Tracy Bell named Chief Investment Officer

Tracy Bell named Chief Investment Officer

First Horizon Corporation (NYSE: FHN), a prominent financial services company, has promoted Tracy Bell to the position of Chief Investment Officer at First Horizon Advisors Inc., its Wealth Management subsidiary. Bell, who joined First Horizon Advisors as Director of Equity Strategies in 2020, brings 27 years of experience in investment management, having previously worked with institutions such as Regions, Sterne Agee Asset Management, and IBERIABANK.

In her new role, Bell will oversee the investment team at First Horizon Advisors and lead the bank's Women & Wealth client initiative. This program aims to empower women in managing their financial futures. Her extensive experience and expertise make her a valuable asset to the firm. Bell is known for her contributions to investment publications and her role as a speaker across the First Horizon footprint. She is frequently sought after as a subject matter expert by the media.

Bell's commitment to community service is evident in her role on the board of directors for Girls, Inc. of Central Alabama, where she also served as treasurer. Additionally, she has mentored student teams from The University of Alabama, Samford University, and The University of West Alabama for the CFA Institute Research Challenge, reflecting her dedication to fostering the next generation of financial professionals.

Martin de Laureal, President of First Horizon Advisors Inc., expressed confidence in Bell's leadership abilities. "Tracy is a well-regarded investment expert with a passion for helping clients achieve their financial goals and investment strategies," de Laureal said. "In her leadership position, Tracy will play an integral role as we expand our wealth capabilities throughout our footprint."

First Horizon Corporation, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, is a leading regional financial services company with assets totaling $81.7 billion as of December 31, 2023. The company's banking subsidiary, First Horizon Bank, operates across 12 states in the southern U.S., offering a comprehensive range of services including commercial, private banking, consumer, small business, wealth and trust management, retail brokerage, capital markets, fixed income, and mortgage banking services.

First Horizon has garnered recognition as one of the nation's best employers by Fortune and Forbes magazines and ranks among the Top 10 Most Reputable U.S. Banks. This acknowledgment underscores the company's commitment to its clients, communities, and associates, helping them unlock their full potential through capital and counsel. More information about the company and its services can be found on

First Horizon Advisors Inc., the Wealth Management business of First Horizon, manages and administers $65 billion in assets. With a client-centric mission, the firm offers a range of services including Investment Management, Financial Planning, Private Banking, Trust, and Family Office services. The company prides itself on delivering tailored solutions that meet the unique needs of its clients, backed by a team of seasoned professionals.

Under Bell's leadership, First Horizon Advisors aims to enhance its investment strategies and expand its reach within the wealth management sector. Her vision and dedication are expected to drive growth and innovation, further solidifying the firm's position as a trusted advisor in the financial industry.

In summary, Tracy Bell's promotion to Chief Investment Officer marks a significant milestone for First Horizon Advisors Inc. Her extensive experience, coupled with her commitment to client success and community service, positions her to lead the firm's investment team effectively. As First Horizon continues to grow and evolve, Bell's leadership will be instrumental in shaping the future of wealth management for the company and its clients.

Wonderbloom 2024 Vince Camuto and Ava Phillippe

Wonderbloom 2024 Vince Camuto and Ava Phillippe

Vince Camuto, a renowned lifestyle brand, has announced model and emerging actress Ava Phillippe as the new Global Brand Ambassador for its iconic fragrance portfolio, commencing with the launch of the new women's fragrance Wonderbloom in April 2024. Ava Phillippe embodies the spirit cherished by the Vince Camuto community, forming an authentic and beautiful partnership. She epitomizes an unapologetic individuality that perfectly resonates with the essence of the new Wonderbloom Eau de Parfum.

"I'm so honored to be a part of the Vince Camuto family as the Global Brand Ambassador for their exquisite fragrance line," said Ava Phillippe. "To me, this partnership is an organic extension of my self-expression and appreciation for beauty. Wonderbloom is a lovely manifestation of individuality and femininity, and I can't wait for everyone to enjoy this fragrance as much as I do."

