Ifeoma Malo, Co-founder of Clean Tech Hub Nigeria, has won the 2020 Power Industry Leader of the Year at the African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards.
The Executive Director of the Rural Electrification Fund, Sanusi Ohiare, received the Young Leader of the Year Award while Sosai Renewable Energies Company won the Small Scale Power Project of the Year. KEDCO, also a Nigerian company, emerged as the Transmission and Distribution Project of the Year.
The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Andrew Herscowitz, Former Coordinator of Power Africa.
His current position is Chief Development Officer at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation.
The Seventh Edition of the coveted African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards, honour the most remarkable and inspiring energy projects and power pioneers on the continent.
Commenting on Ifeoma Malo’s award, CEO of All-On, an off-grid energy investment company, Wiebe Boer said: “I want to say special congratulations to Ify Malo for this amazing recognition which you completely deserve. I’ve gotten to know Ify quite a few years ago when she was in the public sector. But it was only when I got into the power sector and she was with Power4All and then with the Clean Tech Hub that I’ve really gotten to know her very well and I’ve appreciated everything that she has done; not just for me but for the whole industry.
“I have known Miss Ify Malo for five years now and I know her to be a very exceptional and a true leader. I knew her right from the time she was the Executive Advisor to the Honourable Minister of Power until she transitioned in her role at Power for All and more recently the Clean Technology Hub. She is somebody who believes a lot in teambuilding and giving people the opportunity to grow in their various capacities. On a personal note, she has been a very good mentor to me and she has helped me in my own journey of entrepreneurship as well.”
Ifeanyi Orajaka, MDC of GVE Projects and Meters, Nigeria, said this year’s Awards Gala Dinner was to take place during the upcoming African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference and exhibition in Cape Town in November.
However, the event had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, so the organisers of the Seventh Edition of the African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards made sure that the deserving nominees and winners were still celebrated in style.