ECG has Thirteen Directorates with the Managing Director as the Head
Mr. William Hutton-Mensah was appointed Ag. Managing Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana in February 03, 2012 following the inauguration of the Board of Directors of the company. Prior to his appointment, Mr Hutton-Mensah was a Director in charge of Network Projects of the company. He is an accomplished manager with over twelve (12) years excellent track record. He has had about twenty seven (27) years profound experience in Electrical Engineering in the Energy Sector. Mr Hutton-Mensah has held various portfolios in the Electricity Company of Ghana including, Regional General Manager in Volta, Accra East and Ashanti regions. He was also the regional engineer, projects engineer and maintenance engineer in Tema and Western regions.
Born on the 16th November, 1959, Mr Hutton-Mensah holds an Executive Masters Degree in Business Administration from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
He has undertaken various overseas training in management of electric power systems (Sweden), electric power development planning (Japan), distribution system technology and practice (Ireland) and power systems and distribution management (India) among others.
Among the accomplishments of Mr Hutton-Mensah are the measures he put in place for the reduction of system losses from 33% to 26% in Accra East and from 35% to 28% in Ashanti regions in the spate of two (2) years. He also led the achievements of 131% and 123% of revenue targets for the first and second quarters of 2009 in Accra East region.
Mr Hutton-Mensah performed so creditably during his tenure as a regional general manager of Volta region that the workers union and Senior Staff Association protested and petitioned against his transfer to Ashanti Region in February 2001.
Mr Hutton-Mensah’s competencies are in the area of strategic thinking, team leadership, analytical problem solving, organisational abilities and inter-personal relations.
Mr William Hutton-Mensah is a corporate member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers (July, 1991). Among his hobbies are reading, sports and music. Indeed, he is the life patron of OLA Cape Coast Anglican Church Choir and a patron of Music Makers Choir, Accra. Mr. Hutton-Mensah is deacon of the Anglican Church, Accra Diocese and also the Head (Ebusuapanyin) of Aboredze family of Cape Coast.
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
Mr. Dwamena has over thirty (30) years rich experience in the Electricity Distribution Sector of the Ghanaian Economy. He started his career with the Engineering Directorate of the Electricity Company of Ghana in 1982 as Assistant Geodetic Engineer. Between 1982 and 2003 he played key roles as a member of the Project Teams that successfully planned and implemented various projects funded by the World Bank and other Bilateral Donors and ECG, notably among them are the following Projects: • Volta Region Electrification Phase I &II • Jica Electrification Project Phase I & II • Fifth Power (P5) Project • National Electrification Project Between 2001 to February 2003 Mr. Dwamena worked as the Project Manager for Distribution Engineering Geographic Information System (DEGIS), a Geographic Information System (GIS) Project for Distribution, Operation, &Asset Management. In March 2003 he was appointed Materials Manager becoming the Director of Material and Transport in 2008. In November 2011, he was appointed Director of Procurement as part of the restructuring which created the Procurement Directorate. He has attended a number of courses including Procurement Courses in Hyderabad, India and Turin in Italy and has also travelled extensively. Mr. Dwamena was the President of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors for the 2011/2012 session.
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:
Director of Network Projects
Born on 27th December, 1957, Ing. Samuel Boakye-Appiah joined the Electricity Company of Ghana Limited as an Electrical Engineer on 4th January, 1990
He had before then served as a National Service Person at VRA for two (2) years and worked as an Assistant Electrical Engineer and Electrical Engineer at Bonsa Type Company Limited and Afridec Limited respectively.
Ing. Boakye-Appiah served in the Engineering Directorate as an Electrical Engineer attached to the Fifth Power Project from 1990 – 1994 and was promoted to the rank of Senior Engineer on 1st September 1994. He was transferred to the Materials and Transport Directorate in 1995 when he gained promotion as Sectional Manager, Purchasing on 4th May, 1995. He worked for six years (1995-2001) at the Materials Division and served in other capacities as Sectional Manager Stock Control(1/5/97-1/2/99) and Ag. Divisional Manager/Materials(5/1/01-30/5/01).
Ing. Boakye-Appiah reverted to the Engineering Directorate as Sectional Manager, Construction on 23rd July, 2001 and was elevated to the grade of Divisional Manager/ Urban Projects, on 1st December, 2003. He served in that capacity until June 2009 when he was transferred to the office of the Managing Director in charge of Special Duties. During this period, he 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) and executed various assignments across different functional areas on behalf of the Managing Director.
