DAMILOLA OGUNBIYI

CEO/ SEforALL and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy

Nigeria

Damilola Ogunbiyi finished her Master's degree on Construction Management with Public Private Partnership in 2002 after studying Project Management with Construction. Since then, she became a globally respected leader with a broad and diverse international network in the area of energy development. She was even the first woman to be appointed as Managing Director of the Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency and she’s also responsible for implementing several projects in Nigeria. 


Now, in the year of 2020, by joining SEforALL as CEO, she continues to focus her 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. She is also one of the Commissioners for the Global Commission to End Energy Poverty and serves as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative (SRSG) for SDG7, as well as the co-chair of UN-Energy. 


She is a fighter for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 7 - access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030. To Damilola it’s clear the world faces ongoing development challenges, and the access to energy is the key that will help unlock the future. Now is the time to inspire a new generation of Changemakers in the rising of Africa through Sustainable Energy.