestas has delivered wind energy in 74 countries, providing jobs for around 18,800 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 52 percent more megawatts installed than anyone else in the industry and more than 69 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.

Lead sponsor

Access Power (‘Access’) was founded in 2012 with the aim of becoming a leading developer, owner and operator of power assets in emerging and frontier markets.  Access has assembled a development team with a track record of financially closing ~30 GW of power projects across the globe.  Through its various subsidiaries, Access is currently developing power assets in over 20 countries in Africa and Asia. Access’ portfolio predominantly consists of renewable energy projects with a gross total investment cost of over US$ 1 billion.
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Mainstream Renewable Power

Lead sponsor

Mainstream is an independent global developer with a proven track record in delivering large-scale wind and solar energy power plant to the world’s emerging economies.  It has over 8,500 megawatts in development globally and on the African continent its portfolio exceeds 5,000 megawatts across Egypt, Ghana and South Africa.   It has a further 600 megawatts under construction and pre financial close in Africa.
In 2014, Mainstream successfully delivered some of the continent’s first utility-scale wind and solar generation plants into commercial operation; the 138 megawatt Jeffreys Bay wind plant as well as two solar PV plants with a combined capacity of 100 megawatts in South Africa. With a global team of 140 specialised staff we are actively looking at opportunities in a number of African countries. 

Lead sponsor

Themis Energy (Themis) is an Abraaj Group project development company that develops energy projects in growth markets through early stage capital investment and the provision of structuring services. It operates within the wider Abraaj Energy Infrastructure Platform which invests across the entire life cycle of energy assets. Themis’ team comprises highly experienced infrastructure project developers, combining over 150 years of experience. While partnering with local, international or governmental entities, Themis drives all aspects of the project development process including the commissioning and supervision of technical and environmental studies, the securing of land rights and permits, the negotiation of bankable project documents (including concessions, PPAs and EPC contracts) and the sourcing of equity and debt financing. Themis operates under a strict risk framework which includes the use of stop-loss mechanisms. Themis’s current portfolio of projects under development exceeds 1,300 MW and includes clean gas, hydro, wind, solar, geothermal and biomass projects.

Strategic partner


Nedbank CIB is the Corporate and Investment banking division of the Nedbank Group, one of the four largest banking groups in South Africa. Covering the full spectrum of corporate and investment banking requirements, every solution we offer is characterised by fresh thinking, creative design and a complete understanding of what our clients need to be able to achieve their objectives.
Our dedicated Energy team has successfully concluded numerous corporate and limited recourse financing deals, following a full sector approach within the energy sector, both locally and within Africa. The team has won numerous international awards, has closed a number of landmark African Power deals and is currently the leading funder to the South African government’s Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).
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.

Norton Rose Fulbright’s 30-year track record places us at the centre of developments across Africa. Our aim is to enable anyone who is already active in Africa or who wishes to do business across the continent to access the knowledge we have gained from working on the ground across more than 45 African jurisdictions. Our dedicated team of lawyers has a wealth of experience in assisting clients with their energy projects, negotiating Africa’s regulations and providing innovative legal solutions.



Strategic Partner 

Karpowership is a subsidiary of Karadeniz Holding, a sector pioneer in innovative energy projects for the last 20 years, playing an active role in medium to long-term investments in domestic and international markets. Currently, Karpowership owns and operates more than 1,500MW installed capacity globally, supplying 10% of Iraq and 25% of Lebanon’s total electricity generation.
Karpowership is the only owner, operator and builder of the first Powership fleet (floating power plant) in the world. Since 2010, seven Power ships with 1200MW installed capacity have been completed and are in operation.
In June 2014, Karpowership signed a 10-year PPA with Ghana’s Electricity Company of Ghana for the provision of 450MW directly to the country’s national grid via two Power ships. The project dubbed: “Power of Friendship for Ghana” is the first Powership project in Africa and seeks to meet the electricity demand of Ghana. The project is expected to account for 22% of the Ghana’s total energy generation. 
MAN Diesel


MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, based in Augsburg, Germany, is the world’s leading provider of large-bore diesel engines and turbomachinery. The company employs around 14,500 staff at more than 100 international sites, primarily in Germany, Denmark, France, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, India and China. The company’s product portfolio includes two-stroke and four-stroke engines for marine and stationary applications, turbochargers and propellers as well as gas and steam turbines, compressors and chemical reactors. The range of services and supplies is rounded off by complete solutions like ship propulsion systems, engine-based power plants and turbomachinery trains for the oil & gas as well as the process industries. Customers receive worldwide after-sales services marketed under the MAN PrimeServ brand.



For more than 80 years, Caterpillar® has been supplying diesel and natural gas generator sets for continuous duty and temporary power customers. As a leading global power supplier, Caterpillar offers integrated power systems with a broad range of products pre-configured for optimum performance – all supported by the worldwide Cat® dealer network with technicians trained to service every aspect of Cat equipment. 
As development in Africa expands, Caterpillar is uniquely positioned to deliver microgrid systems that address the growing need for remote and semi-remote power. Microgrid systems are easily customizable and designed to reduce the overall cost of energy and improve power reliability. 
Caterpillar brings together the best available technologies to cost effectively optimize sustainable energy sources, including the integration of new solar and energy storage capabilities with traditional generator set and turbine products into a seamlessly controlled microgrid solution. 
Caterpillar offers electric power solutions for every need, ranging from a 10 kW generator set for a small retail operation up to a 100MW power house for an entire city. 
Jinko Solar


JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is a global leader in the solar industry. JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base in China, the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile, South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and other countries and regions. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 3 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 2.5 GW for solar cells, and 4.3 GW for solar modules. JinkoSolar also sells electricity in China, and had connected approximately 1,006.6 MW of solar power projects to the grid.

JinkoSolar has over 15,000 employees across its 5 productions facilities in Jiangxi and Zhejiang Provinces, China, Malaysia, Portugal and South Africa, 12 global sales offices in China, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Brazil, Costa Rica and Mexico and 11 oversea subsidiaries in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Japan, India, South Africa and Chile.




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.

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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.
Chint T&D


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.



Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping our customers in the maritime, oil & gas, energy and other industries to make the world safer, smarter and greener.
In the energy industry
DNV GL delivers world-renowned testing and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our 2,500 energy experts support clients around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply.


With a thorough understanding of the African business environment, AIIM develops, advises and manages private equity infrastructure funds and has experience spanning a range of infrastructure asset classes.

The AIIM team manage and advise US$1.9 billion across six infrastructure funds adding value to investment activities through strategic, commercial, operational and financial expertise.

AIIM is a leading infrastructure equity investment manager in the African landscape providing compelling investment opportunities that seek to deliver superior returns for investors, while making a tangible contribution to local economies and communities.

AIIM is a member of Old Mutual Alternative Investments, one of the largest alternative investment managers in Africa. For more information, please visit

Denham Capital


Denham Capital is a global private equity firm focused on energy and resources, with over $8.4 billion of invested and committed capital. Denham Capital focuses its investment activity around three key sectors: Power, Oil & Gas and Mining.
Denham Capital has been investing in Africa since 2008, with current investments in solar and wind power (BioTherm Energy); thermal and hydro power (Endeavor Energy);  wind power (Jenner Renewables); and mining projects (Pangea), and is actively pursuing additional investments in renewable and thermal power generation as well as 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 $250 million.




Marubeni Corporation, with over 150 years of its history, is one of the leading Japanese trading and investment conglomerate in Japan. With 120 offices in 67 countries around the world, the total revenue for the fiscal year ended on March 2014 was US$ 68.5 billion with a net income of US$ 2.0 billion. Marubeni’s business ranges from trading of commodities, e.g. food, chemicals, metals, to investment in projects such as infrastructure, oil & gas, mining. In the power sector alone, Marubeni, as one of the leading IPP developers and operators, is actively implementing many IPPs all over the world, and currently owns 50 power plants in 23 countries with 34.8 GW gross installed capacity / 10.5 GW net installed capacity. Further, Marubeni has been acting as EPC contractor for long and we have installed more than 98 GW of power generation capacity globally.

Tetra Tech


The Institute for Public-Private Partnerships (IP3), a Tetra Tech company headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, is a leading PPP advisory services and capacity building provider. Working with governments, corporations, multilateral institutions, and financial entities, IP3 enables clients to build their institutional capacity and to carry out successful P3 projects in the global infrastructure market. IP3 has provided institutional capacity services to many energy agencies and regulators across Africa, particularly in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Since its founding in 1994, IP3 has trained over 35,000 officials from 175 countries.

