Folawiyo Aminu

Folawiyo Aminu

Senior Associate
  • Global South

Fola is a senior associate with RMI’s Africa Energy Program, where he helps accelerate affordable, reliable, and clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa. He is currently working on scaling utility-enabled renewable energy solutions and productive uses of minigrid electricity in agriculture in Nigeria.


Prior to RMI, Fola was the development and sales engineering manager at Infranergy, where he developed a 50MW project portfolio of utility-scale, embedded, and off-grid solar and energy storage projects. He served as the technical lead providing technical advisory, project evaluation, and monitoring of projects and deals worth $15 million at All On Partnerships for Energy Access. Fola also held various roles in energy systems operations, maintenance, and micro-grid application engineering at utility and energy companies in Nigeria, Turkey, and the United States.


M.Eng., Energy Systems Engineering, University of Michigan

B.S., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Middle East Technical University