Our Leadership

OUR LEADERSHIP

SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCE

ZEN is managed by experienced professionals from a variety of disciplines, and all with significant experience in the oil and gas industries. Our stable and cohesive leadership team continually attracts industry experts, as the ZEN story develops and the company continues to expand.

BOARD

Tutu Agyare, Board Chairman

TUTU AGYARE

Board Chairman

Joined ZEN in 2018 and has over 25 years’ banking and financial experience. Worked for UBS where he headed Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) desk for UBS Investment Bank as well as managing an emerging markets-focused proprietary portfolio between 1993 and 2007, including running the top ranked Institutional Investor emerging markets business for five out of the last six years from 2001 to 2007.

BOARD

Freda Duplan, Board Member

FREDA DUPLAN

Board Member

Joined the ZEN Board in 2020. A noted Ghanaian corporate leader with almost three decades’ working experience with the Nestlé Group, rising through the ranks to become the first African woman market head in the Group and the first woman and Ghanaian Managing Director of Nestlé Ghana Limited. Has held other international roles with Nestlé as the Managing Director of Nestlé Pakistan Limited and Head of Nestlé Business Services in Manila, Philippines.

BOARD

Mansa Nettey, Board Member

MANSA NETTEY

Board Member

Joined the ZEN Board in 2020 as an Independent Director and is the Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited; being the first female CEO in the Bank’s 120 year history in Ghana. Appointed as a NonExecutive Director of the Board of Standard Chartered Bank, Nigeria Limited in 2015 and has more than 20 years of experience in the banking sector, having held various senior roles in Corporate and Institutional Banking across the West Africa sub-region.

BOARD

William Tewiah, Managing Director

WILLIAM TEWIAH

Managing Director

Founded ZEN in 2010. A UK trained Management Accountant with over 15 years’ experience in banking in London, Europe and Asia including posts at UBS, Schroeders and Merrill Lynch among others. Responsible for business development and day to day management of ZEN.

BOARD

Kwame Asamoah, Finance Director

KWAME ASAMOAH

Finance Director

Joined ZEN in 2011. Trained in the UK as a Chartered Accountant with almost 20 years’ experience working with a major firm of accountants in various roles covering audit, corporate finance and tax planning. Responsible for the financial management of ZEN and various aspects of its day to day management.

MANAGEMENT

Stanley Tweneboah, Group Operations Director

STANLEY TWENEBOAH

Group Operations Director

Joined ZEN in 2015. Previously Reliability Engineer at African Barrick in Tanzania, with additional over 10 years’ experience as operations manager and technical engineer at various Mines including; Tarkwa, Nzema, Ahafo, Iduapriem, Damang, Bogoso, Chirano and Akyem. Responsible for all ZEN’s site operations.

MANAGEMENT

Nana Kwabena Yeboah, Group HR Director

NANA KWABENA YEBOAH

Group HR Director

Joined ZEN November 2017. Chartered MCIPD, UK; 15+ years professional management and leadership of HR and project teams in Africa, Europe, APAC, North America and the Middle East. Previous experience with Shell, MRS Group, Olam and Petrofac working out of Ghana, Nigeria and the UAE. Responsible for delivering on the full range of Group HR strategy and operations.

MANAGEMENT

Prince Awuley, Retail Director

PRINCE AWULEY

Retail Director

Joined ZEN in June 2012. Responsible for all aspects of fuel retail operations with 10 years of experience in the downstream oil marketing industry. Previously with Oando Ghana, in charge of Operations & Engineering. Holds a degree in civil engineering from KNUST, and graduate studies in the field of oil and gas management from Coventry University. Credentialed project management professional from the Project Management Institute.

MANAGEMENT

Boniface Baah, Health Safety & Environmental Manager

BONIFACE BAAH

Health Safety & Environmental Manager

Joined ZEN 2015. Previously over 10 years’ experience as an HSE manager at Newmont Mines and for various fuel transportation companies including J.K. Horgle & Co. Ltd. Responsible for all HSE issues at ZEN sites in Ghana.

MANAGEMENT

Mercy Smith, Commercial Manager

MERCY SMITH

Commercial Manager

Joined ZEN in 2016 as a Lubricant Engineer. Previously with Optimus Services Ltd in Hull (UK) as a Process Engineer. Holds a BEng in Chemical Engineering from The University of Bradford (UK) and also certified by the South African Institute of Tribology. Responsible for managing ZEN’s external relationships with key stakeholders and overseeing and managing projects.

MANAGEMENT

Bourahima Ouedraogo, Country Manager, Burkina Faso

BOURAHIMA OUEDRAOGO

Country Manager, Burkina Faso

Joined ZEN in 2018, after senior roles at Cim Ciment in Ghana, and Ivory Coast. University degrees in Banking and Economics from New York and Ouagadougou, with previous financial roles at Goldman Sachs (USA) and the International School of Ouagadougou. Further international roles included supporting the World Food Program. Responsible for managing and developing the business of ZEN Burkina.

EXTERNAL ADVISER

Douglas MacArthur, Business Development

DOUGLAS MACARTHUR

Business Development

Joined ZEN in 2011. Previously Mining Sales and Operations Manager at Shell Ghana (5 years) and Business Development Manager Puma Energy based in South Africa. Responsible for Business Development activity for ZEN including customer contracting and development of new business at the mine sites, setting up of new operations and promotion of the lubes business.

EXTERNAL ADVISER

Will Lloyd, Investment & Compliance

WILL LLOYD

Investment & Compliance

Joined ZEN in 2016. 15+ years Corporate Finance and Financial Management experience in Zurich, London and Amsterdam. Since 2013 specialised in international cross border financing and investment between Europe and Africa, including PPP projects in Ghana working with institutional, private and public institutions.

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO JOIN OUR DYNAMIC TEAM?

ZEN Petroleum’s recruitment process is tailored to attract young talents with the right attitude and competence to deliver the value our customers demand.

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