Synergy Consulting, Inc.


Synergy Consulting, Inc. is an international financial advisory services company with focus on project financing, financial modelling, financial analysis, feasibility analysis, bankability assessment and policy/reform for infrastructure sector. Synergy has successfully achieved financial closure on more than US$ 15 billion worth of competitively tendered projects in over 42 countries including Africa (South Africa, Mali, Botswana, Ghana, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Nigeria), Asia (India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, China, Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh), MENA (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Jordan, Qatar, Iraq), as well as countries in America and Europe. 
Synergy has substantial experience in PPP Programs, ranging from Non-Conventional Power (including hydro, solar, wind projects, bio-mass), Conventional Power (IPPs / IWPPs / IWSPPs), Water, Wastewater, District Cooling, Transport, and has worked with various financial entities including Development Financial Institutions (World Bank, IFC), Export Credit Agencies (“ECAs”), Governments, Private Developers and various international banks.
Today Synergy has direct presence in two important global markets with offices in Vienna, Virginia, USA and New Delhi, India.


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.


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 14 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 business. 
Barclays has also been extremely active in financing Renewable Energy projects in South Africa, having participated and arranged financing for 41% of the Renewable Energy projects awarded to date (by MW’s).
Trinity International


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.



ABB is a dynamic, multicultural team that spans the globe, working in a fascinating world of high technology. You will find ABB equipment orbiting the earth and working beneath it, crossing oceans and on the sea bed. ABB technology is in our homes, offices and factories.
One of our biggest challenges is to continue raising living standards around the world, which means we must meet the growing demand for energy, particularly electricity, without damaging our environment and climate. ABB can’t meet this challenge alone, but we can make a significant contribution through our existing portfolio of technologies, through our commitment to improving the sustainability of our own operations and those of our customers, and by focusing our research and development on finding solutions that will continue to deliver power and productivity for a better world.
Scatec Solar


Scatec Solar is an integrated independent solar power producer, delivering affordable, rapidly deployable and sustainable source of clean energy worldwide. A long term player, Scatec Solar develops, builds, owns, operates and maintains solar power plants, and already has an installation track record of close to 600 MW.
Currently, the company is producing electricity from 383 MW of solar power plants in the Czech Republic, South Africa, Rwanda, Honduras and the US. Construction of additional 43 MW solar power plants in Jordan is under way. With an established global presence, the company is growing briskly with a project backlog and pipeline of more than 1.5 GW under development in the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Scatec Solar is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.
Africa Development Bank


The AfDB is a multilateral development bank whose shareholders comprise 54 African countries (regional member countries – RMCs) and 25 non-African countries (non-Regional Member Countries – non-RMCs). The Bank Group’s primary objective is to contribute to the sustainable economic development and social progress of its regional members, individually and jointly. This objective is met by financing a broad range of development projects and programs through: (i) public sector loans (including policy-based loans), private sector loans, guarantees and equity investments; (ii) providing technical assistance for institutional support projects and programs; and emergency assistance grants. The Bank Group approvals in 2013 amounted to USD 6.75 billion. Through its private sector window, the AfDB provides a range of financial products to the private sector to complement its traditional lending operations to Governments, including senior debt, subordinated debt, equity, guarantees, and technical assistance for viable projects. Private Sector project approvals as at end of July 2014 reached USD 13 billion. Infrastructure, especially energy, is the core of Private Sector Operations priorities.  

Copperbelt Energy


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.

Rand Merchant Bank


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.

Allen & Overy


In addition to the recent opening of our office in Johannesburg, South Africa, our Africa Group includes a full-service office in Casablanca, Morocco plus over 100 lawyers from across our network of office in key hubs across Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and the Americas.  Our team has extensive experience advising sponsors and lenders on the structuring, development, construction and financing of projects across Africa and over the past 20 years, together with selected local counsel, we have advised clients on numerous large scale energy transactions across the continent, providing an integrated service for clients doing business in the region.  Top-ranked by the leading independent guides, we are at the forefront of new developments in this exciting market. 
Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor


Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC) is a world-leading designer, turnkey contractor, operator and service provider for diesel-fueled power plants, as well as for selected renewable and waste-to-energy technologies.  BWSC also specialises in Power Barges (floating power stations) facilitating rapid infrastructure development in remote regions, independent of local infrastructure and resources.
Over the past three decades BWSC has provided more than 175 power plants to 53 countries and entered into numerous long-term support agreements.  BWSC has demonstrated solid results for the past 15 years and has obtained long-standing AAA credit rating and a Silver diploma by Bisnode.  In 2014, BWSC’s annual revenue was EUR 244 million.
BWSC originates from the historical Burmeister & Wain, which has built and installed diesel engines for power plants since 1904.  BWSC was established as a separate specialist company in 1980 and has since 1990 been a subsidiary company of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (MES).
Off Grid Energy Ltd


For over 10 years, Off Grid Energy Ltd have pioneered clean, cost effective power solutions for permanent and temporary off-grid power applications. GridtoGo™ POWERCUBE is a factory built, adaptable solution for applications as diverse as hybrid power generation, solar energy storage, grid resilience and demand side response. Our utility approved solutions provide power for remote dwellings and commercial installations as well as for utility fault response from the Scottish Highlands to the Australian outback. For the developing world, Off Grid Energy provide nano and micro de-centralised grid systems providing electrification in Asia and Africa. Products range from 400W & 800W hand portable units suitable for individual dwellings through 10-30kW pods and up to
300kVA in ISO container style. Solutions are universally compatible with inputs from unreliable grid, diesel generation, solar PV and can supply power to single or multiple consumers directly or through pay-as-you-go platforms. 
Herbert Smith Freehills

Associate Partner

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.

White & Case

Associate Partner 

White & Case is a leading global law firm with 39 offices in 26 countries. We are distinguished by the depth and scope of our legal advisory services and unmatched experience in the international arena, particularly in developing or emerging countries. 
Our lawyers in Johannesburg, London, Paris, New York, Beijing, Washington, DC, São Paulo and the United Arab Emirates have served clients across Africa, including Francophone and Lusophone Africa, for more than 40 years. In 1995, we were the first foreign law firm to establish an office in South Africa. 
We assist clients with the major legal disciplines in regions of the world where our energy sector clients currently do business, and the regions in which they are looking to expand. We have advised on legal issues arising from some of the largest and most complex African project development, project finance, M&A, PE, equity and debt capital markets, construction and dispute resolution matters to date, across the power, oil and gas, infrastructure, metals and mining, and telecommunications industries.
Our energy lawyers are commercial and find goal-orientated solutions to our clients’ challenges. White & Case is currently ranked “Band 1 for Projects and Energy – Africa-wide” by Chambers Global (2016) and has won a series of awards including  “Best Law Firm in Africa” by EMEA Finance (2013 - 2015), “Global Law Firm of the Year” by Project Finance International (2015), “Global Legal Adviser of the Year” and “MENA Legal Adviser of the Year” by IJ Global (2015).
SoEnergy International


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.
Smart Energy Solutions


SES is a leading Power Provider serving temporary and medium term energy needs across the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia region.
SES offers fast track turnkey power rental solutions to help our customers maximize on productivity and profitability, while minimizing on downtime and resources with highest safety standards. 
With an experienced technical team of proven capabilities in meeting energy needs, be it Emergency, Seasonal Demand, Remote off-grid applications or Grid supplement power requirement.
To learn more please visit


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.

Jacobsen Elektro


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.

To find out more about a Commercial Partnership for AEF 2016, please contact:




Alex Moulds

Business Development Director 

International +44 (0)7500 702 171




Damon Thompson

Commercial Director

+44 (0)20 7384 8071


United Nations Foundations

Supporting Partner

Supporting Partner

Department for International Development (DFID)

Supporting Partner 

Supporting Partner 

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. This includes ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.

