PROGRAM DAY 1
25 April 2017
 
08:00 Registration

08:50 Opening
SEGUN ADAJU /// CEO - CONSISTENT ENERGY
Segun Adaju is the CEO of Consistent Energy. Segun has provided expert services as a consultant on renewable energy to various organisations such as UNDP, Bank of Industry Nigeria, Ecobank Nigeria, USAID, Winrock International, World Bank Group, Federal Government of Nigeria, Hienrich Boll Foundation, CTI Private Finance Advisory Network, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves etc. He has been playing a key role in creating access to clean energy for off-grid communities and poor rural households in Nigeria and a leading advocate for the removal of fuel subsidy in the Nigerian energy sector. As the Public Relations Officer of the Association of Nigerian Solar Energy Promoters, he has also led the advocacy for the creation of a level playing field for clean energy technologies and supported policy framework including mobilising rural women to advocate for increasing access to energy for the underserved. He brings his over two decades of commercial, retail and microfinance banking experience to bare on increasing access to finance across the renewable energy value chain.
Segun holds a B.Sc degree in Economics and MBA from the University of Lagos Nigeria and has attended executive training programs in Harvard Business School, MIT/Sloan School of Management, Frankfurt School of Management/UNEP, Lagos Business School and Renewables Academy Berlin.
SEGUN ADAJU
CEO - CONSISTENT ENERGY

09:00 SESSION 1 - Introduction and Overview of the Market Potential of the Nigerian Solar PV Sector

FACILITATOR
SESSION 1:
SEGUN ADAJU
CEO - CONSISTENT ENERGY
Opening Keynote - Opening of the conference by a Government Official
Nigeria’s Energy Landscape
  • Nigeria Energy Needs Assessment and Value Chain Analysis
  • Key Insights
  • Challenges and Opportunities
  • An Introduction to All On- Accelerating Access to Energy in Nigeria
EKAETE OKORO /// MANAGER EXTERNAL AFFAIRS & STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS - ALL ON
Ekaete (Eka) Okoro is All On’s Manager, External Affairs and Strategic Partnerships. She is responsible for opening and managing new frontiers of beneficial external relationships for All On through strategic partnerships with government, co-investors, development agencies, sector experts and other key players in renewable energy. She is also responsible for developing and implementing external communications, managing market intelligence, managing and advocating critical policy issues, and effectively positioning All On’s brand to create a positive image for the organization and help deliver its strategy.
EKAETE OKORO
MANAGER EXTERNAL AFFAIRS & STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS - ALL ON
Panel - Setting the stage for the conference, what are the challenges, how will they be addressed, solved.
  • Discussing and evaluating the drivers that will ensure a healthy growth of the market
  • Government and key stakeholders’ outlook on advancing Nigeria’s PV sector
  • Addressing the most pressing issues prevailing in Nigeria’s (renewable) energy sector
ANDREW JOHNSTONE /// CEO - CLIMATE FUND MANAGERS
Andrew Johnstone has overall responsibility for the establishment of the Climate Investor One initiative and is responsible for the delivery of all fund management services to Climate Investor One.
Andrew has led and guided the start-up and growth of infrastructure businesses in Africa, on the ground, and in regions such as Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa but also in Brazil and Bangladesh. Andrew is one of Africans most experienced and successful dealmakers, equity investors and creator of businesses in the infrastructure sector in Africa. He has 30 years of experience in the execution of 32 acquisitions, 8 disposals and 4 asset refinancing events across a variety of infrastructure sectors in Africa and was actively involved in the structuring, raising and deploying of five unlisted infrastructure fund vehicles in Africa.
