The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Ado has appointed former Ghana’s High Commissioner to United Kingdom, and a one-time Chief Executive Officer for Ghana COCOBOD, Isaac Osei as the Board Chairman for Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA).
Mr. Osei, a two-time Subin constituency law maker whose outstanding contributions and achievements to the Ghanaian economy saw him recently inducted into the Corporate Ghana Hall of Fame alongside 18 other corporate achievers in Ghana, takes over from Peter McManu who is now the Board Chairman of COCOBOD.
As the Managing Director for the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR), Mr. Osei is credited with carrying out an eight year long overdue shut down maintenance of both the Crude Distillation Unit (CDU) and the RFCC, thereby reducing losses and improving the efficiency of both plants. TOR was also able to attract as partners, BP and Vitol, the biggest oil producer and oil gas trader respectively.
During his time as Chief Executive Officer for COCOBOD, Mr Osei led a three-year plan aimed at reaching 1,000,000 metric tonnes production within three years with a focus on three main areas; trade logistics and infrastructure, productivity enhancement and disease and pest control.
The former Subin MP is expected to use his several decades experience as chairman and member of several boards in both public and private sectors to help GPHA realize it’s set objectives