World Bank Group

Supporting Partner 

US Chamber of Commerce

Supporting Partner

Supporting partner 

Business Council for Africa

Association Partner

Association partner 
For the past 60 years, we've been creating a powerful network. Today, the Business Council for Africa (BCA) network supports over 400 companies and entrepreneurs operating across the continent. Africa is increasingly becoming a hub for global trade and investment. We work closely with our members to promote business opportunities and facilitate sustainable investment across the continent.
Members profits from a wide range of benefits:
  • Networking opportunities
  • Access to companies
  • Business insights
  • On-the-ground assistance throughout our African network
  • Targeted, high-profile events and investment forums

Mediterranean Energy Regulators

Association Partner


MEDREG brings together energy regulators from 21 countries around the Mediterranean in order to promote a clear, stable and harmonized legal and regulatory framework through continuous cooperation among the Northern, Southern and Eastern shores of the Mediterranean basin.  For more information visit:

National Venture Capital Association

Association Partner

Association partner

As the voice of the U.S. venture capital community, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) empowers its members and the entrepreneurs they fund by advocating for policies that encourage innovation and reward long-term investment.  As the venture community’s flagship trade association, the NVCA serves as the definitive resource for venture capital data and unites its over 300 member firms through a full range of professional services. For more information about the NVCA, please visit


Emerging Market Investors Association (EMIA)

Association Partner

Association partner

The Emerging Market Investor's Association (EMIA) connects investors with reputable investment professionals, research, education and news, increasing confidence and transparency within emerging markets. For investment professionals, we create enhanced brand awareness that deliver tangible opportunities for business growth.

For investors, EMIA is an objective, comprehensive and unbiased source of expert, on-the-ground information, daily news and in-depth analysis. In short, EMIA is the world’s first and only non-for-profit Emerging Market organization, dedicated to advancing the industry as a whole, representing the combined interests of investors and investment professionals, across asset

The Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency (SAEE)

Association Partner

Association Partner 
Founded in 2002, the SAEE is a non-profit coordinating body for energy efficiency in Southern Africa. Our work encompasses an umbrella focus towards the continuous efficient use of energy to support the viability and sustainability of a healthy energy mix and energy efficient businesses. Our focus is growth while enhancing business sustainability with a specific focus on energy use. Therefore, our primary concern is to establish the following foundation within Southern Africa.
  • Professionalism
  • Credibility
  • Quality assurance
  • Accreditation  and  certification
  • Education, skills and knowledge sharing
Our aim is to maintain our status as the number one networking organisation in Energy Efficiency in South Africa. We are guided by the Board of the SAEE, boasting over 100 years combined experience within the energy engineering and energy efficiency industry. The SAEE consists of various groups, such as the Measurement and Verification Council for South Africa (MVCSA), Females in Energy Efficiency (FEE), and Energy Services Companies (ESCOs). We are looking to include other like minded and interested groups. The SAEE is also a proud member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).

Association Partner

Association partner

The International Project Finance Association (IPFA) is an independent, not-for-profit, professional association dedicated to promoting and representing the interests of both public and private sector organisations involved in project finance worldwide.  It has, as its members, key financial institutions, project sponsors, law firms, construction companies and operators active in PPP, project finance and infrastructure markets globally.

Please visit for more information.

Middle East Solar Industry

Association Partner

MESIA is the largest solar trade association in the Middle East and North Africa region . Established in 2009, the association represents over 120 international and local organizations including investors, installers, manufacturers, law firms, consultancies, policymakers and banks. MESIA is headquartered in Dubai, UAE and carries out solar-related activities and programs across the MENA region. Its regional coverage stretches from Egypt to Saudi Arabia, with over 7,600 subscribers. Over the past 5 years, MESIA has organized over 50 industry events focused on strengthening the footprint of solar energy in our region. Along the way, MESIA has won several prestigious awards and been recognized by leading government authorities across the MENA region. MESIA also publishes industry-leading reports which have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the FT. Among its most coveted events are the annual Middle East Solar Awards and the Middle East Solar Pioneers program. To learn more about MESIA visit

Zimbabwe Energy Council

Association Partner

Association partner 

Zimbabwe Energy Council (ZEC) is the official and internationally recognized local member of the World Energy Council.

ZEC is the Business Council of the energy sector and it is member driven, non-commercial, non-partisan, and non-aligned in all its dealings with stakeholders.

Zimbabwe Energy Council Mandate

·Promoting domestic investment in the energy sector and collaborating with bilateral and multilateral funding organisations for possible funding of energy projects.

·Promoting foreign inward investment in the energy sector in Zimbabwe through hosting trade delegations and visiting other countries to lure the same.

·Creating and facilitating sustainable relationships and opportunities through meeting foreign trade delegations and local key stakeholders in the energy sector.

East Africa Venture Capital Association (EAVCA)

Association Partner

Association partner
The East African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (“EAVCA”) was founded in 2013 to represent the private equity industry in East Africa and provide a voice for industry players to raise awareness and engage on regional policy matters. The association offers training with more localized content, targeting junior team members. Furthermore the Association offers networking opportunities for members and the wider investment community and captures industry data and statistics.
EAVCA was founded by Abraaj, Actis, AfricInvest, Catalyst Principal Partners, Centum, Fanisi Capital and TBL Mirror Fund.
African Sustainable Energy Association

Association Partner

African Sustainable Energy Association represents and actively promotes Renewable Energy Solutions in the Africa. They focus on Wind, Solar, Biomas, Biogas, Bio Fuels, Green Products, Energy Saving, Alternative Energy, Energy from Waste, Fuel Cell Technologies etc.
The mission for AFSEA is to provide great insight into the African Sustainable Energy market by bringing companies from around the world together so they may prosper and gain the knowledge needed to expedite the implementation of renewable energy as a significant source of energy.
African Network for Solar Energy (ANSOLE)

Association Partner

Association partner
Launched in 2011, ANSOLE (African Network for Solar Energy) is a fast growing network, now represented in 42 African countries and 28 non-African countries. It focuses on capacity building in renewable energies (RE) and is a facilitator of RE activities within Africa and between Africa and the rest of the world. Its three main goals are:
1. Foster technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in
renewable energies (RE) at various skill levels (capacity building)
2. Foster research activities in RE among African scientists and
non-African scientists who are directly involved in the training and education of African students and experts (capacity building)
3. Promote and encourage the use of RE in Africa through public awareness
raising (public education)
There is alot to benefit by sponsoring ANSOLE´s capacity building activities. For more information contact or visit
Africa Gas Association

Association Partner

Association partner
The Africa Gas Association (TAGA) is the leading voice of the natural gas and energy industry in Africa. It seeks to become one of the most influential and respectful organizations in the global natural gas and energy industry.
TAGA’s mission is to influence and support policies which promote a strong, viable and sustainable natural gas industry in Africa and beyond in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner.
TAGA sponsors and participates in a number of forums, partnerships and coalitions to foster dialogue on energy policy and achieve a better understanding of natural gas in Africa.
The French Renewable Energy Association (SER)

Association Partner

Association partner

The French Renewable Energy Association (SER) was established in 1993 to promote the interests of industrials and professionals in the sector to public authorities, parliament and all bodies in charge of energy, industry, employment, the environment and research. It groups industrials from all of the renewable energy channels: biofuels, biomass (FBE), wood, biogas, renewable marine power, wind power, geothermal energy, hydroelectricity, heat pumps, solar photovoltaics (SOLER), thermal and concentrated solar power.

The Solar Trade Association

Association Partner

Association partner
The Solar Trade Association is the UK’s leading solar industry voice, representing both solar heat and power. Since 1978, the STA has worked to promote the benefits of solar energy and to make its adoption easy and profitable for domestic and commercial users, with a proven track record of winning breakthroughs for the UK’s solar industry. A not-for-profit association, we are funded entirely by our membership, which includes installers, manufacturers, distributors, large scale developers, investors and law firms.
The International Hydropower Association

Association Partner

Association partner

The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is a non-profit organisation that works with a vibrant network of members and partners active in more than 100 countries. The association’s mission is to advance sustainable hydropower by building and sharing knowledge on its role in renewable energy systems, responsible freshwater management and climate change solutions.


African Review

Media Partner

Pan African Gold Media Partner
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.
IPP Journal

Media Partner

Media partner

IPP Journal is an internet knowledge platform focused on the energy finance sector where subscribers can get valuable information, such as daily news and databases of projects, M&A transactions, institutional and PE investors, companies and job offers. We aggregate, elaborate and distribute specialized knowledge in the energy finance & investment sector. We differentiate from other editorial groups because we are also business consultants operating in the sector.

