Ritz Carlton Beijing

15th October 2015 - 16th October 2015

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Africa Infrastructure & Power Forum
Where Deals are Made Between Chinese Investors & African Developers


The 4th annual Africa Power and Infrastructure Forum (AIPF) was held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel from the 15th – 16th October, 2015 in Beijing, China.

The rapid growth in Chinese-African trade is revolutionising development in Africa, stimulating crucial upgrades of the continent’s infrastructure and power sector and ushering a new era of prosperity. 

AIPF is the pivotal meeting point where real, practical change happens; each year major investment deals are closed, and these in turn have shaped the future of Africa’s infrastructure and power development. This year’s Forum officially announced brand new, large-scale infrastructure and power projects with lucrative opportunities for foreign investors.

AIPF 2015 welcomed African Ministers to the forum as well as partners CADFund and the China Electricity Council, in addition to hearing from key figures within the investment discussion including heads of utilities, power developers and financiers.

The meeting was underpinned by 4 major infrastructure and power projects currently shaping Africa’s energy sector:

  • The East to West Land Bridge including a deep-water port in Lamu, Kenya
  • East African Standard Gauge Railway
  • Dry port development in Gabon and the DRC
  • PPP power projects in Kenya and many more
  • Each of these projects requires large scale investment and we shall be highlighting at AIPF the opportunities available across Africa. 

What our delegates had to say:

“Excellent opportunity to mix and network with investors and financiers of projects in a well-organised environment whilst listening to expert speakers”

Evans Msiska, Director of Generation, Escom Ltd

“A very good platform for developers and other market players to meet and forge good business relationships”

Ezinwa C. Ibekwe, Chief Executive Officer, Interaf Power

“It’s a great opportunity provided by this platform for business networking and identification of potential business partners. Such a useful event!”

Mr Matheus Kanime, Engineer, UNAM

“Very informative- well organised. Excellent contacts and networking”

John Ravaloson, Managing Director, Arborescence Capital

“Thank you for an excellent event. Once more you managed to surprise with high attendance, good organisation and interesting content”

Stephan Willms, Partner, Africa Enablers




Escom Ltd.总经理Evans Msiska


Interaf Power首席执行官Ezinwa C. Ibekwe


UNAM工程师Matheus Kanime先生



Arborescence Capital总经理John Ravaloson

Stephan Willms, Partner, Africa Enablers


Africa Enablers合作伙伴Stephan Willms

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His Excellency, Ambassador Henry Macauley
His Excellency, Ambassador Henry Macauley
Minister of Energy
Sierra Leone
Amb. Ing. Henry Macauley is currently the Minister of Energy of the Republic of 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
  • A certificate in Introduction to Oil Industry – Oxford Princeton Program
  • A baccaleaurate of French Language – Alliance Francaise Paris, France
H.E. Excellency, James Musoni
H.E. Excellency, James Musoni
Minister of Infrastructure
Hon. James Musoni is the Minister of Infrastructure in the Government of the Republic of Rwanda. Before his present position, he has served his Government in important positions, namely; Minister of Local Government (2009-2014); Minister of Finance and Economic Planning (2006-2009); Minister of Commerce, Industry, Investment Promotion, Tourism and Cooperatives (2005-2006); Commissioner General of Rwanda Revenue Authority (2001-2005) and Deputy Commissioner General of Rwanda Revenue Authority (2000-2001).
Hon. James Musoni is a leader and a motivator with an established personality on public management affairs. He has spearheaded and guided a number of reforms in Rwanda that have contributed to Rwanda’s extraordinary performance in socio-economic transformation that continue to make Rwanda a best practice show case for public management and good governance on the Continent and the Globe.
Hon. James Musoni has an MBA-Finance from Newport International University, California, USA and a BCom-Finance from Makerere University-Kampala, Uganda. He also obtained other certificates in different areas including a Certificate in Public Finance Management Executive Course from John Kennedy Harvard University.
H.E. Hon Maria Kiwanuka
H.E. Hon Maria Kiwanuka
Senior Advisor to the H.E. The President and The President’s Office in charge of Finance Uganda

1977, BComm, Makerere University; MBA, London Business School, UK. From 1980, more than 10 years with the World Bank, as an Economist and Financial Analyst, East Asian and Southern African regions, covering projects in Burma, Malawi, Swaziland and Uganda. Then returned to Uganda and went into private business involving broadcasting, publishing, real estate and economic consulting. Former: Managing Director, Radio One and Radio Two, Uganda. 2011, appointed Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development; ex-officio Member of Parliament of Uganda. Former Member: Presidential Economic Commission; Presidential Investors Roundtable. Former Non-Executive Director, Board of Directors: Agha Khan Foundation (East Africa); The Nabagereka Development Trust; Nkumba University; Uganda Development Bank; Stanbic Bank Uganda.

H.E. Hon Minister Aston Kajara
H.E. Hon Minister Aston Kajara
Minister of State for Finance, Planning and Economic Development

Hon. Aston P. Kajara was appointed Minister of State for Privatization, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in June 2011.  Previously, he was a Minister of State in Charge of Investment, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. In 2006 - 2009, he was a Minister of State in Charge of Karamoja Affairs in the Office of the Prime Minister. In 1996 – 2001 and 2007 - to-date he was and is a Member of Parliament and held positions as Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Natural Resources,  Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, and a Member of Committee on National Economy. He is currently a Member, Board of Trustees of the Parliamentary Pension Scheme. He has an Honours Degree of Bachelor of Laws and Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. He is an Advocate of the High Courts of Uganda and Subordinate Courts.


H.E. Hon Henry Rotich
H.E. Hon Henry Rotich
Cabinet Secretary for the Treasury, Kenya

Mr. Henry K. Rotich is currently the Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury in Kenya. He assumed the position in May 2013 following the successful general election under the new Constitutional dispensation.  In this portfolio, Mr. Rotich is charged with managing Kenya’s national government finances, including spearheading an efficient and sustainable public financial management under a new devolved system of governance, which is fundamental for promoting equitable socio-economic development and efficient delivery of services to Kenyans. Mr. Rotich has been instrumental in prioritizing increasing investment in infrastructure, agriculture, security, education and skills development to raise productivity, as well as improving the business environment to promote investments, consistent with the new Administration’s development agenda. More recently, Mr. Rotich led the largest successful debut bond issuance in Africa, where Kenya raised US$ 2 billion to finance infrastructure. The Eurobond has been voted the best emerging market deal in Africa and third in emerging markets in 2014.

Prior to his elevation as a Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Rotich was the Head of Macroeconomics at the Ministry of Finance, since March 2006.   Under this capacity he was involved in formulation of macroeconomic policies that ensured an affordable and sustainable path of public spending aimed at achieving the Government’s development priorities.  He was also involved in preparation of key budget documents including the Budget Policy Statements, as well as providing strategic coordination of structural reforms in the area of fiscal and financial sector.

Before joining the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Rotich also worked at the Research Department of the Central Bank of Kenya since 1994. Between 2001-2004, he was attached to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) local office in Nairobi to work as an economist.

Mr. Rotich has also served in other senior positions. He was a Director on several Boards of State Corporations, including; Insurance Regulatory Board; Industrial Development Bank; Communications Authority of Kenya; and Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.

Mr. Rotich holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, USA.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, both from University of Nairobi, Kenya.


Silvester Kasuku
Silvester Kasuku
Director General
LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority
Mr. Silvester KASUKU, MBS, CMILT is the Director General/ CEO, LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority which is charged with the responsibility of planning, coordinating and managing the implementation of the LAPSSET Corridor’s 7 infrastructure Project Components, namely; Lamu Port, Railway and road networks connecting South Sudan and Ethiopia to Lamu Port, Airports, Resort Cities, Crude oil Pipelines from South Sudan, Uganda and Kenya oil fields to Lamu Port and a planned refinery in Kenya.
Until February 2013, Mr. Kasuku was The Secretary for Infrastructure and LAPSSET Corridor Project Secretariat at the former Office of the Prime Minister. Previously, Mr. Kasuku had been a Lecturer at the University of Nairobi, School of the Built Environment since February 2003.
Miquing Bi
Miquing Bi
Chairman of ICBC Standard Bank Plc
ICBC Standard Bank







Mr. Mingqiang Bi is now Chairman of ICBC Standard Bank Plc.

