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Francisco A. C. Simão is the Legal & Corporate Affairs Director of Azule Energy, a joint venture between the supermajors BP and Eni that is transforming the energy landscape in Angola and beyond. Francisco leads a talented team of professionals empowered to create the framework that enables Azule Energy to be a pathfinder in the delivery of innovative energy solutions beyond oil to millions of people.  

He oversees the legal strategy, compliance, regulatory and relationship management of the company, ensuring that Azule Energy operates with integrity, transparency and accountability. With his extensive experience in the energy and extractive industries sectors across Africa, Francisco brings a unique perspective and expertise to his role. 

Francisco is also a member of the South African law society and is passionate about innovation, sustainability and social responsibility. He is committed to making a positive impact in his industry and his community