For more information visit

InfraPPP World

Media Partner

Media partner

InfraPPP World is the new and definitive social media tool that will allow our clients to get the latest and updated knowledge on infrastructure and PPP:

· The latest and most relevant news of the infra&PPP sector at a global scale: EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific (APAC)

· Every new market report and research about infrastructure and PPP, from the most trusted sources

· Our recommendations for the best job opportunities

· The best database of PPP tenders and awarded project

For more information, visit

The Guardian Newspaper LTD

Media Partner

Media partner 
The Guardian is an independent newspaper, established in 1983 for the purpose of presenting balanced coverage of events, and of promoting the best interests of Nigeria. It owes allegiance to no political party, ethnic community, religious or other interest group. Its primary commitment is to the integrity and sovereignty of the Federation of Nigeria, and beyond that to the unity and sovereignty of Africa.
The Guardian is a liberal newspaper, committed to the best traditions and ideals of republican democracy. It believes that it is the responsibility of the state not only to protect and defend the citizen, but also to create the conditions, political, social, economic and cultural, in which all citizens may achieve their highest potential as human beings. It is committed to the principle of individual freedom, but believes that all citizens have duties as well as rights.
The Guardian does not, in principle, object to the ideology of free enterprise, since this would be inconsistent with its commitment to individual liberty and freedom. But it believes that the state must intervene judiciously in the economic life of the nation, in order to minimise the adverse effects of free enterprise and ensure that less privileged citizens have reasonable and fair access to the basic necessities of life.
The Guardian will at all times uphold the need for justice, probity in public life, equal access to the nation’s resources, and equal protection under the laws of Nigeria for all citizens.
The Guardian believes that Nigeria is a legitimate member of the international community, but holds that she can best fulfil her international obligations only if her own security and integrity are assured.
The Guardian’s logo is the ancient Egyptian symbol for Conscience. The motto, “Conscience, Nurtured by Truth” is inspired by Uthman Dan Fodio’s saying: ‘‘Conscience is an open wound; only truth can heal it.’’
Energy Infrastructure News (EIN Africa)

Media Partner

Media partner
Energy Infrastructure News (EIN Africa), with its maiden offerings of Magazines and Directories (as from 2017), dwelling on a diverse energy sector of Sub Saharan Africa’s vast economic and social landscape, seeks to meet a long felt need for an up-to-the-hour online news source for managers and stakeholders in energy sector. These are meant precisely to disseminate information and knowledge, promote investment & development, share and analyze them, initiate well informed debates, discourses and finally even a forceful advocacy of issues not in the visible agenda of policy frameworks and practices. The final endeavor of the Publications is to create a well-articulated, vibrant platforms and forums that can take a dispassionate view of emerging scenarios in the energy sector in Africa while keeping to the larger interests of all the stakeholders. To start with, limiting to our strengths, the focus sectors will be Power & Energy Investment & Infrastructure development in Sub Saharan Africa
In the Energy, Oil & Gas, Power & Electricity sector following are the products now on offer:
Energy Infrastructure News Monthly E-Newsletter
Energy Infrastructure News Quarterly Magazine (as from 2017)
Energy Infrastructure News - Energy Sector Directories (as from 2017)
These are designed precisely to deliver the critical insights and knowledge requirements to help the industry sector players and stakeholders. Our objective is that the sector stakeholders and the global participant in Africa energy sector alike must be made to read the writing on the wall before it is too late and also read between lines as and when situation warrants and all about what is happening in the sector. It boom time for Africa’s Power & Electricity sector!
African Leadership Magazine

Media Partner

Media partner
African Leadership magazine focuses on showcasing the best of Africa to a global audience, telling the African story from an African perspective; while evolving solutions to peculiar challenges being faced by the continent today. The Magazine has become a leading pan-African flagship leadership-focused publication read targeted international investors, business executives, government policy makers and multilateral agencies across Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Europe and the US. It is a niche and unbiased African voice born out of a desire to ameliorate the lot of Africans by focusing on individuals and corporate bodies that are known for their legacy-based approach to leadership. 
The magazine continually seeks to herald the dawn of a new Africa as the continent of promise and global leadership, championed by people of integrity and resilience who are rising from the challenges of an unpleasant past; thereby preserving a legacy for future generations of our people.
Africa Outlook

Media Partner

Media partner

Africa Outlook is a digital and print product aimed at boardroom and hands-on decision-makers across a wide range of industries on the continent. This monthly magazine is essential reading for business executives wanting to keep up with the latest in global news affecting African businesses, as well as exclusive, engaging and sharable features generated from their peers. Africa Outlook remit embraces the coverage of key business sectors and sub-sectors including: mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, construction, retail, logistics, finance, healthcare, technology and other professional service areas.

African Energy

Media Partner

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.

Media Partner

Media partner is a unique business website and an online Business Events Directory focused on Africa. Since 2013 we have been actively promoting important conferences, exhibitions and B2B meetings worldwide, with focus on investing in Africa. We are always on top of high-impact trends in business offering opportunities to our users to expand their businesses. 

For more information visit

The Business Year

Media Partner

The Business Year (TBY) is a leading research firm and publisher of annual economic resources on national economies. Present in over 25 countries, TBY provides first-hand access to the people and ideas shaping business and policy throughout the world. Each country-specific edition contains a comprehensive range of interviews and analysis, offering an inside look at doing business in the world’s most dynamic economies. TBY’s interviewees, readers, and partners comprise an international network of thought-leaders who are helping to define the future of the global economy.


Africa Energy Intelligence

Media Partner

Media partner
Africa Energy Intelligence offers exclusive news on major players in the oil, gas and electricity sector. Our journalists investigate since 1983 the main partnerships, political and economic strategies of state companies and governments, and financial operations. To know more about us, please visit Africa Energy Intelligence or contact us tel. +33 1 44 88 26 10 /
Africa Energy Intelligence enquête sur les grands acteurs du pétrole, du gaz et de l’électricité en Afrique. Sa rédaction décrypte depuis 1983 les grandes alliances de ces secteurs, les politiques des sociétés nationales et des Etats, les opérations financières. Pour en savoir plus, visitez notre site ou contactez-nous +33 1 44 88 26 10 /
ESI Africa

Media Partner

Media partner

ESI Africa is the global leader in disseminating African utility and power market news to more than 50 countries and growing.
We provide over 50,000 professionals with renowned high quality and insightful editorial, equipping them with essential information to drive their own businesses.
By choosing ESI Africa as your medium for lead generation or market consolidation, you have the best route to market through our prized data. No one can equal the data that we have gathered over years of hard work and we provide six unique routes for you to access that data.

For advertising queries please contact Tarryn Bester on +27 21 700 3591.



African Power, Mining & Oil Review

Media Partner

Media partner
African Power, Mining & Oil Review is the only publication in Africa that focuses on creating a networking forum for decision makers in businesses and governments across the African continent, while providing a quarterly reference platform, industrial insights, independent research features and updates on the Power, Mining and Oil sectors and instilling a sense of unity in considering the way forward on the continent.
We inform, educate and create business and networking opportunities for all companies, organizations or governments that are interested in expanding their business interests across Africa and beyond, in the Power, Mining and Oil sectors.
African Business

Media Partner

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.


Africa Capital Digest

Media Partner

Media partner
Africa Capital Digest is the leading source of original and curated industry news, comment and opinion for global private capital investors and their advisors who are sourcing, evaluating and executing private equity, infrastructure and venture capital transactions in Africa.  Whether you are looking for ideas for new deals, leads for people and companies to be potential partners, expert market perspective from leading investors and market practitioners or just need to keep abreast of the most important private capital trends and developments on the continent, Africa Capital Digest provides you with the most focused, in-depth original and curated content to help you monitor and assess the private capital investment opportunities Africa offers.
To find out more:
Allan Cunningham
Twitter: @afcdigest


Alternative Energy Africa

Media partner 
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, 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 for more details.
Africa Investor

Media Partner

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 Business Central

Media Partner

Media partner

African Business Central (ABC) is an online magazine showcasing curated and original news on African Business, primarily, and all things Africa, in general.

ABC’s core values are based on the notion that business, in general, and entrepreneurship, in particular, is the surest path to Africa’s socio-economic progress. The goal of ABC is to be a hub for comprehensive, high-quality, and timely coverage of all things business in Africa.

For more information, please visit

Financial Nigeria

Media Partner

Media partner

Financial Nigeria magazine is a development and finance journal published monthly since 2008 by Financial Nigeria International. With a team of world-class columnists, the magazine provides authoritative knowledge of the Frontier Emerging Markets (FEMs) of sub Saharan Africa, with particular attention on Nigeria. It is widely circulated amongst middle-to-top level policy and private sector professionals.

