Joseph Abuabu Dadzie is new GNPC boss


Joseph Abuabu Dadzie has officially assumed the role of the new Chief Executive of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC).

Mr. Dadzie succeeds Mr. Opoku-Ahweeneh Danquah, whose term of office concluded on April 26, 2024.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Dadzie served as GNPC’s Deputy Chief Executive responsible for Commerce, Strategy & Business Development.

Before this role, he held the position of General Manager, Commercial at the Corporation from June 2017 to August 2020.

Mr. Dadzie is an accomplished Financial and Management Executive with over 25 years of experience at various executive and senior management levels across five organizations in the energy, oil and gas, telecommunications, and banking sectors.

He possesses diverse industry experience in finance, corporate management, governance, strategic planning, and leadership.

From April 2013 to August 2015, he served as the Chief Operating/Finance Officer for Surfline Communications Limited, and from September 2008 to March 2013, he held the position of Chief Finance Officer for Woodfields Energy Resources.

From 2003 to 2008, he held various positions at Standard Chartered Bank, including Senior Manager (Financial Institutions), Head of Large Corporates & Parastatals, and later Director of Commodity Corporates.

Mr. Dadzie has served as a member of the Board of Directors for four institutions in the banking, energy, and financial services sectors.

His international exposure includes working attachments with Codi International BV (Netherlands), New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), Societe Generale (Paris la Defense), Total Petroleum Services (London and Paris la Defense), and the UBS Trading floor (Stamford, Connecticut, USA).

Mr. Dadzie holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (Finance) as well as a Master of Science degree in General Management, both from Nyenrode Business Universiteit in Breukelen, Netherlands.

He also holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology.

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