Linda Mabhena-Olagunju is the Founder & Managing Director of DLO Energy Resources Group (Pty) Ltd a wholly black female owned independent power producer with a portfolio of wind and solar energy projects in Africa. The company is currently operating one of Africa’s largest wind farms these projects were also awarded “Excellent Projects in 2014” by the South African Wind Energy Association in November 2014. She is currently developing projects in Nigeria, Botswana and South Africa.
In 2019 she was recognised by ESI an infrastructure publication as one of Africa’s Power Elites. In 2018 she was selected as a member of the advisory board for scholarships by the University of Oxford in UK. In 2019,2018 and 2017 Olagunju was listed in the Choiseul 100 Africa Economic Leaders For Tomorrow. In 2016 she was recognised as the Young Business Leader for Southern Africa under the CNBC All Africa Business Leaders Awards in the same year she was recognised as the overall winner of the Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Awards. In 2015 she was recognised as the “Best emerging entrepreneur” by Forbes Women Africa in the same year her company DLO was also awarded most innovative black business by the Black Business Quarterly.
She has also been featured on the front cover of Forbes Africa and has been recognised by ESI as 1 of the 50 Most Influential People in the African Power Sector. In 2014 she was featured on Oprah’s Power List amongst the 20 most powerful women in Africa. She is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper Alumini . She holds an LLB from UCT and an LLM from the University of Aberdeen. She is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa.
She is also the founder of the DLO Africa Power Roundtable an investment platform geared towards driving investment into Africa’s power sector.