Voxafrica TV

Media partner 

With a vested interest in promoting a positive image of Africa for Africans, to the rest of the world, Voxafrica TV is a 3 channel network. With an unrivalled reputation for excellence and consistency, that contains channels, which air in English and French, in the UK, Europe and across Africa, via SKY 218 / DStv 191 / Gotv 16 / StarTimes 171 and ZUKU 824 in EastAfrica to name a few, as well as in the USA via IPTV online.
We currently have a worldwide potential audience reach of 120 million households, of which we reach, on average 1.9 million BARB rated homes per month in the UK alone and over 14 million across Africa.
2014 Voxafrica's Barb rating figures showed that on average, movies nights alone, on Voxafrica TV reached 532,000 households monthly in the UK. With 75% of viewers consisting of women aged 18 to 55.

Media Partner

Media partner is the leading Africa-related multi-media digital company serving Africa.  Through unique storytelling and creative news delivery, produces engaging content focused on Africa. By leveraging its innovative resources, is reaching Africa like no other company.
Diplomatic Call

Media partner

Diplomatic Call is a three tier foreign affairs media and research hub that incites intelligent discussions from the heart of the Diplomatic and International Investments and Business Communities in Ghana and the African continent.

Our newspaper publication, television program and website provide a unique insight into the minds of the most prominent business leaders, governments and diplomats on the continent. The brand also provides a mix of high quality analysis, on Africa's international affairs and foreign investments on the continent.

Our exclusive access to African Governments, Ambassadors and CEOs of Foreign Businesses and other key dignitaries makes our brand an essential reading and interest for the diplomatic community, expat community, foreign business community, development partners, politicians, key professionals and the civil society as well as and those with interest in African foreign affairs. “We command, we are listened to and our recommendations are held in high esteem.”
Operating from Accra Ghana, Diplomatic Call runs a satellite office in Abuja, Nigeria and Johannesburg, South Africa.

For more information visit


Media Partner

Media partner

East Africa's latest news on Oil and Gas exploration,drilling,discoveries and pipelines. Covering the entire Eastern Africa region including: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Somalia, Eastern DRC, Seychelles, Mozambique and Comoros.

Energy Media Group

Media Partner

Media partner
Energy Media Group (EMG) is a full service Media Company based in Accra with the sole purpose of running and delivering reportage on occurrences on the energy sector. We are dedicated to the provision of timely, relevant, top-notch and policy oriented energy news in Ghana, Africa and beyond.
Established in response to the need for well-timed, in-depth and apolitical energy news, Energy Media Group seeks to raise the bar and standard in energy news reportage, analysis, discussions and advocacy. Our motivation stems from a professional desire to make quality energy news and research available to industry professionals, investors, key promoters and the general public and to promote an informed decision-making by all stake holders within the energy sector of the Ghanaian economy. With our vibrant team of tried and tested energy industry and media professionals, our clients and partners can be assured of nothing but the very best delivered professionally and timely.
To serve as the mouthpiece of all the key stakeholders in the energy sector in Ghana and Africa.
To become the best energy media house by networking all the energy key players by regional, continental and global through the provision of professional media reportage on energy issues.
Our Products
Energy Ghana Magazine
Energy TV
Gh Fuel Prices(App)
Energy Insight

Media Partner

Energy Insight delivers news, information, and resources from around the world covering renewable energy including solar, wind, biofuel, geothermal, and hydrokinetic, as well as related technologies such as energy storage, alternative fuel vehicles, and smart grids. Resources include a listing of renewable energy conferences and expos, a business directory, and a job board.
Orient Energy Review

Media Partner

Media partner
Orient Energy Review has Emerged to be the platform and voice for the ever growing Local Content Policy across the world, it is targeted at tracking the various trends and developments of Local Content in Nigeria, Ghana, Angola, Tanzania, Brazil, the rest part of Africa and the world; wherever there is something to know about Local Content, it will be our responsibility to seek for it and have it published for the benefit of all. The magazine's 100% focus and coverage on Local content developments makes it stand out amongst others, indeed no magazine in Nigeria and Ghana has this special focus on the Industry yet, thus we have seized this opportunity to give a balanced and accurate reportage of the day-to -day activities in the Oil and Gas sector as it relates with Local Content. Beyond Local Content, we also cover areas like the growing Alternative Energy, Maritime, Exploration, Logistics, Power, Gas etc.
Construction Review Online

Media Partner

Media partner
Construction Review Magazine is  a 20-year old monthly magazine which enjoys the readership of; architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, project managers, interior designers, developers, building specialists, contractors, landscape architects and contractors, real estate agents and investors, property managers, suppliers to the construction industry, government departments and ministries: local authorities, land surveyors, financial institutions, telecommunication companies etc… is the online version of Construction Review magazine. It has a global reach targeted at the construction industry, incorporating suppliers, professionals, contractors, governments and non-governmental organisations.
Construction Review Online pages have extra information not in the print version such as tenders, jobs, multi-media and past copies of the magazine.
Business Day Newspaper, Ghana

Media Partner

Media partner

Business Day is Ghana’s most influential and respected business newspaper established in 2014 to offer incisive coverage of the country’s finance and economy, as well as international business news. Written by top award winning journalists and financial analysts, the newspaper is targeted at corporate decision-makers, policy makers, Business Schools, as well as international institutions, companies and investors with interest in Ghana and beyond.

The 56-page coloured newspaper comes out every Monday and has exclusivity to Harvard Business Review and Financial Times (UK) contents.  With a circulation of 30,000 across the nation, the paper is targeted at corporate decision-makers and policy makers, Business Schools, as well as international institutions, companies and investors with interest in Ghana and beyond.

The company, which has subsidiary in Lagos, Nigeria also provides a complete digital edition of its contents to its readers to enable them read news offline and online on their PCs, tablets, smartphones or smart devices anywhere anytime.  One can download Business Day Ghana App free of charge at Apple Store or Google Play Store or visit for more interesting news. We have provided direct jobs to 30 young people and over 200 indirect jobs for news vendors across the country in Ghana alone. 

In 2014, Business Day was adjudged the Best Corporate Social Responsibility Media Company in Ghana.  

Solar + Power Management

Media Partner

Media partner
The solar industry in 2016 will continue to be affected by system affordability and efficiency. But at the same time a fundamental shift in power management capabilities is underway that can positively impact growth. Sophisticated software and hardware solutions are making it easier than ever to fine-tune performance and balance local consumption with grid-level feeds and on-site storage.
PV modules, power management software, micro / macro inverters, emerging battery technologies and cloud-based support will impact the industry in 2016 and beyond. Navigating the complex world of solar power is at the heart of everything we do at Solar + Power magazine. We help the solar supply chain, researchers, designers, and incumbent electric utilities understand the changing role that solar power plays in today’s marketplace as well as tomorrow’s global power economy.

Media Partner

Media partner is an Accra based news website published by Broadway Multi-Media. It publishes news on Ghana, Africa and the world at large. When you visit the website, you get informed and entertained through exclusive news contents, and opportunities to advertise your products to our vast readers.  Contact us at Telephone numbers:
Menas Associates

Media Partner

Menas Associates is a London-based strategic risk consultancy firm which helps companies make critical decisions in difficult operating environments. 
Besides our consultancy services we also have 15 regular country specific publications which analyse the political, security and business environment for foreign investors. Our leading analysts also answer clients’ specific questions in hour long confidential telephone consultancy calls. All the Menas experts focus on individual countries and have strong “on the ground” knowledge and contacts so we provide in-depth quality analysis.

Media Partner

Media partner
AB2020 is a communications and media company for investors, businesses and entrepreneurs focused on and partaking in the economic growth of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Media Partner

Media partner

Engerati is a central destination for delegates from leading global energy events to network, collaborate, share and engage. We provide our members with completely free access to our ever-growing archive of industry news, white papers, case studies, webinars, video presentations, interviews and blogs. Engerati is an invaluable resource to all energy professionals – nowhere else can you get such in-depth information on the global energy industry for free.

