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.