AOP to honour Senegal President as “Africa Oil Man of the Year”

IMG 20190623 WA0006Senegal’s President Macky Sall will receive the “Africa Oil Man of the Year” award at the Africa Oil & Power 2019 conference, to be held in Cape Town from 9-11 October

During the conference, the president will be presented with the award, during which he will also present the keynote address.

Senegal is a global hotspot for oil and gas discoveries — well-known as the place in Africa to make major oil and gas finds, owing largely to the president’s decades-long campaign to improve transparency, create an attractive investment environment and spark new growth.

Guillaume Doane, CEO of Africa Oil & Power, said, “As African countries across the continent aim to spur growth and diversify economically, Senegal is a prime example of a country making energy work — creating an enabling environment for business to succeed, attracting huge international investments, while providing for a strong local capacity and downstream investment options.”

“H.E. Macky Sall is one of Africa’s top leaders, not just in oil and gas, but as an advocate for overall economic success. We are honoured to present him this award,” he added.

The president first worked as Petrosen’s CEO from 2000-2001, before becoming the country’s minister of mines energy and hydraulics in 2001. After a long political career in Senegal, he was elected president of Senegal in 2012, and pushed through a series of reforms to revive Senegal’s economy and attract international investors.

The last recipient of this award was OPEC secretary-general, Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo. Barkindo guided OPEC through one of its most turbulent periods, with a sustained oil price decline and a loss in global market share. He is credited with restoring market stability on a global scale through the landmark deal between OPEC and non-OPEC members to cut oil production.

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