Meet our speakers

Karyna Rodriguez

Petroleum Geoscientist TGS

Abdul-Amir Ajmi

External Affairs & Value Creation Director Petroleum Development Oman

Adewale Fayemi

MD - Exploration & Production - South Africa Total

Adewale Tinubu

Group Chief Executive Oando PLC

Ahmed Ag Mohamed

Director Authority for the Promotion of Petroleum Research (AUREP)

Ahmet Dik

CEO Victoria Oil & Gas

Ajay Trikam

Director of Energy Western Cape Government

Alan Dowokpor

Group Head of External Affairs, Strategy & Policy Tullow Oil

Alan Driscole

Principal Geologist Beagle Geoscience

Alan Edwards

Principal Geologist Beagle Geoscience

Alero Balogun

Head - Corporate Communications Oando Energy Resources

Alexander Mollinger

COO Discover Exploration

Andrew Lane

Energy and Resources - Africa Deloitte

Andrew Latham

Vice President Global Exploration Wood Mackenzie

Andrew Monaghan

Regional Manager Africa Scottish Development International

Andri Hugo

CEO Novo Energy

Anne McAfee

Chief Geologist - International Studies Core Lab

Anthony Skinner

Director - Middle East and North Africa Verisk Maplecroft

Arron Tchouka Singhe

Chief Oil Sector Officer African Development Bank

Arvind Sharma

Vice President Data & Analytics TGS

Atle Jacobsen

Senior Vice President Business Development BGP Offshore

Austin Avuru

CEO Seplat Petroleum Development Company

Azman A Aziz

Senior General Manager, Strategy & Commercial Division PETRONAS

Bady Baldé

Africa Director EITI

Bai Guangyu

Managing Director BGP/CNPC International Nigeria

Bala Wunti

Group General Manager, Corporate Planning and Strategy Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

Ben Oudman

Director & Regional Manager DNV GL

Ben Sayers

Business Development Manager Africa & Middle East TGS

Benjamin Kwame Asante

Director of Petroleum - Upstream Ministry of Energy, Ghana

Bongani Sayidini

Group CEO (Act.) PetroSA

Bridget Kostelnik

Regional Procurement Manager ExxonMobil

Camillo Atampugre

Natural Resources – Corporate & Investment Banking Absa Group Ltd

Carlos Zacarias

Chairman INP

Caroline Alting

Board Member Maersk Drilling

Cath Norman

Managing Director FAR Ltd

Charles Thomas

Director PVE Consulting

Chilenye Nwapi

Legal Adviser Commonwealth Secretariat

Chris Bishop

Head of Programming CNBC Africa

Chris Chukwunta

Pipeline Engineer Basrah Gas Company

Chris Hindle

Head of Energy Critical Resource

Chris Leeds

Executive Director, Commodity Origination Standard Chartered Bank

Chris Smith

Manager Business Development Unit Uganda GIZ

Christine Roche

Manager, New Ventures AMME PGS

Christopher Moyes

President Moyes & Co

Colette Hirstius

Vice President Exploration - Middle East & Africa Shell Upstream

Curtis Cohen

Chief Operating Officer Western Energy

Dag Helland-Hansen

President Business Unit Europe, Africa & Middle East EMGS

Daniel Berkove

Senior Associate for Strategic Energy Initiatives IHS Markit

Daniel McKeown

Managing Director Azinam

Dave van der Spuy

Geologist Petroleum Agency SA

David Hicks

Senior Vice President Upstream Energy IHS Markit

Derek Magness

Managing Director - South Africa Strategic Business Unit Chevron

Des Muller

Managing Director NuEnergy Developments

Diederick Bax

NBD & Commercial Manager Shell

Donna Obaseki-Ogunnaike

Partner ACAS-Law

Dorival Bettencourt

Manager – Oil & Gas, Sustainable Business Group DAI

Dr Ainojie 'Alex' Irune

COO Oando Energy Resources

Dr Brian W. Horn

Senior Vice President and Chief Geologist ION E&P Advisors

Dr Enzo Insalaco

Vice President Exploration Africa Total

Dr Ibrahima Diaby

Directeur Général Petroci

Dr Keith Myers

Head of Exploration & Production Westwood Global Energy

Dr Malcolm Francis

Exploration Services Manager WesternGeco

Dr Michael Nkambo Mugerwa

General Manager - Uganda Refinery Holding Company Ltd Uganda National Oil Company

