JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 8, 2023/ — The African Energy Chamber (AEC) (, the voice of Africa’s energy sector, is excited to announce that Dr. Carole Nakhle, Founder and CEO of Crystol Energy, will speak at the Invest in African Energy Forum in Paris on June 1st. This event serves as a platform for fostering connections between European investors and African executives, with the goal of exploring potential collaborations and partnerships. Dr. Nakhle’s participation will contribute to the enriching discussions and exchange of ideas during the forum.

Dr. Nakhle has a remarkable breadth of experience and expertise in the energy industry. Having worked with major energy companies, governments, international organizations, academic institutions, and think tanks, she has established herself as a prominent figure in the field. Dr. Nakhle’s active involvement in esteemed organizations such as the Natural Resource Governance Institute, the Middle East Institute, and the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines underscores her profound comprehension of the intricate dynamics and obstacles within the energy sector. For African countries seeking to expand their understanding of the sector and attract investment, her participation at the Invest in African Energy Forum in Paris holds great significance.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Dr. Nakhle is also a passionate advocate for gender balance in the energy sector. Her establishment of the non-profit organization ‘Access for Women in Energy’ and her support for similar initiatives worldwide demonstrates her commitment to empowering women in the industry. Furthermore, she actively provides mentorship to young individuals, contributing to the development of the next generation of energy leaders.

Additionally, Dr. Nakhle is the Founder and CEO of Crystol Energy, an advisory, research and training center based in London. At its core, the company advises, trains and prepares clients to solve energy issues while optimizing investment propositions and developing sound energy policy and strategy. Covering both the private and public sectors as well as academia, Crystol Energy offers a wide range of services to governments, state-owned enterprises, investment funds, technology providers, international organizations and energy companies from around the world. As such, the company is committed to the development of the global energy industry, and with Africa playing a significant role in that industry, Dr. Nakhle’s participation at the Paris forum is particularly important.

The Invest in African Energy Forum aims to facilitate connections between European investors and African executives. Dr. Nakhle will enhance networking opportunities, engaging with participants directly, exchanging ideas, and exploring potential collaborations. Her extensive network in the industry can also serve as a bridge between European investors and African energy stakeholders, fostering new partnerships and business opportunities.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Carole Nakhle join us at the Invest in African Energy Forum in Paris. Her extensive experience and understanding of the energy sector make her an invaluable asset to the event and, more importantly, to Africa’s energy development. Her participation signifies a major opportunity for African countries to gain crucial insights, foster partnerships, and attract much-needed investments. We look forward to the discussions that will be driven by Dr. Nakhle on June 1,” states NJ Ayuk, the Executive Chairman of the AEC.

Dr. Nakhle’s participation at the Invest in African Energy Forum in Paris emphasizes her dedication to fostering the growth and development of Africa’s energy sector. The forum offers a valuable opportunity for Crystol Energy to enhance its relationships with the AEC and other key stakeholders and players within the energy industry.
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