EVENT SPEAKERS
The following speakers are listed in alphabetical order by last name.
Please click on speaker's photo to read their bio.


Eric Amoussouga
Commercial Director, Power Transmission – Sub-Saharan Africa Grid Solutions 
GE Vernova

Andrew Bachert
Principal, Power Economics
GE Power 

Hiren Bhoola
Associate Partner, SA Hybrid Cloud Leader, Lead Account Partner
IBM Consulting
Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety II, Ph.D.
United States Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa 

 

Joanne Dixon
Managing Director
Energy Markets Group

Faïçal Erradi
Managing Director GE Consulting Services Middle East, Turkey & Africa
GE Vernova

 Bryan Erwin
Founder and Managing Partner
BlueWave Merchant Partners 
Mohammed Essay
Senior Business Development Specialist & Country Representative, Southern Africa
 U.S. Trade and Development Agency

 

Dr. Dee Fischer
Specialist: Policy Support and Strategic Programme Implementation
Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment, South Africa 

Jacob Flewelling
Founder and Managing Partner
BlueWave Merchant Partners 

Biren Gandhi 
Senior Business Development Specialist & Country Representative, Southern Africa 
IBM

Shaakira Karolia 
Lead Economist & Head of Special Initiatives
Ministry of Electricity
 

 

Nick Keene
Industry Director, Energy Manufacturing and Mining 
Microsoft

Jason MacDowell
Senior Director-Technology Strategy & Policy
GE Vernova’s Consulting Service

James Mackay
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Council of South Africa
Mathapelo Malao
Head of Energy
Development Bank of Southern Africa

 

Tumiso Malombo
Client Technology Lead for Energy and Manufacturing
Microsoft

Miamli Mjambana
Commercial Specialist 
U.S. Commercial Service 

Mpho Mokwele
Group Executive - Transacting
Development Bank of Southern Africa
Segomoco Scheppers 
Managing Director for Eskom Transmission
Eskom

 

Matt Schwab
Country Manager for Southern Africa
U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Vishwajeet Singh
Director, Industry Solutions 
Uplight

Megan Taylor
Partnerships Advisor
Power Africa
Kevin Thundiyil 
Senior Business Developer
Engie

 

Paul Tuson
Energy Sector Director
Tetra Tech 

Riaz Vajetha
 South Africa Representative
CTC Global 

Richard Vaughan
Treasurer
Eskom
Bill Wang
Supervisor, Electric Transmission Planning 
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Sarah Whitten
 Regional Manager for Finance and Implementation 
U.S. Trade and Development Agency 
Randall Wood
Senior Project Manager
Power Engineers 

Jimmy Zapata
Business Development Manager
Kaddas Enterprises 



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