Hear directly from Tanzania’s leading experts on developments in the oil & gas industry
Minister of Energy
United Republic of Tanzania
Minister of Lands, Housing, Water & Energy
Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar
Hon. Salama Aboud Talib was born on 11 November 1963 in Zanzibar, she is a Minister of lands, Housing, Water and Energy in Zanzibar. Hon Salama has served as Deputy Secretary at Women Organization of Tanzania (UWT) from 2001 – 2018. She worked at United Nation as volunteer dealing with small scale women producers and processors in Gambia. She received Master’s Degree of Human Resource Management at California University 2009 – 2013 and Post graduate of Tropical Animal Production at Larenstain International College in Netherlands 1992- 1994. she was a Chairperson of Tanzania Association of Women Leaders in Agriculture and Environment (TAWLAE).
Minister of State for Investment
Prime Minister’s Office
Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly & Children
United Republic of Tanzania
Minister of Economy, Investments & Energy, Economic Integration, Tourism & Crafts, Government Spokesperson
Union of Comoros
Ocean Business Partners
Abdulsamad Abdulrahim is a Tanzanian successful entrepreneur, patron, moderator and public speaker for various Oil & Gas Conferences. He serves as Director of Pietro Fiorentini Tanzania, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ocean Business Partners Tanzania Ltd, an indigenous multi-discipline consulting company in Tanzania and Founder & Vice Chairman of Association of Tanzania Oil & Gas Service Providers (ATOGS)
Highly respected, effective individual with high-distinguished record of ethical leadership, unblemished record and diversified experience in various industries. He possesses a Diploma in Hotel Management (Liverpool,UK), Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and International Economics (Manchester, UK), and completed Mini MBA in World Legal, Fiscal Systems & Contracts For Oil & Gas (London, UK)
Abdulsamad has exhibited an unrelenting passion for Tanzania as is evident in his activities. He brings people together by hosting public programs and private events featuring leaders and experts with diverse views on a wide range of global and regional topics through task forces, executive forums, luncheons, conferences, studies, and leadership dialogue.
The majority of Abdulsamad’s efforts involved strategic rationalization for international business development project and facilitated various business development projects such as $3.5 Billion Uganda-Tanzania Crude Pipeline, Power Plants worth over $700 million, number of energy and investment projects and facilitated number of partnership agreements.
British High Commissioner
Sarah Cooke is the High Commissioner to Tanzania since September 2016.
Prior to this role, Sarah Cooke was the country representative for DFID Bangladesh. She joined DFID in 2005, where her other roles included leading DFID’s policy work on economic growth & investment, anti-corruption and aid effectiveness. Sarah previously worked as the Deputy Head of the Commission for Africa Secretariat and as a Deputy Director in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit in the Cabinet Office. In this role she lead cross-government strategy projects including development of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.
Before joining the UK Civil Service, Sarah Cooke worked in Guyana in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Solomon Islands as an Advisor to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce and as an Economic Consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Sarah has a degree in Economics and a Masters in Development Studies.
Ministry of Energy, United Republic of Tanzania
Dr. Hamisi Hassan Mwinyimvua is a Tanzanian, born on 7th January 1960 in Singida, Tanzania. He obtained his secondary education in Tanzania before joining the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where he studied and obtained B.A (Economics) in 1986 and M.A. (Economics) in 1988. He later pursued further studies in the University of Dar es Salaam and Lund University of Sweden and successfully completed his Ph.D (Economics) in 1996.
Dr. Mwinyimvua’s occupational carrier mainly centred on academics before December 2006. He was employed as a Tutorial Assistant at the University of Dar es Salaam immediately after completing his undergraduate studies in 1986. He was promoted to a post of Assistant Lecturer upon obtaining his M.A (Econ.) degree in 1988 and Lecturer after completing his Ph.D studies in 1996.
Dr. Mwinyimvua had risen to the rank of Senior Lecturer by December 2006 when joined, on secondment, the President’s Economic and Policy Advisory Unit as Personal Advisor (Economic Affairs) to President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of Tanzania. In February 2015 Dr. Mwinyimvua was appointed to the post of Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, before being promoted by the 5th President of Tanzania, Dr. John Pombe Magufuli, to become Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office. On 25th October 2017, Dr. Mwinyimvua was appointed by President Magufuli to lead the newly formed Ministry of Energy as its Permanent Secretary after the split of the former Ministry of Energy and Minerals into two ministries – Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Minerals; the position that he holds to date.
Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC)
United Republic of Tanzania
Bank of Tanzania (BoT)
Commissioner for Gas & Petroleum (CPG)
Ministry of Energy
More than 25 years working experience in the Energy Sector in particular on petroleum industry related matters including: Policy, Legal, regulatory and Institutional Framework; and upstream and downstream activities.
