2021 Ministers & Government Leaders

H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo
Former President
Republic of Nigeria

H.E. Dr. Peter Arthur Mutharika
Former President
Republic of Malawi

H.E. Amani Abou-Zeid
Commissioner for Infrastructure & Energy
African Union Commission, Ethiopia

H.E. Wamkele Keabetswe Mene
Secretary General 
African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Republic of Ghana

Hon. Yonis Ali Guedi
Minister of Energy
Republic of Djibouti

Hon. Bachir Ismael
Minister of Energy
Republic of Burkina Faso

Hon. Matthew Opoku Prempeh
Minister of Energy
Republic of Ghana

Hon. Fafa Sanyang
Minister of Energy & Petroleum
Republic of Gambia

Hon. Lamine Seydou Traore
Minister of Energy & Water
Republic of Mali


Hon. John Munyes
Cabinet Secretary
Ministry of Petroleum & Mining
Republic of Kenya

Hon. Timothy Kabba
Minister of Mineral Resources
Republic of Sierra Leone

Hon. Abdirashid Ahmed Mohamed
Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources
Federal Republic of Somalia

Hon. Dr. Koang Tutlam
State Minister of Mines, Petroleum & Natural Gas
Republic of Ethiopia

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H.E. Samou Seidou Adambi
Minister of Water & Mines
Republic of Benin

H.E. Abdessalam Ould Mohamed Saleh
Minister of Petroleum, Mines and Energy

Hon. Dr. Alexandre Dias Monteiro
Minister of Industry
Trade and Energy, Cape Verde

Hon. Didier Budimbu Ntubuanga
Minister of Hydrocarbons


Hon. Minister Rufin Benam-Beltoungou
Minister of Mines, Energy and Hydraulics
Central African Republic

Hon. Thomas Camara
Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Renewable Energies
Republic of Cote d'Ivoire


Hon. Aissatou Sophie Gladima
Minister of Petroleum and Energy
Republic of Senegal

Hon. Minister Abdoulaye Magassouba
Minister of Mines and Geology
Republic of Guinea

Madam Frances Alghali
Minister of State, Office of the Vice President
Sierra Leone

National Oil Companies & Regulators:

Proscovia Nabbanja
Ag. Chief Executive Officer
Uganda National Oil Company, 
Republic of Uganda


Hon. Francis Gatare
Chief Executive Officer
Rwanda Mining Petroleum & Gas Board,
Republic of Rwanda


Ms. Asha Osman
Somalia Petroleum Authority,
Federal Republic of Somalia


Foday Mansaray
Director General
Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone,
Republic of Sierra Leone

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Maixent Raoul Ominga
SNPC, Republic of Congo

Atty. Saifuah-Mai Gray
Chief Executive Officer
NOCAL, Republic of Liberia

Jerreh Barrow
Commissioner for Petroleum
Ministry of Petroleum & Energy, Republic of Gambia

Dr. Solomon Kassa
Director for Petroleum Exploration
Ministry of Mines & Petroleum, Republic of Ethiopia

Boayam Michel
Director General
SHT, Republic of Chad

Issifou Moussa Yari
Managing Director
SNH, Republic of Benin


Famoro Camara
Director General
ONAP, Republic of Guinea


Alem Kibreab
Director General
Department of Mines at the Ministry of Energy and Mines, Eritrea

Hon. Archie Donmo
Director General
Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority,
Republic of Liberia

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Leparan Gideon Morintat
Chief Executive Officer
NOC Kenya, Republic of Kenya



Maggy Shino
Petroleum Commissioner
Ministry of Mines & Energy, Republic of Namibia


Mr. Hubert Miyimi
Managing Director Sonahydro

Amina Benkhadra
General Director
ONHYM, Morocco

Arabey Hashi Abdi
Director General
MOPMR, Federal Republic of Somalia

Mr. JJ Koum
Adviser n°2 of the Executive General Manager, National Hydrocarbons Corporation (SNH)
Republic of Cameroon

Dr. Serge Edouard Angoua Biouele
Exploration Manager, National Hydrocarbons Corporation (SNH)
Republic of Cameroon

Mr. Ernest N.T. Rubondo
Chief Executive Officer PAU
Republic of Uganda

Mr. Teklehaimanot Debretsion
DG Hydrocarbons
Republic of Eritrea

Estevão Pale
Chief Executive Officer

Rudêncio Morais
Executive Vice-President for Exploitation and Production


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