Meet the judges

Independent Judging Committee:

Albert Butare
Chief Executive Officer

Africa Energy Services Group Ltd

Alex Osei
Chief Executive Officer
Ghana Energy Consult

Anton-Louis Olivier
Chief Executive Officer

Renewable Energy Holdings (Pty) Ltd
South Africa

Chaim Motzen
Gigawatt Global
The Netherlands

Daniel Chimaobi
Research Officer
Energy Commission of Nigeria

Faith Chege
East African Venture Associate
Factor[E] Ventures

Izael Pereira Da Silva
Director Strathmore Energy Research Centre

Strathmore University

Jack Radmore
Green Finance Business Analst
South Africa

Jacob Mbele 
Chief Director - Electricity
Department of Energy
South Africa

Leonard Kassana
Senior Energy Consultant
Ngali Energy Ltd

Nicole Kranz
Country Coordinator South Africa: International Water Stewardship Programme
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
South Africa

Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl

ESI-Africa Journal
South Africa

NJ Ayuk
Managing Partner
Centurion Law Group Equatorial Guinea

Peter Moray
Director Global Development
Utilities Telecom Council

Phyllis Engefu Ombonyo
Former Director - Business Development
National Environment Trust Fund

Robert Mubiru
Distribution Management Expert
Energy Utility Corporation Limited (EUCL)


Rudo Angela Sanyanga
Africa Program Director
International Rivers
South Africa

Samuel Bangura
Director General
Sierra Leone Water Company
Sierra Leone
Sogo Mayokun
Research Officer I
National Centre for Energy Efficiency & Conservation

Subha Nagarajan
Managing Director
Cote d'Ivoire

Victoria Cuming 
Head of Policy: Europe, 
Middle East & Africa
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
United Kingdom


  • An Advisory Board is formed and they provide input on categories and criteria
  • Industry leaders and experts are invited to sit on the judging panel
  • Nominations are submitted by companies and individuals which are then sent to the panel to judge based on the criteria outlined per category
  • Every judge is given a maximum of two categories to critic
  • All judges submit their score per entry and these are then calculated and approved by our independent auditing firm, verification partner Mazars
  • If a judge is scoring a category with an entry for their company, project or colleague, they are directed not to score that entry to ensure the process is fair and transparent
  • Neither the organisers nor the sponsors select the finalists or winners
  • Based on these scores the finalists are announced on our website, a press release, a mailer and are contacted by the Organisers

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