Linda Olagunju

Linda Olagunju may have been recognised as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum but before she changes the entire world, her focus is on changing the way Africa manages its natural resources. She is committed to being part of the team of professionals who will bring positive change to government policies on the use of these resources. Just 29 and one of the first black female attorneys in the renewable energy sector, Olagunju has been involved in critical deals such as Eskom’s $250-m World Bank Loan for renewable projects and Mulilo Renewable Energy’s bid to become the first independent renewable energy power producer in the country. She is founder of DLO Energy Resources, which initiated Renewable Energy Forum SA, and runs a pan-African online magazine, www.africabe.com. Seems this powerhouse has plenty of energy left in her. — Caroline Cowan