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Fatima Benge

Member, SCI Board of Directors and Country Representative to Angola - President, Houston Luanda Sister City Association

Professional Experience: With three decades of diversified experience in the oil and gas industry at BP Angola, BP Gulf of Mexico and Cobalt International Energy, Fátima has taken on a variety of roles— Environmental Advisor, Management Systems Manager, Operations Team Leader and Corporate Health Safety Security and Environmental (HSSE) Manager. She was employed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as a Water and Environmental Sanitation Project Officer.

Additional Experience: In addition to a career as an oil & gas professional, Fátima is a fledgling entrepreneur and business owner of FCS International, LLC. She is also the President of the Houston-Luanda Sister City Association (HLSCA), Member of the SCI Board of Directors and SCI Angola Country Representative. She is a founding member of the Angola US Business Association (ANUSBA) and a Member of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA).

Education: Fátima earned a bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering from Agostinho Neto University (Angola). She also holds a MSc in Water and Environmental Management from Loughborough University in the U.K.
She attended a BP Executive Program – Operations Academy at the MIT Sloan School of Management from 2008 – 2010.

A certified Pilate’s instructor, she is married and lives in Houston, Texas. Their
daughter is the Angolan Singer & Actress– Jacira Araújo