Women's Forum Global Meeting 2022


Linda Mabhena-Olagunju

DLO Energy Resources Group (Pty) Ltd

Founder & CEO


Linda Mabhena-Olagunju is the Founder and CEO of DLO Energy Resources Group (Pty) Ltd a 100% black female owned energy company which owns and operates one of Africa’s largest wind farms. Over and above power generartion DLO recently acquire Conco Energy Solutions a subsidiary of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed Consolidated Infrastructure Group. The acquisition created South Africa’s first majority black female owned EPC and O&M companies in the power sector. She is also a seasoned board executive and a trusted advisor she surrently serves as a an advisor to the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy for the Republic of South Africa. She also a board member fo the University of Oxford’s Internation Adisory Board and Senior Advisor in Concordia. She is also a member of YPO. In 2019 she was recognised by ESI an infrastructure publication as one of Africa’s Power Elites. She is 1 of 2 South Africans listed on the top 30 of the prestigious 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.

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