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Personality of The Month- Kevin Okyere

September 3, 2018 by Editor in

Kevin Okyere is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the billion dollar oil company, Springfield Energy. Springfield Group, has an 82% interest and operatorship in the block which covers 673 square kilometers in the Gulf of Guinea’s Tano Basin and in developing the highly promising West Cape Three Points Block 2 offshore Ghana (WCTP2)

Founded in 2012, Kevin has successfully managed to build the Springfield Group from a $70 million investment into a $1 billion (annual revenues) multi- faceted Ghanaian oil giant, chalking up this feat at an impressive age of 38. The Group trades and transports hydrocarbons, gas stations, and recently, oil exploration. The company employs hundreds of people in Ghana and Nigeria.

Kevin Okyere was born in 1980 to an affluent family in Ghana’s gold-rich Ashanti region. His father had built a substantial fortune in construction, steel manufacturing and large-scale cocoa farming, before he was enstooled as a traditional chief. He showed signs of industriousness at the early age of 11 when he started to sell iced water to a football supporters at the Kumasi Sports Stadium. He attended High School at Opoku Ware in Ghana, and later left to the United States where he studied Accounting at the George Mason University in Virginia. At the later stages of his Accounting degree, he was able to secure more prestigious jobs.

At 26 years, Kevin ventured into crude oil storage when he acquired a piece of land and built a storage farm for crude supply to Tema Oil Refinery. He later invited officials from Ghana’s National Petroleum Authority to inspect his construction project who were so impressed at this undertaking for a 26 year old that they asked him to apply for a Petroleum Product import license. This eventually led to the birth of the Springfield Energy Group.

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