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Director, Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Promotion

As the Director, Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Promotion, Mr. Agyarko is responsible for;

  • development and implementation of projects aimed at improving energy efficiency;
  • elaboration of rules and regulations to ensure standards and proper labeling regime for appliances;
  • public education aimed at behavioural change leading to efficient use of energy;
  • development of projects and programmes aimed at improving energy efficiency in industrial, commercial and residential and transport sectors and their climate impacts;

He obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration from the School of Administration, Legon, in 1991 and a Master of Science Degree in Energy Management from Norwegian School of Management in 1999.

Prior to joining the Energy Commission, He worked as a Professional Associate in SEED Solutions, a consultancy firm that has a specialty in energy management. He played an important role in the deployment of prepayment metering system for both electricity and water in Ghana.

At the Energy Commission, He has assisted in the design and successful implementation of a number of energy efficiency projects. His contribution was critical in the 2007 mass CFL exchange programme in Ghana and the installation of capacitor banks in selected public buildings.

He has successfully forged and nurtured a collaborative relationship between the Energy Commission and various energy sector stakeholders, and has organized and served as resource person on a number of seminars and workshops on Energy Efficiency and Conservation which have been heavily patronized by the sector stakeholders and industry. He has also served as a resource person on a number of energy efficiency and conservation seminars in Africa sub of the sahara.

By his frequent participation in radio and television interviews and discussions on the Commission’s work and activities, he has succeeded in positioning the Energy Commission as a very credible policy advisor of energy efficiency solutions to the government of Ghana.

He has experience in end-use energy analysis, identification of energy saving opportunities and quantification and justification of energy efficiency projects.

Director, Strategic Policy Planning

Dr. Kow Joseph Essandoh-Yeddu joined the energy sector through the erstwhile National Energy Board in 1989. Starting as an Associate Programme Officer for Solar Energy, he rose through the ranks to Senior Programme Officer till 1999 when he left for Sweden for his master’s degree programme. Upon his return in 2001, he moved to energy planning where he co-led the national and Energy Commission’s team that produced Ghana’s Strategic National Energy Plan 2006 – 2020. He has been the head of the Strategic Planning and Policy Division of the Energy Commission since 2003.

Dr. Essandoh-Yeddu has been a member of Government of Ghana’s negotiating team to the UN Climate Change convention and Kyoto Protocol since 2005. He was a lead author in the IPCC (Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change) Working Group Three of its fifth Assessment Report. Also a member of the IPCC Nobel Laureate Scholarship Technical Committee for selection of applicants, 2015-2017. He was also a peer-reviewer for 2014 IEA (International Energy Agency)’s World and African Energy Outlooks.

He was a member of the Government of Ghana’s Presidential Commission that advised the Government on Potential Use of Nuclear Energy for Power Generation in Ghana in 2007. Also a member, Selection Committee, Millennium Excellence Award-Ghana, Climate Change and Environment Category, 2015 Prize.

Dr. Essandoh-Yeddu has a B.Sc in Physics from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST, Kumasi) (1981-1985). He holds an MSc Engineering degree in Environment and Energy Planning from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg University in Sweden (1999-2001).

He has his PhD research at the Bureau of Economic Geology of the Jackson School of Geosciences of the University of Texas at Austin in the USA from 2006-2009 where he looked into the economics of geological capture and storage of anthropogenic carbon dioxide for enhanced oil recovery in Texas Gulf Coast. Whilst in Austin, Texas, he also worked as an energy economist at the Bureau. He received his PhD degree in 2010 from University of Cape Coast. Dr. Essandoh-Yeddu also has post-graduate certificate in Business Administration from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).

He authored a book Energy Economic Analysis of Power Plant CO2 Capture and Pipeline Transport in Texas Gulf Coast which is on sale at Amazon.com and major online bookstores. He also contributed the chapter on Natural Gas Market of the book - Advances in Natural Gas Technology (published by InTech Open Science online bookshop which was released in 2012).

Besides his regular job, Dr. Essandoh-Yeddu does part-time teaching too. He is an adjunct lecturer to some institutions in Ghana and Germany. He was a Burns Visiting Scholar to the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada in 2015 and in 2016, also a Visiting Scholar to the Centre for Petroleum, Energy Economics and Law, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Director, Technical Regulation

Dr. Asante is a Chemical Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in energy management and optimisation.  In his current role, he heads the four core divisions of Ghana’s Energy Commission which deal with the development and enforcement of regulations in the electricity, natural gas and renewable energy sectors, the promotion of Renewable Energy, and the development and execution of initiatives to promote the efficient use of energy.

