ECG has Thirteen Directorates with the Managing Director as the Head
Director of Engineering
DATE OF APPOINTMENT: June 15, 2009
J. Kwame Kpekpena is the Director of Engineering, Electricity Company of Ghana Ltd. and has served in this capacity since June 2009. He has overseen the preparation, appraisal, negotiation and implementation of development projects in excess of half a billion United States Dollars. Mr. Kpekpena led the ECG team in negotiating a number of development credits with the World Bank, Africa Development Bank, the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), etc.
His over 20 years experience in ECG covers areas such as capital investment planning and project execution, procurement of engineering systems, project management, power system planning, power system protection and control, network operations and maintenance. He has served in various capacities as the Divisional Manager/System Planning; Divisional Manager/Maintenance; Sectional Manager/System Protection, Sectional Manager/Systems Operations, and Commissioning Engineer.
Mr. Kpekpena is currently a Council Member of the Energy Foundation and a Fellow of the Ghana Institution of Engineers. He has also served as the Chairman of the Electrical/Electronic Technical Committee of the Ghana Institution of Engineers and a Member of the Technical Committee of the Energy Commission.
He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), a Master of Science Degree in Energy Management from the Norwegian Business School – BI, and a Diploma in Theology from the Trinity Theological Seminary.
RESPONSIBILITIES & FUNCTIONS:
The Engineering Department provides specialized engineering support to the company at large and also leads the effort in the implementation of major electrical and civil works projects.
The specific responsibilities of the Engineering Department for which the Director has oversight, include:
• Preparation and updating of Network Development Plans
• Preparation of major investment proposals
• Design of Networks and substations
• Implementation of projects (when financing is secured)
• Development and Continuous updating of Equipment Specifications, Construction Standards and Design Guidelines.
• Implementation of Civil works development and maintenance projects
• Development and operation of the Corporate Wide Area Network and associated applications.
• Implementation of the corporate network database project, Distribution Engineering Geographic Information System (DEGIS)
• Providing technical support to Government in the implementation of the National Electrification Scheme
• Assists the Managing Director in the development of strategic plans, policies and procedures and budgets for the approval of the Board.
• Prepares and implements programmes for the continuous development of subordinate staff
• Develops and maintains a style of leadership and management and corporate culture that foster cooperation, commitment, efficiency, accountability, and productivity and motivation in the Engineering Directorate.
• Prepares periodic reports for the Managing Director
Director of Operations
DATE OF APPOINTMENT: December 2009
B.Sc. Electrical/Electronic Engineering
Executive MBA, Entrepreneur Management
Married with three children
RESPONSIBILITIES & FUNCTIONS
v Provide a structure that will ensure the Operation and Maintenance
of the distribution systems, to give continuous, safe and reliable supply of power to ECG Customers.
v Co-ordinate all the activities in the Directorate including administrative responsibility of all Regional Directors and Divisional Managers at H/O.
v Ensure efficient and smooth running of the Regions and Districts.
v Prepare inputs for the Directorate’s Annual Plans of the Strategic Plan.
v Co-ordinate the preparation of Annual Budget of the Directorate.
v Set Operating Standards and monitor same for 33kV, 11kV and LV Systems.
v Ensure a high standard of Safety for staff, equipment and public and inculcate a good safety and healthy atmosphere in the organization.
v Ensure good corporate image of the Directorate and ECG at large.
v Provide adequate resources for the regions and divisions to perform efficiently.
v Liaise with other Head Office Directors.
v Supervise Street Lighting activities on behalf of the Ministry of Energy.
v Submit timely reports (Quarterly and Annually).
Director of Audit
Mr. D.K. Mensah is the Director of Audit of Electricity Company of Ghana Limited [ECG]. He was appointed to the position with effect from 15th August 2012. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Mensah had served as Director of Finance.
He was also Divisional Manager [Deputy Director] in charge of Management Accounting in the Finance Directorate for twelve  years. He also held a number of appointments in the Finance Directorate at both corporate and regional levels on his way to post of Divisional Manager [Management Accounting.
His experience and knowledge of Accounting, Financial Management and General Management are extensive and therefore enabled him to make substantial contributions in areas such as Corporate Budgeting and Budgetary Control, Accounting for Fixed Assets as well as Management of Computerized Accounting and Networked Business Environment of ECG.
Mr. Daniel Kwadzo Mensah is a member of the institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana [ICAG], and also holds an Executive Master of Business Administration [MBA] awarded by Business School of Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration [GIMPA]. In addition, he obtains certificates in Computer Applications in Finance & Accounts, and Public Finance Management awarded by Crown Agents Management Training Institute in UK in April 2000 and September 2006 respectively.
