Commissioners

MR. MICHAEL OPAM (CHAIRMAN)

Mr. Michael Opam is an Energy Sector Expert with vast experience in Engineering, Energy Economics and Policy Analysis. He holds an MSc in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania (USA), and a Diploma D’Ingenieur from ‘Ecole Nationale Superieure du Petrole et des Moteurs (ENSPM), Institut Fancais du Petrole (IFP)’ in France. He also holds a B.Sc in Chemical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Mr. Opam, as part of his work experience, was the Acting Executive Secretary of the Energy Commission, Ghana (2015-2016). He was the Senior Director for Technical Operations and Regulatory Economics at the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC). He served on the Board of Directors of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) between 2006 and 2008. Mr. Opam also worked as a Technical Director at the Ministry of Energy (2006-2009) and as the Coordinating Secretary of the Ghana Power Sector Reform Committee that carried out the design, development and implementation of the Power Sector Reforms Programme in Ghana (1994-1997).

Mr. Michael Opam has provided extensive Consultancy Services to a number of Energy Sector Institutions in Ghana and abroad including the Ministry of Energy, Energy Commission, Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST), UNIPETROL of Nigeria, KMR Power Limited (USA) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) among others.

 
 

MRS MAMI DUFIE OFORI

Mrs. Mami Dufie Ofori holds an MBA in Project Management from the University of Ghana and a B.Sc. (Hons) Development Planning from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. She has undertaken professional training in Corporate Strategy, Financial Policy, Strategic Planning and Utility Regulation and Strategy from prominent Institutions including Havard University (USA), German Foundation for International Development (Germany) and Consulting Africa Limited.

Mrs. Ofori worked as a Senior Economic Planning Officer (1996 – 2001) at the Ministry of Finance where she represented the Ministry on the World Bank sponsored Advisory Committee on the Restructuring of Water Sector (WSRC). She was also the Chairman of the Labour Rationalisation Committee of the Advisory Committee on Restructuring of Water Sector.

Mrs. Ofori was the Director for Consumer Services (2001-2012) and the Director, Special Duties (2012-2017) at the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission where she was responsible for coordinating and monitoring the Commission’s Strategic Plan, developing and monitoring of regulatory standards, establishing and managing the Commission’s regional offices among others. She was also the Director of the Local Content Unit of the Ministry of Power and was one of the key developers of the Local Content regulation for the Electricity Supply Industry.

Mrs. Ofori is currently the Executive Secretary of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission.

 
 

PROFESSOR JOE AMOAKO-TUFFOUR

Professor Joe Amoako-Tuffour is a Professor of Economics with Public Policy experience and interest in Natural Resource Economics, Monetary Economics and Public Finance. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Alberta Canada and an M.A. and B.A. in Economics from Simon Fraser University, Canada.

Professor Amoako-Tuffour was the Director of Research at the African Center for Economic Transformation (2015-2017).  He worked as a Tax Policy Advisor at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, a member of the Revenue Management Technical Team and Chaired the Oil and Gas Fiscal Regime and Fund Types Technical Team (2009-2011). He was also a member of a three-person External Technical Team charged by the World Bank in 2008 to review the continuing relevance and future of the Strategic Partnership with Africa (SPA). Professor Amoako-Tuffour served as a visiting Scholar (2006-2007) to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and worked on Tax Exemptions Regime in Ghana and Taxation of the Mining Sector in Ghana.

Professor Joe Amoako-Tuffour has authored and co-authored extensive publications and research articles in Economics from 1988 to date including the ‘Ghana Mineral Policy’ (2017), an invited contribution to Encyclopedia of Mineral and Energy Policy, and ‘Ghana’s Petroleum Revenue Management Law: A Social Contract for Good Economic Governance and Possible Challenges’ (2013) among others.

He is currently the Secretary/Member of the Ghana Economic Management Team.

 
 

MR. EMMANUEL SEKOR

Mr. Emmanuel Sekor is a lawyer by profession. He is an energy sector legal, regulatory and policy expert specializing in electricity, renewables and petroleum. He holds an LLM in Natural Resources and Environmental Law and Policy and has been a member of the Ghana Bar since 1986. He has been active in the energy sector in Ghana and internationally. He is also an expert in the design and operation of regulatory frameworks, institutional building, capacity building, and stakeholder dialogue and has advised extensively on creating enabling environments for energy sector investments in Africa.

Mr. Sekor is currently a Principal Consultant and the energy practice lead at REM Law Consultancy. Prior to joining REM Law in 2009, he worked in the Ministry of Mines and Energy and the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission.

 
 

MR. ISHMAEL EDJEKUMHENE

Ishmael Edjekumhene is the Executive Director of the Kumasi Institute of Technology and Environment (KITE), a leading policy research and advocacy non-governmental organization working in the energy, environment and technology sectors.