Wonderbloom, inspired by a modern interpretation of an enchanted garden, is the perfect blend of blooming florals and refreshing fruits with a splash of creamy almond milk for the girls who vibrate with energy and know exactly what they want. When creating Wonderbloom, I was inspired by what a modern bouquet means to me - opulent, grand, and universal. I wanted to capture the ultimate portrayal and celebration of new feminine beauty that is for all.

For the ad campaign, Phillippe brings her unique charisma and modern grace, perfectly captured by photographer Shaniqwa Jarvis. In it, Phillippe explores the ethereal world of Wonderbloom, portraying a modern take on a classic fairytale and inviting consumers to join her on her adventure in the enchanted garden conjured by the Wonderbloom fragrance.

"Ava was a natural choice for the new face of Vince Camuto fragrances," said Lori Singer, President of Parlux, Ltd., fragrance licensee for Vince Camuto. "Her youthful charm and captivating allure offer a bold appeal that effortlessly aligns itself with the new Wonderbloom fragrance, and the portfolio as a whole."

Topped with a dramatic, oversized flower cap symbolizing living large, Wonderbloom's whimsical glass bottle is finished with an elegant light blush hue emerging from the base. The 3.4 FL. OZ./100 mL Eau de Parfum Spray retails for $98 and will launch at Macy's and on in April 2024. International retailer releases to follow in spring 2024.

Vince Camuto is an aspirational lifestyle brand known for its signature craftsmanship and stand-out style. Sexy, bold and youthful, the acclaimed designer brand blends European styling with on-trend details and an element of sophistication. The brand has successfully transcended its distinctive women's collections and today offers a broad range of products including footwear, apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as fragrance and home decor. The brand can be found in department stores and specialty retailers across North America and select international regions.

The partnership between Vince Camuto and Ava Phillippe is an organic extension of the brand's commitment to empowering strong, independent women. Phillippe's unique charisma and modern grace perfectly capture the essence of the Wonderbloom fragrance, which embodies the ultimate portrayal and celebration of new feminine beauty. The ad campaign, featuring Phillippe, is a modern take on a classic fairytale, inviting consumers to join her on her adventure in the enchanted garden conjured by the Wonderbloom fragrance.

The Wonderbloom fragrance, with its unique blend of blooming florals and refreshing fruits, is a perfect representation of the brand's aspirational lifestyle and commitment to self-expression and individuality.

Recognized as Women of Distinction

Recognized as Women of Distinction

A Brookdale Senior Living leader has been recognized by McKnight's as a "Women of Distinction" honoree in the senior living industry. The program, in its sixth year, recognizes women who have made significant contributions to the senior living, skilled nursing or home care fields.

Karen Peck, Vice President of Clinical Services-East, has been inducted into the Hall of Honor. Hall of Honor inductees are senior-level professionals at a level equivalent to vice president or higher.

Peck is a registered nurse with 35 years of experience in a variety of clinical and healthcare management settings. Her experience includes long-term care, skilled nursing, assisted living, dementia care, and geriatric care management. Peck oversees health care services and quality for 348 Brookdale communities in 26 states.

"I am truly honored and blessed to be working for such a great company that is so committed to enhancing the lives of those we serve. This is my passion," said Karen Peck. She joined Brookdale in 2011.

McKnight's Women of Distinction awards are a joint program of McKnight's Long-Term Care News, McKnight's Senior Living and McKnight's Home Care. Nominations were judged by an external panel of industry experts. All winners will be honored at an in-person celebration on May 14 in Chicago.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is the nation's premier operator of senior living communities. The Company is committed to its mission of enriching the lives of the people it serves with compassion, respect, excellence, and integrity. The Company, through its affiliates, operates independent living, assisted living, memory care, and continuing care retirement communities. Through its comprehensive network, Brookdale helps to provide seniors with care, connection, and services in an environment that feels like home. The Company's expertise in healthcare, hospitality, and real estate provides residents with opportunities to improve wellness, pursue passions, make new friends, and stay connected with loved ones. Brookdale, through its affiliates, operates and manages 652 communities in 41 states as of December 31, 2023, with the ability to serve approximately 59,000 residents. Brookdale's stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BKD.

