Sylvie Olela Odimba, a Congolese lawyer, is currently Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Electricity Regulatory Authority of the Democratic Republic of Congo (ARE). Appointed vice-president of the French-speaking energy regulators’ network (RegulaE.Fr), she will become the network’s president at the end of 2024.
Sylvie Olela Odimba was appointed at the General Meeting of (RegulaE.Fr), held in Rabat from November 21 to 23, which brought together over 170 people from the network’s 32 member regulators. On this occasion, Abdellatif Bardach, Chairman of the Moroccan National Electricity Regulatory Authority (ANRE) and 1st Vice-Chairman of RegulaE.Fr took up his duties as Chairman of the network for the coming year. He succeeds Simon Turmel, Régisseur de la régie du Québec, who has become 2nd Vice-Chairman of the network.
Sylvie Olela Odimba, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Electricity Regulatory Authority of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has become the network’s 1st Vice-Chairwoman, and will take over as President of RegulaE.Fr at the end of 2024.
Specialist in public procurement and international partnership management
A specialist in public procurement and international partnership management, Sylvie Olela Odimba holds a law degree from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. She is also vice-president of the general assembly of the East African Energy Regulators Association (EREA) for the period 2023/2024.
With 14 years’ professional experience, Sylvie Olela currently works as a public procurement officer in the support unit for the national authorizing officer for European development funds.
In August 2022, Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi appointed her President of the AER Board of Directors.
Sylvie Olela Odimba has worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the NGO SANRU (Soins de Santé Primaire en Milieu Rurale), and the international organization CORDAID, on behalf of the Global Fund.
She is also involved in mentoring activities for young girls and women as part of the “Inspiration” movement, where she is vice-president.