The role of a Technical Commissioner

Technical Commissioners are senior industry professionals from companies in the Field Ready Alliance, nominated by their top management.

They play three key roles:


To define and validate the content of Field Ready programmes to ensure they meet immediate business needs.


To help deliver learning and experiences to Field Ready candidates through online and virtual workshops and field site visits.


To mentor candidates on Field Ready Complete and Advanced Level programmes and certify their employability.

‘Become a Technical Commissioner’ Training Programme

All Field Ready Technical Commissioners are enrolled on the ‘Become a Technical Commissioner’ Programme, offering learning in the following areas:

  • Understanding the role of a Technical Commissioner
  • Setting expectations
  • Being a coach and mentor
  • Helping others to learn
  • Facilitating learning experiences
  • Validating the employability of candidates
  • The value of being a Technical Commissioner to your business
  • The value to you

Technical Commissioners derive significant personal and professional benefit from becoming a Technical Commissioner and from the relationships they build with Field Ready candidates.

The ‘Become a Technical Commissioner’ Programme is run up to once a month.

What our Technical Commissioners say

Nana Denkye Baeta

Nana Baëta

Reservoir Engineer

“These candidates are amazing, it’s such a joy and a pleasure to see what they have to offer. It tells you that this is a programme that is here to stay, that it’s worth repeating, to have this opportunity to help people become employable.”

Gianni Delle Foglie

Production & Maintenance Manager,

“I’m very satisfied with their performance and basic knowledge, their capability to analyze and give feedback concerning some practical operating issues is commendable. I have to acknowledge that there is an important difference from their attitude of dealing with practical day by day activities and troubleshooting compared with other young resources recently hired”

Ben Sawyer

Regional QHSE Manager Africa – Ghana Operations Manager

“In terms of saving Enermech time, money and hard work in finding good candidates, the programme has turned out to be extremely great. It’s been wonderful to meet such enthusiastic and dynamic Ghanaian engineers who are looking to start their future careers.”

Gordon Konaduampiaw

Lead Maintenance Engineer,

“Candidates show good attitudes and demonstrate a willingness to work. Very punctual and always willing to work extra hours. They are committed and pay attention to details. They are safety conscious.”

John Netherwood

Service Leader,
G.E. Oil and Gas

“The Field Ready programme is very helpful. The students have been embracing logistics, quality and wider equipment training.”

Meet Our Technical Commissioners

Brian Baturevich, Managing Director, Engineering and Construction

Brian has more than 25 years of experience in the power sector, working in Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States, across a wide variety of fuel technologies, including renewables, natural gas and HFO.

He is a skilled development engineer and has worked for Scottish Power, Entergy, Duke Flour Daniel and LG&E Power. He leads all technical aspects of the development and construction of Globeleq’s power projects. He played a central part in the development and construction of the Azito Phase III expansion project in Cote d’Ivoire, some of the first wind and solar power plants in South Africa. Currently he is providing leadership for the construction of the Azito Phase IV expansion project and the Malindi Solar project in Kenya.

Tallies Taljaard, Business Development Manager
Intertek Industry Services

Abraham Johannes Jacobus Taljaard joined Intertek Industry Services in 2020. He has vast experience in the Quality and Manufacturing industry and his contribution to the industry is of great value.

He serves in various positions as part of the senior management in Engineering Companies, Manufacturing/Construction companies and Inspection Companies accredited for inspection and certification of Pressure Equipment for the past 40 Years.

In addition to a longstanding career in the Oil & Gas and Petrochemical industry, he has also distinguished himself in the Power Generation Industry.

Farid Zentar, Consultant

Farid has 13 years of experience in the power sector, leading the technical aspects of the development, engineering and construction of power plants. He has worked across several technologies: CCGT, CHP, CSP, coal fired plants, mini hydro and offshore wind turbines.

Experienced in EPCM contracts, Farid is used to managing construction contracts and coordinating the design and the site construction activities.

With EDF, Farid worked on the engineering and construction of 1300 and 920 MW CCGTs in the UK and France, 115MW CHP and 900MW coal plants in Poland. He has also worked on several IPP bids, and development of plants in Southern America, Europe, Africa and MENA region.

At Globeleq, Farid is coordinating the technical aspects of the development of the 450MW Temane CCGT project, in Mozambique, from plant basic design to the procurement of the EPC and LTSA (gas turbine maintenance contract).

Marc Clissen, Director of Operations and Maintenance

Marc is highly experienced in the operation of power plants of diverse technologies, ranging from coal, CCGT, steam export, desalination to renewables (wind, solar).

