ACEP has highly trained and competent team of experienced Energy Experts and Lawyers capable of offering innovative and pragmatic solutions to the challenges posed by the Energy Sector in Africa. Our Experts have held positions in academia, public service, non-profits and political organizations.

We have acquired much experience in different aspects of the energy sector relating to both private and public sectors involving policy making, consulting, and advocacy. All our professionals are highly trained in their areas of expertise. At ACEP, we have expertise in the design of energy policy, legal and fiscal regimes for emerging Countries who are faced with the challenge of transforming their energy resources into sustainable development.

Benjamin Boakye

Executive Director

Msc, Energy studies with specialization in International Oil and Gas Management (UK); B.A. (Hons), Sociology with Information Studies (Ghana).

Abigail Quarshie

Policy Analyst

Abigail holds a first degree in Political Science with Psychology and a Master of Philosophy in Public Administration, all from the University of Ghana.

Before joining ACEP, she had worked as a Field Mentor at Willows International, Ghana. She was also a Teaching Assistant at the University of Ghana Business School.

Sylvana Zuanah

Policy Analyst

Sylvana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and an MPhil degree in Finance, both from the University of Ghana.

Before joining ACEP, she worked as a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Finance, University of Ghana Business School.

Charles G. Ofori

Policy Analyst

Charles is currently a Policy Analyst at the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP).

His research focus is into risk mitigation and investment decisions in renewable energy investments in Africa.

Charles holds a Master’s degree in Operations Management and a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Statistics, all from the University of Ghana.

Alexander Kwabena Boakye

Communications Officer

Prior to joining the Africa Centre for Energy Policy, Kwabena has had remarkable experiences, ranging from research, marketing, auditing and tutoring from the Public Services Commission, Timeline Trust, Astute Business Consulting, Fredpoku Mining Enterprise among others.
Also, he has undergone a myriad of training including the Human Resource Management and Information System (HRMIS) with Public Services Commission of Ghana, Entrepreneurship with Focus Central Ghana and the British Council, Research and Emotional Intelligence with ACEP, among others.
He currently doubles as a Communications/Administrative Officer at ACEP with an academic background in Economics and Geography from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. 

Maybel Acquaye

Programs Manager

M.Phil Economics, International Trade and Public Finance

Samuel Ablordeppey

Head of Finance and Administration

Samuel Ablordeppey is a business professional with a demonstrated history of working in philanthropy, finance, accounting and auditing industry. Samuel is skilled in budgeting, financial reporting and financial management, auditing and report writing.

He worked with Ghana Oil and Gas for Inclusive Growth (GOGIG) as a finance officer and subsequently as an audit assistant at Mazars Chartered Accountants. He is currently a student member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana and a product of the University of Ghana and the University of Professional Studies.

He is also the president of Foundation for Great Achievers International, a youth club aimed at extending a hand of succour to the less-privileged in society.

Samuel enjoys reading and following the news.

Kodzo Yaotse

Policy Analyst

Prior to joining ACEP, Kodzo was a Program Assistant, Policy Influencing and Advocacy at the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI). 

His research interests include Natural Resource for Inclusive Growth and Development, Sustainable Energy Access and Political Economy of Resource Management.

He holds a Masters in Economic Policy Management from the University of Ghana.


Theophilus Boadu Adoko

Senior Programs Manager

He has significant experience in program conceptualization, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. He also has adequate research experience.

Prior to joining ACEP, Theophilus worked as a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer at the Ghana Oil and Gas for Inclusive Growth (GOGIG) and as a programs officer with COLANDEF. Theophilus holds a Master of Science degree in Development Planning and Policy with specialization in Economic Policy and Planning from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Valentine N. Agbenoworsi

Head of Communications

Valentine is an Author, Leadership Development Consultant, Communications Specialist & a Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Fellow.

Prior to joining ACEP, he was Tema Correspondent for GBC and an Anchor for the Obonu Regional News (in English).

Valentine holds a BSc. in Administration from the Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (GIMPA) and a second degree in Communications from the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ).

He is passionate about change and working towards building the Desired Africa.

Nana Akuamoah Darteh

Finance/Administrative Officer - ACEP

Nana holds a BSc. in Business Administration. He is passionate about business ventures (Entrepreneurship). 

Alhassan Iddrisu

Head, Programs Unit - ACEP

Alhassan Iddrisu is currently the head of Programmes Unit of ACEP. He has significant experience in social work and Programme development and management, having worked in both public sector and Civil Society space with over 10 years of work experience.  He worked with the EU-UNICEF –IWASH programme, National service and also at the decentralized level as a District Planning Officer. He holds a masters degree in Social Work from the University of Ghana, Legon, an L.L.B. from the Mount crest University, Accra and B.A. in Integrated Development Studies from the University for Development Studies, Tamale. 

Pauline Anaman

Head, Policy Unit - ACEP

Pauline Anaman is a Snr Policy Analyst at the Africa Center for Energy Policy (ACEP). Prior to joining ACEP, she worked in the UK with Tullow Oil Plc - the lead operator of Ghana's Jubilee Field - on the macro-socio economic review of it's impact in Ghana.  She also worked with TrustWorks Global; a UK-based consultancy to MNEs in the extractives business. Ms. Anaman is an alumna of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford where she studied the Master of Public Policy with specialization in Economic Development: Political Foundations and Economic Strategies,  and Delivering Infrastructure Cheaper and Faster. By providing technical assistance, it is Pauline's vision to help transform natural resource wealth  into citizenry wellbeing,  both in Ghana and other resource-rich developing countries.