30th October 2014 - 31st October 2014
30th October 2014 - 31st October 2014
Thank you to all the attendees from the Africa Infrastructure & Power Forum (AIPF) .
Zuri Group Global
“The forum has been very insightful. Moreover it gathered important players in the infrastructure and energy sector in one place”
Embassy of Malawi
This event is produced by EnergyNet, the official organisers of the Africa Energy Forum. The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the international marketplace where governments and power utilities of Africa unite with the energy industry to focus on delivering power infrastructure projects in Africa. All the players in the industry are in the same place at the same time. The annual conference is held in a different European city every year, to ensure that the international investors are able to attend in order to meet with Africa's key decision-makers.
Over 950 delegates attended AEF in Barcelona this year from 18-20th June. The 16th Africa Energy Forum (AEF) will take place from 18-20th June 2014 in Istanbul. For more information, visit the website or email email@example.com
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Minister of Department of Public Enterprises
Republic of South Africa
Malusi Gigaba, who was born in 1971, is South Africa’s Minister of Public Enterprises since 1 November 2010. He is heading the Government’s shareholder department which is responsible for Eskom, Transnet, South African Airways, Denel, South African Express, South African Forestry Company, Alexkor and Pebble Bed Modular Reactor.
Previously he served as Deputy Minister of Home Affairs from 29 April 2004 to 1 November 2010.
Gigaba is also a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC), the ruling party in South Africa.
Gigaba served the ANC Youth League in various capacities and became its President in 1996. He served three terms before resigning in 2001 to become a Member of Parliament for the ANC. He is still a Member of Parliament.
Gigaba graduated from the University of Durban-Westville with a Bachelor of Pedagogics (Education) in 1991. He further completed a Master of Arts degree in Social Policy, majoring in Urban Affairs and Policy, in 1993, graduating in 1994.
1997: Certificate of Merit for Outstanding achievements and contribution to faculty and society from the University of Durban Westville
2002: The Jose' Antonio Echeverrias Medal – the highest medal awarded to students and youth leaders in Cuba - from the University of Havana's Aula Matta.
Gigaba, who hails from Eshowe in KwaZulu-Natal, is a patron of various community organisations. These include Celebrating Youth Awakenings Projects (a project aimed at collecting a South African youth anthology); the Oasis for Hope Hospice in Daveyton, Ekurhuleni, and the Tholulwazi Organisation of Youth which is a youth leadership and life-skills programme.
Minister of Energy
Born in the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane, Salvador Namburete speaks Portuguese, English, French (fair), as well as some national languages.
Minister of Industry and Mines
His Excellency Regis IMMONGAULT is Minister of Industry and Mines of the Gabon.
Holder of Master I in Economics obtained in 1983 at “Université Omar BONGO” of Gabon, Mr. Regis IMMONGAULT graduated in 1985 with a Master degree in Economics, specialty "Public Economics and Planning" at the “Université de Paris X Nanterre”.
In 1988, he graduated from the School of Treasury Services Noisiel in France.
He began his professional career at Treasury of Gabon from 1989 to 1999. During his time, Regis assumed responsibilities in different departments of this Institution: Department Head, Deputy Director, Director of Programming and Resources Regulations and Provincial Treasurer. In 2000, he was appointed Inspector General of Diplomatic Missions and Consular Posts in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Francophonie.
From 2002 to 2009, Mr. IMMONGAULT served as the Ministry of Economy, Finance, Budget and Privatization, the functions of Financial Advisor of the Minister of State in Charge of Relations with International Financial Institutions.
From October 2009 to February 2012, H.E. IMMONGAULT has been Minister of Energy and Water Resources.
The June 6th 2010, Minister IMMONGAULT was elected Member of Parliament of Gabon
Since February 28th 2012, he is Minister of Industry and Mines.
Senior Project Advisor
National Treasury, SA
Karen Breytenbach is a Senior Project Advisor in the Public Private Partnership (“PPP”) Unit of the National Treasury of South Africa. The National Treasury PPP Unit has a dual role as the regulator of PPPs and the provider of technical assistance to national and provincial departments, as well as local government and public entities. The technical assistance involves the procurement of large infrastructure projects where there is private sector involvement.
Karén is currently involved in the Renewable Energy Procurement Programme from Independent Power Producers as well as other initiatives in the energy sector.
Director, Private Sector,
African Development Bank
Tim Turner directs private sector operations at the African Development Bank. The Bank’s private sector portfolio has grown to more than USD 8 billion and covers almost 90% of African countries across a broad range of sectors from power generation and transportation to agriculture and microfinance. As the head of the Bank’s private sector team, Tim plays a key role in implementing President Kaberuka’s vision for sustainable development through the private sector in Africa.
