DR. BEN K.D. ASANTE

CEO, Ghana National Gas Company

DR. BEN K.D. ASANTE Biography

Dr. Ben Asante is a world-renowned Oil and Gas engineer with more than 30 years of experience. He has worked for major Operating Companies (Nova/TransCanada and Enron) as well as Engineering Consulting companies (Jacobs Engineering and Gulf Interstate Engineering) in Canada, US and Ghana in various technical and management roles. Dr. Asante is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana National Gas Company. He has also provided engineering services, project management, and technical support for various projects throughout the world including Abu Dhabi (UAE), Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Russia, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and USA. He has also provided consulting services to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB). Dr. Asante was hired as the Technical Director for Ghana’s First Gas Infrastructure Project, responsible for Engineering, Construction and Operations. The initial specifications for the Gas Processing Plant, Offshore Pipeline and Onshore Pipeline were provided by Dr. Asante, working as a consultant to the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) gas team. He also developed the Gas Infrastructure Master Plan for Ghana working with the Energy Commission/Ministry of Energy in 2008. He was one of only five Africans invited by the US Department of Energy to contribute to the writing of a book on Natural Gas and LNG. Dr. Asante is a product of Mfantsipim School, and holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering (KNUST, Ghana) and MSc in Chemical Engineering (University of Calgary, Canada). He also completed a joint dissertation on Multiphase Flow at Imperial College, London/University of Calgary and obtained his PhD also in Chemical Engineering. Dr Asante is a board certified Professional Engineer. He has published 15 technical papers and made over 80 technical presentations within and outside North America on Oil/Gas Infrastructure Design and Operations. Dr. Asante also taught Gas Processing and Pipeline Engineering at Imperial College, London, UK and at the School of Engineering at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science Technology (KNUST).

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