Dr. Jean Pierre Kedi
Director General, Electricity Regulator (ARSEL), Cameroon
Jean Pierre Kedi is the General Manager of the Electricity Sector Regulatory Agency (ARSEL) in Cameroon. Before his appointment as General Manager of ARSEL in June, 2010, he had held several top ranking positions in the central administrative system of the government in Cameroon, such as Secretary General at the Ministry of Industries, Mines and Technological Development (2007 – 2010), Senior Adviser at the Presidency of the Republic (2005 – 2007), Inspector General at the Ministry of Planning, Programming and Territorial Development (2002 – 2005), Director of Regional Development (1998 – 2002), Director of Road Infrastructures(1993 – 1996), amongst others. His contributions in the development of the electricity sector in Cameroon cannot be underestimated, as he gave a strong impulse to the current law on electricity, elaborated as he took office at ARSEL. He is the brain box behind the conception of the
International Electricity Forum (FINELEC) in Cameroon, which is a platform where stakeholders in the electricity sector meet to discuss development initiatives, and piloted the project for the elaboration of an energy efficiency plan in Cameroon. He is also a strong proponent for a Central African network of electricity interconnection and regulatory authorities. Jean Pierre Kedi is an electro-mechanic engineer from the National Polytechnic in Cameroon, and also holds a Masters degree in Geography-Planning-Environment from the University of Dschang in Cameroon.