Shaping Africa’s Energy Future: Lamé Verre Appointed to AOW 2024 Executive Board

Ahead of its 30th anniversary, Africa’s leading upstream and energy event, AOW, has announced Lamé Verre, Chair of Lean in Equity & Sustainability, as one of the new members of its Executive Board and Advisory Sub-Committees, aimed at further enhancing its governance structure, while reinforcing its commitment to Africa’s energy sector.

An award-winning energy executive with over two decades of experience in the global energy industry value chain, Lamé is co-founder and chair of the Advisory Board of Lean-in Equity & Sustainability, an independent gender diversity and inclusion social impact enterprise. She is also a Fellow of the Energy Institute and sits on the World Economic Forum – Global Future Council for Energy Transition.

This strategic inclusion highlights the non-profit’s commitment to providing “support and a community that elevates and provides visibility for women”. The organisation is a “member-centric, diverse, global circle of women and allies supporting and empowering women to achieve their ambitions.”

The new AOW 2024 Executive Board comprises diverse and influential leaders from both public and private sectors across the energy sector.

The new members also include Unni Fjaer, Managing Director, Equinor Tanzania; Kadijah Amoah, CEO, Pecan Energies, and Luca Vignati, Upstream Director, Eni.

Speaking on her appointment, Lamé said: “I am delighted to be able to bring together my three passion pillars of Africa, Gender and Energy to support and help shape AOW 2024.Lean in Equity & Sustainability has been collaborating with AOW for a number of years; launching the Powerlist which is now in its 4th edition back in 2021.This is a great milestone and I look forward to working with the team and the other members of the Executive Board.”

Ahead of its 30th anniversary with the theme “Investing in African Energy,” the AOW’s 30th edition aims to celebrate and amplify the diverse voices within the energy sector while staying true to its mission of driving sustainable energy practices. The newly formed Advisory Committee will play a crucial role in aligning AOW’s agenda with the goals and aspirations of governments, investors, and businesses throughout Africa.

These changes are designed to ensure that AOW continues to a pivotal role in advancing Africa’s energy industry, offering real-time relevance and leading discussions that will shape the continent’s energy future. The initiative is set to foster innovative partnerships and develop programs that promote sustainable progress in the African energy industry.


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