Joseph Dadzie named  Ag. GNPC boss

Joseph Dadzie

In a recent development at the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Mr. Joseph Abuabu Dadzie has been appointed as the acting CEO, succeeding the immediate past CEO, Opoku-Ahweneeh Danquah, who assumed the position in April 2022.

Mr. Dadzie, formerly the Deputy Chief Executive (DCE) responsible for Commerce, Strategy, and Business Development, brings a wealth of experience to his new role. His appointment follows a letter dated April 3, 2024, where the Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante, conveyed the President’s decision, pursuant to Section 10 (2) of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation Act, 1983 (P.N.D.C.L. 64).

The appointment letter, addressed to Mr. Dadzie, outlines his responsibilities as the acting Chief Executive and is effective from May 2, 2024. The President expressed formal congratulations and requested Mr. Dadzie’s acceptance within 14 days.

Profile of Mr. Dadzie:

Mr. Dadzie’s expertise spans banking, energy, and communication. He holds an MBA in Finance and an MSc in General Management from Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Netherlands, along with a BSc in Chemical Engineering from KNUST, Ghana. His banking career includes notable positions such as Director (Commodity Corporate), Head (Large Local Corporate & Parastatals), and Senior Manager (Financial Institution) at Standard Chartered Bank. Additionally, he served as the Chief Operating/Finance Officer for Surfline Communication Limited.

With a strong background in the energy sector, Mr. Dadzie has previously held roles as an Assistant Operations Officer with TOR, Market Research Analyst with GNPC, and CFO with Woodfields Energy Resources.

Resignation of Mr. Opoku-Ahweneeh Danquah:

Sources indicate that Mr. Opoku-Ahweneeh Danquah’s tenure as CEO came to an end amidst speculation of termination. However, he formally tendered his resignation letter to the President, expressing gratitude for the opportunity to serve. In his letter, Mr. Danquah emphasized his efforts to advance Ghana’s interests and GNPC’s growth, despite challenges arising from misinformation and misunderstandings.

The transition marks a significant change in leadership at GNPC, with Mr. Dadzie poised to steer the corporation towards continued growth and development in Ghana’s energy sector.

By Eugene Davis

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