Globeleq participates in the Africa Energy Forum 2011
At the 2011 Africa Energy Forum held in June in Paris, Globeleq’s CEO, Mikael Karlsson spoke of building a successful power business in the emerging markets. During his presentation, “Committed to Africa” he highlighted successes within the Central American power market and reaffirmed the need for the private sector to embrace majority participation in Africa.
Paul Kunert, Head of Business Development for Africa was a participant in the Africa Hardball session, and chaired the African Power Caucus discussion. Amongst the speakers forming the panel were Ana Jantuah Banful, State Attorney Ministry of Justice Ghana, and Edward Njoroge, Managing Director and CEO of Kenya Electricity Generating Company Ltd.
Other key discussions included the Africa Renewable Energy Forum (AREF) in which Jonathan Hoffman, Globeleq’s Director of Business Development was a respondent, and the Africa Gas session, chaired by Chris Ford, Managing Director of Songas.
As in previous years, Globeleq was a major sponsor of the event which attracts government, regulatory, industry and other expert delegates from all parts of Africa, UK, Europe and the USA. The Forum provides an excellent platform to debate the future direction, issues and challenges of building, operating and maintaining power facilities in Africa.