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Confirmed Speakers and Advisory Board

 David AppletonDavid Appleton, Senior LPG Analyst, Argus 

David Appleton is a Senior Analyst at Argus, specialising in LPG. He is responsible for delivery of the global and European LPG statistical reviews that Argus publishes in partnership with WLPGA and AEGPL each year, as well as leading other LPG projects.

Prior to joining Argus, David spent six years at the European LPG Association, where in his role as public affairs manager, he promoted and defended the interests of the downstream European LPG sector in the Brussels energy policy sphere. David holds a BscEcon in European Studies and a Masters in International Development.

James 	Gooder	VP, Crude	Argus Media James Gooder, Vice-President Crude Oil, Argus

James is responsible for business development in southern Europe and Africa.
James has been with the company since 2004 performing several editorial roles, including editing European electricity and emissions market publications. From 2007-10, he was the editor of the daily Argus Crude report, managing a global team of reporters and developing new crude price assessments. Prior to joining Argus, James worked as a teacher, speechwriter and journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English and American literature from Manchester University and a master’s degree in international journalism from City University, London.
Zayyanu Yabo Tambari, Gas Division, Department of Petroleum Resources – Nigeria

Zayyanu Yabo Tambari
, Senior Chemical Engineer, Gas Division, Department of Petroleum Resources – Nigeria

Tambari, Zayyanu Yabo is a Senior Chemical Engineer with the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR)-the Petroleum Industry Regulator in Nigeria. His career in DPR spanning almost a decade covers regulatory and monitoring activities in gas operations over the entire value chain from upstream, midstream and downstream operations. He has responsibilities of reviewing and making recommendations to management the grant of approvals and licences of LPG and CNG facilities nationwide.
Zayyanu has attended courses on LPG operations and facilities in Turkey and Germany. He has monitored several LPG/CNG and gas processing plants from design, construction/fabrication, commissioning to start-up. He has attended several conferences and seminars on LPG and other gas related issues at home and abroad. He has considerable policy exposure and experience as part of various teams that developed policies, procedures and guidelines on different areas of gas operations in Nigeria to enhance the regulation of LPG sector in particular and the gas industry in general. He sat on the Panel that developed the implementation strategy of Domestic LPG (DLPG) Policy of the Federal Government of Nigeria under the coordination of the Office of the Vice President of Nigeria, with the target of raising LPG consumption per annum in Nigeria to 10 million metric tonnes in 10 years from the current 400,000 MT.
Zayyanu is extensively travelled both within and outside his country. He plays Chess game as hobby and is married with children.

George Amoako-Adjei

George Amoako-Adjei
, Director of Commercial, Ghana National Gas Company

Mr. George Amoako-Adjei is the Commercial Director of the Ghana National Gas Company, with responsibility for the commercialisation of the indigenous gas from Jubilee, Tano basin offshore and LNG. He was previously General Manager: Commercial & Business Development of the West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) and Senior Manager, Corporate Finance of Volta River Authority (VRA).

He received a Master of Business Administration in Finance & Operations Research from the University of Edinburgh Business School, Scotland, and graduated in Statistics and Economics from the University of Ghana, Legon. He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, UK and has worked with Société General-Social Security Bank (SG-SSB) and the London Borough of Lambeth, City Challenge Company Limited, UK, as an Economic Development Manager.

 
Emmanuel 	Mangeni	Director	Ultimate Gas Professionals

Emmanuel Mangeni
, Director, Ultimate Gas Professionals

Emmanuel Mangeni is the Director of Ultimate Gas Professionals Uganda, and Director for Marketing of the Uganda Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association. He has previously worked with companies including Total, Chevron, Hared Petroleum, MTN and Nielsen in Uganda. Emmanuel is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK and holds several industry certificates specializing in LPG and petroleum products marketing. He has been actively involved as a panellist, speaker and delegate at global LPG conferences across Africa. He has carried out consultation work on the Uganda LPG market for various organizations including CNOOC, Jade Petroleum, SHV Energy, RTS Global Partners, Quality Gas and the Uganda government, among others. Emmanuel sits on the Uganda National Bureau of Standards Technical Committee on LPG, and is due to carry out a comprehensive baseline study of the LPG industry in Uganda and make recommendations to the energy ministry for the development of the LPG sector in Uganda. He holds an MBA from Makerere University.
Samson 	Muumba 	CEO	Fiecorp

Samson Muumba, Chief Executive, First Icon Energy, and Chairman, Africa LPG Association

Samson Muumba has 20 years of experience in senior management positions. He heads the formation, operation and success of the Africa LPG Association and the Zambia LPG Association. After working in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana, Samson recognised the need to develop the alternative energy sector, primarily LPG. With limited uptake in Zambia, the establishment of Fiecorp and the Zambia LPG Association has presented an opportunity to foster growth in the sector. As Vice-President of the University of Zambia’s Chemical Society, Samson is able to increase understanding in chemistry, energy and materials in the country and the continent as a whole.
 Benoit Araman, Managing Director, Oryx Oil, South Africa

