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Mr. Kweku Andoh Awotwi

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Chief Executive Officer

Local Address:  Ghana
Company Description: The Volta River Authority exists to power economies and raise the living standards of the people of Ghana and West Africa. We supply reliable electricity in a safe...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • BSc degree
    Yale University
  • MBA
    Stanford's Graduate School of Business
  • MD
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As Chief Executive of Ghana's Volta ...
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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.
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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").
Cenpower Generation - News
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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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The Chief Executive of the Volta River Authority (VRA), Mr. Kweku A. Awotwi, has challenged Management and students of the Akosombo International School (AIS) to continue to uphold in high esteem the high standard of academic and non-academic successes, which have been hallmarks of the school over the past five decade.
Mr. Kweku Awotwi, who was the special guest at the 50th anniversary celebration of AIS, observed that the VRA's path of progress and history is intertwined with that of AIS. "Currently the VRA is taking improvement initiatives through restructuring to increase efficiency and productivity, and remain relevant to society", He indicated.
The school which was established on 24th September 1962 with about 28 Ghanaian children and a handful of foreigners with the intention of providing quality education for the wards of the Volta River Authority at the time now has over thousands of children from both local and abroad pursuing basic and secondary education respectively.
Mr. Kweku Awotwi, also used the occasion to pay tribute to all stakeholders whose commitment has brought the school this far. " I pay tribute to the students and teachers, parent-Teacher Association and the administrative staff, past and present, whose commitment and dedication account for the achievements and growth of AIS through the years", He said.
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Mr Kweku A. Awotwi, Chief Executive - VRA, delivering a speech at climax of Akosombo International School's 50th Anniversary.
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