Dr Ousmane Ilboudo

Secrétaire Permanent de la Commission Nationale des Mines Ministère des Mines et des Carrières

Dr Tebogo Makube

Chief Director: Industrial Procurement Department of Trade & Industry

Dr. Paul Bellingham

Vice President, Eastern Hemisphere ION E&P Advisors

Ebbie Haan

Director Perpetuum Advisory

Ebrahim Takolia

Chief - Corporate Development Monetizing Gas Africa

Edward van Kersbergen

Chairman Mazarine Energy

Egbert Isaac Faibille

Petroleum Commissioner Ghana Petroleum Commission

Elike Mawuli

Well Engineering Manager Tullow Oil

Emeliana Rice-Oxley

Vice President Exploration PETRONAS

Emily Morris

Director – Corporate Broking & Advisory Numis Securities Limited

Emma Wade-Smith

Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa UK Department for International Trade

Eric Descourtieux

CFO Trident Energy

Ernest Rubondo

Executive Director Petroleum Authority of Uganda

Eugene Toukam

Commercial Director SSA BHGE

Fafa Sanyang

Minister of Energy & Petroleum Ministry of Energy & Petroleum, The Gambia

Fathima Hussain

Managing Director – Head of Oil & Gas Project Finance Standard Chartered Bank

Femi Atilade Ola

Supply Chain Manager-Gas, Technical and Eastern Assets Seplat Petroleum

Francesco Verre

Partner McKinsey & Company

Francis Sodea

Director General of Petroleum Ministry of Mines and Geology, Central African Republic

Frank Pluta

Industry Banker – Energy Group Head, Energy & Natural Resources Natixis

Gamal A. Hassan

CEO ADH International

Gilbert Kamuntu

Chief Commercial Officer Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC)

Gilbert Yevi

Senior Vice President - E&P International Sasol

Giles Farrer

Research Director – Global LNG Wood Mackenzie

Glen Penfield

Director Chicxulub Geosciences

Gokul Mani

Head of Middle East, Africa, India, Primary Markets London Stock Exchange

Gregor Duval

Senior Technical Manager CGG

Guido Brusco

Executive Vice President Sub-Saharan Africa Eni

H.E. Mustafa Sanalla

CEO/Chairman Libya NOC

H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Haran Sivam

Principal Investment Officer International Finance Corporation (IFC)

HE. Noël Mboumba

Minister of Petroleum, Gas and Hydrocarbons Gabon

Helen O Brume

Head Oil & Gas - Corporate Banking Group Union Bank of Nigeria

Hloniphizwe Mtolo

Country Manager Shell

Hon. Foday Rado Yokie

Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources Sierra Leone

Hon. Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed

Minister of Petroleum Somalia

Hon. Abdourahmane Cissé

Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Renewables Côte d'Ivoire

Hon. Alan Winde

Premier of the Western Cape Republic of South Africa

Hon. David Maynier

Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities - Western Cape South Africa

Hon. Dr Aissatou Sophie Gladima

Minister of Mines and Geology Republic of Senegal

Hon. Dr Koang Tutlam

Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Ethiopia

Hon. Dr. Slim Feriani

Minister of Energy, Tunisia

Hon. Gwede Mantashe

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources South Africa

Hon. Irene Muloni

Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda

Hon. Jean-Marc Thystère Tchicaya

Minister of Hydrocarbons Republic of the Congo

Hon. John Peter Amewu

Minister for Energy Ghana

Hon. Lelenta Hawa Baha Bah

Minister of Mines and Petroleum, Mali

Hon. Mboli Fatran

Minister of Mines & Geology Central African Republic

Hon. Mohamed Abdel Vetah

Minister of Petroleum, Energy & Mining Mauritania

Hon. Mohamed Arkab

Minister for Energy People's Democratic Republic of Algeria

Hon. Timipre Sylva

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Nigeria

Hon. Tom Alweendo

Minister of Energy Namibia

Ian Ross

Senior Specialist - Energy SDI

Ipeleng Selele

Group CEO RRS Investment

Jabulani Sithole

Executive Manager - Business Development Oil & Gas Transnet SOC

Jacob Flewelling

Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Manager US Trade & Development Agency

