Speaker Profile

Boakye Kyeremateng Agyarko,

Minister of Energy and Petroleum. Ghana, Ministry of Energy, Ghana

Hon. Boakye Agyarko is Ghana’s current Minister of Energy. He holds an MBA (Financial Economics) from Pace University in New York. He also holds an Advance Professional Certificate in Banking from the American Institute of Banking and B.A. (Hons) in Economics and Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon.

Boakye Agyarko has over twenty years’ working experience in the Banking sector. He worked with the Bank of New York and rose to the position of Vice president. He also worked at senior levels in various departments at the Bank including Operations Management and Analysis, Product Development, Global Network Managements, International Banking and Asset Management and the Year 200 (Y2K) Management Group. His responsibilities in these various departments and positions comprised International Trade, Finance, Loan Syndications, Asset Securitization and Structured Finance. He further worked as the principal negotiator on many transactions such as the setting up of the Bank of New York in Mexico and the acquisition of various books of business.

Boakye Agyarko was the Policy Adviser to the Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the 2016 Election and was also the national campaign manager for the NPP during the 2012 elections.

He is a member of the American Economic Association and an Associate Member of the American Institute of Bankers. From 1980 to 1984, he worked as a Junior Economist with the Management and Investment Consultants in Accra. He held several leadership positions during his youthful days while in Mfantsipim Boys School. He was the National Coordinator for the Ghana union nations Students and Youth Associations (GUNSA) from 1979 to 1980.

As the Energy Minister, Hon. Boakye Agyarko has supervisory responsibility for fifteen (15) major Sector Agencies including Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC), National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST), Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) Ghana Cylinder Manufacturing Company (GCMC), Volta River Authority (VRA), Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Northern Electricity Company (NEDCo), Bui Power Authority (BUI), Volta Aluminium Company (VALCO), Energy Commission