Prior to his assignment as the director of private sector operations, Tim directed the Bank’s financial management department, where his responsibilities included management of the Bank’s country and credit risks, asset and liability management and treasury risk management. In this capacity, one of his key achievements was to lead the development of a framework for assisting post-conflict African countries clear their arrears to the African Development Bank.
Tim holds an engineering degree from the University of Toronto and an MBA from IMD, Switzerland. Tim began his banking career in the capital markets division of Smith Barney International.
Presidential Task Force on Power
Engr. Reynolds Bekinbo Dagogo-Jack was appointed Chairman, Presidential Task Force on Power (PTFP) and Member, Presidential Action Committee on Power on September 5, 2012. He is a foundation member of the PTFP from its inception in June 2010 where he started from the position of Senior Special Assistant to the President & Senior Performance Monitor for the National Integrated Power Projects (NIPP) where he worked closely with the project teams managing over four hundred power infrastructure projects covering gas , generation, transmission and distribution projects . An accomplished chartered civil engineer, he has core competence in a wide variety of disciplines spanning over thirty years of public and private sector work experience including engineering, construction, manufacturing, public administration and project management.
Prior to joining the PTFP, he had served twice as Commissioner for Works and Transport in Rivers State between 1997 and 2007. In 1996, he was appointed a member of a six-man Committee for sharing the Assets and Liabilities for two pairs of newly created states: Sokoto/Zamfara and Bauchi/Gombe. Between 1992 and 1994, he served as a Deputy Director/Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Technical Committee of Privatisation and Commercialisation (now BPE) and was involved in the preparation of enterprise reform packages for the Nigerian Electricity Power Authority, Nigerian Telecommunications Limited, Nigerian Ports Authority, and Federal Mortgage Bank. Engr. Dagogo-Jack also served as Secretary to the Nigeria Airways Privatisation Sub-Committee.
In 2007, he was appointed Sole Administrator of the Rivers State Transport Corporation (RTC) which he transformed from a moribund State Agency into a viable self-sustaining commercial enterprise by re-activating its dormant assets, changing the employee culture and repositioning the company to become competitive - a transformation which he successfully delivered well under a period of one year.
Engr. Dagogo-Jack started his career in the downstream petroleum sector from 1982 to 1989. During this period, he rose through the ranks of management trainee with Unipetrol Nigeria Plc (now Oando Plc), progressing steadily to management cadre at Elf Petroleum Nigeria Ltd (now Total Nigeria) from where he was seconded to Public service having been appointed Special Assistant (Technical) to the Minister of Aviation in January 1990. He served as a member of the board of the Nigeria Airports Authority (FAAN) from 1990 to 1993.
Head of Infrastructure Finance and PPP
African Development Bank
Tas Anvaripour, Head of Infrastructure Finance & PPP at African Development Bank, is currently leading the establishment of Africa50. A natural leader and tough negotiator, her focus lies on project delivery in Africa. Tas is a firm believer in the importance of building mutually beneficial partnerships, which she does on a day-to-day basis with project developers, governments, and fellow financiers. A strategy mastermind, Tas honed her deal origination and portfolio management skills at Asian Development Bank, Arthur Andersen LLP and PriceWaterHouse Coopers. She has 25 years of industry experience, including 10 in public sector finance in Asia and 15 in corporate and project finance in Africa and North America. Within the past six years, she has closed over 6 billion dollars in infrastructure projects in key emerging markets. Her tireless energy and strong character have rendered her a game changer with an important track-record delivering progress and opportunity in countries ranging from East Asia to Southern Africa. A World Bank Fellow, Tas holds a BSc in Finance from Ankara University in Turkey and an MA in Economics and Policy Management from Columbia University.
Senior Underwriter, Energy and Mining
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
Mr. Jason Lu, a Chinese national, is a Senior Underwriter at the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) of The World Bank Group. Since joining MIGA in early 2005, Mr. Lu has worked on a broad range of energy infrastructure projects worldwide, such as Bujagali hydropower project in Uganda and KivuWatt methane gas to power project in Rwanda, and built significant experience in handling complex projects and advising clients on risk mitigation and credit enhancement to support their investment and financing needs in emerging markets.