James Aguas

EESSA Region Technical Sales Manager Halliburton

James Deckelman

Vice President - Global New Ventures ION Geophysical

James Gara

New Ventures Manager, AMME PGS

James Josling

Head of Trading Africa Oil Trafigura

Jan Arve Haugan

CEO Aker Energy

Jane Whaley

Editor in Chief GEO ExPro Magazine

Jasper Peijs

Exploration Vice President BP

Jean-Jacques Koum

Head of Exploration & Production - Oil & Gas Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures

Jean-Philippe Adam

Portfolio Manager Eliis

Jejin Jeon

Managing Director Samsung Heavy Industries

Jenny Erskine

Partner Deloitte Africa

Jeremy Asher

CEO Tower Resources

Jerreh Barrow

Commissioner for Petroleum Republic of The Gambia

Jill Gregory

West Africa Exploration Manager ExxonMobil

John Anderson

Chief Geologist Genel Energy

John Rocha

Chief Director of Trade Department of Trade & Industry

Jon Clark

Partner EY

Jon Story

Vice President – Upstream Research and Consulting IHS Markit

Jonathan Copus

CEO Getech

Jonathan Evans

Head of New Countries - Africa BP

Joseph Medou

Managing Director Petrosen

Justus Kay

Drilling Operations Manager Schlumberger Sub-Saharan Africa

Kaashifah Beukes

CEO Saldanha Bay IDZ Licensing Company (SOC)

Kathy Khuu

Senior Advisor – Economic Development & Local Content Shell

KeaObaka Mahuma

Head: Value Chain Banking Absa Group

Kelly Latter

Director of Exploration Noble Energy

Ketsela Tadesse

Director Petroleum Licensing & Administrative Directorate

Kishan Pillay

Director - Upstream and Midstream Oil & Gas Department of Trade & Industry South Africa

Kjell Garvik

VP - Africa Development Aker Solutions

Lamé Verre

Regional Manager Halliburton

Lebogang Seperepere

Senior Manager Business Development Transnet SOC Ltd

Lliam Hildebrand

Executive Director Iron & Earth

Lotfi Fourati

Anglo Tunisian Oil & Gas

Madame Amina Benkhadra

General Director ONHYM

Maggy Shino

Petroleum Commissioner Ministry of Mines and Energy, Namibia

Martin Kavanagh

Partner Herbert Smith Freehills

Mele Kolo Kyari

Group Managing Director Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

Michael Alsford

Director, Oil & Gas Equity Research Citi Research

Michael Humphries

Director Redcliff Energy Advisers

Mike Lakin

Managing Director Envoi Limited

Mike Sangster

MD Total E&P Nigeria

Miles Warner

General Manger - Senegal Cairn Energy

Mohamed Ali Khelil

CEO Entreprise Tunisienne d’Activités Pétrolières (ETAP)

