PROGRAM DAY 1
15 May 2018
 

PROGRAM DAY 1

08:30 Registration
09:30 Welcome address
09:45 The status of solar pv in Nigeria: an overview
  • Presentation: Analysis on the latest developments and key characteristics of the Nigerian solar PV market.
ALY-KHAN JAMAL /// PARTNER - DALBERG
Aly-Khan is a Partner in Dalberg’s London office, where he focuses on work in the practice areas of Inclusive Growth, Agriculture and Food Security, and Mobile and ICT for Development. In particular, he has worked with FMCG, consumer goods, telecoms, media, and technology firms on their emerging and frontier market strategies. In addition to strategy consulting, Aly-Khan also draws on extensive transaction advisory experience across the full activity chain, having worked on over 40 transactions and with most of the largest private equity firms in the world as well as several emerging-markets focused funds. As a result of this combination, Aly-Khan works closely with D. Capital Partners, which is also based in London.
Aly-Khan started his career at OC & C Strategy Consultants in London and Paris. He holds a Bachelors in Arts from Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and a Masters in Economics from McGill University.
ALY-KHAN JAMAL
PARTNER - DALBERG
ULIMMEH-HANNIBAL EZEKIEL /// SR ASSOCIATE QUANTATIVE MODELING - BNEF
Ulimmeh-Hannibal Ezekiel is a Senior Associate in the Quantitative Modeling team at Bloomberg New Energy Finance in London. In addition to developing a broad range of BNEF's models, tools and datasets, he covers the Nigerian energy market in depth. Prior to joining New Energy Finance in 2009, Ulimmeh graduated with distinction from UCL with an MSc in Statistics and prior to that completed a BSc in Mathematics at Imperial College London.
ULIMMEH-HANNIBAL EZEKIEL
SR ASSOCIATE QUANTATIVE MODELING - BNEF
10:15 Panel:
  • Is Nigeria losing its position as frontier market for on-grid solar investments?
  • Mini-grid and C&I solar, thriving industry through flexibility and innovation.
  • The latest on spearheading off-grid developments.
ANDREW JOHNSTONE /// CEO - CLIMATE FUND MANAGERS
Andrew is CEO of Climate Fund Managers, the manager of Climate Investor One, an end-to-end financing solution for renewable energy projects in emerging markets. He is also the founder of Phoenix Infraworks, a business established to mobilise capital into climate and infrastructural outcomes in effective and innovative ways. Andrew’s background spans 20 years of infrastructure investments in Africa and Asia, and incorporates deal structuring, equity investments and business establishment. Prior to Phoenix, Andrew was the CEO of Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) for 13 years, and the Chairman of Macquarie Africa from 2008 to 2014.
MODERATOR
ANDREW JOHNSTONE
CEO - CLIMATE FUND MANAGERS
PHILIPPE MIQUEL /// CEO - ENGIE WEST AFRICA
Philippe graduated with a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (USA) in 1996 and with an Engineering Degree from the University of Technology of Compiègne (France) in 1990. He started his professional career in the Research and Development division of Gaz de France as project manager. From 2000 to 2008, he held several positions in the Marketing and Sales division of Gaz de France. He then headed the Economic Studies department of GDF SUEZ Global Gas & LNG. In April 2010, Philippe Miquel was named Chief of Staff to the Executive Vice President of GDF. He then moved to Yaoundé in July 2013 as Resident Director of GDF SUEZ LNG Cameroon.
Philippe Miquel is a Foreign Trade Advisor of the French Minister of Commerce.
PHILIPPE MIQUEL
CEO - ENGIE WEST AFRICA
WIEBE BOER /// CEO - ALL ON
Dr. Boer is the Chief Executive Officer of All On and joined the team from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he was one of the founders of the strategy firm's Lagos office. Prior to BCG, Dr. Boer spent five years with the Heirs Holdings Group in Lagos, playing roles including Chief of Staff to the Chairman, Director of Strategy, and CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation. Dr. Boer has also worked in the Rockefeller Foundation's Africa Regional Office in Nairobi, McKinsey & Company, and with World Vision Mauritania where he managed a USAID funded development project. While conducting his doctoral research in Nigeria for his Yale PhD thesis, Wiebe co-founded AfriOne, the first ISP in North Central Nigeria. He has served on a variety of corporate and public sector boards across Africa, and is also a widely published author and speaker. His most recent publication is the co-edited volume Africans Investing in Africa, published by Palgrave in 2015. Dr. Boer earned a PhD and two Masters degrees from Yale University and a Bachelor's degree from Calvin College, all in history. He spent one year studying political science at the University of Jos, and completed his primary and secondary education at Hillcrest School, also in Jos, Nigeria where he was born and raised.
WIEBE BOER
CEO - ALL ON
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 MANAGER - POWER FOR ALL
FARUK YUSUF YABO /// AG. DIRECTOR, RENEWABLE AND RURAL POWER ACCESS - FEDERAL MINISTRY OF POWER, WORKS AND HOUSING
Experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the government administration industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Analytical Skills, Smart Grid, SCADA, and Electrical Wiring. Strong professional with a M Sc focused in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University.
FARUK YUSUF YABO
AG. DIRECTOR, RENEWABLE AND RURAL POWER ACCESS - FEDERAL MINISTRY OF POWER, WORKS AND HOUSING
11:00 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
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SESSION 1

