Utility CEO Forum

The CEO Forum is a unique platform for discussion and debate around the power, energy and water challenges facing the African continent. 

Participants are invited to an exclusive CEO Forum Dinner on the evening before the Forum commences, where they will be able to relax and enjoy some leisure time together. The Forum is a 2-day by invitation only closed door boardroom style meeting, which runs parallel to African Utility Week, where the men and women who lead and guide Africa's power and water sector discuss the path of transformation. The meeting separates into two streams allowing power utilities and water utilities to tackle the issues surrounding areas of co-operation, financing models, development plans and the advancement of regional centres of excellence throughout Africa. All discussions will take place under the Chatham House Rule, whereby participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speakers, nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.

Reporting back on the CEO Forum by African Utility Week will be done in only the most general terms and only with consent from participants. The purpose of the meeting is to facilitate and encourage discussions between the utility CEOs attending the Forum, with a view to further collaboration between the various utilities.

The third day is left free for one-on-one meetings between the CEOs and various partners.

Why you should participate in this elite forum as a partner

The Utility CEO Forum gives you a competitive advantage to build long lasting relationships with key decision makers and to learn their underlying business needs first-hand. Only a limited number of partnerships are offered to maintain a low utility-to-partner ratio, thus fostering a relaxed environment of trust for all attendees under the Chatham House Rules.

Don't miss the opportunity to sponsor or attend this forum.

Confirmed CEOs to date:

Water CEOs:

  • Tumelo Gopane, CEO, East Rand Water Care, South Africa
  • Samuel Bangura, CEO, SALWACO, Sierra Leone
  • Representing the CEO Peter Bhembe: Susan Nkumane, Finance Director, Swaziland Water Services Corporation, Swaziland
  • Munyaradzi Munodawafa, CEO, Zambezi River Authority, Zambia
  • Moseray Momoh, Acting Managing Director, Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation, Liberia
  • Limakatso Moorosi, CEO, Bloemwater , South Africa
  • Mmetla Masire, CEO, Water Utilities Corporation, Botswana
  • Lehlohonolo Manamolela, CEO, Water and Sewerage Company, Lesotho
  • Gift Sageme, CEO, Central Region Water Board, Malawi
  • Dr Gisela Kaiser, Executive Director: Informal Settlements, Water & Waste, City of Cape Town, South Africa

Power CEOs:

  • Adeoye Fadeyibi, CEO of  EKO - Electricity Distribution Company , Nigeria
  • Jonathan Amoako-Baah, CEO of GridCo, Ghana
  • Lerato Setshedi, CEO of City Power, South Africa
  • Stefan Schwarzfischer, CEO of Botswana Power Corporation, Botswana
  • Johnny Dladla, CEO of Eskom Enterprises, South Africa
  • Fessor Mbango, CEO of ErongoRed, Namibia
  • Beck Awan Deng, CEO of  South Sudan Electricity Corporation, South Sudan
  • Julian Masanga Chinembiri, Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company, Zimbabwe
  • William Willoughby Liabunya, Electricity Generation Company, Malawi
  • François De Salle Ouedraogo, CEO of Société Nationale d'Electricité du Burkina Faso (SONABEL), Burkina Faso
  • Representing the CEO of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, Nigeria: Ameen Shakur, General Manager (Nasarawa region) and Yahaya
  • Mohammed Jere, General Manager (Niger region).
  • Willy Kiryahika, CEO of Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited, Uganda
  • Mouhamadou Makhtar Cisse, CEO of SENELEC, Senegal
  • Dr Allexon Chiwaya, CEO of Escom, Malawi
  • Dr. Mateus Magala, CEO of Electricidade de Moçambique, Mozambique
  • Mongezi Ntsokolo, Group Executive for Distribution, Eskom
  • Phakamani Hadebe, Interim CEO, Eskom


*This exclusive gathering is strictly by invitation only. If you feel you qualify to attend, please contact us to apply.

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