BENJAMIN BOAKYE

Executive Director
 

BENJAMIN BOAKYE

Position: Executive Director
Categories: Executive Director, Key, Staff

Benjamin Boakye is an Energy Governance Professional and the Executive Director at the Africa Centre for Energy Policy.

Prior to becoming the Executive Director, he served as the Deputy Executive Director, Programmes Director and Operations Director, managing the Research Unit and the Programmes Unit.

He has made contributions to the extractive sector governance in Ghana and in Africa, with much focus on corporate governance, institutional development, fiscal governance, contract governance and the evolution of legal framework for the effective management of extractive resources. He has also consulted for the World Bank Group, UNDP, and many research institutions in the resource sector.

Benjamin has delivered presentations at various international conferences on the extractive sector, particularly on revenue generation and expenditure. He works with host communities, analyzing the communities’ issues relative to the development of extractives’ projects and revenue redistribution. He also has extensive experience on power sector reforms.

Benjamin holds an MSc. from the University of Dundee, UK in Energy Studies and BA (Hons.) in Sociology with Information Studies from the University of Ghana.

KODZO YAOTSE

Policy Lead - Petroleum & Conventional Energy
 

KODZO YAOTSE

Position: Policy Lead - Petroleum & Conventional Energy
Categories: Policy Unit, Staff

Prior to joining ACEP, Kodzo was a Program Assistant, Policy Influencing and Advocacy at the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI).

His research interests include Natural Resource for Inclusive Growth and Development, Sustainable Energy Access and Political Economy of Resource Management.

He holds a Masters in Economic Policy Management from the University of Ghana.

Theophilus Boadu Adoko

Policy Lead - Minerals & Mining Policy
 

Theophilus Boadu Adoko

Position: Policy Lead - Minerals & Mining Policy
Categories: Policy Unit, Staff

He has significant experience in program conceptualization, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. He also has adequate research experience.

Prior to joining ACEP, Theophilus worked as a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer at the Ghana Oil and Gas for Inclusive Growth (GOGIG) and as a programs officer with COLANDEF. Theophilus holds a Master of Science degree in Development Planning and Policy with specialization in Economic Policy and Planning from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

CHARLES G. OFORI

Policy Lead - Climate Change & Energy Transition
 

CHARLES G. OFORI

Position: Policy Lead - Climate Change & Energy Transition
Categories: Policy Unit, Staff

Charles’ research interests include risk mitigation and investment decisions on utility-scale and small-scale renewable energy technologies in Africa. Beyond energy transition, he has worked on several projects in the extractive industry, including natural gas demand and supply dynamics in Ghana, local participation in the oil and gas sector, local labour absorption in Ghana’s extractive industry, and gender-responsive budgeting in mining-affected communities.

He holds a Master’s degree in Operations Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Ghana.

MAYBEL ACQUAYE

Snr. Policy Analyst and Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Manager
 

MAYBEL ACQUAYE

Position: Snr. Policy Analyst and Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Manager
Categories: Policy Unit, Staff

Maybel is an extractive and energy professional with Bachelors’ and Master’s degrees in Economics, from the University of Ghana. She is currently the Head of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning and a Senior Policy Analyst at the Africa Centre For Energy Policy (ACEP). Maybel leads the implementation of multi-donor projects in the energy and extractive industries on behalf of ACEP.

Her interest areas include optimizing extractive resources for inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development in Africa, promoting gender diversity in natural resource governance, and the differential impact of the energy transition on citizens.

SAMUEL Y. ABLORDEPPEY

Head of Finance and Admin
 

SAMUEL Y. ABLORDEPPEY

Position: Head of Finance and Admin
Categories: Finance and Administration, Staff
Samuel is a business professional with a demonstrated history of working in philanthropy, finance, accounting and auditing industry. Samuel is skilled in budgeting, financial reporting and financial management, auditing and report writing.
He worked with Ghana Oil and Gas for Inclusive Growth (GOGIG) as a finance officer and subsequently as an audit assistant at Mazars Chartered Accountants. He holds an MBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Professional Studies, Accra and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Ghana, Legon. He is currently a student member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana.
He is also the president of Foundation for Great Achievers International, a youth club aimed at extending a hand of succour to the less-privileged in society.
Samuel enjoys reading and following the news.
 

ALHASSAN IDDRISU

Position: Consultant
Categories: Policy Unit, Staff

Alhassan Iddrisu is currently a Consultant at ACEP. He has significant experience in social work and programme development and management, having worked in both the public sector and civil society space for over 10 years.

He worked with the EU-UNICEF –IWASH programme, national service and also at the decentralized level as a District Planning Officer.

Alhassan holds a masters degree in Social Work from the University of Ghana, Legon, an L.L.B. from Mount Crest University, Accra, and B.A. in Integrated Development Studies from the University for Development Studies, Tamale.

