A statement issued by the company on January 31, announcing the appointment said it followed Aker Energy’s strategy to strengthen the company’s local presence and management in Ghana.
The CEO of Aker Energy AS, Mr Svein Jakob Liknes, stated, “we are very pleased to strengthen our team and presence in Ghana with Kadijah as the Country Director of Aker Energy in Ghana.
“With Kadijah’s experience, I am confident that she will lead with success as we move towards the development phase of the Pecan project offshore Ghana.”
The statement also added that Mrs Amoah would be appointed to the executive management team of Aker Energy AS in addition to heading the country office of Aker Energy in Ghana.
She would also work closely with affiliated companies AGM Petroleum Ghana Limited (“AGM”) and Aker Ghana Investment Company (“AGIC”) in Ghana, two companies with the same majority owner as Aker Energy, and hold directorships in both companies.
Mrs Amoah, a lawyer by training, holds degrees in Law and Political Science and a Master’s degree in International Business.
Prior to joining Aker Energy, Mrs Amoah was a Senior Foreign Lawyer at Clifford Chance, Germany, one of the largest law firms in the world.
Comment on appointment
“I am extremely pleased to join Aker Energy at such an important stage of the company’s history. Building on the Aker Group’s 180 years’ industrial heritage, Aker Energy will, together with AGM and AGIC, take the lead to develop Ghana’s oil and gas resources and related industries.
“It all starts with the Pecan project operated by Aker Energy; but this is just the beginning. AGM’s plans to explore and appraise the SDWT block and AGIC’s plans to pursue development opportunities stand as testaments to Aker’s commitment to industry development in Ghana beyond the upcoming project,” she said.