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.

Linda Ahunu

Policy Analyst (Governance) - ACEP

Linda Ahunu is a Policy Analyst at the Africa Center for Energy Policy (ACEP). At ACEP, Linda is involved in the analysis of energy policies, research on fiscal policies for the extractive sector and natural resource governance, among others. Linda has contributed to a number of reports and publications on various topics such as the factors that drive energy consumption in Ghana, LPG promotion program, impact of climate change on water bodies, Ghana’s natural gas regulatory framework, among others. Linda holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. 

Pauline Anaman

Snr. Policy Analyst - 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's Manager (Oxfam) - ACEP

She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in French and Psychology 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

Rhodalyne Sophia Doku

Administrative Manager - ACEP

HND Marketing-Cape Coast Polytechnic

Eric Amegah

Administrative Clerk - ACEP

(A Level)

Three (3) Years Post Secondary Cert

Henry Michael Obeng Jnr

Head , Finance/ Administration - ACEP

CA (Part Qualified)- Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG)

BBA Accounting-Valley View University-Ghana

Munira Abubakari

Head, Monitoring & Outreach - ACEP

(Resource Mobilization, Monitoring & Evaluation)

Bachelor of Arts Integrated Development Studies ( U.D.S-Tamale Ghana)

MBA Oil & Gas M’G’T ( Coventry University London Campus)

Ishmael Ackah

Head , Policy Unit - ACEP

Ishmael Ackah is the Head of Policy Unit and Energy Policy Advisor at the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP). He taught Petroleum Production and Economics at Central University College (Executive Management certificate programme) and has worked as an Environmental Auditor at the University of Portsmouth. 

Ishmael holds a Ph.D in Energy Economics and Policy from the University of Portsmouth, UK. He holds M.Sc. in Energy Economics and Policy from the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK and a B.Sc. in Marketing from the University of Professional Studies, Accra Ghana.

With regards to research activities, Ishmael presented his findings at the 37th Conference of the International Association of Energy Economists, in New York, US. He has more than 12 peer-reviewed journal papers on energy economics, oil demand, natural gas consumption, electricity demand, renewable energy and oil revenue management. He has published in the OPEC Energy Review, International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, Sustainable and Renewable Energy Reviews among others. His paper on the application of Autometrics to natural gas consumption in oil producing African countries won the best paper award at the 10th Postgraduate Research Conference held on May, 2014. Ishmael is also a PhD fellow of the Institute of Natural Resource, United Nations University.

Adam Abdul-Manan

Program's Manager (Osiwa) - ACEP

B.A (Hons), Business Administration-SMC University (Switzerland)

Diploma in library Studies-University of Ghana (Ghana)

Web & Database Management NIIT (Tamale)

Seji Saji

Head ,Programs - ACEP

Bsc, Operations & Project Management

HND Civil Engineering

Diploma in Youth Development work

Mohammed Amin Adam

Executive Director -ACEP


Before joining ACEP, Mohammed was the Coordinator of Ibis’s extractives industries programme in Africa. He has also worked as the Oil Coordinator of Publish What You Pay Ghana. His experience in the public sector covered his work as an Energy Policy Analyst at the Ministry of Energy in Ghana, Commissioner of Ghana’s Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission; and as a former Deputy Minister and Mayor of Ghana’s third city of Tamale.

He has consulted for national, African and international organizations including the world Bank, GIZ, African Parliamentarians against Corruption, Ghana’s Public Interest and Accountability Committee, Ghana’s Ministry of Energy, Oxfam America, and served as a member of the consortium that worked on Ghana’s first EITI Report on Oil and Gas. He also participated in design meetings for two global governance initiatives – the Open Governance Partnership and Open Contracting. Mohammed holds a PhD from the University of Dundee specializing on fiscal policy options in resource rich economies and an Mphil (Economics)/B.A.(Hons) Economics from the University of Cape Coast

Benjamin Boakye

Deputy Executive Director - ACEP

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