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The Jury 2022

  • Ute Weiland
    CEO of “Germany – Land of Ideas”

  • Almuth Dörre
    Director (acting) Agency for Business & Economic Development

AGYLE is a programme of the Agency for Business and Economic Development (AWE) and Germany - Land of Ideas. AWE is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and supported by GIZ and DEG.

Olaedo Osoka

Chief Executive Officer of Daystar Power

Olaedo Osoka is the Chief Executive Officer of Daystar Power in West Africa, a renewable energy company, which helps businesses in Africa bridge the power gap with solar hybrid systems and innovative financing solutions. She has led the company’s expansion in West Africa into Ghana, Togo and Senegal. The company has installed and currently operates approximately 300 sites across West Africa and has an installed power capacity of +30MW. In January 2021, Daystar Power raised USD 38 million in equity from the Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries, STOA, Proparco and Morgan Stanley to support its expansion in West Africa.

Olaedo previously led corporate communications, business development and governance at Sunray Ventures – a venture builder that establishes high-growth businesses with significant socio-economic impact in Africa. Prior to this, she worked as a corporate and commercial lawyer, advising domestic and international clients looking to structure investments on the continent.

Olaedo graduated with a first-class degree in law (LLB Hons) from the University of Essex and holds a masters of law degree (LLM) with a distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science.