Meet the Speakers

General Oumarou Sadou
General Oumarou Sadou
Chief of Defence Staff
Burkina Faso Armed Forces
Lieutenant General Obed Akwa
Lieutenant General Obed Akwa
Chief of Defence Staff
Ghana Armed Forces
Major General Sekou Touré
Major General Sekou Touré
Chief of Defence Staff
Ivory Coast Armed Forces
Vice Admiral Djakaridja Konaté
Vice Admiral Djakaridja Konaté
Commander
Ivory Coast Navy
Rear Admiral Raphael Osondu
Rear Admiral Raphael Osondu
Advisor to the CNS and former Chief of Naval Transformation
Nigerian Navy
Rear Admiral (ret'd) Obioma  C. Medani
Rear Admiral (ret'd) Obioma C. Medani
Advisor to the CNS and former Chief of Operations
Nigerian Navy
Commodore Stelios Kostalas
Commodore Stelios Kostalas
Commander
NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre
Brigadier General NK Kporku
Brigadier General NK Kporku
Director General of Joint Operations
Ghana Armed Forces
Captain Gérard Kerebel
Captain Gérard Kerebel
Naval Advisor
French Navy
Captain (ret’d) Phillip Heyl
Captain (ret’d) Phillip Heyl
former Director of Staff, Operations and Logistics Directorate (J3/J4)
US AFRICOM
Captain Mohamed Yusuf
Captain Mohamed Yusuf
Head of Maritime Operation Centre Berbera Port
Somaliland Coast Guard
Captain Edward H. Lundquist
Captain Edward H. Lundquist
Member of the Executive Committee
Surface Navy Association
Lieutenant Colonel Ali Tibeag Nasir
Lieutenant Colonel Ali Tibeag Nasir
Chief N5/N7 Maritime Planning Cell
East African Standby Force
Dr. Abdillahi Omar Bouh
Dr. Abdillahi Omar Bouh
Director
East African Standby Force
Dr Nikolaos Tsamopoulos
Dr Nikolaos Tsamopoulos
Medical Advisor and Healthcare SME
NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre
Mabo Olugbenga
Mabo Olugbenga
Director of Operations and General Investigation
National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency
Séraphin Dedi Nadje
Séraphin Dedi Nadje
Secretary General
Fisheries Committee Gulf of Guinea
Mrs. Olufunmilayo Olotu
Mrs. Olufunmilayo Olotu
Calabar Port Manager
Nigerian Ports Authority
Dennis A. Osanwuta
Dennis A. Osanwuta
Survey Manager
Nigerian National Inland Waterways Authority
Per Erik Bergh
Per Erik Bergh
Stop Illegal Fishing Coordinatior
West Africa Task Force
Senior Representative
Senior Representative
Executive Management Team
Nigerian Ports Authority
Senior Representative
Senior Representative
Chief of Naval Staff Office
Egyptian Navy