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Organisational Leadership

Organisational Leadership

Amilton Cunha

Executive Manager, Angola LNG Limited

Amilton has broad experience in upstream, real estate, asset management, project management, engineering, finance, logistics,
security, transportation and human resources. His leadership experience
includes Directorship, Chief Executive Officer, General and Operations Management.

In oil & gas, Amilton had a succession of leadership roles for ExxonMobil in Angola and in the USA. In the upstream operations he was responsible
for the overall logistics for Block15 in Angola managing aviation, marine, yards, offices, warehouse, transportation and housing for onshore and offshore operations.

Amilton served as General Manager for the EagleHills / Emaar real estate investment fund in Angola.

Most recently, and prior to joining ALNG as Executive Manager, he was General Manager of SOMG since 2020 and prior to that CEO of Sonangol Imobiliária e Propriedades Limitada (SONIP), where he managed the subsidiary responsible for a global real estate portfolio up to $2.4Billion dollar’s value and the new urban centralities built in Angola up to $4Billion dollar’s value.

In his career, Amilton had the opportunity to manage large scale portfolios with over 1000 employees and contractors, with several million-man hours without incidents.

Amilton graduated in Electrical/Power Systems Engineering from the Instituto Superior de Engenharia, Porto, Portugal and has since completed leadership executive trainings at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and at the University of Arizona Thunderbird School of Global Management.
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Ângelo Paz 

CEO, Angola LNG Marketing Ltd

Ângelo Paz is CEO of Angola LNG Marketing Ltd (ALM), a company based in London, responsible for the global marketing of LNG from the Angola LNG plant, along with managing the shipping fleet that transports the LNG cargoes and the sale of liquids from the project.

Ângelo has worked in the Oil and Gas sector for over 20 years, with significant international experience. He has held various positions in reservoir engineering in Sonangol EP (the Angolan state oil company), 
and more recently in business development in its gas subsidiary, Sonangol Gas Natural Limitada (“Sonagas”).

As part of his roles at Sonangol, Ângelo has been involved in the development process for many of the offshore oil Blocks that now supply associated gas to Angola LNG, working closely with foreign partners all over the world.

Since 2015, as Manager of Business Development in Sonagas he was a part of the process leading to the creation of the New Gas Consortium that will develop non-associated gas for supply to Angola LNG. Before taking up his current position in ALM, he was responsible for leading the evaluation and negotiation of gas business opportunities for Sonagas.

Ângelo has a degree in Mining Engineering from the Agostinho Neto University, post-graduated in Petroleum Reservoir by the Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon/Portugal), is certified by OCGI Petroskills (Houston/USA) in Petroleum Engineering and by IHRDC (Boston/USA) in International Gas Business Management.
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Kenneth Yoss

General Manager, Sociedade Operacional Angola LNG S.A

Ken Yoss is General Manager of Angola LNG Operating Company S.A. In this position, Ken oversees the Angola LNG plant, based in Soyo, Angola, ensuring overall safe and reliable operations.

Ken has broad experience in operations, business, finance, engineering, technology applications, supply chain (with local content), security, and human resources. His management experience includes Operations General Management, Oil and GasProduction, Sour Gas Processing,
Pipeline Management, Power Generation, Partner and Community Relations, Marine Services, and Technology Solutions.

AtChevron, Ken served as Future Growth Project (FGP) Operations Manager in Kazakhstan. During this period, he managed over 2000 employees and contractors, ensuring that the FGP Operations organisation was prepared and qualified to commission, start up, and operate the new TCO asset.

Ken previously worked in Russia and China as and spent several years of leading operations and engineering support teams throughout Asia, Europe, Eurasia, Africa, South America, the United States. Ken is very knowledgeable in complex process facilities operations and management, having also consolidated his experience in government and partner relationships with extensive involvement with IOC partnerships in Asia, Eurasia and Africa.

Ken holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA.
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Amilton Cunha

João Gaspar

General Manager, Sociedade De Operações e Manutenção De Gasodutos S.A.

Joao Gaspar is the General Manager of SOMG - Sociedadede Operações e Manutenção de Gasodutos S.A., based in Luanda- Angola, managing the service company responsible for transporting natural gas via the offshore pipeline network to the Angola LNG-operated plant in Soyo. 

Joao has broad experience in operations, business, finance, engineering, supply chain, contract negotiations and human resources. He has been working in the oil & gas industry for over 27 years, holding several supervisory and managerial positions in different upstream areas, namely in Chevron and Sonangol in Angola and the USA.

At CABGOC, an affiliate of Chevron in Angola, Joao held several supervision positions in Bloco 0 & 14, including the consolidation of a Gas Management vision in anticipation of the commitments to supply associated gas to Angola LNG. 

At Sonangol, Joao served during almost 10 years as Operations Manager for the Blocks Operated by Sonangol Pesquisa & Produção in Angola, managed an annual budget (OPEX& CAPEX) up to $600 MM and a workforce of 400 people, both employees and contractors.

During this period, he safely managed Major Capital Projects, including the P & A (Plugging and Abandonment) of the Canuku field in Block-3 and the Dry Dock of the FSO Palanca. Prior to joining SOMG in December of 2022, Joao was a member of the Team that managed the Sonangol Regeneration Program, leading the Sub-Team in charge of the Upstream segment. 

Joao holds a Masters degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Institute of Chemistry and Petroleum of Baku, Azerbaijan.  
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