KEVIN OKYERE – CEO, SPRINGFIELD;
Kevin Okyere is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Springfield Group. He is a dynamic, astute entrepreneur gifted with skills in business strategy, finance, and negotiations for the development of high-end commercial and developmental projects.
Kevin began breaking glass ceilings at a young age in line with his vision of aiding the sustainable development of Ghana through contributions to the economy. He began his entrepreneurial journey in the Telecommunications industry in Ghana with a focus on equipment evolution, network design and operations, and information technology.
He has established and managed multiple successful businesses over the past 10 years, some of which now form part of the Springfield Group. He established Springfield Energy in 2008 when he spotted an opportunity in the Ghanaian oil and gas sector for an independent local company. The company has since grown to be one of the leading energy actors in Ghana.
Kevin is also the visionary and driving force behind Springfield Exploration & Production Ltd, the first and only independent Ghanaian company to be awarded an oil block in Ghana. He led the venture of Springfield into Nigeria, Africa’s largest oil market, by setting up Springfield Ashburton Limited in 2011. Springfield Ashburton is to date, the only Ghanaian company to be involved in energy-related trade out of Nigeria.
Kevin is a great philanthropist who continues to support many individuals to access healthcare and education from the basic to tertiary levels. “He is living proof that Ghanaians can become significant players in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons. Spearheading the growth of the first African company to drill in deep water, the company successfully spudded their first well.”
SENYO HOSI – CEO, CBOD;
Mr. Hosi is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors. He is a finance and economic policy analyst with management experience across varying industries including downstream petroleum, industry advocacy, public policy development, finance, logistics, and commodity trading.
He serves on various public and corporate boards including the Ghana Highways Authority Board, Ghana’s Ministry of Energy’s Ministerial Advisory Board, the Private Enterprise Federation, Legacy Bonds Limited, and NDK Capital Ltd. He holds an MBA in Finance and a MA in Economic Policy Management from the University of Ghana.
He has been instrumental in the development and implementation of major policies in the Ghanaian energy sector, notably, the deregulation of the downstream petroleum sector, and the conceptual development and rationalization of the Energy Sector Levies Act and its consequent debt management interventions.
He is an advisor to the Ministry of Energy and serves on various public and corporate boards including, the Ghana Highways Authority, the Private Enterprise Federation, Legacy Bonds Limited, and NDK Capital Ltd.
As Chief Executive of the CBOD, Mr. Hosi together with a vibrant team organized the 2018 Ghana Petroleum Conference (GhIPCon-https://www.ghipcon.com/) which critically discussed the country’s petroleum issues and its vision for a petrochemical hub.
Other achievements include promoting fuel quality policy, fighting illicit fuel trading, regulatory interventions such as the imposition of taxes on petroleum products to curb the diversion of the products onto the local markets, and revision of petroleum product export guidelines to stem illegal activities, among others.
Mr. Hosi makes several contributions to the energy sector in the country with constant media presence discussing issues of great national import. By dint of his contributions to the sector, Senyo Hosi was honored with the Osagyefo Young Leadership at the 2018 Ghana Energy Awards and also recognized with Energy Business Leadership Award at the 2019 Ghana Energy Awards.
BENJAMIN BOAKYE – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ACEP;
Benjamin Boakye is energy governance professional with the Africa Centre for Energy Policy. He is currently the Executive Director at the Centre. Before this, he served as the Deputy Executive Director.
Benjamin has made contributions to the extractive sector governance in Ghana and Africa with a focus on corporate, institutional development, fiscal, and contract governance, and the evolution of legal frameworks for the effective management of extractive resources. He has also consulted for the World Bank, UNDP, and other research institutions in the resource sector.
As Executive Director, he leads his team at ACEP to organize the annual Africa Oil Governance Summit which brings together petroleum sector stakeholders across the continent to deliberate on matters affecting Africa’s upstream business.
Benjamin also has extensive experience in power sector reforms. He currently chairs the stakeholder Committee of the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), advising the MiDA Board on the implementation of the Power sector reforms.
Benjamin holds an MSc from the University of Dundee, UK, in Energy Studies and a BA Hons. in Sociology and Information Studies from the University of Ghana.
MICHAEL BOZUMBIL – CEO, PETROSOL;
Mr. Bozumbil has been the CEO/Chairman of the Board of Directors of PETROSOL since 2006 when he founded the company. With about twenty (20) years of experience in petroleum downstream business management starting from fuel retail outlet management through field operations supervision to senior-level management and consultancy, he has a fine blend of experience which cuts across various categories of Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) — multinational (Shell), Pan-African (Oando) and indigenous/Ghanaian (Nasona Oil and Pacific Oil Ghana) — which he uses to provide leadership and direction for the management team.
Mr. Bozumbil previously served as the Managing Director, of Pacific Oil Ghana Ltd; Head of Marketing, of Nasona Oil Company Ltd; Marketing Representative/Area Manager, of Oando Ghana Ltd; and a Station Manager under Shell Ghana Ltd and played a key role in growing these companies and won several awards for his contribution to the growth of these companies. He has also consulted for several Oil Marketing Companies in Ghana.
He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Governing Board of the Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMCs) and represents the AOMCs at the level of the Private Enterprise Federation (PEF), the national apex body of Ghana’s business community. He also previously chaired the Legal & Ethics Committee as well as served as a member of the Strategic Oversight Committee of the AOMCs.
He is also currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Ghana Employers’ Association. He is a product of the GIMPA Business School, Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (MBA-Marketing), and the University of Ghana Business School(MA, Marketing Strategy—Entrepreneurship & Brand Management). He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics & Sociology from the University of Ghana.
ALHASSAN TAMPULI – CEO, NPA;
Mr. Alhassan Tampuli is a graduate of the school of administration of the UG (now the University of Ghana Business School) and the Faculty of Law, UG. He was called to the Ghana Bar in 2011. He holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) in Energy and Environmental law from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
Mr. Tampuli has worked with the prestigious law firm, Bentsi – Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah’s Energy and Natural Resource Practice Group as an Associate before co-founding the law firm East-bridge Associates, a corporate law firm.
Mr. Tampuli taught constitutional law at the faculty of law of the Wisconsin International University College for the 2014/15 academic year before resigning to concentrate on his private legal practice. He was a member of the NPP’s manifesto Subcommittee on Energy and the Transition Subcommittee on Energy.
He is a member of the Energy Sector Levy Act (ESLA) Bond Board of Directors, as well as a member of the Board of Directors at Tizaa Rural Bank in Gushegu in the Northern Region of Ghana.
Among his stalwart successes include the implementation of the Cylinder Recirculation Model which will lead to safer homes and environments, the war against fuel smuggling which saved nearly GHS1bn in 2018, the country’s achievement of 15% growth in the petroleum downstream industry in 2018, the inauguration of a Tanker Parking Terminal at Kpone in Greater Accra Region leading to improvements of standards in the petroleum downstream industry and partnering with Korea Petroleum Quality and Distribution Authority to ensure petroleum products consumed by the public are of the highest quality. In light of these achievements, it is no wonder azsw2Mr. Tampuli was adjudged the Chief Executive of the Year, Petroleum category, at the 2019 Ghana Energy Awards.