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Governance – Board of Directors

 

HON KWEKU RICKETTS-HAGAN - Board Chairman

Kweku Ricketts-Hagan was born in Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana.  He obtained his first degree in BSc Economics in 1991 and MSc Finance (Financial Economics) in 1995-96 at Birkbeck College University of London, UK.  He did MBA Finance in 2003–2005 Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA. Kweku Ricketts-Hagan also did Postgraduate Studies in Diplomacy and International Relations at Whitehead School of Diplomacy, Seton Hall University in the United States from 2004-2005.

Until recently, he was both the Chief Executive Officer of the World Trade Centre Accra, Ghana’s first World Trade Centre and the Executive Director of Investment Banking Group; Strategic African Securities (SAS) Finance Group, in charge of Business Development and the General Manager of SAS Investment Management.

Kweku has several years’ experience in investment banking in areas ranging from investment management and research, financial markets, corporate and project finance, financial and economic modeling and valuation.  He worked for some of the most prestigious US and UK investment banks in the world – i.e. Chase Manhattan Bank, JP Morgan, Rothschild and Investec Bank (UK). He had structured and negotiated various financial deals in Energy, Resource, Mining, Telecommunications and Aviation sectors.

He is a member of the Securities and Investment Institute (MSI), UK and Member of the UK Society of Investment Professional (UKSIP).

Mr. Kweku Ricketts-Hagan also served on the Government Transition Team and in the Economic Sub-Committee and was part of the Advisory team that put together the first 2009 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the Government of Ghana to Parliament.

He is currently the Member of Parliament for Cape Coast South.

 

Mrs Akosua M. Nelson-Cofie - Director

Mrs. Akosua M. Nelson-Cofie is the Portfolio Manager, Equities, SSNIT. She holds a B.A in Economics and Statistics, an MA in Development Studies and an MBA in Finance. She therefore has a wealth of experience in Finance, Investment and Project Management. Mrs. Akosua M. Nelson-Cofie was appointed Director/SSNIT Representative of the Board of Directors of CENIT Investments Limited (CIL) in October, 2013 and later as Chairperson/SSNIT Representative of CENIT Investments Limited (CIL), CENIT Energy Limited (CEL), and CENIT Services Limited (CSL) in November, 2013.


Mr. Emmanuel Kwartelai Quartey - Director

He is a chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana and also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Ghana and Florida.

He pursued MBA Finance at the Central University College. He has been an Internal Audit Staff at SSNIT for the past twenty seven years, and is currently on secondment at the Intercity STC Coaches Ltd as the Head of the Internal Audit Department .He is a member of the Audit Recommendations Implementation Committees (ARIC) of NADMO and Accra Polytechnic as a representative of Institute of Internal Auditors, Ghana.

 

 Ing. Andrew Tonto Barfour - Director

Ing. Andrew Tonto Barfour is the Director/Project Coordinator, Ghana Energy Development and Access Project (GEDAP) at the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Ghana.  He worked with the Electricity Company of Ghana for 32 years and where he retired as Director of Operations of the Company in 2009.

He studied at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), The Penn State University, Pittsburgh Campus and the University College of Dublin.

He holds a B.Sc Eng. (Electrical Power), Post – Graduate Certificate in Advanced Power Systems, Post – Graduate Certificate in Project Planning and Management, Post – Graduate Diploma in Utility Management, MBA in Utility Management and Post – Graduate Diploma in Leadership & Corporate Governance.

He is a Professional Electrical Engineer and a Fellow and a Past President of Ghana Institution of Engineers (Gh.I.E) and Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) USA.  He is also a Fellow of Institute of Directors, Ghana and Member of Association of Revenue Protection of Africa (ARPA).

Ing. A.T Barfour has placed Ghana on the global pedestal by delivering several papers on electrical engineering and related subjects at various international conferences, including a paper on Energy for all: Financing Access for the poor, a paper presented at International Energy Agency (IEA) – Workshop in Paris, and also contributed to the review of the World Energy Outlook 2011 by the IEA.

Ing. Barfour has contributed his quota to the Engineering profession in Ghana by serving at various levels culminating in his elevation to be the President of the Institution in 2009 -2010.His Presidential Address on the Topic “Universal Access to Electricity - A Responsibility For All” brought to the fore the challenges and the way forward to achieving universal access for all in Ghana.

Ing. Barfour serves on many Boards of Companies. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lansah Chemist and VRA Resettlement Trust Fund. He is also a member of the Boards of the following organizations; Tropical Cable and Conductors Ltd. and SKYY Power Group. He was recently appointed a member of the Board of Directors of CENIT Energy Limited.

 

Mr. Kofi Asiedu - Director

Kofi Asiedu attended Presbyterian Boys Secondary School at Legon from 1974 to 1979 where he obtained GCE ‘O’ Level Certificate and then to Ghana National College, Cape Coast from 1979 to 1981 for Advanced Level Certificate.

He further pursued his education at Volgograd Chemical Technological Institute in the Soviet Union where he studied the Russian language for a year from 1983 to 1984.

After this, he obtained admission into Moscow Institute of Oil and Gas to study for a Master’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering specializing in Field Evaluation and Development of Oil and Gas Fields. After successful completion of the course, he returned to Ghana in 1990.  He lectured at the Winneba College of Education (Kumasi Campus) from 1990 to 1992 in Applied Science, Mathematics and Engineering Department.

With the experience gained in lecturing, he decided to establish his own business as a Consultant in Electrical and Refrigeration Engineering. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Charlsie Ltd dealing in importation of home appliances and electronic equipment. He is also an authorized distributor of WESTPOINT appliances with branches in Accra and Kumasi.

He has over the years been consulting for companies like Golden Beach Hotels, COCOBOD, GNPC, Goldfields, Tarkwa, and WAEC etc.

Apart from the on-going consultancy jobs, he also teaches Biblical Theology (Hebrew) at the Maranatha University College and Living Word School of Ministry at Central University College in Accra after the successful completion of an MPhil (Theology) degree at the School of Theology and Missions (Central University College) in 2013.


Mrs Naada D. Bilijo Jinapor - Board Secretary

Mrs. Naada Jinapor is a Corporate Law Officer at Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) and currently the Company Secretary for CENIT Investment Limited, CENIT Energy Limited and CENIT Services Limited. Mrs Jinapor has been involved in key transactions such as Proffering Legal Advice, Conducting Research and writing Legal Opinions, Reviewing Contracts, Mortgages, Tenancy and Commercial Agreements, preparing legal documentations, Incorporation of Companies in Ghana among others.

Mrs. Jinapor is a member of the Ghana Bar Association.  She holds an LLB from University of Ghana, Legon, a BL from the Ghana School of Law and a BA (Social Work) also from University of Ghana Legon.

 

Mr Seth Dekpor - Director

Mr. Seth Dekpor is an Electrical Engineer. He holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering, and is a product of Mfantsipim School.  He has over 22 years of working experience with Electricity Company of Ghana in the field of Control Operations, Installation of Primary Substations, Network and Transformer Maintenance.

He is a Power quality assurance expert.  He has extensive training in the Power Industry in U.S.A., Sweden, India, Germany, U.K. and Thailand.

He is a consultant to several institutions in the power sector in Ghana, and has a sound understanding of the Energy market in West Africa.


Mrs Eunice Biritwum - Chief Executive Officer

Eunice Biritwum is the Chief Executive Officer of CENIT Energy Limited. From 2007 until she joined CENIT Energy Limited in October 2011, Eunice worked as the Head of Infrastructure Services for GECAD, an Engineering Services Company that is active in the development of, and acting as the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contractor for, power plant and energy sector infrastructure projects in Ghana and the growing economies of the West Africa sub-region. While at GECAD Eunice also held the role of Project Director for the Tema Osonor Plant Limited (TOPL) independent power plant project, where she provided strategic leadership and coordinated the raising of funds for the 130million US dollar project from the local and international finance community. The project achieved financial close in principle.

Before joining GECAD, Eunice spent over ten years in the utility industry in the United States in various roles in planning and operations, and was instrumental in the setting up of the power marketing arm of Northern States Power Company (NSP) in Minnesota as well as crafting the resultant organizational structure in the merger of NSP and New Century Energies in Colorado. Eunice subsequently worked as a global marketing manager for Cummins Power Generation’s Energy Solutions Business where she focused on new product development and growing the Generator Set sales business to both the utility and the heavy industrial business sectors worldwide.