The president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, appointed on Friday 24 February, Teresa Isabel Nnang Avomo as the new Managing Director of the national oil company, Guinea Ecuatorial de Petróleos (GEpetrol). Isabel Nnang Avomo becomes the first woman to head GEPetrol, one of the country’s largest public companies.
GEpetrol is the National Oil Company of Equatorial Guinea created by decree of the Presidency of the Republic. The company began operations in 2002.
Prior to her appointment, Teresa Isabel Nnang Avomo was Deputy Director of Operations at GEPetrol, where she played a crucial role in directing and optimising the company’s operations and upstream activities across the hydrocarbon value chain.
Born on 8 April 1986, the new and young Managing Director of the national oil company of Equatorial Guinea is a reference in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) careers in Equatorial Guinea. She is an engineer with at least 10 years experience in the oil industry and studied at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain), where she obtained a degree in mining engineering specialising in energy resources and explosives and another in energy engineering. She also holds a Masters degree in Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production from Herriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is fluent in Spanish, French and English.
Isabel Nnang Avomo worked for 5 years for the Spanish oil company “Repsol”, as a reservoir engineer, until 2014. She worked on reservoir simulation activities, carrying out the pre-selection of different Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) processes and their performance at field scale using numerical simulation software. She was also a delineation technician in the geology and geophysics department.
She then returned to Equatorial Guinea, where her first position was as Operations Manager of Gepetrol, a department that did not exist until then and was created with her appointment. In the same company, GEPetrol, Isabel Nnang Avomo has held several positions. After the position of Operations Manager, she was Exploration and Production Coordinator, then Technical Advisor to the General Management and prior to her appointment, she was Deputy Operations Manager.