Florence, Italy [2 April 2024] The African School of Regulation (ASR) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr Frederick Nyang as its new Director. Dr Nyang brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role and the ASR is confident that his leadership will be instrumental in guiding the School to become a key contributor to the promotion of sound regulation on the African continent. 

About Dr. Frederick Nyang

Dr. Frederick Nyang, an energy professional from Kenya, brings nearly four decades of experience in the sector, primarily in Kenya and East Africa. Dr. Nyang’s career began in 2000 with the Electricity Regulatory Board in Kenya, where he started as a Power Economist and rose to the Director level at the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA). A Certified Energy Regulation Specialist, he has made significant contributions to energy policy and electricity market development across Kenya, the East African Community (EAC), and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) region. Dr. Nyang boasts over two decades of experience in electricity markets within Kenya, the EAC, and COMESA. He led the team that formulated Kenya’s foundational energy policy in 2004 and actively participated in initiatives to harmonize energy policies across COMESA and the EAC. He has nearly two decades of involvement in energy policy and over twenty-two years in energy regulation. His leadership extends beyond national borders. For almost two decades, Dr. Nyang has been involved with the African Forum for Utility Regulation (AFUR) and Regional Economic Communities (RECs). He notably chaired RAERESA, the COMESA energy regulation body, for eight years, earning regional recognition for his significant contributions. Dr. Nyang’s expertise extends to long-term electricity planning through his experience coordinating sector teams and project management of various energy sector studies. He is familiar with continental energy strategies, having represented both the Electricity Regulatory Board (ERC) and EPRA within the AFUR Executive Committee. More recently, he served as Team Leader for the African Single Electricity Market (AfSEM) project. Dr. Nyang also possesses a solid academic background, having lectured on economics at the university level. Furthermore, he has undertaken consulting work in the power sub-sector.

ASR Expresses Gratitude to Former Interim Director

The ASR would also like to take this opportunity to express its sincere gratitude to former Interim Director Prof Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga for his outstanding service. Prof Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga, a founding member of the ASR, played a critical role in building a solid foundation for the school during its formative stages. His dedication and leadership are deeply appreciated. We are delighted to announce that he will continue to support the ASR as an external advisor.

About the African School of Regulation (ASR)

The African School of Regulation (ASR) aspires to be the leading centre for excellence in energy regulation and policy in Africa. The ASR offers practical skill development programs, fosters independent discussion and knowledge exchange, conducts applied research to address emerging challenges, and maintains a repository of resources. Our mission is to achieve sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy in Africa.

For additional information, please visit the ASR website, https://africanschoolregulation.org/ or email contact@africanschoolregulation.org.