Narsee Monjee Half Marathon 2024

Narsee Monjee Half Marathon 2024

SVKM's NMIMS Chandigarh successfully completed the second edition of the Narsee Monjee Half Marathon 2024. With this year's theme being 'Mental Well-Being', the marathon aimed to promote physical wellness, community building, team spirit and celebrate achievements. The half marathon witnessed overwhelming participation from enthusiastic participants across various age groups and fitness levels. Dr. Vijay Namdeorao Zade, Finance Secretary, Chandigarh Administration, and Mr. Amar Chauhan, elite runner, graced the grand event as Chief Guests, while the Special Guest of Honour was Mr. Rajiv Tewari, Director, Public Relations, Chandigarh Administration. The second edition of the Marathon saw a pan-India presence.

Prominent people present at the two-day event included Mr. Saurabh Duggal, President of the Press Club, and several elite runners from various cities such as Bangalore, Patiala, Amritsar, and running clubs including Tr-City Runners (CTR), Runners of Amritsar (ROAR), CDR, The Run Club, The Hell Race and IIT Mandi, to name a few.

The event featured race categories including a 5 km run, 10 km run, and the flagship 21.5 km half, which was open to men and women of all ages. Participants were provided with T-shirts, finisher medals, a timing BiB, a finisher e-certificate, hydration and nutrition support, and medical assistance, which resulted in the marathon being a memorable and safe experience for all.

The winners of the Narsee Monjee Half Marathon 2024 (men and women categories) were Sahil and Bhagirathi (21 km), Jagdev Singh and Anjali (10 km), and Abuzar Khan and Khushi Sharma (5 km). Exciting cash prizes up to Rs 1 lakh, trophies, and gift hampers were presented to the winners across each category.

The Narsee Monjee Half Marathon 2024 received tremendous support and collaboration from industry and academia leaders, as was evident at the successful Poster Launch Ceremony held at the campus auditorium a few days before the actual event. Jasminder Chahal, State Head Punjab, ICICI Bank, and other leading organizations graced the occasion and displayed a collaborative spirit toward promoting health, fitness, and community engagement.

At a press conference held earlier at the NMIMS Chandigarh campus, Dr. Jaskiran Kaur, Director, NMIMS Chandigarh, took the opportunity to acknowledge the generous support of sponsors, including CityWoofer, ICICI Bank, Scott Edil, Max Healthcare, Suprasaad, UJI Foods, Chandigarh Bytes, and Amputation Free India. She said that their shared commitment to promoting mental well-being and holistic wellness contributed significantly to the success of the marathon.

Further talking about the marathon's success, Dr. Jaskiran Kaur said, "The Narsee Monjee Half Marathon 2024 was a testimony to the enthusiasm and spirit of community building among our participants. This year's event not only promoted physical fitness but also focused on promoting mental well-being and building a sense of togetherness. We are proud to have hosted an event that celebrates achievements, encourages teamwork, and promotes holistic wellness."

SVKM's NMIMS Chandigarh looks forward to continuing its commitment to promoting health, fitness, and community engagement through such initiatives in the future.

Rafia Hasan shares her market insights

rafia hasan shares her market insights

Perigon Wealth Management LLC ("Perigon"), a rapidly growing independent wealth management firm with offices across the country and approximately $6.9 billion as of Jan. 31, 2024, in client assets, have announced its Chief Investment Officer Rafia Hasan CFA, CFP® will share her market insights and expertise at several upcoming wealth management events.

Hasan joined Perigon in July to enhance Perigon's investment strategy, bolster its investment team and support the firm's growth by providing resources so its advisors can deliver best-in-class investment advisory services to their clients.

