The fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly rattled both the oil and gas and finance sectors. Investors and business owners will face new obstacles in getting projects off the ground in the coming years, with only the most competitive oil and gas projects and well-positioned companies moving forward. Despite the challenges, private equity is set to play an important role in the development of Africa’s energy sector for years to come. How has the private equity market been affected by COVID-19? Has the recovery started for private equity? What projects will attract investors in the current climate? What role will LNG play in developing Africa’s economy and recovering from the economic ramifications of COVID-19? What is the way forward for African independents and service companies post-COVID-19? How can these companies access investment and continue to thrive?
Nyonga Fofang, Managing Director, Bambili Group
Kola Karim, Managing Director and CEO, Shoreline Energy International
Steve Brann. Senior Investment Manager, Vitol
Shawn Duthie, Managing Director, Inyani Intelligence
James Chester, Acting CEO, Africa Oil & Power