The Board of Directors of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), has appointed two Deputy Chief Executives for Exploration & Production and Commercial and Corporate Services.
The appointments, according to GNPC are part of the continuous roll-out of the corporation’s evolving organizational structure in line with corporate strategy and future direction.
The two executives are Messrs Thomas Manu and Kwame Ntow Amoah.
The two will be occupying the positions of Deputy Chief Executive for Exploration and Production and Deputy Chief Executive for Commercial and Corporate Services respectively.
A statement confirming the appointments indicated that Mr. Thomas Manu’s appointment gives him oversight of the Projects, Geosciences, Engineering and Research Technology & Development directorates.
Thomas Manu’s position also follows his background as an Exploration Geophysicist with over 25 years of upstream oil and gas industry experience.
He was until his appointment, the Director of Operations at GNPC.
Mr. Manu’s areas of technical expertise include; Interpretation of Seismic and Geological Datasets, Basin Analysis, Prospect Definition, Exploration Concepts and Field Development.
He also steered the development and progress of GNPC’s exploration strategy, acreage promotion strategy and development of all associated policies including: acreage sizes, categorisation of companies and application evaluation criteria and has been the key technical person for the Ghana Negotiation Team.
Thomas Manu has a Master of Science Degree in Geophysics from the Institute of Exploration Geology Moscow, Russia, and also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Ghana.
Meanwhile newly appointed Deputy Chief Executive for Commercial and Corporate Services of GNPC, Kwame Ntow Amoah, will have oversight of the Commercial, Finance and Human Resource directorates, and the Facilities and Procurement departments.
Kwame Ntow, until his appointment, was Manager of the Corporate Strategy and New Business Department of GNPC, with over 25 years’ experience in corporate strategy formulation and negotiating large scale oil and gas agreements.
He has worked on many high level committees, including the Presidential Committee on the National Petroleum Policy (2008) and chairing the National Gas Pricing Policy Committee (2011).
Kwame Ntow Amoah is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors for GNPC-Technip Engineering Services Limited.
He holds an MBA in General Management from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland and a BA (Hons) degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Ghana, Legon.
By: Pius Amihere Eduku/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana