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An award winning specialist energy advisory firm
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We aim to create a positive and lasting impact for the communities we serve.
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Founded in 2017, Leadwood Energy is an award winning specialist energy advisory company focusing on renewable energy and the oil and gas sectors in Africa. From our headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, we deliver practical solutions and are uniquely positioned to facilitate a clear path to success for Africa’s growing energy sector. Our work focuses on promoting access to energy and advising our Clients and Communities on how to develop sustainable infrastructure that will improve livelihoods and respond adequately to emerging environmental risks including climate change adaptation.



Transactional advisory to state department of petroleum, Kenya.

Since 2017 we have worked as Financial Transaction Advisors to the State Department of Petroleum in Kenya, as part of a Consortium with Fichtner Management Consulting and Taylor de Jongh. Responsibilities include supporting Kenya’s Government on all contractual negotiations with the Kenya Joint Ventures (Tullow Oil, Africa Oil and Total). This extends to evaluating the financing terms of the 800km pipeline from Lokichar to Lamu. Our involvement also supported the signing of the Heads of Terms (HOTs) and the first Kenya Crude Oil Sale in 2019.

Financial advisory to power developer Anergi.

Since 2019 we have acted as Financial Transaction Advisors to London-based power developer Anergi. Our work includes advising on the gas conversion of their 90MW Heavy Fuel Rabai Power Plant in Kilifi, Kenya. Anergi is a holding company owning equity interests in seven generation assets with a total of 1,786MW (gross) and is a joint venture between Africa Finance Corporation & Harith General Partners. Leadwood is assessing the commercial viability of the gas conversion and supporting the Investment Committee in this decision. Our team is also advising the private sector on options for importing natural gas.

Clients & Associates


Alongside our parent company Elcy Investments, we work with community organizations across Africa focused on furthering education, advancing the economic potential of women, promoting entrepreneurship, and alleviate poverty and its causes.


20 hours ago
Lessons learned today from women with access to business #capital in Kakwanyang and Namadak, Turkana

1. “Empowered women are respected in #Turkana communities”

2. “Women not allowed to own livestock, can now own goats”

3. “A woman can now decide if her child goes to school” https://t.co/f8KfEkpgNy
2 days ago
“True definition of last mile and goes to show that with synergy of private capital, donors like @WholePlanet Foundation, digital transfer through @SafaricomMpesa and organizations @BOMAProject committed to solving complex societal issues - Nothing is Impossible!” @elsie_mbugua https://t.co/IOhqdF2xHp
3 days ago
In Namurpus, #Turkana to launch business grants program for 1,680 women in October.

Following the conclusion of the program by @Bomaproject, more than 10,000 women, children, and other dependent household members in Turkana will be lifted out of extreme poverty.

@elsie_mbugua https://t.co/dw5OYbTiRW
3 days ago
@Leadwood_Energy works with community organizations across Africa focused on advancing the economic potential of women, promoting entrepreneurship, and alleviating poverty and its causes.

Our MD @elsie_mbugua met with #Turkana Governor as the Global Board Member of @BOMAProject https://t.co/jA2sD1povW
Josphat Koli Nanok @GovernorNanok
Earlier today met with @BOMAProject delegation led by CEO John Stephens, when they paid a visit to the County Government HQ.
We discussed the Project’s poverty graduation programme, starting small businesses for poor women in the ASALs to build resilience& tackle extreme poverty https://t.co/CwvgYdV1bn
7 days ago
Gas for the rich = "energy security"
Gas for the poor = "The climate can’t afford it"

Latest exhibit: https://t.co/oWfStUZLNg
1 week ago
Top Read | Why banning financing for fossil fuel projects in #Africa isn't a #climate solution

“Top 10% of countries consume 20x more energy than bottom 10%. The stark energy inequalities are fueling thorny debates around financing Africa’s energy future” https://t.co/kPbJxkkkcJ
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Our team has significant financial and technical expertise that combines to form an acute understanding of risk and relationship management. In association with legal associates, we provide a holistic solution that includes negotiating bankable agreements with safeguards.