About Gabriel M. Obiang
Politician and public figure known for being the Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea. He is mainly known for overseeing the expansion in the energy value chain and has monitored mega-project plans such as forming and funding the Fortuna FLNG, the Bioko Oil Terminal, and the Riaba Fertilizers plant.
He earned his bachelors degree in international trade from Alma College in Michigan. He was first appointed to Vice-Minister of Mines in 2003 and in 2008 he became the sole president of the position.
He is known for having helped bring the Equatorial Guinea's oil and gas industry to Africa and thus changed it's economy from one of the poorest countries in Africa to it's third-largest oil and gas producer. He is also known for having been the 7th speaker of the OPEC International Seminar.
He was born and raised in Equatorial Guinea and is the son of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.
He and Mark Thatcher were involved on opposite sides of a 2004 coup d'etat attempt in Equatorial Guinea.