What if it was possible to boost both national and local economies while increasing energy access and saving rural residents money? That is exactly the opportunity in Nigeria, where COVID-19 impacts and the ensuing oil price collapse have made foreign exchange scarce, threatening an economy that relies heavily on…
Ola is an Associate in Rocky Mountain Institute’s Africa Energy Program. Ola works with stakeholders in the energy sector to develop on and off grid solutions that accelerate the transition to an Africa with affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy for all.
Prior to joining RMI, Ola completed an MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures at Imperial College where his research explored the feasibility of exporting solar energy from the Sahara Desert to Sub-Saharan Africa.
Before this, he worked as a research analyst at an economic research firm in Nigeria where he led studies on productivity and development in the Nigerian economy.
MSc, Sustainable Energy Futures, Imperial College London
BSc, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University