Ascents to Africa Oil Week Advisory Committee 

By: Korpo Kollie

Africa Oil Week (AOW) has invited the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL), Madam Siafuah Mai Gray, to take part as a member of its Advisory Committee.

“We would be delighted if you could accept our invitation to be part of our Africa Oil Week Advisory committee as part of our NOC/Government Committee”, the letter said.

Africa Oil Week is a global platform for stimulating deals and transactions across the African Upstream, has 28 years to its credit for organizing events that bring together governments, national and international oil companies, independents, investors, the G&G community and service providers. AOW prides itself on offering unrivalled opportunities that drive investment and deal making across the continent, thus shaping the future of Africa.

In a letter addressed to NOCAL’s CEO, AOW said following a highly successful Africa Oil Week 2021 in Dubai, it was looking forward to returning to Cape Town in 2022 to continue providing an inclusive event which supports both the global oil and gas sector originate new deals and partnership in Africa, whilst also supporting African governments and private sector broker new deals to drive forward as sustainable and prosperous oil, gas and power sector for the continent.

“If anything, the unprecedented events of the last few years have shown the industry that resilience, collaboration and partnerships are vital for the regrowth and health of the oil and gas sector. Therefore, at Africa Oil Week we are proposing the evolution and expansion of a high-level Advisory Committee which links leaders in the pan-African oil and gas sector and gives members a true voice in the shaping and role of Africa Oil Week agenda and purpose”, the letter read.

The Oil Forum in the letter said through the development of a cross-disciplinary Advisory committee at Africa Oil Week it believes that it can quickly identify the goals and ambitions of governments, investors and businesses in Africa, stating,  “We can then develop and nurture a dedicated programme for oil and gas operators, financial institutions, governments, associations, and service companies to achieve their objectives across the African continent – acting as a catalyst to advance partnerships and investment at this critical time for the global oil and gas industry”, the letter reveals.

In response, NOCAL’s CEO accepted the invitation, terming it as opportunity for her to put views forward and support the workings of the committee.

“Thanks for the invitation to be a part of the Africa Oil Week Advisory Committee. I am humbled by your request to grant me the opportunity to put forward my views and support the workings of the Committee”, the young CEO said in reply.

She also acknowledged NOCAL’s long standing relation with AOW, assuring them that she was committed to the success of the yearly event and as such she accepts to work with them on formulating the summit on an ongoing basis. 

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