Her appearances include presenting:

"Constructing Model Portfolios: Piecing Together the Puzzle for Financial Success " a CIO panel at Institutional Investor's RIA Central Investment Forum, April 16 and 17 in Chicago

"Women in Leadership" panel at CityWire's CIO Summit, April 25 and 26 in Charleston

A keynote and leadership roundtable on "Decision-Making in Disruptive Times" at Market Group's Private Wealth US Retreat, May 13 and 14 in Carlsbad, California

A keynote panel on "The Democratization of ALTS – Creating the Optimal Multi-Asset Portfolio" at ALTSCHI Forum, July 22 and 23 in Chicago

Hasan was previously the Chief investment officer at Wipfli Financial Advisors, and RIA firm with $5.5 billion in client assets. She has also worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors, where she advised RIA firms on portfolio construction and helped develop asset allocations. Hasan's experience also includes investment roles with Citibank in their Emerging Markets Corporate Bank and at Credit Suisse in their Alternative Investments Division.

Perigon is a fast-growing advisor-led firm that has added teams and offices across six major markets since December 2021, including its latest acquisitions of Prudeo Partners in Pennsylvania, Lumin Financial in Michigan and Blue Water Capital Management in New York . The firm also recently announced it received a minority investment from Constellation Wealth Capital to enhance its strategic expansion. Perigon was named one of RIA Channel's 2022 Top 50 Wealth Managers by Growth in Assets and included on the Forbes Top RIA list.

About Perigon Wealth Management

Perigon Wealth Management, LLC is a registered investment advisor. Founded, owned and led by lifelong financial advisors, Perigon Wealth Management is an independent RIA firm that strives to provide clients with peace of mind by identifying and implementing clear and customized plans to achieve the financial objectives necessary to realize their life goals. Additionally, Perigon Wealth Management offers financial advisors who join its platform a robust and flexible program that accommodates the widest possible array of affiliation structures and business models. With approximately $6.9 billion in client assets as of Jan. 31, 2024, Perigon Wealth Management is passionate about accelerating the business growth of its financial advisors and simplifying their operations, without sacrificing their independence. For more information, please visit

Afrikas 25 Under 40 Energy Women Rising Stars

afrikas 25 under 40 energy women rising stars

The African energy sector serves as a catalyst for global development, and in this dynamic industry that powers the modern world, a select group of remarkable women have emerged as trailblazers. The African Energy Chamber (AEC) ( is proud to announce the “25 Under 40 Energy Women Rising Stars’ – individuals whose dedication, ingenuity and unwavering commitment serve as beacons of hope and pillars of inspiration. These women are redefining the possibilities within a traditionally male-dominated field, and the AEC proudly celebrates the rising stars who are leading the way towards making energy poverty history by 2030.

In no particular order:

Gbemisola Adeyemi Afolabi, Junior Geoscientist, AMNI International

Adeyemi Afolabi, a budding Junior Geoscientist at AMNI International, is an emerging force in the energy sector. With a Masters’ Degree in Energy Geosciences from Rice University, she brings a fresh perspective to her role. Adeyemi’s educational background, combined with her passion for geoscience, underscores her dedication to exploring and understanding the Earth’s resources. Afolabi’s commitment to harnessing scientific knowledge for practical energy solutions sets her apart as a promising talent within AMNI International.

Ibilola Akinnola, LNG Shipbroker, Maersk

Ibilola Akinnola has a wealth of experience across the legal and logistics fields, and represents an individual whose creativity, commitment and drive has advanced the global energy industry. A qualified Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Akinnola went on to complete her Masters’ degree in International Shipping Law at Queen Mary University of London. Now, she works at integrated logistics company Maersk as the LNG Shipbroker, and continues to make a lasting impact in the industry.

