Gas Africa Speakers

Speaker Listing 2017

We have invited a range of highly qualified speakers to participate in the 2017 event. Most, but not all, have accepted the invitation, so make sure you bookmark this page and revisit regularly to see new and updated biographies.


PetroSA continues to play an instrumental role in the country´s transformation through a range of activities that span the petroleum chain.
Starting with the exploration and production of oil and natural gas, they sell petrochemical products internally and internationally.
Speaking at Gas Africa 2107, the PetroSA Acting VP Operations, Mr Kholly Zono (right) will provide delegates with an opportunity of exploring their latest plans and visions for the future. PetroSA's talent for innovation is recognised globally, with the Mossel Bay GTL refinery remaining the third largest GTL refinery among the five now operating worldwide.
   
More spotlight on Mozambique with the newly appointed CEO of ENI’s East African operation, Mr Fabio Castiglioni (Managing Director), who will be discussing his company’s involvement in the huge natural gas explorations in the Rovuma basin. The recent agreement from BP to buy LNG from the ENI Area 4 field shows that development of Mozambique’s resources demonstrate that energy groups are still willing to invest in new production when the opportunity is big enough, despite the sharp slowdown in capital expenditure since the crash in oil and gas prices. ENI is pressing ahead on every front in both production and exploration, the Italian Oil major has acquired one of the most impressive African portfolios ever cobbled together.
   
Mr Bonang Mohale is currently the Chairman and Vice President of Shell South Africa Energy Limited, where he is Chairman of the boards of Shell South Africa Holdings Limited, Shell South Africa Energy Limited, Shell South Africa Marketing Limited and Shell South Africa Refinery Limited.

He serves on the board of numerous South African companies and will be sharing his considerable knowledge and insight into the future of natural gas through normal extraction as well as fracking in South Africa.
   
Another invited speaker is Mr Peter Vivian-Neal, CEO of Kalahari GeoEnergy Ltd., in Zambia who will be discussing some interesting new projects, including the development of geothermal energy conversion to electricity in Zambia.

Regulatory plans are in place where the private sector is given prominence to drive production, transmission and export of power in Zambia.
   
Silvester Kasuku, MBS, CMILT is charged with the responsibility of planning, coordinating and managing the implementation of the LAPSSET Corridor’s 7 infrastructure Project Components, namely; Lamu Port, Railway and road networks connecting South Sudan and Ethiopia to Lamu Port, Airports, Resort Cities, Crude oil Pipelines from South Sudan, Uganda and Kenya oil fields to Lamu Port and a planned refinery in Kenya.
Until February 2013, Mr. Kasuku was The Secretary for Infrastructure and LAPSSET Corridor Project Secretariat at the former Office of the Prime Minister. Previously, Mr. Kasuku had been a Lecturer at the University of Nairobi, School of the Built Environment.
   
Additional speakers will include:  
Mr Niall Kramer, CEO, SAOGA;

Mr Mike de Pontes, Central Energy Fund;

Mr Paul Eardley Taylor, Head Oil & Gas, Standard Bank

Mr Paul Runge - African Project Access
 
Mike de Pontes

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