The Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD) has sworn into office an 11-member board to steer the affairs of the body over the next three years.

The new executive board is made up of members with vast experience in finance, taxation, engineering, corporate governance, accounting, management, marketing and oil and gas.

The CEO of Cirrus Oil Services Limited, Mrs Ivy Apea Owusu was retained as Chairperson of the reconstituted board. She has over 20 years of experience in the Energy Sector and was instrumental in the successful implementation of the downstream sector deregulation policies and also spearheaded a wide range of health and education-related community activities.

“On behalf of my colleague board members, I’d like to say that we are very honoured to be granted this opportunity to serve not only CBOD but Mother Ghana as well.

“We hope that our work over the next 36 months will impact positively on the petroleum industry and the overall Ghanaian economy,” she said.

The CBOD serves as the advocacy, lobby and representative body of the downstream petroleum industry. It also functions as an industry research and strategy unit committed to enhancing the industry’s commercial viability and sustainability.

It is the representative body of Bulk Import, Distribution and Export Companies (BIDECs) as well as Storage Depots and other Petroleum Service Providers in the downstream petroleum industry.

CBOD operates as an active and responsible industry player partnering allied agencies for national development while coordinating and facilitating healthy cooperation and competition amongst members.

Other members of the new board for CBOD for the 2021-24 term are a Chartered Accountant with over 16 years of experience in finance and petroleum, Nana Adwoa Serwaa Kuma-Duah, a Civil Engineer with over 22 years experience in the petroleum downstream sector, Alex Amoaku, the Operations and Marketing Manager at Goenergy Company Limited, Jones-Mensah, and the Managing Director of Dominion International Petroleum Limited, Amentor Sam Aziakar.

The rest are the CEO of Maranatha Oil Services Limited, Elton Dusi, a Risk Analyst with over twelve years of experience in Oil and Gas Management, Gifty Ashiley, the Managing Director of Chase Petroleum Ghana Limited, Kingsley Sarpong, a Chemical Engineer and Project Management Professional, Michael Mensah, a qualified Accountant, Yaw Koduah-Sarpong and the Managing Director for Downstream at Sahara Energy Group, Yvette Ayele Selormey .