Mr. Lu joined MIGA with broad experience in project finance and credit risk management. He started his banking career with Bank of America in its Global Project Finance Group in 1996 where he was responsible for transaction structuring and execution with focus on power and energy projects in the United States and Latin Americas. He then moved to ABB Energy Capital as Vice President with responsibilities for renewable energy financing in the United States. He also worked at State Street Bank and Trust Company specializing in credit risk and portfolio management.
Mr. Lu holds graduate degrees from Yale University (MBA), Central European University (Prague), and China’s Peking University.
William Pesek is based in Tokyo and writes on economics, markets and politics throughout the Asia-Pacific region. His journalism awards include the 2010 Society of American Business Editors and Writers prize for commentary.
Since joining Bloomberg in 2000, Pesek's columns have appeared in the International Herald Tribune, the Sydney Morning Herald, the New York Post, the Straits Times, the Japan Times and many other publications around the world. Pesek began his journalism career writing for the American Banker and Bond Buyer newspapers. He also worked for Dow Jones Newswires, where he wrote the daily credit markets column for The Wall Street Journal. Pesek earned a bachelor's degree in business journalism from Bernard M. Baruch College-City University of New York.
Olamide is a partner in both the Energy & Projects practice as well as the Structured Finance practice groups in the Lagos office of Templars, one of Nigeria’s leading full service law firms.
With over a decade’s experience in the industry, he is deeply involved in the on-going reform of the Nigerian electric power sector reforms, advising some of the market-leading players in the industry. He acted as transaction counsel to the Bureau of Public Enterprises on the proposed commercialization of the rail transport sector and privatization of the Nigerian Railway Corporation and is currently advising on a number of road and bridge projects. He has extensive hands-on experience advising sponsors, lenders and borrowers in respect of a wide range of financial transactions particularly energy & infrastructure finance and various forms of structured financing. He is currently advising the project sponsors in respect of the first phase of a 500MW power plant that recently signed the first power purchase agreement with the government-owned bulk electricity trader and is clients include some of the leading bidders in respect of the on-going privatization in the power sector.
Director and Chief Coverage Officer
Africa Finance Corporation
Oliver Andrews is a dynamic and proven infrastructure developer and project finance specialist with over 30 years of experience across various infrastructure sectors. He has extensive experience developing and successfully leading teams and managing infrastructure projects in complex working environments. His expertise covers business advisory on strategy, policy, program, commercial and investment in infrastructure development issues to the international donor community, development and private sector financial institutions as well as international blue chip corporations, institutions and Governments globally. Further, his structuring and credit experience in the financing of projects both in the private and/or public infrastructure sectors is underpinned by a strong and extensive network of contacts in public and private sector globally.
Oliver currently leads the Africa Finance Corporation’s (AFC) origination & coverage team that has initiated, originated and executed over US$ 1 billion in investments across Africa, financing high impact projects such as; a West African fibre optic submarine cable, a wind farm in Cape Verde, a toll road in South Africa, developmental capital raising for a natural resources company in Nigeria, a short term working capital facility for a metal and steel industrial conglomerate, acquisition financing for a major East African international airline, expansion financing for East Africa’s second largest cement producer. Additionally, Oliver initiated and led the internal conception and development of the AFC/FMO Project Development Facility.
Finance and Commercial Director
Kenya Electricity Generating Co.
John Mudany has a distinguished career spanning over 26 years in Senior Management and Leadeship positions. John is the Finance and Commercial Director Kenya Electricity Generating Company Ltd (KenGen).He has developed and executed financing plan for Kenya's vision 2030 flagship energy projects,participated actively in energy policy and energy bill 2012 development, participated and implemented G2G strategic plan for kengen with a Vision to generate 3000MW by 2018.
He leads on raising of funds to finance multi-billion energy generation projects,managing financier and banking relationship, Supply Chain and ICT.
Previously he was Head of Corporate Finance at Kenya Airwayshe coordinated where he was inchanrge of Corporate finance and responsible for Aircraft financing of 4 Boieng 777s and Boeing Dreamliners for the Pride of Africa, Kenya Airways(KQ) ,funding operations, new business ventures and investments, risks management through hedging of fuel and multiple currencies ,managing finance function of KQ foreign stations worldwide,managing fuel procurement and operations and credit control.
John was also Finance and Performance Manager at Coca-Cola Nairobi Bottlers Ltd responsible for Finance and Performance of the Company, Supply Chain, Distribution, Operations, ICT, credit control. He established new structure at South Africa's headquarters,designed new systems that eliminated losses of bottles and crates and also improved productivity and efficiency by 50%,
Prior to this, John was Managing Director of Orbit Distributors LTD responsible for marketing and distributing William Wrigley Jr products in East Africa.
