Obiora Collins Okoye
Obiora is the creator and administrator of the FTG blog. He is a project finance enthusiast with over 11 years’ experience in banking and finance, project management, consulting and energy operations. He has also launched media and logistics companies in his native Nigeria. Obiora is currently a Senior Energy Investment Officer at the African Development Bank where he has been involved in the financings of some of the largest renewable energy projects on the continent. In his previous role, he was the Commercial Manager for Mart Resources, a Canadian independent oil and gas exploration company focused on developing West African oil and gas fields. He obtained an MSc in Energy Finance from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee, Scotland and a B.Sc. in Accounting and Finance from Oxford Brookes University Business School, UK.
Omoladé Dada is a highly skilled development finance professional with over 8 years of professional experience. She is well versed in infrastructure project finance and building effective public-private partnerships (PPP) in Africa. Ms. Dada has successfully appraised investments in a number of infrastructure assets worth over USD 2 billion across Africa. In her previous role at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Ms. Dada contributed to the development of regional policies and national strategies to strengthen the competitiveness of a number of African export commodities. She has also worked with a number of private companies providing information technology services and supporting micro-enterprise development in emerging markets. Ms. Dada holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Thunderbird, School of Global Management. A native English speaker, she is fluent in French and Italian, and has basic knowledge of Spanish. Ms. Dada is presently a Senior Investment Officer at the African Development Bank.
Uzo has over 7 years extensive experience working as an Energy and Environment Specialist in all aspects from policy formulation through to project implementation at the international, national and local levels in Africa and Europe. Her key expertise lies in Policy and Strategy Development including Carbon, Environmental and Project Management. Prior to her current role as an Environment and Climate Change Specialist at the African Development Bank, Uzoamaka was an Energy Policy and Strategy Consultant with the Carbon Asset Management Company (Camco) and Sustainable Development Officer for Energy at the East Midlands Regional Assembly (EMRA) both in the UK. Uzoamaka has a B.Tech in Geology from the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria and an MSc. in Environmental Technology – Energy Policy, from Imperial College London, UK. She is an associate member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and a member of the Energy Institute (EI). Uzoamaka is also a certified PRINCE II Practitioner.
Starting his career in the UK as a civil engineer with Mott MacDonald then onto Project Finance advisory with PwC, Chris has over the last 7 years been involved with infrastructure transactions both from a technical and financial angle. He has covered the project finance cycle from the cradle to the grave working across all the core sectors of infrastructure. Currently with the IFC out of the Nairobi hub, Chris is involved in the structuring of PPP transactions across sub Saharan Africa. Chris holds a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters in Engineering from the University of Southampton (UK).
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