PROGRAM DAY 2
16 May 2018
 

PROGRAM DAY 2

09:00 Registration
09:30 Welcome address

SESSION 4

09:45 C&I Business case: From diesel to solar - When companies turn to solar
  • Main considerations when turning to solar pv
  • How to embark on the road to solar
  • Contracts & finance
C&I Business case & Q&A
FEMI FADUGBA /// ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL - CROSSBOUNDARY
Femi Fadugba manages CrossBoundary Energy’s solar portfolio in West Africa. CBE is Africa’s first and largest investment fund for commercial and industrial solar. Projects in CBE’s portfolio include solar PPAs for Diageo, Kasapreko and Equatorial Coca Cola Bottling Company in West Africa as well as Unilever, Heineken, and Actis in East Africa.

A Togo-born Nigerian, Mr. Fadugba has worked extensively in the Nigerian energy sector and has also lived in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda. Mr. Fadugba holds a first-class Master of Engineering degree from Oxford University where he was a published author 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
ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL - CROSSBOUNDARY
10:15 Urban electrification through off-grid applications
  • Why off-grid applications belong to the urban space and how to accelerate the use of off-grid among urban citizens.
HOUSSAM AZEM /// CEO - LUMOS NIGERIA
Houssam was appointed CEO of Lumos Nigeria in 2017 and brings onboard extensive expertise in driving business growth and profitability through optimizing distribution channels, expanding product lines and opening up new markets.
Prior to joining Lumos, Houssam’s career journey had seen him lead across diverse senior management positions in a wide variety of businesses. His niche has been in identifying a market need and quickly bringing to market the required solutions. Before recently exiting with the sale of a logistics company that he founded, as it became one of the top end-to-end logistics solutions providers in Nigeria, Houssam was the CEO of the first telemetry company in Nigeria that catered to the needs of the corporate Nigeria in the manufacturing and FMCG sectors, a role which merged his passion for Logistics and IT to create customer-focused solutions to his clients. Prior to that, he was the CEO of a multinational based in the Middle East, where he opened up the market and consequently grew the Middle Eastern Division to be the highest performing sales contributor to the company, within 4 years; a role which he assumed after he founded AfriOne, one of Nigeria’s first ISP and calling card companies and Radcom one of the first companies that provided full scale IT services in Northern Nigeria.
Now as CEO of Nigeria’s leading provider of Solar-powered Mobile Electricity Service, Houssam is responsible for actualizing Lumos Nigeria’s vision to provide Nigerians with access to affordable and reliable alternative energy, in the same way the GSM phones revolutionized telecommunications in Nigeria.
HOUSSAM AZEM
CEO - LUMOS NIGERIA
10:45 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 5

11:30 Joint forces, accelerated impact
The role of public and private financiers in solar.
  • Innovative collaborations between public and private partners.
  • Growing opportunities for commercial financed solar solutions.
ROSEANN CASEY /// DIRECTOR - USAID
Ms. Casey, Director of USAID Nigeria's Office of Economic Growth and Environment, supports power, water, agriculture, trade, and livelihoods activities. She previously served as USAID’s Power Africa Policy Lead in Washington D.C. (2014-2016), and as Deputy Director of the Economic Growth and Infrastructure Office in Afghanistan (2010-2013). Ms. Casey has worked in other international posts in Eastern Europe and Asia in the non-profit, private, and government sectors, including roles in the corporate sector focused on environmental and social performance, and 10+ years focused on refugee relief and humanitarian response. Ms. Casey has a BS in Business and a Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management from Regis University in Denver, as well as a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
MODERATOR
ROSEANN CASEY
DIRECTOR - USAID
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
OSARUYI OROBOSA-OGBEIDE /// ASSOCIATE VP PROJECT DEVELOPMENT & INVESTMENTS - AFC
Osaruyi Orobosa-Ogbeide currently serves as an Associate Vice President in charge of Project Development and Investments, at AFC, where he is responsible for AFC’s project development efforts, execution of direct investments, business development and project origination. He also manages the AFC-FMO joint project development facility, which deploys early stage investment to projects in order to achieve bankability. He is the Alternate Director on the Board of the Africa Infrastructure Development Association (AfIDA), a signature, innovative and strategic initiative of AFC that seeks to foster the advancement of project development activities on the African continent. Osaruyi executed AFC’s platform investment in the Gabon Special Economic Zone (GSEZ), alongside the Gabonese government and Olam International, a long-time player in Gabon’s agro-industrial and infrastructure space. The investment supported development and construction of a portfolio of seven (7) transportation projects, industrial zones and common infrastructure. He is currently leading the development of several renewable projects at AFC.

Prior to his current role, Osaruyi joined AFC in 2012, as Special Assistant to the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) where he was responsible for strategy planning and execution, business development and origination. During this time, he was the CEO’s a nominee on several committees: Valuation, Sub-Investment, and Procurement, within the Corporation and at key corporate external events focusing on business planning, project finance, corporate governance, strategy development and implementation.

