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The African Energy Chamber (AEC) has announced that it has appointed Sergio Pugliese as president for Angola chapter, effective 1 May 2019

51c14f63a35d24b0eff6730fe11f82a0Pugliese will lead the chamber’s activities in Angola and support the chambers’ partners in unlocking value in Angola’s oil and gas market. (Image source: AEC)

In this role, Pugliese will lead the activities of the chamber in Angola and support the partners of the chambers in unlocking value in Angola’s multi-billion-dollar oil and gas market.

Pugliese will also lead the chamber’s efforts to support President João Lourenço’s government in its current drive to restructure and strengthen Angola’s oil and gas sector.

AEC stated that Pugliese is a seasoned entrepreneur and Angolan oil executive with many years of experience working with international oil companies such as BP and Statoil.

He has also founded and is the chairman of Angola-focused oil and gas services companies Motiva LDA and Amipa LDA and the Africa-focused investment company AIDAC.

NJ Ayuk, CEO of Centurion Law Group and executive chairman at the chamber, said, “Sergio’s credentials, experience and knowledge of the oil and gas industry make him the ideal addition for the AEC as we increase our footprint in every oil producing country.”

Verner Ayukegba, senior vice-president of public policy, added, “The chamber notably continues to receive tremendous interest from the international oil community about Angola since the election of President João Lourenço.”

“From the passing of dedicated gas regulations, the promotion of marginal fields, to the organisation of a new oil-licensing round overseen by the newly-created petroleum agency, Angola has made a tremendous comeback as one of Africa’s hottest oil and gas frontier,” he noted.

Sergio Pugliese declared, “It is with pleasure and a great sense of responsibility towards Angola and the AEC that I am assuming this new function. Angola is reforming very fast and the need to provide accurate information and guidance for investors on doing business in Angola is growing.”