Speakers

The Summit will feature a gathering of prominent energy ministers, government officials, legal counsels from leading NOCs and IOCs, high-profile lawyers, legal experts, tax consultants, investors and other relevant oil and gas professionals to share their insights and experience in navigating through Africa's oil and gas legal minefield.

The 2015 Distinguished Panel of Speakers Includes:

Energy Ministers


Hon Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Minister of Energy & Petroleum, Ghana

H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines, Industry & Energy, Equatorial Guinea

H.E. Djerassem Le Bemadjie, Minister of Petroleum & Energy, Chad

Hon. Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Minister of Energy, Republic of South Africa (Invited)

H.E. Eric Williams (Former Minister of Energy of Trinidad and Tobago)

A Stellar Lineup of Outstanding Experts:

•      Sibusiso Gamede, Special Advisor to Minister of Energy, Group Counsel, Strategic Fuel Fund (SSF) Association, Central Energy Fund (CEF) Group, Department of Energy, South Africa
•      Sibusiso Gamede, Special Advisor to Minister of Energy, Group Counsel, Strategic Fuel Fund (SSF) Association, Central Energy Fund (CEF) Group, Department of Energy, South Africa
•      Raphael Mgaya, Senior Legal Counsel, Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC)
•      Julia Dias, Legal Director, Empresa Nacional De Hidrocarbonetos (ENH) Mozambique
•      Dr Justina Akyeampong, Chief Legal Officer, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation
•      Eng. Linus Gitonga, Director of Petroleum, Energy Regulatory Commission, Kenya
•      Harry Sullivan, Senior Counsel, International E&P Legal Group, ConocoPhillips
•      Norman J. Nadorff, Senior Counsel, BP Angola and Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Centre
•      Ngozi Okonkwo, Chief Legal Officer, Oando PLC, Nigeria
•      NJ Ayuk, Managing Partner, Centurion LLP
•      Joshua Siaw, Partner, White & Case LLP
•      Aldine Armstrong, Consultant, Eversheds LLP
•      Jude Kearney, Chair of Africa Practice, Greenberg Traurig LLP