Prior to the current position, Mr. Bi was Head of Credit and Investment Management Dept. of ICBC Group based in Beijing, China. He was also a member of the committees of ICBC, including Credit Risk Management Committee, ALM Committee, IT Committee, Finical Service Management Committee, etc.

Before that, Mr. Bi had been working in North American for more than 6 years by assuming a number of key positions, including General Manager of ICBC New York Branch, President and CEO, then Chairman of ICBC (USA) , Chairman of ICBC Financial Services LLC. , CEO of ICBC (Canada), and Chairman of ICBC USA Management Committee, etc.

Prior to working in the North American, Mr. Bi had been working with ICBC in domestic China for about 10 years since he joined ICBC in 1997, being as Division Head engaged in corporate banking in ICBC headquarter from August 2004 to 2008, and Deputy Division Head from 2001 to 2004.

Mr. Bi has been speaker or panellist in various events.

From 1990 to 1997, Mr. Bi studied in Tsinghua University, and received his B.S. in Management Information System and B.S. in Automation Engineering in 1995, as well as his M.A. in Economics in 1997. He received his Ph.D. in Finance in 2004 from China Remin University.

Madam Shen Min
Madam Shen Min
Deputy General Manager, Special Financing Department

Shen Min is the Deputy General Manager of Special Financing Department of ICBC Head Office. This department focus on all the “going global” business along with Chinese enterprises. With the combination core products(export credit,resources backed structured finance, outbound M&A finance, international syndication,overseas project finance, overseas financing against domestic support, overseas project contract finance, cross-border RMB financing) and ICBC’s global network and comprehensive financial service of both commercial banking and ivestment banking, her team has successfully made its “going global with enterprise” footprint across five continents in more than thirty countries and regions around the world.

Ms Shen served in ICBC for 16 years. Based on the experience of being the head of Aviation Finance of ICBC covering the whole aviation business in commercial banking area, with all the airlines customers outside and inside China through ICBC global network. a Long term client relationship with the top three airlines in China, and some other top tier international airlines, she has an extensive experience in aircraft finance, PDP, export credits, lending, tax leases as well.

Shen Min holds a Master degree in Accouting and Finance from London School of Economics and Politics.


Ing. William Amuna
Ing. William Amuna
Chief Executive Officer
GRIDCo, Ghana
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). 
Joshua K. Choge
Joshua K. Choge
Mr. Joshua Kibet Choge is the Chairman of KenGen Board of Directors. Born in 1958, 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 is currently pursuing a master of management and leadership (MML) degree at The Management University of Africa. 
Mr. Choge is also an executive member of The Institute of Directors (Kenya). 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.
He is the Chairman of the Board of African Inland Church Kapsabet Bible College in Nandi County. Currently, Mr. Choge is the C.E.O of Talent Foundation International (TFI), a non-governmental organization that targets to identify and develop talent among needy children.  
Engineer Lebbi Changullah
Engineer Lebbi Changullah
Secretary General
Eastern Africa Power Pool
Mr. Lebbi Mwendavanu Kisitu Changullah was born on 27 March, 1955 in Mwatasi Village, district of Kilolo in Iringa Region, Tanzania. In 1978 he went to Moscow the capital of the then Soviet Union (USSR) for a scholarship at Lumumba University where in 1984; he graduated his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. 
Upon return to Tanzania in October 1984, he joined the Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) in the Planning Department as a Planning Engineer. In 1987 he went to the United States of America (US) to study Engineering Economics and Energy Planning at the University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia. Since 1989, he has been working in the same department as Senior Planning Engineer and Principle Planning Engineer and he was now working as Manager of Strategic Planning before being appointed to the post of EAPP Secretary General in April, 2014. 
During his employment period in TANESCO, he attended trainings on several courses related to Power Sector- specializing on among others, Project Management, Generation and Transmission Plan¬ning and preparation of Power System Master Plans in the countries of Canada, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Brazil, South Africa, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt and Botswana. 
His vast knowledge of the Power Sector was accelerated by his participation in various Study Tours, Workshops and Meetings in and outside the country where he repre-sented TANESCO and the country as a whole. 
Mr Zelalem Gebrehiwot
Mr Zelalem Gebrehiwot
Technical Director
Eastern Africa Power Pool

Eng.Zelalem Gebrehiwot is Technical Director of the EAPP General Secretariat.In 1992 he earned his BSC degree in Electrical engineering from Addis Ababa University. Following his graduation he joined the Ethiopian Electric power Corporation(EEPCO) where he has served at the junior and Senior engineers position in planning and operations departments until the year 2001. He attended advanced trainings in Canada,UK and Sweden on energy planning tools, management of hydro power development,regional power System planning and
operation, economic and financial analysis of generation and transmission projects.

Between 2002 and 2005 he has served as the coordinator of the Ethiopian Power systems expansion Master Plan study. He had been the head of the power systems planning team at the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation(EEPCO) between 2005 and 2009.During the same time he has served as power technical committee member for the Eastern Nile Power trade program study and the regional power
trade project under the Nile Basin Initiative(NBI) shared vision and Subsidiary action

He joined the EAPP on September 2009 where he is responsible for coordination of regional master plan studies, and developent of technical & commercial standards required for the development of regional electricity market

David Humphrey
David Humphrey
Global Head of Power and Infrastructure
Standard Bank
As global sector head, Power and Infrastructure, David is responsible for developing Standard Bank’s involvement in the growth of this core sector in Africa, and helping clients expand their activities into or within Africa. 
David has had a career in asset based deals in Europe and Africa, and has specialised in rail and telecoms.  As global head, David oversees industries such as conventional power, renewable energy, construction and cement, as well as transport. 
He was formerly employed at the Strategic Rail Authority and then Babcock & Brown (B&B) in the UK, specialising in rail finance.  He was involved in many of the major projects in the late 1990’s and 2000’s, including the West and East Coast Main Line developments in the UK, and investment in the rolling stock market in Europe, including the purchase of Angel Trains from RBS in 2008.
Liliang Teng
Liliang Teng
Chief Marketing Officer
China-Africa Development Fund

Mr Teng Liliang, Chief Marketing Officer of China-Africa Development Fund, has 25 years of private equity and banking experience. Prior to the tenure in CADFund, he was the Deputy General Manager of China Technology Innovation Corporation. Mr. Teng has deep insight of clean energy market, especially in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Mr. Teng was awarded a master degree of risk management by the University of READING of Britain in 2001, and a MBA degree by Tsinghua University of China in 1997.

Dr Stephen Njiru
Dr Stephen Njiru
Director, Geothermal Development Company

Dr. Stephen Njiru is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 20 years international experience as a lawyer, and in private practice, with government (Public sector) and in Academia.  He has undertaken all aspects of Legal Practice including Criminal, Civil and Commercial Litigation. His main fields have been Constitutional and Public Law, International Economic Law, Legal Systems and Services, Municipal and International Law.

Dr. Njiru who is the Chairman of the Legal and Regulatory Committee of the GDC Board of Directors, is also a member of the Finance Committee of the Board. He has advised governments (including the Government of Kenya as a State Counsel and also as a Special Consul and Legal Adviser to the Government), public bodies, International Corporations and other firms. He has also been a lecturer of Law, having taught at the University of Manchester. Njiru is also widely experienced in the areas of Public / Constitutional Law, Legal Systems and Methods, Law of Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Economic Law and Human Rights. He has Worked and conducted research on the Bretton Woods Institution including the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization and World Intellectual Property Organization.
He was the Head of the Technical team on the Constitution of Kenya which oversaw the Constitution Review Process leading to the promulgation of the New Constitution in Kenya. He was appointed to the GDC Board as an Independent Director on the 10th day of February 2012.
Harry Greaves
Harry Greaves
Brescelco, Liberia

Mr. Harry Greaves is the founder of the NGO "Coalition to Bring Plenty Cheap Reliable Stable Electricity to Liberia" (Brescelco, for short). Brescelco is an advocacy group spearheading a grassroots movement in Liberia to end the monopoly on the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in the country and to open these services up to private sector participation.

