Natalia is currently the Director of Local Content at National Petroleum Institute upstream Regulator of Oil and Gas activities, previously she was the Director of Supervision and Safety. She is a Chemical Engineer and holds a Master Degree in Project Management of Oil&Gas Industries with specialization in Economics of Oil, Gas and Energy.
She was involved in elaboration of documents related with Gas Development in Mozambique, such Gas Master Plan, Strategy for the Development of Local Market, HSE Regulation etc.
She has experience in LNG Project, where she was involved in different roles such as Engineering Technical Assistant also follow-up communications Liaison with Government Regulatory groups within Mozambique. She acted after as Advisory of Environmental Impact Assessment team in the Mozambique LNG Project , leading with issues associated with EIA and Resettlement Action Plan, and guide the team with information necessary to meet the Mozambique Government and local communities’ needs.
Currently, Natalia is involved in setting up strategies and Policies related with Local Content Development in Mozambique and she is member of Local Content Task Force, an interministerial Group that coordinates Local Content implementation in Mozambique.
Natalia is also a lecture of Petroleum Geopolitics& Ethics in the Oil &Gas Business MBA at ISCTEM (Higher Institute)
Simone Santi has more than 22 years of experience in the Mozambican market, specialising in the African private sector, specifically Mozambique; supporting SMEs in developing markets; training, supporting, mediating and facilitating projects in areas of territorial marketing and direct foreign investment.
Managing local development projects, particularly where interaction between the public and business administration is foreseen.
Extensive experience with NGOs and financial agencies, partucularly with DFI CE-CPLP, World Bank, BAD, European Bank, Cepagri, CCMI.
Patrícia Quirino is a Tax Lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience in both Tax and Legal roles having worked for various jurisdictions in Africa and having specialized as an expert in Mozambique tax and oil & gas legal framework. Patrícia has a Law Degree from the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique) followed specializations in both International Tax and Oil & Gas. She is currently enrolled in LLM Oil and Gas by the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Patricia’s current position is Head of Tax Mozambique & Rest of Africa at SASOL where she is responsible for all tax matters relating to Sasol’s various activities in Mozambique as well as for Sasol projects in other African jurisdictions with particular focus in the Oil and Gas sector.
Claire Mateus Filipe Correia Zimba was born in Maputo, 1976. Dr. Claire Zimba holds a Post Graduate Degree in Corporate Governance and Oil and Gas at the Instituto Superior de Ciência e Tecnologias de Moçambique and a Degree in Law at the Eduardo Mondlane University. In the year 2007 to the year 2010, Dr. Claire Zimba was the National Director of Made in Mozambique Brand Unit; 2010 – 2011 the National Director of Private Sector Support Unit. 2011 – 2012 he was the Advisor of the Minister and in the year 2012 till present, Dr. Claire Zimba is the Executive Director of IPEME.
Omar Mithá was born in Mozambique in 1967, he holds degree in Economics from Eduardo Mondlane University (1992, Mozambique) and Post-Graduate Degree in Management from ISCTE (2005, Portugal).
He holds the position of CEO/Chairman of ENH, the NOC from the Republic of Mozambique, since August 2015. He is also Chairman of ENH Logistics and Non-Executive Board Member of Matola Gas Company (MGC) and Portos de Cabo Delgado (PCD). Until August 2015 was the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade. Before joining the Government, from 2008 to 2013 he was the former Chief-Economist and in charge of the Investment Banking of Millennium BIM dealing with credit for large projects, advisory, project finance and research. Prior to that, from 2006 to 2007 was an Investment Officer at the IFC office in Maputo. Between 2000 and 2005 he was working as a consultant to the World Bank on behalf of International Development Ireland to develop SME´s through a matching grant scheme for technology transfer. Previously he worked for Ernst & Young as a consultant, and was the Manager and Advisor of several companies between 1992 and 1996. He has been a lecturer at the local university for a couple of years.
Mr Carlos Zacarias completed a Master in Petroleum Geology, in 1992, at the Petrochemical Superior Institute of Baku, (Ex-USSR), currently Republic of Azerbaijan. In 1995, he joined the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy, and the Nacional Department for Coal and Hydrocarbons where he held various roles; namely supervising the exploration and production activities that led to the discoveries of resources in Inhassouro and the Njika Field. Aditionally he was member of the Interministerial Comitee for the Implementation of the Project of Natural Gas in Pande and Temane. In 2005, he was appointed Administrator of the Department of Projects and Development of the National Petroleum Insitute (INP), having contributed to the ellaboration of the proposal for the Regulation of Licensing of oil infrastructure and monitoring condensed natural gas production and transportation. In the year 2008, he was nominated Administrator of the Department of Exploration of INP where he oversaw different areas as Member of the Board, namely supervising the exploration activities which led to the discovery of soft oil in Inhassouro and gas in the Njika field, and also, the discovery of the gas fields in Rovuma, as well as their appraisal. Currently he is the President of the Board of INP, nominated in August 2015, leading the negotiations in concession contracts of exploration in place in the Basins of Mozambique and Rovuma, as well as regulating and monitoring the activities of exploration and production of natural gas in Mozambique.