He is effective in mechanical, electrical and I&C maintenance strategies and implementation, delivering first class bottom line financial results. He has more than 30 years of experience in the sector, having worked in Europe, Asia and the Middle East before joining Globeleq in 2010 where he took on the role of General Manager for the Azito plant in Cote d’Ivoire. Since 2016, Marc has occupied the role of Director of Operations and Maintenance in our UK office.

Franky Maas, Country Manager
Van Oord

Franky Maas is Van Oord Gulf FZE’s In-Country Manager at their Mozambique Branch in Maputo, from where he and his team provide support to their Mozambique LNG / Golfinho EPCI project in Cabo Delgado. Franky is a long term employee of Van Oord with extensive experience in marine construction and oil and gas related projects all over the world.

Franky is a strong believer in Van Oord’s four corporate business values “We create”, “We care”, “We work together” and “We succeed”. Franky is a civil engineering graduate from the Delft University of Technology.

Evelyn Effie Quansah, HR Manager

Evelyn is the Human Resource Manager in Ghacem Takoradi Plant since 2011 and in charge of all strategic and other Group human resource management activities.

She holds an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degrees (Human Resource Management) from the University of Ghana Business School and a certified Human Resource Management practitioner from the Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioner, Ghana (IHRMP).

Anthony Ade, Operations Manager
Baker Hughes

Having studied Mechanical Engineering at Kwame Nkrumah’s University of Science and Technology, Anthony then moved to Baker Hughes.

He has worked as a Field and Technical Engineer based from Gabon, Cameroon and the Congo, before returning to Ghana in 2015 to take up the role of Operations Coordinator. values “We create”, “We care”, “We work together” and “We succeed”.

Franky is a civil engineering graduate from the Delft University of Technology.

Stephanie Otema Dzandu, Engineer

Stephanie Otema Dzandu is currently a reservoir engineer with a major focus on reservoir surveillance and simulation for the Tullow-operated Jubilee Field. She joined the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation as a Petroleum Engineer in 2013. Stephanie initially worked within the various Engineering units (Health, Safety & Environment and Drilling, Production and Reservoir Engineering) and participated in offshore rotations on both drilling rigs and production platforms.

Prior to joining GNPC, she studied at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, USA and graduated with a BA in Chemistry. She then went on to obtain an MSc. in Chemical Engineering from Aalborg University in Esbjerg, Denmark.

Paulinda Manhique, Manager for Development and Production

Graduated in Geology from Eduardo Mondlane University, with more recent degrees as an Environmental Engineer and a MSc. for Business Administration. Paulinda’s main responsibility, amongst others, is to maximize value from existing assets by recommending appropriate and cost effective reservoir depletion schemes to maximize hydrocarbon recovery, generate accurate reserves estimates and production forecasting and Reservoir Management.

She also ensures the integration of the technical teams in the production Operations and during drilling campaigns, onshore or offshore.
She is the alternate representative in the Technical and Operations Committee Meetings within partnerships where ENH has shares (mainly projects on Development and Production stages), and is also responsible for coordination of workshops and Technical Committees.

Paulo Roberts, HR Advisor

Paulo Roberts has 18 years experience in his career and has held numerous leadership positions during his previous career namely:

  • General Manager HR (Rio Tinto Coal Moçambique and later ICVL)
  • HR Director (Banco Único)
  • Country HR Manager (Coca-Cola Sabco)
  • HR Manager (Companhia Industrial da Matola)

Paulo holds Honours Degrees in Human Resources Management from Universidade Lusofona– Human Sciences and Technologies in Lisbon. A Mozambican citizen, Paulo is married with two children.

Richard Eghan, Plant Manager
Accra Brewery

Richard holds a BSc Biochemistry Degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology – Kumasi, Ghana. He started his career teaching Biology and Chemistry at secondary school, before moving into Industry.

He has worked for various industrial companies in different countries, including Guinness Ghana, Coca Cola Sierra Leone and Crown Beverages in Kenya.

William Chanayireh, Engineering Manager
Voltic Ghana Ltd- CCBA

William holds an MSc in Project Management and a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering, both from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science Technology.

He worked in quarry and construction industries for 2 years as a Maintenance Engineer before joining Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate Ghana as the Computerized maintenance management Specialist and Reliability Engineer.

He joined Voltic Ghana Ltd (Coca Cola Beverage Africa) in February 2018 as the Engineering Manager in charge of Workshop, training and projects for the two Voltic Sites.

Adeyimika Balogun, Human Resources Business Partner

Adeyimika Balogun is an experienced Human Resource Professional with about a decade of multi industry career experience spanning across Consulting, Manufacturing, Fintech and E-Commerce sphere, with a track record of providing tactical HR services to Multinationals, Fintech and E-Commerce Start-Ups.

