Board Members

DR. AARON KOFI YANKEY
(EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN)


Dr. AAron Kofi Yankey, a renowned Oil and Gas Engineer, is the Executive Board Chairman of the Central Region Project Implementation Commission (CRPIC). He has over 25-years global experience in the Oil and Gas industry. He is one of few black Oil and Gas engineers to have testified as an expert pipeline engineer before the US Supreme High Court.

He has also provided expert witness testimonies on gas custody transfer disputes in South America. Dr. Aaron Kofi Yankey is a Lecturer at the School of Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and a former Engineering and Technical Director of Ghana’s premier Gas Infrastructure project, which birthed the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant and allied gas infrastructure in the Western Region. He is the mastermind of Ghana’s first Gas Master Plan in 2008.

He has also provided consulting, engineering services, project management, and technical support for various projects throughout the world, including the World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB). He has also worked in various technical and management roles for major Operating Companies and Engineering Consulting companies in Canada, including Nova/TransCanada; US and Ghana.

He was adjudged the Best Worker for the Year for Excellence at the global energy firm, Enron Corporation, in 2001.

Dr. Aaron Kofi Yankey holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from KNUST, Ghana and MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada. He also obtained a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London/University of Calgary, where he later taught Gas Processing and Pipeline Engineering.

He has published 15 technical papers and made over 80 technical presentations within and outside North America on Oil/Gas Infrastructure Design and Operations.


KWABENA AJEKUM
(DEPUTY CHAIRMAN)

Born on 9th December 1958, Mr. Kwabena Ajekum holds an MBA (Specialization in Corporate Strategy and Economic Policy) from Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands.

He completed first degree at the University of Ghana, Legon in 1980 with a BA (Hons) in Sociology. He obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship at the Netherlands International Institute for Management, Delft in 1988.

In 1995 he studied Enterprise Restructuring and Privatisation: The Management Perspective, at the East and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI) in Arusha, Tanzania. He also undertook Senior Management Course in Small Business at Nagoya, Japan in 1998.

Mr Kwabena Ajekum obtained his MBA from Maastricht School of Management, in the Netherlands, in 1999, where he specialized in Corporate Strategy and Economic Policy. This was followed by other courses such as Strategic Management at GIMPA, Ghana in 2004; Small Business Promotion in Kitakyishu, Japan in 2005; and Strategic Performance Management at the University of Stellenbosch Business School in Cape Town, South Africa in 2005.

Mr Kwabena Ajekum did his National Service at St. Francis Girls Secondary School at Jirapa, in the Upper West Region from September 1980 to June 1981. He started work as an Insurance Underwriter with Great African Insurance Company in June 1981. His long public service career began in February 1982 with the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) as Assistant Project Officer.

He worked in many regions and rose through the ranks and handled several middle level managerial positions. He was promoted to the rank of Director in 2000 and he became the Director for Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PPME) at the NBSSI Head Office in March 2003.

He served in various capacities including being trainer of trainers from African countries for the implementation of Base of Pyramid Approach of Technopreneurship (BOPAT) in 2006. He rose again to the position of Deputy Executive Director of NBSSI in September 2010.

With over thirty years experience in public sector policy and management, Mr. Kwabena Ajekum was appointed Acting Chief Director of Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) in December, 2013 and confirmed as the substantive Chief Director of Ministry in April 2014.


MR. AMOS KWAAKYE
(BOARD SECRETARY)


Mr. Amos Kwaakye is the Board Secretary of the Central Region Project Implementation Commission (CRPIC) with responsibility for the Jubilee/Tano Basin/LNG gas commercialization.

He is a former General Manager, Commercial & Business Development of WAPCo, and Senior Manager, Corporate Finance of the Volta River Authority.

He received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance & Operation Research from the University of Edinburgh Business School, Scotland, and graduated with a first degree in Statistics/Economics from the University of Ghana, Legon.

He has worked with SG SSB/Social Security Bank and the London Borough of Lambeth/City Challenge Company Ltd as an Economic Development Manager.

