BENJAMIN BOAKYE

Executive Director
 

BENJAMIN BOAKYE

Position: Executive Director

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

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

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

Charles is currently the Policy Lead on Climate Change & Energy Transition at the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP).

His research focus is into risk mitigation and investment decisions in renewable energy investments in Africa.

Charles holds a Master’s degree in Operations Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics, all 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

M.Phil Economics, International Trade and Public Finance

SAMUEL ABLORDEPPEY

Head of Fin and Admin
 

SAMUEL ABLORDEPPEY

Position: Head of Fin and Admin

Samuel Ablordeppey 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 is currently a student member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana and a product of the University of Ghana and the University of Professional Studies.

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

Consultant
 

ALHASSAN IDDRISU

Position: Consultant

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 with over 10 years of work experience.

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

He holds a masters degree in Social Work from the University of Ghana, Legon, an L.L.B. from the 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

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.

ALEXANDER KWABENA BOAKYE

Communications & Admin Officer
 

ALEXANDER KWABENA BOAKYE

Position: Communications & Admin Officer
Prior to joining the Africa Centre for Energy Policy, Kwabena has had remarkable experiences, ranging from research, marketing, auditing and tutoring from the Public Services Commission, Timeline Trust, Astute Business Consulting, Fredpoku Mining Enterprise among others.
Also, he has undergone a myriad of training including the Human Resource Management and Information System (HRMIS) with Public Services Commission of Ghana, Entrepreneurship with Focus Central Ghana and the British Council, Research and Emotional Intelligence with ACEP, among others. He currently doubles as a Communications/Administrative Officer at ACEP with an academic background in Economics and Geography from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

SYLVANA ZUANAH

Policy Analyst
 

SYLVANA ZUANAH

Position: Policy Analyst
Sylvana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and an MPhil degree in Finance, both from the University of Ghana.

Before joining ACEP, she worked as a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Finance, University of Ghana Business School.

ABIGAIL QUARSHIE

Policy Analyst
 

ABIGAIL QUARSHIE

Position: Policy Analyst

Abigail holds a first degree in Political Science with Psychology and a Master of Philosophy in Public Administration, all from the University of Ghana.

Before joining ACEP, she had worked as a Field Mentor at Willows International, Ghana. She was also a Teaching Assistant at the University of Ghana Business School.

Muhibatu Seidu Abass

Policy Analyst
 

Muhibatu Seidu Abass

Position: Policy Analyst

Prior to joining ACEP, Muhibatu was a Master of Philosophy student in Economics at the University of Ghana, where she holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Statistics. She also worked as a Teaching Assistant in the Statistics Department.

Nana Ama Afriyie Twum

Policy Analyst
 

Nana Ama Afriyie Twum

Position: Policy Analyst

Nana Ama is currently a consultant at ACEP contributing to work on fiscal policy and domestic resource mobilization besides work on energy policy.  Before joining ACEP, she spent over nine years in multiple roles at the GIZ with her last role being Advisor in the area of Revenue Generation. She is currently pursuing a PhD Programme in Development Studies at St Paul’s University, Kenya. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Development Management and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Sociology.

George Dowuonah-Nortey

Finance Officer
 

George Dowuonah-Nortey

Position: Finance Officer

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.

Emmanuel Twum Mensah

Policy Analyst
 

Emmanuel Twum Mensah

Position: Policy Analyst
Emmanuel is passionate about research. His research interests revolve around issues of development in Africa with a particular focus on
economic relations between China and Africa, amongst which include research on China’s investments in Africa’s Oil and Gas sector.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and English from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and an MSc. In African
Studies from Oxford University.

VALENTINE AGBENOWORSI

Communications Manager
 

VALENTINE AGBENOWORSI

Position: Communications Manager

Valentine is an Author, Leadership Development Consultant, Communications Specialist & a Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Fellow.

Prior to joining ACEP, he was Tema Correspondent for GBC and an Anchor for the Obonu Regional News (in English).

Valentine holds a BSc. in Administration from the Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (GIMPA) and a second degree in Communications from the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ).

He is passionate about change and working towards building the Desired Africa.

ALI ELIASU

NextGen Leader
 

ALI ELIASU

Position: NextGen Leader

Ali Eliasu is a Lead for Ghana Alumnus. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Renewable Energy Engineering from the University of Energy and Natural Resources and is pursuing a master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Management at the Regional Center for Energy and Environmental Sustainability.

Eliasu is very passionate about research, renewable energy, climate change, and community development. Through the ACEP NexGen Resource Governance Program, Eliasu is keen to develop his competencies in relevant policies that would ensure the effective management of energy and extractive resources towards sustainable, inclusive development in Africa.

DERRICK AMEGATSE

NextGen Leader
 

DERRICK AMEGATSE

Position: NextGen Leader

Derrick is a Research & Policy enthusiast, and a Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Fellow.

Before joining ACEP, he worked as an Administrative Assistant at the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, Research Assistant with Estopel Research Consult, and as Enumerator with MDC Africa, JMK Consulting, and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA).

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

CORNELIA FRIMPOMAA SARFO

NextGen Leader
 

CORNELIA FRIMPOMAA SARFO

Position: NextGen Leader

Cornelia Frimpomaa Sarfo holds bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani-Ghana.

She is passionate about environmental sustainability, clean and alternative energy, water supply and waste recovery and actively seeks opportunities to build her nascent career particularly within the energy sector. Cornelia has previous professional experience working as an Assistant Programs Officer at the Environmental Protection Agency, Kumasi. She has also previously interned with the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), Kumasi.

Cornelia is currently completing a Master of Science (MSc.) program in Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology under the Regional Water and Environmental Sanitation Centre, Kumasi (RWESCK) funded by the World Bank.

NATHANIEL ESSILFIE-CONDUAH

NextGen Leader
 

NATHANIEL ESSILFIE-CONDUAH

Position: NextGen Leader

Nathaniel is passionate about the energy industry. His interests revolve around power generation and attaining net-zero emissions.

Nathaniel holds a Master of Science degree in Process Systems Engineering from Cranfield University UK and a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Ghana.

JULIUS NANA KWASI FREEMAN

NextGen Leader
 

JULIUS NANA KWASI FREEMAN

Position: NextGen Leader

Julius Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Planning from KNUST and a certificate in Project Management from IPMC.

Before joining ACEP’s Next Generation Leadership Program, He worked with the Electricity Market Oversight Panel Secretariat (EMOPs) at the Energy Commission as a Graduate Trainee.

His research interests include Renewable Energy Development in Ghana and Africa, and Energy Environment and Climate Change: Issues and strategies.