OKAPI ENERGY GROUP:
Okapi Energy Group gathers companies dedicated to delivering superior performance throughout the energy value chain for West Africa. Our expertise in the fields of oil trading, supply chain management and strategic advisory services combined with the on-ground knowledge of the needs of our customers along with strategic partnerships with world-leading energy merchants are today our key factors of success in delivering energy solutions in Africa.
Okapi Supply Trading Advisory SA (formerly Sarl) was formed by combining consulting services, supply and downstream activities. Today the company is one of Africa’s most trusted independent providers of oil & gas products and services. We supply, store and distribute oil and gas products needed by consumers, industry and maritime operations across the African continent.
We are a Swiss wholly-owned private company, and we have been responding to the evolving energy needs of the African continent for over the past 7 years. We are proud of the unparalleled depth of experience, knowledge and expertise that we have accumulated serving the needs of many sub-Saharan countries.
Our reputation as a professional and reliable business partner is supported by an approach that integrates the full value chain, from the initial purchase of oil product on the open market (ensuring security of supply), its storage at strategic locations, to the development of a variety of specialist end-products including fuels, gas, lubricants and, more recently, bitumen. Efficient logistics and strong distribution networks, including our own retail service stations, complete the picture. Together, these capabilities enable us to respond rapidly and efficiently to a wide range of customer needs across each of the countries in which we operate.
We have become one of the fastest growing and extensive full-service energy platforms in sub-Saharan Africa. Our development is accelerating as we continue to serve the needs of what has become one of the world’s fastest growing regions - Mohamed J. NDAO [Founder and Managing Director]
OKAPI - TEAM
The Okapi team, understands the Oil and Gas industry, especially the African energy environment; Gain from our unique perspectives.
Founder and CEO of OKAPI since 2013. Mr NDAO has 25 years experience of the oil industry whether on upstream, trading or marketing. Mr Ndao holds a dual master degree in Petroleum Economics from IFP School and the University of Oklahoma
Based in Conakry, Mr Louis Camara is the partner of Okapi in two ventures: Kamsar Petroleum and Hummingbird Guinea Mining Corporation. He is occupying the managing director role in those two companies. Mr Camara with his long business experience in his home country has succeeded to develop Okapi activities in Guinea. Designated african manager of year in 2016 by the CIMA, Mr Camara has helped many international companies to access the Guinean market.
Mr Mohamadou is the Head of Trading operations and Administration. His past experiences as a Supply & Products manager has allowed to develop a strong knowledge of logistics in Africa and an expertise in managing physical And information flows within the Supply chain industry. Prior to joining OKAPI, he worked several years within a soft commodities trading house in charge of shipping operations.
Based in Kinshasa, Mr Mulumba is the managing director of Okapi Distribution Services. He has held numerous positions in the downstream sector in his home country the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Mr Mulumba efforts have lifted OKAPI among the top 3 suppliers of refined products in DRC. He is coordinating the development of new businesses for the group specifically focusing on storage management and retail network.
In charge of of West africa business development, Mrs Gbenou is also currently completing a PHD in Law at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She is a business jurist, former consultant to the African Union and the United Nations. Founder of the association: "the right to energy", she produced a documentary "Energy 2020" and organised the Conversations on Energy in Africa at the United Nations during the CSW2019 and at the Summit of the 'African Union of Niamey 2019.
Based in Lagos Ijeoma Ben-Maduike is our independant consultant for Nigeria. She is a multi-skilled professional with over 10 years extensive experience covering a broad range from Banking and Finance, Business Development, Marine Logistics, Administration and Management. Mrs Ben-Maduike began her career in Diamond Bank Plc Nigeria, then moved to West African Fenders before Joining Brittania-U Nigeria Limited as the Head,Trading and Downstream Arm.
Commodities trading and finance executive with extensive networks in the energy sector, corporate and investment banking and in oil producing countries. Edoardo started his career with Total in its downstream division to later join its oil trading entity. He then worked at BNP Paribas Energy and Commodities where he developed an international energy-trading portfolio. He serves as senior executive at various ventures in commodities trading, project finance and the E&P sector.
Mr Flory Yebo is the treasury manager of the downstream unit of OKAPI in DRC. Mr Yebo has a long experience in the marketing of oil products to OMC's and Independants Marketers. His unparalleled knowledge of the administration is a key asset in the successful local implemenation of the company . Mr Yebo is currently assisting with the development of the distribution network of Okapi.
Adama Juliane Diane With a master’s degree in Corporate Finance from EDHEC Business School, Adama is our consultant for the “Renewable Energies” division. She’s in charge of developing our activities in this sector in Guinea. Prior to joining us, Adama notably worked in the Investment Banking division of BNP Paribas and Credit Suisse where she gained experience in the mergers and acquisition business.
Mohamed J. Ndao
Estelle Florence Gbenou
Adama Juliane Diane
Click on the pictures to view profile in full
Need more details? Contact us
We are here to assist. Contact us by phone, email or via our Social Media channels.