Mr. Awoonor has extensive skill in the field of private defense services, with over a decade’s experience working with national and international corporations and governments in the areas of Safety, Security and Defense Solutions | Oil and Gas Safety Solutions | Transportation | Information Technology | Advertising and Media | Construction and Real Estate. Mr. Awoonor previously served as Ghana Country Manager, for a multinational Private Defense Contractors; and was responsible for establishing the company branch office in Accra, Ghana; running the day to day operations of the company in Ghana; all human resource activities; supervising project teams; developing tactical marketing plans and successfully delivering bids for the company. Mr. Awoonor has a BSc (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration); from Central University College, Ghana; a MAS (Master of Advanced Studies); Petroleum Economics and Refinery Management from the French Institute of Petroleum, France and a MAS (Master of Advanced Studies); International Oil and Gas Management from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland, as well as a PhD. in view from Geneva Business School, Switzerland.
Joseph N. Boakai Jnr.
With degrees in Information Technology and Business Administration, Mr. Boakai has vast experience in the Maritime and Information Technology Sectors. He is currently holding several other offices including and majorly; Director of corporate affairs and Chief of Staff at the Liberian Maritime authority. He is Focused, Hardworking, Driven and Innovative, seeking simple but comprehensive solutions to problems by attacking them with investigative mind, searching primarily for root causes and long-lasting solutions to manage these root causes.
Adaku is an international oil and gas lawyer; managing legal teams across Africa and directly developing and managing strategic partnerships worldwide. Adaku has extensive experience working with ministries, governments, IOCs and NOCs globally. Her expertise includes: PSC/PSA negotiations; negotiating farm-ins with major IOCs; legal framework and contract assessments; facilitating legal and fiscal frameworks for major billion-dollar energy projects in Africa; creating and assisting in the implementation of contract management systems for government regulators and cross-border negotiations. Adaku has an LLB from the University of Nigeria, a BL from the Nigerian Law School, and an LLM in Oil and Gas from the University of Aberdeen and a Fellowship in Public Management from the University of California, Davis. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, and the Young Women in Energy Association. She is also a certified Chartered Arbitrator and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She was named one of the 40 Under 40 Leading Lawyers in Nigeria 2016, she won Attorney of the Year at the African Legal Awards in 2017, she was named the Young African Professional of the Year by the Independent Pan-African Youth Parliament in 2018 and she was named a Mandela Washington Fellow for 2018 by the US Department of State. Adaku is passionate about girls’ education, gender equality, women empowerment, advancing women in leadership positions and eliminating gender-based violence.
Achenyo is a techie who loves to connect people, technology and business opportunities to meet customer needs in innovative ways. With 7 years of experience working with Fortune 500's (GE, IBM, Cisco), Achenyo has held roles in engineering, project management, operations and sales; building a core expertise in sales strategy and technology brand development for emerging markets. She holds a BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from Covenant University and an MSc. in Engineering Management from Dartmouth College as well as an MBA from Columbia University.
Hadi Fathallah is the Chief Economist at the startup Recyclo, the Scrap Circular Economy, working on restructuring the recycling industry: making it digital, financially sustainable, and less volatile for recyclers, industry and local governments. Hadi is an adviser at NAMEA Group, a political risk consultancy, and a contributing expert on food security, energy, trade and political risk in the MENA region at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is a visiting lecturer at the Center of Petroleum Economics at IFP School, Paris and lecturer in economics of natural resources at Beirut Arab University (BAU). Previously, Hadi was an economist at FAO’s Regional Office for Near East and North Africa and has consulted for various international organizations, including the World Bank, World Food Program, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development (CIIFAD), in addition to private corporate consulting in energy, engineering, and business management. Hadi is a fellow of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs at Cornell University, a Changemaker at Ashoka, and a Global Shaper from the Beirut Hub, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. He holds an Executive Masters in International Oil and Gas Leadership from the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and IFP School, Paris; a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) in International Development from Cornell University; and a Bachelors of Electrical and Computer Engineering from the American University of Beirut (AUB).
Mandla has twelve years working experience in the renewable energy and energy efficiency service industry. His competencies include business & strategy research and development, project management, renewable energy and energy efficiency system design & installation, analytical problem solving and renewable energy and energy efficiency feasibility assessments. Mandla’s extensive research and report writing experience. Mandla’s extensive project management experience include energy audits, energy efficiency feasibility assessments and retrofit installations, alternative building technology (ABT) production and construction, REEE (Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency) strategy developments and terminal evaluation reports for key clients in the renewable energy sector in South Africa such as the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), Department of Energy (DOE), South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI), South African Cities Network (SACN), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the World Bank. Mandla has co-authored published papers for journals including the International Journal Energy. He holds B.A. in Business Administration from Howard University and a BPhil Honours from Stellenbosch University.