The news of the appointment of Ms. Damilola Ogunbiyi as the UN Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of United Nations -Energy, was an exciting way to end the last decade.

Ms. Ogunbiyi is the immediate past Managing Director of the Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency. With an extensive leadership experience and a track record of supporting energy access in Sub-Saharan Africa, we felicitate with her and are convinced she is a perfect fit for her new roles.

With a track record of firsts (first woman to be appointed as Managing Director of the Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency,  and first woman to be appointed as the General Manager of the Lagos State Electricity Board)  She is credited for implementing the Nigerian Off Grid Electrification Programme and successfully negotiating the Nigerian Electrification Project, to rapidly construct solar mini-grids and deploy solar home systems across Nigeria. She also developed the Energizing Economics Initiative and Energizing Education Programme, which provide sustainable and affordable off grid power solutions.

Amazons Watch Magazine is thus glad to unveil the undaunted, brave and very forward-looking Ms. Damilola Ogunbiyi as our ‘’Heroine of the Week’’ and first heroine of this new decade.