Keynote Speaker

<strong>Professor Muhammad Yunus</strong>
Professor Muhammad Yunus2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Renowned Microfinance Pioneer and Founder of Grameen Bank and Grameen Shakti

High Level Speakers

<strong>The Rt Hon Grant Shapps</strong>
The Rt Hon Grant ShappsUK Minister of State for International Development
<strong>Anita Marangoly George,</strong>
Anita Marangoly George,Senior Director, Energy and Extractive Industries Global Practice, World Bank Group
<strong>Jérôme Schmitt</strong>
Jérôme SchmittSenior Vice President Sustainable Development & Environment, TOTAL S.A.
<strong>Bill Bien</strong>
Bill BienGlobal Head of Strategy, Marketing and Alliances Philips Lighting
<strong>Dimitris Tsitsiragos</strong>
Dimitris TsitsiragosVice President, Global Client Services
<strong>Samy Ben-Jaafar</strong>
Samy Ben-JaafarSenior Director - Private Sector Facility, Green Climate Fund

Market Trends Report

<strong>Koen Peters</strong>
Koen PetersGOGLA Executive Director
<strong>Russell Sturm</strong>
Russell SturmGlobal Head, Energy Access, IFC Advisory Services, International Finance Corporation
<strong>Itamar Orlandi</strong>
Itamar OrlandiHead of Applied Research, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
<strong>Dan Murphy</strong>
Dan MurphySenior Energy Specialist, The World Bank
<strong>Gaurav Gupta</strong>
Gaurav GuptaAsia Director for Dalberg
<strong>Michael Wilshire</strong>
Michael WilshireHead of Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
<strong>Arthur Itotia Njagi</strong>
Arthur Itotia NjagiIFC


<strong>Olowo Olasunkanmi</strong>
Olowo OlasunkanmiHeads the SME / Value Chain Banking of Ecobank Nigeria
<strong>Daphne Pit</strong>
Daphne PitTeam Manager, Green and Inclusive Economy, Stichting DOEN, (the DOEN Foundation)
<strong>Andreas Spiess</strong>
Andreas SpiessLawyer and CEO of Solarkiosk AG
<strong>Lauren Cochrane</strong>
Lauren CochraneDirector of Private Investments at the Blue Haven Initiative (BHI)
<strong>Asad Mahmood</strong>
Asad MahmoodVice President, Social Enterprise and Financial Innovation at FINCA International
<strong>Christopher Aidun</strong>
Christopher AidunManaging Director and CEO Persistent Energy Capital LLC
<strong>Piyush Mathur</strong>
Piyush MathurChief Financial Officer Simpa Networks
<strong>Andrew Reicher</strong>
Andrew ReicherEnergy access and renewable energy investor/adviser
<strong>Thomas Duveau</strong>
Thomas DuveauHead of Business Development, Mobisol
<strong>Sebastian McKinlay</strong>
Sebastian McKinlayHead of AECF Connect
<strong>William M. Muguima</strong>
William M. MuguimaSenior Relationship Manager, Corporate Banking in Commercial Bank of Kenya
<strong>Robert H. Voskuilen</strong>
Robert H. VoskuilenSenior Investment Officer FMO
<strong>George Otieno</strong>
George OtienoChief Executive Officer, The African Trade Insurance Agency
<strong>David ten Kroode</strong>
David ten KroodeManager of Oikocredit International’s renewable energy unit
<strong>Engr. Abayomi Adebisi</strong>
Engr. Abayomi AdebisiRegistered Engineer and member of the Nigeria Society of Engineers
<strong>Tom Erichsen</strong>
Tom ErichsenCEO, Differ Group
<strong>Christian Schattenmann</strong>
Christian SchattenmannIncharge of Bamboo Finance’s investment activities in the area of off-grid energy
<strong>Ryan Levinson</strong>
Ryan LevinsonFounder and CEO of SunFunder
<strong>Michael Grossman</strong>
Michael GrossmanDirector of Liquid Assets

