Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Register now to join the NCBN BRIDGE BUILDERS SERIES VIRTUAL TOWNHALL. A conversation on "Nigeria in the Global Clean Energy Transformation"
The ultimate aim is to provide Canadian companies involved in cleantech and renewable energy with a better understanding of the Nigerian market to which they can sell their expertise and technologies, and offer opportunities to form new partnerships with relevant Government Agencies and local companies for technology transfer, joint research and other forms of collaboration.
NCBN is the global Network for Businesses in both Canada and Nigeria. Established in 2016, NCBN now represents over 200 members as a neutral, independent, not-for-profit Network. Our services assist professionals, Entrepreneurs and industries to build sustainable markets and profitable businesses delivering quality, affordable products and services to as many customers as possible across the developing world.
Anyone with the event link can attend
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Ms. Cassandra SiemensMs. Cassandra Siemens is a Certified Professional Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce in International Business and a Masters of Science in Finance and Economic Policy. She has spent her career with Manitoba Hydro International (MHI), holding a variety of roles in finance and accounting, project management, and business development. She currently holds the position of Senior Energy Advisor and Project Manager with the USAID Power Africa Nigeria Power Sector Program (PA-NPSP). In this role, she leads a team of technical experts, and is responsible for working with the distribution companies of Nigeria to improve sector liquidity and overall technical and commercial performance. Prior to this project, as the Director of Business Development and Marketing, Cassandra managed key client relationships and business development on a global scale for MHI, with a particular focus on Africa.
Nkiruka Stela Okonkwo Esq.Experienced Development Consultant with expertise in Non-Profit Management for more than fifteen (15) years especially in the areas of Policy Advocacy and Review, Gender and Climate Change Advocacy, Transformative, Peace and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Inclusive Volunteerism, Leadership and Personal Development, Agribusiness, Entrepreneurship, Youth and Community Development. I consult for Government, Development Partners, SMEs, NGOs, and private institutions on organizational, individual and community development.
Known for professional and timely delivery of services to clients. Problem Solving and Experience in performing multiple tasks.
Excellent communication, negotiation and networking skills. Open minded and versatile in Policy Advocacy, Mentoring and Capacity Building for youth, women, farmers and SMEs.
Over 15 years’ experience in the design, planning, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of development and advocacy projects in Nigeria
Engr. Imo E. Ekpo FNSE, FNICEImo E. Ekpo obtained professional degrees in Science and Civil Engineering with B.Sc, M.Sc, PGDip. He graduated from the University of Ibadan and University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK in 1978, 1982 and 1986. He is a professional (COREN Registered) Engineer and Principal Partner of Micek Consult Ltd. and has handled several designs and civil engineering, and Hydropower projects in several parts of Nigeria Europe and Africa. He has made more than three decades of policy and technical contributions in dam engineering at National, Regional and Global levels.
Jean GauthierDirector, James Bay Resources Limited and Secretary-Treasurer of the Canada-Nigeria Chamber of CommerceDirector, James Bay Resources Limited
Secretary-Treasurer of the Canada-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce
Former President & CEO of the Canadian Council on Africa
Former Deputy High Commissioner of Canada to Nigeria
2005 PAFSO Award Recipient
In November 2016, Mr. Gauthier resigned for health reasons from the Canadian Council on Africa where he was President and CEO of the corporation, a not-for-profit organization devoted to the promotion of trade and economic relations between Canada and the African continent. He had been appointed President and CEO in October 2013.
From September 2009 to August 2012, Mr. Gauthier served as the first Deputy High Commissioner of Canada to Nigeria with responsibilities for the Deputy High Commission of Canada in Lagos and as Senior Regional Trade Commissioner for Nigeria and Central Africa.
From May 2006 to August 2009, Mr. Gauthier was Deputy Director for the African Great Lakes Region, Central Africa and Nigeria at the department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, where he had special responsibilities for coordinating Canada's bilateral relations with Nigeria. This role was in addition to the responsibilities he took on in 2003 as Deputy to Canada's Special Envoy and Ambassador for the African Great Lakes Region.
