Mr Alex Josiah Adzew has been appointed by the Board of Directors of the Ghana Oil Company Limited, (GOIL), the foremost indigenous oil marketing company, as its Chief Operating Officer.
His appointment which was announced at the 427th meeting of the Board takes effect from 1st of October, 2016, a statement to the Ghana News Agency said.
The statement said until his appointment, Mr Adzew was the company’s Fuel Marketing Manager.
As the new and first Chief Operating Officer of GOIL, Mr Adzew will be directly responsible for the general operations of the company and will report to the Group Chief Executive.
Mr Adzew brings to his new position, the advantage of hands- on field knowledge and distinct managerial competence needed to drive GOIL to the next phase of its business.
Mr Alex Josiah Adzew, a Mechanical Engineer by profession, has a wealth of work practice and experience in the petroleum industry having joined Ghana Oil Company in 1992 initially as Sales Engineer from the Tractor and Equipment (Division of Unilever) where he was the Inventory Control Manager.
Since joining GOIL, Mr Adzew has served in various capacities as Sales Engineer in the Takoradi Zonal Office and Senior Sales Engineer / Special Assistant to the Area Manager for the Western Region.
He was later transferred to the Head Office as Lubricants Marketing Manager with additional responsibilities for L.P.Gas, Bunkering and Aviation business.
Through hard-work he became the Head of Department of Technical and Special Products with a special mandate to spear-head the entry of GOIL into the Aviation Industry as well as the Bunkering Business.
In January 2013, he was appointed the Fuels Marketing Manager of the Company, a position he has held to date and has been an integral part of GOIL’s successful rebranding campaign and retail network expansion programme.
Over the period, Alex Josiah Adzew has had a wealth of practical field experience under his belt, having attended various courses, seminars and undertaken business trips to support the company in the areas of Lubricants, Bunkering, Aviation, Marketing, Finance, Project Management and Retail Network development.
In March 2016, he participated in International Oil Trading Course in Princeton-Oxford in the U.K to get the company prepared to take its leadership role in the petroleum downstream sector following the deregulation of petroleum prices.
His interest in career excellence motivated him to participate in some local and international courses including Leadership skills for managers, Positioning Companies for Export Competitiveness, Health Safety and Environmental Training for Marketing Staff, Effective Credit Control as well as in Banking.
Mr Adzew holds a First Class BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (1990); Executive Master of Business Administration (Money and Banking) from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).