WHO WE ARE
The Africa Gas Association sponsors and participates in a number of forums, partnerships and coalitions to foster dialogue on energy policy and achieve a better understanding of natural gas in Africa.
TAGA’s mission is to influence and support policies which promote a strong, viable and sustainable natural gas industry in Africa and beyond in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner.
Prior to joining IFS Securities, Mr. Jefferson worked at Siebert Brandford Shank a top 20 investment banking firm (Black female headed) where he was responsible for developing New York State issuances for the capital programs of the NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority, NYS Dormitory Authority, The Long Island Power Authority and the NYS Thruway Authority.
Mr. Jefferson holds a Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law, an MA in International Economics and MA in Political Science from Long Island University and a BA from Lincoln University. Mr. Jefferson holds Series 24, Series 7 and Series 63 FINRA licenses.
Engr. Anyaeji has over 36 years of experience in multiple engineering sectors that include Electric Power, Automobiles, Aviation, Steel, and Oil & Gas.
Prior to founding O.T. OTIS ENGINEERING, Anyaeji worked in various engineering and management roles for the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Alecon Consulting Associates, Peugeot Automobiles, Nigerian Ports Authority, and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
He has successfully performed financial advisory and structured various financing types including: venture capital, revenue bonds, renewable energy financings, mezzanine financings, real estate, telecommunications, energy, transportation, hospitals and innovative financing structures. Mr. Jefferson also has several years successful financial advisory and deal structuring experience on the African continent.
He has been stationed in Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Trinidad and Tobago.
ENGR. OTIS ANYAEJI, Chairman & CEO, O.T. OTIS ENGINEERING (a firm he founded in 1987) and The President Elect of Nigeria Society of Engineers.
Engr. Anyaeji is an accomplished consulting Engineer, project executive, strategic planner, management consultant, and cost engineering/asset valuation expert.
Mr. Shelton Jefferson brings nearly 20 years of investment banking and advisory experience structuring transactions for municipal and corporate clients. He served as Counsel to the legislative and regulatory arm of the NY State Legislature’s Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee. In that capacity, Mr. Jefferson reviewed, developed, and wrote legislation to manage the structure and issuance of nearly 15 billion dollars of debt per year through New York’s para-statals.
The Africa Gas Association is the leading voice of the natural gas and energy industry in Africa. It seeks to become one of the most influential and respectful organizations in the global natural gas and energy industry.
Dag Almar Hansen is currently the CEO of TECHNI Group and General Manager of the TECHNI OIL FEILD products Norway. He is a Board of Director at the NPF Skagerak ( Norwegian Petroleum Association).
Dag is an expert in Business Management and International Trade. He has years of experience in business development and has proven results in management within technically challenged markets.
The Board will have a largely advisory role. Members of the Board will not be fiduciaries and will only act in a consultative capacity. They will therefore give advice to the directors. The members of the Board are chosen on the bases of their outstanding qualifications, and unselfish dedication to serve the Association, the energy industry and the African continent.
Each member of the Board serves as a leader in motivating support for the Association’s mission and programmes. Each member of the Board is considered to be an Ambassador of the Board and will represent the integrity, dedication and loyalty to the Association’s mission.
Members of Board will be required to participate in some of the activities of the Association such as advising partners (energy companies, government representatives and civil society organizations) on appropriate actions and making speeches at the events organized by the Association; and also inform the Association of new developments and issues in the industry. The members of the Board may also assume responsibilities for specific projects by volunteering.
The directors will report regularly (monthly) to the Board on the progress of the activities of the Association. The members of the Board will be required to provide an objective point of view on issues affecting the activities of Association. Finally, the Board will review financial reports and materials, as assigned.
He has good records with his commitment in speaking and technical presentations within the oil and gas sector at various International conferences.
Dag has a beautiful family with two kids.