JOHANNESBURG, The African Energy Chamber has welcomed United States oil company Kosmos Energy’s appointment of Senegalese national Khady Dior Ndiaye as vice president and regional director for West Africa.

Kosmos Energy is a fullcycle deepwater independent oil and gas exploration and production company whose key assets include production offshore Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, as well as a worldclass gas development offshore Mauritania and Senegal.

The African Energy Chamber said Ndiaye’s appointment was a positive step towards promoting women in leadership positions in the oil sector and recognising the extremely talented energy leaders emerging out of West Africa.

The appointment of Khady Dior Ndiaye is a brilliant move and in line with our belief that women can and should lead,” its executive chairman NJ Ayuk said.

“The oil industry cannot be the last bastion of male domination. Congratulations to Kosmos Energy on showing the way for others in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Mozambique, Nigeria, Angola or South Africa to follow!

The chamber said Ndiaye had demonstrated her leadership skills while working for Citibank in Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal.

It added that she would lead Kosmos Energy’s operations in the region at very important times for the company and for Senegal which expects to be producing its first oil and gas within two years.

Source: African News Agency