Mr. Gauthier has also had previous overseas assignments in Egypt, Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Yemen where political developments, trade relations, and oil policies were his daily focus.
He received in June 2005, the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers award in recognition of the dedication and commitment that characterized his long and successful career in the Foreign Service.
Engr. Olaolu Ogunduyile,*ENGR. OLAOLU AMOS OGUNDUYILE, FNSE*
Engr. Olaolu Ogunduyile is an accomplished Electrical Engineer who has been involved in may electrification projects within and outside Nigeria. He has multiple degrees and qualifications including Higher Diploma in 1981, Post Graduate diploma and later obtained a B.Sc and M.sc all in the field of Electrical Engineering. He also has to his credit, an MBA and most recently, M.Sc in Project Management which he obtained from University of Liverpool, England.
In 1982, he started his career in electrical engineering with Smeaton Engineering Nig Ltd 2, Jibowu Street Yaba, Lagos. His duties included installation design; maintenance and repair of generators, transformer and electric motors. Within a spate of two and half years and with a dint of hard work, he rose to become the site Engineer and led the site team in the execution of several projects. In July 1984 Olu moved to Kandellite Engineering Limited 6/8 Kayode Street, Oto Ijaniki, Lagos as Project Engineer where his duties included site preparation, supervision and co-ordination of site workers, and became the General Manager in July 1987.
Engr Ogunduyile’s vast experiences gained over the years, commitment to duties, self instinct and self discipline led to the birth of KENOL NIGERIA LIMITED in February 22nd, 1988. Kenol Nig. Ltd has since grown from one (1) person’s idea to staff strength of about four hundred (400) with Head Quarters at PLOT 9, BLOCK D JUNAID DOSUMU STREET, CBD, IKEJA, LAGOS.
The company has Branches in Abuja, Port Harcourt and Lusaka, Zambia.
As the Managing Director, Olu has led his company in strategizing, planning and execution of several notable electrical/mechanical engineering projects which, to mention but a few, include:
• World Trade Centre, Abuja.
• CBN offices in Oshogbo, Ibadan, Lafia and Enugu
• Teslim Balogun Stadium Lagos
• Church Gate towers
• Silverbird Galleria Abuja
• New Plateau state Government House
• General hospital Isolo and Ikeja
• Access Bank Lusaka, Zambia
Indeed, today, Kenol Nigeria Limited is a household name in world class electrical/mechanical engineering services. The company has also diversified by being the Distributor of MEKSAN transformer brand as well as sale and installation of Solar Street light.
*PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS / REGISTRATIONS*
Engr. Olaolu Ogunduyile, a COREN registered Engineer belongs to many professional bodies which include:
Fellow, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE),
Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Nigeria & U.K
Institution of Incorporated Engineers (London, U.K)
Institute of Engineering and Technology (I. E. T.) London
Council of Registered Engineers in Nigeria (COREN)
Institute of Directors, (IoD) of Nigeria
Institute of Directors, UK.
In recognition of his unfeigned commitment in the services of the NSE Engr. Olu Ogunduyile has received Presidential Merit Award almost every year since 2012. His company, KENOL NIGERIA LIMITED has also received many 2012 Special Merit Awards.
Olu, an accomplished engineer has received accolades from several bodies and Professional Organizations such as Lagos State Government (Support our School Initiative), Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyor, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and his also a member of Institute of Directors London UK.
He is happily married and blessed with beautiful children.
Mr Simon A. OlowoSimon Olowo is the Chief Executive Officer & Technical Director for Exceltric Technologies Limited. He runs a technology company that provides renewable energy solutions. Simon has provided expert services as a consultant on renewable energy to various organisations & has wide experience in research and market studies, energy access, renewable energy and energy efficiency, energy audit, system design, installation, maintenance & repairs.
In the past 5 years, he has been involved in creating access to clean energy for off-grid communities and underserved households in Nigeria.
Simon is a graduate of Electrical Electronic Engineering, He is well trained in solar PV technology with a certification from National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN). He has extensive working experience in solar PV system & very conversant with solar home System & PV-diesel hybrid system installation, troubleshooting, maintenance & system designs, electrical single line diagram, electrical design & drafting (wiring).
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