NANA AKUAMOAH DARTEH

Finance and Admin Officer
 

NANA AKUAMOAH DARTEH

Position: Finance and Admin Officer
Categories: Finance and Administration, Staff

Nana Akuamoah Darteh holds a BSc. in Business Administration and ABE/UK Business Management Advance Diploma/Post Graduate.

Before joining ACEP 2015, Nana Akuamoah Darteh was Teaching Assistant with Accounting Department at Pentecost University College.

Nana specializes in inventory management, budgeting, customer service management and transactions monitoring when it comes to developing Projects.
He has a wealth of experience in financial reporting and possesses strong analytical skills that has made him valuable to our team.

Most importantly, he is a visionary. He has the ability to see what others cannot see.
His advantage has always been being able to have a picture in his mind of exactly the result we intend to achieve.

 

George Dowuonah-Nortey

Position: Finance Officer
Categories: Finance and Administration, Staff

With a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting), George is currently pursuing an MBA degree in Oil and Gas Management at the University of Cape Coast. He had his National Service at the Department of Finance – University of Cape Coast, as an Administrative Assistant. He also worked as an Assistant Supply Officer at the Abura-Dunkwa District Hospital.

Eliasu Ali

Policy Analyst
 

Eliasu Ali

Position: Policy Analyst
Categories: Policy Unit, Staff

Eliasu is an Alumnus of the Next Generation Resource Governance Leaders Program at ACEP and a Lead for Ghana Alumnus.

Prior to joining ACEP, he served as the founding Head of STEM and Sustainability at EduSpots.

His research interests include renewable energy techno-economic feasibility analysis and lifecycle assessment, energy efficiency and demand response strategies.

He holds a Master’s in Sustainable Energy Management and a bachelor’s degree in Renewable Energy Engineering from the University of Energy and Natural Resources.

DERRICK AMEGATSE

Communications Officer
 

DERRICK AMEGATSE

Position: Communications Officer
Categories: Communications Unit, Staff

Derrick is an alumnus of the ACEP Next Generation Resource Governance Leaders Program (Cohort 1) and a Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Fellow.

Prior to joining ACEP, he worked as an Administrative Assistant at the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences and Research Assistant with Estopel Research Consult.

Derrick holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with Information Studies from the University of Ghana, Legon.

BERNARD GYEBI

NextGen Leader
 

BERNARD GYEBI

Position: NextGen Leader
Categories: Interns, Staff

Bernard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR). He participated in student leadership and volunteered at junior and senior high school STEM outreach programs.

Before joining ACEP, he worked as a Teaching Assistant at UENR. He also interned at the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) as Health and Safety Officer and takes pride in adhering to the best environmental, health, and safety practices at the Refinery.

Bernard intends to leverage his passion, interpersonal, and analytical skills to make a difference that would make him an asset to the country and the global community in the extractive industry.

ADEREMILEKUN OLUSOGA

NextGen Leader
 

ADEREMILEKUN OLUSOGA

Position: NextGen Leader
Categories: Interns, Staff

Remi is a Lawyer and State Counsel at the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Nigeria.

She obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree at Olabisi Onabanjo University, after which she proceeded to the Nigerian Law School for her Barrister at Laws degree, graduating with First Class.

Before joining ACEP, Remi had worked with a private law firm before venturing into public legal practice, where she continues to contribute to creating policies and processes geared at making the lives of citizens in Lagos State and Nigeria better.

Her uncommon determination to go the extra mile and capacity for sustained independent analysis account for her excellent professional and academic records.

She desires to see Nigeria and by extension, Africa discover and apply practical and sustainable solutions to its resource governance challenges.

NARVIN N. IRELAND

NextGen Leader
 

NARVIN N. IRELAND

Position: NextGen Leader
Categories: Interns, Staff

Narvin has over five years of experience in advocacy, working in Liberia’s civil society and community-based organizations.

Before joining ACEP, He served as a Policy Analyst on fiscal transparency and budget at Integrity Watch Liberia. He previously worked with other Liberian CSOs, including Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD) and Pursuit for Positive Action Youth Organization (PPAYO). He was also Head of Secretariat for the CSO-Budget Platform while at Integrity Watch Liberia.

His research interests include natural resource revenue management, concessions and compliance monitoring, and fiscal policies.

Narvin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Mass Communication from the African Methodist Episcopal University. He aspires to pursue a master’s in Development Planning and Policy

LAURIN DONKOR

NextGen Leader
 

LAURIN DONKOR

Position: NextGen Leader
Categories: Interns, Staff

Laurin Donkor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Ghana. Before joining ACEP, she completed her National Service at Aker Energy Ghana as a Compliance Assistant while also providing support to the Local Content and Finance departments. She also interned with Stanbic Bank and VDL Logistics, serving as a Customer Service Personnel.

