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About GRIDCo

 

Ambassador Kabral Blay-Amihere , Chairman

Ambassador Kabral Blay-Amihere is a former Diplomat, Journalist and Writer. He served as High Commissioner to Sierra Leone from 2001-2005 and Ambassador to Cote d"Ivoire from 2006 to 2009. As an envoy of Ghana, he strengthened bilateral relations between Ghana and Sierra Leone and Cote d"Ivoire and assisted several Ghanaian companies to establish in the two countries.

In a career lasting 25 years in journalism before his transition to diplomacy, Ambassador Blay-Amihere served in the leadership of national, regional and international media organizations. He was the Chairman of the National Media Commission for two terms, from 2009-2015. He has authored five books. A football enthusiast, he also served for six years as Director of Africa"s Football Club of the Century, Kumasi Asante Kotoko.

Ambassador Blay-Amihere attended St. Augustine"s College in Cape Coast and is an alumnus of the University of Ghana, Legon and the London School of Economics. He is also a Nieman Fellow, "91, of Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.



Mr. Jonathan Amoako-Baah , Chief Executive/Member

Jonathan Amoako-Baah graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in 1985 with a BSc (Eng) Degree, specializing in Telecommunications. He holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Ghana, Legon and also a Certificate in Investment Appraisal and Risk Management from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

He has worked for several years in the VRA as a Design Engineer on the Northern Electrification and System Reinforcement Project (NESRP), the Lower Volta Electrification Project and the National Electrification Projects. He also worked as a Principal P&C Engineer at the Akosombo Generating Station and was a Task Manager on the West African Gas Pipeline and the Takoradi II Expansion Projects.

He was seconded to the West African Power Pool (WAPP) headquarters in Cotonou, Benin as a Project Coordinator, supervising projects in Ghana, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Mali.

Amoako-Baah is a fellow of the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE), and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) of the USA. He is also a member of the Scientific Committee as well as Team Leader of the Operations. Maintenance and Development of Power Systems Committee of the Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA). He is a member of the Board of the Nuclear Power Institute.

He is an International Speaker on the Electric Utility Industry and has spoken at various conferences in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Before his appointment, Amoako-Baah was the Director, Technical Services of the Volta River Authority (VRA).

He is the immediate past President of the Society Of Volta River Authority Engineers (SOVRAE).



Kenneth Kwamina Thompson , Member

Kenneth Kwamina Thompson is the Chief Executive Officer of Dalex Finance and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Dalex Finance is currently No. 17, Ghana Club 100.

In 2016, Mr. Thompson was declared Businessman of the Year and Dalex Finance, Business of the Year by the Ghana Economic Forum. He was given the award for leadership, innovation and business growth.

Kenneth Thompson graduated from the University of Ghana Business School with honours in Administration (Accounting Option). He trained with UHY Hacker Young, a top 10 firm of Chartered Accountants in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Thompson brought to Dalex over seventeen years of experience in finance and risk management from past positions as Head, Venture Funds Management, Fidelity Equity Fund I and Principal Internal Audit Manager, Barclays Bank, UK.

Currently, he serves as a director on the boards of Unique Insurance, Reliance Personnel Services and RPS Engineering Services. He is a member of the Ghana Chamber of Commerce (GNCC), Central Executive Committee and Chairperson of the GNCC Think Tank.



Mr. Frederick Fredua Antoh , Member

Mr. Frederick Fredua Antoh is an entrepreneur with over 25 years’ experience in the petroleum retail industry. His diligence in managing a cluster of Shell fuel stations, led to his nomination as a member of the Retailers Council of Shell Ghana Limited in 2016.

He is also a real estate developer and manages various hostels on the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology campus.


F. F. Antoh has served on various boards including the Ghana Civil Aviation (2004-2007) and the Ghana Oil Company Limited (2001-2007).

He has a degree in BSc Biology and has been a biology teacher for over a decade at the Kumasi Academy (1981-1997). Further he worked as an Examiner for the West African Examination Council.



Nana Akyereako Adjabinti I , Member

Nana Akyereako Adjabinti I is the Ankobeahene of the Ashanti Juaben Traditional Area. In private life, Nana is known as Nana Kofi Nti. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Technolights Limited, an electrical/electronics engineering contracting firm involved with projects on 11 – 33 KVA – 330KVA low/high voltage lines and street and external lighting.

Nana graduated in 1979 from South Thames College, Wandsworth, in the United Kingdom, where he studied electrical and electronics engineering. He worked with Redifon
Electrical/Electronics Company on Broomhill Road, UK, from 1985 to 1988 as an Assistant Group Engineer and later as Group Engineer in the Electrical/Electronics Department of Mercury Telecom, also in the UK, from 1994 to 1998.