Prior to Phoenix, Andrew was the Chief Executive Officer of Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) for 13 years, being a key contributor to AIIM’s successful track record; and was the chairman of Macquarie Africa from 2008 to 2014.
Andrew holds Master degrees in Civil Engineering and Business Management.
MODERATOR
ANDREW JOHNSTONE
CEO - CLIMATE FUND MANAGERS
UVIE UGONO /// FOUNDER & CEO - SOLYNTA ENERGY
Uvie Ugono is the Founder and CEO of Solynta Energy. He is an alumnus of the University of Goldsmiths in London and a serial entrepreneur with a banking and finance professional background. During his professional career he worked at Lehman Brothers as a Financial Analyst and later at HSBC as Chief Financial Officer for the Global Project and Export Finance business in Canary Wharf. Uvie has founded a range of businesses, from online recruitment and motoring platforms to renewable energy, all of which seek to revolutionize the markets in which they operate. Founded in 2013 Solynta is Nigeria’s leading Solar Energy Provider with over 1MW solar installed across 17 states. Installations range from 500 watts to 50KW. Ugono pioneered Nigeria’s first consumer financing and Pay-As-You-Go Solar programmes. Solynta aims to install 10 million Solar Systems by 2023 providing 40,000 MW power for homes and businesses nationwide.
UVIE UGONO
FOUNDER & CEO - SOLYNTA ENERGY
ELUMA OBIBUAKU /// VICE PRESIDENT POWER - AFC
Mr. Eluma Obibuaku has over nineteen years of accomplished public and private sector advisory and investment experience working with a variety of financing entities and infrastructure firms—primary in the United States and more recently in Nigeria. Within the power generation space, Eluma has been involved in fund raising for more than 3,000MW. More recently he has worked with a pioneer power project developer to establish a Greenfield IPP. Currently, Eluma is a Vice President, Power with AFC’s Origination and Coverage Division.
ELUMA OBIBUAKU
VICE PRESIDENT POWER - AFC
DONN TICE /// SR ADVISOR - WORLDBANK
Donn is a Founding Partner of KawiSafi Ventures, a $100m investment fund focused on accelerating the off-grid solar market in East Africa, sponsored by and co-created with Acumen. He is also a Senior Advisor to the World Bank’s Climate Innovation Center team, supporting initiatives to foster and accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship to address climate change. Donn has led enactment of market-accelerating rural electrification laws, policies and programs in Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Prior to co-founding KawiSafi Ventures, from 2007 to 2015 Donn helped build off-grid solar company d.light to market leadership – as an advisor, Director and then as Chairman & CEO. Donn led the 12x expansion of d.light, bringing modern light and power to over 50 million people in 62 countries, and the company’s successful expansion into pay-as-you-go solar home systems. Over the course of 20 years as a CEO and director, Donn led 2x-12x growth in four private equity-backed companies, negotiated and led a major restructuring and turnaround, and served as a director on six boards. Earlier in his career, Donn led Procter & Gamble’s fourth largest brand, $1 billion Folgers Coffee, to market leadership. Donn holds an MBA with Distinction from the University of Michigan and a BA with Distinction in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Donn has been a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) since 2000.
DONN TICE
SR ADVISOR - WORLDBANK
ENGR. A.D. ABUBAKAR /// ASSISTANT DIRECTOR RENEWABLE & RURAL POWER ACCES - FEDERAL MINISTRY OF POWER, WORKS AND HOUSING
A short bio will follow soon...
ENGR. A.D. ABUBAKAR
RENEWABLE & RURAL POWER ACCES - FEDERAL MINISTRY OF POWER
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11:30 SESSION 2 - Regulatory Issues, Policies and Funding mechanisms for Solar PV in Nigeria

