PURC Management

 

Mrs. Mami Dufie Ofori
Executive Secretary

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.

 
   
   

Ing. Emmanuel Fiati
Director, Water Services and Performance Monitoring

 

Ing. Emmanuel Fiati holds a BSc. Mechanical Engineering, First Class (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology) and an Executive MBA (Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration). He is also a Chartered Banker (ACIB).

He was the Director for Energy Services and Performance Monitoring at PURC from September 2008 to June 2013 before being appointed to his current position as the Director for Water Services and Performance Monitoring in 2013. Before joining PURC, he worked in various capacities in the Engineering Department of AngloGold Ashanti (Obuasi Mines) Limited for fourteen years.

Ing. Fiati is a member of the Ghana Institution of Engineering, the Chartered Institute of Bankers (Ghana), the Chartered Management Institute (UK), and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

 
   
   
 

Dr. Simons Yao Akorli
Director, Regulatory Economics

Dr. Simons Yao Akorli holds PhD in Energy Economics and Policy from The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, MSc in Energy Economics from The Graduate School, BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway, BCom and Diploma in Education from The University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.

Dr Akorli also holds several Advanced Professional Regulatory and Public Utilities Economics, Finance and Strategy Certification from Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Florida all in the USA and The University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa.

As part of his academic training, Dr Akorli held Faculty Position at the The University of Sheffield International College with responsibility for Business Economics.

Prior to joining PURC, Dr Akorli worked with Worldwide Investments, as Consulting Energy Economist and Nielsen Corporation, Ghana (formerly AC Nielsen Ghana), a Subsidiary of the American information, data and measurement firm as Operations Manager, where he successfully led and executed the first ever comprehensive baseline research by the Nielsen Corporation Group in Ghana.

Simons also worked with Mobil Oil Ghana Limited (ExxonMobil Corporation), an American multinational oil and gas corporation, as Accounting and Finance Officer in the Accounting and Finance as well as Corporate Planning Departments of the Company.

 
   
   
 

Mrs. Nancy Atiemo
Director, Legal Services

Mrs. Nancy Atiemo is a lawyer by profession. She holds an LLM in Energy Law and Policy (University of Dundee, Scotland) and an LLB from the University of Ghana. She was called to the Ghana Bar in 1995. She has also undertaken professional courses on Public Private Policies and Strategies, Contract Compliance and Performance Monitoring at the Institute for Public-Private Partnership (IP3), Legislative Drafting at RIPA International (UK), and Utility Regulation at the University of Florida.

Prior to joining the Commission, Mrs. Atiemo worked as a Senior Associate at the Ghartey & Ghartey Law Firm and as a Solicitor at Lynnes, Quarshie-Idun and Co. Prior to her appointment as the Director for Legal Services in October 2010, she worked as a Legal Manager and Acting Legal Director between 2000 and 2009.

She is a member of the Ghana Bar Association and the International Federation of Women Lawyers, Ghana (FIDA).

 
   
   
   
 

Mr. Wallace Duodu
Director, Finance and Administration

Mr. Wallace Duodu holds an MBA from the University of Dundee (UK) and a BSc. Administration (Accounting Option) from the University of Ghana Business School.

He was Director of Audit at PURC from January 2015 to December 2016 before being appointed to his current position as the Director for Finance and Administration in 2017. Prior to joining the Commission, he worked as the Head of Treasury and Accounts at the African Mining Services (2012 -2014) and a Tax Analyst at Her Majesty Revenue and Customs in Edinburgh, UK (2011 to 2012).

He also worked as a Senior Associate and Manager at the Pricewaterhouse (PwC) Ghana Limited from September 2005 to September 2010.

Mr. Duodu is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA) Ghana, the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).

 
   
   
 

Alhaji Jabaru Abukari
Director, Regional Operations

Alhaji Jabaru Abukari holds an M.A (Hons) Public Affairs and B.A (Hons) Psychology from the University of Ghana, Accra. He has also undertaken professional development programs including Utility Regulation and Strategy (University of Florida, USA); Leadership and Result Based Management in Public Sector (International Centre for Capacity Development, Canada); Advanced Strategic Management and Dispute Resolution and Complaints Management (London Corporate Training, UK).

Prior to his appointment as the Director for Regional Operations in February 2018, he worked as the Greater Accra Regional Manager from April 2010 to September 2017. He also worked as the Regional Manager, Tamale from January 2007 to March 2010.

Alhaji Jabaru is currently a member of the Governing Board of Energy Commission serving on the Finance and Audit Committee, the Technical and Licensing Committee, the independent Audit Committee and the Planning, Policy, Research and Technology Assessment Committee. He is also a member of the Ghana Association of Certified Mediators and Arbitrator (GHACMA).