H. E. Sahoo AlSuwaidi, who holds a B.Sc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California, USA (year 1984). In his career he worked for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in Chief Executive level positions and regularly handled complex Oil, Gas and Petrochemical developments, Pipeline builds and Power projects worth billions of dollars. During this period, Mr. AlSuwaidi handled responsibilities as Director of ADNOC Gas Directorate and Director of Corporate Support Directorate (direct reporting to ADNOC Chief Executive Officer). Earlier to this, Mr. Sahoo AlSuwaidi served over a decade as Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Limited (GASCO), currently known as ADNOC Gas Processing.
Mohammed Sahoo AlSuwaidi is also a leading Nuclear professional committed to driving the highest standards of Industrial and Nuclear Safety, Security and Operational transparency. With more than 35 years of energy experience Mr. Sahoo AlSuwaidi was one of the founding figures of the United Arab Emirates’ $20 billion ground-breaking peaceful nuclear energy programme. In 2016, Mr. Sahoo AlSuwaidi was appointed as Nawah’s first Chief Executive Officer, managing a diverse workforce of more than 2,000 employees from 55 different nationalities.
His other notable achievements include advising on the development of the Energy Plan for Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision and contributing to several other Government Boards.
Currently, Mr. Mohammed Sahoo AlSuwaidi is the Managing Director of Dodsal Hydrocarbons Exploration & Production. Also Founder and Chairman of UAE based Equilibrium Engineering Consultancy, which works with partners from the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Nuclear, Renewables, Pipeline and Infrastructure Sectors.
Omar MitháCEOENH Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos,EP), Mozambique
ENH Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos,EP), Mozambique
Mr Omar Mitha (50) is a Mozambican national and holds a degree in Economics (1992) and post-graduate course in management. At an early age, he started his career as a teacher at the Commercial Institute (Accounting School) in 1987. In 1990, prior to completing his studies, he joined The Local Industry Institute (IDIL, Ministry of Industry and Trade) as a junior economist dealing with feasibility studies to assist SME´s tap a pool of funds at the one-time state owned bank (Banco Comercial de Moçambique). In 1993, Mr Mitha joined a consulting firm, Proinvest, which also encompassed a portfolio of businesses, like, an Exchange House, Consulting, and Agro-Industry. re Mitha was promoted to the positon of General Manager in 1995. In 1997, Mr Mitha joined Ernst & Young as a Consultant in charge of companies valuations for the purpose of privatization at a time when the state was downsizing its stakes across several sectors. After Ernst & Young, his career went into the investment bank, with the opening of the first Merchant Bank, BIM-Investimento, and was in charge of Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Finance and IPO´s, including risk analysis for big-ticket transactions (Deputy Manager). This involved Valuation, and financial modeling, including the entire process from the Data Room to financial closure.
In 2000 Mr Mitha was a consultant to the World Bank, within the Enterprise Development Project, on behalf of International Development Ireland (IDI), as the Competitiveness Office Manager with focus on SME´s in the industrial sector is intended to enhance the company´s capabilities country-wide. In 2006 Mr Mitha joined the World Bank, as an investment officer for the IFC office in Mozambique.
From 2008 and 2014, Mr Mitha was Millennium Bim´s Chief Economist and Investment Banking Manager (Research, M&A, Project Finance and Credit). The bank consolidated its position as number one in Mozambique both by asset value and market share. In 2015, Mr Mitha was appointed as Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade. In August 2015, Mr Mitha was appointed ENH chairman, up to the current time.
Francis has over 17 years of experience in public finance management. His expertise is in the area of strategic planning, budgeting, tax policy and administration, macroeconomic management, project finance and structuring, trade policy and regional integration, negotiation, project management, public finance management, energy policy and petroleum revenue management.
He is currently an Assistant Commissioner, Tax Policy Department at Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.
He is a member of the Board of Directors Uganda National Oil Company Limited.
Dr. Adelhelm Meru is a retired Civil Servant. Before retirement he worked as a Mechanical Engineer in both Tanzania and Nairobi Kenya. From 1996 to 2003 he served as the Director General of the Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA); in 2006 he was appointed Director General of the Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA); in 2014 he was appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism and in 2016 he was appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment. Dr. Meru is now the Managing Director of Victoria Investment and Industrial Consulting Services Limited.
Energy & Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA)
Eng. Kahyoza, currently a Zonal Manager for EWURA Central Zone, has served for over 30 years through a number of Institutions in the Energy Sector in Tanzania. He served the Tanzania Electric Supply Company for about 20years, The Ministry of Energy and Minerals (by then) for four (4) years, and the Energy and Water Regulatory Authority for 8 years. During the same period, he also served as a Board Director for the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation – TPDC. He is a Certified Regulation Specialist recognized by Loughborough University (UK) and IP3 (USA). He holds a BSc in Engineering and an MBA (Finance) both from the University of Dar es Salaam. He is a Professional Registered Engineer under the Engineers Registration Board (ERB).
Eng. Joyce Kisamo is currently working as Technical Advisor in the President’s Office - Oil and Gas Advisory Bureau (OGAB), Tanzania.
Before, up to June 2015, Eng. Kisamo served as the Director of Downstream Operations and Director of Marketing and Investments with Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC). She has over 25 years working experience in the Petroleum Industry. Her experience covers the whole value chain of the petroleum and natural gas development.
Engineer Kisamo is a holder of Masters Degree in Integrated Design of Chemical Plants from the University of Leeds, UK and the Degree in Chemical and Process Engineering from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She has also attended several short courses that granted her specials skills in Engineering Projects Research, Analysis, Appraisal, Design and Development; Projects Monitoring and Evaluation; International Oil & Gas Business Management; Oil and Gas Projects Management; Leadership and Strategy; Oil and Gas Industry Management; Contracts Negotiations; Oil and Gas Contracts Management and Audit and Strategic Oil & Gas Pricing and Forecasting. She has proven high administrative and managerial ability shown during the implementation of the Natural Gas Processing Plants and Transportation Pipeline from Mtwara and Songo Songo to Dar es Salaam. She is among the design team.
Eng. Kisamo is a member of the Institute of Engineers Tanzania and a Registered Engineer with the Engineering Registration Board of Tanzania. Also, Eng. Joyce Kisamo is a member of the University of Dar es Salaam Council and an external examiner.
Teri leads the World Bank Group Tanzania’s Investment Climate program which works to support the government to deliver business friendly reforms and attract quality public & private sector investments. A private sector development expert in light manufacturing, tourism, agribusiness and international trade, he is former Director of Policy at Tanzania Private Sector Foundation, which works to championing improvement of Tanzania’s business environment. He is passionate about private sector solutions for jobs and incomes. His alma mater is Universities of Dodoma and Edinburgh.
Aziz Chacha joined NMB as the bank’s Treasurer in September 2011 from Barclays Bank Tanzania where he had worked as the Country Treasurer. He holds an MBA from Manchester Business School of the University of Manchester, United Kingdom and currently serves in the Tanzania Bankers Association (TBA) financial markets technical committee. He has a wealth of experience in Treasury risk management, Treasury technology, capital markets/corporate finance, capital planning and balance sheet management and is a certified member of ACI-Financial Markets headquartered in France.
Miranda is an ‘Accidental Entrepreneur’ with an academic background in Theatre for Development who strategically transferred her skillset to the private sector in 2009 when she founded Empower; a flourishing Human Capital Consulting Firm servicing East Africa and beyond. She is a Mother, writer, motivational speaker & tenacious advocate of Skills Development having spearheaded Empower Academy and the ‘Kidpreneur Movement’ to prepare Tanzania’s future generation for business.
Miranda is a Member of The Africa List – a select community of next generation CEOs in Africa’s most exciting growth markets and sits on the Board of READ International, AIESEC Tanzania and is an active member-leader in the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.
Venosa NgowiDirector of UpstreamTanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC)
Blandina has practical experience in research, training and policy analysis. She is a senior researcher, at REPOA, a Tanzanian think tank based in Dar es Salaam. She is the CEO of the Economic Society of Tanzania. Her engagement in dialogues, publications locally and internationally are derived from her work in value chains in agriculture, economic transformation, financial inclusion, SDGs, women empowerment, nutrition and poverty. Blandina is a Joint Programme Director of the five years research programme on “Tanzania as a future Petro State”. She holds a PhD from Leiden University, a Master’s (MPAID) from Harvard Kennedy School and her first degree from the University of Dar es Salaam.