Ministerial and VIP Programme

Back again for 2019, the highly prestigious Ministerial & VIP Programme welcomes 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 offers an exclusive and unique experience across 3 days. Those taking part gain access to the most salubrious networking engagements and business meetings across Africa Oil Week.
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Included in the programme:

  •  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
Olivier Mussat
Chief Investment Officer, Global Oil & Gas, IFC
Zhao Shunqiang
Benoit de la Fouchardiere

Africa Oil Week Broker Partners: 


Brought 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