Mr. Greaves served as managing director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) from 2006 to 2009. At LPRC  he spearheaded a major corporate restructuring program that saw the company increase its pre-tax annual profits from US$1.5 million to $8 million per year.

Upon the end of Liberia's civil war,  Mr. Greaves served as economic advisor to the Head of State of the transitional government.

Mr. Greaves is a certified public accountant, with memberships in the Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Moctar Toure
Moctar Toure
African Forum for Utility Regulators
Mr. Moctar TOURE, Power Engineer and Economist, currently President of CREE, Mali’s Regulatory Commission for Electricity and Water utilities, and, founding member of AFUR (African Forum for Utility Regulators).
He held 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 has been 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 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 advisor to the Prime Minister office in charge of Regional infrastructures programs (in Energy, Telecommunication, and Transport) before joining the Regulatory Commission. 
Jeremy Stevenson
Jeremy Stevenson
Asia Economist
Standard Bank

Jeremy Stevens is an international economist for the Standard Bank Group, based in Beijing, China.

Jeremy’s research gives special attention to the Chinese economy, and how the shift towards a multipolar world is re‐calibrating Africa’s external and internal dynamics. His papers have been presented at the FOCAC Summits (Egypt in 2009 and Beijing 2012), the
AfDB, ADB, OECD, IMF, WB and at a host of other regional and local gatherings and conferences.
He advises Standard Bank’s clients and African central banks, policymakers and corporates on developments in the Chinese economy and financial markets. In addition, he works with Chinese corporates, policy banks and think tanks on opportunities in Africa.

Jeremy frequently comments across a host of international media forums, including Bloomberg, CNBC, the Economist, the Financial
Times, Reuters, and Wall Street Journal. Moroever, he regularily contributes to China’s domestic media, including CCTV, China Daily,
Caijing, China Securities Journal and elsewhere.

In 2010, Jeremy along with his colleague, Simon Freemantle, was awarded Emerging Market Research Award for Africa 2010 by Euromoney. In 2013, Jeremy was selected as one of ten academics to represent South Africa at the BRICS Academic Forum.
Jeremy joined the bank in 2006, selected for the investment bank’s graduate leadership programme.

Currently Jeremy is a PhD candidate at London School of Economics. Prior to this, Jeremy studied a Bachelor in Social Science in Politics, Philosophy and Economics degree at University of Cape Town; honours in international trade and development and a Masters in Economics from the University of Johannesburg. Jeremy worked for both the public and nongovernmental
sectors in South Africa.

Patrick P. Guo
Patrick P. Guo
Executive Head: Power and Infrastructure
Standard Bank, China

Patrick (Mingzhen) Guo is the head of Power & Infrastructure China. He had 20 years working experience in financing sector with comprehensive knowledge and understanding in the field of cross border trade/investment activities, and accumulated deep insights into emergent market dynamics. He had 11 years ECA working experience, familiar with China government’s foreign trade/investment supporting scheme, and had extensive connections with the major players in the industry. He started his career at a senior position in the Export-Import Bank of China (C-Eximbank) and after that Director at China Export & Credit Insurance Co (Sinosure). He served as Head of Trade and Export Finance at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. (SMBC) before joining StandardBank. He holds the BA degree of Central University of Finance & Banking of China and MBA of Peking University Guanghua Management School.

Ana Hajduka
Ana Hajduka
Founder and Director
Africa GreenCo

Ana is qualified as a lawyer in both England & Wales and the State of New York, and is an infrastructure and energy consultant with more than 10 years’ experience in a variety of transactions including project finance, public-private partnerships and project development, working on energy and infrastructure projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.   Ana recently launched Africa GreenCo (Africa Green Regional Energy: Efficient, New and Creditworthy Offtaker) calling for the set-up of a public-private partnership in the form of an independent, regional, renewable energy offtaker for the Southern African Development Community via the Southern African Power Pool.  Africa GreenCo would streamline development, mitigate offtake and credit risk and catalyse private sector finance for large-scale regional renewable energy development. 

H.E. Hon. Matadi Atadi Nenga Gamanda
H.E. Hon. Matadi Atadi Nenga Gamanda
Minister of Energy and Water Resources
DR Congo
2015:Minister of Energy and Water Resources;
2011:Vice-president of Solidarity Movement for Change « MSC » political party, member of the Republican Opposition;
2011:Elected for the second time in the electoral district of Kinshasa IV (Tshangu), Kinshasa Town, for 2011-2016 legislature;
2010:Full Professor Position at the Faculty of Law in the Protestant University of Congo.
1997:Lawyer at the Supreme Court.
1995:Member of the Permanent Commission of Congolese Reform of Law.
1975:Lawyer at the Appeal Court, and Lawyer at the Supreme Court.
2006:National Deputy, elected by district of Kinshasa IV (Tshangu) for the 2006-2011 legislatures; 
2004-2011:First Vice-President of Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD), political party;
2004-2006:Second Vice-president of National Assembly of Transition
2003-2006:National Deputy;
2001:Director of the Institute of Human Rights (I.D.H.);
2000:Associate Professor and Professor at the Protestant University of Congo;
1992-1995:President of the Bar of Kinshasa;
1994-1997:President of the Association of young lawyers of Zaïre (A.J.A.Z.);
1983-1992:Member of National Council of Order;
1987-1995:Official Representative of the International Association of Young Lawyers (A.I.J.A.) to the Organization of African Unity and National Vice-president National of A.I.J.A.;
1995:Appointed 18 August 1995 by the Congress of A.I.J.A. meeting in Washington as Vice Honorary President of the Association;
1985-1995:President of the Commission for the Training of the trainee lawyers;
1983-1985:Editor in chief of the Journal of the Bar;
1983-1990:Commissaire du peuple suppléant (député suppléant) ;
1982-1985:Member of the Council Order of the Lawyers of the Bar of Kinshasa;
1973-1974:Legal Advisor at the National University of Zaïre, Campus of Kinshasa;
1970-1971:Administrator, and Chief Redactor of the Journal « Présence universitaire » enacted by Catholics students of the University of Lovanium;
1975:Lawyer at the Appeal Court of Kinshasa;
1967-1969:Secretary of the College Notre Dame (while being student).
July 2000:Doctor in Law with mention « very honorable with congratulations», University of Paris X-Nanterre (France);
1995:Special certificate in law and American Institutions at the University of Wisconsin, in Madison (United States of America);
1991:Post graduate degree in Human Rights at the Center for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University in New York City (United States of America);
1990:Special certificate of English Language studies at Oxford House College, London;
1970-1973:Law degree at the National University of Zaïre: Business Laws;
1969-1970:BA in Philosophy and Letters, in preparation for the law degree at the University of Lovanium of Kinshasa.
1964-1969:Literary Classics (Latin), Option « Philosophy » at the College of Notre Dame of Idiofa;
1962-1964:Orientation cycle in College Saint-Louis of Ngoso (Idiofa);
1957-1962:Primary Education at Primary School of Holy Family at Oblate Fathers of Idiofa (Centrale School for Boys);
2006:Training on African countries, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP), at Brussels for effective participation in joint parliamentary sessions ACP-UE;
2005:Training in leadership at Leadership Institute, Arlington (United States of America);
1997:Human rights court (Switzerland), training organized by the High Commissioner for Refugees in cooperation with the Swiss State Secretary of Foreign;
1971-1973:Training as soldier trainee in the Ceta para commando division forcedly organized by the political regime against university students after the 1971 protests. Sergeant Released.
1960-1963:Scout in FEBOSCO 
a) Books
1.Elements of philosophy of law, Ed. Law and New ideas, Kinshasa, 2013, 128 pages;
2.The status of people’s representatives in deliberate political assemblies, Ed. Academia Bruylant, Louvain-La-Neuve 2010 (co-author with Professor Evariste BOSHAB), 357 pages;
3.Private Judicial Law, Ed. Academia Bruylant, Louvain-La-Neuve, 2006, 735 pages ;
4.The right to a fair trial, Ed. Academia Bruylant, Louvain-La-Neuve, 2002, 174 pages;
5.Question of judiciary in Democratic Republic of Congo, Contribution to  reform theory, Ed. Law and New Ideas, Kinshasa, 2001 (530 pages, available), 530 pages, PhD;
6.Zaïre: An unlikely democracy, Ed. CEDI, 1997, 275 pages;
7.The right to fair trial in the Zairian civil procedure, Ed. CEDI, 1990, 48 pages.
b) Articles 
1.« The competition of tort and contractual responsibilities » (in Bar journal: Kinshasa 1983);
2.« Maintenance obligations in the new Zairian code» (Publication of the International Association of Young Lawyers, AIJA), September 1988, Congress of New Delhi;
3.« The defense function », Publication of the international Association of young lawyers (AIJA), Seminary of Douala, 1993.
H.E. Hon Christopher Yaluma
H.E. Hon Christopher Yaluma
Minister of Energy
Hon. Christopher B Yaluma holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from University of Idaho in the USA. He worked for Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation(ZESCO) for 12 years rising to the position of Regional Manager. In 1992 he left ZESCO for South Africa where joined ESKOM as Senior Engineer in Network Optimisation (Power System Management).
In 1996 he was promoted to Network Services Manager responsible for network planning, design and construction for both power and control technologies. He has designed and implemented key substations and lines for the mining industry.
While at ESKOM, where he spent 19 years of his career in engineering, Hon. Yaluma, served in various engineering management positions. He has in depth experience across the power system management and has mentored and coached a number of engineers in the industry. At the time of his leaving ESKOM, Hon. Yaluma served as the Electricity Delivery Manager for the Northern Region.
Currently Hon. Yaluma is a member of parliament for Malole Constituency and was appointed Minister of Mines, Energy and Water Development for the Republic of  Zambia   
Silas Zimu
Silas Zimu
Presidential Special Advisor on Energy
South Africa
Silas Mzingeli Zimu obtained his B. Eng. Honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1991. He also holds an Msc in Engineering Management. Silas has attended some of the highly recognized leadership and management programmes both nationally and internationally.
Mr. Zimu started his career in the electricity industry when he joined Eskom in 1992 where he worked as an engineer in the generation group. Amongst areas that he was involved in is the normalisation of Soweto. He was also appointed as a contract manager for key projects like Alusaf and Matimba-Bulawayo. While still at Eskom, he was later appointed as a Key Customer Relations Manager looking after the mining industry.
He joined City Power as a General Manager - Planning and Technology and was soon promoted to  Vice President, Customer Services. Because of the knowledge and passion he has for Engineering Operations, Silas was then appointed as a Vice President of Operations in December 2003 and served on Executive Management Committee, as well as a number of Board committees within the organization. Silas has extensive experience in both business and strategic management. He acted in the CEO position since February 2006, until being appointed Managing Director of City Power.
Mr. Zimu has held the position of CEO of Suzlon Wind Energy South Africa (Pty) Ltd since October 2011 and shares with us the vision for a greater tomorrow.
Mr Zimu, has recently been appointed as the energy advisor to the RSA State President.
Engr. Reynolds Bekinbo Dagogo-Jack
Engr. Reynolds Bekinbo Dagogo-Jack
Jack Reynolds Engineering
Reynolds Bekinbo Dagogo-Jack, a chartered civil engineer with over thirty years experience was a foundation member of the Presidential Task Force on Power (PTFP) inaugurated in 2010 to design , develop and implement the Nigeria Power Sector Reform Agenda, reputed to be one of the most ambitious power sector reform programs in recent history. 
Between 2010 and 2012 he was Senior Special Assistant to the President in charge of monitoring the National Integrated Power Projects, a special supply capacity expansion initiative covering the construction of over 400 projects nationwide worth over US$5 billion which included 4773 megawatts of brand new natural gas-fired power plants & the associated gas infrastructure, transmission backbone and distribution projects. Subsequently he was in 2012 elevated to the Chairmanship of the Presidential Task Force on Power and member of the Presidential Action Committee on Power which was chaired by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as the apex clearing house for driving the power reform agenda.
Prior to joining the PTFP, he served in several public and private sector duty posts spanning two decades with the following as highlights: Special Assistant to the Minister of Aviation; Deputy Director (Commercialisation), Bureau of Public Enterprises; twice as Honourable Commissioner of Works and Transport Rivers State; Sole Administrator of the Rivers State Transport Corporation (RTC); District manager Total Nigeria downstream. 
He is a Fellow of the Nigeria Society of Engineers and also a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management.  He is widely respected as a key resource person who has contributed immensely to the ongoing reform and privatization of Nigeria’s electricity sector and was listed as one of the twenty most experienced & influential technocrats on Power Sector reform initiatives in East/West Africa in 2014 by ESI Africa Journal on Power.
Engr Beks Dagogo-Jack was decorated with the prestigious national honor of Officer of the Federal Republic OFR by the President in 2014. 
Tarik Hamane
Tarik Hamane
Director of Power Generation Projects and Programs
Office National of Electricity and Potable Water (ONEE) , Morocco
Tarik HAMANE has been Director of Power Generation Projects and Programs at the Office National of Electricity and Potable Water (ONEE) since December 2011.
From 2010 to 2011, he was the Project Manager of the Jorf Lasfar Power Generation Plant Expansion at ONEE. From 2008 to 2010 he was Head of Value Enhancement Power Generation Program Division, in charge also of the Technical Division of the Gas Turbines Generation Plants at ONEE. And from 2007 to 2008 he was Manager of Industrials Systems at ONEE.
He was Head of Electricity, Water and Waste Dispatching System at LYDEC (GDF-Suez Group), Casablanca Morocco (2006-07). Before 2006, he was a R&D Engineer at CNRS in France.
Mr. HAMANE has an MBA from Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées Paris, France, a Master’s Degree in Information Systems and IT devices from Ecole Centrale Lyon and INSA Lyon, France, and an Engineer Diploma (equivalent to MSc) in Electrical Engineering and Automatic from Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (Supelec) Paris and INSA Lyon.
Sun Hao
Sun Hao
Senior Consultant
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.


Siyanga Malumo
Siyanga Malumo
Copperbelt Energy Corporation, Zambia
Siyanga Malumo is a Zambian National who studied at the University of Zambia (BA, Business, Economics & Law). He went on to study at McGill University in Montreal (MBA, Finance & Marketing). He also obtained a diploma in French at the University of Madagascar and Portuguese at Escola Cambridge in Lisbon.
Siyanga Malumo is now concentrating his attention on investments in infrastructure and financial services companies. To this end, in 2006 he acquired, jointly with fellow Zambians, the Copperbelt Energy Corporation (a joint venture subsidiary of Cinergy of the USA and National Grid of the UK). This company supplies electricity to the mining companies on the Zambian Copperbelt (which consume 60% of Zambia’s electricity). This was the first time on the African continent that Africans acquired a utility and raised over US $ 120 million without government support or guarantees. Such was the pioneering nature of this transaction that it received the “Deal of the Year in Africa” award in the utilities sector, from Project Finance in March 2007 in London.


