A former president of the Advertising Association of Ghana, Mr Reginald Daniel Laryea, has been appointed the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of GOIL Company Limited, Ghana’s leading Oil Marketing Company (OMC).
His appointment was approved alongside three others by the Shareholders of GOIL at a virtual Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), which was to ratify the appointment of the four.
The GOIL new Board Chairman’s brief profile indicates a rich and varied background in the communication industry, having worked with British-American Tobacco from 1976 to 1988 as the Marketing, Advertising and Merchandising Manager.
He set up Media Majique and Research Systems Limited, a full-service advertising agency in Ghana in 1989 which became a worldwide affiliate of Ogilvy and Mather International in 1995.
He received a Special Recognition Award by the International Advertising Association in 2015 for being an eminent speaker at the Africa Rising Conference in Ghana.
In that same year, Mr Laryea received the Advertising Association of Ghana’s Distinguished Personality Award.
He is a member of the Board of the National Media Commission in Ghana and a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana.
He is also the Chairman of Media Whizz Kids, a subsidiary experiential and events marketing company and Ogilvy Ghana.
Other members are Mr John Boadu, who is the General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Edwin Alfred Provencal, Managing Director of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) Company Limited and former Technical Advisor to the Minister for Energy, and Ms Angela Forson.
Other board members are Mr Beauclerc A. Williams, Mr Stephen Tengan, Mrs Mabel A. Amoatemaa Sarpong; Mr Kwame Osei-Prempeh, Group CEO and Managing Director of GOIL, and Nana Ama Kusi-Appouh serves as Secretary to the Board.