Advisory Board

The Advisory Board has been hand selected to review nominees for The African Power & Energy Elites. Their role is an important element for identifying the projects and individuals who define the progress being made within the African power and energy space.

Advisory Board 2020

The African Power & Energy Elites 2020 edition would not be possible without the key element of vetting each nomination, a process conducted freely by our six Advisory Board members. The selection process was extremely tough—due to the phenomenal number and mix of nominations received—but fair, as the selection process used concise criteria and a clear rating format.

Fatima Ademoh

Fatima Ademoh, an Investment Professional, previously worked as an Energy Project Developer for the USADF funded Waste-2-Watt Project in Nigeria.

Advisory Board member: Dr. Rebekah Shirley

Named Africa Utility Week's 2018 Outstanding Young Leader in Energy, Dr Rebekah Shirler is the Chief Research Officer at Power for All,...

Advisory Board member: Wondimu Tekle Sigo

Wondimu Tekle Sigo former State Minister of Ethiopia's Water, Irrigation and Energy. In Wondimu's 26 years of experience he has led different...

Advisory Board member: Paul Yillia

Paul T. Yillia is a research scholar with the Water (WAT) Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). Previously,...

Advisory Board member: Justin Schmidt

Justin is an experienced leader in the Financial Services sector with strong analytical and business development skills. With 12 years of rich...

Advisory Board member: Lungile Mashele

Lungile is the energy specialist at the Development Bank of Southern Africa. She provides specialist and technical information to enable deal success....

Advisory Board member: Astria Fataki

Founder and President of Energy Generation 'Being Congolese and French, I was educated between two cultures, ,making...

Advisory Board member: Lolu Adubifa

Lolu Adubifa is MD/CEO of Lavayo Energy based in Lagos. Lavayo Energy is a project development and energy advisory firm focused mostly...

Advisory Board member: Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl

Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl is the Editor of ESI Africa - Africa's leading publication in the energy and power sector, delivering technical and...

Advisory Board member: Shadrach Laban

Mr Shadrach Ivan Laban has 37 years in the electricity distribution industry with special expertise in the installation and maintenance of electrical...