Samuel Alemayhu
Samuel Alemayhu
Managing Director
Cambridge Industries Limited
Mr. Samuel Z. Alemayehu is Head of Africa & Managing Director at the Addis Ababa Office of Cambridge Industries Ltd. 
Mr. Samuel Alemayehu started his career in Silicon Valley as a serial entrepreneur. He is the founder of three successful tech ventures based in California. He was an Associate at Venrock Associates (The Rockefeller Family Venture Firm) investing in consumer media services around the world. He then helped co-found Cambridge Industries Ltd, to develop and construct waste-to-energy and biomass plants in Africa. Currently he is overseeing the construction of a 50MWe waste-to-energy facility in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the development of waste-to-energy biomass plants in Uganda, Kenya, Cameroon, Senegal and Djibouti. The Cambridge Group is developing its projects in partnership with China National Electric Engineering Co. (CNEEC).
He is an expert on technology investments and development of renewable energy projects in Africa with emphasise in waste-to-energy, biomass and wind. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Engineering. 
Ahmed Baroudi
Ahmed Baroudi
Energy Investment Company
Ahmed Baroudi is the Managing Director of the Energy Investment Company in Morocco, which has the objective to execute the government-backed strategy in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Dr Baroudi has a PhD in electronics and industrial computing. He has a well-grounded experience in complex design, high technology, telecommunications, energy efficiency gained with  Thales, Alcatel and Thomson. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the International Institute of Multifunctional Materials for Energy Conversion (IIMEC – Texas A&M). 
Gerson Rukata
Gerson Rukata
Kudu Project Leader
NamPower, Namibia
Gerson Rukata is the Kudu Project Leader for the Kudu Power Project Company SPV, whereby the Namibia Power Corporation Pty Ltd (NamPower), a power utility in Namibia, is the main sponsor of the project.
The Kudu Power Project is a Special Purpose Vehicle for the development of the Kudu Power Station CCGT Power Plant in Namibia by NamPower and its strategic partners, utilising gas from the Kudu Gas Field offshore Namibia. NamPower holds a 51% share in the SPV, the Copperbelt Energy Corporation Ltd (a private power utility from Zambia) holds a 30% share, and the Strategic Equity Investor (which is a worldwide renowned Power Developer experienced in the development and operation of combined cycle gas turbine technology power plants of the magnitude of Kudu (800MW or more) will hold the remainder 19% share.
Rukata has been associated with the Kudu Power Project for the past eleven (11) years, first as the head of the Technical Workstream with effect from 2004 and responsible for all technical matters pertaining to the Project. Thereafter he was elevated to the Kudu Project Leadership position effective from 2010. Over the past 11 years Rukata has specialised in the project management of complex mega projects and in the packaging of a Project Financed project to take it financial close. Financial Close is planned for December 2015. The packaging of the project mainly entailed the completion of all technical studies (such as Geotechnical, Environmental Impact Assessments, Cooling Water studies, etc.), procurement and negotiation of the EPC Contract, the procurement and negotiation of the LTSA and Operations and Maintenance Contracts, the negotiation of the Power Purchase Agreement and offtake contracts, the negotiation of the Gas Supply Agreement, the negotiation of the Joint Development Agreement and the Shareholders’ Agreement by the developers, and the structuring of Finance from Equity Investor and Debt Finance (from Commercial Banks, DFI’s and ECA covered financing from China and Germany).
Rukata has an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from England. Prior to Kudu Rukata worked in the maintenance of the electricity infrastructure up to the 400kV voltage level.
Pearse Rutledge
Pearse Rutledge
Senior Consultant, Kudu Financial Advisory Team
Ernst & Young
Pearse Rutledge is the Founder/Director of Rutledge Infrastructure Advisory Ltd (RIA), an independent financial advisory consultancy he established after 8 years as a Partner of Ernst & Young LLP, London.  Pearse was a founding partner of Ernst & Young’s Infrastructure Advisory Group and Head of International Project Finance for the firm.  Pearse also developed and ran the firm’s Debt Advisory business.  Pearse joined Ernst & Young following a 7-year career as an investment banker with HSBC Investment Bank, where he was a Director in the Project and Export Finance team and head of Project Finance Debt Capital Markets. Prior to that Pearse worked for 12 years as a Chartered Civil Engineer in the Rail Sector both for Irish Rail and in international consulting in Africa and Malaysia.  
Over the last 22 years, Pearse has specialized in providing advice to public sector and private sector clients, in the UK and internationally, on the procurement, management, structuring and financing of major infrastructure assets, PPP projects and related infrastructure companies. He has advised on, and raised finance for, infrastructure projects of an aggregate investment value of over US $ 17 billion in a wide range of industry sectors.  In the course of providing these services Pearse has developed and delivered extensive knowledge transfer programs in PPP finance management for a wide range of international clients. Pearse has developed key relationships with clients, lenders and investors in the UK and internationally and is recognised as a leading expert in his field.
Pearse has an MBA and is a Chartered Civil Engineer.
H.E. Hon Obeth Kandjoze
H.E. Hon Obeth Kandjoze
Minister of Energy and Mines
  • Mar-Oct 2005 University of Stellenbosch Business School – Stellenbosch Management Development Program (MDP)
  • 1991 – 1994 University of Helsinki – Finland Master of Science Degree (Geology)
  • 1987-1991 University of Cape Town – Cape Town, RSA Bachelor of Science Degree (Geology)
  • Managing Director - National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR) November 1,2012 – March 2015
  • Exploration & Production Manager – National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR) 2007 – Nov 1, 2012
  • New Ventures & Promotion Unit Manager – National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR) 2006 – 2007
  • Senior Petroleum Geologist – National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR) 1999 – 2006
  • Petroleum Explorationist – National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR) 1997 – 1999
  • Country Exploration Manager – National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR) 1995 – 1997
  • GIS Geologist – National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR) 1994-1995
Richard Anamoo
Richard Anamoo
Director General
Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority
Director-General, Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority (GPHA).
IAPH Executive Committee Member for Africa/Europe Region with Voting Rights (1st Ghanaian to hold such prestigious position) 2014 to date. 
A Design Engineer for 1 year with Sir William Halcrow & Partners (now Halcrow Ltd) in Swindon UK.
Civil Engineer (specializing in Structural & Geotechnical Engineering)
Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana
Civil Engineer (Hydraulic Engineering from the Netherlands,
Post Graduate Certificates in:
- Port Planning, Management & Design from Japan.
- Port Planning, Urban Site Planning and Strategic Information Systems from the MIT, USA,
- Modernization of Port Facilities and Management Systems from Japan.
Membership of professional bodies:
Member, Ghana Institution of Engineers, [MGhIE]
Member, Ghana Bar Association: [Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana]
Fellow, Centre for Advanced Engineering, MIT USA
Jacques Marais
Jacques Marais
Chief Operating Officer
Beijing Axis
Jacques Marais started his career as a civil engineer at Transnet. He became interested in supply chain management and after gaining his industrial engineering qualifications worked in the mining information systems industry. He subsequently held various general management positions in the supply chain management sector. He joined IMPERIAL Logistics in 2011 where he is responsible for international business development, while serving as Chief Operating Officer for The Beijing Axis.
Jacques obtained a civil engineering degree and continued to earn honours and master’s degrees in industrial engineering from the University of Pretoria. He later acquired an Executive MBA degree from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town. He is fluent in English and Afrikaans.
Li Hao
Head of Business Development Department
James Kamau
James Kamau
Managing Partner
DLA Piper
James is a leading Corporate Commercial and Projects Lawyer in Kenya with over twenty three years. He is the Managing Partner of Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates (IKM), a leading commercial law firm in Kenya. On a global level, IKM is a member of DLA Piper, an alliance of legal practices, which includes firms with offices around the globe. Regionally, IKM is also a member of DLA Piper Africa Group, an alliance of law firms in Africa. 
James’ main areas of practice include commercial and corporate law, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, projects and infrastructure.
James has handled numerous complex local and cross-border transactions and advises many of the leading local and multinationals active in Kenya and Eastern Africa.
The Chambers Global Guide describes James as follows: “his wide-ranging expertise includes considerable knowledge of corporate finance transactions”. He is commended for his “commercial and practical approach." 


