Africa Oil & Power (AOP) is returning to Cape Town for the fifth year running on September 15-17, 2020, uniting Africa’s investors and leaders in the oil and gas, power and downstream industries for three days.
Under the theme Invest Without Boundaries, AOP 2020 highlights the importance of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area, the largest free trade area in the world, as a catalyst for energy production and innovation.
As African producers increasingly extend their energy value chains and as all African nations court global FDI for their energy sectors, AOP 2020 is the place to discover who is investing in African energy, why now, and in which projects.
AOP 2020 is the only conference on the continent that fully unites power with petroleum, focusing on the driving factors behind Africa’s energy transition.
For the first time, AOP 2020 will also host the Africa Renewables Forum, the Africa LNG Forum and the Energy Finance Forum, in line with the vision of South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy and government and private sector partners from all four corners of the continent.
Attended by H.E. Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, South Africa; H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines & Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea and H.E. Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Somalia among many delegates. Representing South Africa’s energy sector were, CEF Group; PetroSA; the South African National Energy Development Institute and the Petroleum Agency of South Africa (PASA)
AOP 2019 was dubbed “a great opportunity for us to create meaningful connections with investors and stakeholders to build together a strong oil and gas industry,” by H.E. Mouhamadou Makhtar Cisse, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Senegal.
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Revisit the conference by reviewing the highlights and get a glimpse of what is planned for AOP 2020.
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Previous Speakers and Panelists
She was then appointed as Director General of Energy in December 2009. She was responsible, amongst other things, of the development of the Integrated Resource Plan, improved access to electricity for over a million households in four years.
Ms Magubane is an expert advisor in energy regulation, policy and procurement. She is currently working advising the Government of Tanzania on the design of their reverse auctions. She is also working with the Tetratech team in restructuring Tanesco, the Tanzanian electricity utility, as part of Power Africa Transactions and Reform Program (PATRP).
Ms Magubane is a former member of the Engineering Council of South Africa and a Chairperson of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee. She has been named one of the top 50 most influential figures in the Southern African Power sector by the ESI Africa Magazine.
As an entrepreneur, she has established Matleng Energy Solutions, a 70% women owned company that provides energy solutions. She has also been appointed to the Board of State Information Technology Agency (SITA) as a Non – Executive director. She has also been appointed as a member of the Thebe Energy and Resources Advisory Council, which advises Thebe Investments on strategy.
In 2002, she began working at the Crown Agents UK providing specialist and multidisciplinary services in institutional development, international trade & procurement and finance. Her role in the legal department of the organization, saw her partner frequently with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in the development and administration of a number of notable funds including the Private Infrastructure Development Group – set up to facilitate private investment in the infrastructure needed to help alleviate poverty in developing countries and the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIM) – a $4 billion investment facility designed to accelerate the availability of funds to be used for health and immunisation programs in 70 of the world’s poorest countries.
She built a strong working relationship from amongst the donors which included country donors like the UK, French and South African governments and private NGOs like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. These two funds in addition to her work on the Emerging African Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) influenced her decision to seek employment primarily with organizations which combined their strategic goals with a clear social purpose.
After a period in the Corporate Law departments of City of London firms Denton Wilde, Sapte LLP and Stephenson Harwood LLP she relocated to Lagos, Nigeria in 2009 and joined the Legal team at Sahara Group as the third member of the then budding department. She threw herself enthusiastically into the team work that was necessary to grow and nurture the unit’s human resources and widen the remit of its function to the international energy group as it spread inexorably across the energy value chain and five other sub-continental regions.
Pearl’s vast professional experience within the upstream, downstream and midstream sectors of the oil and gas industry, corporate law and international development culminated in her appointment as the second ever female director within the 3,000 plus strong organization.
In 2018, she was chosen to be the group’s Director for Governance & Sustainability-a role which her professional pursuits and private passions have long equipped her for.
From January 2007 to June 2012, Derek was the Managing Director of Accession International, Inc. where he guided his team in developing business for multinational extractive industry and infrastructure development firms throughout Western and Central Africa/the Gulf of Guinea, with particular focus in Nigeria, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, and Gabon.
From mid-2012 to late-2018, Campbell served as the Chief Executive Officer of TransGenerational (TransGen) Energy, Inc., where he lead all strategic engagements of the company and managed all strategic corporate activity.
During his time as an energy and extractive industry professional, Campbell developed a niche expertise in the energy security space, where he leads ENRS’s efforts to raise awareness regarding the growing need for increased security and risk mitigation measures for critical energy infrastructure assets – ultimately ensuring greater energy resiliency for ENRS’s clients.
In the public sector, during 2016, Campbell served as a Special Security Advisor for the U.S. Special Envoy's Office on South Sudan, where he lead the South Sudanese Ministry of Interior in the development and implementation of the Joint Operations Center (JOC) which is charged with de-militarizing and establishing police primacy for security in the capital city of Juba, South Sudan.
