Prof Lwazi Ngubevana

Director of the African Energy Centre at Wits Business School

Lwazi is a chemical engineer, energy executive and academic with extensive global experience in renewable energy, investments, advisory, environment, and water desalination industries. He is registered as a Professional Engineer (Pr.Eng.), with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), UK. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where he is now the Director of the African Energy Centre at Wits Business School.

Lwazi has extensive Process Design, Business Development, Process Re-engineering, Project Development and Project Management experience. He is skilled in Project Finance, Business case development and research valorisation. He also has solid experience in policy and legislation, having worked with various government entities on Renewable Energy, Water and Environmental Policy development and implementation.