Benoit Araman was appointed Managing Director of Oryx Energies Group’s South Africa subsidiary in Johannesburg in 2013. Oryx Energies is one of the largest independent providers of oil and gas products and services in sub-Saharan Africa, with operations in more than 20 countries. Before joining Oryx Oil Benoit spent 25 years in various management positions within SHV Group, in France and overseas, and has a total of 30 years of experience working in the LPG industry. During this time Benoit has become an expert on LPG distribution throughout the African continent. He brings a wealth of global experience to the South African LPG industry that he shares with stakeholders in his current capacity but also in his roles as Chairman of the Board of the South Africa LPG Association and as an active Member of the South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA). Benoit is a skilled leader with a passion for Africa and a strategic outlook. He is particularly passionate about global and local LPG markets.
 Joseph Eromosele, Executive Secretary and Chief Executive, Nigeria Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (NLPGA)

Joe Eromosele is the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive of the Nigeria Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (NLPGA) — the umbrella body of all stakeholders in the LPG sector in Nigeria — and a Member of the World Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (WLPGA). The primary objective of the NLPGA is to promote the safe use of LPG in Nigeria at an affordable cost, allowing consumers to experience improvements to fuel efficiency, health and the environment. Joe’s responsibilities include protecting the interests of the LPG industry and the entire Nigerian socioeconomic environment, through public policy advocacy, creation and facilitation of commercial and industrial opportunities in the LPG sector. Joe has more than 24 years of oil and gas industry experience in both the downstream and midstream sectors. He started his career at ExxonMobil, staying with the company for 14 years during which time he held various senior management positions in employee relations, retail sales and marketing, public affairs and government relations, business analysis and reporting, planning and strategy, new business development, project management and operations.
Chen Bar-Yoseph, Director of Fuel and LPG Administration, Ministry of Energy, Israel

Chen Bar-Yoseph is Director of Fuel and LPG Administration at Israel’s energy ministry and is responsible for the fuel sector. He has been a Member of the Petroleum Council since 2016 with responsibility for oil and gas exploration and the granting of licences. Chen is Chairman of the team to determine incentives for infrastructure for fuel substitutes, Chairman of the team for the promotion of infrastructures and competition in the fuel sector, and Chairman of the team to promote competition in the LPG market. He is responsible for the fuel economy for emergencies and for the promotion and implementation of technologies to improve the level of service reliability and safety in the fuel and LPG market.
Hassan Tampuli, Chief Executive Officer, National Petroleum Authority, Ghana

Alhassan S Tampuli is Chief Executive of Ghana’s National Petroleum Authority. Alhassan previously worked for Ghana’s National Service Scheme and rose to the rank of Deputy Head of HR and Acting Director of Postings. He later set up and headed the legal department of the scheme between April 2014 and November 2015. Alhassan then worked with law firm Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa and Ankomah’s energy and natural resource practice group as an Associate before co-founding corporate law firm East-Bridge Associates. Alhassan taught constitutional law at the faculty of law of the Wisconsin International University College for the 2014/15 academic year before concentrating on his private legal practice. He was a member of the National Patriotic Party’s (NPP) manifesto subcommittee on Energy and the Transition Subcommittee on Energy. Alhassan is a graduate of the school of administration at the University of Ghana — now the University of Ghana Business School — and Faculty of Law. He holds a master of laws degree (LL.M) in energy and environmental law from Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law. He was called to the Ghana Bar in 2011.

 Julio Mamadu Balde, Secretary General, Agency for Management and Cooperation between Senegal and Guinea - Bissau

Julio Mamadu Balde, Secretary General, Agency for Management and Co-operation between Senegal and Guinea-Bissau
Julio Mamadu Balde has been Secretary General of the Agency for Management and Co-operation between Senegal and Guinea-Bissau since 2003, under the supervision of the heads of state of Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. Prior to joining the agency, Julio was Head of the Hydrological Department at the Guinea-Bissau natural resources ministry from 1987 to 1991. After that he was made National Director of Water Resources Management and then served as National Officer for the Programme of Water and Environmental Sanitation at UN childrens fund Unicef. Julio was Guinea-Bissau’s natural resources, energy and environment minister from 2000 to 2002. Julio graduated as an engineer in the field of water resources management at the Technical University of Dresden in Germany and is specialised in hydrological forecasting at the University of California. He holds a diploma in Marketing and Technology Transfer from the University of Clausthal-Zellerfield.

  Ronald Ndoro, Director of Operations Kensys Gas and the Interim President of Zimbabwe Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association
  Abdul-Kadir K Ahmed, Manager - Marketing & Development, Nigeria LNG

Abdul-Kadir has over 10 years’ experience in the natural gas and LNG industry, specifically in LNG contract administration,
business development, portfolio management and optimisation and risk management. He is currently responsible for
commercial and price risk management at Nigeria LNG, with a focus on portfolio optimisation, including price reviews
and renegotiating contracts.

