Roger Tissot is an energy and development economist focused on local content policies and strategies. He recently concluded his assignment at KAPSARC (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center) where he led the institute’s local content research activities, in particular in Eastern Africa, including Mozambique. Roger started his career at the Canadian Energy Research Institute where he specialized in Latin America’s energy policy issues, including the role of national oil companies. He then worked for EnCana, a large Canadian oil and gas company in a number of functions such as Business Development and Government Relations. Following his work at EnCana, he joined PFC Energy (now IHS MAKRIT). In 2008 Roger started his independent consulting practice. His activities included advising governments on different aspects of their petroleum policies. He also assisted a number of companies in their dealings with local governments. Since returning back to Canada from Saudi Arabia in July 2017 Roger has been active speaking about local content issues in Colombia, Mexico and engaged in research activities related to local content policy development. Roger holds a MA in Economics from Laval University (Quebec) and an MBA from the University of Calgary, and completed in 2014 his designation for the CMA/CPA from the British Columbia Association of Management Accountants.