Obinna Ihedioha
Obinna Ihedioha
Vice President, Infrastructure Investment and Special Advisor to the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority
Obinna is a Vice President, Infrastructure, Markets and Investment at the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, where he doubles as the Special Adviser to the Managing Director & CEO. Prior to this position, he served as Special Advisor to the Hon. Minister of Power where he participated in the acceleration of the Nigeria power sector reform. He also served in an advisory capacity as Special Advisor to the Hon. Minister for Power from July 2009 – October 2010, before assuming the position of Technical Adviser, Project Monitoring Unit of the Presidential Task Force on Power (PTFP), established in June 2010. Obinna played a key role in the preparation and development of the Nigerian Electricity Power Sector Roadmap, launched by His Excellency President Goodluck Jonathan on August 26, 2010. 
He is a public policy and reform expert with over 13 years hands-on transactional experience in privatization and commercialization, public sector reform, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, procurement and donor relations. Obinna has worked on several transactional and organizational issues with the Bureau of Public Enterprises, Federal Ministry of Power,  (BPE). In addition to developing many of the Bureau’s privatization and commercialization procedure manual which are in use today, he has participated in the successful privatization of well over 15 State-Owned Enterprises cutting across core investor sales, concession, asset sales, public offers, private placements and liquidations. Obinna also worked with Transcom International UK, and assisted in development and application of new CRM tool. 
Obinna has acted in several capacities at the Bureau including Project Manager (Nitel Transactions), Team Leader (NIPOST Transaction). He was the Monitoring and Evaluation officer for the privatization of Eleme Petro-chemicals, Delta Steel Rolling Mills, Katsina Steel Rolling Mills, Jos Steel Rolling Mills, Aluminium Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON), Port Harcourt Refinery and Kaduna Refinery.
Obinna is a graduate of Political Science from the University of Abuja, and holds a Master’s degree in International Development: Public Policy and Management from the University of Manchester, UK, He is an alumni of Kennedy School of Government, Harvard. 
Jaz Vanmalli
Jaz Vanmalli
Head of Construction and Cement
Standard Bank
Focus areas: SA/Africa market growth with Infrastructure development and opportunities within the Power and Infrastructure Sector.
Executive who provides sector support to core clients and managing key strategic listed multinational clientele within the Construction and Cement Sector.
Managing Global Sub Sector strategy for CIB Construction & Cement. Facilitating new entrant’s local and International into CIB in SA/Africa.
Managing business opportunities, credit and legal structuring processes.
Key Focus on managing Sector budget /revenues for CIB across SA/Africa. Expansion of Construction & Cement companies in SA/Africa and International Players with global complex facility requirements and structures for term-project debt, treasury and related Corporate and Investment Banking offerings.
Some clientele include; Construction: Mota Engil, Murray and Roberts, Aveng, WBHO, Group Five, Stefanutti, Odebrecht Cement: PPC, Afrisam, Sephaku, Lafarge, Holcim and Dangote
  • Head: Import & Export Sector at CitiBank (10 years)
  • Relationship Manager at Nedbank Ltd (4 years)
Lucy Hornby
Lucy Hornby
China Correspondent
Financial Times

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.

David Ofosu-Dorte
David Ofosu-Dorte
Senior Partner
AB & David

David Ofosu-Dorte is a business law specialist with a focus on Africa transactions.  He has a combined public and private sector experience spanning over twenty-five (25) years and has worked on several projects cutting across finance, infrastructure and advice to governments.   He is trusted by clientele for his “terrifically focused, hands-on approach and brilliant business sense(Chambers Global, UK 2012), regarded as a top project lawyer(IFLR1000, 2013) and ”.... recognised for his role in pioneering the development of Public Private Partnerships in Ghana" (Chambers Global, UK 2014).

He founded AB & David which has partnered with other African firms and have become a Pan-African law firm serving clients in 23 jurisdictions on the African continent. 

He led AB & David to earn the distinction as the First African law firm to earn the UK Law Society Lexcel accreditation - which is a mark of the highest standards in the practice and management of law firms.

Dr. David Bénazéraf
Dr. David Bénazéraf
China Programme Deputy Manager
International Energy Agency
Dr. David Bénazéraf is the China programme deputy manager of the International Energy Agency (OECD-IEA). He graduated from the Political Science Institute of Paris (Sciences Po), and holds a research Master from Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne University on developing and emerging countries. David also received a PhD in Geography on Chinese investments in Africa, with a specific focus on projects in African cities. To conduct his research, he was awarded with a doctoral research scholarship of the Institute of Higher National Defence Studies (IHEDN), a body under the French Prime Minister’s office. He did fieldwork in Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Angola, and China. David speaks French, English and Chinese.
David has worked several years in China where he developed in-depth expertise on energy, environment and urban development issues. He worked both within Chinese (Tsinghua Urban Planning Institute) and French (French Embassy in Beijing) organisations. 
Shaun Zambuni
Shaun Zambuni
Bisil Portland Clinker and Cement

Shaun is a seasoned executive who has worked in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands and is currently working in Kenya as the CEO of a private investment group.  He has worked in the oil sector, business service franchising, wholesale homewares and healthcare. In his current role he is on the board of several major Kenyan companies in media, transport and logistics, tea plantations, agriculture and the finance sector. Shaun is also leading the Kenya investment group in developing a 1mtpa clinker and cement packaging plant near Nairobi in Kenya. Having secured a 65mt limestone resource the main objective of this plant is to produce and supply locally made clinker to bridge the 60% import gap that currently exists in Kenya.

Kwodwo Ampofo
Kwodwo Ampofo
Ghana Infrastructure and Investment Fund

Mr. Kodwo Edisi Ampofo [AB.cl, MBA, JD], chief consultant of Emos Consultancy Limited, is a seasoned development economist, financial and management expert, and corporate lawyer, with in-depth experience in project and corporate finance, management and organizational development, policy design and analysis, financial and investment analysis, business appraisal, and, project design, monitoring and evaluation, as well as targeted social and economic interventions. For over 30 years of high level engagement, Mr. Ampofo has led or directed several private and public sector projects in all sectors of the economy. He has provided corporate strategic advice including pioneering structuring and design of project finance arrangements to support development of infrastructure including BOT, and other variants. He was also for many years one of the instructors in the Ghana Stock Exchange’s security courses program where he lectured on financial markets and corporate finance.

Carolyn Dong
Carolyn Dong
Foreign Legal Consultant
DLA Piper
Carolyn Dong specializes in energy projects, corporate M&A and financing transactions in the oil & gas, power and petrochemical industry. She has also assisted some of China'slarge state-owned enterprises in international litigation and arbitration matters, working closely with dispute resolution counsel from DLA Piper across various jurisdictions to achieve satisfying results for her clients. She has more than 29 years of corporate, legal practice and academic experience, having spent time at King & Wood Mallesons (Beijing), BP (Hong Kong & Singapore), Sinopec (Beijing Headquarters Finance Department), Clifford Chance (Hong Kong) and at the Faculty of Law of a university in Beijing.
Carolyn has been involved in a number of major energy-related transactions throughout her career, including; a number of major outbound acquisitions of upstream oil & gas assets by state-owned energy and power companies; advising and directing transactions involving the investment, financing and construction of power plants; and, assisting overseas and domestic energy enterprises in the negotiation and formation of Sino-foreign joint ventures and associated project financing. She has also represented several major international energy companies on inbound investments (together with the associated financing) in both the traditional (oil & gas, mining) and clean (wind, solar, bio-ethanol and bio-mass) energy sectors.
Mohammed Saad
Mohammed Saad

