Africa Oil Week: Former heads of state from Nigeria and Malawi and others confirmed

AOW heads of stateHyve Group Plc, organiser of Africa Oil Week, has released the first line-up of ministers who will be attending the 2021 event due to take place in Dubai from 8-11 November

The initial line-up consists of two former African presidents, commissioner for the African Union Commission, secretary general for AfCFTA and ministers from Ethiopia, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Republic of Congo, Gambia, Mali, Burkina Faso and Djibouti. This initial line-up suggests government presence at Africa Oil Week 2021 will be as strong as ever.

Paul Sinclair, vice-president of energy and government relations for Africa Oil Week, said, “Governments are an integral part of Africa Oil Week and we are delighted to be able to provide the sector with much needed direct access to these leaders. Discussions onsite will take the form of 15+ National Energy Showcases, ministerial panel discussions and pre-arranged 1-2-1 meetings and will help to drive investment and advance energy projects in to, and across Africa.”

Foday Mansaray, director general for Sierra Leone’s Petroleum Directorate who has also confirmed his participation, added, “We are very much looking forward to attending Africa Oil Week in Dubai in November. We look forward to participating in the event and presenting opportunities that Sierra Leone has.”

Some of the confirmed attendees for Africa Oil Week 2021 include:

HE Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria

HE Dr Peter Arthur Mutharika, former President of Malawi

HE Amani Abou-Zeid, commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission

HE Wamkele Keabetswe Mene, secretary general of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

Jean-Marc Thystere Tchicaya, minister of hydrocarbons, Republic of Congo

Abdirashiid Mohamed Ahmed, minister of petroleum and mineral resources, Republic of Somalia

Timothy Kabba, minister of mineral resources, Republic of Sierra Leone

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