Other positions held include Finance Manager at World Vision International, Senior Auditor PriceWaterHouseCopers.
John holds a Master of Business Administration and Master of International Business Administration both from United States International Unversity, San Diego,California,USA., Bachelor of Commerce (Bcom ) Honours from University of Nairobi.,
He is a Fellow of Institute of Certified a public Accountnts of Kenya ( FCPAK ), member ICPAK disciplinary committee, Member of Kenya Institute of Management, previous Member IATA fuel Committee and Chairman- African Airlines Association. ( AFRAA).
John has earned several awards including :-Best MBA and MIBA Student , Best Business Counselor for SMEs, Best Busines Trainer for SMEs.
Executive Vice President
The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires
Andrew Browne is a Senior Correspondent and Columnist for The Wall Street Journal
He started his career in journalism in 1982 at the South China Morning Post and then moved to Reuters News Agency, where he spent 20 years running bureaus around Asia before becoming Asia Pacific News Editor.
Andrew joined the Wall Street Journal in 2004. He was a member of a team of Journal reporters in Beijing that won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2007, and an Overseas Press Club award in 2011.
He grew up in Hong Kong, where he attended King George V school, and graduated from Leeds University with a degree in Chinese Studies.
DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft
Stephan Diefenthal, Vice President, works as key account infrastructure and mining in the Africa Department at DEG, the German bilateral Development Finance Institution. Mr. Diefenthal is graduated in economics and international management and disposes of more than 20 years of experience in international project finance in emerging markets. Before joining DEG he worked for a leading German commercial bank. Within DEG Mr. Diefenthal has been in charge of numerous, mainly African countries and worked in various sectors such as new business origination, structuring deals and portfolio management. Since 2005, Mr Diefenthal has, among others, been in charge of securing deals in the African mining sector as well as infrastructure sector such as energy, telecommunications/ICT and transport.
Chief Executive Officer
Africa Finance Corporation
Until his recent appointment as the Chief Executive Officer, Africa Finance Corporation in November 2008, Andrew was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Travant Capital, a private equity fund. Prior to that, he was with the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”), the private sector financing arm of the World Bank Group in Washington as an investment officer working first in the Oil, Gas and Mining Department and then in the Telecommunications Department.
In 2002 he was appointed IFC's Country Manager for Nigeria, responsible for managing IFC's operations in the country. In 2006, he was appointed Country Manager for Southern Africa, where he was responsible for South Africa and seven other countries.
Goldwind Middle East and Africa
Liang Xuan graduated as an Electronics Engineering Master, and has been working for Alcatel-Lucent in the UK prior to joining Goldwind. Liang Xuan is a member of IEEE and China Institute of Communications, and is also a CFA Candidate.
Liang Xuan joined Goldwind in 2009, and has been working as a Business Development in the Middle East and Africa regions. Up to date, he has closed a few wind farm projects deals in the region totaling more than 300MW in Ethiopia, Pakistan, Jordan and Sudan. He is experienced in wind power project development, project investment and financing, commercial transaction, etc.
Liang Xuan is now the Chief Representative of Goldwind in the Middle East, to assist wind power projects development and to fulfill Goldwind globalization strategy and local renewable energy needs.
Electricity Control Board, Namibia
Mr. Simasiku has extensive experience of more than thirty years in the energy sector of which the sixteen years have been at senior policy and regulatory level. He started his career lecturing at the University in Zambia, School of Engineering. After working for a number of other organizations in Zambia he returned to Namibia to work at the Ministry of Works, Transport and Communication before joining the Ministry of Mines and Energy. He started at the Ministry of Mines and Energy in 1993 as a Chief Energy Research, responsible for the promotion of the use of renewable energy, and was later promoted to the Director of the Energy in 1995 and eventually to the position of Permanent Secretary of the Ministry. His key responsibilities amongst others constituted the following: providing strategic vision and leadership to the ministry of Mines and Energy, initiating and translating policy and policy directives, initiating and administration of the national Energy Policy; ensuring a good and favourable private sector investment climate in the Energy sector; inter-facing with energy and mining sector stakeholders; initiating the development and integration of policies on the renewable energy sector into the National Energy Policy.
He served on the Board of NAMCOR as Chairman from 1997 to 2000 and from 2008 to 2011. He became the first CEO of the Electricity Control Board in 2000 and first Chairman of the Regional Electricity Regulators Association (RERA) in 2002, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the African Forum for Utility Regulator (AFUR).
