Aker Energy Ghana appoints new Country Director

hfhnky3areonp43dx0cuAker Energy AS has announced the appointment of Mrs Kadijah Amoah as Country Director of Aker Energy Ghana Ltd, effective 1 February 2020

The appointment follows Aker Energy’s strategy to strengthen the company’s local presence and management in Ghana.

“We are very pleased to strengthen our team and presence in Ghana with Kadijah as the Country Director of Aker Energy in Ghana. With Kadijah’s experience, I am confident that she will lead with success as we move towards the development phase of the Pecan project offshore Ghana,” said Svein Jakob Liknes, CEO of Aker Energy AS.

Mrs Amoah will be appointed to the executive management team of Aker Energy AS in addition to heading the country office of Aker Energy in Ghana. She will also work closely with affiliated companies AGM Petroleum Ghana Limited (AGM) and Aker Ghana Investment Company (AGIC) in Ghana, two companies with the same majority owner as Aker Energy, and hold directorships in both companies.

Amoah, a Ghanaian citizen, is a lawyer by training and holds degrees in law and political science, a master’s degree in international business, and awaits the award of a postgraduate diploma in strategy and innovation. Prior to joining Aker Energy, Mrs Amoah was a senior foreign lawyer at the German office of Clifford Chance LLM, one of the largest law firms in the world.

“I am extremely pleased to join Aker Energy at such an important stage of the company’s history. Building on the Aker group’s 180 years’ industrial heritage, Aker Energy will, together with AGM and AGIC, take the lead to develop Ghana’s oil and gas resources and related industries,” said Amoah.

“It all starts with the Pecan project operated by Aker Energy, but this is just the beginning. AGM’s plans to explore and appraise the SDWT block and AGIC’s plans to pursue development opportunities stand as testaments to Aker’s commitment to industry development in Ghana beyond the upcoming project,” she added.

Jan Helge Skogen has held the role of Country Manager since May 2018 and has been instrumental in building a strong organisation and foothold for Aker Energy in Ghana. Mr Skogen will stay on as an advisor until 1 March 2020.

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