NatureNews Unveils Africa’s Top 50 Sustainability Experts
NatureNews, Africa’s foremost newspaper on climate change and sustainability, has unveiled its maiden list of Africa’s top 50 sustainability experts for 2023.
In a statement issued yesterday in Abuja, Chief Operating Officer of NatureNews, Pius Alabi, said the list was a product of the newspaper’s rigorous process of shortlisting, screening and selection of the very best.
He said NatureNews was keen to showcase experts who have made tremendous impacts in environmental sustainability in the year 2023 to project them as role models for other professionals.
“This is our maiden selection of most outstanding sustainability professionals who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to fostering environmental health in their respective sector”, he emphasised.
Mr. Alabi explained that the sustainability experts represent a diverse range of industries including energy, food, beverages, telecommunication, banking, agro-allied, and manufacturing as well as the public sector.
He said the experts who made the listing were directly responsible for most of the creative solutions targeted at mitigating climate change-induced environmental impacts across Africa, adding that they have contributed significantly to advancing sustainable practices and environmental stewardship in the continent.
Mr. Alabi reiterated that NatureNews will continue to acknowledge and recognise the crucial role being played by sustainability professionals in driving positive change and inspiring others to embrace sustainable practices.
Founded over three years ago, and symbolically embedded in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, NatureNews has earned a global acclaim as Africa’s No 1 environmental newspaper and one of the top 20 nature publications in the world https://magazines.feedspot.com/nature_magazines/
NatureNews, as an authoritative independent newspaper, also enjoys the goodwill of a pan-African Advisory Board consisting of highly distinguished scholars, climate change experts and environmental sustainability advocates https://www.naturenews.africa/advisory-board/
Mr. Alabi disclosed that NatureNews has created a helpdesk (firstname.lastname@example.org) to offer partnership support to stakeholders in the environment and sustainability sector.
Below is the list of Africa’s top 50 sustainability experts for 2023:
Risk and Sustainability, Eskom
Sustainability Officer, Engie
Executive Head Africa Regions, Corporate Communications & Social Impact, Standard Bank Group
Manager, impact reporting MTN Group
Head of Sustainability Naspers,
Director, Governance and Sustainability, Sahara Energy
Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director, Coca-Cola HBC
Head of Sustainability, NNPCL
Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Manager, Total E & P Ngeria
Head, Sustainable Development and Corporate Brand, Lafarge Africa Plc
General Manager Sustainability & R&D, Seplat Energy
Sustainability/Head of Environmental Portfolio Management, Sasol
Group Head, HSSE Dangote Group
Executive Head, Sustainability Development, Vodacom Group
Dr. Dalia Abdel Kader
Chief Sustainability Officer, Commercial International Bank
Environment and Regulatory Manager, Exxon Mobil
Sustainability Relations, Nigeria Agip Oil Company
Sustainability Specialist, Engen Petroleum
Head, Sustainability, Media, and External Relations, First Bank of Nigeria.
Sustainability Coordinator, Arab Contractors
Sustainability Manager – Africa, PZ Cussons Nigeria Ltd
Manager Sustainability, IHS Towers
Head, Sustainability, Financial Risk and Capital Management, Stanbic IBTC
Environment Health and Safety Manager, Olam
Dr. Tiwalade Adeniyi
Group Head, Sustainbility & Strategy, FMDQ Group
Sustainability Manager, Friesland Companies
Corporate Affairs & Community Partnerships Manager, Coca-Cola
Social Sustainability Manager, Heineken Africa
Director, Sustainability Business and Social Impact, Safaricom Plc
Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc
Head Environment Sustainability, Central Bank of Nigeria
Sustainability Development Manager, Guinness Nigeria
Head, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, BAT
Manager Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY
HSE Manager, Julius Berger
Head, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Airtel
Dr. Igazeuma Okoroba
Group Head of Sustainability, Dangote Cement PLC
Head, Strategy and Corporate Sustainability, AFEX
Head of Sustainability, Access Bank
Head of Sustainability and Regulatory Relations, Nigeria Breweries
Group Head, Environment, Health, Safaty
Security and Quality, Oando
Dr. Constance Omawumi Kola-Lawal
Environmental & Social Risk Management, IFC
Head, Sustainability Development, UBA Plc
HSE Adviser-Environment & Compliance, First Exploration & Petroleum
Eniola Alli Faweya
Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Manager, International Breweries Plc
Sustainability Coordinator, Bidvest
Country Safety, Health and Environmental
Sustainability Manager, Nestle
Environmental, Social and Governance Manager, GTBank
Head, HSSE, Eterna Plc
Group Sustainability Manager, Spar Group