8 - 10 OCTOBER 2019


H.E. Mahaman Laouan Gaya

Speaker Name

H.E. Mahaman Laouan Gaya

Secretary General

African Petroleum Producers’ Organization (APPO)

Mahaman Laouan Gaya is a Petrochemical Engineer. He also holds an MBA on Business Management (with optional courses on Finance and Accounting) and several certificates of specializations (Energy Planning, Energy Economics & Politics International Petroleum Management). In his professional career, Mr. Gaya is currently Secretary General of African Petroleum Producers’ Organization (APPO). He was in 2014-2015 International Energy Expert at Burundi Office of UNDP. From 2011 to 2013, he was Director General of Hydrocarbons and then after Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum of Republic of Niger (2010-2011). Former Assistant to Executive Director at the African Development Bank in Tunisia, he held the position of Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Real Estate in the Government of the Republic of Niger (2003-2005). It has been over ten years at Bank of Africa (BOA-NIGER) and at the Nigeria International Bank (NIB). Mr Gaya is Expert on Governance in extractive industries and international finance. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Excellence Centre for Governance Extractive Industries in Africa, member of the Association for the Development of Energy in Africa (ADEA) member of the Association of International Petroleum Negociators (AIPN) and former President and member of the ROTARY CLUB - NIAMEY ‘’Croix du Sud’’. Mr Gaya is ‘’Grand Croix of the Order of Merit’’,

‘’Grand Officer of the Order of Merit’’, ‘’Chevalier of the National Order’’ of the Republic of Niger, and ‘’Paul Harris Fellow’’ of Rotary International. Mr Gaya has to his credit a hundred publications on oil issues, energy and finance.