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SESSION 2:
YEMI OKE /// ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR / MANAGING PARTNER - MJS PARTNERS
Dr. Yemi Oke had his LL.M and PhD degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada; LL.B from University of Ilorin, Nigeria; B.L. from the Nigerian Law School, Abuja.
Dr. Oke is an Associate Professor of Energy/Electricity Law and pioneering specialist and leading expert/scholar in Electricity Law in Africa. He has authored three books on the subject of Energy Resources and Electricity Law, including a pioneering book titled; “Nigerian Electricity Law and Regulation (2013)”. He is an internationally renowned scholar and author of numerous legal writings under various headings of Energy Resources, including Electricity Law and Regulation, International Environmental Law, Climate Change Law, Project Finance, Oil & Gas and Minerals and Mining Law.
He was at various times counsel in leading law firms in Nigeria including Chief Rotimi Williams' Chambers; Babalakin & Co; Olaniwun Ajayi and KPMG Nigeria. In the course of his graduate studies, he taught at the York University and Ryerson University both in Ontario, Canada before joining the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. Dr. Yemi Oke is also the Managing Partner and Founding Principal, MJS Partners (a firm of Legal Practitioners & Consultants).
YEMI OKE
MANAGING PARTNER - MJS PARTNERS
On Grid - Reporting back from the first round of PPA´s being signed
  • Experiences and lessons learned in the first round
  • The Nigerian landscape for solar power tenders, auctions and bidding rounds
  • Regulatory, business and development implications
YESUFU ALONGE /// GENERAL MANAGER - NBET
Yesufu Longe Alonge joined the NBET team as the General Manager, Power Procurement and Power Contracts in June 2012 after fourteen years in the private sector. Longe has worked over thirteen years in the Power Generation sector of the Nigerian Energy Industry in several capacities, most recently being the Technical and Operations Manager for AES Nig. Barge Operations Limited were he led the Commercial, Technical and Operation aspect of the business. This post he held till joining NBET in 2012. Based on his performance in AES, Engr. Alonge was chosen to attend several AES trainings overseas notably the AES Emerging Leaders Program at the University of Virginia Business School, Darden, USA September 2007.
Longe holds a First class honors degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Benin where he was valedictorian for that session and also earned an MBA degree from the same university. He completed a Masters in Environmental Engineering from the University of Lagos and is a registered member of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE).
Longe is married with three children.
YESUFU ALONGE
GENERAL MANAGER - NBET
Off-grid – Role of policies and government in facilitating and supporting the growth of the off-grid and decentralized energy sector
  • Discussing the scope and implications of the minigrid regulation
  • Addressing the constraining regulatory environment for the nascent PAYG market
  • Regulatory incentives for distributors, companies and developers (tax exemptions, VAT)
IFY MALO /// NIGERIAN CAMPAIGN MANAGER - POWER FOR ALL
Ify Malo is the Country Campaign Director for Power For All in Nigeria. She leads the Nigerian campaign to promote distributed renewable energy in Nigeria and is one of the country's leading energy access experts. She helped to set up and incubate the Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN), and has advised a range of government agencies on how best to support market growth, and engaged both the national media, the faith community and donor groups and agencies in the promotion of distributed renewable energy. She is also CEO of Clean Tech Hub and the Energy Innovation Center, Abuja. She has held Senior Policy Adviser on Energy Policies, Regulations and Partnerships at the Ministry of Power in Nigeria, where she led a number of policy and partnership initiatives for the Nigerian power sector including cultivating and managing relationship with the World Economic Forum and World Energy Council, the Europe Energy African Partnership, The West African Power Industry Convention and the African Utilities Week (AUW). She was also responsible for building, cultivating and driving public private partnerships for project delivery and implementation in the power sector. She held similar senior advisory portfolios with the Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). Ify’s focus area lies with Global Policy; Project Design and Strategy and Stakeholder partnership initiatives. Ify is a qualified attorney with graduate advanced degrees in Law, Business and Public Policy. She is a African Leadership Initiative PIA Fellow (2012); A Desmond Tutu Fellow (2013); a Crans Montana New Leaders for Tomorrow Fellow (2014); A Dwight Eisenhower Fellow (2015); Global Leadership Academy Fellow (2017).
IFY MALO
NIGERIAN CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR /// POWER FOR ALL
Panel - Subsidies and Guarantees, leveling the playing field through government support?
  • Analysis of Access to Finance Barriers for each market segment - grid, mini-grid and SHS/picosolar - both local and international investment
  • Role of government in unlocking access to finance for each market segment
ELUMA OBIBUAKU /// VICE PRESIDENT POWER - AFC
Mr. Eluma Obibuaku has over nineteen years of accomplished public and private sector advisory and investment experience working with a variety of financing entities and infrastructure firms—primary in the United States and more recently in Nigeria. Within the power generation space, Eluma has been involved in fund raising for more than 3,000MW. More recently he has worked with a pioneer power project developer to establish a Greenfield IPP. Currently, Eluma is a Vice President, Power with AFC’s Origination and Coverage Division.
MODERATOR
ELUMA OBIBUAKU
VICE PRESIDENT POWER /// AFC
OLOWO OLASUNKANMI /// HEAD SME & VALUE CHAIN BANKING - ECOBANK NIGERIA
Mr. Olasunkanmi has over 25 years of experience in finance and banking, and has been with Ecobank Nigeria for over about 12 years with the majority of the years spent in the SME department of the bank - including the headship of the unit for over 7 years. He has set up the Renewable energy initiatives and the RE finance of Ecobank Nigeria and started the Value chain banking business of the Bank.
Mr. Olasunkanmi holds and MBA, a Bachelor of Science and has undergone several trainings both locally and overseas in areas covering Leadership, Credit structuring, project finance, RE finance, SMEs Management, Customer service, Risk Management, Bank operations etc.
OLOWO OLASUNKANMI
HEAD SME & VALUE CHAIN BANKING - ECOBANK NIGERIA
DOLAPO KUKOYI /// PARTNER - DETAIL COMMERCIAL SOLICITORS
Dolapo Kukoyi is a Partner at Detail Commercial Solicitors and leads the firm’s Power Practice. She is recognized as one of the leading lawyers in Nigeria’s Power sector having worked for government agencies, regulators and private parties on various Power transactions. Her transactional experience includes advising the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on the 213 billion naira Intervention Fund for the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry and advising clients on the privatization of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria and National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) assets in the Nigerian Power sector.

