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.

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.

Gershon Adela

Head of Media and Communications

Gershon has a BEd in Social Studies Degree from the University of Cape Coast and is very passionate about ICT

Nana Akuamoah Darteh

Finance/Administrative Officer- ACEP

Nana has a BSc. Business Administration and passionate about business ventures (Entrpreneurship) 

Jo Ann Sackey

Senior Policy Analyst - ACEP

Jo Ann Sackey is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Africa Center for Energy Policy (ACEP). Prior to joining ACEP she worked with Nestlé Central and West Africa Ltd as a Cost Analyst. Jo Ann holds a BA in Economics from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and an MSc with distinction in Energy Economics and Policy from the University of Surrey, UK. In addition, she holds a Professional Certification in Energy Management from University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani. 

Marina Carmen Esiaraba Kelly

Admin Manager - ACEP

Prior to joining ACEP,  Marina worked at The Consortium. A firm that renders  architectural consultancy, planning and  engineering. Marina is a graduate from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. 

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.

Freda Opoku

Program Manager (Oxfam) - ACEP

She holds an MSc in Development Finance, a  Bachelor of Arts Degree in French and Psychology all from the University of Ghana, Legon and also Diploma in French from University of Abomey Calavi in Cotonou, Benin. Freda has extensive experience in coordinating and implementing programs, ranging from casual events to corporate forums. She has worked with a number of organisations such as S.S.N.I.T, Sahel Sahara Bank and EventStreet Organising Company in the past

Eric Amegah

Liaison Officer - ACEP

(A Level)

Three (3) Years Post Secondary Cert

Benjamin Boakye

Executive Director - ACEP

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