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Paramaribo, Suriname
4-7 June 2024

Staatsolie - SEOGS



Dave Abeleven

Dave Abeleven

Lead Consultant, Abeleven Consulting

Dave Abeleven, with over two decades of experience in education and government, has notably contributed to professional development, organizational transformation, and the education sector through visionary leadership. His tenure included significant roles such as Director at the Ministry of Natural Resources, where he led policy development and implementation for the Extractive Industry and Energy Sector, enhancing his expertise in change management and policy innovation. In August 2020, Abeleven became the inaugural Managing Director of the Energy Authority of Suriname (EAS), spearheading its establishment as the regulatory body for Suriname's energy sector. His efforts were pivotal in introducing a flexible, results-oriented work environment and promoting staff development. At the close of 2023, Abeleven concluded his tenure at EAS, embarking on a new venture as the lead consultant at Abeleven Consulting, marking the next chapter in his professional journey.