Arsénio Mabote graduated from Ploiesti Petroleum Institute in Romania, in1983 and he holds Msc in Petroleum Engineering.

Since joining the National Oil Company (ENH) in 1983, he has been assigned for different managerial positions and participated in appraisal and development of the Pande and Temane gas field. In 1999 he was appointed National Director for Coal and Hydrocarbons. In his position he led the negotiation team for the concession and cross border agreements of the Natural Gas Project, between Mozambique and South Africa. In 2004 he was leader of the evaluation commission which successfully organised the selection of concessionaire for the Moatize Coal project.

Currently, Mr Mabote is the Chairman of the National Petroleum Institute, created by the Government in 2004; his main responsibilities include the promotion, administration and regulation of petroleum operation in Mozambique.

Over the last nine years, has led negotiations of several explorations and production concession contracts with international oil companies.


  • Simon has 20 years of Energy Corporate Finance experience.
  • International secondment in Hong Kong, Australia, FSU & New York.
  • Privatisation experience in UK Utilities Sector in early 90’s leading onto transaction in Eastern Europe (MOL, PKN & Hellenic Petroleum), FSU (Gazprom & Tatneft) and Far East (PTTEP & Petronas)
  • International corporate M&A including HESS acquisitions of Triton, Petronas acquisition of Engen, and PA Resources acquisition of Medex Tunisia.
  • Ran specialist acquisition and divestment boutique focused on Upstream asset transactions such as Occidental’s disposal of it’s Qatari operations, Petronas acquisition of Yetagun Field in Burma and Murphy’s disposal of  part interest in it’s Congolese operation.
  • Extensive ECM experience in particular during Tristone period when leading broker to energy industry in London raising capital for firms such as Gulf Keystone, Serica, Afren and Salamander.

Jason Reynard was appointed Regional CEO of Bolloré Africa Logistics in East Africa in March, 2013 responsible for the management of nine countries, namely: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, East DRC, South Sudan, North Sudan, Ethiopia and Djibouti. This region comprises a total of 33 operational centres with a workforce of 2,500 staff.
Jason began his career with Bolloré Africa Logistics nearly 20 years ago as the Transport Division Manager for the then SDV Transami Kenya Limited.
Since 1995, Jason has been working in various parts of Africa. He was the Country Managing Director for Bolloré Africa Logistics Ghana, managing the operations of four subsidiaries. During his tenure in Ghana, Jason also sat on the Board of Directors of Meridian Port Services (MPS), a PPP Project in which Bolloré Africa Logistics was awarded concession as the Container Terminal Operator in the Port of Tema in 2007.
Prior to this, Jason was the Deputy Managing Director of Bolloré Africa Logistics in Nigeria. In his career, Jason has also served as Managing Director of SDV Transami and AMI Tanzania, SDV Transami Uganda as well as Operations Director of SDV Transami Kenya.
Jason has over 25 years of logistics experience in Shipping, Freight Forwarding, Logistics, Ports Privatization, Oil & Gas / Mining Operations, Supply Chain and Project Management in East and West Africa.
Jason was educated in England and graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1990 with a BSC Hons degree.

Hon. Peter Aimat Lokeris is a Ugandan accountant and politician. He is the current State Minister for Minerals in the Ugandan Cabinet. He was appointed to this position on 16 February 2009. He is also the elected Member of Parliament representing “Chekwii County” Nakapiripirit District. He has

He holds the degree of Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) from Makerere University, Uganda’s oldest tertiary education institution, established in 1922. He also holds a Diploma in Finance from the Uganda Management Institute in Kampala. He also holds a Master of Science in Marketing (MSc) from Makerere University and another Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies from the same university.

Hon. Peter Lokeris started his working career as a cashier. He also worked as an Internal Auditor for Moroto District. He then worked as the Chief Accountant for Kotido District. Following that, he served as the Administrative Secretary for Moroto District for a period of 4 years. Lokeris also served as a special district administrator in the districts of MorotoKasese and Jinja. Later, he served as a Special presidential advisor on peace and development of Karamoja and its neighbouring regions for four years.

Ms. Sumayya joined the National Oil Corporation in 2004 as the Company Secretary and Legal Affairs Manager from private law practice where she worked as a commercial and conveyance attorney and later appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) then acting CEO before being confirmed to the position in 2011.

Ms. Sumayya is an active member of various industry and professional associations among them the Law Society of Kenya, the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, and the National Fossil Fuels Advisory Committee. She is also a National Coordinator for the Review and Amendment of Kenya’s Exploration Policy and Petroleum (Exploration & Production).