By Oke Peter
The organizer of the popular energy summit, Africa Energy Forum (AEF), EnergyNet Limited UK, has conferred award on individuals and companies who have been a consistent positive force in Africa’s energy space to support the sector’s development.
The event was held at the Beachcomber Hotel, Paradise, Mauritius from 19 to 22 June, 2018.
The award was presented to the recipients at the ongoing 20th Africa Energy Forum (AEF) in Mauritius, The list include companies and stakeholders who have significantly impacted both the sector and the Forum over the last 20 years.
Recipient of the ‘Special Recognition Award’ include the President and Chief Executive Officer of Consultancy Dell’Amore International Limited, Alhaji Idris Mohammed; a Ghanaian Ministry of Energy official, Wiliam Amuna; Amadou Hott of the African Development Bank (AfDB); Chris Weston of Aggreko; Jason Harlan of Fieldstone Africa; Theophilus Sackey from CenPower Generation; Scott Mackin of Denham Capital; Clive Ferreira of Gaia Infrastructure Partners and Lucy Chege from the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) among others.
A surprise award was also given to Rod and Evelyne Cargill, Founders of the Forum, in recognition of their positive impact on the sector by launching the Forum 20 years ago.
According to the Senior Marketing Executive, Amy Offord, “much work remains to be done, that much is clear. But the 20th Forum is a chance for stakeholders, colleagues and friends to take stock of their achievements before continuing on their journey to electrify the continent,” she concluded.
More than 2,000 participants including energy stakeholders, government representatives, oil companies, power experts, power investors and financial institutions attended the forum.
Others are Chairman, Kaduna Electric, Yusuf Abubakar; Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), Mr Chris Ugbo; Former Minister of Power, Professor Barth Nnaji; Chairman, Chris Ejik International, Mr Chris Ejik and the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), U.G. Mohammed among others.