Dolapo also played an active role as a member of a core negotiating team nominated by the Disco Roundtable and Investor Group (pressure groups created by bidders in the privatised Distribution Companies and the NIPP asests) to negotiate with the Nigerian Government and Regulators on issues common to them. She also recently lead a team working with the Nigerian Energy Support Programme and NERC on a regulation for Mini-grids.
Dolapo’s attention to the intricacies of every brief sets her apart as a pillar of support to clients.
DOLAPO KUKOYI
PARTNER - DETAIL COMMERCIAL SOLICITORS
FANEN ACHO /// MARKET DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT - IFC LIGHTING NIGERIA
Fanen Acho has enjoyed a rich career- spanning strategic consulting , marketing communications, executive management, entrepreneurship social development consulting. He is the CEO of Medleypark Limited, a strategic marketing and creative services investment firm. He is also the Principal Consultant of Headstart Consulting, a strategy and innovation company.
Since 2012, Fanen has continued to serve as a Market Development Consultant for the World Bank/ IFC “Lighting Africa” programme in Nigeria, which seeks to catalyze the creation of sustainable commercial markets for off-grid solar lighting solutions in Nigeria. Working closely with local and global teams, Fanen’s role is concerned with programme design, strategy development, market insight generation, consumer education, retail expansion and stakeholder engagement.
Fanen has a degree in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria, and is an Alumnus of the Wharton School Executive Development Program, University of Pennsylvania, USA. He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria APCON).
FANEN ACHO
MARKET DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT - IFC LIGHTING NIGERIA
PATRICK TOLANI /// CEO - COMMUNITY ENERGY SOCIAL ENTERPRISE LTD (CESEL)
Patrick has been working in the international development arena for over two decades. He did a degree in Law at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and later earned a Master of Laws Degree (with the Best Graduating Student Award) from the same University. He was called to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1991. Patrick proceeded to do two other master degrees, namely, Master in Industrial and Labour Relations (MILR) and Master in Public Administration (MPA specializing in Policy Studies) at the University of Lagos in Nigeria. He later did a Postgraduate Studies in Cross-Sector Partnerships at the Cambridge University, Cambridge and finally crowned it all with a PhD in Public Management.
With that robust multidisciplinary background, Patrick has worked across different sectors (local government, department of justice, private sector, local NGO, international NGO, international organisations as well as the UN System) for over two and half decades. He previously worked with UNDP Capacity Building Support Programme as Principal Advisor for Trade and Development in the Directorate for Commerce, Ministry of Development, in the Asian-Pacific country of East Timor.
Dr Patrick Tolani is a man of many parts. As the Chief Executive of CESEL, he is a main resource person in area of stakeholder’s relationship management in the renewable energy landscape in Nigeria. His unique ability to navigate through government agencies, development institutions and communities has helped him to achieve tremendous success in the renewable energy sector in Nigeria. His participatory approach to community engagement is gaining prominence in the country.
PATRICK TOLANI
CEO - COMMUNITY ENERGY SOCIAL ENTERPRISE LTD (CESEL)
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14:00 SESSION 3 - Financing: Structuring Bankable Deals and Attracting Capital

