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Mr Daniel AcheampongChief Executive Officer - Mr Daniel Acheampong

Dan Acheampong is the Chief Executive Officer of VALCO and has held this position since January 2014. Dan is a Human Resource practitioner by profession and prior to assuming this top position at VALCO had had over 28 years of contemporary experience in the field of Human Resource Management and Leadership.

Dan has since becoming the CEO leveraged all his internal and external influences to bring about increased confidence, commitment and goodwill of major stakeholders towards VALCO’s operations and in particular the Company’s status as the anchor for the implementation of Ghana’s Integrated Aluminium industry. He leads the VALCO smelter.

Dan graduated with First Class Honours Degree in Business Administration from the University of Ghana Business School, (UGBS) in 1984, majoring in Management. With over 28 years of contemporary experience in Human Resource Management and Leadership, prior to becoming the CEO, Dan holds a global perspective of issues, given his solid professional/executive post-graduate credentials obtained from the Business Schools of the University of Michigan, Harvard University and, the Centre for Creative Leadership, all in the United States of America. Productivity occupies a pride of place in his heart, thanks to his course of study at the Botswana National Institute of Productivity.

He joined VALCO in 1987 and worked in various capacities in human resources including Personnel Services, Safety, Employee and Community Relations. He became the Director of Human Resources and Administration of VALCO in May 2005 and in December 2010 was elevated to the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Human Resources and Administration, Public and Legal Affairs.

Prior to joining VALCO, Dan, with his impressive background in Contract, Administrative and Company Law, had worked for over 3 years as Administrative/Investigations Officer with the Office of the Ombudsman, now Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).

Dan was elected President of the Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners, Ghana (IHRMP) in November 2007 and served two, two-year terms of office, having been the Institute’s Vice-President earlier on.

Dan is a practicing Catholic and is happily married to Kate. They have two children, namely, Yasmine and Nhyira.

 


 

image placeholderDeputy C.E.O, Docks, Engineering & Maintenance, Special Projects - Dr Emmanuel Lartey

Dr. Emmanuel Lartey is a Consultant on Special Projects and Maintenance Services to VALCO. Prior to this appointment he was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer for the Docks, Engineering and Maintenance/Cell Development Technology Department.

Dr. Lartey holds a doctorate degree awarded by the School of Administration of the University of Leicester, Executive MBA from the University of Ghana Business School, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the School of Engineering of the KNUST. He has a strong electrical engineering, management/leadership background from 36 years of experience at management level with VALCO which is an international metal manufacturing firm. Dr Lartey in his several years at VALCO has expertise in electrical engineering design, manufacturing processes, plant maintenance, and project financial management. He has demonstrated leadership skills in executing several multi-million dollar projects and translating strategic objectives into feasible projects.

Dr. Lartey is the Chairman, Technical Committee on Electricity and Natural Gas, Ghana Energy Commission; Vice Chairman, Technical Committee on Oil and Gas, Ghana Standards Authority; and Adjunct Lecturer in Project Management at the MBA Programme of the University of Ghana Business School.

 

 


 

image placeholderDeputy C.E.O, Operations - Mr George Essel Dodd

George Essel Dodd is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Operations at VALCO. George, a product of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology joined VALCO in August 1986 as Production Supervisor. George has since held a number of positions in the Company and rose through the ranks to become Area Manager for the Cell Lines (Production).

In his current position as the Deputy CEO (Operations), George leads the entire production teams in the three main operational areas of the VALCO Smelter comprising the Carbon Plant which produces carbon anodes (a major input to the reduction process), the Cell Lines (where the actual manufacturing of aluminium takes place), the Cast House (which receives molten metal from the Cell Lines for sale to local customers and for value addition and casting for export. George also has responsibility for the Technical Department which is responsible for quality control and process development and monitoring.

George, has undertaken a number of operational and technical projects in cathode development and pot construction. In the production areas George has undertaken a number of temporary work assignments with some of Kaiser’s plants in the United States of America where he also provided technical support for their operations. Notable amongst them was providing assistance to the Kaiser Mead Plant in Mead, Spokane and the Division Technical in the construction of cells in line with the Company’s Technology programme.

