What we do

CSPH operates on an organizational model where a four-level hierarchy prevails, namely:


    • a strategic, programmatic and decision-making level which consists of a Board of Directors and Management ;

    • a coordination level made up of Head of Departments and assimilated ;

    • an operational and executional level which comprises Service Heads and Bureau Heads etc… ;

      an executional and supportive  level which consists  of senior staff, supportive staff  and enforcement staff.


In its daily operation, CSPH is managed by the Board of Directors which plays a role of guidance and control. The company is run on a daily basis by a Director General. The Board of Directors is made up of nine members, while Management comprises a Director General and a Deputy Director General.

CSPH has a workforce of approximately 140 employees, allocated between the head office and the Douala Branch.

CSPH History

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Created by Decree No. 74/458 of the 10th of May 1974, adopted in the wake of the first oil crisis, the Hydrocarbons Prices Stabilization Fund (HPSF) operated for several years as a "small institution". Its management was composed of a supervisory committee entrusted and empowered to manage its core business. Under the authority of the Director of Prices whose role was to implement the decisions of the supervisory committee, the HPSF was able to accomplish its mission with the support of a service known as the financial commission in charge of controlling the management of the organization. The Minister of Trade now ensures the supervision of this institution.

On the 31st of December 1980, the HPSF was reinforced by Decree No. 43/MINEP/SG/SAC, by setting-up accounting and documentation offices. In January 1988, an Executive Committee was created by Decree No 88/150 to set up new structures to ensure effective and efficient management of the HPSF. A major reform took place on the 26th of August 1998 by Decree No. 98/165, reorganizing the HPSF as a modern, autonomous structure whose operation follows the classic rules for the management of public institutions. This included a Board of Directors with conventional authority, a management team placed under the authority of a Managing Director and assisted by a Deputy Managing Director (the Managing Director of the HPSF is henceforth different from the Director of Prices) and an auditor.

This reorganization was confirmed after the Board of Directors adopted an organization chart that structures the fund into two departments, four services, an economic and technical studies unit comprising three assistant research officers with the rank and prerogatives of head of service, two executive officers with the rank and prerogatives of head of service, an office in Douala under the coordination of a head of office with the rank and prerogatives of head of service assisted by two offices, seven offices and two administrative attachés with the rank and prerogatives of head of office.

On the 12th of December 2002, the HPSF Board of Directors met in its 6th extraordinary board meeting under the leadership of Louis Marie ABOGO NKONO, Chairman of the Board of Directors adopted a new organization chart that restructured the HPSF into 4 departments, with 2 Research Officers, 11 Services, 2 Executive Officers and 19 offices. On the 22nd of December 2005, the Board of Directors reorganized and adopted the organizational chart which included 2 Project Managers, 4 Departments, 1 Division, 1 Research Officer, 10 Services, 1 Assistant Research Officer, 2 Executive Officers, 16 Offices and 1 Secretary to the Board of Directors.

Meeting in its 16th extraordinary board meeting on the 13th of December 2010, the Board of Directors proceeded to restructuring the organization chart to be composed as follows: 2 Project Managers, 1 Research Officer, 5 Departments with the major innovation of the creation of an Internal Audit Department, 1 division, 2 Units, 12 services, 2 Executive Officers, 1 Secretary of the Board of Directors. The current organization chart was adopted by the Board of Directors at its 18th Extraordinary Session on December 20, 2012 and has for innovation, the creation of the post of Technical Advisor, the creation of the Communication and Translation Unit and the creation of a department in charge of the Infirmary.

Finally, the HPSF was reorganized by the decree N°2019/032 of January 24, 2019.

Management team

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Board Chairman

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Deputy General Manager

Département des Affaires Economiques
Département des Affaires Communes


Département du
Contrôle et Audit
Département des
Affaires Techniques

Département des Affaires Financières
Département des Affaires Juridiques
Chargé d'Etude

Responsable de l'Antenne de Douala



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Since its inception in 1974 as a mere service ( Directorate of prices, weights and measures) of the Ministry in charge of prices which ensures to date its conservatorship, CSPH also developed the careers of many employees whose evolution  are compliant to the various  modification that the chart underwent. There are many employees today who ascended from simple employee to the position of Head of Department; this ascension is based firstly on discipline and job well done and also by a series of continuous training, seminars and courses.