Actively involved and participated in the development of the Energy Policy (2015), petroleum Act, 2015 and, establishment of PURA. He is actively involved in several energy related projects including overseeing and monitoring implementation of Production Sharing Agreements (PSAs), Petroleum Sector Rehabilitation Project, Oil for Development Project, Tanzania Extended Continental Shell Project, Rural Electrification Projects, EACOP Project, etc.
Acting Director General
Petroleum Upstream Regulatory Authority (PURA)
Charles Jimmy Sangweni works at Petroleum Upstream Regulatory Authority (PURA) as Acting Director General. He is a holder of a Master Degree in Gas Engineering and Management from the University of Salford, UK. Charles, is also a holder of a Bachelor degree in Chemical and Process Engineering from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Before joining PURA Mr. Sangweni worked with Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) and several oil companies in and out of his home country. These includes, Caltex Oil (Kenya) Ltd, Caltex Oil (Tanzania) Ltd and GAPCO (Uganda) Ltd. Thereafter he joined TPDC in 2008 as a Senior Research Officer where he acquired skills and knowledge on natural gas chain, from its production to utilization. He is among key members of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) for the Tanzania National Natural Gas Infrastructure Project (NNGIP) which commenced successfully in 2015. Beside this projects, Sangweni has been involved in several projects on natural gas development and utilization.
Tanzania Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA)
Assistant Commissioner for Petroleum Development
Ministry of Energy
Eng. Joyce Kisamo is currently working as Technical Advisor in the President’s Office - Oil and Gas Advisory Bureau (OGAB), Tanzania.
Before, up to June 2015, Eng. Kisamo served as the Director of Downstream Operations and Director of Marketing and Investments with Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC). She has over 25 years working experience in the Petroleum Industry. Her experience covers the whole value chain of the petroleum and natural gas development.
Engineer Kisamo is a holder of Masters Degree in Integrated Design of Chemical Plants from the University of Leeds, UK and the Degree in Chemical and Process Engineering from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She has also attended several short courses that granted her specials skills in Engineering Projects Research, Analysis, Appraisal, Design and Development; Projects Monitoring and Evaluation; International Oil & Gas Business Management; Oil and Gas Projects Management; Leadership and Strategy; Oil and Gas Industry Management; Contracts Negotiations; Oil and Gas Contracts Management and Audit and Strategic Oil & Gas Pricing and Forecasting. She has proven high administrative and managerial ability shown during the implementation of the Natural Gas Processing Plants and Transportation Pipeline from Mtwara and Songo Songo to Dar es Salaam. She is among the design team.
Eng. Kisamo is a member of the Institute of Engineers Tanzania and a Registered Engineer with the Engineering Registration Board of Tanzania. Also, Eng. Joyce Kisamo is a member of the University of Dar es Salaam Council and an external examiner.
Venosa Irenei Ngowi has been working as Geoscientist with the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) for more than 13 years. She is currently Acting Director of Exploration, Production and Development at TPDC. She is a holder of MSc in Petroleum Geosciences from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom in 2009. She completed her first degree in Geology and Computer Science at the University of Namibia in 2004. She has completed several oil and gas project in Tanzania.
Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA)
Zonal Manager – Central
Energy & Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA)
Eng. Kahyoza, currently a Zonal Manager for EWURA Central Zone, has served for over 30 years through a number of Institutions in the Energy Sector in Tanzania. He served the Tanzania Electric Supply Company for about 20years, The Ministry of Energy and Minerals (by then) for four (4) years, and the Energy and Water Regulatory Authority for 8 years. During the same period, he also served as a Board Director for the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation – TPDC. He is a Certified Regulation Specialist recognized by Loughborough University (UK) and IP3 (USA). He holds a BSc in Engineering and an MBA (Finance) both from the University of Dar es Salaam. He is a Professional Registered Engineer under the Engineers Registration Board (ERB).
Vice President, Commercial & New Business Development - Sub Saharan Africa
Maarten Garvelink was appointed to the role of Vice President, Commercial & New Business Development - Sub Saharan Africa in 2019 and has been responsible for Shell’s business in Tanzania since July this year. Maarten is currently based out of the Shell Head Office in the Hague, the Netherlands.
Maarten joined Shell in 2002 and has held several positions in Shell in Finance, Commercial, New Business Development and LNG, including as Vice President Australasia for Shell Gas & Power in Singapore. Prior to joining Shell, he worked in investment banking in London and Amsterdam after studying Finance and Economics at Groningen University and the Free University of Berlin.
Maarten, a Dutch citizen, is married and has four daughters.
Senior Vice President & Country Manager Tanzania
Mette joined Equinor in 2003 as a Principal Engineer and advanced her way into Senior roles in Equinor within Technology & Projects and Operations. Mette has held several positions in which she was responsible for the offshore and onshore operations of different Equinor’s Installations on the Norwegian Continental shelf. In her last role as senior Vice President Operations she was responsible for 13 offshore installations. She has also held corporate responsibilities within Safety and Sustainability. Before Mette joined Equinor, she was working within Research & Technology for Norsk Hydro. Outside Equinor, Mette has been a Board member for the Norwegian Petroleum Association (2016 – 2018), External Examiner at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (1997 – 2009). Dr. Mette has a PhD in Biotechnical (Polymer Chemistry) and a Master’s degree (M.Sc.) in Chemistry, both from the Norwegian University of Scienec and Technology. She is married with two children.
PanAfrican Energy Tanzania Limited
Andy has worked with Orca Exploration Group and PanAfrican Energy Tanzania in various management roles since 2012. He joined the company following a career spanning four decades in the public sector where he led engineering, logistics and security projects in some of the most challenging environments around the world. Since joining PanAfrican Energy Tanzania, he has played an integral part in the development and delivery of strategic and operational level plans for the company, while taking a lead role in the management of complex senior stakeholder issues in Tanzania. Andy holds a Master’s Degree in Military Science from Cranfield University in the UK, is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, and a Member of the Institute of Royal Engineers.
Deputy Managing Director
PanAfrican Energy Tanzania Limited
Bizimana joined PanAfrican Energy Tanzania’s Finance Department in 2008. Starting as a Management Accountant, his talents were soon recognised and he was quickly promoted to Finance Manager before further promotion to become the company’s Commercial Manager. In this role, Bizimana oversaw a broad range of PanAfrican Energy’s business functions that gave him excellent insight into how the company operated. Today, Bizimana is PanAfrican Energy’s Deputy Managing Director, a role to which his skills and experience are highly suited.
Prior to joining PAET, Bizimana worked with a soft drink manufacturing company – Coca Cola Kwanza Limited – as a Finance Manager, and with a telecommunication company – Celtel Tanzania Limited (now known as Airtel Tanzania Limited) – as an Accountant.
Bizimana holds B.Com (Accounting) from the University of Dar es Salaam, an MBA (Finance) from the University of Dar es Salaam – Business School, and is a Certified Public Accountant CPA(T).
Dodsal Hydrocarbons (Exploration & Production)
H. E. Sahoo AlSuwaidi, who holds a B.Sc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California, USA (year 1984). In his career he worked for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in Chief Executive level positions and regularly handled complex Oil, Gas and Petrochemical developments, Pipeline builds and Power projects worth billions of dollars. During this period, Mr. AlSuwaidi handled responsibilities as Director of ADNOC Gas Directorate and Director of Corporate Support Directorate (direct reporting to ADNOC Chief Executive Officer). Earlier to this, Mr. Sahoo AlSuwaidi served over a decade as Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Limited (GASCO), currently known as ADNOC Gas Processing.
Mohammed Sahoo AlSuwaidi is also a leading Nuclear professional committed to driving the highest standards of Industrial and Nuclear Safety, Security and Operational transparency. With more than 35 years of energy experience Mr. Sahoo AlSuwaidi was one of the founding figures of the United Arab Emirates’ $20 billion ground-breaking peaceful nuclear energy programme. In 2016, Mr. Sahoo AlSuwaidi was appointed as Nawah’s first Chief Executive Officer, managing a diverse workforce of more than 2,000 employees from 55 different nationalities.
His other notable achievements include advising on the development of the Energy Plan for Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision and contributing to several other Government Boards.
Currently, Mr. Mohammed Sahoo AlSuwaidi is the Managing Director of Dodsal Hydrocarbons Exploration & Production. Also Founder and Chairman of UAE based Equilibrium Engineering Consultancy, which works with partners from the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Nuclear, Renewables, Pipeline and Infrastructure Sectors.
Director - Operations
Satish Meka is currently holding the position of Director Operations in Dodsal Engineering and Construction Pte Ltd, Dubai and he is responsible for Dodsal’s EPC operations in MENA region. He holds Engineering Degree in Industrial & Production and Masters Degree in Business Administration. He has 27 years of rich Projects execution experience in Oil & Gas industry as a contractor and an operator.
Satish worked in various roles of Project Management, Services, Controls & Construction Management backed by strong credentials and a proven history of on-time & budget and high-quality project completions from Conceptual study till commissioning. His Projects expertise are in the field of upstream offshore platforms, pipelines, umbilicals, onshore flow lines, midstream processing plants, downstream petrochemicals and pipeline transportation network in India and MENA region.
Satish was involved in development phase of Dolphin Energy Limited, which is a middle east regions biggest strategic project that brought three countries together, Qatar, UAE & Oman with a unique energy initiative with regular supply capacity of 3.2bcfd natural gas from Qatar to customers throughout UAE and Oman. His achievements during Project phase to execute Projects from Conceptual till Commissioning on time and bring the facilities to production which were remarkable in his career.
Satish also the recipient of several awards from the various organizations for whom he has worked in the past and best among all is receiving certificate of appreciations & unique contribution awards from Dolphin Energy for successful Completion & outstanding performance in achieving completion milestones on time during development phase projects.
Dr. Jogendra Nath Sahu is currently holding the position of Director (Exploration) in Dodsal Resources FZCO, Dubai and is responsible for Dodsal’s Hydrocarbon Exploration activity in Tanzania. His qualifications include Master of Science-Geology (Gold medalist), Ph.D and Master of Business Administration. He has 35 years of experience in exploration, development and production of oil and gas prospects in various basins around the world including India, South East Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and North America, all in multi-cultural environments.
Dr. Sahu has the full spectrum of experience in all varieties of Production Sharing contracts (PSC), Joint Venture Operations, Project Management and divesture of hydrocarbon assets including techno-commercial evaluation.
Dr. Sahu was involved in the discovery and development of multiple oil and gas fields during his career. He led Dodsal Hydrocarbons and Power (Tanzania) team to discovery of gas in Ruvu basin in the first well drilled in 2015 drilling campaign, which established multiple petroleum systems and play types in the block and has huge hydrocarbon potential. He is currently focused on appraisal of the gas discovery and exploration drilling of additional plays identified in Ruvu block. The objectives are to materially establish and de-risk sizable resource potential for commercialization.
Dr. Sahu is also a technical author on oil and gas exploration strategy and basin evaluation. He has published two books between 2008 and 2010. He is also the recipient of several awards from the various organizations for whom he has worked in the past.
Managing Director & Country Chair
Frederik Grootendorst was appointed Managing Director and Country Chair Shell Tanzania per the 1st of September 2019, based in Dar es Salaam. Frederik leads all aspects of Shell’s presence in Tanzania including the Deepwater-to-shore, greenfield Tanzania LNG opportunity. Frederik holds a master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Delft, University of Technology in the Netherlands.
Frederik’s broad career spans from technical, project, commercial and operational domains with deep experience in LNG and integrated gas development as well as in global LNG markets and operating joint ventures. Frederik has worked for Shell in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America.
Most recently, Frederik was deeply involved in the successful development and positive investment decision on the LNG Canada project, which became Canada’s largest private capital investment in its history.
Sivert has 20 years of experience from LNG project execution, commissioning, start-up and operation. He has held several management positions within the company. For the last six years Sivert has been with the Tanzania LNG project, in the positions of Engineering Manager, Project Manager for the onshore project and since 1st of January 2019 he has held the position as Project Director and Asset Manager of the Block 2 LNG project. Before joining Equinor, Sivert was a research scientist for SINTEF within the field of low temperature process technology. Sivert holds a PhD and a Master’s degree (M.Sc.) in mechanical technology (process engineering) from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He is married and has four children.
Principal Consultant Sustainability
Equinor Tanzania AS
Ms. Kamuzora, is a qualified post graduate Water Resources and Environmental Engineer with on the job experience in; Compliance management, permitting, Rehabilitation, Facilities and Social Closure Planning and implementation, Health, Safety and Environment Risk Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Management Systems, Occupational and Environmental Monitoring and Auditing, Waste Management, Social Impact Assessment, Participatory Rural Appraisal, Social Engagement and Consultation, Implementation of Social Development Programs, Health and Safety, Project Management, Capacity Building, Water and Sanitation Engineering, and Water Resources Conservation.
She has 15 years’ experience in environmental management mainly in the extractive sector advising and managing environment compliance, and implementing environment and social management programs to local, corporate and international standards. She has also worked in both rural communities, operations setting and at corporate level implementing projects from policy, strategy, implementation, progressive monitoring and auditing to closure representing companies as main environment expert. In addition, she has been providing capacity building in health and safety, water and environmental management throughout her career plus managing capacity building programmes for stakeholders and graduates for a Regulatory Authority and international companies.
ENH Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos,EP), Mozambique
Mr Omar Mitha (50) is a Mozambican national and holds a degree in Economics (1992) and post-graduate course in management. At an early age, he started his career as a teacher at the Commercial Institute (Accounting School) in 1987. In 1990, prior to completing his studies, he joined The Local Industry Institute (IDIL, Ministry of Industry and Trade) as a junior economist dealing with feasibility studies to assist SME´s tap a pool of funds at the one-time state owned bank (Banco Comercial de Moçambique). In 1993, Mr Mitha joined a consulting firm, Proinvest, which also encompassed a portfolio of businesses, like, an Exchange House, Consulting, and Agro-Industry. re Mitha was promoted to the positon of General Manager in 1995. In 1997, Mr Mitha joined Ernst & Young as a Consultant in charge of companies valuations for the purpose of privatization at a time when the state was downsizing its stakes across several sectors. After Ernst & Young, his career went into the investment bank, with the opening of the first Merchant Bank, BIM-Investimento, and was in charge of Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Finance and IPO´s, including risk analysis for big-ticket transactions (Deputy Manager). This involved Valuation, and financial modeling, including the entire process from the Data Room to financial closure.