Adeyimika has developed competencies in Talent Management, Learning & Development, Workforce Planning & Management, Talent Acquisition & Retention, Business Partnering, Conflict Management, Change Management, Regulatory & Statutory Compliance, Analytics, Labour Law & Legislation, HR Policy & Procedural Development, Project Management, Stakeholders Management, Data Mining & Analysis, Business Advisory and Operations Management.

Adeyimika also provides active guidance to aid young professionals with achieving their goals by helping them develop and understand the needed employability skills needed in the workplace

Francis Dei, Vice President

Francis Dei is an agronomist, agricultural engineer and currently the Vice President for Glofert Ghana Limited, a wholly-owned Ghanaian company with state-of-the-art fertilizer blending plants.

Francis Dei consults for most international fertilizer companies such as Nitron and Unifert, based in the USA and Belgium respectively.

With 10 years career experience in the field of plant nutrition and fertilizer blending plant operations, he has previously worked with companies such as Dupont Pioneer as the Country Manager.
Francis holds Honours degrees in Agriculture from University of Cape Coast Ghana and also had international training from IFDC in the USA.

Nicholas Bortey, Founder & CEO
Liranz Limited

Nicholas is a multiple Award-winning IT strategist and business consultant with specialisation in Business Transformation, Digital & Technology Consulting. He has over 15 years experience in strategic IT planning, IT Services Management, Enterprise Architecture, Project management, Training & Capacity building.

He has consulted at both executive and operational level helping organization achieve real business value with IT.

As the founder and CEO of Liranz Limited, he is responsible for the strategic directions ensuring that day to day operations of the company.

Our business DNA requires us to provide technology-consulting services; from IT strategy to support, we provide you a proactive IT management services needed to run a highly successful business without worrying about IT.

Massimiliano Sotgiu, Production Manager

Massimiliano (Max) began work in Eni in 1998 in the petrochemical plant, where he took responsibility for three chemicals plants.

Throughout his career in Eni he has worked in many different countries, from a production supervisor on an FPSO in Brazil, to a Superintendent in Italy and working with the construction, commissioning and startup of an FPSO in Singapore and Angola.

Since 2018 Max has worked as the Production Manager for Eni Ghana.

Caetano Amurane, HR Manager
Kenmare Resources

Caetano has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources with different multinationals and businesses (including Mozal, Hillside Aluminium, BHPBilliton and Barclays Bank) in different countries including Mozambique, South Africa and Australia.

He holds a Degree in International Relations & Diplomacy from ISRI, Maputo and an MBA from Lisbon, Portugal. He is married with children and lives in Mozambique.

Francisco Augusto, Senior Manager Production Operations
Sasol Petroleum Temane

Francisco is responsible for the Gas delivery from Wells and Processing until is delivery to the export pipeline and is responsible for the overall safety and efficiency of operations around the area.

He holds a Chemical Engineering Degree from Mtanzas University Cuba

Elisio Langa, Plant and Equipment Manager

Bio coming soon

Jorge Pedro Muianga, Transmission Systems Director
Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa, Mozambique

Mr. Jorge Muianga is currently employed by Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB), Mozambique as Transmission System Director of a core business area responsible for the maintenance of the HVDC converter station, AC substations and HVDC and HVAC transmission lines owned by HCB.

Mr Muianga commenced employment with HCB in 2000, and prior to his present position was Engineering Maintenance Director.

He holds an electrical engineering degree from the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane – Mozambique and an MBA from Henley Business School – University of Reading, UK.

João Canha, Lead Structural Engineer
Subsea 7

João is a structural engineer with 12 years of experience in major projects for the Oil & Gas industry and for Civil Construction. He is a senior chartered member of the Portuguese Council of Engineers and is experienced in coordinating the work between several offices all around the world, along with the SCM, fabrication yard, installation teams and other engineering disciplines.

João holds masters degrees in civil and structural engineering from Instituto Superior Technico.

Gordon Compton, Operations Manager
Southey Contracting

Bio coming soon

Nuala Gage, Communication Queen, Safety Collaborations

Nuala has worked across a range of industries and businesses in the last 24 years, including logistics, retail and primarily in oil and gas.

Her background is in adult learning and development and she has brought that experience into the oil and gas world by developing bespoke training and leadership programs, working with teams to improve organisational safety culture, safety behaviour coaching, executive coaching and safe operations and performance consultancy. She has also spent time as regional sales manager across Africa in technical and industrial quality and safety solutions and managed to experience the sights and sounds of 21 African countries to date.