LAURA SUNDBLAD /// PROGRAM ADVISER - GOGLA
Laura serves as the Program Adviser for GOGLA’s ‘Facilitating Access to Finance’ program. The objective of the program is to help increase investments in the sector that will allow it to scale up and accelerate the development of the off-grid market, leading to more people benefiting from clean, sustainable and economically viable off-grid lighting and electrification. Prior to joining GOGLA, Laura worked at Arc Finance, where she oversaw staff training and consumer education efforts related to consumer financing for energy products and services, and led Arc Finance’s conferences and workshops on innovations in financing off-grid clean energy. Laura holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of St Andrews, as well as a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbia University.
FACILITATOR
SESSION 3:
LAURA SUNDBLAD
PROGRAM ADVISER - GOGLA
Enabling decentralized energy services enterprises: partnering with mobile operators and sourcing appropriate capital
  • Mobile operators have many synergies with decentralized energy businesses – what are the best practices to working with an operator and when does it make business sense?
  • From a mobile operator perspective, what makes distributed energy services attractive?
  • What kind of capital is needed for enterprises working with receivables-heavy business models, and how can mobile operator partnerships help attract such capital?
ILANA COHEN /// SR. MARKET ENGAGEMENT MANAGER - GSMA MOBILE FOR DEVELOPMENT UTILITIES PROGRAMME
Ilana Cohen manages the Innovation Grant Fund for the GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities Programme. The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Through support from the UK’s Department for International Development, the Mobile for Development Utilities programme promotes the use of mobile technology for driving greater access to energy, water and sanitation services for the underserved. The Innovation Grant Fund supports organisations that are piloting or scaling these innovative service delivery models and shares learnings with the broader sector.
Ilana holds an MSc Water Science, Policy and Management from Oxford University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Brandeis University. Prior her work at the GSMA, Ilana’s Master’s research on the use of mobile payments for water bills in Kenya led her to two years of consulting for water and sanitation organisations and international donors, advising on the application of mobile tools. Prior to this Ilana worked as an environmental consultant. Ilana is based in the GSMA’s Nairobi office.
ILANA COHEN
SR. MANAGER - GSMA MOBILE FOR DEVELOPMENT UTILITIES PROGRAMME
USORO ANTHONY USORO /// GENERAL MANAGER, MOBILE FINANCIAL SERVICES - MTN
Usoro Anthony Usoro is the General Manager for Mobile Financial Services in MTN Nigeria, where he provides leadership for the development, co-ordination and execution of strategies in Mobile Financial Services.
His experience spans both Financial and Telecommunication services where he held various leadership/ managerial roles across Product and Business development, Marketing & Strategy and Information Technology, in local and international banks, including, Standard Chartered Nigeria Limited, Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc (a member of the Standard Bank Group) and Diamond Bank Plc.
Usoro is a graduate of Computer Science and holds an MBA from the Lagos Business School.
USORO ANTHONY USORO
GENERAL MANAGER, MOBILE FINANCIAL SERVICES - MTN
YURI TSITRINBAUM /// CEO - LUMOS NIGERIA
Yuri Tsitrinbaum, Lumos Nigeria CEO. Yuri has a wealth of leadership experience in both business and social entrepreneurship projects, notably in Africa. In 2014 Yuri joined the Lumos set-up team, spearheading the company’s entry into the Nigerian market and cementing the company’s partnership with MTN. As CEO, Yuri directs the company’s activities, devising national strategy and ensuring quality implementation across the board, thereby ensuring an excellent customer experience. Today, Lumos Nigeria employs over 250 people and the company is providing service to over 30,000 home and small-business customers. Yuri holds a M.A in Crisis Management from Geneva University and a B.A in Economics and African studies.
YURI TSITRINBAUM
CEO - LUMOS NIGERIA
Large Scale Business Case - the path towards financial close of one of the 14 PPA's
  • Key Issues concerning delivering solar PV projects in Nigeria
  • What incentives need to be in place to encourage private sector investment
ANKIT JAIN /// BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR - ACCESS POWER
Mr. Jain is a Computer Engineer and a CFA Charter holder, with over 9 years of experience in Banking, and Project Finance. He has financially closed IPP transactions in MENA and Sub Sahara Africa and has worked with several EXIMs, commercial banks and DFIs from across the world. His last stint was in a financial advisory where he worked for five years and was heading the Africa team. Among the many projects he worked on, he was involved in the project financing of the largest IPP in Ghana (340 MW Kpone IPP), the first IPP in Nigeria (440MW Azura IPP), a 500MW Geothermal IPP in Ethiopia, a 40,000 m3 Waste Water plant in Rwanda, a 128 MW HFO plant in Sierra Leone and financing of a 50MW PV plant in Egypt.
ANKIT JAIN
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR - ACCESS POWER
Panel - On-Grid - Financing Utility Scale and C&I Solar Projects
  • Standalone Project Financing vs. Back-levered Financing of Project Portfolio
  • Successful innovative financing instruments available for financing solar projects in Africa
  • Bankability challenges and possible solutions for the utility scale and C&I segments
IKENNA EMEHELU /// PARTNER - CHADBOURNE & PARKE LLP
Ikenna Emehelu represents sponsors, lenders, investors and governments in connection with the development, financing, and sale of power, energy, transportation and other major infrastructure assets. He has advised on landmark renewable and conventional power transactions around the world, including his representation of Caithness Energy and GE Energy Finance in the $1.3 billion financing of the Shepherds Flats 850 MW wind project in Oregon, which was the largest land-based wind farm in the world; three development finance institutions in the financing of utility-scale solar projects in Nigeria; CrossBoundary LLC in connection with its portfolio of solar project in Kenya and Rwanda; Jamaica Energy Partners in its first international private placement for the financing of two thermal power plants in Jamaica; the lenders in the financing of a portfolio of 22 solar power projects in North Carolina owned by Duke Energy; and a sponsor in connection with the development of an integrated LNG-to-power project in Ghana.