In 2000 Mr Mitha was a consultant to the World Bank, within the Enterprise Development Project, on behalf of International Development Ireland (IDI), as the Competitiveness Office Manager with focus on SME´s in the industrial sector is intended to enhance the company´s capabilities country-wide. In 2006 Mr Mitha joined the World Bank, as an investment officer for the IFC office in Mozambique.
From 2008 and 2014, Mr Mitha was Millennium Bim´s Chief Economist and Investment Banking Manager (Research, M&A, Project Finance and Credit). The bank consolidated its position as number one in Mozambique both by asset value and market share. In 2015, Mr Mitha was appointed as Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade. In August 2015, Mr Mitha was appointed ENH chairman, up to the current time.
Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF)
Salum Shamte is a commercial farmer. He has been involved in agri-business for over 44 years - 10 of which were spent working in the UK marketing agricultural produce. He retired at the end of 2017 as the Managing Director of Katani Limited, a sisal growing and processing company in Tanzania. The company produces sisal fibre through a smallholder outgrower scheme, and sisal cordage and woven products for the Tanzanian and export markets. It also produces biogas, electricity and organic fertilizer from sisal biomass residue and breeds heifers. Mr. Shamte also grows mangoes, rice, chicken and fish.
Salum Shamte has been Chairman of the Agricultural Council of Tanzania (ACT) – the private sector apex agricultural body from 2006 to 2013. In that period, ACT was actively involved in the preparation of the KILIMO KWANZA [Agriculture First] policy resolve which has put agricultural transformation at the top of Tanzania’s economic agenda. ACT also runs the Tanzania Agricultural Partnership which brings together private and public sector players to intervene in the agricultural value chains. It has been instrumental in developing the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania [SAGCOT] which Mr. Shamte Chaired from Inception in 2011 to 2017. Mr. Shamte has been, between 2010 and 2016, Vice Chairman and Board Member of The Southern Africa Confederation of Agricultural Unions [SACAU] a Body that brings together all farmer organisations in SADC.
Salum Shamte is The Chairman of The Tanzania Private Sector Foundation - The Apex Private Sector Institution organising the sector to speak with one voice. He is a Member of the Tanzania National Business Council, the Forum chaired by H.E. The President of the United Republic of Tanzania bringing together the private and the public sectors in Tanzania to address economic issues. He sits in various other public and private sector Boards of Directors locally and internationally.
Salum Shamte, 67 years old, has a Bachelors degree in Commerce and a Masters in Business Management. He has received various other training in agribusiness, marketing, corporate governance and management of change. He is married with four sons and five daughters.
Petroleum Authority of Uganda
Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC)
National Economic Empowerment Council (NEEC)
National Environment Management Council (NEMC)
Ivan is an experienced banker, Co-founder and Partner Bankable Tanzania.
He is an economist with an MSc Finance and Economics from Warwick Business School. He also is a Certified Financial Markets Dealer by ACI Financial Markets.
His experience in banking includes roles at Standard Chartered, NBC as well as Head of Global Markets at Stanbic. He has also served market development as President of the ACI Tanzania chapter 2013 to 2015 and also as a secretary to the Tanzanian Banking Association’s Financial Market Deepening and Development committee.
His firm Bankable is first of its kind intermediary that deals in advising clients through origination, structuring and placement of business financing.
Acting Chief Executive
Ocupational and Safety Health Authority (OSHA)
Acting Director of Local Content
Esther Mmbaga is currently the Acting Director of Local Content at the National Economic Empowerment Council. She has held this post since June 2016 and her roles include among others coordinating, facilitating and monitoring Local Content initiatives.
Prior to this position, Esther was serving as a Principal Legal Officer at NEEC and has been working in the Legal Unit of the Council since 2007. Before joining NEEC, Esther served as a Resident Magistrate at the Kisutu Resident Magistrates Court from 2003 to 2007.
Esther holds a Masters Degree in Corporate and Commercial Law (UDSM), is an Advocate of the High Court and holds a Bachelor Degree in Law from the University of Dar es Salaam.
Supply Chain Management
Equinor Tanzania AS
Resty has 6 years of experience in the Oil & Gas sector as a Supply Chain Consultant. Currently, Resty is a Senior member in Equinor within supply chain, handling contract management, supporting building of capacity in oil & gas value chain and is involved in establishing and maintaining good relations with different stakeholders. Previously to Equinor, Resty has more than 8 years of work experience. She was a Payable and Inventory Manager at MIC Tanzania Limited (Tigo), a telecommunication company and a Financial Controller in a UK Donor Funded Project at The British Council. She is a member of three professional boards, The National Board of Accountant & Auditors (NBAA) in TZ, The Chartered Management Institute and Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply in UK.
Resty holds CPA (T) and MBA majoring in Supply Chain from University of Glamorgan (UK). She also holds a Certificate of Competence in Corporate Governance from The Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI). Resty has been participating in number of marathons and has a record of reaching Uhuru Peak - Mount Kilimanjaro. She is married with two children.
