Gloria Sibusisiwe Magombo

Dr. Gloria Sibusisiwe Magombo, MSc Mech.Eng., MBA., PhD (Hon.) Pr. Eng., FZIE -  Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Energy and Power Development in Zimbabwe. Dr. Magombo has more than 30 years of experience in the Energy Sector spanning the fields of engineering, management, power sector reform and regulation. Her key areas of experience and expertise include strategy development and implementation, general management, project management, power plant operations and maintenance, plant optimisation and testing, generation planning, feasibility studies, energy sector regulation and training of technical staff and general management. Before joining MoEPD, Dr. Magombo served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA). She also worked as the Managing Director of an international consultancy firm, Norconsult Botswana. She also worked as Regional Energy Advisor with Southern Africa Global Competitiveness Hub. She is a former Executive Commissioner of Zimbabwe Electricity Regulatory Commission (ZERC) and she also worked as a Generation Expert for Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA). 

She served as the Regional Chairperson of Capacity Building Portfolio for the Regional Electricity Regulators Association (RERA) and  Chairperson for RERA an association with a consultative status within the SADC Energy Sector at Africa level. Dr. Magombo served as the Deputy Chairperson of the Energy Portfolio Committee for the African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR). AFUR has a consultative status as well at the African Union. Dr. Magombo served as a Councillor of the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe (ECZ) and former Vice Chairperson of the Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) Board. Dr. Magombo is representing Zimbabwe as the Deputy Chairperson of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).   She is also a Co-Board Chairperson of Zambezi River Authority.

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