Kweku Awotwi retires from Tullow; Wissam Al Monthiry is new MD

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Tullow Ghana has appointed Wissam Al Monthiry as the new Managing Director.

Wissam Al Monthiry will take over from Managing Director of Tullow, Kweku Awotwi, who will be retiring from his role, following almost years of dedicated service.

Mr Wissam is an experienced international business executive with over seventeen years’ experience working with BP in various upstream operations leadership and asset management positions around the world.

In addition to his entrepreneurial ventures, Wissam worked for Goldman Sachs as a Corporate Finance Analyst focused on the energy sector. Wissam will spend the majority of his time in Ghana.

Mr Wissam joins Tullow on June 30, 2020, to enable a smooth transition before Charles’ retirement date at the end of April.

He will spend the majority of his time in Ghana, with Cynthia Lumor taking on greater responsibility for Tullow Ghana’s key government relationships.

Responding to his appointment, Wissam Al Monthiry, said “I am looking forward to building on the strong foundations established by Kweku and ensuring Tullow continues to play a key role in Ghana’s oil and gas industry.”

Meanwhile, Mr Awotwi is the first Managing Director of Tullow Ghana to be promoted to Executive Vice President of Tullow Oil plc. During his tenure, the TEN fields produced its 50th million barrel of oil; there was very good progress in the TRP project which is now in its final stages with the Oil Offloading System being ready for installation; and his operations team have delivered significant improvements in the stable production of oil and gas from our two FPSOs.

Kweku Awotwi built strong relationships with Government and was a key player in the development of the current legislative framework for the company to pursue its Near Field Exploration Opportunities.

Most recently, the soon to retire Tullow MD has provided leadership to the Ghana team during a turbulent period for the company and the sector, overseeing substantial organizational changes.

Dorothy Thompson, Executive Chair of Tullow Oil Plc, said “Kweku has led the business through turbulent times for both the company and the sector. We all wish Kweku well in his retirement and thank him for his significant contributions to Tullow.”

Kweku Awotwi, Executive Vice President, Tullow Ghana commented: “I would like to thank the Tullow Ghana team for all their support and assistance since I joined the company and wish them and Tullow well for the future. I shall watch their progress with great pride and interest.”

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