Professional Experience
  • As an Economist, Dr. Carlos Saturnino has 30 years of experience in the field of oil and gas in Angola and abroad working for Sonangol and its subsidiaries. During this period, he has held key management positions within Sonangol group, namely:
  • Chairman of the Executive Committee of Sonangol Research and Production, SA and Member of the Board of Directors, 2015-2016.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of ENHILS (ENH INTEGRATED LOGISTIC SERVICES), Pemba Logistics Base (Pemba Oil & Gas Service Center), Maputo and Pemba, Mozambique, 2014.
  • General Manager of Quicombo Logistic Support Company, S.A, (QSL, SA), 2014.
  • Coordinator of the Logistic Base Projects and Petroleum Facilities to Support the Exploration and Production of Hydrocarbons, 2013-2014.
  • Chairman of the Negotiations Committee for Blocks 9/09 and 21/09, 2009.
  • Sonamet Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Management Board of Sonacergy (Funchal-Madeira), 2008-2015.
  • President of the Angola / France Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 1998.
  • Sonangol, E.P Manager for Strategic Planning and New Businesses, 1996-1997.
  • Sonangol / Petrogal Member of the Negotiation Commission (to set up SONANGALP in Angola and SOPOR in Portugal), 1990-1993.
  • Economist of the Negotiations Department, Sonangol EP (trainee), 1987-1990.


  Academic Background

  • Post-graduation in “DEA" 
    Diploma of Intensive Studies in International Industrial and Financial Strategy for Companies (1st year of PhD 3rd cycle),
    University of Paris XIII (Paris NORD),
    Villetaneuse, France.
  • Post-graduation in “DESS" 
    Diploma of Specialized Studies in Energy Economics and Politics
    (1st year of PhD 3rd cycle),
    Thesis: Oil Future Markets
    University of Paris X, Nanterre,
    La Defense, France.
  • Graduated in Economic Sciences,
    University of Paris XIII (Paris NORD),.
    Bachelor's thesis: "Dollar and Petroleum", 1985
    Villetaneuse, France


Language skills
  • Native speaker of Portuguese
  • Fluent in English and French