He has chaired and has been on various boards of public and private companies. Has attended various conferences, workshops and seminars on energy and mining, and has participated in various energy projects of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
Founder and Group Managing Director
The Beijing Axis
Kobus is the Founder and Group Managing Director of The Beijing Axis (www.thebeijingaxis.com), a China-focused international advisory and procurement firm operating in four principal areas: Commodities, Capital, Procurement and Strategy. Clients include global multinationals with a ‘China/Asia agenda’; and Chinese/Asian multinational firms with a ‘go-global agenda’.
Kobus has been working in Asia for over 18 years and is based in Beijing. Before founding The Beijing Axis, he was Head of Investment Strategy and Global Market Research for Asia Pacific for Standard Chartered Bank Plc and, prior to that, he was a Senior Strategy Consultant with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Asia. In his early career, he was an Emerging Market Investment Strategist in London; a Treasury Economist with Standard Merchant Bank in Johannesburg; and an Economist with the South African Reserve Bank in Pretoria.
He holds an MBA from INSEAD in France, a Master of Business from Curtin in Australia and BCom Honours degrees in Finance/Investments and Economics, respectively from UJ and Unisa in South Africa.
He is regarded as a thought leader in China cross-border business, has published extensively and has been invited to present as the keynote speaker and to lead discussions in over 20 countries.
Managing Director, Global Head of Project and Export Finance
David Gardner joined HSBC in 2005 and is currently Managing Director, Global Head of Project and Export Finance. The team is one of the most active teams internationally with over 70 live advisory and 75 live arranging mandates in power, renewables, infrastructure, and oil & gas. The team has received some 19 house awards this past year including The Banker's 2013 Best Project Finance and Infrastructure House, Euromoney's 2013 Best Project Finance House in Asia Pacific, Latin America and Africa. It also won the Trade Finance Best Global Export Finance Arranger for 2013. The team placed #1 in 2012 in the Project Bond space which has opened the way for projects to diversify from standard bank lending. Recent landmark transactions in Africa include Takoradi in Ghana, Aveng and Acciona Garden renewable power in South Africa, and the Cambambe dam in Angola. From 1996 to 2005, David headed up the Asia project finance team for SMBC in Singapore. From 1991 to 1996 David worked at the IFC in Washington DC. He has an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) in Boston and a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
McKinsey & Company
Adam Kendall is a Principal in McKinsey & Company’s Sub-Saharan Office based in Johannesburg. Adam is leading McKinsey’s Electric Power and Natural Gas practice work in Sub-Saharan Africa. Since joining the Firm in 2000, his work has focused on projects in the energy, electricity and mining sectors, with particular attention paid to facilitating private sector investment in Africa, energy access, capital project delivery, regulatory strategies, transformations, and operations work in emerging markets. Within Africa, Adam's primary focus has been on South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, and Ghana, as well as SAPP and EAPP as broader energy pools. Adam is also leading extensive research that McKinsey is doing to project power market dynamics across the continent over the next 25 years.
Director of Research & Advisory
Sebastian has covered the wind industry in China since 2004, and has built up a successful research and advisory practice focused on the alternative energy space. Sebastian came to China from London, where he specialized in due diligence supporting project finance and M&A transactions related to alternative energy. He also worked in the transition economies of Europe through the 90’s heading the Warsaw equity research team and covering industrial manufacturers and privatization programs for Creditanstalt Investmentbank - the leading western investment bank focused on the region at the time. Sebastian’s career spans debt and equity financing, project finance, equity research and valuation, mergers & acquisitions, and management consulting within the context of alternative energy and transition economies.
Charles Moré is the Asia Editor of Africa-Asia Confidential, a London-based newsletter that focuses on the economic and political links between the two continents.
His writing on African and Asian politics has appeared in Africa Confidential, The Africa Report, and The Times. He holds a master's degree in Chinese studies from the School of Oriental and African
Metallurgical Industry Planning Institute
Dr.Hao SUN, Senior Consultant at MPI, Metallurgical Industry Planning Institute, is concurrently severed as specialist(s) of CDB-China Development Bank, CIODPA-China Industry Overseas Development & Planning Association, CIECCPA-China Industry Energy Conservation & Cleaner Production Association, MII- Department Information under China’s Ministry of Industry and Information. Dr. SUN got his B.Sc. from Huazhong (Central China) University of Science & Technology in 1984, later he got his M.Sc. and PhD respectively from Research Institute affiliated to China’s Ministry of Metallurgical Industry and University of Science & Technology, Beijing. He used to travel extensively for projects with trips hitting five continents. Besides his native language Chinese, He can speak professional English, some Japanese and Italian.
