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The Management Committee

A real forum for discussion and dialogue, the Management Committee plays a supervisory role and ensures the smooth operation of the whole FGIS. It is composed of the Managing Director and the Managing Directors from the different branches of activity. It meets at least once a month to monitor the performance and results of the FGIS.



Certified public accountant, Serge Thierry Mickoto started his career at Ernst & Young in the audit and advisory department.

In 1994, he joined the Paribas Group who then became a few years later BGFI Bank.
He successfully occupied the positions of CFO and General manager of the Equaorial-guinea subsidiary. He was also Deputy General Manager of BGFI Holdings.

Serge Thierry Mickoto is appointed CEO of the Gabonese Sovereign Wealth Fund in 2012 where he has the major responsibility to foster the values of the FGIS according to the strategic vision of an Emerging Gabon.



In his capacity as Chief Financial Officer of the FGIS, Simon is responsible for managing the finance, administrative and support functions within the organization.

Before joining the FGIS, Simon Essono served as an accountant at Colgate Palmolive in Johannesburg and as a Consultant Auditor at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Gabon.

Simon Essono is an Accounting graduate from the University of Johannesburg (South Africa) and is an ACCA finalist (United Kingdom).



Ismaël ONDIAS joined the FGIS in 2014. He is in charge of the development the direct investment activity and also monitors and manages the Gabonese government’s portfolio of holdings.

Before joining the FGIS, Ismaël Ondias served during six years at the BNP Paribas bank in Paris in the Finance Energy & Commodities Department where he became Vice-President. Prior to that, he was as a Financial Analyst with Citigroup and HSBC..

Ismaël Ondias graduated in Economics from the University Paris IX Dauphine. He also holds a Specialised Master degree in Finance from the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP Europe) and a Masters in Project Finance & Structured Financing from the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.