Welcome to Efora Energy Limited
Efora Energy Limited is a South African based independent African oil and gas company, listed on the JSE.
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 (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 (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.
Willem de Meyer (62)
Group Executive: Strategy and Business Development
Appointed: 10 January 2012
Willem de Meyer obtained a B.Sc (Hons) degree in Geophysics at the University of Pretoria and a M.Com degree in Mineral Economics at the Rand Afrikaans University. His 27 years of technical and operational experience were gained in the oil and gas industry with PetroSA, the National Oil Company of South Africa and SOEKOR, which he joined in 1982 and which subsequently became part of PetroSA. Mr De Meyer has held various senior managerial roles, including General Manager of E&P, Vice President: New Business and chief economist. A geophysicist by training, he is a member of the South African Geophysical Association and registered as a Professional Natural Scientist with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions.