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AEC celebrates ’25 Under 40 Energy Women Rising Stars’ in Africa

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*The African Energy Chamber days the women’s dedication, ingenuity and unwavering commitment are not only reshaping the African energy landscape but also serving as powerful examples for aspiring professionals across the continent

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The African Energy Chamber (AEC) says the organisation is thrilled to announce a remarkable initiative that spotlights the exceptional achievements of women leaders, including Nigerians, who are shaping the future of the African energy sector.

The AEC in a recent newsletter to ConsumerConnect stated: “We proudly introduce the ’25 Under 40 Energy Women Rising Stars’, a distinguished group of individuals who are driving transformation and innovation within the energy industry.”

The Chamber noted that in a sector traditionally dominated by men, these trailblazing women have emerged as beacons of hope and pillars of inspiration in the energy industry.

According to AEC,the women’s “dedication, ingenuity, and unwavering commitment are not only reshaping the African energy landscape but also serving as powerful examples for aspiring professionals across the continent.”

It further disclosed the outstanding women professionals range from engineers and geoscientists to legal advisors and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs).

The Chamber stated the women represent a diverse array of talents and expertise in the energy sector of the African economy.

“They are not only advancing their respective companies but are also paving the way for a more inclusive, sustainable, and prosperous energy future for Africa.”

Below are a few of the exceptional rising stars who are redefining the possibilities within the African energy sector, according to AEC:

Gbemisola Adeyemi Afolabi: Junior Geoscientist, AMNI International

Ibilola Akinnola: LNG Shipbroker, Maersk

Rekik Bekele: CEO and Founder, Green Scene Energy

Sarah Bouzid: Technical Sales Lead, Production Systems Division, SLB

Sandra Chukwudozie: CEO, Salpha Energy

Nadia Simao da Costa: HR People Analytics Supervisor, Chevron

Taimi Itembu: Public and Government Affairs, ExxonMobil

Oneyka Cindy Ojogbo: Partner, Centurion Law Group; and many more.

The Chamber said of the trailblazing ‘Under 40 Energy Women Rising Stars’, that “their stories of dedication, resilience, and innovation will inspire you as they have inspired us.”

Meanwhile, the Chamber has invited the public to learn more about each of these remarkable women vis its Web site at: besides the AEC  social media channels for exclusive interviews, profiles, and insights from these rising stars.

Women as champions of change in Africa

These women, said the Chamber, are not only leaders within their organisations but are also champions of change within their communities on the African continent.

It noted: “They are tackling energy poverty head-on and driving us closer to the goal of eradicating energy poverty in Africa by 2030.

“We encourage you to join us in celebrating these remarkable women and their achievements.”

The Chamber urged Africans to submit names of other deserving individuals who are making a significant impact in the African energy sector.

“We welcome your nominations for the 2024 edition of the ’25 Under 40 Energy Women Rising Stars’ “, via e-mailing us at:, it stated.

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