Osaruyi began his career with Financial Derivatives Company – a boutique investment banking firm in Lagos, in November 2007 as an economic research analyst. Osaruyi has an MBA from Lagos Business School, a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Benin and has attended several trainings in project finance, financial modelling, writing and public speaking, entrepreneurship, including a Corporate Governance course at IMD.
OSARUYI OROBOSA-OGBEIDE
ASSOCIATE VP PROJECT DEVELOPMENT & INVESTMENTS - AFC
ABIODUN ONI /// HEAD OF POWER & INFRASTRUCTURE - STANBIC IBTC BANK
Abiodun joined Stanbic IBTC in 2010 and served in the Transactional Products & Services (TPS) team as Sector Head, Oil, Gas & Telecoms Corporates from where he joined Power & Infrastructure team in January 2011. He played a key role in developing the bank’s strategy for the Power Sector in 2012 and in securing mandates in excess of $200 million in 2013 for acquisition finance of PHCN. Abiodun played a key role in Stanbic IBTC’s bid and success in the tender for Settlement Bank for NBET in 2014. He works closely with government stakeholders in the Power sector, ie NERC, TCN and NBET.
Before joining Stanbic IBTC, Abiodun Oni was employed as a graduate trainee in Guaranty Trust Bank in 2003, where worked in Oil & Gas in various capacities in the upstream and downstream sectors including Head, Downstream marketing, over 7 years.
Abiodun had is undergraduate studies at the University of Ilorin, where he graduated with a BSc in Statistics in 2000.
ABIODUN ONI
HEAD OF POWER & INFRASTRUCTURE - STANBIC IBTC BANK
SHINA ATILOLA /// GROUP HEAD STRATEGY AND INNOVATION - STERLING BANK PLC.
Mr. Shina Atilola is currently the Group Head, Strategy & Innovations of Sterling Bank Plc. Nigeria, one of the fastest growing and most capitalized financial institutions in the West African sub region. With almost two decades of professional experience, Mr. Shina Atilola has established himself as a reputable banker with bias for promoting the sustainability tenets in the organizations he has worked at. An erudite strategist in the Nigerian banking sector, Mr. Atilola has in his role enabled the Bank develop innovative approaches to doing business as well as in fulfilling her Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) priorities.
A first class graduate of International Relations from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun state, he has led the Bank's efforts at forging collaborative partnerships with various governments and agencies to ensure environmental sustainability across the country. He is invested in the Renewable Energy sector and has undergone trainings in this regard all with the aim of making Sterling Bank a major player in the Renewable Energy space. Other initiatives soured by his visionary leadership include youth empowerment projects, financial literacy for children and financially excluded adults and tree planting to curb the desertification menace in the North East of the country.
An alumnus of Wharton Business School, Mr. Atilola is adept in the area of Strategic Thinking, Credit Analysis and Brand Management.
SHINA ATILOLA
GROUP HEAD STRATEGY AND INNOVATION - STERLING BANK PLC.
12:15 NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

SESSION 6

13:45 Nigeria’s mini-grid revolution
Spearheading the unfolding mini-grid sector in Nigeria.
  • How to further incentivise and simplify procedures for the private sector.
  • Accelerate mini-grid investments.
  • How to deal with investor risk.
CARLOS MIRO /// HEAD OF COMPONENT SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ACCESS NESP - GIZ
Carlos Miro has a background on International Cooperation and European Affairs. Prior to working for GIZ, he worked for the European Commission and the Alliance for Rural Electrification. Presently, he works as Head of Component on Sustainable Energy Access (Off-grid and On-grid) for the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) based in Abuja. The Component provides (inter alia) advisory services to the Federal and State Governments in Nigeria to create an enabling environment for private investment in the off-grid solar mini-grid sector.

About NESP: The Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) is co-funded by the European Union and the German Government and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Power Works and Housing. The Programme supports the creation of an enabling environment for private investment in the renewable energy, energy efficiency and rural electrification sectors. It builds upon a first phase (2013-2017) during which, amongst other achievements, it provided access to sustainable electricity services to 10,000 rural dwellers through the facilitation of privately-led off-grid solar mini-grid projects. During its second phase, NESP aims at providing access to sustainable electricity services to 100,000 rural dwellers using the same model.
MODERATOR
CARLOS MIRO
HEAD OF COMPONENT SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ACCESS NESP - GIZ
EBIPERE CLARK /// ACTING SR SPECIAL ASSISTANT ENERGY & POWER - CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
Ebipere Clark, Acting senior Special Assistant on Energy And Power, Central Bank of Nigeria Ebipere Clark has been involved in the Nigerian Power Sector since 2010. A inaugural member of the Presidential Task Force on Power, Ebipere has a deep and first hand knowledge of the Power Sector Reform and the Electricity Market. Ebipere is currently the Acting Senior Special Assistant to the CBN Governor on Energy and Power.
EBIPERE CLARK
ACTING SR SPECIAL ASSISTANT ENERGY & POWER - CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
VICTOR RICHARD OSU /// SR RESEARCHER TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - REA
Dr Victor Richard Osu is enthusiastic about enabling transformational changes in both the public and private sectors, specifically in the area of Environmental Policy and Planning. Thus, he had his PhD in the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen in the field of Sustainability transition and Governance: which combines insight from International development, climate change mitigation and socio-technical transition studies; towards understanding and analyzing the link between social innovation and sustainability transition. This interdisciplinary approach seeks to understand the persistent problems, and the enablers that could impact energy transition, particularly renewable energy sources and how a developmental programmes can be implemented to drive sustainable development.

In Nigeria, he has acted as a strategic advisor to key government parastatals including the Federal Ministry of power and various states government such as Bayelsa, Rivers, and Niger States in the areas of local energy and environmental governance. Specifically, he worked with the federal ministry of power in the design of an expression of interest for the African Development Bank Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, towards formulating a framework that will underpin the implementation of supporting policy and the creation of an enabling environment for Green Mini-Grid based renewable energy development in Nigeria.

He is presently the Senior Researcher to the Executive Director (Rural Electrification Funds Directorate) responsible for providing technical advisory/assistance towards activities bordering on the successful implementation of REF’s mandate, which includes: establishing and administering the Rural Electrification Fund (REF); support in the expansion of electricity access through capital subsidies and identifying needs in communities through creating the required social innovation market that spurs rural development.
VICTOR RICHARD OSU
SR RESEARCHER TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - REA
14:45 Closing keynote
15:15 Matchmaking

 
PROGRAM DAY 2
16 May 2018