Rising Energy Leader Awardees 2021

EEP Africa is pleased to announce the recipients of our Rising Energy Leader award for 2021!


The Rising Energy Leader award shines a spotlight on young professionals who are leading the clean energy transition in Africa. Nominees are asked to demonstrate a strong commitment to advancing clean energy solutions, demonstrated professional growth or achievement in the sector, and ambitious goals for the future.

See the 2021 awardees below and click on the read more links to see profiles about their individual career paths and goals. The awardees also spoke at the session on Leadership: Building an Inclusive Energy Transition during EEP Africa Knowledge Week.

2021 Rising Energy Leaders:

Admore Chiumia 

Admore is the founder for Green Impact Technologies (GIT), a company in Malawi that accelerates alternative energy technologies targeting base of the pyramid customers to eradicate energy poverty. GIT is currently implementing a biomass from market waste project, in which the company is developing an energy hub (eHub) at a market in Malawi that converts biodegradable waste into biogas. Read more >>


Aman Baboolal 

Aman is passionate about the global shift towards modern energy and finding solutions to the South African electricity crisis. He is the current Head of Partnerships for Plentify, a smart-energy technology company that enables utilities to deliver more affordable, sustainable and reliable services. Previously, he helped to set up an innovative fund based on the achievement of ESG outcomes and facilitated partnerships between African cleantech companies.  Read more >>


Madrin Maina 

Madrin  is a Civil Engineer and Project Manager with 12 years of experience in the real estate, grid electricity, solar and biogas industries. She has worked on projects in Kenya, Russia, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Tanzania. She is currently Technical Operations Manager – East Africa for Sistema.bio, an international leader in the biodigester market.  Outside work, you can catch her deadlifting 80kgs at a gym near you. Read more >>


Tracy Kimathi 

Tracy is the founder of Tree_Sea.mals Ltd, an eco-based organisation in Kenya that has been developing micro-projects in the decentralised African energy sector since 2018. She recently launched Baridi, an affordable, scalable PAY-Go solar chilling solution for livestock markets. Tracy is a driven leader with a strong vision to support sustainable development across Africa through renewable energy projects. Read more >>


Ziwa Hillington 

Ziwa is the Managing Director at Green Bio Energy Ltd, a Ugandan-based clean energy social business. For 10 years, he has been working with international and national expert teams, as well as marginalised communities in the social business landscape. His work advances innovation and distribution of clean energy technologies and the social business framework, to fight poverty and climate change. Read more >>