Dr Asante was previously the Technology Manager of the Energy Optimisation business of Aspen Technology Inc., where he developed tools and implemented solutions for Energy Management and Optimisation at Petrochemical plants all over the world.

Head, HR & Administration

Judith is a professional with expertise in human resource management, teaching, counselling, and training. She has worked extensively with the private and public sectors in and outside Ghana for over 20 years.

She is a chartered HR professional from the Human Resource Certification Institute, USA and a graduate of the Association of Business Executives in UK. Judith holds a Masters’ degree in HR from the University of Cape Coast and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Education with specialization in English from the same university. She obtained a BA (Hons.) in French in 1987.

At present Judith is the Head of HR and Administration Division at the Energy Commission of Ghana and is directly responsible for all HR requirements of the Commission.

Before then, she was a General Manager at Jubilee Tours and had also worked in the area of capacity building for Pan African Organization for Sustainable Development (POSDEV), an international NGO where she acquired her experience in working with a diverse workforce. She was part of a Task Force coordinated by Bruks Associates to work on a USAID and DFID sponsored project on Inward Remittances to Ghana.

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Corporate Profile of Databank

Founded in April 1990, Databank’s mission is to empower its customers to achieve financial independence by promoting financial literacy and offering a diverse range of investment products. To deliver on our mission, we provide innovative and responsive corporate finance, brokerage, fund management and research services to local and foreign individuals, multinational companies, pension trusts, institutions and portfolio investors for the ECOWAS sub-region.

We also assist those who are looking for private equity financing through our private equity group.

 

A history of firsts

Databank is known for its pace-setting role in the Ghanaian investment industry. Over the last  two decades and more, Databank has been involved in numerous ground-breaking transactions that have taken place on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) including advising the Ghanaian government on privatization deals.

The private sale of 52% (US$21million) of the Social Security Bank (SSB), the US$25million packaged sale of government interests in seven listed companies; the first tender offer on the Ghana Stock Exchange (Enterprise Insurance Company Ltd); the US$35 million shelf offering of the HFC dollar-indexed bonds, and the first cross-border listing on the Ghana Stock Exchange (Trust Bank Ltd of The Gambia).

We were also the sponsoring brokers of the first initial public offering (IPO) to be oversubscribed by 200% (IPO of CAL Bank), the first security to be listed on the Ghana Alternative Market (Bond Programme of Izwe Loans Limited) and the largest corporate bond issue on the GSE (Bayport Financial Services Plc).

In the mutual fund space, Databank also launched the first equity fund, money market fund, balanced fund, ethical fund and two-tiered educational fund.

 

What We Offer

Databank Brokerage Ltd (DBL) has been influential in the development of the capital markets in Ghana, acting as advisor, placement agent and broker to private clients, government and corporations alike. Databank has maintained a dominant market share of stock market activities on the Ghana Stock Exchange for more than a decade. Through our brokerage wing, investors can tap into fixed-income investments (including treasury bills), trade shares listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange and enjoy corporate finance advisoryservices.

Through Databank Asset Management Services Ltd. (DAMSEL), investors have access to more mutual funds than any other investment bank in Ghana (Epack, MFund, BFund, ArkFund and EdIFund), institutional fund management for corporate, benefit and endowment funds, pension fund management and privatewealth management services.

Our award-winning Research Department provides institutions and individuals with the latest research on the Ghana Stock Exchange, its listed companies, the Ghanaian economy, and other relevant economic and financial matters.

 

The EC Management Team is made up of all Heads of Divisions/Units and led by the Executive Secretary.

The Management Team comprises the following persons:

 

Ing. Oscar Amonoo-Neizer   Executive Secretary
Mr. Salifu Addo   Ag. Director, Strategic Planning & Policy
Mr. Anthony Coudjoe Bleboo   Director, Inspectorate & Enforcement
Mr. Eric Ofori-Nyarko   Ag. Director, Social, Environmental Impact & Technology Assessment
Mr. Kofi Agyarko   Director, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency & Climate Change
Mr James Owusu Boateng   Head, Finance
Dr. Mrs. Josephine Oduro-Asare   Head, Internal Audit
Mrs. Judith Ron Oppong-Tawiah   Head, HR & Administration
Mrs. Shirley Tsikata   Head, Procurement
Ms. Cecilia Agbenyega   Head, Legal
Ms. Ethel Linda Mensah   Head, Public Affairs
Mr. Eric Kyem   Head, Electricity Market Oversight Panel

 

 

 

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