Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu is a distinction graduate of Law from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Nigerian Law School. He bagged a first class degree in Law and was best grandaunt and multiple awards winner from both Institutions. He thereafter obtained a Masters and Doctorate Degree in Law from Harvard Law School USA, with distinctions.
He has worked as an Investment Attorney in USA, as General Counsel with Texaco Upstream and Downstream in Nigeria and is now Executive Vice Chairman of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited and General Counsel for Exxon Mobil Nigeria affiliate Upstream and Downstream Companies in Nigeria.
He has forayed into business, working as Chairman and CEO of his own Companies in Downstream Petroleum, Law Practice and Consultancy and Publishing. He has lectured in Nigeria, at Harvard and various Institutions around the world as either a visiting lecturer or professor in Law.
He has three published law books in Investment Law and Contracts and numerous articles in various Journals. In his capacity as General Counsel of Exxon Mobil in Nigeria, he oversees the compliance programs of Exxon Mobil in Nigeria and advices on issues related to adherence with compliance regulations and Anti-Corruption Laws for the company in Africa.
U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea
United States of America
Julie Furuta-Toy was confirmed by the United States Senate as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea on October 22, 2015. Ambassador Furuta-Toy is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Counselor. She earned a B.A. from the University of California at Riverside in 1981, a M.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1984, and a M.S. from the National Defense University in 2004.
Ambassador Furuta-Toy has demonstrated outstanding leadership, strong interpersonal and team-building skills, as well as expertise in administering development programs and doing consular work, during a 29 year career in the U.S. Foreign Service.
Prior to her arrival in Malabo, Ambassador Furuta-Toy served as Charge d’Affaires and DCM at U.S. Embassy Oslo, Norway (2012-2015) and as DCM at U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (2009-2012). Prior to that, she served in the Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs as Director in both the Office of Children’s Issues (2007-2009) and the Office of Public and Diplomatic Liaison (2004-2007). Ambassador Furuta-Toy’s other overseas postings include Moscow, Mumbai, Port-au-Prince, and Manila, Philippines. In Washington, she has served in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs and in the Bureau of Personnel.
Ambassador Furuta-Toy is married with two adult children. She speaks Spanish and Russian.
Juan Antonio Ndong Ondo is the Director General of SONAGAS G.E. He has a Master’s degree and PhD in Chemistry from the University of Patricio Lumumba in Moscow. In 1993 Dr Ndong was Chemistry Analyst at the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbon and in 1998 he became the General Director of National Universities of Equatorial Guinea and Scientific Investigations. From 1994 until 1997 Dr Ndong was General Director of Secondary Schools in Equatorial Guinea. He was working as a Technical Director of GEOGAM in 1997 and became the Managing Director of GEOGAM in 2001.
Serapio SIMA NTUTUMU, born 25 May 1966, married and father of 10 children. He is a graduate with BSC Hon Economics from the University of Lagos, Federal Republic of Nigeria, February 1996. Back home same year, he started his professional career with CCEI BANK GE as an economis and he was promoted as Head of Loan and Credit Department in Malabo. He moved from that position to join the Ministry of Mine Industry and Energy and designated economist to follow Exxon Mobil activity in Houston (USA).
In February 2002, he was appointed as Head of Financial control at GEPetrol.
In July 11th 2005, he became the First Deputy Director General of SONAGAS GE to date.
Mr. Antonio Oburu Ondo holds a degree in Administration and Business Management, specialising in Business Economic Theory at the Basque Country University in Spain, and a Masters degree in Financial Markets, as well as several Diplomas in Crude Oil Trading, International Law and International Relations.
As General Manager of GEPETROL, Mr. Oburu Ondo is focusing all efforts in the generation of more income for the State, by diversifying the company's portfolio and turning Gepetrol in the national leader in the provision of services in the oil industry, as well as becoming an important agent of social transformation in Equatorial Guinea.
Oscar Garcia BernikoDirector General for State Companies Ministry of Mines & Hydrocarbons, Equatorial Guinea
Oscar Garcia Berniko
Director General for State Companies
Ministry of Mines & Hydrocarbons, Equatorial Guinea
Oscar Vicente Garcia Berniko is an oil & gas professional with experience in LNG and gas, business development, contracts monitoring and projects. He joined the National Gas company of EG SONAGAS where he headed the business development and Contracts monitoring areas. He was then promoted to the position of Local content Director at the MMIE, then appointed Director general for State´s projects at the ministry of Economy and Public Investments. He move back to the ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons in May 2018 as the Director General of State Entities and Petroleum assets. Mr Berniko is the senior director of the committee of projects at the MMH now leading the Punta Europa Backfilling project and the former Executive board member of the Gas exporting countries forum.
Jacinto Nguema OwonoDirector of National Content Ministry of Mines & Hydrocarbons, Equatorial Guinea
Jacinto Nguema Owono
Director of National Content
Ministry of Mines & Hydrocarbons, Equatorial Guinea
Jacinto N. Owono es conocido por su pasión en la formación y promoción del personal nacional en todas las esferas del sector petrolífero, gasífero y minero; y es producto de la industria petrolífera donde fue formado como profesional y dirigió varios departamentos en Hess antes de trabajar en PanAtlantic como Director General en Guinea Ecuatorial. Jacinto N.Owono ha ayudado y participado como mentor a jóvenes guineanos con interés de trabajar en la industria petrolifera, dirigió el proyecto de implementación y puesta en marcha del Instituto Tecnológico de Hidrocarburos de Guinea Ecuatorial (INTHGE), en sus tiempos con Hess. Don Jacinto Owono es economista por la Universidad de La Roche en Pennsylvania, Estados Unidos; y tiene un master en dirección de empresas petrolíferas y energéticas.
Ministry of Mines & Hydrocarbons, Equatorial Guinea
Appointed as General Director of Hydrocarbons and Oil Economy in August 2016, Mr Eyegue Mangue is a Petrochemical Engineer from Texas A & M University, and has a Diploma in Business Management from Stratford Career Institute. From June 2000 to July 2005, Mr Eyegue Mangue worked as a Production Operator and Technician of Electricity and Instrumentation in Jade Platform, Exxonmobil. From June 2010 to August 2015, he worked as a Production and Submarine Installations Engineer with Exxonmobil. He moved to General Electric (GE) in September 2015 where he worked as a Contract Performance Manager.
Dom Martin Crisanto has a degree in Economics and Business Studies in the Complutense University of Madrid, with specialty in MONETARY AND PUBLIC SECTOR ECONOMY. From 1983-1984, he followed enrolling in a Course of Actuary of Insurance and Financial Management in the same Institution of Financial Companies in the same institution.
He is fluent in Spanish, French and has a good knowledge of English.
From his WORK EXPERIENCE we can enhance his experience with the Government of Equatorial Guinea. From
1984 to 1985, he worked as an economist for Presidency of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. Following that, from
1985 to 1988 he served the Senior Panel at the Bank of Central African States (BEAC), at the
Malabo National Directorate, providing services of Credits, Monetary Analysis and Control of Banks.
In 1988 he became the National Director of Central African States (BEAC) in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, until the year of 2000, when he became the Central Director of General Control at their Headquarters, in Yaounde, Cameroon, until 2004. From 2004 to 2005, he became the Counselor of the Government Residence, Banking and Integration Officer.
In 2005 he was nominated Deputy General Director of the National Bank of Equatorial Guinea
(BANGE). From 2006 to 2009 he became the Deputy Minister of Planning, Economic Development and Investment of Equatorial Guinea. From 2009 till 2011, he was promoted as Delegate Minister for Finance and Budgets of the Republic of Guinea Equatorial.
In 2011 until 2013, he was honored to become the Minister of Finance and Budget of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
Consecutively from 2013 until 2014, he became Counselor in the Presidency on Finance and Budget. In 2014 he was elected Senator of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
Among his public experiences serving the people of the Equatorial Guinea, it can be mentioned:
Alternate Governor of Equatorial Guinea to the Monetary Forum
International, World Bank and African Development Bank.
Titular Governor for the International Monetary Fund and the Bank
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Guinea
Head of the Delegation of Equatorial Guinea to the Technical Commission for
Creation of the Economic and Monetary Community of the States of Africa
Member of the Committee for Reflections and Implementation of the National
Economic and Social Development (HORIZONTE 2020).
Dom Martin has attended numerous Conferences and Seminars giving numerous lectures and conducted many seminars.
Manuel Oliveira has studied Law at the University of Zaragoza, and also take a Master Degree in Corporate Law Finance at the Delaware Law School.
Mr. Oliveira has been working for Centurion Law Group for the past four years. Currently, he focus his practice on corporate, labor, Oil&Gas, and business transactional matters. Moreover, as a member of the Equatorial Guinean Bar Association, he also has worked in labor and mercantile litigation in the Courts.
Paul MoschellPresident and General ManagerAtlantic Methanol Production Company
President and General Manager
Atlantic Methanol Production Company
Paul Moschell has been the president of Atlantic Methanol Production Company (AMPCO), in Equatorial Guinea, Atlantic Methanol Services BV, in The Netherlands and Atlantic Methanol Marketing & Services in The United States since 2003.
He is a board member of the Methanol Institute, 10-year chairman of the Product Stewardship Committee and a member of industry organizations including the AFPM, IMPCA and EPCA.
Paul is a native of Miami, Florida and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Florida followed by executive studies at Wharton, Kellogg & Rice Universities.
Simon P Smith is the current Director of MEGPL. Simon has had an extensive career with Marathon Oil. Prior to being appointed Regional Vice President of MEGPL, he was Managing Director of EGLNG also based in Malabo. He has also held various leadership positions within Marathon Oil in Engineering, Project Management and Operations. Simon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Imperial College, London.
Martin HutchisonManaging DirectorEnergy Resources ConsultingCWC Associate Director
Energy Resources Consulting
Martin Hutchison is an independent consultant supplying strategic support to the global energy industry. He has over 35 years of international oil and gas industry leadership experience in technical, commercial and senior executive roles, encompassing Upstream and LNG across Europe, North and South America, Middle East and West Africa. He served on the boards of the Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce and the Ameriven heavy oil project, and later as the Managing Director and executive board member for Brass LNG Ltd, Nigeria. Martin is a lecturer in several CWC professional development courses and a regular chairman and Co-Chairman of CWC conferences.