The Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors has announced the appointment of Dr Patrick Kwaku Ofori as its new Chief Executive Officer. His tenure begins on August 1, 2022. He will be filling the vacancy created by the departure of the Chamber’s founding CEO, Senyo Hosi, who is stepping down after 10 years of meritorious service.
“Patrick has been selected to replace him after a rigorous assessment and interview process and the Chamber believes that he has what it takes to lead this chamber to greater heights,” says Ivy Apea Owusu, chair of CBOD. “We cannot thank Senyo enough and we wish him the very best in all his future endeavours.”
The Chamber expressed its immense gratitude to Mr. Hosi for being an excellent torchbearer and effective advocate for businesses in the downstream sector of Ghana’s petroleum industry.
The incoming CEO of CBOD, Dr Ofori, has more than sixteen years of varied executive professional experience spanning Higher Education, Sports and the Oil and Gas industry. He holds a PhD in Sports Psychology from the University of Stirling, Scotland and an MSc in Accounting and Finance from the University of Ghana. He is a Commonwealth Scholar and an International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sports (ICSEMIS) Scholar.
Until his appointment to the CBOD position, he was the Manager responsible for Crude Oil and Products Marketing at the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation. He had previously occupied the position of Manager responsible for Institutional Reporting and Stakeholder Relations at GNPC. Dr Ofori is also the Founding Head of the Department of Sports Science at the University of Cape Coast.
“I was strongly attracted to this role because CBOD is known nationally for its contribution in the downstream sector, as well as its relationship with stakeholders in the industry,” Dr Ofori says on his new appointment. “The foundations have been laid by my predecessor to create an excellent chamber. Together, we will leapfrog on this for continued effectiveness. I am aware that the CBOD community is interested in excellence, and so am I. We will work well to meet the expectations of our members and partners.”
About Dr Patrick Kwaku Ofori
Patrick Kwaku Ofori (PhD) is a Chartered Sports and Exercise Psychologist and an experienced Management Executive with a varied background. He has over sixteen (16) years of experience spanning Higher Education, Research, Human Resource Management, Procurement, Corporate Social Investment, Regulatory & Compliance, Lobbying, Government and Stakeholder Relations and Crude Oil Marketing and Trading.
Dr Ofori is a Commonwealth Scholar and an International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS) Scholar. He was the founding Head of Department of Sport Science, University of Cape Coast. He holds a PhD in Sport Psychology from the University of Stirling, UK, and an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Loughborough University, UK.
He also holds a master’s degree in Accounting & Finance and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with Sociology both from the University of Ghana.
In his previous role as Crude Oil Trader, he oversaw market research to support the pricing, trading, and branding activities and ensured effective promotion of Ghana’s Crude Oil in conjunction with its Partners. He also provided additional Executive and Psychological support to Business Executives.
Patrick has previously led teams to develop and maintain a diverse range of highly effective relationships with key political and government stakeholders relevant to the business priorities.
He facilitated appropriate dialogue with business leaders and coordinated various reports for external agencies such as the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), EITI, NRGI, International Finance Corporation (IFC) World Bank, including rating agencies.
Patrick has partnered institutions to explore the strategic potential of education and sports as their Corporate Social Responsibility.