His primary areas of focus include trade, finance, agribusiness, infrastructure, investment promotion, macroeconomic reform, and public-private partnerships in support of accelerated economic growth and job creation in strategic markets that help achieve overall U.S. foreign policy objectives.
Through his USAID development work, Mr. Stoddard has supported several generation, transmission, distribution, and policy-reform programs in the energy sector, including the recent installation of a mobile 40 megawatt gas turbine in Afghanistan. Prior to working with USAID, Mr. Stoddard worked as a broker in the international commodities and retail sectors.
Mr. Stoddard has degrees from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University, and Brigham Young University.
Mr. Stoddard recently joined Power Africa, a U.S. Government-led Partnership, as a Senior Advisor to the Coordinator.
As a successful entrepreneur, Advocate Mtho is the founding CEO and Head of JSX Investments (Pty) Ltd. JSX Investments is an investment holdings company with interests in several sectors, including: JSX Properties (property investment and development), DDP Valuers (property valuation and advisory), Gautrain/SPG (integrated transport), African Cables (industrial cables manufacturing), MaxProf (revenue management and advisory), NASHUA Mpumalanga and Lowveld (integrated ICT solutions), Radon Projects (construction), Endemic Developments (landscaping and horticulture) as well as Kunolwazi Resources (mining and energy).
both the public and private sector and across multiple sectors, including energy, water,
telecommunications and all transport modes. Over this term Sandra has benefitted
from participation in negotiations with multiple counter parties including governments,
private sector investors, lenders and civil society, labour and other interest groups.
She has developed an acute understanding and acumen for corporate governance,
compliance and risk management. She has a track record of cohesive multidisciplinary team work, mentoring and capacity building.
Prior to her appointment at the IPP Office in 2013 as Head: Strategy, Combined
Assurance and Risk, she served as General Counsel and General Manager of Risk
and Compliance at South African Airways (SAA) during 2010 to 2012, and Acting
Director General at the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) during 2009 to 2010,
where she also held Deputy Director General positions during 2005 and 2008.
During her tenure as Managing Director of a specialist consulting firm, Sandra
successfully delivered over 40 projects mainly in the capacity of legal/regulatory and
transaction expert. A notable feature of Sandra’s experience is her familiarity with and
demonstrated success in the demands of multi-country regional legal, regulatory and
governance frameworks and sovereign requirements. She has served clients such as
governments in Sub-Saharan Africa, regional multilateral organizations and
international development agencies.
Mr. Jantuah's rich knowledge of the oil and gas industry in Africa has led him to undertake a number of consultancy services on the continent, including the drafting of the Implementation Strategy for Ghana's Local Content Policy as the Ghanaian local consultancy partnering with The Association of Caribbean Energy Specialists (ACES International). He also played a key role in contributing to the content of Ghana's Petroleum Revenue Management Act (PRMA) between 2010 and 2011 and also reviewed Ghana's Volta River Authority Local Content Policy.
Her career spans close to two decades in the energy and petrochemical fields. Presently, she is the Interim CEO at SANEDI, which is a state funded applied energy research, development and deployment organisation. She serves as the South African representative and executive committee member to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Technology Collaboration Programmes on Ocean Energy Systems, Bioenergy and Solar Cooling and Heating.
She also chairs the Energy Storage Initiative Steering Committee which is looking into the value of energy storage in the South African context.
Prior to his managing directorship of Bambili Group, Nyonga was an Executive Director of the Dema Group, a mining focused private investment company in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was also an Executive Director of Metallon Corporation, a private investment company in Johannesburg with interests in mining and financial services, and a strategist for E. Oppenheimer and Son, a one time major shareholder of the DeBeers Mining Group. Nyonga worked as a closed-end fund equity analyst at PaineWebber Inc., a Wall Street financial services firm and started his career at Dillon Read & Co., a New York City-based private investment group, as a risk arbitrager. He graduated from Harvard University.
Nyonga is also a Director of SourceTrace Systems, a US enterprise software development company, and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank in Douala, Cameroon.
Miss Onalo is a Trustee of Comic Relief, Co-founder of Inclusion Convention and the Chair of Community Development Initiatives.
She is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). As a Diversity and Inclusion expert focussing on gender, race and age, she supports organisations including the NHS U.K. to adhere to relevant legislation and crucially strive to become values led.
She is an acclaimed speaker and her work in Sub Saharan Africa in international grassroots development has transformed the lives of hundreds. Her work has been recognised by Brummell Women, BRAAD Awards, WeAreTheCity, National Diversity Awards, Women4Africa etc.
Jacqueline is a Law Lecturer at University of East London, teaching Advocacy, Interventions and Practice on their International Law Masters
Programme. Focussing on SDGs, Human Rights and Rule of Law issues. Jacqueline devised and delivers the holistic JOLT Youth Leadership and Mentorship Programme to several universities and community groups to support marginalised youth to fulfil their potential.
She is African Diaspora ChangeMaker, one of a hundred top leaders in the third sector. Her motto is “ If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
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