Rodney MacAlister is CEO and Co-Founder of Monetizing Gas Africa Inc. a midstream natural gas infrastructure company investing and soon operating in Sub-Saharan Africa. “MGA” comprises mainly Upstream executives who have moved into the midstream, and gas, because this space is so overlooked and under-served. Supply of 600 TCF of proven reserves in Africa, and demand of 600 million Africans without power – such metrics and others illustrate the scale of the opportunity.
MacAlister has served as General Manager of VAALCO Energy in Gabon (oil production, 2011-2014); MD of the Africa Middle Market Fund (Private Equity, 2008-2011); CEO of the US African Development Foundation in the G.W. Bush Administration (USG development agency, 2006-2007); Independent consultant in operating in conflict zones (“Business & Conflict”, 2003-2006); and various positions at ConocoPhillips, 1978-2003, much of it in Africa, including 13 years in Business Development, and GM in the Congo (Brazzaville). He also headed Conoco’s Washington office for 8 years.
MacAlister holds BA and MA degrees in International Relations from the University of Redlands, California, and spent a year of post-graduate work at The Sorbonne, Paris. He is an avid explorer, photographer, musician and reader, and a frequent conference speaker. He currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa, where Monetizing Gas Africa is headquartered.