Vice-President, Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth
African Development Bank
Dr. Kevin Kariuki is the Vice President for Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth at the African Development Bank and oversees the Bank’s work in universal energy access and advancement of climate-resilient and low-carbon development in Africa.
A chartered engineer with over 30 years’ experience, Dr. Kariuki was formerly Head of Infrastructure and the global lead on power at Industrial Promotion Services (IPS) – an affiliate of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development.
Dr. Kariuki has led the development of over US$2b of privately financed infrastructure projects, including the USD650m 147MW Ruzizi III Hydropower Project (Burundi, DRC and Rwanda); the US$902m, 250MW Bujagali Hydropower Project in Uganda; and the US$650m, 1,280 Gb/s, 17,000km submarine optic fibre cable linking South and East African countries with other international broadband cables in South Africa, India and France.
Dr. Kariuki is a frequent global speaker on private sector participation in infrastructure, including public-private partnership programs and was the 1996 joint-winner of the Institution of Electrical Engineers Premium Award.
Dr. Kariuki holds a PhD in Reliability of Power Systems from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.
He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.