Florival Mucave

Florival Mucave

Head of Local Content

1997-1998, World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, Junior Legal Affairs Officer, dealing with trade disputes, the implementation of the General Agreements on Trade and Tariffs (GATT) and technical assistance to Developing Countries.

1999, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva, Switzerland, Legal Trade Officer, dealing with International trade agreements and the sustainable exploitation of natural resources in Developing Countries.

2000-2001, Diamond Trading Company (DTC), a subsidiary of the De Beers Group, in London, United Kingdom as Senior Legal Counsel dealing with Competition and Anti-Trust matters pertaining to DeBeers negotiations with the European Competition Commission (DG4) as well as negotiations of new diamond concessions in Angola, Russia and Canada.

2001-2003, De Beers Group Services, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, as Head of the Department responsible for contracts and negotiations in Southern Africa. As Legal Head, jointly with Anglo-

American PLC and other stakeholders, participated in the drafting and subsequent hearings of the first Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Bill post 1994, which took into account the new political dispensation and promoted Black Empowerment as a way to promote black participation in the Minerals and Petroleum Industries.

2004-2008, DeBeers Group Central Africa, based in Luanda, Angola, in charge of DeBeers Legal and Commercial Division for Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon and the Central African Republic.

2009-2011, DeBeers Group International, based in Johannesburg, Director for Strategic Growth and New Business Development in Africa. My Division ascertained the commercial sustainability of new diamond projects and the expansion opportunities in Africa.

2011, After 12 years with the DeBeers Group, pursuant to my request, I became an International Consultant for the DeBeers Group in Africa, based in Johannesburg.

2012- As Senior Independent Consultant for the De Beers Group and Anglo-American PLC in Africa, I funded Genese Oil & Gas, an Oil & Gas Consulting Company aimed at providing Legal and Corporate Finance services to Oil and Gas companies operating in Africa.

2013-2017, Through Genese Oil & Gas, I partnered with Webber Wentzel , a reputable South African Law Firm and provided Legal services to inter alia Empresa Mocambicana de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH), which I assisted in their negotiations with Anadarko, ENI, Galp and Technip.

Through Genese, I also adviced the Government of Namibia in offshore Gas negotiations, collaborated with Sonangol as Legal Counsel in bidding negotiations for oil blocks in Angola as well as participated in various international Conferences where I presented on various subjects, particularly related to the monatisation of mineral resources in African countries and Model Contracts.

President, Mozambican Business Council (CTA), Commission on the Extractive Industry legislative reforms and Policy proposals and Local Content;