Rekik Bekele, CEO and Founder, Green Scene Energy

Rekik Bekele is a seasoned professional with over 10 years of experience in renewable energy. With a BSc in Electrical Engineering, she leads Green Scene Energy PLC as its CEO, providing affordable solar solutions in Ethiopia. Bekele also serves as a board member at Ethiopian Solar Energy Development Association, an Acumen fellow, and founder of PurposeBlack ETH and Run Africa. Her diverse initiatives drive positive change in energy and social development.

Sarah Bouzid, Technical Sales Lead: Production Systems Division, Schlumberger

Sarah Bouzid is a Chemical Engineer and Technical Sales Lead for Schlumberger’s Production Systems Division – representing the only woman in this role in MENA region. Her expertise lies in the Audit to Optimize program, where she engages with clients to enhance process equipment performance. After completing an engineering degree from Bourmerdes University, she worked in various roles at Sonatrach. Navigating the largely male-dominated sector, Bouzid serves as a beacon of hope for women in science and engineering.

Sandra Chukwudozie, CEO, Salpha Energy

Sandra Chukwudozie is the Founder & CEO of Salpha Energy, a company dedicated to providing clean, affordable and innovative energy solutions for a carbon-neutral future. She is also Executive Director of Dozzy, one of Africa’s largest petroleum storage facilities. After completing her studies at the University of Dundee in 2015, Chukwudozie dedicated her professional life to supporting economic growth through energy development, gaining experience in international management, industrial relations and economics. Her innovation, resilience and ability to embrace change has made her a leader in her field and an inspiration to many across the industry.

Nadia Simao da Costa, HR People Analytics Supervisor, Chevron

Nadia Simao da Costa is the People Analytics Supervisor at Chevron and represents the youngest person to be selected for Human Resource leadership at the company in Angola. Leveraging analytics and evidence to develop strategies to manage the current and future workforce needs, Simao da Costa is a strong advocate for inclusivity and human capital development. As the African energy sector grows and more people enter the workforce, professionals such as Simao da Costa serve as valuable role models.

Eghosa Ebube, Portfolio Analyst, Chevron Nigeria

Eghosa Ebube, initially Project Engineer and now Portfolio Analyst at global energy powerhouse Chevron, brings a wealth of expertise to the table. Having honed her skills in various roles including Onshore Construction Engineer, she has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the energy sector. Her adeptness in engineering and her dedication to innovation shine through in her work, making her a pivotal contributor to Chevron’s and Nigeria’s energy success.

Katuiscia Laurence Ewane, General Field Engineer, SLB

With a Masters in Industrial Engineering from Ecole Nationale Supérieure Polytechnique, Katuiscia Laurence Ewane has spent several years working for global energy services company SLB. She currently serves as a General Field Engineer for the company and has pioneered several successful initiatives, including a new approach for the integration of Drilling Fluids and Cementing Fluids; completing a complex cementing operation on Mt Cameroon; and spearheading community outreach under the SLB Excellence in Educational Development program. Ewane is a testament to the important role female engineers play in Africa.

Taimi Itembu, Public and Government Affairs, ExxonMobil

A Harvard Kennedy School graduate with over 14 years’ experience in leadership, energy and policy, Taimi Itembu represents an inspirational leader in Namibia’s energy sector. She has served in various roles in the Namibian Government, showcasing her aptitude for policy dialogue and partnership building to drive transformation across the region. Her leadership in energy and exploration includes advocating for Africa strategy, investment protection, and a favorable operational environment, and as an industry expert, she represents a beacon of impactful leadership.

Anine Kilian: Managing Editor, Energy Capital & Power

Anine Kilian is a strong advocate for Africa’s energy development. Currently serving as the Managing Editor for Africa-focused investment platform Energy Capital & Power, Kilian’s journey began as a dedicated journalist and editor after studying at the Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa. Her career has taken her worldwide, and her expertise led her to become a pivotal writer at Creamer Media before joining Energy Capital & Power in 2018. Recognizing her talent and passion, Kilian was swiftly promoted to Managing Editor in 2021. Her journey epitomizes resilience, growth and a commitment to driving Africa’s energy narrative at a time when the continent needs it most. Kilian represents a standout figure in the landscape of energy journalism and advocacy.

