Oil and gas: Africa striving for new projects

After several tough years, the oil and gas industry in Africa is finally paving a way back to worthier days. The oil and gas sector holds a valuable role in the African economy as it offers multiple career openings and business opportunities to locals as well as expatriates. However, due to multiple setbacks, the industry has faced several declines in the productivity as well as in a drop-in-prices on international level. The consequent challenge remain the uncertainty in regulatory groundwork, corruption, poor infrastructures and the lack of skill resources. What now for the energy sector?

Top prospects and developments

West Africa has driven advances in offshore technology, leading to growth in demands and market shares. Huge export countries such as Angola or Nigeria are expected to launch new oil and gas projects to boost the industry by 2018.

Considered as a clean source of energy, generating power with the use of renewable energy is constantly growing in the continent. Africa is one of the only continent offering this abundance in natural resources and this is why seizing the opportunity to boost and energy productions remains the first step towards success. With the conventional sources of energy slowly evolving, it now offers competitive growth rates while teasing the best of local and international investors.

In the core of a deep change, the internet speed is still being critical, many African countries have set arduous objectives to increase internet access to improve frameworks in the renewable power generation capacity. Technology offers the opportunity to adopt a more distributed energy resources at a faster pace. Technology has become an important instrument for inter connectivity and proximity of energy systems. However, it may cause threats as well which may be cyber attacks, leading to vulnerability in the cyber-security.

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Kevina Takoordyal has a BA Hons Business Management from the University of Glamorgan, UK, with MBA in leadership and Innovation, MBA General, PMP Certified, and Agile Scrum Master. She currently works as the Head of Operations at Africa HR Solutions Ltd with more than 20 years of proven leadership capabilities in Operations, Business Development, People Management, Process Optimization, and Project Management in the Financial Services, BPO, Banking Industry, and Heath Care Industry. In Senior leadership roles with an international footprint across Europe working and extensive Pan- African experience from a compliance, finance, and operations angle, Kevina comes across with a panoply of cross-functional skills. Kevina also serves on a few Boards, Non-Independent Executive at MioD and for NGOs on a voluntary basis, a coach and mentor to aspiring female leaders across Africa and Mauritius.

Kevina is a firm believer in Servant Leadership with a strong focus and commitment to uplifting others, with the ability to deliver through a highly engaged – diverse team, and works towards consistently synergistic value creation. While being a focused and adaptive thinker and Kevina is actively participating in panel discussions on Innovation, CX, Digital transformation.

Kevina serves as Project Assessor for the National Youth upskilling program. She has been recognized as Global Talent in a few companies, Ceridian, and International SOS Ltd whereby she has been awarded a few scholarships and had the opportunity to be mentored by Senior Vice President in the US. Award Winner in various fields and at a national level and recognized including Super Achiever Leader Award in Africa in 2016, Awarded Africa Women Leader 2018.

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Originally from Mauritius, he holds bachelor’s degrees in International Business, Finance and Management from the University of Nevada, Reno.