Advisory Board Members

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Adepeju Adebajo

Peju Adebajo is a senior business executive, currently serving as CEO of Lumos Nigeria. Peju has built a career over the past 30 years, holding CEO positions for over 13 years. Prior to helming Lumos, Peju was appointed as the Honorable Commissioner for Agriculture for Ogun state Government. Peju studied internationally gaining her BSc and MSc in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. Later, she gained her MBA at Harvard Business School. She is a recipient of The 2015 CNBC Africa Business Woman of the year award and The 2013 Harvard Business School Nigeria Leadership award.

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Eme Kponu

Eme Kponu is currently an energy market advisor with the Nigeria Power Sector Program an iniave of USAID/Power Africa for Nigeria. In her role working with internaonal developmentagencies in the last four years, she has been involved in energy access and sustainability iniaves, project development, implementaon and execuon, capacity building, training and coaching, sales, markeng, 'nancing for micro, small and medium scale businesses, gender mainstreaming and rural development. She holds a degree in Business Administraon from the University of Calabar and an MSC in Markeng from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She also holds a Cer'cate in Human Resources from, Chartered Associaon of Business Administrators, Canada.

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Patrick Tolani

Dr. Patrick Olayinka Tolani: CEO, Community Energy Social Enterprise Ltd (CESEL). Patrick has worked in the international development arena for close to three decades across Africa, Europe and Asia. He holds a degree in Law and a Master of Laws Degree from Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife. Called to the Nigerian Bar 1991, Patrick also has two master degrees, Master in Industrial and Labour Relations and Master in Public Administration from the University of Lagos. Postgraduate Studies in Cross-Sector Partnerships from Cambridge University and a PhD in Public Management.

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Ujunwa Ojemeni

Ujunwa Ojemeni is an energy expert, a development finance executive and gender inclusion advocate. At the Office of the Honourable Commissioner for Energy & Mineral Resources Lagos State, she drives policies, investments opportunities and implementation strategies to deliver reliable energy to the citizens of the State. She is also an Advisor with the Private Finance Advisory Network (PFAN). Ujunwa is the founder of African Women in Energy Development Initiative (AWEDI Network). In 2019, She was selected as one of 60 young African Clean Energy Leaders by Enel Foundation, and received the Young Leaders Award in the Energy and Sustainability category by the Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association in Nigeria.

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Vera Nwanze

VERA NWANZE (Mrs.) Fellow PSN, B.Pharm, MBA, FPGE (USA) Vera is an experienced professional with over 25 years of extensive strategic and operational leadership experience in various multinational companies spanning across Pharmaceuticals, FMCGs and the Renewable Energy Sector. She was formerly the Country Group Head for Novartis Pharmaceuticals West Africa, former General Manager for Philip Morris Nigeria and currently Managing Director Azuri Nigeria and General Manager Azuri West Africa.

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Yusuf Suleiman

Suleiman Yusuf is the CEO of Blue Camel Energy Limited, an Abuja based Renewable energy & Power back-up solution provider with 12 years of experience. Suleiman read economics and is a graduate of Bayero University, Kano. He was involved with one of Nigeria’s most impressive GREEN housing projects, the highly acclaimed off-grid Luxury apartments in the Guzape area of Abuja. He also bagged the AABLA African Entrepreneur of the year (West Africa) in the 2016 awards by CNBC Africa & has successfully established a Solar assembly plant for the local assembly of a variety of solar products and LED Bulbs.

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Zakari Aliyu

Zakari Aliyu CNA, MNIM, MBA ( Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria). He is a partner in BPS Consult Ltd, whose specialty includes Feasibilities & Market Research, Tax Management, Due Diligence and Project & Forensic Audit. Zakari has also developed key competence in the power sector, particularly, Renewable Energy (RE) and Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) and the FINTECH space. He is part of the local partner (company) in Nova Scotia Power Development Ltd (NSPDL), a JV company developing an 80MW Solar power plant in Dutse, Jigawa State. NSPDL is one of the four frontline developers out of the 14 Solar IPPs that signed a PPA with the Federal Government of Nigeria.