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About GRIDCo

 

Alhaji Huudu Yahaya , Chairman

Alhaji Huudu Yahaya is a qualified Barrister-at-Law and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana and currently a private legal practitioner.


Alhaji Yahaya served as a former Minister of State for the Northern Region, Minister for Trade and Tourism and for Labour and Social Welfare. He also served on the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution for the period 1982 – 1992, and as the General Secretary of the National Democratic Conference (NDC) between 1992 and 2002. Presently he is a National Vice Chairman of the NDC. He has extensive experience in Education, Public Administration, Strategic Management and Planning, Industrial Relations, Public Policy Management, and Conflict Resolution spanning a period of twenty-eight (28) years.


Alhaji Huudu Yahaya holds a BSc degree in Biology obtained in 1979 from the University of Cape Coast, a Master’s degree in International Relations and Public Administration awarded by the Syracuse University of New York in 2007. He is also an alumnus of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) having obtained an Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration in Management and Entrepreneurship in 2005.



Mr. Anthony El Adas , Member

Mr. Anthony El-Adas is an entrepreneur who has vast experience in the aviation industry.

He performs supervisory activities in Customer Service with the Delta Airlines Global Services, where amongst others, he directs the United Airlines, Delta and US airways contract division, personnel, audit compliance and aviation technology. He also assists in the enforcement of company policies, procedures and disciplinary action. He worked in similar capacities in Regional Elite Airline Services prior to his engagement with Delta Airlines.

He also served as the Operations Manager for the ELADAS Company Limited where he was responsible for forecasting, resource allocation, flow and process Management. He also formulated and directed the vision, mission and policy of the company.

Furthermore, as manager of the E. N. Company, Mr. El-Adas, successfully implemented a five (5) year plan to diversify into real estate consultancy, specifically in construction and rental of office and industrial space.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics and Sociology from the University of Ghana.



Dr. Patrick Buah , Member

Dr Patrick A. Buah is an authoritative enterprise technology expert and consultant with extensive project leadership and management experience. He is the chairman of ZIEMACS Energy Ltd, Ghana. Dr. Buah worked for more than 15 years, between 1999 and 2014, at IBM Corporation in New York as an advisor, architect and inventor, responsible for a team of high level technical developers and project managers focused on delivering distributed computer systems and enterprise high-availability solutions.

Dr. Buah was a UK Defense and Evaluation Research Agency (DERA) Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Imperial College, London, UK; a BICC Research Fellow at the City University London, UK and a Visiting Lecturer at the King Mongkut Institute of Technology, Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand.

Dr. Buah worked as a Research Assistant in the Elekromachinen & EnergieSysteme Lab, TU Dresden, Germany and an Assistant Engineer at VEB Electromaschinebau, Elbtalwerk, Germany, where he developed a novel pressure sensor-based measurement system for measuring power output of high - power electrical generators.

He has vast research, academic and industrial experience and has won the IBM Patent Invention and IBM Technical Vitality awards. Dr. Buah has authored over twenty (20) technical papers and proposals.

Dr. Buah has valuable expertise in the areas of power electronics, electrical and electronic engineering, and computational analysis and modelling, computer systems software programming, project leadership and advanced enterprise storage systems technology.

Dr. Patrick Buah holds a PhD in Electronics Engineering from the City University London, England and a Masters in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Technical University of Dresden, Germany.

He was a Technical Affiliate Member of the IBM Academy of Sciences and a member of IEEE. He is also a member of the IEEE Power & Energy Committee, IEEE Smart Grid Committee.



Mr. Adam Mukaila , Member

Mr. Adam Mukaila is a Road Contractor by profession. He is currently the Executive Director of Admun Company Limited. He is also a soccer activist. He served as Chairman of Real Tamale United Football Club from 1992 to 2006. During his tenure, Mr. Mukaila assisted the Board of Directors to design and implement a project to raise funds to the tune of GH¢400,000.00.

As an Executive Committee Member of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), he chaired the affairs of the National Ladies Football Team (Black Queens), now local Black Stars.

Mr. Mukaila is also a political activist and a Special Patron of Savelugu, Tamale North, Tamale Central and “Orphaned” constituencies in the Northern Region. He is chairman of the Northern Region Road Contractors Association.

Mr. Mukaila had a brief stint with teaching from 1970 to 1972 when he taught both secular and Arabic courses at the Ambariya Education Unit in Tamale.