  Dr Abdel RahmanH.E Minister of Petroleum and Gas, Ministry of Petroleum and Gas, Sudan

Abdel Rahman is Sudan’s Minister of Petroleum and Gas. Abdel has considerable oil industry experience, including as head of the country’s General Petroleum Corporation, which helped transform Sudan into an oil exporting country. Abdel established oil industry consultancy Ben Barkhiya in 1994, which provides assistance to various national and international oil companies operating in the oil sector. In 1996 he was called to establish a consortium to develop oil concessions in Sudan’s blocks 1, 2 and 4, heading the government team, including chairing the consortium and the statuary committees, and leading the government’s project co-ordination team. Abdel was also Head of the Engineering Section at Abu Dhabi state-owned oil firm Adnoc’s Ruwais refinery, and has taught extensively in the engineering sector, including at the University of Khartoum. Abdel is a graduate of the University of Khartoum with a degree in mechanical engineering, and holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK.

  Taiwo Adepoju, Head, Strategy & Support, Pinnacle Oil & Gas

Taiwo Adepoju is currently the General Manager – (Operations) Pinnacle Oil and Gas Limited with primary responsibility for driving the operations division in line with the company’s corporate objective. Prior to this responsibility, he drove the Strategy and Support department in the Pinnacle Group. He has a results-driven track record spanning 17 years with success in driving operational growth, spearheading change initiatives, optimizing supply chains, and building best class support mechanisms. Taiwo holds a First Degree in political Science and obtained an MBA (Masters of Business Administration) from the Business School of Netherlands. He is an associate member of the Energy Institute [EI], a member of the Rotary International and enjoys playing golf.

  Alain Deleuse, International Business Development, Mann-Tek

Alain Deleuse was born in Belgium in 1953. He is a graduate in industrial mechanics and marketing. For the past 41 years Alain has developed his expertise by working in management positions in the LPG sector. He joined Cargas Company in 1977 and became a Technical and Commercial Director. Ten years later, he became General Manager at Primagaz Belgium. He remained at Primagaz Group for 13 years, which included four years as European Marketing Director in Paris. He joined SHV Gas Paris in 2000, where he was the International Marketing Director and European Public Affairs Manager until 2003. Since then he has started his own consultancy company and taken positions as an International Business Developer at a number of companies including Mann-Tek, Intelligent Sensing Anywhere (ISA) and Design Engineering and Consulting (DEC). Alain was Vice-President of the Butane-Propane Belgium Federation, an active member of AEGPL, as well as the World LPG Association and of the European Center of Standardization (CEN).

 James Grobler, Managing Director, Cengas
  Abel Mungai Mathaga, LPG Bulk Sales Manager, Total

Abel Mungai Mathaga is LPG Bulk Sales Manager at Total Kenya. He has over 12 years’ experience in the industry, having previously worked for Chevron Oil. Abel is a member of the Marketing Association of Kenya, and participates in the stakeholders policy decision makers market. 
  Maqubela Tseliso, Deputy Director General, Petroleum and Petroleum Product Regulations Department of Energy, South Africa

David AppletonDavid Appleton, Senior LPG Analyst, Argus 

David Appleton is a Senior Analyst at Argus, specialising in LPG. He is responsible for delivery of the global and European LPG statistical reviews that Argus publishes in partnership with WLPGA and AEGPL each year, as well as leading other LPG projects.

Prior to joining Argus, David spent six years at the European LPG Association, where in his role as public affairs manager, he promoted and defended the interests of the downstream European LPG sector in the Brussels energy policy sphere. David holds a BscEcon in European Studies and a Masters in International Development.
David AppletonDavid Appleton, Senior LPG Analyst, Argus 

David Appleton is a Senior Analyst at Argus, specialising in LPG. He is responsible for delivery of the global and European LPG statistical reviews that Argus publishes in partnership with WLPGA and AEGPL each year, as well as leading other LPG projects.

Prior to joining Argus, David spent six years at the European LPG Association, where in his role as public affairs manager, he promoted and defended the interests of the downstream European LPG sector in the Brussels energy policy sphere. David holds a BscEcon in European Studies and a Masters in International Development.

“A great conference, both the agenda and the setting. Thank you to Argus for taking the initiative. See you next year.
Gambetta Nacro, Director General, DG SONABHY

“The conference was an eye opener for me and an excellent opportunity to network with players in LPG. Hope to attend the next conference.
Andrew Guri, Engineer, Petroleum Infrastructure, Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority

“Good networking, great coverage about many different African countries.
Jerome Ryu, Trader, SK Gas

“Very good content, all the presentations were interesting so excellent choice of speakers.
Alison Abbot, Communications Director, WLPGA

“My objective to meet prospective clients was fulfilled!
Rishad Khan, Managing Director, Fluor Igoda

This report includes all the key industry benchmarks, such as the Argus North Sea IndexTM (ANSITM), analytical commentary and market moving news.

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