Schneider Electric
Mohamed Saad joined Schneider Electric in 1998. He is currently the Zone President of Schneider Electric Africa &  Caribbean, responsible for more than 54 countries. He occupied various positions within the organization in HR, project management & general management in several locations between Paris, Barcelona, Algeria and Egypt. In 2006, he became the Country President for Algeria then in 2010 he was nominated as Country President for Egypt and North East Africa. Finally, in April 2012 he was nominated to his current role. During his journey Mohamed proven to be a strong leader on both the business and the people’s side. He was able to successfully put Africa on track to reach the growth ambitious objectives through Schneider Electric products & solutions that are reliable, affordable and safe. He also managed to lead successful CSR projects in Africa to provide access to energy to the people who need it the most. This was achieved through special programs to train and sponsor young talents from the base of the pyramid in energy management to make them learn, tell, and build our sustainability story.
Beside his corporate responsibilities, Mohamed has further roles in reputable organizations. He is Treasurer of the French trade consolers’ committee-CCE and a board member in the French Chamber of Commerce. He provided lectures for graduate students in Paris at “l’Ecole Supérieure de Management en Alternance – l’ESMA” - Marne La Vallée.  He also acted as graduate professor in HEC, Joy-en-Josas. 
Mohamed graduated from the American University in Cairo, and pursued his education with an MBA and an executive education program at London Business School (LBS).
Stevenson Nzaramba
Stevenson Nzaramba
Director General in Charge of Policy and Planning
Government of Rwanda
I hold a Masters Degree In Business Administration-Maastricth Schoool of Management, Bachelors of Development Studies/Economics, Diploma in Enterprise Development through Value Chains from International Training center (ILO) & Post Graduate Diploma in Communication from Makerere University.
I am a Director General in charge of Planning, Policy formulation, Monitoring and Evaluation in the Ministry of Infrastructure appointed by His Excellency, Paul Kagame The President of the Republic of Rwanda. My job descriptions includes strengthening Policy and strategy of the Ministry in relation to the different subsectors under the Ministry's mandate, coordinating the Planning function including strategic and operations, strengthening investment planning, designing, strengthening monitoring and evaluation tools and coordinate the preration of Annual Action Plans and investment plans to guide budget preparations.
I have worked at EAC regional level as a Regional Trade Advisor (EAFF), i have worked with the Ministry of Trade in Rwanda in different posts (Senior Trade Specialist, Director of Internal and Projects Coordinator, Senior Economist) and also worked with the Ministry of Finance in Rwanda as a consultant in the formulation of Rwanda's Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy.
I have more than 11 years in Senior Management Positions in the Government of Rwanda and 3 years of experience at a regional level. I negotiated Rwanda's accession to the East African Community and headed various committees.
Paul Asare Ansah
Paul Asare Ansah

Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority
Paul Asare Ansah was appointed Marketing and Customer Service Manager of Takoradi Port in 2001 at a time the port was considered dead. Within four years, $7million was invested into warehousing facilities; 13,000 jobs were created and $15.8 Million accrued in revenue to the Port.
In 2005, he was made the Ghana Port Authority’s Representative to the landlocked countries of Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso. In 2012 he became the Marketing and Public Relations Manager of Tema Port. Three years later the Port has been adjudged the Best Performing Port and Best Container Terminal in West and Central Africa. He is a member of Ghana’s Trade Facilitation Committee and a Port Management Training Consultant.
He has facilitated several conferences and seminars in Ghana, Niger, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mali, South Africa, Mauritius, Japan, Korea, Australia and China. He holds an MBA and a Post Graduate Degree in Communication Studies.
Shi Jiyang
Freddy Lamfel

Lesiba Morallane
Lesiba Morallane
Eastern and Southern African Infrastructure Fund Manager (ESAIF)
  • B Com (Hons) Economics
  • MBA, majored in Finance
  • Lesiba is the CEO of Eastern and Southern African Infrastructure Fund Manager (ESAIF) the Manager the COMESA Infrastructure Fund (CIF) 
  • CIF is currently in a fund-raising mode targeting to raise a minimum of USD350 million for its closing in Dec 2016. At final closing CIF plans to achieve total capitalization of USD1 billion
  • Prior to being appointed as CEO of ESAIF, Lesiba worked for Harith General Partners (HGP) an entity he co-founded in 2007
  • HGP is the Manager of several private equity Infrastructure funds in Africa with over USD2.5 billion under management 
  • He served within HGP in various capacities including as an Investment Director in the office of the Group CEO
  • He was primarily responsible for the origination and closing of deals and also for investments monitoring/enhancing and preparation for exiting projects
  • He was responsible for setting up two regional private equity infrastructure funds for West and East Africa where HGP formed joint ventures with like-minded entities. 
  • Lesiba was responsible for facilitating investments in excess of USD120 million
  • He has extensive strategic management experience



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Africa Infrastructure & Power Forum 2015 took place at the Ritz-Carlton Beijing



The Africa Infrastructure & Power Forum will bring together key stakeholders from Africa to Asia to discuss opportunities for investment in Energy, Transport and Infrastructure Projects.

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 
  • Presentations from power technology providers in China who are actively seeking investment opportunities


  • 与正在为本国寻求投资的各国部长及项目发展商(或事业单位)面对面。
  • 与此时此刻寻找新的商机的可靠利益相关方面对面。
  • 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。
  • 聆听有关非洲通道现行项目的案例分析的绝佳机会
  • 与正在寻求在非洲投资新项目及其他投资机会的投资方面对面。
  • 更好的了解中国对非洲投资策略及政策。
  • 与电力、交通及信息通讯技术领域的主要相关利益者及推动方面对面。





Standard Bank

Forum Sponsor

Standard Bank, also trading as Stanbic Bank, has a rich history in Africa and for over 150 years, Standard Bank Group has been at the forefront of the continent’s progress. We are Africa’s largest bank by assets and earnings and present in 20 African countries and other key emerging markets. Our outstanding coverage and capabilities enable trade and investment flows between emerging markets and the continent and help connect our clients to opportunities to deliver on their business objectives.

Since 2007 Standard Bank Group has had a strong strategic relationship with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the world’s largest bank. The partnership reached new heights in January 2015 when ICBC acquired 60% of Standard Bank Plc, specifically it’s Global Markets business outside of Africa. The new entity, ICBC Standard Bank Plc,  is a leading financial markets and commodities bank, focused on  facilitating and financing trade flows between Africa and Asia.

Standard Bank’s Corporate and Investment Banking division specialises in industry sectors most relevant to emerging markets, including Power and Infrastructure. The single biggest driver for economic growth and competitiveness in emerging markets is power and infrastructure and as these economies grow, so too will the opportunities. Our specialist teams in London, Accra, Lagos, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Beijing and Sao Paulo have hands-on experience helping clients realise these opportunities in Africa.


DLA Piper Africa

Strategic Partner

DLA Piper is one of the most active law firms in Africa, with a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers working on projects and related financings on the continent. We provide legal services to a broad range of clients, including project sponsors, governments, parastatals, and banking and financial institutions in the power, oil and gas, renewables, telecommunications, mining and infrastructure sectors.
In addition to our lawyers in New York, London, Paris, Dubai and Houston who provide a coordinated and experienced approach to achieving our clients’ business objectives in Africa, our firm maintains the DLA Piper Africa Group, an alliance of leading law firms working together across the continent. DLA Piper Africa Group alliance firms are located in Algeria, Botswana, Burundi , Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia,  Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia and close working relationships with leading law firms in other countries across the continent.
Schneider Electric

Strategic Partner

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.

AB & David


Pan-African Firm – AB & David Africa

AB & David Africa is an independent Pan-African business law firm with immense experience in working with worldwide clients who do business in Africa.  Our focus is to ensure businesses and projects succeed in Africa by helping clients minimize the risks associated with doing business in Africa. 

Our experience is excellent resource that adds value to business in the complex Africa environment. Several clients have commended us for our ability to reduce the bureaucracy and minimize Africa investment risk.

We operate from 9 cities across 7 jurisdictions in Africa and through “Best Friend” firms. We are able to assist clients in 23 African countries.


Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund


Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF) is an independent fund set up by the Government of Ghana to mobilize, manage, coordinate and provide financial resources for investment in a diversified portfolio of infrastructure projects in Ghana.  GIIF’s activities include: attracting investments through the domestic and international capital and financial markets; the provision of debt and equity financing for infrastructure in Ghana. The Fund will follow any other operational guidelines and procedures outlined in the Investment Policy Statement approved by the Board. 
PORTFOLIO: The Fund will carry a diversified portfolio of investments in order to reduce risk. For each project, a stringent due diligence process will be adhered to and careful analysis of valuation undertaken on a consistent basis, so that the investment strategy will reduce downside risk and enhance return.
READY TO GO PROJECTS: GIIF is supporting ready to go projects which have strategic linkages to infrastructure and multiplier effect on the economy in general and industrialization in particular.At this moment, contact the CEO, Mr. Steve Nartey at snnartey@gmail.com.


