Dr. Rokhaya Samba Diene, Chair - Senegal
Dr. Rokhaya Samba Diene is a geological engineer by training from the Institute of Earth Sciences. She holds PhD in Applied Geology from the University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal (UCAD). She specialized in Mining Public Administration (CESAM) from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris and is a holder of an Executive MBA in Advanced Finance and Management from the Polytechnic University of West Africa (UPOA) in Dakar.
She successfully completed the training on Mineral Resources Regulation and Management at Curtin University, Western Australia, and the "Mining Policy and Trade Negotiations" course from the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP) in 2012.
Previous to her current position as Director of Mining Prospection and Promotion since 2015, she was Head of the Documentation Centre and Mining Cadastre of the Directorate of Mines and Geology (DMG), Head of the Mines and Quarries Division, Head of the Regional Department of Mines and Geology in Dakar. Dr Diène coordinated the Africa-Europe Georesources Observation Project (AEGOS), the Institutional Diagnostic Program of the Ministry of Mines as well as the Diagnosis of the Legal and Tax Framework of the Mining Sector.
Carmen Hagenaars, the Netherlands
Carmen Hagenaars has been working as Deputy Director Inclusive Green Growth since November 2017. In this career position she focuses in particular on inclusive and sustainable use of energy and natural resources. She brings a diplomatic career in various positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for 18 years. She worked in Brussels at the EU Permanent Representation as Head of Development cooperation and International trade. Before that she was seconded as Political advisor to the EU Special Representative for the Sahel and also worked at the Netherlands Embassy in Dakar. In The Hague she fulfilled functions amongst others in the Africa department and the Multilateral department.
Vincent Kedi, Uganda
Vincent Kedi is a Principal Engineer (Mining) at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development of Uganda. He is a Master of Engineering Science graduate in Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology from the University of New South Wales, Sydney – Australia and has served in Uganda’s Energy and Mineral Sector as a geologist, geotechnical engineer as well as an Engineering Geologist. Presently, Vincent is involved in Licensing and Administration of Uganda’s Mining Sector. He is also the Program Manager for the implementation of the Sukulu Phosphate and Steel Mining Project in Eastern Uganda and the Country Focal Point for Development Minerals. He previously worked in Rio-Tinto’s Northparkes Mine as a Graduate Geotechnical Engineer and holds other qualifications in Mineral Policy, Law and Taxation.
Ayasgalan Molor, Mongolia
Ayasgalan Molor is Head of Finance Division, Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry of Mongolia. She is responsible for sectoral budgetary affairs, investment and external projects and revenue projections. Prior to this she was at the Ministry of Finance for over a decade working in a different sectoral matter including development projects.
Ayasgalan has a MA degree in International economics from University of Manchester.