George Cazenove is Head of Communications at Tullow Oil plc and has worked closely with Invest in Africa since its inception. George joined Tullow in 2011 from Citigate Dewe Rogerson, the international communications consultancy, where Tullow was one of his leading clients. George has also worked for Shell and in the UK Parliament. He holds a BA Hons in History from Durham University and an MPhil in International Relations from Cambridge University.
George CazenoveTullow Oil
Jasper has over 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry with Amoco, GUPCO (Egypt) and bp. Over the past 7 years he served as bp’s Africa Exploration Vice-President, significantly growing bp’s African presence by creating new business in 6 countries. In Mauritania, Senegal and the Gambia, bp worked with Invest in Africa on SME training and local content. He initiated and led the educational outreach #Makeyourmask campaign in ten African countries and sixteen languages to help slow the spread of Covid-19 and save lives. He recently wrote an Op-ed piece for the Africa Rising report, outlining the energy transition as an opportunity for African nations and an opportunity to improve the sustainability of the world’s energy systems. His purpose for the next fifteen years, is to use his wealth of executive, business development and Africa energy landscape experience to improve people’s lives. He is now Director of Perspective Energy Advisory. Please welcome Jasper to the Invest in Africa team as a Non-Executive Director.
Jasper PeijsFormer Africa Exploration Vice-President at BP
A Seasoned corporate executive with over 25 years in various demanding roles. Paul has extensive experience in Government Relations, Trade Facilitation, Banking, fund raising, Corporate communication strategies, marketing, media, and event management within UK, Ghana and Africa. Paul provides advisory services to the Ghana High Commission, UK and various international companies including the UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce(UKGCC), Cloud Africa and Michael Essien Foundation. He is a key member of the Ghana Diaspora Homecoming Summit National Planning Committee, the Ghana Investment & Opportunities Summit Committee and the “Doing Business With Ghana” Webinar Series Committee
Paul AkwaboahInvestment Manager, Evercore
Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia
Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia is Chairman of ENS Ghana. He was previously the Managing Partner at Oxford & Beaumont Solicitors in Ghana, specializing in finance and energy law. Prior to setting up Oxford & Beaumont, he was Head of Corporate Services and Legal at Standard Trust Bank Ghana Limited (now UBA Ghana Limited) and part of the team that started UBA in Ghana.
Elikem Nutifafa KuenyehiaChairman of ENSafrica
Omar Ben Yedder
Omar represents Invest in Africa in a personal capacity as an IIA Ambassador, furthering the message that cross-sector collaborative partnerships will provide long term solutions to common business challenges in Africa. Omar joined IC Publications in 2003 and is actively engaged across a number of initiatives in Africa and a frequent participant at international forums with an African interest. Omar's work and personal interests include media, development economics, leadership and education. Omar studied Economics and Languages at Durham University and also is a chartered management accountan