Sumayya Hassan

Sumayya Hassan has over 20 years professional experience which combines commercial legal experience with executive experience in the oil and gas sectors in Kenya.

She is the founder of Azure Energy Limited that provides advisory services in the oil and gas sector to both the private and public sector practitioners.

She is also the founder of GFunze Limited an e-learning platform which offers technical and vocational programs. Previously, Sumayya held senior leadership positions at National Oil Corporation of Kenya where she rose from Legal Manager to Chief Executive Officer. She is a trainer in oil and gas, law, leadership and governance. Sumayya holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in Commercial Law from the University of Bristol and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with Honours from University of Lancaster. She also has undertaken the Adanced Management Programme from the University of Oxford.

Her relevant technical competencies extend across upstream, midstream and downstream petroleum, contract negotiation, corporate governance, stakeholder engagement and entrepreneurship. Sumayya is a seasoned speaker having presented across the world in over 35 events.