Born on Monday 3rd September, 1956, Mr. Daniel Kwadzo Mensah joined the Electricity Company of Ghana Limited [ECG] on May 4th 1981. He has participated in both local and foreign management training courses in Accounting, Strategic Management, Public Finance Management and Best Practices in Spreadsheet Modeling.
In addition, he has project-managed successfully ECG's Physical Fixed Assets Inventory and Revaluation assignments with the PriceWaterhouseCoopers [Ghana] Limited as the Lead Consultants in collaboration with Mott MacDonald Limited of UK as the Consulting Engineers in 2001, 2004 and 2006 respectively.
Director of Board Secretariat/Human Resources
Mr Lawrence Osei-Kuffour is the current Director of Board Secretariat of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), a position he has held since 2011. He has additional responsibility as the Director of Human Resources. Mr Osei-Kuffour was employed in the services of Electricity Company of Ghana as an Assistant Administrative Officer in 1991 and rose through the ranks to become the Director of Board Secretariat. Mr Osei-Kuffour holds Executive MBA (Finance) obtained from the University of Ghana Business School; BA (Secretaryship) and a Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast. He is a Lawyer and was called to the Bar in 2001. Mr Osei-Kuffour has a lot of experience in Boardroom Activities, Law and Human Resources management. He has attended many conferences both local and international on matters relating to his field of endeavour. He is married with four children.
RESPONSIBILITIES & FUNCTIONS
Human Resources Management and Development
Organisational Design and Development
Human Resources Planning
Recruitment, Selection, Placement and Staff Utilization
Training and Development
Health and Safety
Welfare and Benefits
Human Resources Information System
Records and Security
The organisational structure designed for the execution of the Directorate's functions at the Head Office comprises the following:
There are three Sections in the Manpower Planning and Training Division, namely:
Each Section is handled by a Sectional Manager.
The Personnel Division has the following Sections:
The Training Centre comprises of one Section and three units, namely:
The Performance and Rewards Management Division comprises:
ING. SAMUEL BOAKYE-APPIAH
Director, Network Projects
Date of Appointment: March 12, 2012,
As Director, Network Projects, Samuel is responsible for the implementation of major electrical infrastructure projects in ECG operational area involving network extensions, improvements, upgrades, expansion, rehabilitation, automation and rural electrification projects. He ensures smooth and effective implementation of major infrastructure projects of ECG.
Ing. Boakye-Appiah joined the Electricity Company of Ghana Limited as an Electrical Engineer on 4th January, 1990. He worked in the Materials and Transport and Engineering Directorates in his over 25 years’ work experience.
Samuel served in the Engineering Directorate attached to the Fifth Power Project (Power Five) from 1990 –1994. During this period, he used desktop designs and interactive site construction techniques to electrify Nima/Maamobi areas which are predominantly unplanned urban settlements
Samuel was later transferred to the Materials and Transport Directorate in 1995 where he served in various capacities as Purchasing Manager, Stock Control Manager and Ag Materials Manager until 2001.
He reverted to the Engineering Directorate as Manager, Construction and was promoted to the grade of General Manager/ Urban Projects, on 1st December, 2003. He was later transferred to the office of the Managing Director in charge of Special Duties before his appointment as Director Network Projects in 2012.
He has a rich background and experience in Electrical Network Design and Construction, Maintenance, Materials Management, Procurement and Project Management. He has successfully managed many projects including the installation of SCADA facilities on ECG’s secondary networks by Lucy Switchgear.
Samuel served as a member of ECG’s team for negotiating Power Purchase Agreements with Independent Power Producers and Electricity Tariffs with the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC). He also served on the National Technical Committee which prepared National Standards for manufacture of Wood Poles, Wooden Crossarms, and Stay Wood Blocks
Ing. Boakye-Appiah has participated in a many training programs both at home and abroad and has made numerous contributions to ECG.
Ing. Boakye-Appiah is in possession of BSc. Electrical/Electronic Engineering from KNUST 1984, and an EMBA awarded by Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Accra in 2010. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (P.M.P) as well as a member of the Project Management Institute. (PMI). He is a Fellow of the Ghana Institution of Engineers (FGHIE).
MR. ALFRED SEFA-DARKWA
Director, Premises and Estates
Date of Appointment: April 4, 2012
As the Director of Premises and Estate, Alfred is responsible for all pre-contract services related to Quantity Surveying in ECG. He also supervises and managed all ECG buildings and civil works. He is also responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of all corporate buildings and civil structures to support the company’s operations.
