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.
Natalia is currently the Director of Supervision and Safety Director at National Petroleum Institute, and 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 such as Mozambique Gas Master Plan, Tariff Methodology for the piped-gas industry in Republic of Mozambique, Strategy for Market Development and others related with the Projects and development of gas in Mozambique.
Natalia was involved, at the incipient phase of Mozambique LNG Project, as Engineering Technical Assistant, with a general-purpose position aiding all the Delivery Groups , HSE Lead on Project Safety Case and help the interface management of various project contractors 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.
Natalia is also a lecture of Petroleum Geopolitics& Ethics in the Oil &Gas Business MBA at ISCTEM (Higher Institute of Science and Technology of Mozambique).”
Talumba Katawala is the National & Content Communication Manager for TechnipFMC in Mozambique with responsibility to implement the National Content Programme for the FLNG project in the TechinipFMC, JGC & Samsung Heavy Industry Consortium. Prior to joining TechnipFMC, Talumba worked as the Public Relations Representative at Anadarko Mozambique for 9 years.
Her role is to monitor and advise on the implementation of National Content requirements in Oil and Gas industry in Mozambique.
Juscelina Guirengane is a multi-tasked entrepreneur, social activist, volunteer, university lecturer, public speaker and business consultant with about 9 years of professional experience, both at the local and international level.
Juscelina possesses an Information Systems and Technology Business Commerce Honours Degree, from the University of Kwazulu Natal in South Africa. She is currently and simultaneously the CEO of Sahane Consultoria & Serviços Lda (a private sector management and ICT consultancy and training provider), President of the National Association of Young Entrepreneur’s (ANJE), the President of the Mozambique USA Alumni Association (MUSAA), and the Global Entrepreneurship Network Managing Director for Mozambique.
She has participated in many international capacity building programs, congresses, conferences, symposiums and internships in all continents of the world, including Presidential Summits, related to business and entrepreneurship.
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.
Taciana Peão Lopes is a Mozambican lawyer and an independent energy/oil and gas legal counsel focused in energy projects in Mozambique. She has been advising developers, sponsors, investors, multinational lenders and commercial banks to develop, construct and finance power plants ranging in size from 30 MW to 600 MW utilizing diverse technologies as natural gas, coal and hydroelectric, as well as alternative technologies such as solar and wind, by guiding the clients through a challenging regulatory regime. She has been representing the major upstream oil and gas companies based in Mozambique. Taciana has been involved in the first LNG export project in Mozambique, which is one of the largest LNG projects worldwide. Her expertise in LNG includes the drafting and negotiation with the Government of the Republic of Mozambique of the legal instruments required for the creation of a new legal framework for the implementation and financing for LNG in Mozambique. Taciana is a founder and sponsor of Waza, a Mozambican think and do tank, and parte of the network of the Graça Machel Trust Foundation – Women Advancing Africa, through the Mozambican Associations Femme – Women in Business and New Faces New Voices.
Member of the Board, Engineering & Project Development
Tânia Munhequete was born in Mozambique in 1970, and holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Pelotas Catholic University – Brazil, having afterwards undertaken the Construction Management Program (CMP) by the University of Stellenbosch.
Since September 2016 holds the position of Executive Vice President for Engineering and Projects Development of ENH, E.P., the NOC from the Republic of Mozambique.
Has been admitted at the National Roads Administration (ANE) in 1993, still has an engineering technician, having worked successively in various projects, having had high exposition to the management and negotiations of contracts.
From 2010 to 2016, has occupied the post of ANE’s Head of the Contracts Administration Department, whose task was to coordinate the management of all of ANE’s main ongoing contracts related to the construction, rehabilitation and upgrading of roads in the country.
Simbi WaboteExecutive SecretaryNigerian Content & Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB)
Nigerian Content & Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB)
Engr. Simbi Wabote is the Executive Secretary Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB). Prior to his appointment he was a Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and the GM Business and Government Relations for Shell Companies in Nigeria (SCiN).
His career in Shell spanned over 25 years during which he served in various senior positions within and outside the country in Engineering, Contracting, Government Relations, etc. He led the construction of the Shell Osubi Airport in Warri Delta State Nigeria. He was responsible for the development of Royal Dutch Shell’s local content strategy and framework and supervised Shell Local Content implementation across several countries including Nigeria, Gabon, Brunei, Oman, Kazakhstan, Australia, Iraq, Qatar, Jordan, USA and new frontier countries for Shell.
Simbi holds an MSc from Leeds Metropolitan University. He is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Institute of Civil Engineers London and a COREN Registered engineer.
Anicha Abdul, is a co-founder and Managing Director of EP Management Consultancy Services. She has exceptional expertise in HR solutions for specialized industries such as in Oil and Gas, Mining and FMCG. She has spearheaded the placement over hundreds of employees, locals and expatriates in mega projects in Mozambique over the past 10 years. She has extensive skills in conflict management, immigration, and contracting and human capital management. Anicha is a certified Leadership Coach and Trainer through John Maxwell Team. An organization focused on raising effectiveness of world leaders. Prior to joining the entrepreneur world, Anicha worked in a Mining Company and an International Tax Firm. She is the founder of a group of companies NEESH, which comprises of supply of specialized work wear ensuring that health and safety standards are met, Accounting and Tax consulting. She recently initiated the development of a social economic women empowerment project with the objective to get more women businesses involved in the mega projects. Anicha is passionate and actively involved in the empowerment of women in business in Mozambique.
Sérgio Dique started his professional career in 2000 as a buyer for a construction company, where he contributed widely within the company in structuring the import procedures as well as transport policies. He then joined one of the world’s biggest consultancy firms, KPMG Peat Marwick in Maputo, and joined Fernandes & Associates in RSA, as a consultant where after 6 months he decided to start his own business. Sérgio was sworn in as an official translator and registered his Accounting and Consulting firm, S.J.D Consultores in 2003 and after 4 years, registered an insurance agency, representing Hollard Insurance in central Mozambique. In 2012, he saw the need for growth and registered his insurance brokerage firm, Confiança Corretora de Seguros, Lda. With success from those ventures he established a transport firm, E.G.S Transportes, a medical practice, Consultório Médico Esperança and bought shares in another medical practice, Centro de Saúde Privada Boa Vida, Lda, where he is majority shareholder and managing director. In 2015, he completed his law degree from the Universidade Católica de Moçambique, where he furthered his knowledge in law. His SMEs employ just under 100 people and are projected to double in size in the next 2 years.
Martin Hutchison is an independent consultant supplying strategic support to the global energy industry. He has over 40 years of international oil and gas industry leadership experience in technical, commercial and senior executive roles, encompassing Upstream and LNG across Europe, North and South America, Middle East and West Africa. He served on the boards of the Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce and the Ameriven heavy oil project, and later as the Managing Director and executive board member for Brass LNG Ltd, Nigeria. Martin is a lecturer in several CWC professional development courses and a regular chairman and Co-Chairman of CWC conferences.
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