The Managing Director of Tullow Ghana, a subsidiary of Ireland -based Tullow Oil Plc, Mr Kweku Andoh Awotwi, is set to retire from the company on 30th June this year.
Mr Awotwi is the first Managing Director of Tullow Ghana to be promoted to Executive Vice President of Tullow Oil plc.
A statement issued by the company, said Wissam Al Monthiry has been appointed to replace Mr Awotwi when he leaves at the end of June.
The statement noted that during his tenure, the TEN fields produced its 50th million barrel of oil; there was very good progress in the TRP project which is now in its final stages with the Oil Offloading System being ready for installation; and his operations team have delivered significant improvements in the stable production of oil and gas from our two FPSOs.
Mr Kweku Awotwi built strong relationships with Government and was a key player in the development of the current legislative framework for the company to pursue its Near Field Exploration Opportunities.
Most recently, Kweku has provided leadership to the Ghana team during a turbulent period for the company and the sector, overseeing substantial organizational changes.
“Wissam Al Monthiry, the incoming Managing Director, brings to Tullow extensive experience of operations management, asset development and a track record of safe production operations. He spent 17 years with BP in various upstream operations leadership and asset management positions around the world. Earlier in his career, Wissam worked for Goldman Sachs as a Corporate Finance Analyst focused on the energy sector. Wissam will spend the majority of his time in Ghana, with Cynthia Lumor taking on greater responsibility for Tullow Ghana’s key government relationships,” the statement said.
Dorothy Thompson, Executive Chair of Tullow Oil Plc, commented today: “Kweku has led the business through turbulent times for both the company and the sector. We all wish Kweku well in his retirement and thank him for his significant contributions to Tullow.”
Kweku Awotwi, Executive Vice President, Tullow Ghana commented: “I would like to thank the Tullow Ghana team for all their support and assistance since I joined the company and wish them and Tullow well for the future. I shall watch their progress with great pride and interest.”
On his part, Wissam Al Monthiry, the incoming Managing Director of Tullow Ghana said: “I am 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.”