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L'honorable Diamantino Pedro Azevedo

Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, Angola

Diamantino Pedro Azevedo (PhD), Angolan citizen, 59 years old, married and father of two children.

In 2017 he was appointed Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas of the Republic of Angola, which he holds to date, after being reappointed in 2022.

He is currently the President of the National Coordination Committee of the EITI in Angola, since 2020.

In 2022 he chaired the African Organization of Petroleum Producers (APPO) and in 2021 the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

From 2006 to 2017 he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company FERRANGOL and Non-Executive Chairman of several mining companies in Angola. During this period, he was involved in different working groups, such as the one in charge of drafting the new Angolan Mining Code and the National Geology Plan.

In 2002, he was appointed Managing Director of the former South and East African Mining Center (SEAMIC), based in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, holding this position until 2006.

He joined the Ministry of Geology and Mines of the Republic of Angola in 1997 as Consultant to the Minister and was subsequently appointed National Director of International Relations. In the same Ministry he held the position of Vice President of the Mine Development Fund.

From 1998 to 2017 he taught Mineral Economics to students of the Mining Engineering course, and Evaluation of Oil and Gas Projects to Petroleum Engineering students, at the Faculty of Engineering of the Agostinho Neto University, in Luanda. He was also invited to give lectures on Economic Geology to Master's students in Geology at the same University.

He holds a PhD in Mining Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin (1997).

He holds a Management Certificate of the Technology Transfer Center from the Technical University of Clausthal Zellerfeld (1992) and a Master's degree in Mining Engineering from the Frelberg Mining Academy (1991), both in Germany.

Before becoming a Geology student at the Faculty of Sciences at the Agostinho Neto University in Luanda, in 1997 Diamantino Azevedo was one of the first students at the National Institute of Petroleum (INP), a technical school located in Sumbe, Cuanza Sul, where he studied Drilling and Oil Production, in 1979.