Mireille Toulekima is an entrepreneur in the energy sector who founded the independent consulting company MT Energy Resources based in Perth (Australia) in 2016. Before starting her entrepreneurial journey, Mireille had a 20 year, accomplished international career in the oil and gas industry working for different corporations with assignments in Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. A petroleum engineer by background, she worked on important oil and gas development projects in developing and emerging markets where she gained her experience in Local Content. She is a Key Enabler with respect to Local Content in the oil and gas industry and has worked with related senior managers and government, energy council and corporate affairs representatives across the world.
Mireille is also an advocate for diversity and women's advancement in the energy industry. In 2015 she founded the non-profit organization "Energy Angels" Foundation with the objective to reach out and sponsor underprivileged African girls to study subjects related to the energy sector in prestigious and high profile schools and universities across the world.
A sought after international speaker at conferences on Local Content, Women's Leadership, STEM and Education, Mireille has been identified and recognized as one of the women of influence in the energy industry worldwide. She 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 in emerging markets and placing her firmly in the limelight as an energy expert, TV and Radio personality, motivational speaker and inspirational leader.
Mireille has journeyed a long way from her humble beginnings in the small African country of Gabon in her quest to become the worldwide inspirational leader, public figure, energy expert and women in STEM role model she now is. Looking back over the years, Mireille is grateful for all aspects of her life, for the people she's met along the way and for the world of learning that has helped her navigate through to her greatness. She decided to become great despite being constantly told otherwise, and what she has focused on she has attracted and brought about in her life; from little acorns, great oaks have grown.
In this book, Mireille has stepped out of her focus on Energy, Local Content and Emerging Markets to express her passion for personal development and greatness to share with readers the rules she thinks have brought greatness into her life. The book is meant to be an inspiration to those who believe or who have been told (as she was told by many) that they will never attain greatness. The book's intention is to give readers hope for an outstanding life while facing every obstacle with strength and optimism and to encourage them to have a positive attitude that will serve a lasting legacy.