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African Utility Week 2015 Industry Awards finalists announced

African Utility Week 2015 Industry Awards finalists announced

With less than three weeks left until we reveal the winners, the second annual African Utility Week Industry Awards shortlist has been announced. Our esteemed panel of judges has reviewed all the entries and has scored the individuals, companies and projects based on the excellent work they have been doing in the power and water sectors in 2014/2015.

These prestigious Industry Awards will welcome 700 of Africa’s most distinguished power and water industry professionals, many of them long standing attendees of African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa to recognise those that represent a benchmark of excellence our industry ought to be proud of.

Lifetime Achievement Award Finalists

  • Albert Butare, CEO, Africa Energy Services Group Ltd, Rwanda
  • David M Mwangi, Energy Consultant, Power Africa, Kenya
  • Don Taylor, Prepayment, Distribution Systems and Standardisation - Retired, previously employed by ITRON Energy - Subject Matter Expert (SME), South Africa
  • Hamanth Kasan, General Manager Scientific Services, Rand Water, South Africa
  • Jacob Kow Mensah, Sustainable Energy & Environment Project, Clean & Alternative Energy Researcher/Inventor, Ghana
  • Lawrence Musaba, Coordination Centre Manager, Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), Zimbabwe


African Utility Executive of the Year Finalists

  • Bassey Nkamado - President & CEO - N Squared Integrated Electric Company Ltd, Nigeria
  • Ben K Chumo – CEO - Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited, Kenya
  • Charles Chapman – Former Managing Director, Umeme, Uganda
  • Sicelo Goodwill Xulu - Managing Director of City Power/ President of the Association of Municipal Electricity Utilities of Southern Africa, AMEU, South Africa
  • William Amuna - Chief Executive, Ghana Grid Company, Ghana
  • William Hutton-Mensah - former Managing Director, Electricity Company of Ghana and Director of Distribution, Ministry of Power, Ghana


Outstanding Woman in Power/Water Finalists

  • Florence Nsubuga, Executive Director, Umeme, Uganda
  • Irene Margaret Nafuna-Muloni, Minister of Energy & Mineral Development, Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development, Uganda
  • Phindile Baleni, Outgoing CEO, NERSA, South Africa
  • Sarah Tibatemwa, Director, IWA Africa, Kenya
  • Sariel Etwire, Manager Metering/ AMR Project Manager, Electricity Company of Ghana Limited, Ghana
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