Minister of Mines, Industry and Energy, Equatorial Guinea


H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima is the Minister of Mines, Industry and Energy in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. He has served in the oil and gas sector since 1997. His past positions include Minister Delegate, Vice Minister, Secretary of State for Mines and Hydrocarbons, Government Representative in the Equity of the State in the PSCs, and Presidential Adviser of Hydrocarbons. He has served as a member of the board of three national companies in Equatorial Guinea (Sonagas, Segesa, and GEPetrol). Mr. Obiang Lima holds a degree from Alma College

As the Delegate Minister of Mining, Industry and Energy, Mbega was honoured with an award for Best Contributor to the Development of the African Oil Industry in 2011 at the 18th Africa Oil Week held in Cape Town (South Africa) from 2 to 4 November 2011. In 2017, he, as the Minister of Mines, Industry and Energy of Equatorial Guinea, received the Big Five Energy Award along with other four individuals. The awards were given by NJ Ayuk, the Centurion Law Group CEO at the Africa Oil & Power’s Gala Dinner held in Cape Town. He also received an award for Foreign Investment Network (FIN) Outstanding Minister of Hydrocarbon as FIN honoured oil and gas icons at the Petroleum Industry Award 2019.