Aziz Chacha joined NMB as the bank’s Treasurer in September 2011 from Barclays Bank Tanzania where he had worked as the Country Treasurer. He holds an MBA from Manchester Business School of the University of Manchester, United Kingdom and currently serves in the Tanzania Bankers Association (TBA) financial markets technical committee. He has a wealth of experience in Treasury risk management, Treasury technology, capital markets/corporate finance, capital planning and balance sheet management and is a certified member of ACI-Financial Markets headquartered in France.
Sabrina is a lawyer of Mainland Tanzania, Zanzibar and England and arbitrator, specialising in petroleum, mining, regulated industries, local-content, projects, finance, insolvency, corporate/M&A and commercial law.
Sabrina’s contributions include PDB’s Development Vision 2025’s ‘Big Results Now!’ labs, moderating Ministerial-investor dialogues and presenting for SADC, national bars, EALS and IBA.
Legal directories (Chambers, IFLR1000 and Legal500) rank Sabrina a top-20 Tanzanian lawyer and quote: “expertise in” project financing, oil and gas, mining and natural resources, "extremely knowledgeable on corporate law and Tanzanian regulatory issues”, “quick, practical advice on difficult issues”, “true standout”, “very methodical and thorough lawyer” and "great communicator, diligent, hardworking, accessible and does well under high pressure."
Sabrina joined Bowmans Tanzania, led by Dr. Wilbert Kapinga, as Partner in 2019.
Member of the Board of Directors
Uganda National Oil Company Limited
Francis has over 17 years of experience in public finance management. His expertise is in the area of strategic planning, budgeting, tax policy and administration, macroeconomic management, project finance and structuring, trade policy and regional integration, negotiation, project management, public finance management, energy policy and petroleum revenue management.
He is currently an Assistant Commissioner, Tax Policy Department at Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.
He is a member of the Board of Directors Uganda National Oil Company Limited.
East Africa Business Council (EABC)
Nicholas Nesbitt is the General Manager of IBM Eastern Africa. He leads all of IBM's operations in 10 countries in the region, and has led successful IBM engagements in the private and public sectors.
Previously, Mr Nesbitt was the co-founder and CEO of KenCall, the leading and pioneering international BPO/call center outsourcing company in East Africa. Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Business have both written case studies on KenCall, which are taught to MBA students across the world.
Prior to moving back to Kenya, Mr Nesbitt held senior executive positions in the United States at Qwest Communications, Schneider Electric and The Boston Consulting Group.
Mr Nesbitt is the Chairman of the Board of KEPSA (Kenya Private Sector Alliance), the apex body of the private sector in Kenya. He is also the Chairman of the Board of the East African Business Council, the apex body of all private sector organizations in East Africa.
He is/has been a board member of the Central Bank of Kenya, Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA), American Chamber of Commerce, AMREF Flying Doctors, Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Multimedia University and Gateway insurance.
Mr Nesbitt is an active member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO), a global organization supporting leading CEO’s.
Mr Nesbitt has been profiled frequently in global and regional media as a thought leader and visionary and has been a frequent speaker and panelist on entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership at conferences in Kenya and around the world.
Industrial Maintenance International (IMI)
Victoria Investment and Industrial Consulting
Dr. Adelhelm Meru is a retired Civil Servant. Before retirement he worked as a Mechanical Engineer in both Tanzania and Nairobi Kenya. From 1996 to 2003 he served as the Director General of the Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA); in 2006 he was appointed Director General of the Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA); in 2014 he was appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism and in 2016 he was appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment. Dr. Meru is now the Managing Director of Victoria Investment and Industrial Consulting Services Limited.
Program Lead, Tanzania Investment Climate
The World Bank Group
Teri leads the World Bank Group Tanzania’s Investment Climate program which works to support the government to deliver business friendly reforms and attract quality public & private sector investments. A private sector development expert in light manufacturing, tourism, agribusiness and international trade, he is former Director of Policy at Tanzania Private Sector Foundation, which works to championing improvement of Tanzania’s business environment. He is passionate about private sector solutions for jobs and incomes. His alma mater is Universities of Dodoma and Edinburgh.
Founder & Managing Director
Miranda is an ‘Accidental Entrepreneur’ with an academic background in Theatre for Development who strategically transferred her skillset to the private sector in 2009 when she founded Empower; a flourishing Human Capital Consulting Firm servicing East Africa and beyond. She is a Mother, writer, motivational speaker & tenacious advocate of Skills Development having spearheaded Empower Academy and the ‘Kidpreneur Movement’ to prepare Tanzania’s future generation for business.
Miranda is a Member of The Africa List – a select community of next generation CEOs in Africa’s most exciting growth markets and sits on the Board of READ International, AIESEC Tanzania and is an active member-leader in the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.
Tanzania Women Chambers of Commerce
Blandina has practical experience in research, training and policy analysis. She is a senior researcher, at REPOA, a Tanzanian think tank based in Dar es Salaam. She is the CEO of the Economic Society of Tanzania. Her engagement in dialogues, publications locally and internationally are derived from her work in value chains in agriculture, economic transformation, financial inclusion, SDGs, women empowerment, nutrition and poverty. Blandina is a Joint Programme Director of the five years research programme on “Tanzania as a future Petro State”. She holds a PhD from Leiden University, a Master’s (MPAID) from Harvard Kennedy School and her first degree from the University of Dar es Salaam.
TradeMark East Africa, Tanzania
Chief Executive Officer
Wentworth Resources PLC
Eskil has over 34 years working across the spectrum of exploration to production and projects in many of the world’s key Petroleum basins (Africa, UK North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, DW Brazil, SE Asia and Australasia). Eskil was born in Nigeria and spent his early years in Nigeria, Angola and Mozambique. He started his career in 1985 as a Field Seismologist with SSL, before moving to Enterprise Oil and, following their takeover, Shell International, ultimately as the Gulf of Mexico Exploration Strategy and Planning Manager. In 2009 he joined Marathon Oil as the Company’s Manager for Conventional New Ventures Worldwide and subsequently Apache Corporation as Director Worldwide Exploration and New Ventures Asia Pacific. Subsequently he was Head of New Ventures and Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Petrobras Oil & Gas BV. Prior to joining Wentworth in June 2018, Eskil was the CEO of Sterling Energy plc, a UK based, AIM listed independent oil and gas exploration company focused primarily on Africa and the Middle East. Eskil holds a BSc in Geophysics from Cardiff University and an MSc in Petroleum Geology from Imperial College, London.
Jacqueline Ntuyabaliwe Mengi is a Tanzanian award-winning furniture designer and chairman of Amorette Ltd, a furniture design & manufacturing Company. Jacqueline is also the founder & chairman of Dr Ntuyabaliwe Foundation a charity organisation which provides libraries and books to local primary schools.
Sector Head Oil & Gas
Benoit Araman (55) has accumulated 30 years of knowledge within the LPG industry. After 25 years spent in different management positions within SHV Group, both on French and international asignments, Benoit has joined Oryx Energies Group in 2013 in capacity of Managing Director Oryx Oil South Africa based in Johannesburg. He further took responsibilty for Oryx Gas Tanzania Ltd from Dar es Salaam, with the view to grow LPG foot print within the Eastern and Southern Africa region.
Oryx Energies is one of the largest Independent providers of Oil & Gas products and services in sub-Saharan Africa - responding to the needs of consumers, industry & maritime operations for 30 years in over 20 sub-Saharan African countries. Oryx Energies is committed to the energy agenda of Tanzania for the last 25 years.
Benoit brings a wealth of global experience to the Tanzanian LPG industry that he shares with all relevant stakeholders in his current MD capacity and as an active adviser of different governments regarding LPG policies. He promotes actively skills development and transfer as well as gender equality within businesses he manages, he is regarded as a skilled leader with a deep commitment to sub Saharan Africa and a strategic outlook. His understanding of both global & local LPG markets assure he brings relevance to any country where LPG market is willing to develop.
Capital Project & Infrastructure, PwC
Global Director Resource Infrastructure
John has approximately 37 years’ experience in the areas of engineering and project delivery for infrastructure in the hydrocarbons and minerals industry and also in the public infrastructure sector.
He has filled the role of Global Infrastructure and Minerals and Metals Sector Leader for the company for approximately 20 years. During his 32 year period of employment at Worley and Advisian, John has worked on many projects including the provision of strategic advice to projects, companies and Governments as it relates to Infrastructure, Oil & Gas and Power Projects. He has worked on many key projects and consultancies including the early concept phase through to delivery and continues to act as an advisor corporate sponsor and PEER reviewer in this area.
In the conceptual and early phase of project delivery, John has been responsible for regional planning and project precinct master planning of industrial and public infrastructure projects; site selection; port planning and design (including landside and marine facilities); onshore transport and site access and servicing; implementation planning; site early works; evaluation of existing infrastructure capability, process facilities integration; materials handling systems implementation; establishing basis of design for master plans and projects. He has been engaged by governments and operating companies globally as a key advisor on master planning and in support of negotiations with precinct users.
John has been engaged in varying capacities in numerous major projects including LNG developments Large scale processing and project Infrastructure packages, Pit to Port projects along with complex key marine and civil infrastructure packages.
Executive Consultant, Capital Projects Advisory
Rod is an experienced Operations Manager, Project Manager, and Industry Advisor with some 40 continuous years’ oil, gas and LNG experience. He has an honours degree in Chemical Engineering and has demonstrated success in safe management of highly technical, hazardous and heavily regulated projects and operations across Australia, Papua New Guinea, Gulf of Mexico and Mozambique. Along the way he has gained practical experience with cost accounting, contracts administration, operational problem solving, engineering, leadership and people management. His experience has included direct involvement with environmental and social management plans and other stakeholder relationships. Rod has spent many years reporting to Boards, including seven years at Santos Ltd.
