At the Africa Oil Week (Africa-OilWeek.com) in Dubai, a large delegation from leading oil conglomerate Sahara Group will advocate for the adoption of an “Africa suitable” transition plan in the continent’s upstream sector, according to Executive Director Moroti Adedoyin-Adeyinka.
When debating how Africa and its global partners could approach the desirable aim of energy transformation, Adedoyin-Adeyinka said the event, which begins on November 8, should take into account the continent’s varied development levels.
“Realistic goals and milestones are needed to ensure that Africa’s energy transition is successful and that no one is left behind. She stated that Sahara Group, as a leading promoter of energy access and sustainable environments, is thrilled to join other African and global players in helping to build a sustainable future for Africa’s upstream economy.
According to her, a “responsible and cleaner” production and consumption of energy in Africa holds the key to unlocking economic prosperity on the continent. “We are increasingly witnessing a paradigm shift in oil and gas policies and operations in Africa, and this is commendable.
How and when Africa achieves energy transition remains a huge talking point for the world at large and we need to keep the conversation going at AOW and other platforms. We envision that desired future at Sahara Group, and we are already aligning our operations, investments, and partnerships in this regard,” she added.
Scheduled to speak on “Diversity and Inclusion”, Adedoyin-Adeyinka will be joined by Henry Menkiti, Chief Operating Officer, Asharami Energy (a Sahara Group Upstream Company), Nicolas Mignot, Chief Financial Officer, Sahara Energy Int’l Geneva, Kola Motajo, Vice President, Treasury, Sahara Energy Int’l Geneva, Andrew Laven, Chief Operating Officer, Sahara Energy Resources, Dubai, and Temitope Olagbami, Head, Corporate Finance, Sahara Group.
Menkiti, Mignot, and Laven will speak on panels focused on Safeguarding and Strengthening African Upstream Portfolios through Technology & Innovation, setting the green agenda, and evolution of financing. “Bringing energy to life responsibly is a brand promise that propels our operations across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East and we remain committed to using the agency of thought leadership to promote global access to sustainable energy,” Adedoyin-Adeyinka stated.
Now at its 27th year, the AOW is a global platform that facilitates conversations, investments, and thought leadership in Africa’s upstream sector, bringing together governments, national and international oil companies, independents, investors, and service providers.
The event will among other issues examine the role of diversity and inclusion within Africa’s energy transition, set the context for Africa’s energy transition, explore where the greatest impact be made within the hydrocarbon industry to address ESG goals and highlight how to promote traditional energy projects to green-minded investors and funds.