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Tullow Ghana: Wissam Al Monthiry to take over from Kweku Awotwi as MD

Tullow Ghana has announced that its Managing Director and Executive Vice President, Kweku Awotwi is retiring soon and will be handing over responsibilities to Wissam Al Monthiry.

 Kweku Awotwi, will be retiring from Tullow on 30th June, 2020.


As recorded by Citibusiness news, Mr. Awotwi is the first Managing Director of Tullow Ghana to be promoted to Executive Vice President of Tullow Oil plc.

During his tenure, the (TEN) fields produced its 50th million barrel of oil.  

There was also very good progress in the TRP project which is now in its final stages with the Oil Offloading System being ready for installation.

Tullow Ghana also adds that his operations team has delivered significant improvements in the stable production of oil and gas from its two FPSOs.

Mr. Awotwi built strong relationships with government and was a key player in the development of the current legislative framework for the company to pursue its Near Field Exploration Opportunities.

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Most recently, he has provided leadership to the Ghana team during a turbulent period for the company and the sector, overseeing substantial organizational changes.

He served at the Volta River Authority, VRA, as Chief Executive for over four years.

And also at Ashanti Goldfields Company, where he was MD in charge of Strategic Planning and New Business Development before joining Tullow.

Well Wishes

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.

“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.”

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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.”

Incoming MDs Profile

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.

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