According to the current organization chart, profiles  can be divided  in the following areas :

Departments of Technical and Economic Affairs :

- Economists
- Business studies
- Tax specialist

Department of General Affairs :

- Human resources
- Public administration
- Public Law
- Accounting
- Buying and Selling
- stock accounting
- Administrative data processing
- Maintenance
- Diverse studies

Department of Financial and Accounting  Affairs :

- Accounting
- Business Management
- Finances
- Banking
- Administrative data processing

Department of Internal Audit :

- Auditor
- Business Management
- Public administration
- Human resources
- Economist
- Public Law
- Business Law

Division of Legal Affairs

- Company lawyer
- Barrister
- Bailiff
- Private Law
- Buisness Law

Communication and  cooperation Unit

- Business Communication
- Journalism
- Public relations
- Advertising
- Computer graphics

Information Technology Unit

- Computing
- Computer Maintenance
- Computer Management

Sectaryship :

- Executive secretariat
- Bureautics

Board of Directors

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The CSPH Board of Directors is made up of: a Board Chairman appointed by Presidential Decree, and nine members  listed below :

  • A representative of the Presidency of the Republic ;

  • A representative of the  Prime Minister’s office ;

  • A representative of the  Ministry of Finance ;

  • A representative of the  Ministry in charge of Energy ;

  • A representative of the  Ministry in charge of Commerce ;

  • A representative of the  National Hydrocarbons Company (SNH) ;

  • A representative of the  National Refining Company (SONARA) ;

  • A representative of the oil professionals ;

  • A representative of the  Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Crafts.

Also, an external Auditor is designated to CSPH by the Minister of Finance according to laws and regulations in force.


Organizational chart

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The Board of Directors, convened by its President, meets at least twice a year in ordinary session: a budget session   and a session to examine the corporation’s annual financial statements and its functioning. It may also be convened in extraordinary session. The Board of Directors role is to define and provide general policy in accordance with the overall objectives of the sector, and the assessment of the corporation Management. In General, the Board performs all actions necessary for the accomplishment of the corporation   social purpose.

MANAGEMENT : CSPH is headed by a Director General (DG) and assisted by a Deputy Director General (DGA), all appointed by Presidential Decree. The Director General role is to implement the general policy of the corporation, under the authority and supervision of the Board of Directors to which he is accountable.

As prerogatives, he is responsible for preparing  the budget, the annual financial statements and the activities reports of the Corporation;  managing movable and immovable properties of the Corporation. The Director General is the authorizing officer of the budget and represents the Corporation in all civil acts and in court.e.

Technical Advisors (TA1 and TA2) : they are responsible for monitoring institutional and structural reforms and all missions entrusted to them by Management. The TA1 is responsible for Cooperation and the TA2 is responsible for research and planning.

Le Chargé d’Etudes (CE) : lhe performs all researches or missions entrusted to him by Management.

Department of General Affairs (DAC) : under the coordination of a Head of Department, this Department is responsible for implementing human resources management policies and the Corporation equipment.

Department of Accounting and Financial Affairs (DFC) : under the coordination of a Head of Department, this Department implements the budget policy of the Corporation.

Department of Technical Affairs (DAT) : under the coordination of a Head of Department, this Department is responsible for implementing  the policy of regulation of petroleum products domestic prices; managing mechanisms of stabilization and equalization of petroleum products domestic prices.

Department of Economic Affairs (DAE) : Headed by a Head of Department, this Department follows-up the market trends of petroleum products nationwide and worldwide; monitors the supply of domestic market with petroleum products: monitors physical stocks, stocks along the way and regulatory stocks.

Internal Audit Department : under the coordination of a Head of Department, this Department is responsible for implementing the internal control system of the Corporation; controlling and auditing the functioning of operational and administrative units; drafting and updating the Corporation risk map.

Legal Affairs Division (DAJ) : under the coordination of a Head of Division, this Division is responsible for managing legal and judicial affairs as well as the corporation pre-litigation and litigation affairs.

Communication and Translation Unit (Celcom) : headed by a Head of Unit, this unit is responsible for designing and implementing the Corporation communication strategy; protecting and enhancing the corporation image, translating documents and proofreading translated documents. . This Unit is also in charge of communication and cooperation with administrations.

Information Technology Unit (ICT): under the coordination of a Unit Head, this Unit is responsible for designing and implementing the Corporation  Information Technology  blueprint; managing the Corporation computer network;  maintenance of computer  network, tracking oil data   market on internet and promoting  information and communication technologies.