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MPI (Metallurgical Industry Planning Institute) is a Chinese central government financial supported organization for steel industry and related mines development worldwide.
Infinity Capital Partners
Ian Greenstreet is the Chairman of Infinity Capital Partners, an approved corporate finance firm, focused on Africa. He is currently Board member of Diamond Bank in Nigeria and Chairman of the Bank’s Board Audit and Risk Committee. He is co-manager of Geometric Power in Nigeria the first private sector, indigenous independent and integrated generation/distribution company in the country.
He has chaired numerous Board committees and sat on a range of various company boards. Many of these appointments have been representing multi-lateral developmental institutions. A chartered accountant by training, Ian has held senior positions in blue chip, bulge bracket firms such as ABN AMRO Bank, HSBC, Lloyds bank and Henderson Fund Management. He has covered banking, finance and risk management for a period of 30 years both in developed and emerging markets and has financed and invested in numerous sectors spanning power, energy, infrastructure and the financial institution sectors and is known as a world expert in risk management.
Chief Marketing Officer
China-Africa Development Fund, China
From 1988 to 1995, Liliang Teng worked for the China Northeastern Power Group(Nepg), with responsibilities of Grid planning and project development as assistant engineer.
After that, he joined the China Development Bank (CDB) for 10 years as project manager and credit management officer focusing on power, energy and infrastructures sectors.
He then moved to China Southern Grid Finance Corporation (CSGF), to serve the Deputy General Manager with responsibility of corporate finance and group funding strategy at the year of 2005.
From 2007 up to now, he served the China- Africa Development Fund (CADF).as Co-chair Investment Office, Managing Director of Southern Africa dept, and is now chairing the Chief Marketing Officer from 2009.
Africa Special Initiative
Lorentz works in the Africa Special Initiative for Infrastructure team. Among others, he is supporting the World Bank Group Energy Business Plan for Nigeria. Prior to the IFC, Lorentz spent five years working on a number of large scale I(W)PPs in Saudi Arabia and the GCC. He also spent five years with Citi, London working on ECA supported infrastructure projects across Sub-Saharan Africa. He graduated with honours in Electrical & Communications Engineering from Bath University, England and has an MBA from IESE, Barcelona. He is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and started his career with Ernst & Young, United Kingdom.
Lucy Hornby is China Correspondent for the Financial Times, based in Beijing. She previously covered China for Reuters from Shanghai and Beijing, reporting from all but two of China’s provinces and regions. Prior to that, she reported for Energy Intelligence from New York and Dow Jones Newswires from Singapore.
Hornby grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Princeton University. She first moved to China in 1995, when she taught for Princeton in Asia in Wuhan and discovered the joys of the Yangtze Valley winter. She is fluent in Mandarin and French.
Head, Power and Infrastructure South Africa
Standard Bank CIB
Ntlai is an Executive and Sector Head: Power & Infrastructure in Corporate Banking at Standard Bank CIB SA. Standard Bank is Africa's largest bank by assets and profitability, head-quartered in Johannesburg, and
has presence in 18 African countries, and overseas representation in South America, Europe and Asia. His Corporate Banking team manages key sector relationships and originates deals with project developers, originators, investors, Government departments, State-owned enterprises and transport logistics companies involved in infrastructure development in SA and neighbouring states. Recent live and completed transactions include: Renewable Energy (Wind, PV, CSP) IPP's (SA), Base-load Gas IPP (SA), Sugar Cane Bagasse IPP (SA), Nuclear Power Advisory (SA).
Education: Ntlai completed a Bachelor's course in Engineering - B.Sc (Elec) Engineering - at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in 1990, and a post-graduate course in Industrial Engineering – GDE (Industrial) Engineering - also at Wits in 1994. He later completed the (Deloitte) Executive Development Programme at the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), Johannesburg, in 2008
Clyde & Co
Peter Kasanda has a wealth of experience advising on projects in Africa and leads the Clyde & Co Tanzania infrastructure team. Peter specialises in infrastructure, energy and power sector projects in emerging markets and advises primarily on financing (including PPP/PFI) of infrastructure developments and project structuring. Peter's client list includes governments, lenders (both commercial and development finance institutions), consortia, international contractors and project companies internationally.
Prior to joining Clyde & Co, Peter was in-house counsel at the African Development Bank as well as having previously worked for an international law firm leading project finance transactions in emerging markets. Peter has lived and worked in China, the UK and is currently based in Tanzania.
