Hon. Tom Alweendo

Ministry of Mines and Energy, The Republic of Namibia

Minister of Mines and Energy

An economist by heart, Hon. Tom Alweendo, is the Minister of Mines and Energy in the Republic of Namibia. Prior to his appointment, Alweendo was the Director General of the National Planning Commission and the first Namibian to serve as Governor of the Central Bank when he was appointed by Namibia’s Founding President Sam Nujoma. The Ministry of Mines and Energy is the State’s lead agency in attracting private investment in resources exploration and development through the provision of geoscientific information on minerals and energy resources, and management of an equitable and secure titles systems for the mining, petroleum and geothermal industries. As the Minister of Mines and Energy, he seeks to provides access to Namibia's geological, mineral and energy resources for sustainable economic growth, equal benefit and prosperity to all Namibian citizens. Alweendo is a firm believer that with ordinary talent, combined with extraordinary perseverance and buttressed by meritocracy, all things are achievable. An avid reader and knowledge seeker, he holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

Sessions With Hon. Tom Alweendo

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 08/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Africa Upstream: Where will the investment go?

    Panel Upstream Oil & Gas

    Pandemic disruption and energy transition pressures on corporate E&P strategies and financing will continue to challenge upstream project development in Sub-Saharan Africa. As international and local investors revise their strategies, the evolution of Africa’s upstream competitive landscape is accelerating. The governments that will be most successful in securing new investment will compete proactively in this dynamic and uncertain environment. How are the shifting dynamics affecting investment decisions in Africa’s upstream by key decision-makers from governments, investors, and finance?