Ministerial and VIP Programme

Back again for 2019, the highly prestigious Ministerial & VIP Programme welcomed Ministers, Ambassadors, major oil and gas CEOs and high-profile financiers from across the globe.

From deal-making to peer-to-peer networking at the highest level, the Programme offered an exclusive and unique experience across the conference. Those taking part gained access to the most salubrious networking engagements and business meetings across Africa Oil Week.

  •  Ministerial & VIP Symposium (4 November)

  •  Ministerial & VIP Gala Dinner (4 November)

  • A personalised concierge service to support you with your meeting schedule for the week

  •  A private lounge to host meetings in a quieter and more intimate setting

Participants in the Programme will include: 

Paulino Fernando de Carvalho Jeronimo
Chairman ANPG

Olivier Mussat
Chief Investment Officer, Global Oil & Gas, IFC

Zhao Shunqiang
President CNOOC Limited

Benoit de la Fouchardiere
CEO Perenco

Africa Oil Week Broker Partners: 

‚ÄčBrought to you by our dedicated VIP & IR team:

This year at Africa Oil Week we’ve expanded the VIP team to include investor relations and government relations. The VIP team will bring the highest seniority to Africa Oil Week yet and facilitate connections that maximise your time and deal-making potential.
The Ministerial & VIP Programme is by invitation only. If you know someone who may be interested or would like to recommend a participant, please email 

Paul Sinclair
Director of Strategic Partnerships & Government Relations

Jelizaveta Matvejeva
Government Relations Manager

Kael O'Sullivan
Head of Investor Relations

Caroline Werner
Investor Relations Manager

Ellen Eager
VIP Coordinator