Past Attendees

Over the past 3 years, hundreds of executives, policy makers and thought leaders from the private sector, national governments, non-government organizations, and academia from across the globe have met for the Annual Energy Africa Conference.  Some prominent attendees have included:

  • Sam DeSouza – Vice President of New Mont Mining, Ghana
  • Chike Allison Ikwuagwu – Managing Director and Executive Chairman of GTL-Solutions, Nigeria
  • Dr. Camena Guneratne – Professor of Law at the Open University of Sri Lanka
  • Leland Lorentzen – CEO of Golden Alumni
  • Mosto Onuoha – Professor at the University of Nigeria
  • Keith Ground – President of Gas Technology Resources
  • Scot Anderson – Partner at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
  • Martha Butwin – Senior International Trade Specialist at the U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Angela Cifor – Research Associate at the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute
  • Kevin Doran – Research Professor and RASEI Fellow at the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute
  • Mike Knotek – Director of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute
  • Richard Mignogna – Principal Consultant at Renewable & Alternative Energy Management, LLC
  • Robb Walt – Founder of the Community Power Corporation
  • Bill Ritter – Former Governor of Colorado, Center for the New Energy Economy, Colorado State University
  • Jigar Shah – Partner at Inerjys Ventures
  • Dr. Phillip H. Stark – Vice President, Industry Relations IHS CERA
  • Michael Brownfield – Central Region, Rocky Mountain Area United States Geological Survey
  • Michael Ming – Secretary of Energy, Oklahoma
  • Colonel (Retired) Joseph Simbakalia – Regional Commissioner of Mtwara, Tanzania
  • Don McClure – Vice President of Government & Stakeholder Relations & Legal at EnCana Oil and Gas (USA) Inc.
  • Scott Moore – Vice President of Marketing at Anadarko
  • Brandon Owens – Manager, Strategic Analysis & Scenario Planning at GE Energy
  • Dan Murphy – Senior Operations Officer of the Africa Energy Group at the World Bank
  • Melanie Kenderdine – Executive Director of the MIT Energy Initiative
  • Dr. Morgan Bazilian – Deputy Director at the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis
  • Dr. Robert Stoner – Associate Director at the MIT Energy Initiative and Executive Director of the MIT¬Tsinghua-Cambridge Low Carbon Energy University Alliance
  • Robert S. Butt – Deployment & Market Transformation, Grid & Dispatchable Power at NREL
  • Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi – Governor of the Rivers State, Nigeria
  • Mark D. Safty – Partner and Chair for Energy & Infrastructure at Holland & Hart LLP
  • Heidi VanGenderen – Director of Public Engagement at the US Department of Energy
  • Sam Weaver – President and Chief Executive Office at Cool Energy, Inc.
  • Jamie Van Leeuwen – Deputy Chief of Staff at the Governors Office
  • Jeff Ackerman – Director of the Colorado Energy Office
  • Alemneh Alemneh – Program Officer at Africa Higher Education for Development (HED)
  • Alexander Ochs – Executive Director of the World Watch Institute
  • Alice Madden – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental and External Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy
  • Amory Lovins – Chairman and chief Scientist at the Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Andrew Yager – Senior Advisor at NORPLAN, Norway
  • Azra Tutunchu – Director of the Colorado School of Mines-Unconventional Gas Institute
  • Bergman Paul – Director of US Export Assistance
  • Bishop Michelle – Chief Geologist at Gustavson Associates (Mining and Energy)
  • Chinesom Ejiasa – Director of Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
  • Chioetto Stefano – Manager at Alstom Power
  • Chris Valentine – Owner of Bonwich Capital Partners
  • Christian Burgsmuller – Legal Council for the European Union
  • Dave Maloney – Analyst for GE
  • Francis Yamba – Professor and Director at the Center for Energy Environment and Engineering, Zambia
  • Jesca Eriyo – Deputy Secretary General for the East African Community
  • Jim Demarest – Vice President-Global Frontier and New Ventures, Anadarko
  • John Works – Senior Energy Manager at Engility-IRG
  • Johnson Paul – Senior Advisor at Angola Private Investment Corporation
  • Kioh Joel – CEO of the Africa Forum for Rural Development
  • Leonard Crook – Vice President of ICF International
  • Liberata Mulamula – Tanzania’s Ambassador to the United States of America
  • Melvin Foote – President and CEO of Constituency for Africa
  • Michael Masserman – Executive Director of the US Department of Commerce
  • Michael Farina – Fuels Market Intelligence Leader at GE
  • Michael McKelvy – President and Divisional Chief at Ch2Mhill
  • Ogunlade Davidson – Former Energy Minister of Liberia
  • Palan Mulonda – Zambia’s Ambassador to the United States of America
  • Paul Washington – Executive Director of the Denver Office of Economic Development
  • Philip Mshelba – General Manager of Shell Companies in Nigeria
  • Veiga Tomas – Senior Advisor at Angola Private Investment Corporation
  • Dr. Arun Jhaveri – Former Mayor Burien City
  • Frank Busalacchi – Secretary of Transportation, Wisconsin
  • Rayola Doughe – Senior Economic Advisor at the American Petroleum Institute
  • Esteban G. Sáenz – Vice President of Environment, Water and Energy at the Panama Canal Authority, Panama
  • Mo-Kan Wong – Director at Reefer Trade OOCL (USA) Inc
  • John Kioli – Director of the Green Africa Foundation
  • John Skibinski – Vice President of Renewable Energies at American Electric Technologies, Inc.