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Africa Power Systems Management Inc

USA 12875 Fair Lakes Circle # 334

Fairfax, Virginia 22033

United States

Company Description

Africa Power Systems Incorporated ("APSM" or "APSM Inc."), BVI, provides bespoke management, operational, and technical inputs to optimizing the performance of African electric utility assets, spanning generation, transmission, and distribution. It is als ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Chairman

Multimedia Group Limited

Officer

Chief Executive View

Chief Executive Officer

VRA

Chairman

Public Relations Society of America

President

Ghana Chamber

Chief Executive Officer

Volta River Authority

Manager of Business Planning and Analysis

Kaiser Aluminium Corporation

Managing Director for Strategic Planning and New Business Development

Ashanti Goldfields Company Limited

Integrated Circuit Designer

GE/RCA

Chief Executive Officer

Midway Resources International

Design Engineer

Advanced Technology Center

Affiliations

Board Member
Cenpower Holdings Limited

Board Member
Stallion Trust & Administration Company Limited

Board of Advisors Member
SmartTurtle CxE

Honorary Member
Chamber Council

Member of Our Advisory Board
SIFE Legon

Board Member
Cenpower Generation Company Limited

Education

BSc degree

Yale University

MBA

Stanford's Graduate School of Business

MD

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Mr Kweku A. Awotwi

Principal
The immediate past Chief Executive of Ghana's Volta River Authority ("VRA"), Ghana's state electricity generation utility, generating over 2,200 MW and 100% shareholder of its distribution subsidiary 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, as well as completed a $330 million financing to expand a 220 MW thermal plant. 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 ("IPP") in Ghana, that reached financial close in 2014, and has started construction.
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").


Government ministers join mining and power chiefs in Ghana for key West Africa conference

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09:55 am Presentation by Guest Speaker - Kweku Awotwi, Principal, Africa Power Systems Management Inc


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Kweku Awotwi

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Kweku A. Awotwi is currently a Principal of Africa Power Systems Management Incorporated, a boutique advisory firm that provides technical, operational and management inputs to optimizing the performance of electric utility assets, as well as assisting to develop greenfield opportunities, in Africa.
He is the immediate past Chief Executive of the Volta River Authority, Ghana's state electricity generation utility, which he ran from June 2009 to December 2013. uring his four and a half years at the helm, he oversaw unprecedented improvements in VRA's operational and financial performance. e also introduced numerous innovations including the construction of Ghana's first solar plant; the operationalization of the Authority's distribution company; the use of financial derivatives; and implemented the company's first performance management systems.
Between 2004-2009, he was involved in a number of entrepreneurial ventures in energy and mining across Africa. hese include a gold exploration company with assets in South Africa that has since listed in Hong Kong; an oil and gas exploration company that has now acquired assets in Kenya and Nigeria; and a 340 MW independent power production company in Ghana that is expected to reach financial close in 2014.
Prior this, he was Managing Director, Strategic Planning & New Business Development for Ashanti Goldfields Company Limited, ("Ashanti"), now AngloGold Ashanti Company, from1998 - 2004. etween 1990-1998, he was a Manager of Business Planning for the Primary Aluminum business unit of Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Company in Pleasanton, California, where he worked for eight years.
He started his professional career as an electrical engineer, and worked for four years as an integrated circuit designer with ITT and GE/RCA respectively, in the United States.
Currently, he is the Chairman of Stanbic bank, (Ghana) Ltd, the Multimedia Group Limited (Ghana), and PlaySoccer (Ghana), a non-profit organization.
Mr. Awotwi has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford, California, and a B.S in Electrical Engineering, Economics and Political Science from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.


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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.

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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.


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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