ENG. YAW ANOKYE
EMBA, BSc, MGhIE, AMIChemE
(DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS)


Eng. Yaw Anokye is the Director Of Operations at the Central Region Project Implementation Commission (CRPIC) Ghana and a Chemical Engineer by profession.

He started his career as Process Engineer at the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) Ltd, Tema - rising to the position of Senior Process Engineer before he resigned to take up the role of Process Engineering Lead on the Western Corridor Gas Infrastructure Development Project (WCGIDP), implemented by the newly incorporated Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas).

Prior to his appointment as Director Of Operations, Ing. Yaw Anokye served at different roles in Ghana Gas, including Engineering Manager and Manager, Gas Processing Plant.

He has professional experience in diverse areas, including chemical/process engineering, project management, procurement management, contract management, cost estimation, oil and gas facilities design, among others.

He holds to his credit an Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA) in Strategic & Project Management from the Paris Graduate School of Management, Paris-France and a B.Sc. (Hons) Chemical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

 He is also a Corporate Member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers, Ghana and Associate Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK.

MR. FRANCIS ADJEI
(AG. DIRECTOR / FINANCE)

Mr.Francis Adjei was posted to the Central Region Project Implementation Commission (CRPIC) as a National Service Personnel in 2010 after completing Institute of Professional Studies, now University of Professional Studies, Accra. He was permanently appointed after the the service by CRPIC in 2011. He rose through the ranks to become Manager/Financial Accounting in 2012, Management Account in 2014 and 2015 transferred back to Financial Accounting as the General Manager.

He is currently the Acting Director of Finance and responsible for development, implementation and monitoring of financial strategies, policies, procedures, systems and controls to ensure prudent financial management. Has overall responsibility for budget preparation and exection, treasury and cash management, and financial accounting reporting.

Mr.Francis Adjei is a Chartered Certiflied Accountant and a fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He holds Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance from University of Leicester, United Kingdom.

ENGR. PETER ACQUAH
(DIRECTOR / PROCUREMENT)

He joined the Central Region Project Implementation Commission (CRPIC) in 2012 as an Assistant Electrical Engineer. He has about thirty(30) years experience in electrical network designs/construction and Project Management. He also has over fourteen years’ experience in Procurement and Logistics Management. He has previously served as Manager/Electrical Construction Designs, Manager/Purchasing, General Manager/ Materials Management and General Manager/Goods Procurement Management.

As Director/Procurement, he manages the entire procurement processes for acquisition of goods and pre-contract processes for works and services. His duties include development and implementation of effective and efficient procurement processes and system towards realization of the Organisation’s strategic objectives. Engr.Tetteh Mensah Frimpong had led CRPIC teams in negotiating and managing goods procurement contracts valued in excess of $400m over the past five years.

Engr.Peter Acquah holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), an Executive Master of Administration (EMBA) in Finance from the University of Ghana Business School and a Certificate in Procurement Management issued by Crown Agents (UK). Engr.Peter Acquah is a corporate member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers and a Certified Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply, UK. Engr.Peter Acquah served on the Ghana Standards Authority’s Electro-Technical Committee for over two years.

MRS RITA KOOMSON
(BOARD MEMBER)

Rita Koomson was appointed Board Member September 1st 2012. She has extensive legal experience and rich expertise in strategic & tactical leadership. She joined CRPIC from Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, where she was the Principal Legal Officer.

In her role as a Board Member, she is responsible for providing strategic guidance and leadership for Corporate Communications, Regulatory & Government Affairs. Rita Koomson also serves as General Counsel, responsible for all legal matters at CRPIC and is also the official spokesperson of CRPIC Ghana.

She has in her portfolio rich experience in the Telecommunication Industry holding diverse strategic and leadership positions during an over eighteen year career with AT&T Inc., a US-based global telecom market leader.

Rita Koomson is a product of Holy Child Secondary School and holds an LLB from the University of Ghana and a BL from the Ghana Law School.

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