Dr. Hamisi Hassan Mwinyimvua is a Tanzanian, born on 7th January 1960 in Singida, Tanzania. He obtained his secondary education in Tanzania before joining the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where he studied and obtained B.A (Economics) in 1986 and M.A. (Economics) in 1988. He later pursued further studies in the University of Dar es Salaam and Lund University of Sweden and successfully completed his Ph.D (Economics) in 1996.
Dr. Mwinyimvua’s occupational carrier mainly centred on academics before December 2006. He was employed as a Tutorial Assistant at the University of Dar es Salaam immediately after completing his undergraduate studies in 1986. He was promoted to a post of Assistant Lecturer upon obtaining his M.A (Econ.) degree in 1988 and Lecturer after completing his Ph.D studies in 1996.
Dr. Mwinyimvua had risen to the rank of Senior Lecturer by December 2006 when joined, on secondment, the President’s Economic and Policy Advisory Unit as Personal Advisor (Economic Affairs) to President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of Tanzania. In February 2015 Dr. Mwinyimvua was appointed to the post of Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, before being promoted by the 5th President of Tanzania, Dr. John Pombe Magufuli, to become Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office. On 25th October 2017, Dr. Mwinyimvua was appointed by President Magufuli to lead the newly formed Ministry of Energy as its Permanent Secretary after the split of the former Ministry of Energy and Minerals into two ministries – Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Minerals; the position that he holds to date.
Adam ZuberiCommissioner for Gas & Petroleum (CPG)Ministry of Energy
Commissioner for Gas & Petroleum (CPG)
Ministry of Energy
More than 25 years working experience in the Energy Sector in particular on petroleum industry related matters including: Policy, Legal, regulatory and Institutional Framework; and upstream and downstream activities.
Actively involved and participated in the development of the Energy Policy (2015), petroleum Act, 2015 and, establishment of PURA. He is actively involved in several energy related projects including overseeing and monitoring implementation of Production Sharing Agreements (PSAs), Petroleum Sector Rehabilitation Project, Oil for Development Project, Tanzania Extended Continental Shell Project, Rural Electrification Projects, EACOP Project, etc.
Charles SangweniActing Director GeneralPetroleum Upstream Regulatory Authority (PURA)
Acting Director General
Petroleum Upstream Regulatory Authority (PURA)
Charles Jimmy Sangweni works at Petroleum Upstream Regulatory Authority (PURA) as Acting Director General. He is a holder of a Master Degree in Gas Engineering and Management from the University of Salford, UK. Charles, is also a holder of a Bachelor degree in Chemical and Process Engineering from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Before joining PURA Mr. Sangweni worked with Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) and several oil companies in and out of his home country. These includes, Caltex Oil (Kenya) Ltd, Caltex Oil (Tanzania) Ltd and GAPCO (Uganda) Ltd. Thereafter he joined TPDC in 2008 as a Senior Research Officer where he acquired skills and knowledge on natural gas chain, from its production to utilization. He is among key members of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) for the Tanzania National Natural Gas Infrastructure Project (NNGIP) which commenced successfully in 2015. Beside this projects, Sangweni has been involved in several projects on natural gas development and utilization.
Frederik Grootendorst was appointed Managing Director and Country Chair Shell Tanzania per the 1st of September 2019, based in Dar es Salaam. Frederik leads all aspects of Shell’s presence in Tanzania including the Deepwater-to-shore, greenfield Tanzania LNG opportunity. Frederik holds a master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Delft, University of Technology in the Netherlands.
Frederik’s broad career spans from technical, project, commercial and operational domains with deep experience in LNG and integrated gas development as well as in global LNG markets and operating joint ventures. Frederik has worked for Shell in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America.
Most recently, Frederik was deeply involved in the successful development and positive investment decision on the LNG Canada project, which became Canada’s largest private capital investment in its history.
Sivert has 20 years of experience from LNG project execution, commissioning, start-up and operation. He has held several management positions within the company. For the last six years Sivert has been with the Tanzania LNG project, in the positions of Engineering Manager, Project Manager for the onshore project and since 1st of January 2019 he has held the position as Project Director and Asset Manager of the Block 2 LNG project. Before joining Equinor, Sivert was a research scientist for SINTEF within the field of low temperature process technology. Sivert holds a PhD and a Master’s degree (M.Sc.) in mechanical technology (process engineering) from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He is married and has four children.
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.
Latest updates in Tanzania’s oil and gas industry: projects, timelines and next steps
An overview of the current oil and gas market dynamics: where is it heading?
Where do Tanzania’s projects fit in within the global context?
Strategic partnerships to enhance operational excellence and boost technology innovation
Spotlight Session: The Short Term Supply & Demand in Tanzania
Andy has worked with Orca Exploration Group and PanAfrican Energy Tanzania in various management roles since 2012. He joined the company following a career spanning four decades in the public sector where he led engineering, logistics and security projects in some of the most challenging environments around the world. Since joining PanAfrican Energy Tanzania, he has played an integral part in the development and delivery of strategic and operational level plans for the company, while taking a lead role in the management of complex senior stakeholder issues in Tanzania. Andy holds a Master’s Degree in Military Science from Cranfield University in the UK, is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, and a Member of the Institute of Royal Engineers.
