Director of Special Services
Petroleum Commission, Ghana
Kwaku Boateng is an Energy Economist with over 15 years senior management & leadership experience in the oil and gas industry and proven record of Oil and Gas Project Management and Energy Policy formulation. He has an excellent knowledge of the commercial, policy and regulatory issues in the sector. Currently he is a Director for Special Services at the Petroleum Commission, Ghana (a Petroleum Upstream Regulator) responsible for local content, licensing and compliance, HSSE, and data management. He was a member of the Project Implementation Committee that set up Ghana National Gas Company and prepared the Project Execution Strategy for Natural Gas Project. He later worked with that company as a Senior Manager for Gas Commercialization and Business Development. Earlier on he worked at BOST as the Head Natural Gas Division responsible for the company’s natural gas business development. Before joining BOST, Mr. Boateng worked with the Ministry of Energy as Head Petroleum Upstream and later acted as the Director Petroleum responsible for both upstream and downstream operations. During this period he led the Ministry’s team in negotiating a number of Petroleum Agreements.
As a member of the Core team, Mr, Boateng took part in the negotiation of West African Gas Pipeline Project. Currently he is a member of Core Team Reviewing the draft Petroleum Exploration and Production Bill and preparing petroleum upstream regulations. He also took part in the preparation of a number of important policy and legislative documents including: National Energy Policy, Gas Pricing Policy, Petroleum Revenue Management Regulations and Oil & Gas EITI. Mr Boateng also has had many years of international consulting and business experience having worked with international consulting firms in many countries. He has Masters Degrees in Energy Economics, Graduate School, Norwegian School of Management, Oslo, Norway as well as Economics (International Finance & Capital Markets), from the University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland. He also has other qualifications in Energy Project Analysis at the Institute of Energy Policy, Oxford University, Offshore Asset Integrity & Management, Oil & Gas Value Chain Management etc.