Senegal Appoints New Minister of Petroleum and Energy

Senegalese President H.E. Macky Sall has appointed former Mines and Geology Minister H.E. Aissatou Sophie Gladima as the new Minister of Petroleum and Energy, in a bid to form a team to manage the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

H.E. Gladima has a background in ecology, water management and wetlands conservation, and served as a technical advisor on mining and hydraulics at the National Soil Institute. Dr. Gladima also served as President at the National Institute of Pedology; as Minister of Post, Telecommunications and ICT; and as Director of the National Agency for Applied Scientific Research.

In her new position, H.E. Gladima will work closely with the President and Mamadou Faye, Managing Director of state-owned petroleum company Petrosen. She holds a doctorate in hydrogeology, applied geophysics, and hydrochemistry, and is a professor at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar.

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