Folio Nigeria welcomes New Feature Writer Ms. Rolake Akinkugbe-Filani, we are excited to have her expertise as a leading energy expert and finance executive.
Her editorial pieces will be featured on this website on Monday, twice a month starting from the 19th of January, 2019.
Rolake Akinkugbe-Filani is filled with a deep passion to make a difference in African energy, she is part of a new generation helping to improve access to energy in Africa, and founded InaTidé, a social enterprise aimed at helping off-grid and mini-grid developers gain access to finance and build technical capacity. She is also an Associate member of WIMBIZ – Women in Management, Business and Public Service, an organization aimed at empowering and developing female leaders.
From 2017-19 she was a member of the economic advisory group in the Office of the Vice President, working closely with the Chief Economic Adviser to the President, and the VP’s office on a range of national development policy issues.
Rolake was recognized in the United Nations’ MIPAD Top 100 (Most Influential People of African Descent) Under 40, in the Business & Entrepreneurship Class of 2018, and was listed in 2017, 2018 and 2019 Choiseul Institute’s (France) top 200 Under-40 Young Economic Leaders in Africa. She has also been a regular reviewer of global newspaper headlines on BBC World News TV since 2012 and provides business and economic analysis to leading local media platforms – radio, TV, and print.