Rod has been a significant contributor to innovations & development of the oil and gas industry within Australasia including successful implementation of multiple technical ‘firsts’ in areas as diverse as gas processing, underwater inspection and remote areas oil production; his interest in application of STEM continues. He has been a member of the board of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Adelaide and is a Member of the Melbourne University Business School.
As the managing director of Vodacom Tanzania Plc, Hisham Hendi is responsible for running all facets of the business. He has a proven executive management track record and over 16 years of experience in the telecommunication industry, he holds a bachelor degree of Commercial Business from Cairo University in Egypt, a graduate of 2 executive programs from IMD Business School in Switzerland and London Business School in UK. He is currently a member of the leadership organizations - YPO and CEO roundtable in Tanzania.
Prior to becoming the Managing Director, Hisham was focused in transforming the commercial business, within Vodacom Tanzania, where he focused on launching differentiated consumer offerings that enabled Vodacom to gain market share over its competition.
Hisham is an expert in the consumer business, at Vodafone Group in London, he focused in growing partner networks consumer revenue across 13 different markets in Latin America, Europe & Middle East. He is passionate about digital transformation and how it has brought about the possibility of new technologies and innovation which continues to shape businesses in becoming “future ready” seizing its benefits for business growth while at the same time positively impacting our community. He has spoken on several events, GSMA, PMI Tanzania, SADC forums, Tanzania Innovation week and other International conferences on mobile money and digital transformation.
Local Content Officer
Mrs. Munguambe holds a degree in Economics from ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (2000, Portugal) and a Master’s Degree in Development Economics from University of East Anglia – UEA (2003, United Kingdom).
From 2013 and 2017, Mrs. Munguambe was Deputy National Director of Strategic Management of Human Resources of the State, at the Ministry of State Administration and Civil Service where she led the processes: of revision of the Subsystem on Public Administration Training; for the creation and establishment of new Governance Schools (capacity building of civil servants and leadership); of the publishing of the Public Servants and Agents Statistics (published every 2 years). In 2017 Mrs. Munguambe left the public sector to become a Local Content Officer at ENH.
Director Planning & Investment
Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC)
Mr. Nathan is an economist with MA Economics from University of Dar es Salaam. He is a Certified Public Private Partnership Specialist from IP3 – Arlington, USA. He is a registered member of the Institute of Directors, Tanzania and also Certified Director of the Institute of Directors, Kenya. He has widely attended a number of training in strategic planning, investments, leadership and management including, international petroleum management development programs.
He is currently serving as Director of Planning and Investments at TPDC and previously served as a Research and Planning Manager at the then PPF Pensions Fund.
He is currently serving as a Board Member of the TCCIA Investment Company Limited and sits on the Investment Committee of the Company. Previously, he served as a board member on several institutions including Azania Bank where he was also a Chair of the Credit Committee and Member of the Risk Management and Compliance Committee of the Bank. He also served as a member of the Funding Promotion Committee of the Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE) of the University of Dar es Salaam.
Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC)
Eng. Dora is the Registered Chemical and Process Engineer trained at the University of Dar es Salaam. She holds a Master’s Degree in Gas Engineering and Management (with distinction) from University of Salford, a Master’s degree in Renewable Energy (with distinction) from University of Dar es Salaam. She is a certified graduate member of Institution of Gas Engineers and Manager (IGEM), a certified member of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and Registered Chemical & Process and Gas Engineer with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB) of Tanzania.
She started her carrier with Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation as a Research Officer and then promoted to Acting Manager of Gas Business. She has been engaged in developing, managing and supervising implementations of various Natural Gas infrastructures Projects from conceptual stage, design to construction stages. She has conducted various negotiations of Gas Sales Agreements with various customers. She has various skills on team working, strong communication skills, project management skills, contract negotiation skills and so many more based on technical side under oil and gas industry specifically on the midstream and downstream operations.
Natural Resource Governance Institute
Mr. Silas Olan’g is the Africa Director at Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and member of ATOGs Governing Council. He has over 28 years’ in the development field of which over 10 years in extractive sector governance. As development practitioner and prior to NRGI, Mr. Olang held different positions and led various initiatives including – Oxfam International, leading joint advocacy and knowledge management program, Netherlands Development Organization (SNV) providing technical assistance in designing financial services for SMEs and European Development Fund (EDF)-Micro Projects- supporting both Income generating groups and improved social services. Mr. Olan’g lectured economics at Mzumbe University. Also headed the Planning Departments in various Local Government Authorities in Tanzania. At the continental, Mr. Olang has been engaging with regional initiative such as the Africa Mining Vision (AMV) and co-author of the AMV domestication manual; EU-Africa Raw Material Initiative and many others.
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