You have just won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’ll buy?
Buy shares in a top Oil Company and a nice house.
Where in Ghana did you grow up?
I was born and bred in the Osino in the Eastern Region of Ghana. I have spent most of my life there including my basic education. I lived with my brother and my two sisters.
What are your best memories from childhood?
My best childhood memory was the time we lived in a compound house where we often visited football matches with our neighbouring houses, and anytime we realised we were losing the match, we just made a plan to escape the field one by one. By the time the opponents had realise, we were all gone and they would start chasing us to come back and play the match again. It is something that makes me laugh anytime I reminiscence!
What do you think are the biggest challenges facing industry in Ghana today?
Producing products at a lower cost to stay competitive in the market is one of the key challenges facing the oil and gas industries.
How would your colleagues describe you?
Determined, a good planner, a goal getter and someone who never gives up|
“I want to be of great value to my society and the industry. I believe your focus will always define your future. Therefore to become the master of your life, you should know where your attention, energy and time goes.”
How would you like your career to progress over the next 5 years?
In the next five years I want to be a project manager, managing large engineering projects both in oil & gas (offshore and onshore) and in manufacturing industries. I love to work in large teams bringing out new ideas on how to continually curb the many problems facing the industry and society.
What or who is your biggest inspiration?
My biggest inspiration is God. At any point I feel all is over, he makes a way. My parents have never stopped believing in me and they also inspire me not to lose faith in God for all his plans for me are perfect. This has always been my motivation and has kept me moving.
What is your greatest achievement so far?
My greatest achievement so far is making it on to the Field Ready program.
Why did you decide to study engineering? What do you enjoy about it?
I felt as I am comfortable with mathematics, I am a good fit for engineering. I was fortunate that of all the engineering programs, I decided to study electrical and electronic engineering. I am adept in recent technology, telecommunication, oil and gas and the financial world. I learnt a lot of skills and gained much knowledge in studying this program.
How would you encourage young people in Ghana to study engineering?
How would I encourage young people to study engineering: I believe the best example you can cite is yourself so I would encourage young ones to study engineering if they want to be like me.