Members of the Energy Transition Committee act in their personal capacity, and form an integral part of the African Energy Chamber’s Advisory Board for 2020 and 2021
THUR, JULY 30 2020-theG&BJournal- Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and Chairman, APO Group and Akinwole Omoboriowo II, Chairman and CEO, Genesis Energy Group have been appointed into an Advisory Committee to assist in developing new African business models and solutions to the global decarbonization challenge.
Other notable figures appointed into the Committee are 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.
The African Energy Chamber, championing the initiative announced the appointments today as COVID-19 pandemic is set to accelerate the global energy transition.
African Energy Chamber said members of the Energy Transition Committee act in their personal capacity, and form an integral part of the African Energy Chamber’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.
‘’Together, they will be advising the Chamber on a range of initiatives to further push for decarbonization initiatives on the continent, while developing an African message and approach to energy transition.’’
Executive Chairman at the African Energy Chamber Nj Ayuk said the 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.’’
According to him, ‘’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.”
The African Energy Chamber has committed to building an energy industry that works for everyone, but remains concerned over the predominance of an international narrative that would be imposed on the continent at the detriment of Africans’ best interests.
As the continent recovers from COVID-19, the Chamber will be working on promoting solutions and opportunities that put a priority on securing affordable and reliable energy to Africans while creating jobs and supporting local entrepreneurship.