The West African Regional Human Resource Manager of Puma Energy, Francis Kwame Agyakwa, has reiterated the company’s commitment towards developing the capacity of its workforce through stakeholder partnerships.
Speaking to citibusinessnews.com during Ashesi University’s 2020 Annual Career Fair, Mr. Agyakwa lauded the university’s initiative of offering students the opportunity to interact with renowned entrepreneurs and corporations, noting that the programme falls in line with Puma Energy’s agenda of empowering Ghanaians through manpower development.
“Our presence at the Fair falls in line with our core values to remain agile and collaborate with stakeholders such as educational institutions where we draw our human capital from,” he said.
He said Puma Energy’s participation in the Career Fair gives Ghanaian students exposure to its business operations as well as opportunities available in the oil and gas industry in West Africa.
Mr. Agyakwa said the company’s focus and investment in HRD is intended to guarantee continued harnessing of the skills and creativity of its workforce in a bid to become Ghana’s leading downstream company.
He said Puma Energy considers Ghana as one of its main midstream locations, and as part of its corporate social responsibility, it embarked on a special campaign to sensitize the public on the need to ensure safety on roads to minimize injuries and deaths through road crashes.
About Puma Energy
Puma Energy is a leading global energy company which supplies, stores and distributes petroleum products in 48 countries across six continents.
Founded in 1997, Puma Energy has its headquarters in Singapore and Geneva, and regional hubs in South Africa, Puerto Rico, Australia and Estonia, which employs over 8,000 people globally.
Puma Energy has a network of 100 storage terminals, more than 3,000 retail sites, and presence in over 80 airports. In Ghana, Puma Energy works with its bulk distribution unit, Blue Ocean Investment, which stores and supplies petroleum products through its storage terminals at Kotoka International Airport, Tema and Takoradi.
Since commencing operations in Ghana in 2016, Puma Energy Ghana has continued to operate over 80 retail sites by providing high quality fuels and lubricants to motorists.
The company is now the market leader in the delivery of high quality aviation fuel to airlines in Ghana.
The company’s mission of ‘Energizing Communities’ through customer-focus, collaboration, agility and leading by example, has earned it several accolades including 2019 CSR Excellence Awards; 2019 Road Safety Education Award; 2019 HSSE CEO of the Year Award; 2018 Emerging Brand Award and 2018 Lubricant Brand Award.