Private Sector Lead with Power Africa
Abbie Laugtug is a Private Sector Team Lead with Power Africa. She supports the Private Sector Engagement team and US companies to engage with specific power generation transactions and market opportunities. Ms. Laugtug provides tailored support and connects US businesses with access to the Power Africa network (12 U.S. Government Agencies, 19 Development Partners, 170+ Private Sector Partners and 70+ on-the-ground technical advisors) to discuss market trends and specific projects, or potentially receive assistance.
Abbie brings 19 years of experience developing and executing forward thinking engagement strategies that have increased visibility and created policy change in the private sector, nonprofit and government arenas. Ms. Laugtug spent many years representing the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) as the team leader on NRECA’s International Program. Abbie is proud to have played a key role in developing the strategy and enactment of PL 114-121, the Electrify Africa Act of 2015. Most recently, Abbie was the Policy Manager for Bloom Energy, a fuel cell technology/microgrid company that focuses on making clean, resilient, affordable energy globally. She is from Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.