L’economiste du Benin

Media Partner

Media partner
L’ECONOMISTE : Le journal des décideurs
I. Présentation de l’Economiste 
Initié par un groupe de jeunes dynamiques et ambitieux, L’économiste est édité par l’agence Conseil en Communication, Stratégie et Marketing « CHEZ VOUS » qui a déjà fait ses preuves au Bénin et au Togo  avec des émissions Télévisées. L’économiste est animé par une équipe de journalistes engagés pour les recherches et les investigations économiques d’une part et d’autre part la promotion des investissements privés et publics dans le respect de la déontologie du métier. Premier quotidien économique de l’espace UEMOA comptant près de Huit pays francophones et des Seize pays de la CEDEAO. 
 Faire pour la première fois au Bénin et dans la sous région, une presse spécialisée ayant pour thématique le traitement des informations économiques, financières, boursières et des sondages. 
Etre le porte parole du secteur privé pour aider à l’amélioration constante du climat des affaires, voilà le leitmotiv de L’économique.
Dans le but de réussir sa  mission avec professionnalisme, L’économiste s’est attaché le service et la collaboration de certaines institutions nationales, régionales et internationales. Nous pouvons citer entre autres : COFACE Bénin et la Représentation de l’UEMOA au Bénin 
L’Economiste est disponible sur toute l’étendue du territoire mais visible dans tous les services centraux et décentralisés, dans toute l’administration publique comme privée,  Le journal est également visible sur la toile avec notre site internet actuellement en cours de réhabilitation.
The Southern Times

Media Partner

Media partner 

Africa Business Insider

Media Partner

Africa Business Insider is a new media created to keep you informed about the best business opportunities in Africa.  

The website provides information in English and French about registration dates and procedures to attend key business Forums dedicated to Africa on and off the continent.

Sign up for the newsletter to be updated weekly and get a chance to expand your business.

Interfax Global Gas Analytics

Media Partner 

The monthly Global Gas Analytics ( provides detailed analysis and insight into the key factors driving gas markets and prices. Every month a detailed, data-oriented analysis of price and fundamental supply-demand trends is published for four regions: Asia Pacific; Europe and Russia; the Middle East and Africa; and the Americas. Through detailed tables and graphics, and concise, data-led analytical commentary, Global Gas Analytics provides regular insight into the key factors shaping gas prices in each of these regions. Forecasts of gas prices are provided out to two years ahead.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Media partner 

Bloomberg New Energy Finance clients have access to the expertise of the largest and best-connected team of analysts in the business. We have 200 specialists in offices around the world who are tracking the latest developments in the clean energy sector for you.
Should you need a conference moderator or panelist, a source for a story, or information on a complex energy issue, our experts are available to you. Please contact our Press Officer, Noemi Glickman.
For more information, please visit:

Media partner 

BEN is a Black and Ethnic oriented, urban, diverse and cosmopolitan Family Channel, established to provide a wholesome mix of entertaining, educative and informational programmes suitable for family viewing. It included ranges of cultured programming to empower, transform and challenge the conventional perception of Africa, Caribbean and African-descendants in Diaspora.

The primary target audience is and rational to about 12% of the daily growing audience of more than 13 million homes in Britain who use Satellite and Digital reception whilst accessible to millions across the world.

Development Finance

Media partner 

Development Finance is the first global magazine for donors, development finance institutions, development agencies, the private sector and non-governmental organisations which highlights and analyses where capital is being mobilised most effectively for the global south, in particular in terms of financing development in the secondary cities of Latin America, Asia and Africa.
With an expert advisory board comprising Cities Alliance, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, the Development Bank of Southern Africa, the African Development Bank, the Stockholm International Water Institute, the Commonwealth Local Government Forum, CAF (the Development Bank of Latin America) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the magazine outlines the challenges and opportunities facing national and local governments in attracting and deploying finance to relieve poverty and make societies more resilient.
Voices of Leaders

Media partner 

Voices of Leaders is the Business Network for Top Executives and Companies.
Using data driven technology, geolocation services and open-source information, VL has been upgraded to be more interactive to keep members up-to-date with real-time, relevant market information.
The improved smart features allow you to achieve efficient networking at events, post and search new business opportunities with intelligent business profiles to reach your business’s needs. By creating a business profile you can:
  • Meet Business Leaders
  • Share Business Opportunities
  • Grow your Business
  • Pitch members enabling one-to-one networking
  • Follow Markets, Events & Companies
  • Receive matching alerts

To find out more about a media partnership with the Africa Energy Forum, please drop Monique an email

Monique Bonnick

Marketing Executive

0207 384 7901



Please note that online registration has now closed. You will now be able to register for the Forum from 3pm Tuesday 21st June, and then again from 7am Wednesday 22nd June.

Our delegates attend the Forum each year for a myriad of reasons. This year’s AEF will be split into Platinum, Diamond, Gold and Silver passes, allowing you to pick and choose the package that’s right for you.

Option A:

Rates for each Option A Pass Type*:

Please note we are legally obliged to charge 20% UK VAT on all pass types

  Early Rate Expires 05/02/2016 Early Rate Expires 18/03/2016 Early Rate Expires 22/04/2016 Early Rate Expires 13/05/2016 Early Rate Expires 03/06/2016 Standard Rate
Platinum Pass £1,717.00 £1,967.00 £2,217.00 £2,467.00 £2,717.00 £2,999.00
Diamond Pass £1,318.00 £1,568.00 £1,818.00 £2,068.00 £2,318.00 £2,700.00
Gold Pass £1,188.00 £1,438.00 £1,688.00 £1,938.00 £2,188.00 £2,500.00
Silver Pass £1,099.00 £1,299.00 £1,499.00 £1,699.00 £1,899.00 £2,233.00

Option B:


Rates for Option B Pass Type*:

Please note we are legally obliged to charge 20% UK VAT on all pass types

Standard Rate

With AEF package


Without AEF package


What’s included with the AEF package?

PLATINUM - all sessions and networking breaks, Ministerial opening session, any of the seminars running alongside the Forum, a pass to the Growing Economies Energy Forum (GEEF), access to the Aggreko Platinum Lounge throughout the conference, a secretarial concierge service from 6 weeks' out offering advice and information about the Forum and London as a destination, and a Platinum pack containing information on Platinum privileges and special gifts.

DIAMOND - all sessions and networking breaks, Ministerial opening session, and any of the seminars running alongside the Forum

GOLD -  all sessions and networking breaks, and any of the seminars running alongside the Forum. Excludes Ministerial opening session

SILVER -  all sessions and networking breaks (excludes Ministerial opening session)

Growing Economies Energy Forum - 23 June 2016, 13:30 – 18:30, InterContinental London - The O2 - included for free with a Platinum pass, or £399 to add to any other AEF pass capacity

What's included with the Growing Economies Energy Forum package?
The Growing Economies Energy Forum will host open discussions between the Governments and pre private sector from the most exciting and anticipated new energy markets in the world – Pakistan, Myanmar and Pacific Alliance (Peru, Chile, Colombia, Mexico). As these growing economies open up for international investment following exciting political and economic developments, each are starting a new exciting era in their energy markets that the industry’s big players can’t ignore.
Iran is estimated to have foregone $160bn in oil sales in the past three years as exports to Europe collapsed and as Asian countries such as India sought alternative supplies. ‘Iran Country Focus’ will bring decision makers for an exclusive discussion on what the future looks like in the Iran’s energy market as the country prepares to open up after the sanctions.
Pakistan faces a significant challenge in revamping its network responsible for the supply of electricity. The ‘Pakistan Country Focus’ will analyse the alternative solutions to the country’s critical energy needs and discuss opportunities for international trade and renewable industry development.
Rich with oil and gas, geothermal, and renewable energy sources, Myanmar’s energy sector has incredible potential that will not only benefit investors, but the Myanmar people as well. ‘Myanmar country Focus’ will look into the ‘new’ government’s plans to foster an investor-friendly business climate and the opportunities in infrastructure and power development.
Pacific Alliance - The Pacific Alliance is the most exciting economic group to emerge from Latin America - it is one of the first regional attempts to create a larger internal market while also building a gateway to Asian markets. The Alliance has affordable renewable energy sources, including hydro power, which is a major source of electricity in the country members. In addition, potential exists for other renewable energy, in particular solar and wind.


To find out more about how to get involved with the Africa Energy Forum 2017 please contact:

Amy Offord                
Marketing Manager
+44 (0) 20 7384 8068

For Speaking Opportunities:

Simon Gosling
Managing Director
+44 (0)20 7384 8073 
          Shiddika Mohamed
Group Director
+44 (0)20 7384 7914

For Sponsorship enquiries:


Alex Moulds
Business Development Director
+44 (0)20 7384 8009

Damon Thompson
Commercial Director
+44 (0)20 7384 8071


AEF 2016 Content Hub

Welcome to the Africa Energy Forum Content Hub- your portal for industry information, interviews, articles and white papers on relevant issues relating to Africa's power sector. This page contains exclusive interviews onsite at the Africa Energy Forum last year, and articles and interviews transcribed for the Africa Energy Yearbook 2015 - distributed to all delegates who attend the annual conference.

