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Power Industry Leader of the Year

 About the Power Industry Leader of the Year award

This award celebrates the accomplishments of an individual in a senior position from a utility, public or private company who has displayed passion and commitment to the power industry, while also demonstrating leadership, vision and success.  The impact of their work has improved and furthered the power and energy value chain on a regional or country level. The shortlisted leaders have been featured in African Power and Energy Elites 2020.

The winners will be virtually in August 2020.

2020 Nominees

Andrew Herscowitz

Andrew Herscowits

"We don’t set goals we know we can achieve. If you set goals a little higher and out of reach, the team is almost always able to achieve those goals or come very close to them." - Andrew Herscowitz 

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Ifeoma Malo

Ifeoma Malo

"Knowledge and knowledge sharing should be democratised; there is something to learn from everyone." - Ifeoma Malo 

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Kristina Skierka

Kristina Skierka

"Individual ownership for results together with mutual accountability towards our shared mission. In addition, there is a deep love and respect that we regularly express when we are one-on-one and when we are in a group setting." - Kristina Skierka 

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Dr. Lawrence E. Jones

Dr lawrence Jones

 "I believe that to successfully foster a culture of innovation, members on a team must know that it is OK to ask the leader questions and respectfully disagree with the leader. This is not always easy to do, but it is something that leaders must constantly nurture." - Dr Lawrence E. Jones 

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Seydou Kane

Seydou Kane

"The most important lesson I've learnt is the power of networks. Ultimately, business is about people, despite how frequently we talk about technology and products. Building relationships with people, engaging in a meaningful way is so critical when doing business." - Seydou Kane

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Naniki Nzuza

Nanika Nzuza

"Everyone that you behold with eyes of admiration didn’t start off where they are today. They also weren’t as wise and knowledgeable as they are today. I have learned  to adopt an attitude of lifelong learning; of continuous self-development." - Nanik Nzazu

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Mpeli Rampokanyo

Mpeli Rampokanyo

"Leaders are in a position to create an enabling environment for every team member to express themselves freely. If you can master this, then this will open up doors for innovative ideas within your team." - Mpeli Rampokanyo

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Hiten Parmar

Hiten Parmar

"As a leader you need to be energized, goal-oriented and organizes, inspiring others to follow suit. Team goals help bring everyone together and improver everything from work quality to the organisation culture." - Hiten Parmar

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FACTS AND FIGURES FROM AFRICAN UTILITY WEEK & POWERGEN AFRICA

  • 10000
    ATTENDEES
  • 82
    COUNTRIES
  • 82
    UTILITIES & MUNICIPALITIES
  • 360
    EXHIBITORS

 

 

Host Ministry

  • Ministry of Energy South Africa

Host Utility

  • Eskom

Host City

  • Host City

Municipal Leaders Forum Partners

  • SALGA
  • NTIYISO

Platinum Sponsor

  • Landis + Gyr
  • Conlog
  • Actom Pty Ltd

 

Silver Sponsor

  • Akilee
  • Nyamezela Metering (Pty) Ltd
  • Huawei Technologies Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Ntiyiso Consulting






 

CEO Forum Partners

  • Conlog
  • Eaton
  • Lucy Electric
  • Nyamazela
  • APUA
  • ALSF
  • Prime Alliance
  • Oracle






 

Global Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation

 

Host Publication

  • ESI Africa