Mr. Noble John Appiah has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA).
His appointment follows recent changes announced by the Flagstaff House.
Mr. Appiah assumes this role with over 30 years experience in the road transport industry, having served in varied positions in both state and private sector organisations.
Prior to this appointment, he held various corporate Executive roles including Technical Services Manager, Farmers Services Co Ltd, Bolgatanga, Upper Region; Regional Manager, Bulk Haulage, State Transport Corporation, Tema, where he managed the then largest dry and wet cargo bulk haulage operations in the country.
In 1994, as Field Services Engineer at the Union Trading Co Ltd (UTC), he was awarded the UTC International Quality Award for technical innovation and managerial performance.
Mr. Appiah was Managing Director of the State Transport Corporation (STC) from 1995 to 1999, and within three years, significantly improved the profitability of the company after nearly a decade of continuous losses.
For a decade, Mr. Appiah survived regime changes to serve as Executive Director of the National Road Safety Commission, which he transformed into a proactive and data-led public agency that developed a road safety management model.
This model became the reference for Africa and developing economies and earned him an historic invitation to the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly in 2012.
Until recently, he was the Managing Director of the Metro Mass Transit Ltd. He initiated and led the development and launching of the first five-year strategic plan to grow the company, increased profitability, market share and enhanced customer service.
During his tenure, the company’s operating profit for 2014 grew by 100 per cent.
Mr Appiah, is a professional engineer, a chartered transport and road traffic safety practitioner.
He graduated in transport engineering at the Chelsea College of Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering, UK and Post-graduate Studies at the University of London in 1983.
He has undertaken Advanced General and Executive Management training in Japan, UK and Sweden and graduate programme in Leadership and Governance at GIMPA.
By Times Reporter