Oryx Energies appoints Chief Executive Officer

14 February 2019

Oryx Energies SA (OESA), a subsidiary of private investment group AOG, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Moussa Diao as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Mr Diao has been with OESA for over 20 years, working across Europe and Africa. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Mr Diao led the West Africa and Central Africa trading desk at the company’s headquarters in Geneva. Having joined OESA in 1999 first as a junior trader, he developed Oryx Energies’ LPG commercial activities in Benin, and then led the growth of Oryx Energies’ trading activities in West Africa as regional office Manager in Côte d’Ivoire.

“Moussa brings more than 20 years of experience in the African trading sector and extensive field knowledge,” said AOG Chairman, Mr Jean Claude Gandur. “He will pursue the expansion and development of our integrated platform via our trading arm and our downstream storage and distribution services of fuels, LPG and lubricants.”

“I am pleased to take on this challenge and to continue asserting Oryx Energies’ position as one of Africa’s prominent providers of oil and gas products and services in my continent of origin,” commented Moussa Diao. “I look forward to achieving our ambitions, with the support of about 1,500 committed employees and a dynamic company with direct operations in 17 countries.”

Mr Moussa Diao has a degree in Physical Engineering from EPFL (Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland) and a Master’s in Energy Policy from ENSPM of the French Institute of Petroleum (IFP).

For more information, read the press release below: