Mrs. Habiba Ali

Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN)

(Treasurer, Steering Committee)


Habiba has been in the renewable energy industry since 2005. She co-founded the Developmental Association for Renewable Energies, and worked as national coordinator. She worked on the Clean Development Mechanism project Efficient Cook Stoves for Nigeria, the Solar Lamps Assembly and sales training program, and the solar dryers for healthy foods project.

Habiba branched out to handle the commercial aspects of the renewable energy industry by launching Sosai Renewable Energies, which offers efficient, reliable and sustainable products including solar lamps, solar home systems and water filters to the people of the rural and peri-urban communities of Northern Nigeria.

As managing director and CEO of Sosai Renewable Energies, Habiba is manages a partnership with C-Quest LLC to implement a nationwide Programme of Activities for improved cook stoves in Nigeria with 50,000 cook stoves installed. Sosai is currently empowering communities and businesses with solar technologies ranging from roof top solar panels, solar home systems, 10Kw Micro Grids for communities, solar dryers and integrated energy centers. Through Habiba Sosai is a member of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria.  

She was the Premier Vice President of the of the Renewable Energies Association of Nigeria holding this position for 3 years before August 2020,  She is a member of the Clean Cooking Alliance the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves, and the Nigerian Energy Network. Habiba was named a Cherie Blaire mentee in 2016 and a Cherie Blaire mentor in 2017.

She has also been named a Vital Voices GROW fellow, Winner UNSDG WeEmpower for Africa, The Global Leadership Awards Honoree in Economic Empowerment for 2019, a World Bank Womenx fellow and is a graduate of the Cherie Blaire Road to Business Growth program. Habiba holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting, a master’s degree in banking and finance, and is currently a dissertation-level PhD student in management (finance).