Lagos Nigeria

Climate Advisory Board

Meet our team

Damilola Ogunbiyi

Climate Advisory Board Member

Damilola Ogunbiyi is the CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All, and Co-Chair of UN-Energy. With Damilola at the helm, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) has entered into working relationships with over 200 partners, supported over 90 countries globally, and secured commitments of more than $1.3 trillion in energy finance.

She has practical on the ground experience, she initiated the Nigerian Electrification Project, a $550 million facility which is a joint World Bank and African Development Bank programme that to date has provided energy access to over 5 million people across Nigeria and implemented over 100 megawatts of decentralised energy projects supplying electricity to hospitals, schools, and government facilities.

Mrs. Ogunbiyi is a member of the World Bank’s Private Sector Investment Lab, a member of the Global Leadership Council of the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP), an Advisory Board member of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, and a member of the Development Advisory Council of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). She was part of the COP28 Advisory Committee, and was Co-Chair of the COP26 Energy Transition Council (ETC).

She is a global leader and advocate for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and is passionate about achieving SDG7, which calls for access to reliable, affordable, sustainable, and modern energy for all by 2030.

Mrs. Ogunbiyi is the recipient of the Energy Institute President’s Award for 2023 and has been recognised as a trailblazer in her field.