Aldworth Mbalati

Aldworth Mbalati is a visionary and entrepreneur who specialises in building long-term, high-value capital projects with a unique ability to consolidate multiple projects into a collective high growth business.  

He is the Group Chief Executive Officer of DNG Energy, an integrated gas company he founded in 2013, which brings energy solutions to Africa with operations in South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria and Mozambique. 

His achievements include developing gas power plants across various countries in Africa, participation in oil and gas production assets and developing a virtual pipeline.

Other accomplishments include obtaining rights and developing an LNG import terminal in Mozambique. His company is the first in the history of South Africa to receive an LNG import permit and develop an LNG import terminal.

Believing that gas is a transition fuel that will lead the world to a sustainable future, he has invested time and money developing partnerships, gas infrastructure, supply networks and logistics to bring cleaner, affordable energy to Africa.  

His bold pursuit of finding solutions to African problems saw him commission the design and construction of the largest LNG barge in the African continent, which is scheduled to go on line in 2021. His drive, innovative streak and perseverance have seen him take proactive steps to ensure readiness for proactively bringing LNG into South Africa to meet the need for energy security rather than wait for a call by government. 

His ultimate African hero, Kwame Nkrumah, wanted Africa to thrive and be its best – a goal Mbalati shares and pursues in everything he does.  

He started his entrepreneurial journey as owner and CEO of Vutomi Properties in 2002, developing residential, commercial and leisure properties. In 2005 he got involved at Bayethe Investment Company, a company investing in coal and other energy-related assets. In 2010 he ventured into oil and gas exploration, production and midstream activities such as gas-to-power as the major shareholder and CEO at African International Energy, Africa.