Following the retirement of Kweku Awotwi from Tullow Ghana this June 2020, the company has appointed Wissam Al Monthiry as the new Managing Director.
Kweku Awotwi is the first Managing Director of Tullow Ghana to be promoted to Executive Vice President of Tullow Oil plc.
Among his achievements as MD, the TEN fields produced its 50th million barrel of oil. The TRP project also saw commendable progress and is now in its final stages with the Oil Offloading System being readied for installation.
Moreover, his operations team has delivered significant improvements in the stable production of oil and gas from two FPSOs. He is noted to have played a pivotal role in the development of the current legislative framework for the company to pursue its Near Field Exploration Opportunities.
Wissam Al Monthiry is an experienced international business executive with over seventeen years’ experience working with BP in various upstream operations leadership and asset management positions around the world. He also worked for Goldman Sachs as a Corporate Finance Analyst dedicated to the energy sector.
Al Monthiry will join Tullow on June 30, 2020.
“looking forward to building on the strong foundations established by Kweku and ensuring Tullow continues to play a key role in Ghana’s oil and gas industry,” Wissam Al Monthiry said.
Appreciating his significant contributions to Tullow, Dorothy Thompson, Executive Chair of Tullow Oil Plc, said “Kweku has led the business through turbulent times for both the company and the sector,” and thus, wished him well in his retirement.
The Ghanaian Government has initially demonstrated utmost faith to its local content requirements when it objected to British company’s appointment of a non-Ghanaian as the Company’s Chief Executive in Ghana, insisting that Tullow Oil’s action defeats the Government’s local content policy.
But it seems that the Ghanaian authorities have quietly douse tension of having Wissam Al Monthiry controlling the helm of Tullow Oil affairs in Ghana.
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