Rising gas demand in the EU countries, which have been imposing sanctions on their main provider, Russia, on the back of the Ukraine war, has ... prompted Egypt on the other side of the Mediterranean to boost its LNG exports. Yet, its high domestic consumption and possibly insufficient infrastructure remain stumbling blocks.
She was Minister of state assets from February 2007 to April 2012.
Like her younger sister Chantal, the head of corporate affairs at Bralima breweries, she studied at the Institut Catholique des Hautes Études Commerciales in Brussels, Belgium.
Mabunda Lioko started her career in 1988 at Citibank Congo and was a protégée of President Joseph Kabila’s right-hand man Augustin Katumba Mwanke.
While in office, opponents regularly attacked her for the controversial sale of state assets.
She has her own investments in the private sector and is a shareholder in Katanga Mining Corporation.
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