11:45 Public facilitation of private initiatives
  • The role of the Nigerian public sector in the development of the national solar pv sector
  • Legislation for growth
  • How can Nigerian policy and legislation sufficiently meet market needs?
  • The Nigerian public sector: part of the risk or the solution?
  • Public risk decreasing interventions and public risk mitigation tools.
EMEKA OFFOR /// DIRECTOR - NIPC
Emeka is driven by a passion to solve business challenges on a sustainable basis. A first class scholar, trained in United Kingdom (M.Sc Corporate Governance) and Lagos Nigeria (MBA), he has developed competences and expertise spanning over 25 years in banking, corporate governance, business consulting, research, customer service, training and leadership, marketing, negotiation, project finance, investment promotion and public policy development.
Prior to his current position, he has worked with leading banks in Nigeria at strategic levels where his contributions resulted in quantum leaps for the banks. He also worked in different capacities in the Public Service including Director, Real Sector; Director, Human Resources Development; Director, National Competitiveness & Policy Advocacy, Director, Investment Facilitation & Incentives Administration, etc.
MODERATOR
EMEKA OFFOR
DIRECTOR - NIPC
DANIEL IKUENOBE /// SR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA - ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND GROWTH PLAN
Daniel Ikuenobe current serves as the Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on the Implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.

He is a former consultant with Palladium Strategy Execution. Daniel is specialized in the design and implementation of public policy, corporate strategy and planned change. He has led a number of organizational and sector-wide transformation programs.

Daniel was part of the initial team that setup and evolved the operational framework for the Presidential Delivery Unit(PDU) in the office of the Vice President of Nigeria focused on the social intervention programs. He is a member of the ERGP Implementation Unit and coordinated the Power and Gas Lab work stream which was part of the recently concluded 6-Weeks ERGP Focus Labs.
DANIEL IKUENOBE
SR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA - ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND GROWTH PLAN
ENGR. CHIDI IZUWAH SNR /// AG. DIRECTOR GENERAL / CEO - ICRC
A short bio will follow soon...
ENGR. CHIDI IZUWAH SNR
AG. DIRECTOR GENERAL / CEO - ICRC
VERA NWANZE /// GENERAL MANAGER WEST AFRICA - AZURI TECHNOLOGIES
A focused, dynamic, passionate team leader with "Can Do" attitude. Very Professional with high integrity and a natural influencer.
Always determined to improve and make remarkable positive changes on whatever goal set before me.
With proven track record of over 20years of success in Hospital Practice and Multinational Pharmaceutical Companies(Novartis,GSK, Cipla-Evans) holding increasing positions in General Management, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Research, Quality Assurance, Sales and Marketing across major Sub-Saharan Africa countries.
Ability to build commercial organization from scratch, team leadership, talent development, a coach and trainer.
New product launches, profound Networking, excellent people, communication and negotiation skills with indebt Pharmaceutical market knowledge in English West Africa.
Fluent in English, Ibo, Yoruba and conversational French and Hausa. Married with children, enjoys company of intellectuals, swims and plays Golf.
VERA NWANZE
GENERAL MANAGER WEST AFRICA - AZURI TECHNOLOGIES
HENRIETTA IGHOMRORE /// HEAD CORPORTATE COMMUNICATION - NBET
Henrietta Ighomrore is a professional human resources and corporate service professional with extensive experience in system development, performance management, employee relation management, corporate communication, administrative and logistics management and capacity development. Within her 15 years of hands-on experience in human resources and corporate services management, Henrietta was opportune to have developed human resources management systems from ground zero which includes the development and implementation of personnel management policies and procedures, employee management information system, capacity development plan and implementation, travel and flight management system; and internal and external communication framework. Ms Ighomrore has also supported various organisation as a consultant and an in-house professional. Thus positioned her to acquired practical experience in handling multiple diverse stakeholders, developing and implementing concept, people management, strategic alignment and management of strategic business units, building, sustaining and retaining high performance teams by hiring, developing and motivating talented professionals. Henrietta has extensive experience working with newly created organizations and/or department, where she has the responsibility to design structures, policies and processes from ground-up. Aside from her years of experience whilst in PricewaterhouseCoopers where she joined as a member of an existing dynamic team, all other employment has accorded her the opportunity of creating a new role and setting the tone for organizational development.
HENRIETTA IGHOMRORE
HEAD CORPORTATE COMMUNICATION - NBET
12:45 NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