Laurin aspires to become an international diplomat with a keen interest in gender equality, resource governance, and education.

NTAMI ECHENG

NextGen Leader
 

NTAMI ECHENG

Position: NextGen Leader
Categories: Interns, Staff

Ntami is a Liechtenstein REED/TEA-LP post-graduate scholar with a fully funded scholarship studying Master of Science Energy Access and Renewable Energy Technology at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He holds a first degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, and a Higher National Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Federal Polytechnic Nekede, both in Nigeria.

He had worked with United Bank for Africa (UBA) for over three years as a Business and Credit Analyst. He is also experienced with financial modeling for renewable energy systems and energy system modelling using RETScreen and HOMER.

His collective experience accounts for his interest in renewable energy. His research interests include Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE), Peer-to-Peer (P2P) energy exchange network, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Ntami is knowledgeable about the glaring energy challenges in Nigeria, Africa, and the world. He is well positioned to make a significant change by leveraging his expertise and experiences.

 

JACQUELINE DARKOA DARKO

Position: NextGen Leader
Categories: Interns, Staff

Jacqueline has nascent experience in administration and paralegal work based on experience with the Institute of Directors-Ghana, Diaspora African Forum, Department of Social Welfare, and the Legal Aid Scheme, Ghana.

She is interested in Leadership and Governance, Law, and Diplomacy and aspires to be a Lawyer and Diplomat soon.

Jacqueline holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree from GIMPA and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs at the University of Ghana.

OSMAN ABEKAH SIDDIQ

NextGen Leader
 

OSMAN ABEKAH SIDDIQ

Position: NextGen Leader
Categories: Interns, Staff

Osman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Resources Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR). Under the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership’s sponsorship, he is pursuing a Master of Philosophy in Renewable Energy Technologies at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

He served as a Teaching/Research Assistant at UENR for his national service and previously interned with the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission and the Ministry of Energy. Through these various internship programs, he has acquired valuable industrial experience.

Osman is an alumnus of the Young Ambassadors for Global Electrification Fellowship 2021, the Africa Fellowship for Young Energy Leaders, and the International Renewable Energy Agency Student Leaders’ Program 2021.

His interest areas include energy transition and renewable/clean energy technologies.

Gilbert Amidu

IT Consultant
 

Gilbert Amidu

Position: IT Consultant
Categories: Communications Unit, Staff

Gilbert currently holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Information Communication Technology from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).

 

Anne-Marie D. Ayerson

Position: Consultant
Categories: Consultant, Policy Unit, Staff

Anne- Marie Deedei Ayerson is an alumna of the Next Generation Resource Governance Leaders Program at ACEP. She holds bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management  from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi-Ghana.

She is passionate about research, climate change, energy resource management and development and livelihood improvement. Her interest revolves around  climate action, reduced inequalities, and the attainment of affordable and clean energy.

Anne-Marie  previously worked as an administrative, teaching, and research assistant at the Department of Agroforestry, KNUST. She  interned  with A-ROCHA Ghana and volunteered as assistant field officer at Herp Conservation Ghana, Kumasi

Anne-Marie is currently in her final year reading a Master of Philosophy (MPhil.) program in Natural Resource and Environmental Governance at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.

 

Aliyu Usman

Position: Intern
Categories: Interns, Staff

Aliyu is a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Nigeria, where he has detailed experience working as a Data Analyst in the crude oil department.

He has interests in energy transition, renewable energy, recycling technologies and areas where profit can be maximized from fossil fuels. He is success driven and intends to leverage his resourceful experience and knowledge in pioneering leadership.

Aliyu holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria, and certifications in Petroleum Fiscal regime systems.

 

Innocent Ikenyim

Position: Intern
Categories: Interns, Staff

Innocent is a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and a Data Analyst in Gas and Investment department at Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, Abuja, Nigeria.

He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State of Nigeria.

His research interests include; extractive industry accounting and cost control, revenue management from extractive industries, and petroleum tax policy and design.

 

Uyai Gabriel Essien

Position: Intern
Categories: Interns, Staff
Uyai has seven years of experience as an information officer at Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Abuja, Nigeria. She has also served as a media and communication coordinator at Sandwell Youth, Coventry, England; and has experience as a web developer at Ritman Group of Companies, Nigeria.
Uyai is a highly motivated individual who is enthusiastic about technology with a desire to see the Nigeria public sector implementing new technologies and sustainable solutions to revenue generating challenges.
She holds a Master of Science in Information Technology from Coventry University, England and she aspires to pursue a course in conversation design and artificial intelligence.