Prior to his current position, George functioned as the Deputy CEO in charge of Power and Integrated Business and played a pivotal and pioneering role in championing the preparatory works for the development of a captive Power Plant for VALCO’s operations. He also worked with senior government officials and a number of potential investors towards the initiation of Ghana’s Integrated Aluminium Industry project. Currently, as the Deputy CEO (Operations) he has acted on a number of occasions for the Chief Executive Officer in his absence. He is married to Emma and has four children; a boy and three girls.

 


 

image placeholderDeputy C.E.O, Power & Integrated Aluminium Business - Rev. Paul Nana Asmah

Paul Nana Asmah, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Power and Integrated Aluminium Business has oversight responsibility for the successful implementation of VALCO’s strategic business initiatives in the development of the Downstream Aluminium business and a Thermal Power Plant for the Smelter.

Paul had his two-year National Service programme with the Volta Aluminium Company (VALCO) and the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) from 1982 through 1984, and thereafter worked as an Electrical Engineer with the Pens and Plastics Company Limited, the manufacturing subsidiary of CFAO Ghana. Paul re-joined VALCO in 1986 as an Electrical Engineer in the Engineering and Maintenance Department and continued to work in various capacities in the Department.

In 2006, Paul was relocated to the Business Development Unit at the Corporate Office in Accra as the Director of Business Development where he worked with a team of Specialists and Consultants to oversee the development of a captive Thermal Power Plant for the Smelter, and to conduct studies to establish the feasibility of the Upstream Segment of the Integrated Aluminium Industry (IAI) – a Bauxite Mine and an Alumina Refinery using Ghana’s Bauxite deposits at Kyebi and Nyinahin. The studies which translated the concept into workable action plans and decisions, confirmed the viability of the Upstream Segment of the Integrated Aluminium Industry. Unfortunately as a result of insufficient power from the National Grid, the Smelter operations were temporarily suspended in 2007; in 2008 Paul was transferred back to the Smelter as the Director of Docks, Engineering and Maintenance Department.

Paul, an astute Engineer is a member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE) and holds a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi. He is an ordained member of the Clergy, and a member of the National Technical Committee on Oil and Gas Standards (TC 22). He is also a Technical Advisor to the VALCO Board and Senior Management on strategic issues on Power development, Downstream Aluminium business and related matters.

 


 

image placeholderDirector of Finance - Mr Francis Kojo Seidu

Francis Kojo Seidu, the Director of Finance at VALCO is a graduate of the University of Ghana Business School. He obtained his first degree in Accounting in September 1991 and qualified as a Professional Accountant (ACCA) in June 1999 and is currently a Fellow (FCCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He also holds an Executive MBA from the University of Ghana Business School.

Francis joined VALCO as a regular employee in December 1981 prior to undertaking three-year craft training in the VALCO Maintenance Training School as a Trainee Technician from 1978 to 1981. Mid-way in his maintenance career Francis changed careers and decided to pursue a course in Accounting at the University of Ghana. Francis therefore transferred from to then Accounting and Finance Department in October 1993 as a Cost Accountant. Francis continues to be a key player in the VALCO Accounting function especially after October 2004 when ownership of VALCO was assumed by the Government of Ghana.

In November 2005 Francis was promoted to the position of Deputy Chief Accountant and earned yet another promotion to the position of Area Manager in the Finance and Accounting Department in October 2007. Francis’ role was re-designated as Chief Accountant in February 2011. He finally got elevated to the topmost position in the Finance Department in January 2015 till date.

 

 


 

image placeholderDirector of Human Resources & Administration - Mr. Festus Quaidoo

Festus Badu Quaidoo is the Director of Human Resource & Administration. His career as a Human Resource professional spans a period of about 25 years with extensive experience in managing human resource functions at the unit, sectional and organizational levels. He joined VALCO in 1991 and functioned in various capacities as Labour Relations Representative, Employee Relations Manager and later as Compensation/Benefits Specialist – a senior managerial role, until 2004 when he left VALCO following the exit of Kaiser Aluminium & Chemical Corporation and the subsequent shut-down of VALCO. In February 2017, Festus was re-engaged at the executive management level.

Prior to his re-engagement at VALCO, Festus was the General Manager, Human Resource & Administration at Global Speciality Oils & Fats (GSOF) Limited, Tema. He joined GSOF from Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) Limited where he was the General Manager, Human Resource & Administration and exercised leadership and managerial responsibility for the HR functions. Before his association with TOR, Festus was the Head of Human Resource at Merchant Bank (Ghana) Limited; now Universal Merchant Bank. He was later appointed as the Head of Learning & Development with primary accountability for planning and managing training/development programmes and other job-related learning interventions in support of the Bank’s business objectives.

Festus has varied expertise and many years of progressively responsible work experience in the HR arena including HR Strategy, HR Policies/Procedures, Performance Management, Succession Management, Job Competency Profiling, Job Evaluation, HR Analytics, Salary & Compensation Administration, Employee Relations, Organizational Development and HR-Information based Systems. He is also proficient in developing HR Systems as well as managing cross-functional business activities strategically.

He holds an Executive MBA with speciality in Human Resource Management from the University of Ghana Business School, Legon and a BA (Hons) Degree in Sociology also from the University of Ghana, Legon as well as a post-graduate Certificate in Human Resource Strategic Management from the Galilee University in Israel.

 


 

image placeholderDirector of Logistics - Dr. Loveland D. Agbo

Dr. Loveland Dela Agbo is a Supply Chain Management professional with over twenty-five year’s industrial experience in material and related activities. He has been responsible for the cost-effective management of materials from their source to meet the operational needs of the various organizations he worked for and therefore has numerous cost-reduction achievements credited to his advantage.

Dela holds a Doctorate degree in Business Administration from the Swiss Management Centre University. His first degree was in Business Administration (Management Option) and his second degree in Executive Master of Business Administration (Marketing Option) all from the University of Ghana Business School, Legon.

In professional life, Dela holds a professional qualification in Procurement and Supply Management from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply-UK (CIPS) and is now a Fellow of the Institute- FCIPS. Dela is also a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, UK – CMILT; and a Member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, USA. Dela served as the Vice-Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, Ghana Branch from 2008 to 2010 and became the substantive Branch Chairman between 2010 and March 2014, during which CIPS, Ghana Branch successfully hosted the first ever CIPS Pan African Conference to be held outside of South Africa.

Dela is an adjunct lecturer in Supply Chain Management and related subjects - Logistics, Procurement and Materials Management etc., at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). He has also performed consultancy services for a number of institutions such as GIMPA. He was very instrumental in the training of Public Procurement Practitioners for the Public Procurement Authority (PPA).

 


 

EKGDirector of Information & Communication Technology - Mr. Emmanuel Kojo Gyan Arhin

Emmanuel Arhin is the Director, Information and Communication Technology Department at Volta Aluminium Company Limited.

Emmanuel holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Computer Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi and a Master of Business Administration (Information Technology Management) from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom.

He has over 30 years’ experience in Systems Development, Supporting and Managing Information Systems and Business Process Re-engineering. Prior to joining VALCO, Emmanuel worked as a Lecturer in the Computer Science Department, at the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi where he lectured in various courses in programming and Information Systems in addition to working as Analyst/Programmer in the University’s Finance Office from 1982 up till 1988.

Emmanuel later moved to the National Petrochemicals Company (NAPETCO), a subsidiary of the National Oil Company in Libya where he worked for three years as a Senior Systems Programmer/Analyst. He was responsible for the setting up of a number of Information Systems and training users on a newly acquired IBM System/36 at NAPETCO.

Emmanuel moved back to Ghana to join VALCO in 1991 as a Systems Programmer. Since then he has moved steadily to the position of MIS Specialist, Area Manager and most recently Director of the re-designated Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Department.

Emmanuel has enormous experience in the development and support of Finance and Accounting Systems, Purchasing/Warehouse Systems, Maintenance Management Systems and Human Resource/Payroll Systems. His experience in teaching has helped in developing his training skills and has conducted corporate and specialized training for a variety of audience. He has managed, led and actively participated in the planning and implementation of information systems in all the 3 organizations he has worked in.

He has for several years been an adjunct lecturer in the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), Legon; Regional Maritime University, Accra; and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. He has contributed immensely to academia through the teaching of various undergraduate and postgraduate courses and supervising students’ projects and thesis.


 

 

Office Location

Volta Aluminium Company Limited (VALCO)
Heavy Industrial Area,Tema, Ghana
Phone: +233-302208787
Email: info@valcotema.com