Ben K. D. Asante has been appointed the Caretaker, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas). This follows the exit of the former CEO of the company, George Sipa-Adjah Yankey.

Asante assumes his new role as Acting-CEO with more than 25 years global experience in the Oil and Gas industry. He is a Lecturer at the School of Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and a former Engineering and Technical Director of Ghana’s premier Gas Infrastructure project, which led to the establishment of the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant and allied gas infrastructure in the country’s petroleum rich Western Region.

He has worked for major Operating Companies such as Nova/TransCanada Pipelines and Enron as well as Engineering Consulting companies (Jacobs Engineering and Gulf Interstate Engineering) in Canada and the US in various positions up to the Director of Engineering and Operations prior to his recent appointment.

Asante also provided consulting services to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the past; a testament to his deep knowledge of the industry at the global level.

He developed the Gas Infrastructure Master Plan for Ghana during his stint with the Energy Commission and also consulted for the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation.

Asante holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering (KNUST, Ghana), MSc in Chemical Engineering (University of Calgary, Canada) and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London/University of Calgary. Dr Asante is a board certified Professional Engineer.

He has to his credit, 15 technical papers and made over 80 technical presentations around the world on Oil/Gas Infrastructure Design and Operations amongst sundry issues.

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