ICBC Standard Bank is a leading financial markets and commodities bank operating across both developed and emerging economies. ICBC Standard Bank Plc was formed in February 2015 when Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC) acquired a 60% stake in Standard Bank Plc Global Markets division. As a result, a compelling strategic platform was formed, one that benefits from a unique Chinese and African parentage and an unrivalled global network and level of expertise.
ICBC Standard Bank Plc is a strategic platform for serving the growing demands of our clients in Global Markets products, as well as distributing African risk. We specialise in global commodities, fixed income, currencies and equities.
Headquartered in London, ICBC Standard Bank Plc also has operations in Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, New York, and Tokyo.
For more information please visit icbcstandard.com


"Currently 60% of Kenya's clinker requirements are imported through Mombasa and this demand is growing at a rate of 10 to 15% pa annum."
Bisil Portland Cement (BPC) are developing one of Africa's largest clinker and cement packaging plants adjacent to a 65 Million ton limestone resource with potential to expand to one of the world's largest plants. Information memorandum and technical studies being finalised. 
BPC is seeking over USD130 Million of debt equity funding in various flexible formats. For further information meet with Shaun Zambuni (Managing Director) and Morris Mwarey (Chief Operating Officer) or contact us at shaun@bpckenya.com and morris@bpckenya.com


To sponsor the Forum in 2016, please contact:

For Africa, Middle East, Asia and ROW

Brian Reffell

Sales Director

International +44 (0)20 7384 7812




African Review - Pan African Gold Media Partner
African Review - 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.
The Beijing Axis
The Beijing Axis

Consulting Partner

The Beijing Axis (www.thebeijingaxis.com) is an international advisory and procurement firm. Combining extensive experience and comprehensive capabilities, we collaborate with clients across their value chain via our strategy and management consulting; capital advisory; commodity trading; and procurement and supply chain managed services in order to raise their performance and profitability. With more than 11 years of delivering international advisory and procurement solutions, we have offices in Beijing, Singapore, Perth and Johannesburg, with Mumbai and Latin America currently being rolled out.

LAPPSSET Development Authority
LAPPSSET Development Authority
Construction Review Online
Construction Review Online
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…
www.constructionreviewonline.com 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.
ESI Africa
ESI Africa

ESI Africa is the trusted knowledge source for the pan-African electricity supply industry. Utilities, regulators, governments and their partners have used ESI Africa for over 19 years as their chosen platform for engagement. We are renowned for high quality insightful editorial and interviews, which helps drive the future of African power generation, transmission, distribution and energy efficiency. Being the knowledge source for all key decision makers in the African power industry allows us to open the door to new possibilities for your business, ensuring you are at the forefront of the Power industry. Over 50,000 professionals read ESI Africa, offering them an insight into the leading technologies and industry trends through our print and digital platforms.

Register with ESI Africa to receive the very latest news, industry insight and on demand content from around the African continent.  For advertising queries please contact Gerald Schreiner on +27 21 700 3500.




The Oil & Gas Year (TOGY)
The Oil & Gas Year (TOGY)
Since it was established in 2005, TOGY has developed from strength to strength to become a recognised actor in the global energy industry. By working hand in hand with established international names and newcomers, we are now a preferred corporate and institutional communications vehicle.
Our unrivalled reach into the boardroom can provide your organisation with the essential data tools to enter fresh markets, find partners and keep you abreast of market developments. For more information visit http://www.theoilandgasyear.com/
Africa Capital Digest
Africa Capital Digest
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
Email: acunningham@africacapitaldigest.com
Web: africacapitaldigest.com
Twitter: @afcdigest


Capital Markets in Africa
Capital Markets in Africa
Capital Markets in Africa is the leading “one-stop” platform dedicated to Africa’s fastest-growing financial, capital markets and wealth management industry. Capital Markets In Africa aims to support local and International investors, senior decision makers, institutions, policy makers or individual investors interested in the Africa by providing a platform for timely news and Interviews, a daily Market Watch – a summary of Daily Trading on African Stock Markets, expert features and economic outlooks, as well as “key risks and opportunities” available on the African continent.
Over the last few years Africa has consistently been named as the next Frontier for Capital growth by Economists and Financial Analysts. Capital Markets in Africa recognises the enterprising spirit and the investment opportunities that come with this phenomenon and as such aspires to showcase Africa as an attractive investment destination giving our readers the latest news, views and guidance on how to gain access to and profit from investment opportunities the region. We also provide exclusive interviews and commentaries from movers and shakers (such as Chief Executive Officers, Economists, Central Bank Governors, Investment and Fund Managers, Corporate Leaders, Heads of Governing Bodies, Entrepreneurs and Innovators) on the African continent.
WANT access to African financial and capital markets as well as the Africa ever-increasing Growth Story or want to simply keep an eye on what’s trending in Africa’s Capital Markets! THINK Capital Markets in Africa. 
African Energy
African Energy
African Energy is a respected source of independent analysis on the continent’s energy industries, produced by Cross-border Information (CbI), a globally recognised business intelligence company with a long established research focus on the politics, energy and financial sector trends of Africa and the Middle East.
Through continual monitoring of developments and an extensive network of local sources and on-the-ground experience, African Energy has established itself at the forefront of informed commentary and analysis on this most vital of sectors for the continent’s future.
Clients come to us for incisive and informed analysis on the issues, events, people and organisations that affect their businesses and interests.

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.


Visit www.engerati.com for more details.

The Independent Power Producers Forum (IPPF), works toward a level playing field, transparency, rule of law and a better overall investment environment in Asia as related to the IPP industry.  IPPF is a global non-profit organization made up of senior executives and decision-makers from power generation and related firms with active business commitments in Asia.  
Website: www.ippfpowerasia.com

The International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), founded in 1935, is a worldwide independent organisation of engineers and water specialists working in fields related to the hydro-environmental sciences and their practical application. Activities range from river and maritime hydraulics to water resources development and eco-hydraulics, through to ice engineering, hydro-informatics and continuing education and training. IAHR stimulates and promotes both research and its application, and by so doing strives to contribute to sustainable development, the optimisation of world water resources management and industrial flow processes. IAHR accomplishes its goals by a wide variety of member activities including: working groups, research agenda, congresses, specialty conferences, workshops and short courses; Journals, Monographs and Proceedings; by involvement in international programmes such as UNESCO, WMO, IDNDR, GWP, ICSU, and by co-operation with other water-related (inter)national organisations.




Africa Infrastructure & Power Forum 2015

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Pricing Information

  2 Days Conference
Introductory Rate (until 8 August) £1,050
Early Bird Rate (until 20 August) £1,400
Standard Rate (after 20 August) £1,750

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If you would like to attend AIPF 2016 as a member of press or are interested in a media partnership please contact:

Amy Offord
Marketing Manager
T: 44 (0)20 7384 8068
E: aipf@energynet.co.uk


Africa Infrastructure Power Forum Knowledge Bank

Please find information related to the Africa Infrastructure Power Forum that delegates could view ahead of the Forum.

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Standard Bank - Helping to Light up Africa

Video Interviews

These Ministers confirmed to participate in AIPF 2015. Hear their exclusive interviews from the Africa Energy Forum in Dubai June 2015.

Ambassador Henry O Macauley, Minister of Energy, Government of Sierra Leone

H.E. Hon James Musoni, Minister of Infrastructure, Rwanda

Hon. Charles. M Zulu, Deputy Minister, Minstry of Mines, Republic of Zambia

Moctar Toure, President, CREE, Mali

Why Sponsor AIPF? 为什么赞助非洲基础设施&能源论坛?

The Africa Infrastructure & Power Forum 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:

Brian Reffell
T: +44 (0)20 7384 7812