MODERATOR
IKENNA EMEHELU
PARTNER - CHADBOURNE & PARKE LLP
JANOS BONTA /// SR. INVESTMENT OFFICER - FMO
Janos Bonta has been working with FMO since 1990 in various management and finance positions in Africa, Latin America and East Europe/Central Asia Region. His present position is Senior Investment Officer, member of the Structured Finance Energy team. Over the past 8 years he has been active mostly in developing and structuring power transactions. In the Energy team his scope of business is power finance in Africa and FarEast Asia. The FMO Energy Team (about 25 members) is focused to respond to the high need for power investments in emerging markets. Priorities are renewable energy solutions in low income countries. The FMO Energy team will bring products ranging from senior long debt to equity/mezzanine and development finance and substantial track-record in structuring and arranging finance. Our partners include DFI’s, commercial banks and investors/developers. FMO is based in The Hague, The Netherlands. Janos Bonta has a vast experience in emerging markets in corporate finance, project finance, private equity and work-out/restructurings.
Janos Bonta has a Civil Engineering, and an MBA Degree. Prior to joining FMO Janos Bonta has been working for UNIDO in Latin America, and Hunter Douglas and the NMB (predecessor of ING).
JANOS BONTA
SR. INVESTMENT OFFICER - FMO
RACHEL MORE /// SR. TRANSACTOR INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE - RMB close
Rachel More Rachel is an experienced executive financier with over a decade of professional investment banking experience in the infrastructure and energy sector. Past involvements cover both the deployment and raising of capital in the project finance space in emerging markets, including over USD 1 billion of direct investments across key sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa. Rachel has been involved in several pioneering and first-in-kind transactions that have changed the landscape and are now used as templates for future transactions. She began her career as a Business Developer at AES Corporation, a global energy company active in the development and construction of power generation and distribution plants. She subsequently joined the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group where she implemented projects in the power and ICT sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa and in Latin America. Rachel is currently with Rand Merchant Bank, the South Africa’s leading investment bank, and is responsible for originating and executing infrastructure transactions across West Africa.
RACHEL MORE
SR. TRANSACTOR INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE - RMB
FEMI FADUGBA /// SR INVESTMENT ASSOCIATE - CROSSBOUNDARY ENERGY
Femi Fadugba leads CrossBoundary Energy’s business development and portfolio management in West Africa. CrossBoundary Energy is Africa’s first investment fund for commercial and industrial solar – recent projects include a 1MW facility at Garden City in Kenya and a 1.5MW facility being constructed for Kasapreko in Ghana. A Togo-born Nigerian, Mr. Fadugba has also lived and worked in Rwanda and Tanzania. Mr. Fadugba holds a first-class Master of Engineering degree from Oxford University where he published in quantum physics, and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied as a Thouron Scholar. Prior to joining CrossBoundary, Mr. Fadugba worked in BCG's Energy and Industrial Goods practices where he managed cross-functional teams in the implementation of priority growth initiatives in the US, Africa and Latin America. Mr. Fadugba has worked in two early stage energy ventures including One Degree Solar and Rare Energy, a UK-based recruitment firm which he co-founded in 2011.
FEMI FADUGBA
SR INVESTMENT ASSOCIATE - CROSSBOUNDARY ENERGY
JUSTIN WOODWARD /// CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER - JCM POWER
Justin Woodward is a co-founder and the Chief Development Officer of JCM. Justin is primarily responsible for leading the development of JCM's Nigeria platform. He played an integral role in expanding JCM’s international presence through partnerships and co-development opportunities, primarily in Africa, Mexico and other emerging solar markets. Prior to his current role, Justin led the development, construction and financing for over 75 individual rooftop projects in Canada. Prior to JCM, Justin founded Tenedos Energy, a small scale rooftop developer in Ontario, Canada. Prior to his career in renewable energy, Justin was in the private equity industry.
JUSTIN WOODWARD
CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER - JCM POWER
PAUL VAN AALST /// TEAMLEADER FINANCE CATALYST TEAM - RECP
Paul van Aalst is a seasoned professional in investing in emerging markets, primarily in renewable energy. Paul currently is team leader of the RECP Finance Catalyst program. The Finance Catalyst advises renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa for finance opportunities, targeting projects in the range of 0.5MW–50MW. Paul has been a director of an international investment company for access to clean and affordable energy in emerging markets, and of an investment fund for SMEs in Ghana. He has been engaged in investing seed capital and growth capital to renewable energy companies. He was team leader in developing the Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund (GEEREF), a EUR 110 mln investment fund, managed by the European Investment Bank, targeting emerging markets.
As a consultant, his themes are financing of innovative businesses in emerging markets. For the World Bank, he is currently developing the Ghana Climate Venture Fund, a fund providing early-stage capital to innovative companies in e.g. clean energy.
PAUL VAN AALST
TEAMLEADER FINANCE CATALYST TEAM - RECP
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16:30 Networking roundtable session
  • Roundtable 1: Currency & Convertibility Roundtable
PER VAN SWAAY /// SENIOR VP - TCX
Per van Swaay joined TCX in 2010 and is responsible for TCX business development in Africa. Prior to TCX, Per worked in African project finance at FMO, the Dutch Development Bank and before moving into banking and development finance, he worked as a corporate lawyer in Holland and the US. TCX is a special purpose fund to hedge the currency and interest rate mismatch that is created in cross-border investments between international investors and local borrowers in frontier and less liquid emerging markets.
PER VAN SWAAY
SENIOR VP - TCX