SESSION 2

14:15 Disclose opportunity for multi MW developments in Nigeria
  • Heads up on landslide tariffs
  • Development of tariffs in Nigeria and how to cope with the new situation
  • The interplay between competitive tariffs and solar pv investments in Nigeria.
  • What factors can finally propel the 14 PPA’s to financial close and into development?
  • Upcoming opportunities and remaining at the forefront as an on-grid investment destination in Sub-Saharan Africa
MARCUS HEAL /// FOUNDER & CEO - PAN AFRICA SOLAR
Marcus is the founder and CEO of the Abuja and London based company Pan Africa Solar Limited, focused on developing and investing in a 500MW pipeline of utility scale solar projects and rolling out Home Solar Systems to the 93 million Nigerians that have no access to the grid.
Pan Africa Solar is well known in Nigeria as the ‘front-runner’ solar developer. For their 75MW solar project in Katsina State, Pan Africa Solar were the first to obtain a Generation License, first to sign a PPA and hope to be the first to reach financial close in Q2, 2018.
Marcus has gained unparalleled experience in developing a solar business where none existed and then developing bankable utility scale projects in Africa’s largest and most challenging country. ‘Where documentation for a solar project did not exist in Nigeria we created them and then negotiated with the State stakeholders to adopt them’, says Marcus. In the meantime we are rolling out Home Solar Systems on a Pay As You Go basis and expect to reach 1,000,000 customers in the next 5 years. ‘There is demand now for affordable home solar systems. We provide a service based model and guarantee long term reliability’.
MARCUS HEAL
FOUNDER & CEO - PAN AFRICA SOLAR
VICTOR KOYIER /// SALES MANAGER CENTRAL AFRICA - JINKO SOLAR
Victor Koyier has been on the solar space for over 10 years. Within the numerous years has extensively drove use and demand of solar applications within East/Central/West Africa.

He is convinced solar energy would be a game changer to the African states economies in that it would bring positive impact to livelihoods and its citizens.
Graduate of Business, certified marketer and project management profession.
VICTOR KOYIER
SALES MANAGER CENTRAL AFRICA - JINKO SOLAR
JOEL ABRAMS /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - NIGERIA SOLAR CAPITAL PARTNERS
Joel serves as the Managing Director of Nigeria Solar Capital Partners and has been working to spearhead the introduction of large-scale solar facilities in Nigeria. During his time in Nigeria, Joel has worked closely with all of the country’s key constituents, including the NBET, NERC, TCN, and Ministry of Environment. Joel has established links to development banks and financing institutions and specializes in development finance. Joel is a founding partner of Ibex Capital Partners and has had significant experience working and living in West and Central Africa. Prior to founding Ibex Capital Partners, Joel headed the fixed income research team for Sub Saharan Africa at Bloomberg and went on to work at Western Asset Management, as a portfolio analyst on the global fixed income desk that managed $60 billion in sovereign debt. Joel holds a BA (with honors) in History from University College London.
JOEL ABRAMS
MANAGING DIRECTOR - NIGERIA SOLAR CAPITAL PARTNERS
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
15:00 Presentation: The pursuit of rural electrification

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
15:10 Panel:
  • Keeping standards high in times of abundant opportunities:
  • Quality management and customer protection.
  • Serving Nigeria’s last-mile customer.
  • Providing opportunities by reaching Nigeria’s most underserved populations and how to operate in unsafe areas.
  • Innovative subsidies
  • Results-Based Financing a welcome push to reimburse success or merely serving well heeled companies?
  • Setting the 2019 off-grid agenda
  • A brainstorm about expected changes after the upcoming elections and the most urgent requests form the off-grid industry.
FLORENCE OKOLI /// MANAGER PROGRAMS & INVESTMENT - ALL ON
Florence (Flo) Okoli will be responsible for All On related partnerships with investors, development partners, corporations, and all financial and non-financial investments into energy firms. Together with the CEO, Flo will take programs and investment opportunities from "cradle to grave" including identification, deal closure, delivery and implementation. Flo will also support the CEO in the development of All On’s strategic objectives and business plans.
Flo has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from University of Lagos, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. She has rich and varied cross-functional and multi-industry experience, spanning Consulting & Advisory Services, Energy and Telecommunications, having worked in Arthur Andersen, MTN Communications (as a pioneer staff) and ExxonMobil. Flo also brings to All On deep commercial experience, having played a pioneering lead commercial and advisory role through Shell’s leadership and participation in restructuring the Nigerian Gas & Power industry through the joint industry development and implementation of the Nigerian Gas Master Plan (NGMP).
Flo is married to Chiedozie (Chido), and they are blessed with 3 wonderful sons. Flo enjoys reading and watching football, movies and TV series. Believing it is never too late to learn something new, Flo is taking piano lessons and plans to restart golf and swimming lessons if she can find the time!
MODERATOR
FLORENCE OKOLI
MANAGER PROGRAMS & INVESTMENT - ALL ON
EKENE AINA /// MANAGER OF PARTNERSHIPS & EXPANSION - MOBISOL
Ekene Aina joined Mobisol in 2016 as a Manager in the Partnership & Expansion team, responsible for B2B, with a mission to develop a network of partners that share a vision to extend Mobisol’s impact.
Prior to joining Mobisol, Ekene worked in Financial Services and FinTech and is passionate about company building.
Ekene is a graduate of Cass Business School, London.
EKENE AINA
MANAGER OF PARTNERSHIPS & EXPANSION - MOBISOL
JOSHUA ROMISHER /// CFO - FENIX INTERNATIONAL
Joshua serves as Chief Financial Officer of Fenix International, an innovative solar energy company providing clean, renewable energy and other life changing products to customers across Africa. He joins Fenix after a career spanning from Wall St to Silicon Valley as well as India & Africa. Previously, he served as Director of Structured Products at Credit Suisse Securities, Vice President of Corporate Finance at Off Grid Electric and Co-Founded two businesses in the banking & retail sectors. Joshua has played a critical role in the development of the Solar Home System industry by closing innovative debt, equity, joint venture & structured transactions with various types of investors across the USA, Europe & Africa. Joshua attended Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he served as a Graduate Fellow for the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance and obtained the distinction of Chartered Financial Analyst.
JOSHUA ROMISHER
CFO - FENIX INTERNATIONAL
LEIGH VIAL /// PRIVATE SECTOR LEAD - SOLAR NIGERIA PROGRAMME
Expert in the business of off grid solar power in emerging economies.

Leigh assists solar marketers and manufacturers to scale their businesses and improve profitability. He helps International Development agencies and governments to design sustainable programs to transform and scale-up markets for distributed solar power and energy access.
LEIGH VIAL
PRIVATE SECTOR LEAD - SOLAR NIGERIA PROGRAMME
HEATHER ONOH /// CEO - SMARTER GRID INTERNATIONAL
A visionary executive, Heather has over 20 years domestic and international experience in operations, management, market identification, strategic business planning and strategic positioning of startup and growth organizations. Heather championed the $201 Million acquisition of the 1020MW Sapele Power Plant, she also served as a project developer for the Rural Electrification Agency and Light Up Nigeria program. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Fluor Engineering International and Sapele Power Plc. Heather holds a Master’s degree in Business Management from University of Toronto, a BBA in Business Psychology from Hofstra University, Hampstead, New York and undertook Executive Training at the Metropolitan School of Business Management. Heather was nominated to receive the Honorary Doctorate Degree of the Commonwealth University (London Centre), UK.
HEATHER ONOH
CEO - SMARTER GRID INTERNATIONAL
AKOLAWOLE ODUNLAMI /// SENIOR ASSOCIATE STRATEGY ADVISORY - PWC
David Akolawole Odunlami is Senior Associate in the Strategy Advisory unit of PwC where he actively works with the energy utilities and mining team. Prior to joining PwC, he worked as sector lead of renewables and head of business development for one of Nigeria’s leading power solutions provider. In addition to leading the company’s renewable energy drive, he led the business expansion to Northern Nigeria. He holds a Master of Science degree in Energy Economics from Emerald Energy Institute and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Babcock University Nigeria. He is also an associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He is a firm believer in the potential of off-grid renewable energy in fostering energy access in Nigeria.
AKOLAWOLE ODUNLAMI
SENIOR ASSOCIATE STRATEGY ADVISORY - PWC
16:00 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 3

