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African Energy Week (AEW) 2024 to Explore African Energy Opportunities with First Speaker Lineup

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The AEW: Invest in African Energy conference proudly announces its initial group of high-level speakers who will drive discussions on investing in Africa’s energy future this November in Cape Town. Stay tuned, there are more speaker confirmations to com.

African energy demand is projected to more than triple by 2040, largely due to anticipated population growth and increased demand across the petrochemical and transportation industries. At the same time, Africa’s proven oil and gas reserves have increased in 2024, as recent discoveries continent-wide open-up new frontiers. As the continent moves to address projected demand – all while supporting clean energy infrastructure amid efforts to initiate a just transition – a wealth of investment opportunities has emerged continent-wide.  

Returning in 2024 as the biggest energy event to take place in Africa, the African Energy Week (AEW): Invest in African Energy conference will once again unite African governments, national oil companies and think-tanks with global investors and project developers. The event convenes under a common goal of making energy poverty history by 2030 and represents the premier platform to sign deals and advance projects in African energy. For more information about AEW: Invest in African Energy’s 2024 speaker lineup, visit

AEW: Invest in African Energy is the platform of choice for project operators, financiers, technology providers and government, and has emerged as the official place to sign deals in African energy. Visit for more information about this exciting event.

A focus on improving the regulatory environment for investment in Africa has led to the introduction of attractive fiscal terms and policies, further underscoring the competitiveness of investing in African energy. Representing African governments, the following speakers have joined the AEW: Invest in African Energy conference, where they will outline regulatory measures and industry opportunities.   

Mohamed Arkab, Minister of Energy and Mining, Algeria
Yacouba Zabre Gouba, Minister of Mines and Energy, Burkina Faso
Antonio Oburu Ondo, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Equatorial Guinea
Nani Chrougha, Minister of Petroleum, Mines and Energy, Mauritania
Ekperikpe Ekpo, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Gas), Nigeria
Viriato Luis Soares Cassamá, Minister of Environment&Biodiversity, Guinea-Bissau
Mohamed Oun, Minister of Oil&Gas, Libya
Tom Alweendo, Minister of Mines and Energy, Namibia
Chief Adebayo Adelabu, Minister of Power, Nigeria
Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Oil), Nigeria
Haitham Al Ghais, Secretary General, OPEC
Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Energy, Ghana
Bruno Jean-Richard Itoua, Minister of Hydrocarbons, Republic of Congo
Omar Farouk Ibrahim, Secretary General, APPO
Doto Mashaka Biteko, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy, Tanzania
Marcel Abeke, Minister of Petroleum, Gabon
Foday Mansaray, Director General, Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone

African national oil and gas companies are rapidly emerging as strong partners for global E&P companies, increasing their competitiveness and expertise while driving projects forward. During this year’s AEW: Invest in African Energy conference, a strong lineup of African NOCs will lead discussions around investment and partnership opportunities in Africa’s oil and gas-rich nations. These include:

Micklas Reuben, Deputy CEO of the National Oil Company of Malawi
Maixent Raoul Ominga, Managing Director, Société Nationale des Pétroles du Congo
Sebastião Gaspar Martins, CEO of Sonangol
Mussa Makame, Managing Director, Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation
Teresa Isabel Nnang Avomo, Managing Director, GEPetrol
Godfrey Moagi, CEO of the Strategic Fuel Fund
Philip Mshelbila Managing Director&CEO, Nigeria LNG Limited
Ebson Uanguta, Interim Managing Director, NAMCOR
Ishmael Poolo, Group CEO, Central Energy Fund
Rachid Hachichi, CEO of Sonatrach

Across both emerging and established energy markets, Africa offers robust opportunities for investors and project developers alike. Discoveries made in Namibia, Mauritania, Senegal, Mozambique, Ivory Coast and more have revealed frontier basins while efforts to increase reserve portfolios in producing countries such as Angola, Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt, Gabon and more have triggered newfound investment prospects. A strong lineup of IOCs, independents and private E&P players have joined the AEW: Invest in African Energy conference, where they will discuss ongoing projects, future prospects and efforts to maximize Africa’s energy resources. These include:

Ian Cloke, COO of Afentra
Anastasia Deulina, CFO of Afentra
Paul McDade, CEO of Afentra
John Hamilton, CEO of Panoro
Jean-Michel Jacoulot, CEO of Trident Energy
Ahonsi Unuigbe, Founder and CEO, Petralon Energy
Anibor Kragha, Executive Secretary, African Refiners&Distributors Association
Adewale Tinubu, GCE, Oando PLC
Roger Brown, CEO of Seplat Energies
Dr Jiri Rus, Sales Director: Africa, Neuman&Esser
Andrew Inglis, Chairman and CEO, Kosmos Energy
Zion Adeoye, CEO of CLG
Nick de Blocq, CEO of Kinetiko
George Maxwell, CEO of Vaalco Energy
Armel Simondin, CEO of Perenco
Gbite Falade, CEO of Aradel
Oladapo Filani, CEO of Waltersmith Petroman Oil Limited
Tony Attah, CEO of Renaissance Africa Energy Company
Anthony Adegbulugbe, Chairman of Green Energy International Limited
Julius Rone, Group Managing Director&CEO, UTM Offshore Limited
Kola Karim, CEO of Shoreline
Edson R dos Santos, CEO of Etu Energias
Anabela Marcos, CEO of SONILS
Phuthuma Nhleko, Chairman, Tullow
Cobie Loper, SVP: Operators and Geographical Sales, NOV
Jorge de Morais, CEO of Kaeso
Gil Holzman, President&CEO, Eco Atlantic Oil&Gas
Hasan Mutlu, Co-Founder, CS Oilfield
Chris Drage, Senior Vice President: Sales, PGS

There is still time to register your participation at the biggest energy event in Africa. Visit or contact to secure your place at this highly-anticipated event.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of African Energy Chamber.



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