Mr. Sefa-Darkwa started his professional career at the Department of Feeder Roads where he was engaged as the Regional Quantity Surveyor for the Ashanti Region from 1986 – 1990. He was in charge of the financial management and cost control of construction and maintenance of feeder roads in the region.
He was later employed in the services of ECG in 1990 as a Senior Quantity Surveyor. He then rose through the ranks to become the Manager, Civil Construction in 1996 and General Manager, Premises in 2005. He has had exposure through several International courses and seminars including that of Procurement Procedures for the World Bank Aided Projects and Construction Practice at Western India and Hyderabad, India in 2002 and 2006 respectively. He has also participated in other Advanced Management Programs including Procurement of Consultancy Services and Works Procurement Management by GIMPA in 2004.
Mr. Sefa-Darkwa hails from Abetifi-Kwahu in the Eastern Region of Ghana and a member of the Town Development Committee. He has in diverse ways supported the infrastructural development of his town. Notable among them is the construction of the Queen Mother’s palace.
Alfred is a Building Technologist and a Quantity Surveyor with over 25 years working experience. He holds a BSc. (Honours) in Building Technology from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He is a member of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS).
RONALD KWAKU BOADI
Director of Information Communication and Technology (ICT)
Mr Ronald Kwaku Boadi is the Director of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), a position he has held since 2011.The Director of ICT is a computer Science graduate from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), formally University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. He also holds an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) in Information Technology from the Paris Graduate School of Management.
Mr. Boadi joined the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in 1991 as the Sectional Manager in charge of the then newly established Computer Operations. This was after his ten (10) years experience as programmer with SSNIT where he left as an Assistant Manager, Computer Programming.
In 1992 when ECG decided to acquire a new Billing System, Mr. Boadi was nominated as one of the two-member team representing ECG that counterparted the ESBI to develop the new billing system for ECG referred to as Customer Billing and Information System (CBIS). As part of the programme, Mr Boadi was sent to Ireland for over ten (10) months where he worked on the new ECG Billing System.
After the development of the CBIS he shifted his expertise to Database Administration which was a novelty at the time. He was then appointed as the first Database Administrator in ECG and subsequently transferred to the Database Administration Section as the first Sectional Manager.
Mr. Kwaku Boadi is adept in leadership and management skills as a result of his many years in management at various places and levels. He has also participated in many local and foreign management and leadership training programmes.
MR LAWRENCE OSEI-KUFFOUR
Director of Board Secretariat/Human Resources
Mr Lawrence Osei-Kuffour is the current Director of Board Secretariat of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), a position he has held since 2011. He has additional responsibility as the Director of Human Resources. Mr Osei-Kuffour was employed in the services of Electricity Company of Ghana as an Assistant Administrative Officer in 1991 and rose through the ranks to become the Director of Board Secretariat. Mr Osei-Kuffour holds Executive MBA (Finance) obtained from the University of Ghana Business School; BA (Secretaryship) and a Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast. He is a lawyer and was called to the Bar in 2001. Mr Osei-Kuffour has a lot of experience in Boardroom Activities, Law and Human Resources management. He has attended many conferences both local and international on matters relating to his field of endeavour. He is married with four children.
Alhaji D. A. Jangu was appointed Director of Materials & Transport on the 1st December, 2012. He holds Bsc. (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Executive Masters in Business Administration from GIMPA, Accra.
He has served the company dutifully and exemplarily for over 29 years and has made numerous contributions towards the attainment of the corporate goals.
He joined the company on the 24th of September, 1984 as Assistant Electrical Engineer stationed at Koforidua. He rose through the ranks to become the Regional Engineer for Eastern Region. He was posted to Western Region in 1995 as the Regional Engineer and in 1999 transferred to Tema as Regional Engineer.
In March 2003 he was appointed Regional Director for Central Region and in August, 2008 transferred to Accra West as Regional Director.
He has attended several courses on Management of Electric Utilities both local and overseas and was attached to Hawker Siddley Group of Companies in the United Kingdom in 1990 for six months to participate in the design and manufacture of power and distribution transformer as well as switchgears. He also attended a Project Management Course in the United Kingdom organized by RIPA International.
As Electrical Engineer in the Eastern Region he was in charge of the fifth Power Project for the Region. In the Western Region as the Regional Engineer, he maintained a stable supply of electricity to ECG’s major customers such as the numerous mining companies that were operating there at that time and created a platform for them to give the region a feedback on the quality of services rendered.
In the Central and Accra West Regions, he moved the two Regions from a low performing revenue mobilization Regions to the best Revenue Collection Regions during his tenure of office in those Regions.
He is married with three children and his hobby is listening to music and farming.