The energy sector in Africa has received much attention from businesses and investors over the past ten years. The African Development Bank’s landmark New Deal on Energy for Africa, launched in 2015 with the aim of achieving universal access to electricity by 2025 and bolstering growth prospects across the continent, has been key to shaping the sector’s evolution. The coming years will bring further shifts in policy priorities and investment trends, heralding both new opportunities and fresh challenges.
This webinar will explore four core trends that will shape Africa’s energy landscape over the next decade:
- Evolution of the energy hub landscape – diversifying sources.
- A shift in the role of the state – from energy provider to market manager.
- Transmission networks – the next target for privatisation.
- Interconnected power pools – building more competitive energy markets.
Tom Griffin | Senior Partner, Control Risks
Tom has overall responsibility for the West Africa region in Control Risks and manages an operation with over 160 consultants and staff spanning 8 countries including offshore work across the Gulf of Guinea. Tom has considerable expertise in advising companies as they embark on growth strategies across the region and seek to manage the challenges and complexities inherent with operating in Africa. Prior to Control Risks, Tom was formerly the Vice President Sales with International SOS in the US and Canada and before that enjoyed success working for the executive board on a number of international strategy assignments across the Group. Tom has completed his further & executive education at Harvard Business School, INSEAD, Aston University and the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Bordeaux.
Gillian Parker | Analyst, Control Risks
Gillian Parker provides expert analysis on West and Central Africa, with a specialism on Nigeria acquired over the past decade. Based between Lagos and Johannesburg, Gillian has experience briefing companies looking to enter or expand their business in this region. Gillian also writes for Control Risks’ CORE subscription services, including producing forecasting scenarios for Nigeria, and she is responsible for managing and delivering bespoke consulting projects. Prior to joining Control Risks, Gillian was The Economist‘s Nigeria correspondent for four years. She holds an MSc in African Politics from SOAS, University of London.