As the COVID-19 pandemic is set to accelerate the global energy transition, the African Energy Chamber says it has appointed an advisory committee to assist in developing new African business models and solutions to the global decarbonization challenge.
Members of the committee include Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and Chairman, APO Group; Akinwole Omoboriowo II, Chairman and CEO, Genesis Energy Group; Rolake Akinkugbe-Filani, Managing Director, EnergyInc Advisors and Senior Africa Advisor, IFU Danish Investment Fund; Walter Peviani, Managing Director, Saipem Contracting Nigeria Ltd.; and Rémi Mouchel, Operations Director and President of the Executive Board, IFP Training.
They will act in their personal capacity and form an integral part of the AEC’s advisory board for 2020 and 2021.
They gather decades of experience and expertise in investments, finance, communications and capacity building across all segments of the energy industry, according to a statement by AEC.
Together, they will be advising the AEC on a range of initiatives to further push for decarbonization initiatives on the continent, while developing an African message and approach to energy transition.
“The African Energy Chamber strongly believes that the global energy transition debate has remained absent of African voices. One cannot discuss energy transition on our continent without taking into account energy poverty and the need to create an inclusive energy industry that creates jobs and procures goods and services locally.
“As a chamber, we believe climate change is an issue as important as energy poverty. Powering up African homes and industries will require a coordinated approach in the development of all energy sources Africa has to offer, including natural gas, wind, solar, hydro, or geothermal,” stated Nj Ayuk, Executive Chairman at the AEC.