Meet our Speaker

Ola Williams

Ola Williams, a Green Economy Expert, is the Director of Energy, Africa, at the UK Department for Business and Trade. She has over a decade of technical and commercial experience as a Multilateral Trade, Investment, and International Engagement Expert in the energy sector. Her remarkable leadership skills have facilitated entry into emerging markets, fostered bi/multilateral partnerships, and resulted in over £10 billion in trade and investment successes between the UK and African countries. A skilled communicator and diplomat, Ola excels at identifying strategic opportunities and navigating complex stakeholder relationships. She is also the UKDBT’s Gender Equality Champion for Africa, leading conversations, chairing sessions/panels across Africa and Europe and advocating for equality across boards.. 

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