June 20 - The GAC Group is bringing its African market knowledge to US clients in and around the country's global energy hub, with the assignment of Gerrit Laubscher, business development manager, oil and gas for sub-Saharan Africa, to GAC's base in Houst

Laubscher will be assigned to Houston to share his oil and gas expertise, and focus on promoting trade and cooperation between key energy players in the USA and Africa oil producing countries.

From the GAC North America Logistics base in Houston, Laubscher will offer regional experience and guidance, in-depth local insight and market intelligent direct to customers looking to work in sub-Saharan Africa.

"Houston's role and significance at the heart of the global upstream oil & gas industry is well recognised," says Laubscher.

"GAC is eliminating the six hour time difference by bringing its African face and local knowledge to many key industry players in the USA."

GAC's network of offices in Angola, Congo, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa works with agents in other oil and gas producing countries throughout West and East Africa to serve the energy industry.