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Ghana Gas Forum is planned and executed by a dynamic team of individuals associated with The Gas Consortium. It engages stakeholders and experts to outline topical issues and co-ordinate activities covering areas including research & communications, programming, media, fundraising, logistics and project management. Since the forum's inception in 2012, the GGF team has successfully developed a platform that has gained industry recognition for productive exchanges among leading local and international experts and decision-makers.

Senam F. Gbeho.

Project Lead

 

Senam is Founder and Executive Secretary of The Gas Consortium. He has a decade of experience in government relations, policy tracking, programme development and fundraising. Mr. Gbeho is directly responsible for the overall planning and execution of Ghana Gas Forum, the flagship project of The Gas Consortium. He has a MSc in Energy Studies from the Centre For Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy of the University of Dundee, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Macalester College (USA). Senam also possesses experience in banking, specifically Structured & Trade Finance, where he has handled several syndicated transactions in the oil trading business..

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Mr. Charles Darku

Co-Facilitator, Capacity Building Seminar

He is a former Managing Director of Tullow Ghana (2013-2018) and former Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Upstream Petroleum Chamber (GUPC), a non-profit organization with the aim of achieving long term success of the upstream petroleum industry in Ghana.

Mr. Charles Darku started his career as an electrical engineer with the Volta River Authority, and held various senior management positions in VRA over the years. He played a pioneering role in nurturing private participation in the generation of electricity in Ghana. He was appointed Chief Executive of the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) in 2009. In his four years at the helm of GRIDCo, Mr. Darku led the team to consolidate the newly established company and took steps to improve the operation and management of the transmissions grid in Ghana and interconnections with neighboring countries .

Mr. Charles Darku is an accomplished business leader and professional engineer with over 30 years of experience in Ghana's energy sector. Mr. Charles Darku is also Chairman of the Advisory Group of The Gas Consortium.

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Mr. Emmanuel Anyaeto

Co-Facilitator, Capacity Building Seminar

 

Emmanuel retired from Shell in 2018 and currently runs a consultancy firm based in Los Angeles, California, focusing on gas and energy optimization across Africa.

 

As Business Development Manager for the downstream gas distribution business of Shell in Nigeria (Shell Nigeria Gas Limited), Emmanuel facilitated over fifty (50) industrial and manufacturing companies to convert from the use of diesel for power generation to natural gas. He later became Asset Manager responsible for managing the daily operations of gas facilities including pipelines.

 

Given his expansive experience in the Gas and Power sectors, Emmanuel was appointed Shell representative to the national strategic gas aggregator called Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria (GACN). Being responsible for commercial operations of the company, he negotiated the first natural gas and funding agreement for the single biggest fertilizer train in the world built by Indorama Petrochemcial Company. He further developed the template for the commercial negotiation and sale of natural gas to the petrochemical industry. Emmanuel also led GACN’s team in the negotiation of the gas sale agreements which led to the privatization of power plants owned by the Nigerian government in 2013.

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Dr. Nii Darko Asante

Co-Facilitator, Capacity Building Seminar

 

Dr. Asante is a Chemical Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in energy management and optimisation.  He was the Technical Director of Ghana’s Energy Commission and is responsible for the development of standards, codes and regulations in the electricity and natural gas sectors.  He was previously also responsible for the enforcement of energy regulations and the execution of initiatives to promote renewable energy and the efficient use of energy. Following the launch of Ghana’s Country Action Plan on Sustainable Energy for All, Dr Asante also led the Energy Commission’s activities in coordinating the refinement and implementation of the Action Plan.

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Mrs. Tasha Assafuah-Chemel

External Relations

Tasha is the External Relations Officer for The Gas Consortium, liaising with strategic partners, sponsors, donors, stakeholders and other supporters ensuring they are informed about, consulted upon and engaged in activities pertaining to The Gas consortium such as the Ghana Gas Forum. Tasha has an Bachelors in Supply Chain Management (University of Huddersfield, UK), a Masters of Arts in International NGO's (Webster University, NL) and a Masters in Business Administration (Webster University, GH). She has over 19 years experience working in Logistics and Project Management in both the commercial and non-profit sector.

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​Amartey Nuno-Amarteifio.

Logistics 

Kweku Krah Kwofie.

Programmes & Marketing

Aku Deegbe.

Registration & Venue

Dua-Agyeman Samuel.

Research, Comms & Digital Media

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