Dr Kofi Koduah Sarpong

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Dr. Kofi Koduah Sarpong - CEO, GNPC

  1. Bio-Information

Dr. Kofi Koduah Sarpong is a Ghanaian by birth born on 10th September, 1954 and hails from Beposo near Nsuta in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Dr. Sarpong is married with adult children.

  1. Education

He began his primary education at Beposo in his hometown.  He then proceeded to the SDA Secondary School, Bekwai Ashanti from 1968 to 1973 and later to Sekondi College from 1973 to 1975 for his GCE ‘O’ Level and GCE ‘A’ Level respectively.  Thereafter, Dr. Sarpong attended the University of Ghana where he obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration (MBA).  He was also awarded a Master of Arts (MA) in Ministry from the Trinity Theological Seminary (Legon), a Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) in International Accounting and Multinational Financial Management from the University of Glasgow (Scotland), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Industrial & Business Studies from University of Warwick (England).  Dr. Sarpong qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CA Ghana) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) nearly four (4) decades ago.

  • Scholarships and Awards

Dr. Sarpong is a recipient of academic scholarships and awards including World Bank scholar (1990-1991), Commonwealth Scholar (1987-1990), University of Glasgow Graduate Scholar (1990) and the Amegashie Prize in Accounting (University of Ghana -1978).  He is also a recipient of Doctor of Letters (D.Litt., Honoris Causa) and Doctor of Science (D.Sc. Honoris Causa) degrees from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and University of Mines, Tarkwa respectively.  He was awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Public Service by the Africa Public Sector Conference & Awards.  In September 2020, he was appointed National Ambassador for Vocational and Technical Training by the Koforidua Technical University.

  1. Work Experience

Dr. Sarpong has been in executive management for nearly thirty-five (35) years.  He was Chief Accountant and General Manager, Ghana Food Distribution Corporation (1983-1990), Deputy Managing Director, Produce Buying Company Limited (1990-1994), Deputy Chief Executive, Ghana Cocoa Board (1994-1998), Head of Administrative & Financial Services Division, International Cocoa Organisation London (1999-2003), Deputy Managing Director and Managing Director, Tema Oil Refinery (2003-2009), Executive Chairman, Kumasi Asante Kotoko Football Club (2010-2013), Group Chief Executive, Global Haulage Group Limited (2014-2016). Since January 2017, Dr. Sarpong has served as Chief Executive of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC).  A result-oriented person, Dr. Sarpong carried out relevant initiatives in the organisations mentioned above to turn around their fortunes.

  1. Board Experience

Dr. Sarpong has had an extensive Board exposure in twenty-six (26) organisations spanning financial services, transportation, manufacturing, commerce, mining, energy, education, NGOs and sports.  Notable among these organisations are Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Global Haulage Group, The Royal Bank, Tema Oil Refinery, Kumasi Asante Kotoko Football Club, Ghana Cocoa Board, Produce Buying Company Limited, State Gold Mining Corporation, Ghana Food Distribution Corporation, State Insurance Company, Imperial General Assurance, Ghana Commercial Bank, Sahel Bank, Merchant Bank (now UMB Bank), Aluworks, Action Aid, Café Direct (UK) and Institute of Charted Accountants, Ghana.  He was recently appointed Chairman of the Advisory Board of the New Petroleum Producers Group for a two-year term.

  1. Community Service

Dr. Sarpong is very much concerned about service to community and humanity in general. He devotes his own resources to educate persons who show academic promise and assist persons with disabilities. His favorite charity is the Physically Challenged Action Foundation at Offinso in the Ashanti Region. Wherever Dr. Sarpong has worked, his pursuit of service to humanity has reflected in the delivery of Corporate Social Responsibility of the respective organisation.