Akufo-Addo appoints Joseph Abuabu Dadzie as GNPC’s new CEO

President Akufo-Addo has named Joseph Abuabu Dadzie the acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), effective Thursday, May 2, 2024.Before this appointment, Mr. Dadzie held the position of Deputy Chief Executive (DCE) with responsibilities encompassing Commerce, Strategy, and Business Development within the corporation.His elevation to the CEO position comes following the tenure of Opoku-Ahweneeh Danquah, who assumed office as CEO in April 2022.

The announcement of Dadzie’s appointment was made through a letter signed by the Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante, dated Wednesday, April 3.The letter indicated that his appointment is pending the necessary advice from the Energy Minister.“Pursuant to Section 10 (2) of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation Act, 1983 (P.N.D.C.L. 64), I am pleased to inform you that the President has appointed you to act as the Chief Executive of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (the “Corporation”) pending receipt of the required advice of the honourable Minister for Energy, given in consultation with the Public Services Commission.

““Your appointment is effective 2nd May 2024. I take this opportunity to congratulate you formally on your appointment Kindly indicate your acceptance or otherwise of this appointment, within 14 days of receipt of this letter Please accept the President’s best wishes,” the letter said.

Profile of Mr Dadzie

Mr. Dadzie is a Banker, Energy, and Communication Expert. He holds an MBA (Finance) and MSc (General Management) from Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Netherlands, as well as a BSc (Chemical Engineering) from KNUST, Ghana.

As a Banker, he worked as Director (Commodity Corporate), Head (Large Local Corporate & Parastatals), and Senior Manager (Financial Institution) all with Standard Chartered Bank.In communication, he was the Chief Operating/Finance Officer for Surfline Communication Limited Over the years, he has worked in the energy sector as an Assistant Operations Officer with TOR, Market Research Analyst with GNPC, and CFO with Woodfields Energy Resources.