Vivo Energy Ghana, the marketers and distributors of Shell-branded products and services, has appointed Mr Ben Hassan Ouattara, as the new Managing Director, effective January 1, 2019.
He takes over from Mr Ebenezer Faulkner, whose term of office ended in December 2018.
Prior to his appointment, Mr Ouattara was the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Côte d’ Ivoire, and the Chief Executive Officer of SIFAL Lubricant Blending Plant, where he provided thought leadership and operational guidance for the efficient management of these businesses.
A release issued in Accra over the weekend said, “Mr Ouattara brings on board over 25 years of experience in the downstream oil and marine businesses. He was a Naval Commander of Offshore Logistic Support Base and the Captain of Oil Tankers across European and African coasts before joining Shell in 2003 as the Marine Technical Advisor for West Africa. He was later appointed the Shell Group Lead Auditor and following the acquisition of Shell’s downstream businesses by Vivo Energy, he was appointed Vivo Energy’s Head of Marine and Aviation Business for Africa.
In his previous role as the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Côte d’Ivoire, he sustained a strong focus on delivery of results which had since grown and developed the Côte d’Ivoire, business.
The release described Mr Ouattara as results-oriented, self-motivated and resourceful Managing Director with a proven ability to develop and strengthen teams in order to maximise company profitability and efficiency.
It quoted him as saying that, “I am excited about the opportunity to serve in Ghana and look forward to working with the great team that has built a strong and reputable brand over the past 90 years in the oil marketing industry. I hope to contribute meaningfully in helping to achieve Ghana’s vision of becoming the petroleum hub for the West African sub-region”.