He Is a Member of the Ambariya Islamic Institute and Chairman of the Infrastructure Committee, the Financial Secretary and National Executive Member of the Association of Road Contractors, Ghana, Founder and Life-Board Member of Tamale International School, Tamale, and a volunteer of the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly on the Tamale and Louisville, USA, sister city project.

He holds a Diploma in Project Management and Evaluation from the Academic College of London, U.K. (1996). He is a product of Tamale Secondary.



Mr. Kwabla D. Senanu , Member

Mr. Kwabla D. Senanu is a practicing lawyer with twenty-seven (27) years’ of experience who has handled several high profile civil and criminal cases.

Mr. Senanu has served in various capacities in the following institutions: Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, where he helped set up the Brong Ahafo Regional and District Branches, Amartefio & Co, Agyeman & Co and the Office of the Ombudsman.

He has also served on the Board of the Economic and Organized Crime Office.

He currently manages the law practice, Senanu & Associates and has expertise in Oil and Gas Management, Petroleum Law, Constitutional and Human Rights Law, Human Resource Law, Banking & Investment Law, Insurance Law, intellectual Property Law and Corporate Law.

He holds an MBA in Oil and Gas Management from the Coventry University, a Diploma in Graduate Legal Studies from the University of Stockholm, Sweden, a BL Professional Law Certificate from the Ghana School of Law and an LLB degree from the University of Ghana Legon.



Mr. Mark Ofori Amanfo , Member

Mr. Mark Ofori Amanfo is a professional Accountant with skills in high level Financial and Management Accounting, Audit and Assurance, Taxation and Business Systems’ re-organization.

He is a Partner of Virtual Point Associates, an accounting and auditing firm, which offers Financial Management, Tax and General Advisory Services. His role includes developing the firm’s audit programmes and ensuring that quality control procedures are adhered to.

Mr. Mark Ofori Amanfo serves on the Boards of many companies in Ghana. His role as a partner has seen him leading consulting teams to audit many top companies and institutions in the sub-region. Key among these engagements are the internal auditing of Kasapreko Company Limited, financial reporting and budgetary control for the Constitution Review Commission (C.R.C.) of Ghana, the setup of Financial Management system of Acumen Fund West Africa and AgdevCo Ghana Limited (both international NGOs), The statutory Audit of the Innovation for Poverty Action Ghana (IPA), and joint audit of Novel Commodities – Ghana with PWC Geneva among others.

Mr. Amanfo was the Country Manager of North American Airlines for Ghana and the Gambia.

He holds a BSc. in Administration, MBA (Accounting) and FCCA. He is also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) - Ghana.



Hon. Jonathan Tackie-Komme , Member

Hon. Jonathan Tackie-Komme is a Public Servant who has worked in various capacities over the past four (4) decades.

He worked with the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Culture as an Assistant T/C Registrar, from 1974 to 1985. From 2005 to 2012, he was the Member of Parliament for Odododiodioo Constituency and served on various Committees in Parliament. These were the Committees on Government Assurance; Trade, Industry and Tourism; Roads and Transport; Subsidiary Legislation; and Members Holding Office of Profit.

Hon. Jonathan Tackie-Komme was also a Member of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly from 2003- 2005 having been elected an Assembly Member of the Kinka Electoral Area and he served on the Public Relations and Complaints Committee and the Disaster Management Committee, Education Committee, Sister Cities Committee, amongst others.

He has also served as a member of the Boards of Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (2009-2013) and Holy Trinity Senior High School (2003-2005). Hon. Tackie-Komme was also a the Chairman of the Ghana Rowing and Canoeing Association (National Sports Authority) and a member of the Ga Mashie Development Agency (2005 – 2012) and the Tender Committees of Accra Metropolitan Assembly (2008-2013) and Ministry of Environment Science and Technology (2008- 2013).

Presently, he serves on the Boards of Ghana Post Company Limited and the Accra Traffic Management Board.

Hon. Jonathan Tackie-Komme holds a Certificate in Corporate Governance, an Executive Masters in Governance and Leadership from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration and is a Member of Institute of Directors, Ghana.



Ing. William Amuna , Chief Executive/Member

Ing. William Amuna graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 1985 with a BSc (Honors) degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

Ing. Amuna has an MBA (Finance) from the University of Ghana (2001), an MPA in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2003) and a postgraduate certificate in Electrical Power systems from the Advanced School in Power Systems, Penn State University (USA).

Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive, Ing. William Amuna worked in Volta River Authority where he began his career in 1985 as Assistant Engineer and rose to the position of Director, Projects and Systems Monitoring.

He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a fellow of the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE).