DMWA Resources to Head Africa Oil & Power Trading Panel, Expanding Operations in Africa – Johannesburg
16 July, 2018
- DMWA Executive Director Sebastian Wagner to moderate trading panel at Africa Oil & Power event.
- The firm is exploring commodities trading and advisory opportunities across Sub-Saharan Africa.
- DMWA seeks to raise funding for African resources companies through European investor roadshows
Executive Director of DMWA Resources Sebastian Wagner will join a select group of Africa’s energy leaders at the Africa Oil & Power conference on June 5-7, as company executives and government officials work together to address issues facing Africa’s oil, gas and power sectors.
At the AOP 2017 conference, billed as the elite event for energy policy and investment in Africa, Mr. Wagner will moderate a panel on oil and gas trading. The session includes, among others, panelists Guillaume Quiviger, Business Development Director at Vitol, Mustapha Fasinro, CEO at Linetrale Petroleum, and Cholo Seane, Executive Director at Aquila Petroleum and Chemicals Trading, and will address issues and challenges such as the stockpiling of oil and gas products; the impact on countries with underdeveloped storage infrastructure; and limited refining capacities across Africa.
Mr. Wagner joins government leaders including the President of South Sudan H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit; Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe H.E. Patrice Trovoada; and Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea H.E. Francisco Pascual Obama Asue at the Cape Town conference. In addition, the event will host experts and business leaders including Dr. Thabo Kgogo, CEO of SacOil Holdings; Akin Odumakinde, Managing Director of DeltaTek; Paul Eardley-Taylor, Head of Oil and Gas at Standard Bank; and Ashley Brown, Executive Director of the Harvard Electricity Policy Group.
DMWA Resources, an emerging African commodities and advisory firm active in Cameroon, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Chad and South Africa, is currently acting as an adviser on local content development initiatives in Equatorial Guinea and on the construction of a storage terminal in South Africa.
“With Africa’s next revolution presently unfolding in the power sector, we have set our eyes on West Africa gas-to power plays, both on the advisory as well as the proprietary investment and trading side”, says Mr. Wagner. “We are also pursuing a diversification into the soft commodities space, for example through a recently established cocoa trading venture in Cameroon.” Further, DMWA recently launched a series of investor roadshows in Europe for African companies seeking capital market funding. Karl Rheinberger, a seasoned capital markets veteran, is leading those efforts from DMWA’s Frankfurt branch office and has recently completed a roadshow for an East Africa oil and gas explorer, as well as an African infrastructure security solutions provider.