Ogutu Okudo is an oil specialist and energy access expert passionate about ending energy poverty in Africa. She serves as a Director at the National Oil Corporation of Kenya. Ogutu has over a decade of experience in building public-private partnerships across the African continent in the energy sector, advising governments on oil and energy policy legislation, natural resource strategic development and decentralised energy solutions. Ogutu is a published researcher and strong critic of African energy sector dialogue having succesfully lobbied for policy reform on behalf of sector players. Ogutu continues to raise awareness of challenges different genders are facing with their interaction with the oil, gas, mining and alternative energy sources sectors through her globally recognised and award-winning organisation, Women in Energy and Extractives Africa (WEX Africa). She further serves as a Non-Executive Director at Bboxx Kenya; a pay-as-you-go off-grid power utility. Ogutu was recognised by Forbes Africa, as part of their 2020, 30 Under 30 Class for her work in the energy sector.