The Board of Directors of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), has appointed two Deputy Chief Executives for Exploration & Production and Commercial and Corporate Services.
The appointments are part of the continuous roll-out of GNPC’s evolving organisational structure in line with corporate strategy and future direction.
Thomas Manu, is appointed Deputy Chief Executive for Exploration and Production, with oversight of the Projects, Geosciences, Engineering and Research Technology & Development directorates.
An Exploration Geophysicist by profession, Mr Manu has over 25 years of upstream oil and gas industry experience and until his appointment was Director of Operations at GNPC.
His areas of technical expertise include Interpretation of Seismic and Geological Datasets, Basin Analysis, Prospect Definition, Exploration Concepts and Field Development.
Mr Manu steered the development and progress of GNPC’s exploration strategy, acreage promotion strategy and development of all associated policies including acreage sizes, categorisation of companies and application evaluation criteria and has been the key technical person for the Ghana Negotiation Team.
He holds a Master of Science Degree in Geophysics from the Institute of Exploration Geology Moscow, Russia, and also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Ghana.
Second appointee, Kwame Ntow Amoah, will be the Deputy Chief Executive for Commercial and Corporate Services, with oversight of the Commercial, Finance and Human Resource directorates and the Facilities and Procurement departments.
Kwame, until his appointment, was Manager of the Corporate Strategy and New Business Department of GNPC, with over 25 years’ experience in corporate strategy formulation and negotiating large-scale oil and gas agreements.
He has worked on many high-level committees, including the Presidential Committee on the National Petroleum Policy (2008) and chairing the National Gas Pricing Policy Committee (2011). He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors for GNPC-Technip Engineering Services Limited.
He has an MBA in General Management from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland and a BA (Hons) degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Ghana, Legon.