In the course of his career, Nana has left his footprints on key major roads across the country. Prominent among these are the designing, procuring and installation of street lighting network and transformer installations on the Achimota – Ofankor road by his firm, as well as the supply and installation of portable Airfield lighting units on the runway of the Kotoka International Airport.



Dzifa Amegashie , Member

Dzifa Amegashie is a corporate finance professional with 25 years of experience in banking and finance.

She is currently the Head of Corporate and Investor Relations at CAL Bank, a leading Ghanaian corporate bank, listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange.

Dzifa has held leadership positions in corporate finance in Anglophone and Francophone West Africa and has been involved in raising capital for Ghanaian companies through various corporate actions.

She has previously worked for the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Ernst & Young and Tertium Consulting Limited.



Dr. Nicholas K. Smart-Yeboah, CEng, MIET, FGhIE , Member

Dr. Smart-Yeboah has had over 41 years of electrical engineering and management experience. He is a chartered engineer of the UK and a Fellow of the Ghana Institution of Engineers.

Dr. Smart-Yeboah’s experiences span 8 years of university teaching and research (rising up to acting headship of the department of electrical engineering at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria for 15 months), consulting and over 23 years in electricity distribution utility practice. He had responsibility for managing safety, maintenance and sub-transmission systems for the ECG during an 8-year period (1990 to 1998). Over the next 10 years, he was responsible for 2 of ECG’s Operational Regions generating average yearly revenue of around US$ 50 million per Region.

He was appointed Director of Customer Services for the ECG in 2008 and assumed responsibility for billing, revenue management, revenue protection, marketing and metering activities. Under his leadership, sales revenue of ECG shot to nearly US$ 900 million per year. He initiated and left behind in ECG smart metering projects valued at approximately US$ 40million.

Dr. Smart-Yeboah holds the following qualifications: PhD (1982) and MSc (1979) in Electric Power Systems Engineering from the University of Manchester, UK; BSc (Eng.) (1976) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology and the Executive MBA in Finance from the University of Ghana (2002).

He is presently an independent power system consultant in technical, commercial and ICT related activities within the electricity industry.



Air Vice Marshal Issifu Sakib Kadri (Retired) , Member

With 43 years of service in the Ghana Air Force, he has gained vast experience in aviation and security and also served in various international administrative and management positions. He was enlisted into the Ghana Military Academy, Teshie as an Air Force Cadet in June, 1974 and was commissioned as a pilot into the Ghana Air Force, Air Branch in 1977, after successfully completing the Standard Military Course (SMC) at Teshie, and his Commercial Pilots License (CPL) at the Royal Netherlands Flying Training School in the Netherlands.

He was a member of the Consultative Assembly which drafted the 1992 Fourth Republican Constitution. As the most senior military member of the sub-committee on Powers of Government in the Assembly, he brought his experiences to bear in shaping the current structure and outlook of the Ghana Armed Forces.

From 2009-2012, he served as Defence Attaché at the Ghana Embassy in Cairo, Egypt with concurrent responsibility for Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Sudan . He periodically had to visit these countries throughout his four year stint in Cairo and was deeply involved in the repatriation of Ghanaians stranded in Libya who made it to the Egyptian border, at the peak of the Libyan crisis.

He was promoted Air Vice Marshal on May 24, 2013, and appointed Commandant of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC). Under his leadership, the GAFCSC was transformed into a Centre of Excellence and an academic degree awarding institution. He successfully managed this programme and GAFCSC in 2014 was granted the mandatory institutional and programme accreditations from the National Accreditation Board (NAB) to run its own Master’s Degree programmes.

Air Vice Marshal Issifu Kadri (Rtd) is an alumnus of the University of Ghana where he obtained his Bsc (Admin) and MBA (HRM) in 1985 and 2005 respectively.

He is currently pursuing an Executive Masters Programme in Conflict, Peace and Security at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of CDH Asset Management and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Kwasi Appiah Foundation.



Honourable Naana Eyiah , Member

Honourable Naana Eyiah is the Member of Parliament representing the people of Gomoa Central Constituency.

Naana is an entrepreneur and Chief Executive of Naaba Company Limited, a confectionary and beverage importer and wholesaler, which operates from Agona Swedru in the Central Region.

She has Certificates in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Project Management from the Macquarie Graduate School, Australia, and a Certificate in Governance and Leadership from the East London College of the United Kingdom.

Naana has a passion for women and children’s issues. She serves on the Standing Committee on Privileges and the Select Committee on Health.