Bizimana joined PanAfrican Energy Tanzania’s Finance Department in 2008. Starting as a Management Accountant, his talents were soon recognised and he was quickly promoted to Finance Manager before further promotion to become the company’s Commercial Manager. In this role, Bizimana oversaw a broad range of PanAfrican Energy’s business functions that gave him excellent insight into how the company operated. Today, Bizimana is PanAfrican Energy’s Deputy Managing Director, a role to which his skills and experience are highly suited.
Prior to joining PAET, Bizimana worked with a soft drink manufacturing company – Coca Cola Kwanza Limited – as a Finance Manager, and with a telecommunication company – Celtel Tanzania Limited (now known as Airtel Tanzania Limited) – as an Accountant.
Bizimana holds B.Com (Accounting) from the University of Dar es Salaam, an MBA (Finance) from the University of Dar es Salaam – Business School, and is a Certified Public Accountant CPA(T).
Networking Coffee Break
Session 7 – Gas Monetization Options for Economic Diversification in Tanzania
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.
Eng. Dora is the Registered Chemical and Process Engineer trained at the University of Dar es Salaam. She holds a Master’s Degree in Gas Engineering and Management (with distinction) from University of Salford, a Master’s degree in Renewable Energy (with distinction) from University of Dar es Salaam. She is a certified graduate member of Institution of Gas Engineers and Manager (IGEM), a certified member of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and Registered Chemical & Process and Gas Engineer with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB) of Tanzania.
She started her carrier with Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation as a Research Officer and then promoted to Acting Manager of Gas Business. She has been engaged in developing, managing and supervising implementations of various Natural Gas infrastructures Projects from conceptual stage, design to construction stages. She has conducted various negotiations of Gas Sales Agreements with various customers. She has various skills on team working, strong communication skills, project management skills, contract negotiation skills and so many more based on technical side under oil and gas industry specifically on the midstream and downstream operations.
Dr. Jogendra Nath Sahu is currently holding the position of Director (Exploration) in Dodsal Resources FZCO, Dubai and is responsible for Dodsal’s Hydrocarbon Exploration activity in Tanzania. His qualifications include Master of Science-Geology (Gold medalist), Ph.D and Master of Business Administration. He has 35 years of experience in exploration, development and production of oil and gas prospects in various basins around the world including India, South East Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and North America, all in multi-cultural environments.
Dr. Sahu has the full spectrum of experience in all varieties of Production Sharing contracts (PSC), Joint Venture Operations, Project Management and divesture of hydrocarbon assets including techno-commercial evaluation.
Dr. Sahu was involved in the discovery and development of multiple oil and gas fields during his career. He led Dodsal Hydrocarbons and Power (Tanzania) team to discovery of gas in Ruvu basin in the first well drilled in 2015 drilling campaign, which established multiple petroleum systems and play types in the block and has huge hydrocarbon potential. He is currently focused on appraisal of the gas discovery and exploration drilling of additional plays identified in Ruvu block. The objectives are to materially establish and de-risk sizable resource potential for commercialization.
Dr. Sahu is also a technical author on oil and gas exploration strategy and basin evaluation. He has published two books between 2008 and 2010. He is also the recipient of several awards from the various organizations for whom he has worked in the past.
Benoit Araman (55) has accumulated 30 years of knowledge within the LPG industry. After 25 years spent in different management positions within SHV Group, both on French and international asignments, Benoit has joined Oryx Energies Group in 2013 in capacity of Managing Director Oryx Oil South Africa based in Johannesburg. He further took responsibilty for Oryx Gas Tanzania Ltd from Dar es Salaam, with the view to grow LPG foot print within the Eastern and Southern Africa region.
Oryx Energies is one of the largest Independent providers of Oil & Gas products and services in sub-Saharan Africa - responding to the needs of consumers, industry & maritime operations for 30 years in over 20 sub-Saharan African countries. Oryx Energies is committed to the energy agenda of Tanzania for the last 25 years.
Benoit brings a wealth of global experience to the Tanzanian LPG industry that he shares with all relevant stakeholders in his current MD capacity and as an active adviser of different governments regarding LPG policies. He promotes actively skills development and transfer as well as gender equality within businesses he manages, he is regarded as a skilled leader with a deep commitment to sub Saharan Africa and a strategic outlook. His understanding of both global & local LPG markets assure he brings relevance to any country where LPG market is willing to develop.
James MackayAssociate DirectorCapital Project & Infrastructure, PwC
Capital Project & Infrastructure, PwC
How is Tanzania intending to implement a strategy of economic diversification?
What is the role of Tanzania’s oil and gas sector towards diversification
What are the strategic current projects
Stiegler’s Gorge Hydroelectric Power Station
Gas to Power Projects
Wind and Solar Projects
Natural Gas Distribution Network
Fertilizer Project and usage in the agrobusiness
The options to develop the downstream sector: priorities, timeframe and investment opportunities
How to diversify the economy by maximizing the potential of hydrocarbons in the downstream sector
Using gas to power Tanzania’s industrialization: using power to enlarge diversification and boost economic development
What impact does the application of digital technologies have in diversifying the economy?
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.
Nathan MnyawamiDirector Planning & InvestmentTanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC)
Director Planning & Investment
Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC)
Mr. Nathan is an economist with MA Economics from University of Dar es Salaam. He is a Certified Public Private Partnership Specialist from IP3 – Arlington, USA. He is a registered member of the Institute of Directors, Tanzania and also Certified Director of the Institute of Directors, Kenya. He has widely attended a number of training in strategic planning, investments, leadership and management including, international petroleum management development programs.
He is currently serving as Director of Planning and Investments at TPDC and previously served as a Research and Planning Manager at the then PPF Pensions Fund.
He is currently serving as a Board Member of the TCCIA Investment Company Limited and sits on the Investment Committee of the Company. Previously, he served as a board member on several institutions including Azania Bank where he was also a Chair of the Credit Committee and Member of the Risk Management and Compliance Committee of the Bank. He also served as a member of the Funding Promotion Committee of the Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE) of the University of Dar es Salaam.
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.
Sabrina is a lawyer of Mainland Tanzania, Zanzibar and England and arbitrator, specialising in petroleum, mining, regulated industries, local-content, projects, finance, insolvency, corporate/M&A and commercial law.
Sabrina’s contributions include PDB’s Development Vision 2025’s ‘Big Results Now!’ labs, moderating Ministerial-investor dialogues and presenting for SADC, national bars, EALS and IBA.
Legal directories (Chambers, IFLR1000 and Legal500) rank Sabrina a top-20 Tanzanian lawyer and quote: “expertise in” project financing, oil and gas, mining and natural resources, "extremely knowledgeable on corporate law and Tanzanian regulatory issues”, “quick, practical advice on difficult issues”, “true standout”, “very methodical and thorough lawyer” and "great communicator, diligent, hardworking, accessible and does well under high pressure."
Sabrina joined Bowmans Tanzania, led by Dr. Wilbert Kapinga, as Partner in 2019.
The development of infrastructure to support and expand the energy sector
How to finance the projects and the surrounding infrastructure: what mechanisms are in place?
What is the infrastructure projects outlook: timelines, options and opportunities
Opportunities for local businesses in the development of infrastructure and the supporting services
How to finance the expansion and development of the oil and gas sector in Tanzania
Networking Coffee Break
Session 9 – NEW Women in Energy Forum: Developing Female Economic Empowerment in the Oil & Gas Industry
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.
Jacqueline Ntuyabaliwe Mengi is a Tanzanian award-winning furniture designer and chairman of Amorette Ltd, a furniture design & manufacturing Company. Jacqueline is also the founder & chairman of Dr Ntuyabaliwe Foundation a charity organisation which provides libraries and books to local primary schools.
How to ensure women economic empowerment and a more balanced oil and gas industry
What are the main challenges women face in progressing their career?
Collaboration strategies to empower women and develop their role in the energy sector
How can Tanzanian women nurture and coach others and instill progress in the industry
Building women’s capacity and skills: the role of international companies and universities
Which policies international companies have in place to empower women in their own organisations? What is being done in Tanzania at this level?
Abdulsamad Abdulrahim is a Tanzanian successful entrepreneur, patron, moderator and public speaker for various Oil & Gas Conferences. He serves as Director of Pietro Fiorentini Tanzania, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ocean Business Partners Tanzania Ltd, an indigenous multi-discipline consulting company in Tanzania and Founder & Vice Chairman of Association of Tanzania Oil & Gas Service Providers (ATOGS)
Highly respected, effective individual with high-distinguished record of ethical leadership, unblemished record and diversified experience in various industries. He possesses a Diploma in Hotel Management (Liverpool,UK), Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and International Economics (Manchester, UK), and completed Mini MBA in World Legal, Fiscal Systems & Contracts For Oil & Gas (London, UK)
Abdulsamad has exhibited an unrelenting passion for Tanzania as is evident in his activities. He brings people together by hosting public programs and private events featuring leaders and experts with diverse views on a wide range of global and regional topics through task forces, executive forums, luncheons, conferences, studies, and leadership dialogue.
The majority of Abdulsamad’s efforts involved strategic rationalization for international business development project and facilitated various business development projects such as $3.5 Billion Uganda-Tanzania Crude Pipeline, Power Plants worth over $700 million, number of energy and investment projects and facilitated number of partnership agreements.
Tanzania Oil & Gas Congress closing conclusions
What are the Congress’s outcomes & key takeaways
What can we expect from the Oil & Gas developments In the next 12 months?
End of Tanzania Oil & Gas Congress 2019
Cocktail Reception at the Serena Hotel, Dar es Salaam
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