On 12th March, 2012, he was elevated to the position of Ag Director, Network Projects with the responsibility to ensure smooth and effective implementation of major infrastructure projects of ECG.
Ing. Boakye-Appiah has participated in a many training programmes both at home and abroad and has made numerous contributions to ECG. His contributions include:
* As Electrical Engineer attached to Fifth Power Project, he used desktop design and interactive site construction techniques to electrify Nima/Maamobi areas which are predominantly unplanned urban settlements. This approach enabled the project team to overcome electrification challenges posed by similar unplanned settlements at Ashaiman, Kwesimintin and Aboabo in Kumasi.
* He led a team of engineers to install the first Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) facilities at the primary and secondary levels for Accra, Kasoa, and Bogoso and Kumasi. This facility proved to be an effective load management tool for ECG’s network operations.
* As Head of Projects (2003-2009), he successfully managed various substransmission, distribution and network automation projects involving network upgrade, re-enforcement and expansion to remove bottlenecks such as overloads, technical losses, provide redundancy and meet new demand in ECG operational areas.
He has also served in the following capacities:-
- Member, National Technical Committee which prepared National Standards for manufacture of Wood Poles, Wooden Crossarms, and Stay Wood Blocks
- Project Manager – Review and improvement of Materials management system in E.C.G.
- E.C.G Counterpart Staff - Work study on Construction methods in E.C.G
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 member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers (M.GH.I.E) and is married with four (4) children.
His hobbies are Sightseeing, Watching Football and Drama.
MR ALFRED SEFA-DARKWA
DIRECTOR OF PREMISES AND ESTATES
Mr. Alfred Sefa-Darkwa is the Director of Premises and Estate of the Electricity Company of Ghana, a position he assumed on 4th April 2012. He is a Building Technologist and a Quantity Surveyor of over 25 years standing. Mr. Sefa-Darkwa holds a BSc. (Honours) in Building Technology from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He had his GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level Certificates from St. Peter’s Secondary School, Nkwatia - Kwahu and St. Augustine’s College, Cape Coast respectively. He is a member of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS).
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 Sectional Manager, Civil Construction in 1996 and Divisional Manager, Premises in 2005. As a Sectional Manager, Mr Sefa-Darkwa was responsible for all pre-contract services related to Quantity Surveying in ECG. He also supervised and managed all ECG buildings and civil works. As Divisional Manager, he was responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of all corporate buildings and civil structures to support the company’s operations.
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.
Born on 22nd April 1958, Mr Sefa-Darkwa is married with three children. His hobbies are listening to gospel music and playing of table tennis.
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.
MR JAKE KOFI ANSRE
DIRECTOR OF LEGAL SERVICES
Mr. Jake Kofi Ansre is the current Director of Legal Services of the Electricity Company of Ghana, a position he assumed on 4th April 2008. He is a seasoned lawyer and holds a first degree, B.A. Honors, from the University of Ghana (1980), went on to read the QCL and BL from the Ghana School of Law and was called to the Bar in September 1988. He was appointed a Notary Public of the Supreme Court of Ghana in 1999 and is a member of good standing with the Ghana Bar Association.
He had five (5) years of Private Legal Practice with Messrs Kudjawu & Company, and specialized in Corporate Law before joining the Electricity Company of Ghana in December, 1993.
He has had exposure to several International courses including that of International Senior Management at the British Crown Agents, Worthing, United Kingdom in July 1995, August 1997, June 2004 and October 2012. In February 2009, he was a participant in a course at the Commercial Contracts School in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In 2011, he was again a participant in Courses organized by Federation Internationale Des Ingenieurs-Conseils (FIDIC). In March 2013, he was a participant in Singapore for a Course in Power Purchase Agreements (PPA).
He has been able to ensure the Company’s Legal compliance in all aspects of its operations and has negotiated, drawn up and vetted for the Company all manner of Contracts both local and international. He has prepared several legal opinions that have served as guidelines for policy formulation within the Company. He has also actively litigated, represented and lobbied for his Company in various forum-Parliament, the Law Courts, Commission on Human Rights And Administrative Justice and Public Utility Regulatory Commission among others. He has also played a proactive role in the appointment, supervision and management of External Solicitors appointed by the Company and has been responsible for the acquisition of rights of way and payment of compensation to deserving third parties.
As Director of Legal Services of the Company, he has responsibilities for every aspect of the legal environment within which the Company operates. These include the control of three (3) Divisions, Contracts & Wayleaves, Litigation, and the newly created ones of Investigations and Prosecutions.
He was born on 21st October 1955, is married and has one daughter. He has keen interest in growing orchids and other exotic plants.