Wissam Al Monthiry Becomes Tullow Ghana’s new MD

Wissam Al Monthiry Becomes Tullow Ghana’s new MD

Mr Wissam Al Monthiry has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Tullow Ghana. Wissam is taking over from Mr Kweku Awotwi who is bowing out after serving many years as the Managing Director of Tullow Ghana. Mr Al Monthiry is expected to join Tullow on June 30, 2020, to enable a smooth transition before Mr Awotwi’s retirement date at the end of June.

“Tullow Ghana announces that Kweku Awotwi, Managing Director of Tullow Ghana, and Executive Vice President of Tullow Oil plc, will be retiring from Tullow on 30th June.  Kweku will hand over his responsibilities to Wissam Al Monthiry who becomes Managing Director, Tullow Ghana, over the coming weeks before leaving the business at the end of June,” the energy firm said in a statement.

Mr Al Monthiry is also expected to spend the majority of his time in Ghana, with Cynthia Lumor taking on greater responsibility for Tullow Ghana’s key government relationships.

Kweku Awotwi

Kweku Awotwi

Some of Awotwi’s achievements as MD of Tullow Ghana

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

Mr Awotwi during his tenure 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.

Kweku Awotwi, Executive Vice President, Tullow Ghana said: “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.”

The Executive Chair of Tullow Oil Plc Dorothy Thompson

Dorothy Thompson

The Executive Chair of Tullow Oil Plc, Dorothy Thompson, commented: “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.”

Al Monthiry commenting on his appointment

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.”

About the incoming Managing Director

Mr Wissam Al Monthiry, the incoming Managing Director, brings to Tullow extensive experience of operations management, asset development and a track record of safe production operations.

He spent 17 years with BP in various upstream operations leadership and asset management positions around the world.

Earlier in his career, Wissam worked for Goldman Sachs as a Corporate Finance Analyst focused on the energy sector.