Mohsin Seedat

Acting CEO iGas

Morten Rømer

Regional Director NOV Subsea Production Solutions

Neal Anderson

President Wood Mackenzie

Neil Hodgson

EVP Geoscience Spectrum Geo

Ngozi Okonkwo

Chief Legal Officer Oando Energy Resources

Niall Kramer

Executive Director SAOGA

Nick Mitchell

Chairman OPASA

Nigel Friend

CEO Orca Exploration

Nillian Mulemi

CEO Petrofund

Nina Bowyer

Head of Africa Oil and Gas Herbert Smith Freehills

Ogutu Okudo

CEO & Founder/ Country Manager WEX Africa/SpringRock Energy Kenya

Ola Sorunke

Africa Director for Energy UK Department for International Trade

Ole Christian Røed

VP Industry Solutions

Olivier Perrin

Senior Partner Deloitte

Olu Ogunfowora

Senior Partner Argentil Capital Partners

Omar Mithá

CEO ENH - Mozambique

Osam Iyahen

Director - Natural Resource Investments Africa Finance Corporation

Pam Darwin

VP Africa ExxonMobil

Paul Eardley-Taylor

Oil & Gas, Southern Africa Standard Bank

Paul McCafferty

Senior Vice President Exploration Equinor

Paul McDade

CEO Tullow Oil

Peninah Aheebwa

Director, Technical Services PAU

Peter C Dekker

Chief Geophysicist PetroSA

Peter Elliott

CEO PVE Consulting & NVentures

Peter Leon

Partner and Africa Co-Chair Herbert Smith Freehills

Phil Birch

Exploration Director Impact Oil

Qian Xingkun

Senior Vice President CNPC Economics & Technology Research Institute

Rachid Hachichi

CEO Sonatrach

Rajeev Chopra

Global Leader for Energy & Resources Deloitte

Raphael Guerithault

Managing Director East & South Africa Schlumberger

Remy Lerner

Partner Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

Rob Tims

Managing Director RWT Energy Advisory Ltd

Robert O'Keeffe

Business Development Manager DNV GL

Robert Perkins

Senior Writer/ Editor, EMEA Oil News S&P Global Platts

Roberto Blanco

Managing Director Perceptum

Roger Brown

CFO Seplat Petroleum

Rogers Beall

Executive Chairman Fortesa

Roland Ndombi

Recruitment & University Relations Manager for Sub Sahara Africa Schlumberger

Romain Py

Investment Director AIIM

Rt Hon Mark Simmonds

Former Minister for Africa UK Government

Rune O Pedersen

President & CEO PGS

Saifuah Mai Gray

President & CEO National Oil Company of Liberia

Samuel Olutu

Chief Technical Officer Lekoil

Sandy Stash

EVP & Executive Advisor to the CEO Tullow Oil

Scott Childres

Vice President - Africa Noble Energy

Scott Macmillan

Managing Director Invictus Energy

Shawn Robert Duthie

Senior Analyst Africa Risk Consulting

Shiao Tsung-Wen

Senior Representative OPIC/CPC Corporation Taiwan

Shirley Webber

Managing Director - Head of Natural Resources Absa Group Ltd

Shreyas Bordia

Managing Director - Energy Investment Banking Citi

Stefano Marani

CEO & Mangaing Director Renergen

Stephanie Wade

7 Summits Capital

Steve Gilchrist

Director of Energy Castor Vali

Steve Gray

West Africa UKEF Manager UK Trade Commission

Steve Jenkins

Chairman Savannah Petroleum

Steven Fox

Founder & CEO Veracity

Steven Galbraith

Partner Slaughter & May

Steven Winberg

Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy United States of America

Tebogo Motloung

Acting General Manager Petroleum Agency SA

Thomas B Murphy

Director Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach & Research

Thomas Dimitroff

Senior Advisor / Partner Roland Berger / Infrastructure Development

Thore Kristiansen

COO Galp Energia

Timothy M. Kabba

Director General Petroleum Commission Sierra Leone

Tom Attenborough

Head of International Business Development, Primary Markets London Stock Exchange

Touré Abdoulaye

Director of the Department of Geophysics and Hydrogeology Burkina Faso

Trygve Randen

President of Information Solutions Schlumberger

Turlough Cooling

Vice President Io Consulting

Vuyo Ntoi

Investment Director – Portfolio Manager – IDEAS Managed Fund AIIM

Walter Venter

Director Fluor South Africa Ltd

Wayne Jansen

Head of Strategy PwC

Willem A. De Meyer

Operations Advisor Endeavor

William Pollen

Programme Director Invest in Africa

Xavier Venerau

Head of Marketing & Origination, Producers & Finance BP

Yves Thelier

Vice President - Oil & Gas Veolia

Zavier Francis

Director Business Development Solomon Peter

Zubin Bamji

Program Manager, Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership World Bank

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