On Tuesday, October 29, United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, announced the appointment of a Nigerian visionary, Damilola Ogunbiyi, as his Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and Co-Chair of United Nations-Energy.
The Secretary-General also welcomed the announcement by the Administrative Board of SEforALL that Ogunbiyi has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SEforALL.
In what was a milestone achievement for not just the Nigerian but African women in general, Ogunbiyi succeeded Rachel Kyte of the United Kingdom as Special Representative, Co-Chair of United Nations-Energy, and CEO of SEforALL.
“I’m proud to join SEforALL and continue to focus our efforts on closing energy access gaps, showing that a clean energy transition is possible, and working to give everyone the opportunity of a prosperous, dignified, and healthy life,” said Ogunbiyi after accepting the appointment.
Ogunbiyi is an infrastructure development expert with demonstrated experience in the public and private sector in various roles which include – portfolio management, cost and risk management, public-private partnership (PPP), energy sector advisory and strategic leadership with a particular focus on power sector infrastructure development.
Before Ogunbiyi got on the UN’s radar, she had scored a good number of firsts and had racked up more than a few accomplishments on the board.
Here are five things to know about the Nigerian woman who just landed one of the UN’s top jobs.
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