The Managing Director and Executive Vice President for Tullow Ghana, Kweku Awotwi is set to retire at the company after reaching 60.

Mr Awotwi will, therefore, leave the firm next month.

He will be replaced by Wissam Al Monthiry, a Canadian, the company announced in a statement.

Dr Kweku Awotwi was appointed on March 1, 2018, and took over from Charles Darku.

About the incoming MD

Wissam Al Monthiry, the incoming Managing Director, brings to Tullow extensive experience of operations management, asset development and a track record of safe production operations.

He spent 17 years with BP in various upstream operations leadership and asset management positions around the world.

Earlier in his career, Wissam worked for Goldman Sachs as a Corporate Finance Analyst focused on the energy sector.

Wissam will spend the majority of his time in Ghana, with Cynthia Lumor taking on greater responsibility for Tullow Ghana’s key government relationships.

Executive Chair of Tullow Oil Plc, Dorothy Thompson, said “Kweku has led the business through turbulent times for both the company and the sector. We all wish Kweku well in his retirement and thank him for his significant contributions to Tullow.”

Mr. Kweku Awotwi, also thanked the company, while wishing them well in their future endeavors saying “I would like to thank the Tullow Ghana team for all their support and assistance since I joined the company and wish them and Tullow well for the future. I shall watch their progress with great pride and interest.”

The incoming Managing Director, Tullow Ghana Wissam Al Monthiry, on his part said “I am looking forward to building on the strong foundations established by Kweku and ensuring Tullow continues to play a key role in Ghana’s oil and gas industry.”


Source: Ghana/