Manager of the Industries & Services Division
African Development Bank
Mr. Mouhamadou Niang is the Manager of the Industries & Services Division, in the Private Sector Department of the African Development Bank. He oversees the Bank’s private sector investments in Natural Resources, including Mining, Oil and Gas, and Agribusiness industries. Mouhamadou has more than 20 years’ experience in project finance and private equity funds investing. Before joining the Bank, he held various positions in multilaterals and private sectors, including the IFC as Investment Officer, and Modern Africa Fund Managers as Senior Advisor; most recently, he worked with the Islamic Development Bank where he was instrumental in setting up the Structured Finance Unit. He has broad experience in PPPs, and has led the financial closing of projects in transport, energy, oil and gas and mining industries. He was educated in France and the US, and holds Masters Degrees in Business and in Information Systems.
Chief Investment Officer
African Development Bank
Angela Nalikka is currently Chief Investment Officer in the African Development Bank’s Private Sector Infrastructure Finance based in Tunis. Her work involves identifying infrastructure projects, appraising, structuring and negotiating investment opportunities.
She has over 15 years’ experience in structuring and arranging finance across diverse infrastructure projects in Africa. Her specialist areas are project finance and arranging term capital for businesses across a wide range of infrastructure sectors including power, ICT, railways, roads, water and oil & gas. In the last 5 years, she has arranged financing with investment sizes between US$ 50 million and US$ 1 billion.
Angela has a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Makerere University, an MSc Information Systems from University of Leeds and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management.
Mr. Zhou Jianqing is the Vice President of Goldwind International and oversees all Global Marketing and Business Initiatives. He joined Goldwind International 2011 when the subsidiary was formed to enhance international business. Under his leadership, Goldwind’s international business has expanded largely into emerging markets.
Before joining Goldwind, he spent more than 10 years with the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. He travelled to various African countries and is fluent in French and English
The Africa Infrastructure & Power Forum will bring together key stakeholders from Africa to Asia to discuss opportunities for investment in Energy, Transport and Infrastructure Project
Why should you attend if you are from China?
- Meet with and sell your services to African developers who are actively seeking Chinese partnerships
Meet with Government Ministers to discuss future projects and the latest policies supporting Chinese investment in to Africa.
Showcase bankable projects in the pipeline across Africa
- Examine which sectors and countries are likely to provide the most fruitful returns and why
Why should you attend if you are from the rest of the World?
- Meet Chinese officials who will talk about their investment policy into Africa
Some of the biggest Chinese investors discuss unveiling their investment strategies and plans for the coming years
Presentations from power technology providers in China who are actively seeking investment opportunities
- 唯一在亚洲举办的该种类别国际会议， 用以寻求亚洲对非洲境外投资机会。
The Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) is a private sector led international organisation domiciled in Nigeria with activities across Continental Africa. The Corporation offers a unique value proposition as an Africa-focused infrastructure financing institution providing competitive products and services across complimentary areas of: principal investing, financial advisory, project development and technical advisory. Within the Power industry, AFC has worked on a number of pioneering deals. E.g. The Corporation is the lead investor in conjunction with Cenpower Generation Company Limited (Cenpower), which is implementing the USD450 million Kpone IPP Project. In addition, AFC is also the lead investor in the landmark Cabeolica renewable wind power project in Cape Verde.
TEMPLARS is a leading commercial law firm in Nigeria. With over 50 lawyers including nine partners working out of offices in 4 cities with specializations in power, oil and gas, corporate finance, project finance, corporate and commercial law, telecommunications, technology, litigation and arbitration, amongst others.
Templars is regarded as the top firm for power projects and are consistently ranked among the all-round leading law firms in Nigeria, and particularly as one of only three Nigerian law firms that are currently ranked in Band 1 in Energy & Projects by Chambers & Partners.
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in utilities and infrastructure, industries and machines manufacturers, non-residential building, data centres and networks and in residential.
Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the group's 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euros in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organisations make the most of their energy.
Schneider Electric is fully committed to meeting the sustainable development demands of the 21st century, with less consumption, more effective production, improving energy efficiency and protecting the environment remaining central concerns for the company.
Another major challenge for the group is to facilitate access to electricity in emerging countries by providing appropriate products and solutions, as well as training in its professions.
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Pre event sightseeing and networking tour on 30th October - £50
If you would like to attend as a member of press or are interested in a media partnership please contact:
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Africa Infrastructure & Power Forum - Tour
The Tour to the Forbidden Palace will take place before the conference on Wednesday 30th October in the afternoon (expected pick up time 13:00 from the Ritz Carlton).
