MÁRIO BATSANA is an accomplished Senior Energy Specialist with almost 20 years of experience in Energy Sector. MÁRIO has a Master Degree in Business and Administration and lots of specialized trainings whereby he developed skills in Business Development, Project Finance, Structuring PPPs, Planning and Project Management, and Procurement and Budgeting.
During his career, MÁRIO worked at FUNAE, where he honed his skills and knowledges and delivered most of his results as the Task Manager and Focal Point for donor funded project such us World Bank, Danida, Enabel, EU, Korea and India Exim Banks, among others, which translated in more than USD 100 million raised for project implementation.
MÁRIO joint the AfDB in 2019, as the country Senior Energy Specialist, where his role is to coordinate, identify and maintain all energy portfolio in the country and some in the region. He now leads in the country and region the Temane Transmission Project, LNG Area 1, ELSGAPI, Caia-Nacala, Mozambique-Tanzania and Songo-Matambo, these last 3 in the pipeline of the Bank, meaning almost USD 500 million.
MÁRIO’s fascination with the energy resulted from the transformation that energy brings to the people and the country, and he believes that energy is one of the main factor to trigger development.