Director, MT Energy Resources
Mireille Toulekima is a Global Energy Leader, an entrepreneur, a global executive mentor, a published author and International speaker. She gained her experience working in Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia in a range of technical, management and leadership roles. She is the Managing Director of the independent oil and gas consulting company MT Energy Resources Ltd based in Perth (Australia), the founder and Director of the Mireille Toulekima Global Leadership organisation, created the Authentic Leadership Method called D.A.R.E (standing for Decide. Act. Review. Expand), is the chairman of the board, executive mentor and Partner of the UAE Africa Mentoring Development Consortium LLC (an organisation building bridges between Africa, the UAE and the world in support of youth, start-ups, incubators and academia), is a board member, mentor and partner of Global Women’s enterprise project or Global WEP (Global WEP is a project supporting and empowering female enterprise and organisation worldwide) and a board member and partner of Handscart (an Amazon of Hands made products from the villages of developing nations and India. Connecting artisans and freelance individuals in rural communities to customers directly by eliminating the middle man and commission agent using a unique model which start from procuring raw material for artisans to make designer products and bring products from villages all the way to the customers door globally without extra charges).Known globally for being an inspirational woman who enjoys big challenges, Mireille embodies authenticity, leadership, positivity, spiritual strength and feminine power. She is part of the new wave of women who have embraced non-traditional sectors, globalization, innovation and digital disruption and who dare to risk high and dream big.
Mireille is passionate about the energy sector, entrepreneurship, women and youth economic empowerment, authentic leadership and languages. She speaks several foreign languages of which Fluent English and French, conversational Spanish and Malay and basic Portuguese. She is a champion for women working in non-traditional industries that are predominantly male dominated and contributes to a number women leadership and technical groups around the world. Mireille published her first book in 2015. It was called “Local Content Key Enabler for Oil and Gas Projects in Emerging Markets: Investing, Developing and Providing Oversight in Countries of Operation”. The oil and gas industry has met this book release with great acclaim, further launching Mireille’s expertise and placing her firmly in the limelight as an energy expert, author, motivational speaker and inspirational leader. She has since published two more books “Stepping into your greatness: Twelve rules for building an outstanding life” in 2016 from which she developed leadership and development programs and “Natural Gas Strategies: the role of developing and emerging markets” recently published. Mireille is a regular speaker at national and international meetings, forums and conferences on oil, gas, energy, entrepreneurship and women leadership and economic empowerment. A true philanthropist, she initiated the Energy Angels Foundation project in 2015 with the objective to reach out and sponsor under-privileged African and indigenous Australian girls to study subjects related to the energy sector and mentor new women entrepreneurs in the Energy sector. She made it her commitment and personal mission to help others to become the best that they can be in order to come out of the mass and stand in their own shining light.