Energy and Resources Group

DAI’s Energy and Resources Group expertly navigates the intersection of development and business, enabling companies and communities to prosper together. Drawing on our 46 years of experience in emerging markets, we help companies enter new markets quickly, expand existing operations, and reduce investment and operational risks by engaging productively with local vendors and communities.

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The Energy and Resources Group works with companies in the oil, gas, mining, and renewable energy sectors to provide solutions to business needs, including:

  • Local Content and Supply Chain Management. We use our suite of analytical tools and data sets to optimize local supply chains and maximize local content capture.
  • Corporate Social Investment. We design and manage impactful initiatives that promote community development and improve human capital to achieve our clients’ sustainability goals.
  • Government and Community Engagement. We secure our clients’ social license to operate by assessing above-ground risk and establishing trusted partnerships with key stakeholders to mitigate those risks.

Global in outlook and approach, ERG’s staff are steeped in the challenges of delivering business solutions in the developing world.

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Warwick Strong

Mining Sector Specialist, Energy and Resources Group | [email protected]

Warwick Strong

Warwick Strong was born in Zimbabwe and spent his formative years in Southern Africa. He served in the British Army for six years, deploying on peacekeeping missions to Iraq, Kenya, Kosovo, and Kuwait. In 2004, Warwick left the military to focus on international development in the extractives industry. Over the past 10 years, he has worked for major mining companies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, and Mauritania, where he developed local content policies, managed local suppliers, and successfully led and implemented local business development projects.

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Francis DiMora

Head of Development, Energy and Resources Group | [email protected]

Francis DiMora

Francis DiMora leads the Energy and Resources Group’s new business, market intelligence, and product development functions. Francis also supports ERG’s engagements with oil, gas, and mining sector clients related to local content development and political economy analysis. In Nigeria, he recently assessed political, social, and economic dynamics in communities being considered for small-scale, off-grid energy generation and distribution pilot projects to identify those best suited for investments.

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Luke Kozumbo

Manager, Energy and Resources Group | [email protected]

Luke Kozumbo

Luke Kozumbo specializes in economic analysis and issues of trade and economic competitiveness. Luke has performed country- and sector-level international trade and competitiveness analyses, led market systems assessments, researched and written on the potential economic effects of improved supply chains for agricultural commodities, designed and conducted household- and enterprise-level surveys, and conducted statistical and econometric analyses of panel and cross-sectional data.

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Dipika Chawla

Senior Analyst, Energy and Resources Group | [email protected]

Dipika Chawla

As part of the Energy and Resources Group, Dipika Chawla leads the communications strategy, designs technical service offerings, performs market intelligence on extractive industries in developing countries, and conducts new business efforts. She specializes in optimizing local content strategies and maximizing ROI of corporate social investment programs for private sector clients.

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Emily Foster

Analyst, Energy and Resources Group | [email protected]

Emily Foster

Emily Foster is an analyst with experience in technical and financial project management, corporate social investment project design, and local content analysis. Emily recently supported the design and launch of Kosmos Energy Ghana’s flagship corporate social investment project, which included technical activity design, brand and communications strategy, and action plan development.

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Dorival Bettencourt

Senior Oil and Gas Advisor, Energy and Resources Group | [email protected]

Dorival Bettencourt

Dorival Bettencourt is a private sector development specialist with extensive policy and extractives industry experience. As Senior Oil and Gas Advisor to DAI Energy and Resources Group, he studies industry trends related to local content and has supported the development of a proprietary tool to forecast local content supply and demand.

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John DeRiggi

Senior Data Architect | [email protected]

John DeRiggi

John DeRiggi is a data architect with 10 years of experience in software and data engineering. At DAI, John builds data-driven applications to help projects manage information, produce interactive visualizations, and make better decisions. For DAI Energy and Resources Group, John is building interactive visualizations to help clients analyze precisely how local suppliers can fit into energy systems construction and maintenance.

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