Technical and Quality Assurance

<strong>Prof. Peter Adelmann</strong>
Prof. Peter AdelmannChair of Fosera and Co-Chair of GOGLA technical working group
<strong>Prof. M. Rezwan Khan</strong>
Prof. M. Rezwan KhanVice Chancellor of United International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
<strong>Christopher Baker-Brian</strong>
Christopher Baker-BrianCo-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of BBOXX
Christine-EganExecutive Director & CEO, CLASP
<strong>Peter Alstone</strong>
Peter AlstoneITRI-Rosenfeld postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
<strong>Dr Jamie Cross</strong>
Dr Jamie CrossDirector of the Global Development Academy and a Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh
<strong>Dr. Arne Jacobson</strong>
Dr. Arne JacobsonDirector- Schatz Energy Research Center/ Professor- Environmental Resources Engineering at Humboldt State University
<strong>Dr. Huashan Wang</strong>
Dr. Huashan WangBoard Chairman and Co-Founder of Omnivoltaic Power
<strong>Munawar Misbah Moin</strong>
Munawar Misbah MoinManaging Director, Rahimafrooz Renewable Energy Limited
<strong>Nessar Maksud Khan</strong>
Nessar Maksud KhanManaging Director, Maks Renewable Energy Co Ltd
<strong>Md. Ruhul Quddus</strong>
Md. Ruhul QuddusWorld Bank Consultant for the Solar Home System program under Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL)
<strong> Richard Adewumi</strong>
Richard AdewumiThe Secretary of Nigeria National Committee of International Electrotechnical Commission
<strong> John Keane</strong>
John KeaneGlobal Development Director of SunnyMoney
<strong>Rose Mutiso</strong>
Rose MutisoEnergy Access Policy Fellow in the Office of International Climate and Clean Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy
<strong>Gary Bernhardt</strong>
Gary BernhardtFounder and CEO, Sola Home Appliances
<strong>Nadarajah Narendran</strong>
Nadarajah NarendranProfessor and Director of Research at the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
<strong>T.Patrick Walsh</strong>
T.Patrick WalshFounder Greenlight Planet

Business Development

<strong>Ajaita Shah</strong>
Ajaita ShahFounder/CEO of Frontier Markets and the President of Frontier Innovations Foundation
<strong>Wole Olagundoye</strong>
Wole OlagundoyeVice President, Executive Committee of the Experiential Marketers Association of Nigeria
<strong>Raghu Krishnaswamy</strong>
Raghu KrishnaswamyEx Unilever Vice President Marketing & Marketing Operations Africa
<strong>Neha Misra</strong>
Neha MisraCo-Founder & Chief Collaboration Officer, Solar Sister
<strong>Jackson Machuhi</strong>
Jackson MachuhiManaging Director, Barefoot Power (Africa) Ltd.
<strong>Lesley Marincola</strong>
Lesley MarincolaFounder and CEO of Angaza
<strong>Marco Signorini</strong>
Marco SignoriniC.E.O. SOLARWAY
<strong>Simon Bransfield-Garth</strong>
Simon Bransfield-GarthFounder and CEO of UK-based Azuri Technologies
<strong>Fanen Acho</strong>
Fanen AchoCEO of Medleypark Limited
<strong>Areef Kassam</strong>
Areef KassamDirector of the GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities Programme
<strong>Jesse Moore</strong>
Jesse MooreManaging Director and Co-Founder of M-KOPA Solar
<strong>Xavier Helgesen</strong>
Xavier HelgesenCEO & Co-Founder, Off GridElectric
<strong>Steve Andrews</strong>
Steve AndrewsFounder and CEO of NewLight Africa
<strong>Vernie Sannoo</strong>
Vernie SannooManaging Director, Barefoot Power India operations
<strong>Isaac Gachugu G</strong>
Isaac Gachugu GSenior Manager in M-PESA Product development at Safaricom (Kenya)
<strong>Damien Vander Heyden</strong>
Damien Vander Heydenthe Global Coordinator in the Renewable Energy department of the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV)
<strong>Saurabh Saksena</strong>
Saurabh SaksenaSenior Vice President & Chief Growth Officer J Walter Thompson, New Delhi, India

