Fadekunayo Adeniyi is a doctoral researcher at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. His research explores energy transition in Nigeria. Prior to his research Fadekunayo was a a project developer with Quaint Global Energy, where he helped develop the Abiba Solar Project in Kaduna State, Nigeria. He also served on the technical advisory team to North South Power during the early stages of their utility scale solar PV project in Niger state, Nigeria. Fadekunayo holds a an MSc in Renewable Energy from the University of Durham ad a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Plymouth.

Adeniyi was selected as part of 10 young Africans who has shown leadership in the African continent for
the 2017 Visionary Leader for the Engineering Symposium for Africa – 2017. He was also selected as a
Mandela Washington Fellow, a flagship of President Obama’s Young African’s Leaders Initiative through
the U.S. Department of State under the energy track– 2016. Also in 2016, he won the Future Energy
Leader Award by the West African Power Industry Convention.