US-Africa Power Advisory Committee set to push vitality dialogue and funding
The African Chamber of Energy (EnergyChamber.org) has appointed a US-Africa Committee to serve on its advisory board to help develop greater US-Africa energy cooperation and investment. In their personal capacity, the members of the US Africa Committee have decades of experience in government and the private sector on both sides of the Atlantic and share a passion for Africa and its development. They include:
Reginal “Reg” Spiller, CEO of Azimuth Energy Investments LLC
Kola Karim, CEO of Shoreline Energy International
Rogers Beall, Executive Chairman and CEO of Africa Fortesa Corporation
Jude Kearney, President of Kearney Africa
C. Derek Campbell, CEO of Energy & Natural Resource Security, Inc.
Alicia Robinson-Morgan, Managing Director, Africa, Millenium Challenge Corporation
Akinwole Omoboriowo II, Chairman and CEO of Genesis Energy Group
Ann Norman, General Manager – Africa, Pioneer Energy
R. Dean Foreman, chief economist at the American Petroleum Institute
The African Chamber of Energy firmly believes that the potential for capital, expertise and technology transfer between the US and Africa is not being realized. While Power Africa remains the most successful initiative to develop the African energy sector by unlocking American capital and technology to date, more can be done in the face of the continent’s persistent energy poverty.
From exploration to gas infrastructure and from energy technology to energy finance, the United States remains a global leader that can bring much to Africa with the right partnerships and joint ventures that can help local content development and job creation Has.
“The greatest and most recent discoveries in Africa were made by courageous and capable American companies that have proven time and again that betting on Africa bears fruit. At a time when the continent is trying to develop much stronger gas value chains and attract investment in midstream and downstream infrastructure, we need to look back on the US and build stronger partnerships. As Africa advocates the energy transition, a significant portion of the capital needed to develop clean energy solutions also lies with American companies and institutions, ”said Nj Ayuk, Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber.
The US-Africa Committee is the first committee on the Advisory Board of the African Energy Chamber to be announced. The chamber has brought together leading industry experts, executives and public representatives to support various initiatives over the course of 2020 and 2021, including local content development, natural gas and energy transition, promoting a favorable environment and expanding exploration activities.