  • Roundtable 2: Turning concepts into Bankable Projects Across Africa: The Access Co-Development Facility ‘ACF'
ANKIT JAIN /// BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR - ACCESS POWER
Mr. Jain is a Computer Engineer and a CFA Charter holder, with over 9 years of experience in Banking, and Project Finance. He has financially closed IPP transactions in MENA and Sub Sahara Africa and has worked with several EXIMs, commercial banks and DFIs from across the world. His last stint was in a financial advisory where he worked for five years and was heading the Africa team. Among the many projects he worked on, he was involved in the project financing of the largest IPP in Ghana (340 MW Kpone IPP), the first IPP in Nigeria (440MW Azura IPP), a 500MW Geothermal IPP in Ethiopia, a 40,000 m3 Waste Water plant in Rwanda, a 128 MW HFO plant in Sierra Leone and financing of a 50MW PV plant in Egypt.
ANKIT JAIN
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR - ACCESS POWER



  • Roundtable 3: Captive power and industrial offtaker opportunity in Nigeria for developers
ONEAL LAJUWOMI
CEO /// WAVE LENGTH INTEGRATED POWER SYSTEMS



  • Roundtable 4: Residential and Commercial Solar Potentials
FEMI ADEYEMO /// CO-FOUNDER & CEO - ARNERGY
Femi is the MD /CEO of ARNERGY, a clean technology company, that design, manufacture and commoditise rent to own rooftop solar energy solutions providing affordable, reliable and clean electricity for commercial,residential and rural electrification applications.
Femi has extensive experience in planning, designing (Start-up phase, Pre-Commercial launch) rollout, operation and maintenance (scale-up) of nationwide mobile networks in Africa, Middle East, Europe and South America. He has an in-depth local and regional knowledge and played a very active role in the nation’s telecom boom where he worked with Huawei Technologies in several technical and project management lead roles having deploying mobile network solutions across 33 of Nigerian 36 states and across Ghana’s 10 regions with Cornea Technologies, a company he co-founded,rolling out nationwide hybrid power solutions for MTN Ghana.
Femi then move to South America , Suriname, as a mobile network consultant where he was instrumental to the commercial launch of Uniqa, Suriname 2G Networks.Femi thereafter moved to Muscat, Oman to rollout and design the Managed Network Service framework and tender for 3G and LTE networks for Oman Telecommunication living in Oman for over 4 years. He holds a bachelor degree in Computer engineering from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology.
Femi is a social entrepreneur with flair for disruptive innovation.He is committed to replacing diesel and petrol generators with the sun in several homes and businesses across Nigeria.
He has an international perspective and diverse work environment skills having worked in four continents of the world.
FEMI ADEYEMO
CO-FOUNDER & CEO /// ARNERGY