16:45 On customs & taxes
  • How to navigate Nigerian customs and tax authorities
  • Discussion on lessons learned, best practices and potential for improvement.
  • Supporting tax interventions that back the growth of solar pv in Nigeria.
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).
MODERATOR
IFY MALO
NIGERIAN CAMPAIGN MANAGER - POWER FOR ALL
MOSHOOD OLAJIDE /// PARTNER - PWC NIGERIA
Moshood is a Partner in the Tax and Regulatory Services unit and the General Counsel, PwC Africa, West Market Area.
He has led engagements and transactions delivering on a number of cross border tax issues, tax due diligence, health check services and tax compliance services to local and multinational companies in the power sector. He has extensive experience across the energy, utilities and mining sectors and is currently one of the Partners responsible for the power industry at PwC Nigeria.
He was a member of the Committee set up for the reform of the pioneer status incentives regime, set up by the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investments which eventually led to the release of new guidelines for the pioneer status incentives process. Moshood currently advises on and leads various policy initiatives including designing a fiscal incentives framework for the clean off-grid energy sector.
Moshood holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Obafemi Awolowo University and a Master of Laws degree from Columbia University, New York where he was an Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a recipient of the graduate school scholarship. He is called to the Nigerian and New York Bars, and had his legal training at a leading commercial law firm in Nigeria before joining PwC. He is an associate member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
MOSHOOD OLAJIDE
PARTNER - PWC NIGERIA
HABIBA ALI /// CEO & MANAGING DIRECTOR - SOSAI RENEWABLE ENERGIES COMPANY
Habiba Ali is the CEO and Managing Director of SOSAI Renewable Energies Company Nigeria. SOSAI Renewable energies offers reliable and sustainable products such as solar lamps, solar home systems and water filters to the people of mostly the rural and peri urban communities of Northern Nigeria. Currently, SOSAI Renewable Energies focus on empowering communities and businesses with solar technologies.
Prior to founding SOSAI Renewable Energies, Habiba Ali worked at Developmental Association for Renewable Energies (DARE) as a co-founder and National Coordinator, where she started to involve in renewable energy industries in 2005. During this time, she worked on the CDM project Efficient Cook Stoves for Nigeria, The Solar Lamps Assembly and sales training programs, Solar Dryers for Healthy foods project and a host of others.
Currently, Habiba Ali is the Interim Vice President of Renewable Energies Association of Nigeria. She also actively joins as a member of several organizations such as the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air, Global Alliance for Clean Cook stoves, Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves and the Nigerian Energy Network.
Habiba Ali possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, A master’s in Banking and Finance and currently at Dissertation level of PhD in Management (Finance).
HABIBA ALI
CEO & MANAGING DIRECTOR - SOSAI RENEWABLE ENERGIES COMPANY
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
AYODEJI O'DEJI /// CEO - PROTERGIA
Deji O’Deji has over the years proven himself to be a consummate entrepreneur with vast knowledge of Information Technology, Energy, Oil & Gas and Solid Minerals industry. Over the past 15 years he has built a track record of proven success in a number of start- ups including SoftQuest Systems Ltd which he nurtured to be one of the leading indigenous ICT companies in Nigeria and this is in addition to serving on the board of many other companies as well as many non-governmental initiatives. His leadership and project management skills played a significant role in successfully delivering the 2 flagship projects of Protergia in Nigeria – 100kWp rooftop Solar PV at the Citadel & Towers, Abuja and the 120kVA carport Solar PV project at the American University of Nigeria, AUN, Yola (reputed to be the largest of its kind in any Nigerian University till date). His proven track record, capabilities and high value network has uniquely positioned him to ensure that Protergia maintain a leadership role in the energy sector in sub-Sahara Africa.
AYODEJI O'DEJI
CEO - PROTERGIA
17:45 Closing Keynote
M.I ABAJA /// RAPPER - CEO OF CHOCOLATE CITY - DESMOND TUTU FELLOW - UN GOODWILL AMBASSADOR
Jude Abaga (born 4 October 1981), better known by his stage name M.I Abaga, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist and record producer. He has been the CEO of Chocolate City since June 2015. Jude is also a Tutu Fellow and has been a United Nations Goodwill ambassador.
M.I ABAGA
RAPPER - CEO OF CHOCOLATE CITY - DESMOND TUTU FELLOW - UN GOODWILL AMBASSADOR
18:15 Cocktail reception and networking drinks
19:30 End of day 1

 
PROGRAM DAY 1
15 May 2018