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Executive Management

Dr Thabo Kgogo

Dr Thabo Kgogo (42)

Chief Executive Officer 
Appointed 1 June 2014

Dr Kgogo has worked in the oil and gas industry for the past 15 years. He joined Efora from PetroSA where he held the positions of Vice President: Operations and Acting Chief Operating Officer. Dr Kgogo was responsible for PetroSA’s integrated operations, which included offshore production wells and platforms, Gas-to- Liquid (“GTL”) refinery, and shipping and aviation services. Dr Kgogo holds a B.Sc degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, a M.Sc degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of London and a Ph.D degree in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College London.

Damain Matroos

Damain Matroos (47)

Chief Financial Officer
Appointed 1 February 2015

Mr Matroos has over 20 years’ experience in corporate finance both in the United Kingdom and more recently in South Africa. He joined Efora from Sasol where he held the position of Vice President: Corporate Finance, responsible for mergers and acquisitions, and specialised funding for the Sasol Group. He played a significant corporate finance role on a number of Sasol’s major capital projects, including its mining, GTL refinery and upstream activities. He holds a B.Com (Accounting) degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Cape Town and is a chartered accountant.

Dr Magdy Bassaly

Dr Magdy Bassaly (58)

VP and Country Manager: Egypt   
Appointed 28 October 2014

Dr Magdy Bassaly holds Bachelors and Masters degrees and a Ph.D in Political Science, Economics and Religion. He has over 32 years of experience in the international energy sector and is the founder of several international oil trading and exploration companies. In 1989 Dr Bassaly joined the International Trading Company for Oil and Refined Products in Cyprus and also spent a number of years with Waterous Company in London. Dr Bassaly is highly experienced in international oil trade transactions and negotiating government concession agreements as well as the development of leases and leading operational teams.

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