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Mr. Kweku Awotwi Andoh

Chief Executive Officer

Volta River Authority

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Company Description

The Volta River Authority (VRA) was established on April 26, 1961 under the Volta River Development Act, Act 46 of the Republic of Ghana, as a body corporate with the mandate to operate mainly as a power generation, transmission and distribution utility. ... more

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Employment History

Head of Investor Relations

Ashanti Goldfields Company Limited

Principal

Africa Power Systems Management Inc

Manager of Business Planning and Analysis

Kaiser Aluminium Corporation

Chief Executive Officer

Midway Resources International

Design Engineer

Advanced Technology Center

Affiliations

Honorary Member
Chamber Council

Member of Our Advisory Board
SIFE Legon

Education

BSc degree

Yale University

MBA

Stanford's Graduate School of Business

MD

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Kweku Awotwi Non-Executive Director Kweku Awotwi is currently the principal of the Triton Group, a food processing and distribution company. Between 2003 and 2004, he was the Acting Chief Executive of the Volta River Authority (VRA). Other high profile roles in the past include the Acting President of the Ghana Chamber of Mines and the Managing Director of Strategic Planning and New Business Development at Ashanti Goldfields (AGC). Before joining AGC, he was Manager of Business Planning and Analysis for Kaiser Aluminium & Chemical Corporation in the USA where he worked for eight years. He trained as an electrical engineer and has a BSc degree from Yale University and an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.


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Former Chief Executive of VRA, Mr. Kweku Andoh Awotwi, delivering a speech

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Former CE, Mr. Kweku Andoh Awotwi (left) and Professor Edward Ayensu, author of book (right)


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As Chief Executive of Ghana's Volta River Authority ("VRA"), Ghana's state electric utility, Kweku A. Awotwi, an APSM principal, managed 1,200 MW of hydro assets and 1,000 MW of thermal assets from June 2009 to December 2013. During that period, he improved thermal plant availabilities from below 40% to above 80%, the first time in VRA's history. Working with VRA's partner, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC ("TAQA"), he completed the financing the US$330 million combined-cycle expansion of the 220 MW simple cycle thermal-fired power plant, the largest such financing in 2013. He also completed Ghana's first solar plant, at 2.5 MW in 2013.

In his private capacity, Mr. Awotwi is an original shareholder, co-founder and developer of the 340 MW combined cycle thermal-fired Cenpower project, the first project-financed independent power project in Ghana, that reached financial close in 2014, and commenced construction in January 2015.
Equally important, Mr. Awotwi brings a comprehensive understanding of, as well as hands-on experience, procuring, acquiring as well as developing the feedstock required to fuel generation plants. He has acquired oil and gas licenses in West and East Africa; developed Liquefied Natural Gas ("LNG") solutions for generation plants in Ghana and West Africa; and explored the acquisition of coal assets across the continent.
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Finally, an APSM principal, Kweku A. Awotwi, oversaw the operationalization of the Northern Electricity Distribution Company ("NEDCo") in 2012, an electricity distribution utility serving 500,000 customers over a 160,000 sq. km area, and employing approximately 900 staff.


Mr. Kweku A. Awotwi The ...

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Mr. Kweku A. Awotwi The immediate past Chief Executive of Ghana's Volta River Authority ("VRA"), Ghana's state electricity generation utility, and 100% shareholder of the NEDCo, serving 500,000 customers across 160,000 sq km. During his four and a half years at the helm, he oversaw unprecedented improvements in VRA's operational and financial performance. He also introduced numerous innovations including the construction of Ghana's first, grid-connected solar plant; the operationalization of the Authority's distribution company; the use of financial derivatives to purchase its fuel requirements. He is also an original shareholder, co-founder and developer of the 340 MW combined cycle thermal-fired Cenpower project, the first project-financed independent power project in Ghana, that reached financial close in 2014, and started in January 2015. Mr. Awotwi has spent twenty-five (25) years in the energy and mining sectors in the United States and Africa, heading business development and strategic planning for Ashanti Goldfields Company Limited ("Ashanti"); serving as the Manager for Business Planning & Analysis for US Fortune 50 Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation ("Kaiser").


Former Chief Executive of VRA, ...

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Former Chief Executive of VRA, Mr. Kweku Andoh Awotwi, delivering a speech

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Former CE, Mr. Kweku Andoh Awotwi (left) and Professor Edward Ayensu, author of book (right)

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