Ubuhle Noluti Mtetwa, National Manager, Secondary Logistics, bp Southern Africa

Armed with a degree in Transport Economics and Logistics Management, Ubuhle Noluti Mtetwa spearheads innovative projects in a traditionally male-dominated industry. In a relatively short period of time, Mtetwa climbed the ranks at bp from Logistics Intern to National Manager of Secondary Distribution. Now, she supports diversity efforts, using her platform to not only advance logistics in Africa’s energy industry but support the progression of others.

Faith Musimenta, Senior Petroleum Economic and Financial Analyst, Petroleum Authority of Uganda

Faith Musimenta is currently the Senior Petroleum Economic and Financial Analyst at the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU), where she leverages her skills in investment analysis to develop oil and gas financial models for billion-dollar projects. After competing her studies at the University of Dundee, Musimenta worked for various financial institutions including Citi Bank, Diamond Trust Bank and DFCU Bank. She represents an inspiration for women across the African financial sector, and continues to advocate for both inclusivity, sustainability and development of Uganda’s oil and gas industry.

These women are redefining the possibilities within a traditionally male-dominated field

Nancy Asantewah Nkansah, Resource Manager: Planning and Supply Chain for West Africa, SLB

Nancy Asantewah Nkansah, a Resource Coordinator at SLB with 8+ years’ experience, excels in planning chemical requirements and workforce coordination for efficient operations. With a BA in Political Science and a Geography minor, she spearheads resource management, enhances supply chain efficiency and facilitates environmentally responsible practices. From groundbreaking innovations to resilient problem-solving, Nkansah is redefining the energy industry in Africa.

Ezinne Nnachetta, Development Geologist, Chevron

Following the completion of her MSc in Petroleum Geoscience at Imperial College London, Ezinne Nnachetta has gained significant experience as a leading geoscientist for global energy major Chevron. Her 10-year commitment to the company demonstrates her dedication to opening up new hydrocarbon basins, integrating innovation with petroleum and forging new paths for women in energy. Nnachetta represents a role model for aspiring women in the field.

Teresa Isabel Nnang Avomo, CEO, GEPetrol

Teresa Isabel Nnang Ovomo, accomplished CEO of Equatorial Guinea’s national oil company GEPetrol, ascended to the position after working in various positions at the company, including Deputy Director of Operations where she streamlined and optimized the NOC’s upstream operations. Armed with a Masters from Heriot-Watt University, her journey includes various pivotal roles at Repsol. Avomo’s leadership exemplifies operational acumen, innovation and drive, and she serves as an inspirational figurehead, both in Namibia’s and Africa’s energy sectors.

Monique Ntumngia, CEO, Green Girls Project

Monique Ntumngia is a sustainability entrepreneur and advocate for climate-gender justice. Founding Green Girls Organization, a Pan-African energy social enterprise, she leverages AI to pinpoint clean energy challenges faced by women in African rural communities. She is also the Founder of Monafrik Energy, whereby Monique measures and compares environmental impacts in supply chains, advancing clean energy initiatives. Her impactful work exemplifies her dedication to providing clean, affordable energy solutions not just in Cameroon but across Africa and beyond.

Lynette Nyagah, Project Lead, Bentworth Energy

As Project Lead at East Africa’s pioneer oil and gas service company, Lynette Nyagah plays a pivotal role in establishing robust operational and quality systems. A graduate from the University of Cape Town, Nyagah gained experience in the sector as a Field Engineer for Baker Hughes. Now, she plays an instrumental part in positioning Bentworth as a globally recognized and competitive firm. Advocating for innovation in carbon footprint reduction, automation for enhanced efficiency, and the increase in participation by local African companies, Nyagha is an inspiration to many in the industry.

