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2022 Ministers & Government Officials

Strongest presence of Ministers and Government officials


Africa Oil Week 2022 hosted our largest and strongest presence of ministers and government officials yet.

Who came from across Africa and beyond, they address the industry and set out the future direction of the sector.

Hon. Gwede Mantashe
Minister of Mineral & Energy Resources
Republic of South Africa

H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo
Chairman of Africa Oil Week & Former President
Republic of Nigeria

H.E. Albert Muchanga
Commissioner for Economic Development, Trade, Industry & Mining
African Union Commission

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

Hon. Samou Seidou Adambi
Minister of Mines & Water
Republic of Benin

Hon. Rufin Benam Beltoungou
Minister of Mines & Geology
Central African Republic

Hon. Didier Budimbu Ntubuanga
Minister of Hydrocarbons
Democratic Republic of Congo

Hon. Yonis Ali Guedi
Minister of Energy & Natural Resources
Republic of Djibouti

Hon. Matthew Opoku Prempeh
Minister of Energy
Republic of Ghana

Hon. Francess P. Alghali
Minister of State
Republic of Sierra Leone

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

Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa
Minister of Energy & Mineral Development
Republic of Uganda

Hon. Zhemu Soda
Minister of Energy & Power Development
Republic of Zimbabwe

Hon. Olivier Mwenze Mukaleng
Minister of Water Resources & Electricity
Democratic Republic of Congo 

Hon. Aly Seydouba Soumah
Minister of Energy, Hydropower & Hydrocarbons
Republic of Guinea

Hon. Aly Iboura Moussa
Minister of Energy, Water & Hydrocarbons
Union of Comoros

Dr. E. Ibe Kachikwu
Former Minister of State for Petroleum Resources
Republic of Nigeria

Hon. Alexandre Dias Monteiro
Minister of Industry, Trade & Energy
Republic of Cape Verde

Hon. Sangafowa-Coulibaly Mamadou
Minister of Mines, Petroleum, and Energy
Republic of Côte d'Ivoire

Hon. Adboulie Jobe
Minister of Energy and Petroleum
Republic of the Gambia

Hon. Mohamed Mahemed Oun
Minister of Oil & Energy
State of Libya

Dr. Abdirizak Omar Mohamed
Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources
Federal Republic of Somalia

Hon. Zainab S Ahmed
Minister of Finance Budget & National Planning

Hon. Dr. Maminata Traore Coulibaly
Minister of Environment, Energy, Water & Sanitation
Burkina Faso

Rashid Ali Abdullah
Managing Director


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


Amadou Doumbouya
General Director
SONAP – Republic of Guinea


Patrick Joseph


Mohamed Zine
Director Promotion & Asset Management


Vivek Mittal
AfiDa Africa


Francis Sodea
DG Petroleum, Ministry of Mines & Geology
Central African Republic

Leparan Gideon Morintat
NOC Kenya


Abdulkadir Adan Mohamed
Somalia Petroleum Authority

Yaya Barrow
Managing Director
Gambia National Petroleum Corporation

Egbert Faibille Jr.
CEO, Petroleum Commission
Republic of Ghana

Brad Crabtree
Assistant Secretary of Energy

Dr. Omar Farouk Ibrahim
Secretary General
APPO (African Petroleum Producers’ Organization)

Gbêdonougbo Claude
Autorité de Régulation de l'électricité au Bénin (ARE)

Sandisiwe Ncemane
GROUP CEO (Acting)
PetroSA (South Africa)

Ernest N.T. Rubondo
Petroleum Authority of Uganda

H.E. Veiccoh K Nghiwete
High Commissioner
Republic of Namibia

H.E. Tshenolo Modise
Ambassador of Botswana to South Africa
Republic of Botswana

H.E. Alexis Bukuru
Ambassador of the Republic of Burundi to South Africa & in the Southern region

Japhet Ofosu-Appiah
Deputy High Commissioner
Republic of Ghana

H.E. Charles Asuako Owiredu
Ambassador for Ghana to South Africa
Republic of Ghana

H.E. Kaba Hawa Diakite
Republic of Guinea

H.E. Dr. Abdulkader A A Abdul Wahab
Ambassador of Libya to South Africa
State of Libya

Alhussein A M Elzawawi
Charge d’ Affaires
State of Libya

H.E. Mariama Seydou
Republic of Niger

H.E. Paul Amoru
Ambassador of Uganda to South Africa
Republic of Uganda

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