Role of Governments & Policy in Facilitating Growth

<strong>Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella</strong>
Dr. Kandeh K. YumkellaFormer Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All
<strong>Segun Adaju</strong>
Segun AdajuChief Executive Officer, BlueOcean Nigeria
<strong>Drew Corbyn</strong>
Drew CorbynPico Solar Product Market Manager for DfID’s Business Innovation Facility in Malawi
<strong>Ned Tozun</strong>
Ned TozunCo-Founder & CEO of d.light
<strong>Charles Muchunku</strong>
Charles MuchunkuChairman, Kenya Renewable Energy Association (KEREA)
<strong>Gunnar Wegner</strong>
Gunnar WegnerEnDev/GIZ
<strong>Richard Gomes</strong>
Richard GomesHead of Policy and Advocacy, Shell Foundation
<strong>Harry Verhaar</strong>
Harry VerhaarHead of Global Public & Government Affairs, Philips Lighting
<strong>Matthew Matimbwi</strong>
Matthew MatimbwiExecutive Secretary of the Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA)
<strong>Charlie Miller</strong>
Charlie MillerHead of Policy at SolarAid
<strong>Emmanuel Beau</strong>
Emmanuel BeauInvestment Manager, Energy Access Ventures
<strong>Ousmane Fall Sarr, Eng.</strong>
Ousmane Fall Sarr, Eng.Head of the Studies and Information System Unit at The Senegalese Rural Electrification Agency (ASER).
<strong>Alex S. Mboa</strong>
Alex S. MboaStandards Officer with Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)
<strong>Anjali Garg</strong>
Anjali GargEnergy Specialist with IFC Advisory Services
<strong>Ognen Stojanovski</strong>
Ognen StojanovskiResearch Scholar Stanford University – Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD)
<strong>Richard Bridle</strong>
Richard BridleRenewable energy theme lead for IISD’s Geneva-based Global Subsidies Initiative
<strong>Graham Smith</strong>
Graham SmithLeads international growth efforts and government relations for the East Africa and San Francisco-based solar energy company Off Grid Electric
<strong>Steven Hunt</strong>
Steven HuntEnergy Advisor at the UK Department for International Development
<strong>Sean Moore</strong>
Sean MoorePortfolio Manager, Acumen
<strong>Maria Hilda</strong>
Maria HildaEnergy Advisor, USAID/Power Africa
<strong>Kristina Skierka</strong>
Kristina Skierka Campaign Director of the Power for All Campaign
<strong>Gaddipati Prasad</strong>
Gaddipati PrasadDirector and In-charge for Solar lighting and Pumping Programme at national Level
<strong>Christine Eibs Singer</strong>
Christine Eibs SingerSenior Advisor to the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Initiative
<strong>Eyob Aguma Ayana</strong>
Eyob Aguma AyanaEnergy Coordination Team Leader, Development Bank of Ethiopia
<strong>Georgios Pantoulis</strong>
Georgios PantoulisHead of the Energy Sector in the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission


<strong>Kat Harrison</strong>
Kat HarrisonDirector of Research & Impact at international development charity, SolarAid
<strong>Maurits Groen</strong>
Maurits GroenCo-founder and Co-CEO of WakaWaka
<strong>Ashifi Gogo</strong>
Ashifi GogoFounder & CEO, Sproxil
<strong>Declan Murray</strong>
Declan MurrayPhD researcher - University of Edinburgh
<strong>Ingun Berget</strong>
Ingun BergetCEO - Bright
<strong>Sander Bakker</strong>
Sander BakkerChairman of REACT
<strong>Nana Asamoah-Manu</strong>
Nana Asamoah-ManuLeads the joint IFC/ World Bank Lighting Africa program in Kenya
<strong>Mary Roach</strong>
Mary Roach The Energy Access lead at Ceniarth
<strong>Abubaker Musuuza</strong>
Abubaker MusuuzaCo-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Village Energy Limited

Closing Session

<strong>Pepukaye BARDOUILLE</strong>
Pepukaye BARDOUILLESenior Energy Specialist, Energy & Efficiency Advisory, International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group
<strong>Peter George</strong>
Peter GeorgeLeads Advisory Services at GVEP International