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Kweku Andoh Awotwi

Chief Executive Officer

Volta River Authority

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Volta River Authority

Accra,

Ghana

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. In 20... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Managing Director for Strategic Planning and New Business Development

Ashanti Goldfields Company Limited


Manager of Business Planning and Analysis

Kaiser Aluminium Corporation


Integrated Circuit Designer

ITT Corporation


Principal

Africa Power Systems Management Inc


Chief Executive Officer

Midway Resources International


Integrated Circuit Designer

GE/RCA


Affiliations

Cenpower Generation Company Limited

Board Member


Stallion Trust & Administration Company Limited

Board Member


SmartTurtle CxE

Board of Advisors Member


Chamber Council

Honorary Member


SIFE Legon

Member of Our Advisory Board


Education

BSc degree

Yale University


MBA

Stanford's Graduate School of Business


MD


Web References(171 Total References)


CenPower Holdings

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Kweku Awotwi
Kweku Awotwi DIRECTOR Kweku Awotwi DIRECTOR Kweku Awotwi He is currently principal of the Triton Group. He was Acting Chief Executive of the Volta River Authority (VRA) in 2003 and 2004. He was also 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 Pleasanton, California, where he worked for eight years. He trained as an electrical engineer and has worked for GE/RCA as well as ITT, both in the USA. He has a BSc degree from Yale University and an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.


Stallion Trust - Board of Directors

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Mr. Kweku Andoh Awotwi


Advisory Team – The Gas Consortium

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Mr Kweku Awotwi
Mr Kweku Awotwi is 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").


APSM

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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 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.
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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