  • Roundtable 5: Power for All - Kerosine Transition: Subsidies, Taxes & Tariffs
15:30 WORKSHOP

15:30 - 17:30 Nigerian Minigrid Investment Workshop
  • Going in-depth on the Nigerian minigrid regulation - an overview
  • Promoting minigrids as DRE solutions in Nigeria: tariffs and other key-considerations for bankability
  • Minigrids as a new asset class for financiers - what are the current opportunities, what are the available financing instruments?
  • Current successful minigrid operator models

DOLAPO KUKOYI /// PARTNER - DETAIL COMMERCIAL SOLICITORS
Dolapo Kukoyi is a Partner at Detail Commercial Solicitors and leads the firm’s Power Practice. She is recognized as one of the leading lawyers in Nigeria’s Power sector having worked for government agencies, regulators and private parties on various Power transactions. Her transactional experience includes advising the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on the 213 billion naira Intervention Fund for the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry and advising clients on the privatization of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria and National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) assets in the Nigerian Power sector.

Dolapo also played an active role as a member of a core negotiating team nominated by the Disco Roundtable and Investor Group (pressure groups created by bidders in the privatised Distribution Companies and the NIPP asests) to negotiate with the Nigerian Government and Regulators on issues common to them. She also recently lead a team working with the Nigerian Energy Support Programme and NERC on a regulation for Mini-grids.
Dolapo’s attention to the intricacies of every brief sets her apart as a pillar of support to clients.
MODERATOR
DOLAPO KUKOYI
PARTNER - DETAIL COMMERCIAL SOLICITORS
IFEANYI ORAJAKA /// FOUNDER & CEO - GVE PROJECTS
Ifeanyi Orajaka, is a 28-years old Social Entrepreneur, Engineer, Green Energy Ambassador, IEEE Smart Village Ambassador, Global Shaper, Mentor and Founder/CEO of GVE Projects Limited Nigeria. While a 2009 undergraduate intern in a leading Oil&Gas multinational operating in Nigeria, he discovered that several rural communities neighboring their facilities were in absolute electricity poverty. This spurred him and his co-founders to innovate a clean-energy solution to lift them out of energy poverty. This subsequently created a new industry (Clean-Energy Access) in Africa, currently valued at >US$100Billion and on-course to surpass the continent’s Telecom boom. Through their passion and commitment, >600million Africans with no electricity access now have bright rays of hope. Since inception, GVE has attracted the collaboration of such renowned organizations as; US Power Africa Initiative, USADF, USAID, General Electric, IEEE, GIZ, DFID, Bank of Industry Nigeria, European Union Energy Initiative, Deloitte etc. With them, we have installed a cumulative capacity of >500kW, generated >1GWhrs of clean, reliable and affordable electricity impacting >30,000 households, created >500 jobs, trained >260 youths, created >N16million in wealth in these communities. Through his visionary leadership, GVE is on course to impacting one million people. Ifeanyi equally mentors young and aspiring African-Entrepreneurs, to ensure they find their footing in the complexly dynamic but exciting African business environment. He currently has 18 Protégées from 6 African countries. He aspires that; young Africans will take charge and create a socio-economic revolution transforming the continent from a developing to a developed status. Ifeanyi is a recipient of several prestigious awards including the 2016 African Energy Leader of the year, 2016 The Future Awards Africa Prize in Business, and the 2013 USADF/USAID/GE Off-Grid Energy Access Challenge.
IFEANYI ORAJAKA
FOUNDER & CEO - GVE PROJECTS
JANNIK MØLLER /// HEAD OF RURAL ELECTRIFICATION - NESP
Jannik Møller is currently Head of the NESP Rural Electrification and Sustainable Energy Access Unit in Nigeria. He has long-term experience from various electrification projects in Sub Saharan Africa. He has worked for the GIZ, UNDP, Danida and as private consultant. He is dedicated to renewable energy and has managed development of utility scale wind parks and a biogas plant. Furthermore, he has headed control and protection projects for the Balkan 400 kV grid as well as extension of the Danish 132 kV grid in Europe.
JANNIK MØLLER
HEAD OF RURAL ELECTRIFICATION - NESP
SAM CHINDUSU /// DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, R&D - REA ABUJA
A short bio will follow soon...
SAM CHINDUSU
DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, R&D - REA ABUJA
Closing Speech
17:45 NETWORKING DRINKS
Networking break
facilitated by:
NETWORKING DINNER
 
PROGRAM DAY 1
25 April 2017