Dennis Walter Hearne, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister Counselor, has served as an American diplomat since 1985. He was appointed by President Donald J. Trump on January 7, 2019 as Ambassador to the Republic of Mozambique and sworn-in to office on January 31, 2019. He most recently served as Principal Deputy High Representative, Office of the High Representative, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2017 to 2018.
Other senior leadership positions in which he has served include: Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, from 2016 to 2017; senior advisor to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs from 2015 to 2016; United States Consul General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 2009 to 2012; and as foreign policy advisor to United States military commanders, including two years of service in combat operations in Afghanistan.
His other assignments include Brasilia, The Hague, Zagreb, Lisbon, Sao Paulo, and Washington. He is the recipient of the United States Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal and several Department of State Superior Honor Awards. He speaks Croatian and Portuguese.
Ambassador Hearne is a native of North Carolina and a resident of Virginia. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University and a Master of Science from the National War College.
I started my career in the UN with postings in Egypt, Costa Rica and Honduras. From 1996 to 2002 I worked in the Netherlands at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. In 2002, I joined the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs with postings in Tanzania, Bangladesh and the occupied Palestinian Territories. In addition, I served at the Department for Sustainable Economic Development in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague.
MA non-Western Demography, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, 1984-1988
MA Economic Geography, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, 1980-1988
Dutch, English, German and Spanish
Natalia is currently the Director of Local Content at National Petroleum Institute upstream Regulator of Oil and Gas activities, previously she was the Director of Supervision and Safety. She is a Chemical Engineer and holds a Master Degree in Project Management of Oil&Gas Industries with specialization in Economics of Oil, Gas and Energy.
She was involved in elaboration of documents related with Gas Development in Mozambique, such Gas Master Plan, Strategy for the Development of Local Market, HSE Regulation etc.
She has experience in LNG Project, where she was involved in different roles such as Engineering Technical Assistant also follow-up communications Liaison with Government Regulatory groups within Mozambique. She acted after as Advisory of Environmental Impact Assessment team in the Mozambique LNG Project , leading with issues associated with EIA and Resettlement Action Plan, and guide the team with information necessary to meet the Mozambique Government and local communities’ needs.
Currently, Natalia is involved in setting up strategies and Policies related with Local Content Development in Mozambique and she is member of Local Content Task Force, an interministerial Group that coordinates Local Content implementation in Mozambique.
Natalia is also a lecture of Petroleum Geopolitics& Ethics in the Oil &Gas Business MBA at ISCTEM (Higher Institute)
On August 10, 2017, Dr. Jennifer Adams was sworn in as the USAID Mission Director for Mozambique. Prior to this assignment, Dr. Jennifer Adams was USAID’s Acting Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Global Health. She managed USAID’s global programs in Population and Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS, Health Systems and Infectious Diseases. She had responsibility for strategic planning, procurement, human resources, project design, monitoring and evaluation and communications.
Previously, Dr. Adams headed USAID’s Office of Donor Engagement. Her duties involved analysis, communication, and collaborative efforts to generate joint understanding and action on key development priorities with both bilateral and multilateral donor partners around the world.
Jennifer Adams was appointed the first USAID development counselor to China in September, 2008. Before her post in Beijing, she was the Mission Director for USAID in Brazil.
Dr. Adams has worked for USAID for over 20 years, in the Central Asian Republics, Senegal, Brazil, and Washington, D.C. Her positions included economist, and managing social sector portfolios, including health, education and environment projects. In Brazil, she initiated a successful public-private partnership, Mais Unidos, which engaged the 50 largest American companies to support social entrepreneurship.
Dr. Adams graduated from Johns Hopkins University, has a Master of Philosophy degree from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex and a Ph.D. in Economics from Cambridge University.
– 25 Years of Experience in Oil and Gas Industry
– SONAGÁS Vice President for operations.
– Operation Manager
– Planning Manager
– Head of Strategy Department
– Reservoir Engineer
– Graduated from Petroleum Academy of Baku, Azerbaijan, 1993
– Holds a master’s degree in mining engineering