GOIL appoints Chief Operating Officer


Mr. Alex Josiah Adzew

The Board of Directors of the Ghana Oil Company limited, GOIL, has appointed Mr. Alex Josiah Adzew as the Chief Operating Officer of the company.

His appointment which was announced at the 427th meeting of the board takes effect from October 1, 2016.

Until his appointment, Mr. Alex Adzew was the Fuel Marketing Manager of the company.

As the new and first Chief Operating Officer of GOIL, Mr. Adzew will be directly responsible for the general operations of the company and will report to the Group Chief Executive.

Mr. Adzew brings to his new position, the advantage of hands- on field knowledge and distinct managerial competence needed to drive GOIL to the next phase of its business.


A Mechanical Engineer by profession, he has a wealth of work practice and experience in the petroleum industry having joined Ghana Oil Company in 1992 initially as Sales Engineer from the Tractor and Equipment (Division of Unilever) where he was the Inventory Control Manager.

Since joining GOIL, Mr. Adzew has served in various capacities as Sales Engineer in the Takoradi Zonal Office and Senior Sales Engineer / Special Assistant to the Area Manager for the Western Region.

He was later transferred to the head office as Lubricants Marketing Manager with additional responsibilities for L.P.Gas, Bunkering and Aviation business.

Through hard work he became the Head of Department of Technical and Special Products with a special mandate to spear-head the entry of GOIL into the Aviation Industry as well as the Bunkering Business.

In January 2013, he was appointed the Fuels Marketing Manager of the company, a position he has held to date and has been an integral part of GOIL’s successful rebranding campaign and retail network expansion programme.

Mr. Adzew holds a First Class BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (1990); Executive Master of Business  Administration (Money and Banking) from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)

Mr. Adzew’s appointment is happening at a time Ghana’s foremost and indigenous Oil Marketing Company is pivoted on the path of expansion and growth following a string of achievements and recognition of excellence in the industry.



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