The former Deputy Managing Director of Ghana’s electricity distribution and retail company, Electricity Company of Ghana, Mr. Kwame Agyemang Budu, has been officially sworn in as the Managing Director of ECG.
Energynewsafrica.com understands Mr. Kwame Agyeman-Budu was sworn in by Ghana’s Energy Minister John-Peter Amewu at a brief ceremony on Thursday at ECG’s head office in Accra, capital of Ghana.
The ceremony was witnessed by the company’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Agyeman-Budu was appointed following a letter signed by Mr Lawrence Apaalse, Chief Director of the Ministry of Energy, which announced government’s decision to terminate the appointment of managing director of ECG,Ing. Samuel Boakye-Appiah.
Mr. Agyeman-Budu has a rich industry experience spanning about 28 years.
Mr. Agyeman-Budu undertook his primary and secondary education in Kumasi. He pursued a professional teacher’s certificate at the Wesley College also in Kumasi.
He continued his education in the US where he attained both professional and academic qualifications. Among them Certificate in Facilities Management, Associate Degree in Applied Science Electrical Engineering Technology, Bachelors and ultimately a Masters in Energy Management from the New York Institute of Technology.
He has since managed several projects, including projects at Consolidated Edison Company (ConEdison) of New York, the largest utility company in the US which serves over 1 million natural gas consumers.
A prominent project he managed is a $15 million Tension Gateway Project (GEP) at LaGuardia Airport
Agyeman-Budu’s years of experience in the energy industry spans areas of Distributed Generation (Combined Heat & Power – CHP), Solar (Photovoltaic), Advanced Battery, Windmill, and Fuel Cell Technologies, Alternate Energy, Environmental Audits and Monitoring, Environmental Risk Assessment, Power Plant Systems, Smart Grid Systems, and Systems Engineering and Management.