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From Local Content to Shared Value Creation in Extractive Industries
Friday, 15 July
15:00-16:30, KICC Amphitheatre room



Jadesimi Amy

Amy Jadesimi

Managing Director

​Dr Amy Jadesimi is Managing Director of LADOL Integrated Logistics Free Zone Enterprise. Beyond LADOL, Amy is a Forbes contributor and a founding member of the Business and Sustainable Development Commission. Before returning to Nigeria, Amy joined Goldman Sachs and Brait Private Equity in London. She was named an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow in 2012; and in 2013, a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2014, Forbes included her in The 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa; and last year the Financial Times named her one of the top 25 Africans To Watch. Amy holds degrees from Stanford University and the University of Oxford.

Russ Samuel Gargar

Samuel Gargar Russ

Vice Minister
Ministry of Lands, Mines and EnergyLiberia

​Mr. Sam G. Russ, Deputy Minister for Operations, Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy, is currently leading a number of reform initiatives in the mining and energy sectors. Mr. Russ is the former Deputy Minister of Justice for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Justice, serving as a member of the GOL's legal team for mining and petroleum concession negotiations. He also served as Director-General, Debt Management, Ministry of Finance coordinating Liberia's debt relief under the Heavily Indebted Poor Country Initiative. His career in government has been focused on economic and legal reforms for improved economic governance and investment climate.

Swartout Nancy L.

Nancy L. Swartout

Global Sustainable Procurement Manager
ExxonMobil Global Services Company

​Nancy L. Swartout is the Global Sustainable Procurement Manager, ExxonMobil Global Services Company. She manages a group that addresses local content, supplier diversity, environment performance and human rights in the supply chain. Her group advises both Procurement and ExxonMobil business lines. Since joining Exxon Corporation in 1989, Nancy serviced as a Chemist in research and development and held various commercial roles within Procurement. Nancy earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania and an MBA from Columbus State University in Georgia.