Price is £50 per person: Click here to register
You will be picked up at your hotel and driven to the city center to briefly visit [Tian'anmen Square], one of the largest city squares in the world. It is located on the central axis of old Beijing and a famous monument in Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China. In the center of Tian'anmen Square stands the Monument to the People's Heroes. Then we go to the [Forbidden City]--Imperial palaces for the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Now called the Palace Museum, the city contains 800 ceremonial buildings, 9,999 rooms, and a courtyard that can hold 100,000 people. Later the rest of the day is on your own to explore more about this city.
Tour ends after returning to your hotel.
EnergyNet is a small yet passionate team of professionals who organise a global portfolio of investment meetings, conferences and energy forums focused specifically on the power and industrial sectors across Africa. We are committed to delivering exceptional value by working closely with the key stakeholders at the heart of Africa’s power and infrastructure development. These relationships allow us to deliver relevant and thought-provoking programmes, senior-level speakers and first-rate networking opportunities with the individuals that will influence your business’ development in Africa.
Proven to engage the decision makers and technical directors behind Africa's most exciting economies, Energynet places economic development at the heart of industrial solutions, helping to generate a more stable and viable investment option for your organisation in Africa. We challenge the way your business does business in Africa; the information we provide isn't available on the internet and isn't out of a dusty old textbook.
Whilst Energynet is an Africa focused team of researchers and experienced power conference professionals, we are owned and supported globally by the UK’s largest conference and exhibitions organisation, Clarion Events. With vast resources and over 500 people covering defence, energy and utilities in Brazil, Germany, London, New York, San Fransico, South Africa, Turkey, Abu Dhabi and Singapore, Energynet Ltd and Clarion Events are committed to providing global insights and local partnerships.
What we do:
Knowledge, passion, detailed research and commercial thinking drive our daily activities so that our content is always ahead of the curve and our speakers are relevant and at the cutting edge of sector developments. We need to be proud of what we deliver.
Trust and confidence shape our relationships and we appreciate that we often represent major corporations globally and their brands. The responsibility of caring for each of our clients’ brands is something that we take very seriously.
Most importantly, we listen to stakeholders from both the public and private sectors so that we can react better to the changing investment climates around the world.
Energynet delivers local strategies, local content and local insights for global businesses. Why not join us and see how we can save you time and money?
Please drop Liz an email at Elizabeth.Owens@EnergyNet.co.uk to find out more about what we’re up to. Don’t worry, Liz is in Marketing so won’t try to sell you anything.
How can Energynet support your P&L and help limit your risk:
Energynet works with governments, energy and infrastructure ministry’s and national utilities across Africa. We work with our partners to understand their strategic needs and bring together solution providers to support those goals.
We focus on core industry providers including private power developers, investment banks and DFIs, Lawyers, credible consultants, EPCs and immediate power providers to support contract delivery and project success.
It’s not so much about the ‘global’ economies as the ‘local’ economies:
We understand what it takes to work in challenging environment to generate, transmit and distribute power, and how easily millions of dollars are wasted because of changing politics, out of date industry data or simply cultural nuances. We will support your business development by connecting you with stakeholders that provide you direction and technical insight and will work directly with you to answer the most pressing questions challenging your business.
By attending one of theEnergynet Forum's or Powering Africa: Series, you'll only meet people relevant to major power and industrial projects, including; national and local government, industrial cluster and free trade zones, major power users such mining, ports and international shipping companies as well as the legal, finance and technical solution providers behind many of Africa's power projects.
Energynet has proved over the last 15yrs that by remaining focused, you can build a network that can find solutions in the most challenging of environments - “It’s all about what you know and who you know!”
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Why Sponsor AIPF? 为什么赞助非洲基础设施&能源论坛？
The Africa Infrastructure & Power Forum 2013 offers sponsors a unique environment in which to develop new business and increase brand visibility amongst the key stakeholders in both Africa’s and Asia’s power and infrastructure sectors. The Forum will serve as an effective trading post between Asian investors and African Energy Ministers & Utility companies so your company will have an opportunity to deliver key messages regarding your products and services to two sets of potential clients. In short, we aim to deliver real value.
We know that sponsors want to secure a return on their investment, and we have an effective structure in place to ensure they meet with the right people, speak in the relevant sessions, and place their logo in the most prominent positions to build vital brand equity.
EnergyNet works closely with all of our sponsors and importantly recognises that “off the shelf” packages do not always meet the objectives of the client. Our sponsorship team is happy to construct a tailored package which reflects the specific aims of the client and which matches their budget and resources.
For further information or to discuss your requirements please contact: