H.E. Ine Eriksen Søreide is the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2017, and has prior served as the Minster of Defense for the Norwegian government since 2013.
His Excellency David Dabede Mabuza was sworn in as Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa on the 27th of Febuary 2018, and again on the 30th of May 2019.
H.E. Geoffrey Onyeama began his career as a research officer in the Law Reform Commission Lagos from 1983 to 1984. He then worked as a lawyer with Mogboh and Associates in Enugu, Nigeria from 1984 to 1985.
H.E. Aurélie Adam Soule Zoumarou has experience in Telecommunications and ICT industry. She has previously worked for SFR France and in Accenture France.
His Excellency Ebrahim Patel was appointed Minister of Trade and Industry on the 29th of May 2019. Previously he held the position of Minister of Economic Development, from 2009-2019.
Mr. Tor Olav Trøim was appointed Chairman of the Board in Golar LNG September 2017. Mr. Troim has served as a director of the Company between September, 2011 and September, 2017 having previously served as director and vice-president of the Company from its incorporation in May 2001 until October 2009, after which time he served as a director and Chairman of the Company’s listed subsidiary, Golar LNG Energy Limited.
Mr. Rohitesh Dhawan covers environmental and social sustainability issues at Eurasia Group and he is a global macro strategist.
Ms. Sarah Baynton-Glen joined Standard Chartered in 2011. She works on the Africa Research team producing macroeconomic analysis of key markets in Sub-Saharan Africa focusing on East and Southern Africa, and specialising in China-Africa economic engagement.
Mr. Arnold Ekpe has been the Non-Executive Director of Crown Agents Bank Ltd since April 2016. Previously Ekpe served as the Group Executive Officer at Ecobank Transnational Incorporated from 2005 to 2012.
Ms. Yvonne Ike is a managing director and head of Sub Saharan Africa (Ex-RSA) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She has more than 20 years of experience from the financial services.
Mr. Hendrik du Toit holds the position of Joint Chief Executive Officer of Investec Group. Previously Mr. du Toit was the CEO and founder of Investec Asset Management for 28 years, after joining the Investec Group in 1991.
Ms. Vanessa Erogbogbo is the chief of sustainability and inclusive value chains at the International Trade Centre (ITC), the joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization.
Ms. Ylva Lindberg is the Executive Vice President of Communication and Strategy at Norfund. Previously to Norfund, Ms. Lindberg was founding partner of the consultancy SIGLA for 13 years.
Mr. Svein Tore Holsether is the president and CEO of YARA International. He is a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Food & Nature program for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
Lord Dr. Hastings of Acarisbrick CBE is a Trustee of the Vodafone Group Foundation and Chair of its Global Development Committee and a Vice President of UNICEF UK and Tearfund.
Mr. Terje Pilskog became EVP Project Development & Project Finance of Scatec Solar in 2013. He was previously SVP of REC Systems and Business Development in Germany.
Samalia Zubairu is AFC’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Zubairu was formerly the CEO of Africapital Management Limited, in which capacity he established a joint venture with Old Mutual’s African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) to develop the Nigerian Infrastructure Investment Fund1 (NIIF1) for infrastructure private equity across West Africa.
Mr. Paal Bjornestad took up his position as Executive Director of the African Development Bank in August. Previously, he serving as Deputy Head of the Norwegian Embassy in Pretoria.
Ms. Maria Knapp is the Senior Partner for Compliance Forensics and Intelligence covering Europe and Africa.
Ms. Carri Lockhart has over 26 years of global operational experience in the oil and gas industry. Based in Oslo Norway, she oversees Equinor’s partner operated countries and strategy for the international production unit.