Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa

Having spent much of his professional career in various capacities at Volta River Authority (VRA), Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Authority.
He possesses expertise in management, strategic planning, policy formulation and evaluation, and contract negotiations among others. He was involved in the development of several multi-disciplinary power projects including the 400 MW Bui hydroelectric Power project, and the expansion of the 220MW Takoradi Thermal Power Plant by an additional 110MW, to mention, but a few.

Emmanuel is also well-versed in the development and operation of the oil & gas business including the design and evaluation of international oil & gas transactions.

He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Oil & Gas Management from the University of Dundee, UK, a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard University, USA, as well as a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Civil Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.

He is a member of several professional bodies including the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GHIE), International Hydropower Association (IHA), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN). He also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Hydro Review Worldwide, an international professional magazine on hydropower development.

Mr. Antwi-Darkwa is a recipient of many recognised awards including the 2018, ‘Energy Personality of the Year’.

In 2019, the Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management, Ghana, recognising his valuable contributions to the improvement of supply chain management and sound leadership within the engineering sector, inducted him as an Honorary Fellow.