Maxime Gandzion: a respected expert
An advisor to government agencies and private companies, Maxime Gandzion (59) is specialized in the oil sector, in which he held various responsibilities.
After serving 25 years as top-executive for Total Gabon (Libreville), he became a respected counselor regarding oil extraction, production or infrastructures for leading politicians at an international level. He specifically addresses strategic issues specific to the sector, such as security of supply, R & D, investment... Presidents of Congo, Gabon, Brazil and Russia, among others, benefited from his advices on several occasions.
Moreover, Maxime Gandzion rallied on the subjects of development as a Board Membre of the Fondation Congo Assistance, whose representatives were received in 2009 by Barack and Michele Obama in recognition of the significant contribution of the Foundation for Development issues. Pioneer and advocate of organic farming, Mr. Gandzion also participated in the work of the African Union (January 2005 in Abuja, Nigeria) devoted to food security (Rural Economy and Agriculture). In this context, the Lettre du Continent (No. 623) reports that Mr. Gandzion organized in early 2011 Asperbras' president José Roberto Colnaghi's visit to Brazzaville, during which the brazilian group committed to develop farming projects in Congo.
This involvement in issues of development, its relations with the Russian oil companies, its implementation and its knowledge of emerging markets made of Maxime Gandzion kind of a bridge between Africa and BRICS countries.