November 27, 2020 11:03 pm


creating an open and constructive environment to support the economic, social and environmental structural transformation of Africa's mineral sector


Our Management Team is comprised of experienced minerals sector and development professionals from Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Namibia, Ghana and Canada. 

As we grow, we are gradually adding additional members to our Management Team.

Meet the current MADI Management Team members below.

Nancy Awori

Chief Executive Officer

tel:+256 77 257 8464; email:

Nancy is a citizen of Uganda and holds a Masters of Laws (Oil and Gas Law) (Commendation) degree from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from Makerere University and a Diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Centre and has since her graduation been working as a State Attorney (Senior) with the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional affairs, Uganda in the Directorate of First Parliamentary Counsel.

Nancy is MADI’s Chief Executive Officer.

Irene Ngabirano

Business Development, Programming & Marketing

tel:+256 77 542 7742; email:

Irene is a citizen of Uganda and a trained business manager, Research and Development Officer, skilled Administration manager, with extensive skills in Event Management and coordination, Critical Analysts, Writer, Certified BID and Project Manager, Extensive Resource Mobilization skills, Children’s rights Champion, with good interpersonal skills, self-driven, good leadership skills, public speaking, adaptability and flexibility creativity and innovativeness.

At MADI, Irene is leading Business Development, Programming
& Marketing Department. 

Lydia Tamale

Corporate Affairs

tel: +256 752 400152 ; email:

Lydia is a citizen of Uganda and holds Bachelors and Master of Laws degrees from Makerere University, a postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre. Graduate training in oil and gas; as well as Regulation and Management of Mineral Resources from Curtin University’s Western Australia School of Mines and the University of the Witwatersrand’s Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry.

At MADI, Lydia is leading Corporate Affairs Department.

Nerson Tjelos

Research, Technology and Innovation

tel:+264 81 605 3234; email:

Nerson is a citizen of Namibia and is a trained Geoscientist, certified Project Manager and currently finishing with his Masters in Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation. He has over 5 Years’ of Research, Exploration, Mining and Consulting Experience. Nerson is a receiver of several prestigious African recognitions and awards.

At MADI, Nerson is leading Research, Technology and Innovation Department.  

Bojan Vojinovic

Global Affairs and Partnerships

tel: +1 613 882 7709; email:

Bojan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics – International Trade and a Computer Programming Diploma. He has extensive project/program coordination, donor and partner relations and management skills and evaluation experience acquired through work at the Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank, Canadian International Development Agency and as a Consultant for the Africa Union.

At MADI, Bojan is leading Global Affairs and Partnerships Department and provides also advisory services to Senior Management and MADI Web design and maintenance. 

Mary Barton

Minerals & Geological Information

tel: +264 81 147 0381; email:

Mary is a citizen of Namibia and an MSc. – level educated geologist with a wide set of experience and skills applicable to management roles in the mining industry with a progressive experience across the mining value chain from project financial analysis and valuation to reconnaissance and exploration up-to production. She is highly skilled in exploration, geological modelling using 3D software, mineral ore systems and research. Strong analytical, communication, organizational and leadership skills gained over time through studies, work and extracurricular activities. Master of Science in International Mineral Resources Management (Distinction) from University of Dundee, CEPMLP, Scotland. She is also a Master of Science in Geology obtained from the Curtin University in Australia.
At MADI, Mary is leading Minerals & Geological Information Department.

Raymond Kudzawu-D’Pherdd

Industry, Value Addition, Beneficiation, ASM, Women and Youth, and Blue Economy.

tel: +233 54 050 5343; email:

Raymond is a citizen of Ghana. He holds a Master of Science degree in Petroleum Geoscience from the University of Ghana, and another in Industrial Finance and Investment from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He is a Business Development Geologist, with professional development training in Mineral and Energy Economics from Australia National University, Local Economic and Social Development in the Extractives from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from the University of Ghana.
Raymond has extensive experience in providing technical advice to clientele in planning, monitoring and evaluation of projects, providing services for pre-feasibility/feasibility studies, asset transfer and documentation, project supervision, project management, budgeting, staff training, mentoring, mapping, structural analysis, GIS and technical reporting.
At MADI, Raymond is leading Industry, Value Addition, Beneficiation, ASM, Women and Youth, and Blue Economy.

Vanessa Kisakye

Administration and HR Unit

tel: +256 77 3438187; email:

Vanessa is a citizen of Uganda and a skilled  Admin and HR person. She is a dynamic and effective individual with highly organised skills and professional experience, gained by working in busy office environments, rapidly assimilating and learning the processes and procedures applicable to in-house operations to consistently support her employers. Meticulous in the approach to public speaking and events management , setup and maintain records while incorporating critical information and run high quality reports and analyses in the requisite style and format. She has experience in working in Uganda and the United Arab Emirates.

At MADI, Vanessa is leading Administration and HR operations.

Reabetswe Matseleng Seakeco

Policy, Legal & Regulatory Frameworks

tel: +27 66 350 7518; email:

Reabetswe Matseleng Seakeco is a citizen of South Africa. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cape Town and is currently pursuing her postgraduate law degree at University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.
She is a member of the African Union’s Expert Team drafting the Model Mining Law for Africa. Reabetswe has served within the African Union’s Department of Trade and Industry in Addis Ababa.
In 2017, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the former Chairperson of the African Union Commission, awarded Reabetswe with a certificate in recognition for her contribution towards the ideals of Agenda2020 and Pan Africanism.
At MADI, Reabetswe is part of the Policy, Legal and Regulatory Framework Department which is led by Ms. Rose Mosi.

Jocelyn Nabaasa

Finance Manager


Joselyn Nabaasa is a citizen of Uganda and an Accountant by profession. She is a certified public accountant of Uganda-CPA(U)and also qualified with ACCA (UK).She also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance from Makerere University. She has over 15 years of experience in Finance management acquired from Radio media organizations, Financial Institutions, Management Consultancies and real estates in Uganda.

Nyaradzo Chagwinya

Intern and Research Officer, Industry Value Addition and Benefication, ASM, Women and Youth, and Blue Economy

Nyaradzo is an enthusiastic LLB graduate and a recent LLM graduate, under the programme Extractive Industries Law in Africa awarded from the University of Pretoria. Her interest lies within the oil, gas and mining sector. She has a business acumen, with sound theoretical knowledge on the extractive industry. Her master’s programme included topics such as mining investments, project finance, aspects of land access and use, mining and petroleum models, environmental and social challenges with respect to the extractive sector. She was part of a 10-member legal research team under Africa Legal Support Facility under the project Africa Mining Legislation Atlas. The objective of the project was to support African countries to maximise their mineral resource benefits by promoting transparency within the mining industry, researching, mobilising and implementing meaningful mining policies and regulations in Africa. Nyaradzo has keen interest in community and therefore, her researches are focused on the investigation into the role of law in managing community engagements between mining companies, government and community. 

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