If you have a press release or industry report to share with our clients, send us an email to get involved 

East Africa
James Musoni, Rwanda Minister
Vinod Kumar Khare, Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Electric Utility, Ethiopia
Joshua Choge, Chairman, KenGen
H.E. Hon James Musoni, Minister of Infrastructure, Rwanda
Felix M. Ngamlagosi, Director General, Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA), Tanzania
Benon Mutambi, CEO, Electricity Regulatory Authority, Uganda 
Southern Africa
David Humphrey, Global Head, Power & Infrastructure, Standard Bank
Alistair Campbell, Vantage Green X
Hon. Salvador Namburete, Former Minister of Energy, Mozambique
Paula Duarte Rocha, Partner, Mozambique Legal Circle
Hon. Charles M. Zulu, MP, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Mines, Energy & Water Development, Republic of Zambia
Phuti Mahanyele, Chief Executive Officer, Shanduka
Paulinus Shilamba, Managing Director, NamPower
Mutale Mukuka, Chief Financial Officer, Copperbelt Energy
Lucy Chege, General Manager Infrustructure Finance, DBSA
North Africa 
Denham Capital 
Region: West Africa
Rumundaka Wonodi, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc
His Excellency Ambassador Henry Macauley, Minister of Energy, Sierra Leone
Frank Yeboah Dadzie, Project Manager, Ghana Solar, ARB APEX Bank
Dolapo Kukoyi, Partner, Detail Solicitors
H.E. Mamdou Frankaly Keita, Minister Energy & Water, Mali 
Ambassador Henry O Macauley, Minister of Energy, Government of Sierra Leone
Moctar Toure, President, Mali Electricity & Water Regulatory Authority
Dozie Okpalaobieri, Advisor for Federal Ministry of Finance, Nigeria
Abiodun Aina, Senior Investment Officer, IFC & Femi Akinrebiyo, Principal Investment Officer, IFC
Financing Power
Ashwin West, Senior Manager- Transactions, Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
Paul Frankish, Director: Strategic Initiatives, Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
Justin DeAngelis- Denham Capital
Keith Martin, Initiative for Risk Mitigation in Africa
Saul Gonzalez, Communications, Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid, World Bank
Paul Kunert, Head of Business Development, Globeleq
John Gibbs, PwC
Angeli Hoekstra, Partner, Africa Power & Utility Leader, PwC
Simon Currie - Global Head of Energy, Norton Rose Fulbright
Dr. Mima Nedelcovych, CEO, Initiative for Global Development
Dr Mima Nedelocovych, President and Ceo at Initiative for Global Development
Walter Courage, Director, The Risk Advisory Group
Jonny Bray, Head of Business Intelligence Africa, The Risk Advisory Group
Stephen Karangizi, Director, African Legal Support Facility 
Bernhard Van Meeterhen, FMO & Elvira Eurlings, Director: Energy department, FMO
Niamh Kenny, Associate Consultant, Gas & Power, CITAC
François Bangazoni, Chief Executive Officer, ENERCA, Central African Republic
Renewable solutions 
Jamie Ferguson, Principal Investment Officer, Global Renewable Energy, IFC 
Dan Croft, Senior Investment Officer, Advisory Services, IFC
Yasser Charafi, Principal Investments Officer, Africa Infrastructure, IFC
Alan Cochran, Senior Consultant: Impact Assessment & Planning Practice, ERM
Andrew Bradbury, Partner and Commercial Director: Sub Saharan Africa Division, ERM
Region: North America 
Elizabeth Littlefield , OPIC
Dean White, President, Tetra Tech 
David Baxter, Vice President, Tetra Tech 
Arif Mohiuddin, President & CEO, CPCS 
Keith Webb, Himoinsa
Martin Foster, Aggreko
David Taylor-Smith, Regional Managing Director, EMEA, Aggreko
Stephen R. Karangizi, Director & CEO, African Legal Support Facility (ALSF)
Reda Y. El Chaar, Executive Chairman, Access Power
David Manny, Fasken Martineau 
Region: Middle East 
Reda El Chaar - Access
Keith M. Webb, General Manager, Himoinsa 
Tina Wu, Sales Director, Africa & Middle East, CHINT Power T&D 
Karim Nasser, Chief Executive Officer, TCQ Power
Region: Southeast Asia
Evangelos S.Lianos, Executive Director ME, Yingli Solar
Theans Ehlers, Managing Principle, Investment Banking - Resource and Project Finance, Barclays Africa
Sudha Kheterpal, Founder, Shake Your Power 
Rob Schueffner, Microgrid Commerical Manager, Electric Power Division, Caterpillar
Patrick O'Driscoll, Sales Director, Karpowership 
Oluniyi Robbin-Coker, CEO, Pawa Ples 
Nicky Crawford, Partner, Africa Power Sector, ERM
Neside Tas Anvaripour, Former CEO, Africa50
Monique Koning, Head of Division, Project Finance and Guarantees, Global Partners and Neighbouring Countries, EIB
Lucas Hautvast, CEO & President, Energy South Asia, Middle East & Africa, GDF Suez Energy
Ifey Ikeonu, Council Member, Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority, ECOWAS
George Njenga, Sub-Sahara Africa Leader, Distributed Power, GE Power & Water 
Chris Antonopoulos, Chief Executive Officer, Lekela Power
  • An energy secure Africa will drive economic growth

Africa’s largest economies produce significantly more energy than other African peers. Also, the oil-producing nations record substantial energy surpluses, but similar to other African countries with energy surpluses, a substantial amount of energy is exported without domestic demand being widely satisfied. Rising fuel and electricity prices also continue to impact Africa’s manufacturing sector adversely. In most parts of West and East Africa, backup power systems (diesel-powered generators) are used by manufacturing companies as their main energy source. The reliance on higher-priced electricity for production processes inhibits African manufacturing companies from competing effectively with Asian and developed world counterparts..........

  • Africa's Top 10 places to invest in 2016

As the oil price plummets, now is the time to invest in new acreage and guarantee future reserves in anticipation of an eventual market rebound. Competition, especially among the lesser explored countries, to attract exploration and foreign capital is stiff. Fiscal conditions, investment incentives and resource opportunities all factor into the appeal of an oil and gas jurisdiction. Africa Oil & Power has selected our top ranking destinations for oil and gas investment in 2016.....

Africa Energy Forum 2016 Testimonials


Testimonials from some of our 2016 attendees!                   


"This is a deal making conference appropriate for people with projects and finance to connect with each other."


"Great event, great sponsors and good value for money."


"A fantastic and well run event which has provided our business excellent and real opportunities to build valuable contacts to develop future projects."


"Great opportunity to see all key stakeholders associated with the African power sector in one venue."


"Great opportunity to network with a pretty well balanced mix of all the key players in the Power Africa arena."


"Well organised, best energy focused event for Africa"


"Excellent networking, excellent platform for business in Africa."


"Best event this year delivered engaging dialog with our customers."


"Meeting point for Africa energy stector decision-makers."


"Global networking opportunity."









Sponsorship Opportunities

AEF Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to maximise your exposure at next year's AEF in London, 21-24 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
Business Development Director
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7384 8009

Platinum Package Benefits

Why book Platinum Package and join us at the 1st Growing Economies Energy Forum

• Access to all sessions and networking breaks.

• Access to the Ministerial opening session, the highlight of the Forum as principal government officials welcome participants and kick start the discussions.

• Access to any of the seminars running alongside the Forum- targeted industry-led discussions focusing on topics such as Development Financing, Currency Risk and Enabling Environments for PPPs.

• A pass to the Growing Economies Energy Forum (GEEF), a day of open discussions between the governments and private sector from the most exciting and anticipated new energy markets in the world – Myanmar, Pakistan, Iran and Pacific Alliance (Peru, Chile, Colombia, Mexico).

• Access to the Aggreko Platinum Lounge throughout the conference, a private lounge space for Platinum delegates to enjoy refreshments while conducting one to one meetings.

• An EnergyNet Secretarial service offering advice and information about the Forum and London as a destination.

• Fast-track registration allowing you to beat the crowds and get to the action as soon as possible.

• A Platinum pack on arrival at the conference, containing information on Platinum privileges and special gifts.

View our official Platinum pack for more information

Top 10 African Economic Indicators

AFED Top Ten Indicators

Check the current health and trajectory of each African country’s economy.

African Financial and Economic Data (AFED) from Exchange Data International provides definitive economic intelligence on Africa. AFED’s unparalleled, detailed, data driven overview of all 55 African economies and their financial markets can be used for:

• Research and analytics.
• Thought leadership and opinion.
• Editorial.
• Collaboration and outreach.