Mr. Edjekumhene has over 17 years of research and working experience in the energy, environment and technology sectors. In the early 2000s, Mr. Edjekumhene’s researches focused on the impact of energy sector reforms on the poor and how ‘public benefits’ such as energy access, energy efficiency, renewable energy technology and environmental protection could be preserved as the electricity sector of developing countries were being reformed. Recently however, his research works are focused on how Ghana can maximize the benefits from its emerging oil and gas industry while at the same minimizing the undesirable negative effects of same.

Mr. Edjekumhene is the Focal Point for African Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the Africa-European Union Energy Partnership (AEEP) as well as the Focal Point for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) for West Africa. He was also a member of the Electricity and Natural Gas Technical Committees of the Energy Commission and a pioneering member of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) and served on the Committee from 2011-2014. He also chairs the Steering Committee of the Sustainable Energy Network of Ghana, which is the first country affiliate of the Energy Access Practitioner Network.

Mr. Edjekumhene has several publications to his credit including the popular “Power Sector Reforms in Ghana: The Untold Story of a Divided Country and a Divided World Bank”, which he co-authored with his mentor, the late Prof. Abeeku Brew-Hammond.

Mr. Edjekumhene holds a Master’s degree in Economics (Public Policy) from the University of Hull and a Bachelor’s degree in Land Economy (First Class Honours) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

 
 

DR. YAW ADU-AGYEI GYAMFI

Dr. Adu Gyamfi holds a BSc. in Chemistry and Mathematics from Clark College in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He also holds a Doctorate Degree in Pharmacy from Mercer University in Atlanta Georgia, USA and an Executive MBA from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA, Ghana.

He is the CEO of Danpong Group of Companies and Danadams Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd and is currently the president of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI).

 
 

MR. EBO QUAGRAINIE

Mr. Ebo Quagrainie holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Degree from Yale College New Haven CT. USA and is an expert in Software Engineering. He was a Principal Engineer at the New York Power Authority and undertook corrective and preventive maintenance on power plants including the Niagara Falls Plant and the Indiana Point Nuclear Plant in Oswego New York.

Mr. Quagrainie worked as the Head of IT Department at the Continental Acceptances Merchant Bank (now CAL Bank) where he designed the first Network of Computers and built the first indigenous Banking Software for CAL Bank. He also worked as a Systems Engineer at British Telecom New York where he designed and maintained software for Trading Systems for the Banks.

Mr. Quagrainie has also served on the board of Ghana Civil Aviation and was the chairman of the Finance Committee of the Board that secured a loan to execute the Phase II project of the airport expansion and upgrade system.

He is currently the Director for Technical Services at Savvytech Ghana Limited, an Engineering Consultancy Company specializing and providing services to the Mining, Power and Petroleum industries in the areas of Filtration, Electrical and Electro Mechanical Engineering.

 
 

MRS. DORA OPPONG

Mrs. Dora Oppong is a Chartered Accountant by profession and holds an MBA – Finance from the University of Ghana. She has undertaken professional courses in Finance, Audit and Accounting from renowned institutions including the Harvard School Business (USA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana)

Mrs. Oppong worked as the Accounts Manager of SSNIT in Charge of Finance and Data Management. She was also the Deputy Head of SSNIT Internal Audit and was in charge of the Finance and Investment Divisions, Subsidiary and Management Audit. Whilst in SSNIT she served on various committees including SSNIT Procurement Taskforce, Staff Assessment and SSNIT Study Leave Committees.

Mrs. Oppong has served on the advisory board of JOSPON Group of Companies and the Autdit Reports Implementation Committees (ARIC) of COCOBOD, Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development. She was one of the pioneer Commissioners’ of the Postal and Courier Services Regulatory Commission. She also served on J A PLANTOOL Board.

She is currently serving on the Board of Coconut Grove Hotels.

 
 

MR. DANIEL OWUSU-KORANTENG

Mr. Daniel Owusu-Koranteng holds an M.A. in Human Resource Development from the University of Cape Coast (UCC), BSc in Agriculture from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and a Diploma in Farm Management and Agricultural Extension from KNUST. He holds Certificate in Project Analysis from Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture (EICA), a Certificate in Workers’ Education from Histadrut, Israel and a Certificate in General Agriculture from Kwadaso Agricultural College.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ghana Dock Labour Company at the Tema Port.  He was a member of the Environmental Committee of the UN Global Compact in Ghana and served as a member of the ECOWAS Committee of Experts that prepared the Draft ECOWAS Directive on the harmonisation of policies and guidelines in the mining sector for ECOWAS member states.

He is currently the General Secretary of the Maritime and Dockworkers’ Union and the Executive Director of Wacam.