Maximising Africa's Natural Resources in the Global Energy Transition

2022 Advisory Committee

Africa Oil Week is evolving and expanding its Advisory Committee, which links leaders of the pan-African oil and gas sector and gives members a true voice in shaping Africa Oil Week’s agenda and purpose.

The development of cross-disciplinary Advisory committees allows us to identify the goals and ambitions of governments, investors and business in Africa and to shape and develop a programme to further achieve their objectives across the continent – acting as a catalyst to advance partnerships and investment at this critical time for the global oil and gas industry.

Africa Oil Week 2022’s advisory committee members are:


Advisory Committee Chair

Mntu Nduvane

Chair of the Advisory Committee Africa Oil Week

Advisory Committee

Simon Flowers

Chairman & Chief Analyst Wood Mackenzie

Operators Committee

Ademola Adeyemi-Bero

Managing Director & Chief Executive Director FIRST E&P

Adrian Robinson

Senior Manager Exploration Chevron

Alexander Mollinger

COO Discover Exploration

Benoît de la Fouchardière

Group General Manager Perenco

Diederick Bax

Business Development Manager Exploration, International Exploration and Production B.V. Shell

Dr Alex Irune

COO Oando

Henry Menkiti

COO Asharami Energy

Geological and Geophysical Committee

Chris Anderson

Director MCNV Africa CGG Services

Chris Drage

Senior Vice President PGS

Jason Robinson

Director Business Development Africa, Middle East & Mediterranean TGS

Oilfield Service Committee

Ado Oseragbaje

Vice President Sub Saharan Africa Baker Hughes

Ben Pomford

Head of Drilling Solutions Maersk Drilling

Imran Dar

Business Development Manager - Sub-Saharan Africa Halliburton

Kadijah Amoah

CEO Aker Energy Ghana

Raphael Guerithault

Director Marketing & Strategy - Offshore Atlantic Schlumberger

Will Maddern

Sales and Marketing Director, Africa, Middle East & Caspian Subsea7

Government and Nocs Committee

Amadou Doumbouya

Managing Director SONAP

Christophe Atangana Ndende

Exploration Manager National Hydrocarbons Corporation (SNH)

Foday Mansaray

Petroleum Commissioner Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone

Hon. Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed

Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources Federal Republic of Somalia

Hon. Andrew Egyapa Mercer

Deputy Minister of Energy Republic of Ghana

Hon. Lamine Seydou Traore

Minister of Mines, Energy & Water Republic of Mali

Hon. Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Minister of Energy Republic of Ghana

Jerreh Barrow

Director General Petroleum Commission Republic of The Gambia

Madam Atty. Saifuah Mai Gray

President & CEO National Oil Company of Liberia

Maggy Shino

Petroleum Commissioner Ministry of Mines & Energy, Republic of Namibia

Peter Muliisa

Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs officer Uganda National Oil Company

Rashid Ali Abdallah

Executive Director The African Energy Commission (AFREC)

Finance Committee

Christopher McLean

CEO Stonechair Capital

Mohammed Abdul-Razaq

Vice President Africa Finance Corporation

Shirley Webber

Managing Principal, Coverage Head - Resources & Energy Absa Group


Hear from the committee
Africa Oil Week is an important moment in Perenco's yearly timeline. It is one of the few conferences we decided to participate in. But as we are more actors than followers,  I'd prefer to sit on the advisory committee and help the conference to be a success.
Benoît de la Fouchardière Group General Manager, Perenco
I accepted the opportunity to join the advisory committee because I saw a unique opportunity to contribute to and shape the discourse regarding the continent's oil and gas industry. Especially considering the profound emerging challenges facing many African oil-producing countries due to the energy transition in particular.
Kadijah Amoah CEO, Aker Energy Ghana

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