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Luka Powanga

Professor and Executive Director
Regis University and Energy Africa Conference


Dr. Luka Powanga is a professor of Economics and Finance in the Anderson College of Business and Computing at Regis University. He is the founder of the Energy Africa Conference to help Africa meet its Energy Demand. He is also the founding member of the Denver Chapter of the Angel Capital Group and the Powanga Group, focused on connecting US investors to Projects in Africa. He is also the co-founder of the Africa Healthcare Group, focused on improving the quality and access to healthcare in Africa. He worked in the mining and telecommunications industry at local and international levels. He taught at Colorado School of Mines before transitioning to Regis University. He consults in economic development, mining, energy, international business management, healthcare and education. He has spoken at many business forums and sits on many boards.

Dr. Powanga holds a BSC degree in Metallurgy and Mineral Processing from the University of Zambia, Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Mineral Economics from Colorado School of Mines, USA. He also holds a master's degree in Computer Information Technology (MSCIT) and Graduate Certificate in Object-Oriented Programming from Regis University.

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