William Pollen

William Pollen

Programme Director Invest in Africa

Having trained as an investment advisor with HSBC Private Bank, William worked in the City for a number of years before going onto pursue a career in communications and branding, creating global campaigns for multinational clients. 

In 2011, he completed his MBA in London and in February 2012, William started Invest in Africa as the Programme Director. Since then he has overseen its expansion of corporate members and donors- including Tullow Oil, BP, Woodside Energy, Cairn, MODEC, BHGE, Kosmos, Newmont Mining, DFID and the African Development Bank- into Ghana, Kenya, Senegal,  Zambia and Guinea   

Time and date Venue Topic Speakers

Wednesday 06/11/2019

From 15:00 To 16:00

11/06/2019 15:00 11/06/2019 16:00 SMEs and Vocational Skills Training
  • How does the energy sector prepare for skills of the future? How important will these skills be in the face of the energy transition?
  • How can we ensure a better connection between vocational skills and oil and gas? Which programmes are most effective for training energy workers?
  • Considering the narrow set of relevant jobs and insecurity around oil and gas projects, how can we create self-sustainable vocational training initiatives?
  • Should energy companies focus more on transferable skills which support the wider economy as opposed to its own sector?
  • How can industry take the lead on local content to build trust and dialogue between government, the local business community and contractors.
African Local Content Forum

African Local Content Forum

"SMEs and Vocational Skills Training"

Hloniphizwe Mtolo Lliam Hildebrand Peninah Aheebwa William Pollen

Wednesday 06/11/2019

From 14:00 To 15:00

11/06/2019 14:00 11/06/2019 15:00 Suppliers Session
  • Exploring the issues in delivering on local content from the perspective of international, regional and domestic suppliers.
  • What works and what doesn’t work to elicit the good behaviour which all countries are looking for?
African Local Content Forum

African Local Content Forum

"Suppliers Session"

Bai Guangyu Kjell Garvik William Pollen
Time and date

Wednesday 06/11/2019

From 15:00 To 16:00

11/06/2019 15:00 11/06/2019 16:00 SMEs and Vocational Skills Training
  • How does the energy sector prepare for skills of the future? How important will these skills be in the face of the energy transition?
  • How can we ensure a better connection between vocational skills and oil and gas? Which programmes are most effective for training energy workers?
  • Considering the narrow set of relevant jobs and insecurity around oil and gas projects, how can we create self-sustainable vocational training initiatives?
  • Should energy companies focus more on transferable skills which support the wider economy as opposed to its own sector?
  • How can industry take the lead on local content to build trust and dialogue between government, the local business community and contractors.
African Local Content Forum
Venue

African Local Content Forum

Topic
Speakers

Time and date

Wednesday 06/11/2019

From 14:00 To 15:00

11/06/2019 14:00 11/06/2019 15:00 Suppliers Session
  • Exploring the issues in delivering on local content from the perspective of international, regional and domestic suppliers.
  • What works and what doesn’t work to elicit the good behaviour which all countries are looking for?
African Local Content Forum
Venue

African Local Content Forum

Topic
Speakers