Gazprom Chairman of the Board and the Russian President’s Special Representative for the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) will address industry delegates during Africa Energy Week (AEW) 2022 at Cape

The African Energy Chamber (AEC) is proud to announce that Viktor Zubkov, Special Representative of the Russian President for Cooperation with the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) and Chairman of the Board of the State Energy Company Gazprom, will deliver a keynote speech at the African Energy Week (AEW) Conference and Exhibition ( – Africa’s premier event for the oil and gas sector – to be held from 18-21 October in Cape Town.

Representing one of the largest and most established oil and gas markets in the world, Zubkov’s attendance at AEW 2022 – Africa’s largest gathering for energy decision makers, companies and investors – will be crucial for shaping discussions around the key role of the continent’s massive but largely untapped hydrocarbons. resources play in eliminating energy poverty while triggering new socio-economic growth.

As Chairman of the Board of Gazprom since 2008 and Presidential Special Representative for the GECF, Zubkov has been instrumental in expanding Russia’s oil industry as well as ensuring global energy security by leading both Gazprom and Russia in a series of exploration, production, infrastructure development and energy monetization initiatives in partnership with global majors and international investors and governments. As a result, Russia today has the largest oil and gas reserves in the world and is the largest exporter of natural gas in the world.

As Africa seeks to maximize the production and exploitation of its estimated reserves of 125.3 billion barrels of crude oil and 620 trillion cubic feet of gas to eradicate energy poverty by 2030 while boosting socio-economic growth and energy security, cooperation with global parties on knowledge sharing, project financing and infrastructure development have been and will continue to be essential. In this regard, as the voice of the African energy sector, the ACS is committed to facilitating better cooperation between African hydrocarbon-producing countries and their global counterparts, with AEW 2022 providing the best platform for discussions to be held and agreements to be signed between Russia and African countries.

With factors such as policies related to the energy transition disrupting the growth of Africa’s oil and gas industry, Zubkov will share best practices for Africa to address these challenges and seize opportunities for economic growth and security. energy related to industry. As chairman of the board of one of the largest energy companies in the world, Zubkov is well placed to address African national oil and gas companies and independents on the role that national energy companies play in the stimulating upstream, midstream and downstream activities.

Having served as Russia’s First Deputy Finance Minister in 2001 and Russia’s 36th Prime Minister (, Zubkov represents the ideal stakeholder to shape the critical dialogue of AEW 2022 around energy, finance and bilateral partnerships. As mature producers in Africa ramp up exploration and production, and emerging producers launch large-scale, continent-wide developments, companies such as Gazprom and countries like Russia represent key partners for development. Africa in 2022 and beyond.

“The Chamber is honored to welcome Viktor Zubkov, a global industry leader, to AEW 2022 to shape serious discussions on the role Africa’s hydrocarbon resources play in stabilizing the continent’s various economies. in 2022 and beyond. With factors such as inadequate financing and infrastructure slowing the growth of the continent’s hydrocarbon sector, Zubkov will explore the role that organizations such as Gazprom and GECF, as well as platforms such as AEW have and continue to play in maximizing the development, exploitation and monetization of energy resources to meet national, regional and global energy needs,” says NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman of the AEC.

Distributed by APO Group for African Energy Week (AEW).

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About AEW 2022:
AEW 2022 is the AEC’s annual conference, exhibition and networking event. AEW 2022 brings together African energy players with international investors and partners to drive industry growth and development and promote Africa as an energy investment destination. Key organizations such as the African Petroleum Producers Organization, as well as African heavyweights including Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria, have partnered with AEW, furthering the role the event will play in the future. energy of Africa.

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