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Eriye Onagoruwa

Group Head, External Affairs & Government Relations, Waltersmith

Eriye Onagoruwa is a multi-hyphenate energy professional.

She is skilled in gas and power multi-party contract negotiations and has proven commercial acumen in concluding complex gas and power projects. In 2019, she transitioned her career from major oil and gas commercial transactions to sustainability, stakeholder management, and brand management. She is currently the Group Head External Affairs and Government Relations Manager for Waltersmith.

When Eriye is not negotiating energy deals or impacting lives through corporate social responsibility initiatives, she writes fiction, trains women on financial literacy and investments and contributes opinion editorials to leading publications in Nigeria and beyond.

Her first novel, Dear Alaere, published by Paperworth Books in 2020, is a captivating tale about a woman’s quest for the much-elusive work-life balance and societal acceptance in Nigeria’s commercial epic entre, Lagos.

Eriye is driven by impacting her community through service to humanity.

2.30 - 3.15 PM

Day - 1 18 July

Women Energy Champions Roundtable

  • Moderated by: Engr. Femi Olaniyan, CEO Collageo/NEF Stakeholder Engagement Lead
  • Boosting Smart Sustainable Metering Infrastructure Chantelle Abdul, MD/CEO MOJEC International.
  • People, Skills and Jobs: Priorities for Sustainable Energy Transition Funmi Ogbue, MD/CEO,
  • Zigma & President, Women in Energy Network.
    Eriye Onagoruwa, Group Head, External Affairs & Government Relations, Waltersmith.
  • Re-skilling and Up-skilling Capacity for Energy Transition Ibiene Okeleke, MD/CEO, Energy Training Centre.
  • Mobilizing Small Grants for Sustainable Energy Development Ibironke Oluwabamise, National Coordinator, GEF-SGP UNDP
  • Transforming Solar Home Systems and Investments Lande Abudu, Component
    Lead, Standalone Solar Home Systems (SHS), Nigeria Electrification Project, REA.
  • Innovative Financing for Clean Energy Revolution Dr. Kate Steel, CEO Nithio,
    USA (Hybrid)