Oneyka Cindy Ojogbo, Partner, Centurion Law Group

Oneyka Cindy Ojogbo has a proven track record of providing strategic counsel to clients in complex energy transactions and projects. A graduate of Columbia Law School, Ojogbo currently serves as a Partner of Centurion Law Group, a pan-African legal and business advisory group. Throughout her career, Ojogbo has counselled clients across power, energy and infrastructure sectors. Her work has covered multiple sectors and tackled transactions of varying complexity, with her determination, passion and vision serving as an inspiration for many.

Isioma Okolo, Reservoir Engineer, Shell

Isioma Okolo is a Reservoir Engineer with the Shell Petroleum Development Company in Nigeria. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Petroleum Engineering from The Federal University of Technology Owerri and an MBA from the Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University. Having worked as a Consultant in Pricewaterhouse Coopers and as a Society of Petroleum Engineering Certified Engineer, Okolo is paving the way for a prosperous future for Africa and beyond.

Uzochukwu Ozoh, Legal Advisor, Chevron

With a LLM from the University of Dundee and an MBA from Imperial College Business School, Uzochukwu Ozoh has emerged as an accomplished transactional lawyer who merges business acumen, legal prowess and risk analysis within the energy sector. Currently serving as Legal Advisor at Chevron, Ozoh guides a team of legal experts facilitating intricate gas, commercial, and supply chain transactions exceeding US$1 billion. Her mastery of stakeholder relations, leadership and organizational development makes her a force to be reckoned with.

Lecticia Sepulvede, Public and Government Affairs Advisor, ExxonMobil

Lecticia Sepulvede has a Masters in Petroleum, Energy, Economics and Finance from the University of Aberdeen and currently serves as the Public and Government Affairs Advisor for global energy major ExxonMobil. Her vision is to support Mozambicans achieve their full potential, and she works closely with stakeholders to facilitate safety and security efforts in the Cabo Delgado province of the country. Her commitment to people, her focus on the energy sector, and her ability to manage stressful environments makes her a highly valuable and admirable energy professional.

Eman S Shahin, Performance Lead and Senior Petroleum Engineer, Dragon Oil Egypt

Eman Shahin is a proficient Performance Lead and Senior Petroleum Engineer (SPE) at Dragon Oil Egypt, and boasts over 9 years’ experience in reservoir, petroleum and production engineering. Her prowess spans budgeting, production forecasting, reservoir development planning and optimizing waterflood management. As a leader and coach at SPE Egypt, her commitment to mentorship shines. With roots at Cairo University and experience at GUPCO, Shahin’s journey embodies expertise, leadership and fostering an inclusive energy landscape.

Mwanyengwa Ndapewoshali Shapwanale, Director: Communications and Stakeholders Relations, ReconEnergy Namibia

Mwanyengwa Ndapewoshali Shapwanale is the Director of Communication and Stakeholder Relations at Recon Energy Namibia. With a degree in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Cape Town and 10 years’ experience in journalism and communication, she brings valuable compliance and ESG skills to her role in the energy sector. As the youngest member of Recon’s management, she plays a pivotal role in shaping the organization’s communication landscape.

Natznet Tesfay, VP Economics & Country Risk, S&P Global

Natznet Tesfay is Vice President of Economics & Country Risk at S&P Global Market Intelligence. Leading a global team of 150+ experts, she forecasts economic and country risk outlooks. With a rich background at IHS Markit and Exclusive Analysis, her expertise spans geopolitical analysis, energy transition and supply chain alignment. With degrees from Harvard University, The London School of Economics, and SOAS University of London, she has emerged as a trailblazer and advocate for Africa’s economic future.

Nidra Araba Yebuah, Digital and Integration Account Manager for Ghana and Equatorial Guinea, SLB

Nidra Araba Yebuah is an accomplished Senior Geologist and Account Manager with over a decade of experience in the oil and gas service industry. She blends technical proficiency with business acumen to excel in her role. Her expertise spans data interpretation, geological environments and technical sales support. Yebuah has significantly contributed to sub-Saharan African operations, demonstrating innovation and leadership in the dynamic industry.