Denilson Inguane

Sponsored by: Sasol

Studied: Oil & Gas Engineering / Electronics & Telecommunications at Saint Petersburg Mining University / Escola Nacional de Aeronáutica

Based at: Matola Industrial and Commerical Institute

Quick Fire Questions

Your favorite film?
Infinity War
Your preferred superpower
To fly
Your greatest fear:
Lizards
Finally – You have just won $1,000,000 – what is the first thing you buy?
I would buy lands and make my business ideas come through
Where in Mozambique did you grow up?
I grew up in Maputo with my family. I have three sisters and one brother. My father works as an HSE agent and my mum is a business woman.
What are your best memories from childhood?
My best memories from childhood were when my brother and sisters and I used to live together – we had a dog called Boby.
What do you think are the biggest challenges facing industry in Mozambique today?
The biggest challenge facing the industry in Mozambique today is the lack of opportunity. With such potential that we have as a country we still having unemployed people – this needs to be addressed.
How would your colleagues describe you?
Attentive and funny.

“Education is key to Africa’s economy”

How would you like your career to progress over the next 5 years?
In the next 5 years I want to become a great professional in Oil and Gas and then start my own company. I want to create a company that will provide drilling services to industrial companies. I plan to start it small and then become reference in Africa.
What or who is your biggest inspiration?
My biggest inspiration is my father and mother who were born in a village, and came to Maputo searching for better conditions. They studied and worked hard to give us a better future, and today my brother and sisters and I have all graduated.
What is your greatest achievement so far?
My greatest achievement so far is my bachelor degree in Oil and Gas Engineering.
Why did you decide to study engineering? What do you enjoy about it?
I decide to study engineering first because I am good in sciences and I always found it interesting to solve problems.
How would you encourage young people in Mozambique to study engineering?
I would explain that through engineering we can create a better and modern world.