The former general manager of the Lagos State Electricity Board, Damilola Ogunbiyi, has been appointed as the United Nations Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All.
Naija News understands that the Secretary-General of United Nations, Antonio Guterres, who made the announcement through his twitter handle also revealed that Ogunbiyi was also appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SEforALL.
Leadership is critical to meet #SDG7 by 2030.
— SEforALL (@SEforALLorg) October 29, 2019
Ms. Ogunbiyi succeeds Rachel Kyte of the United Kingdom as Special Representative, Co-Chair of United Nations-Energy, and CEO of SEforALL.
Ogunbiyi is the first female managing director of Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency (REA).
Ogunbiyi, prior to her appointment as MD of REA, was the general manager of the Lagos State Electricity Board, also the first woman to occupy the seat.