The Economic Data Module:
• Provides valuable insights derived from 20,000 discreet economic indicators, reported in detail and divided into 13 topics.

The Capital Markets Module:
• Reports on all 24 African securities exchanges.
• Gives timely access to end of day pricing for quoted equities, listed bond and stock exchange indices. Includes fixed income reference data, foreign exchange and interest rates.
• Provides economic calendars for bond auctions, market public holidays and African Central Bank publication announcements.

Exchange Data International (EDI) is a global provider of specialised financial information to market participants. EDI is based in London, with offices in the USA, India and Morocco. Learn more at


GDP data 
Use GDP data to get an indicator of the economic health of a nation. Nominal GDP. Nominal GDP provides you with the value of current production at current market prices. Figures are not adjusted for inflation. Note: nominal GDP is also known as "current dollar GDP" or "chained dollar GDP."

Real GDP 
Real GDP provides you with an inflation-adjusted measure, reflecting the value of all goods and services produced in a given year. Note: Real GDP often referred to as ‘constant-price,’ ‘inflation-corrected’ GDP or ‘constant dollar GDP’.

GDP per Capita 
GDP per Capita details the total output of a country divided by population.

Budget balance (% of GDP)
Budget balance (% of GDP) Compare what a country owes against what it produces. The debt-to-GDP ratio indicates a country's ability to pay back its debt. Often expressed as a percentage, this ratio can be interpreted as the number of years needed to pay back debt if GDP is dedicated entirely to debt repayment.

Current Account Balance (US$) percentage of GDP
Current Account Balance (US$) percentage of GDP Use the current account balance to find out if a country is in deficit or has a surplus.

Consumer prices percentage change
Consumer prices percentage change Measure consumer price inflation.

Net Foreign Direct Investment (US$)
Net Foreign Direct Investment (US$) See the value of inward direct investment made by non-resident investors, including the influx of capital.

Ease of doing business rank
Ease of doing business rank Created by the World Bank Group, higher rankings (a low numerical value) indicate better, usually simpler, regulations for businesses and stronger protections of property rights.

Exchange rate against US$ (avg.)
Exchange rate against US$ (avg.) Get the country exchange rate quoted daily for all convertible currencies.

Power in Africa Awards

Power in Africa Awards
8th June 2015 | JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai

The “Power in Africa Awards” honoured those individuals and organisations that have made significant contributions to the development of the power market across the continent.
Winners were decided by an independent panel of experts working in conjunction with EnergyNet. All nominations are kept confidential amongst the nominating committee.
The inaugural Power in Africa awards were held on the evening of 8th June at the JW Marriott Marquis starting with a welcome reception hosted by Aggreko.

Shortlist and winners for the Power in Africa Awards 2015

African MegaWatt Leader Award
  • Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
  • Gigawatt Global
  • Solar Reserve
  • Old Mutual
  • Globeleq - WINNER

The Investors Spirit of Africa Award
  • Schneider Electric
  • Standard Chartered Bank - Winner

Power in Africa Sustainability in Action Award sponsored by ENGIE (GDF Suez)
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Schneider Electric
  • Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) - Winner
  • Powerhive

African Utility Leadership Award sponsored by Lekela
  • Utilities across Africa are in consideration and the shortlist includes:
  • Ethiopian Electric Power, Ethiopia
  • REDIGESO, Burundi
  • Kenya Electricity Generating Company, Kenya - Winner

Regulator of the Year Award for Excellence sponsored by Engro Power Services

Regulators across Africa are in consideration and the shortlist includes:
  • ARSEL, Cameroon
  • CREE, Mali
  • EWURA, Tanzania - Winner
  • ERA, Uganda
  • ERC, Kenya

EnergyNet Energy Photograph of the Year selected by Aabru arts



Submitted by Chaim Motzen, Gigawatt Global Rwanda: Photographer
Ido Herman


Submitted by
Fiona Gonyea, Globeleq

Submitted by Jessica Rae Eastling, Offgrid -electric

Submitted by Jessica Rae Eastling, Offgrid-electricSubmitted by Sean Friend, Old Mutal Alternative Investments

Submitted by
Emily Greenlee, Powerhive

  • Student of the Year Award in conjunction with the EnergyNet Student Engagement Initiative

    Marek Raciborski
  • Energy Journalism Award in conjunction with APO

    Kofu Abu Domfeh, Luv FM, Ghana
The awards finished with the Lifetime Achievement Award from EnergyNet. This is in recognition of a true giant of Africa’s Power Sector whose achievements have directly contributed to increased access to energy on the continent. Awarded to HE Hon Dr Salvador Namburete
The Awards in pictures

Sponsor Partner Opportunities

  • Branded as Power in Africa Awards Supported by…………… 
  • Main Award Sponsors (EnergyNet Lifetime Achievement Award in association with ....) 
  • Presentation of award to winner of your category 
  • Whole event branding on floor plan (shared), light gobos and cotton napkins 
  • Presenter speaking opportunity 
  • All tickets with exclusive logo branding 
  • Additional Africa Energy Forum (AEF) main event branding 
  • Top Table VIP Hosts with reserved seating 
  • Seat drop/ on main stage screen promo 
  • Awards advert in the main AEF show guide 
  • Included in awards advert in main AEF show guide 
  • Host premier table of 10 seats included 
  • Table photograph sent to you post event 
  • Attendee list post event (names and company names) 


  • Secondary branding on floor plan 
  • Welcoming address for pre-dinner drinks 
  • Awards advert in the main AEF show guide 
  • Included in awards advert in main AEF show guide 
  • Host premium positioned table of 10 seats 
  • Display branding provided in the room (pull-up banner or similar) for duration of reception 
  • Table photograph sent to you post event 
  • Attendee list post event (names and company names) 
  • Award speaker opportunity 
  • Presentation of award to winner of your category 
  • Included in awards advert in main show guide and awards show guide 
  • Company logo on floor plan indicating table position 
  • Host premium positioned table of 10 seats 
  • Company logo on the table centrepiece 
  • Table photograph sent to you post event 
  • Contact details of participants post event 
  • Category Award sponsorship included 
  • Secondary branding on floor plan with awards sponsor 
  • Presentation of award to winner of your category 
  • Seat drop of your approved branded gift 
  • Awards advert in the main AEF show guide 
  • Included in awards advert in main AEF show guide 
  • Host premium positioned table of 10 seats 
  • Table photograph sent to you post event 
  • Attendee list post event (names and company names) 


  • Secondary branding on floor plan with awards sponsor 
  • Introduce after dinner entertainment 
  • Awards advert in the main AEF show guide 
  • Included in awards advert in main AEF show guide 
  • Host premium positioned table of 10 seats 
  • Provided with display branding in the room (pull-up banner or similar) with entertainment 
  • Table photograph sent to you post event 
  • Contact details of participants post event 
  • Host Table of 10 seats 
  • Premium table position on floor plan 
  • Company logo on floor plan indicating table position 
  • Inclusion in awards show guide as table sponsor 
  • Company logo on the table centrepiece 
  • Table photograph sent to you post event 
  • Contact details of participants post event 


Why Sponsor?

  • RAISE YOUR BRAND PROFILE: Long-term affiliation with the Power in Africa Awards promotes strong brand recognition. Your involvement ensures leading players within the power development community recognise the significance of your company; and encourages wider identification from existing and potential customers alike.
  • ALIGN YOUR BUSINESS WITH THE BEST IN THE AFRICAN POWER SECTOR: To stand out and be successful, you must be seen to lead. Power in Africa Awards sponsorship positions you at the forefront of African power development, establishing you as the brand of repute in the minds of genuine business influencers and key decision makers. 
  • ACHIEVE EFFECTIVE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: With over 500 power professionals in the room, this premiere event provides a unique opportunity to network with the industry’s most influential figures. Use it as a chance to thank your existing clients, make new contacts and encourage new business. 
  • LAUNCH NEW PRODUCTS: The elite audience produces the ideal occasion to promote your latest product or service innovation. In addition, the attention afforded to these benchmark awards, and the seniority of the audience provides the widest possible audience engagement for a related launch PR campaign.
Alex Moulds
Director for Development
Damon Thompson
Commercial Director

Tel:+44 (0) 207 384 8009
Tel:+44 (0)7500 702 171

Tel: +44 (0)20 7384 8071

Howard Yuchetel
Commercial Manager

Tel:+44 (0)20 7384 7975