Maggy Shino heads the Exploration, Production and Promotion division within the Petroleum Directorate of the Namibian Ministry of Mines and Energy.
Mrs Shino has ten years’ experience in the exploration and production sector of the oil and gas industry and two years’ experience in renewable energy. Her current role as the Petroleum Commissioner involves amongst other responsibilities the promotion of oil and gas investments, negotiating Petroleum Agreements, issuing of licenses and the administration of the Petroleum Exploration and Production Act.
Mrs Shino has served as a Board member of Namibia’s Petroleum Training and Education Fund (Petrofund) since 2012.
Mrs Shino holds a Masters degree in Petroleum Geochemistry from the University of Newcastle in the United Kingdom, a BSc degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Namibia and a diploma in Upstream Management of Petroleum Development and Operations from PETRAD, Stavanger in Norway. She has attended trainings in various petroleum related fields including Oil, Gas and Mining Governance from Blavatnik School of Governance at the University of Oxford.
Mrs Shino is the recipient of the Global Women Petroleum & Energy in Africa 2017 Award that was bestowed upon her at the 9th Global Women Petroleum & Energy Club for Africa.