South Sudanese eusinesswoman and entrepreneur, Ms. Atong Amos Agook has won a prestigious award in Oil and Gas Category in the just concluded Forty Under Forty Africa Awards dubbed “Celebrating Continental Icons” which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa on 26th March 2023.

Ms. Atong Amos Agook is the first winner and first woman from South Sudan and East Africa to win this award. Ms. Atong Amos is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Triple A Services and Petroleum Ltd which is a member of Triple A Group (Triple A Security Services Ltd, Triple A Tours and Travels Ltd and Gold Orchid Events Center).

Speaking during her acceptance speech, Ms. Atong Amos Agook said the award is a win not for her and resilient and hardworking women of South Sudan but a win for South Sudan.

“I am delighted to have been nominated and won this award. It is a win for women all over the world and South Sudan in particular. It is also a win for my beloved country South Sudan. As result, I dedicate this award to the people of South Sudan and especially women”, she said.

She added that her participation through her company Triple A Petroleum Ltd has greatly enhanced the image of South Sudan as a peaceful and stable country ready to welcome foreign investors.
“During the event, my team and interacted with a lot of investors who are keen to come to South Sudan. However, many of them expressed concerns due to fighting in the country but we convinced them that South Sudan is not at war and that South Sudan is stable and open for investment,” she added.

She also called on women to take active role in the Oil and Gas Industry instead of just leaving it to men to run the show. Ms. Atong also advocated for a progressive and gradual transition from fossils fuel to renewable energy as a way of saving the world from adverse effects of Climate Change.

Forty Under Forty Award is to identify, honor and celebrate a cross section of the continent’s most influential and accomplished young business leaders under the age of forty years from a wide range of industries who are committed to business growth, professional excellence and community services and have risen up the ranks of their companies or industries at a relatively young age.
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