Accra- 25th May 2021: Vivo Energy Ghana’s Managing Director, Mr. Ben Hassan Ouattara has been adjudged the CEO of the Year for the Petroleum Sector at the 5th Ghana CEO Summit in Accra.
Mr. Ouattara was awarded for his outstanding contribution in the downstream petroleum sector and trailblazing innovations in the industry.
Under his leadership, Vivo Energy Ghana (Shell Licensee) became one of the first oil marketing companies to introduce a comprehensive automation at its retail sites to improve business efficiency and enhance customer satisfaction- a standard that has been adopted in the oil marketing industry.
Throughout the unpredictable and overwhelming tough (COVID-19) year, his leadership ensured a consistent product availability across the country, devotion to good corporate citizenship through prompt payment of taxes and levies, and adherence to the petroleum downstream industry’s ethics and standards.
During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. Ouattara ensured a resilient business eco-system by effectively and efficiently collaborating with key stakeholders including retailers, transporters, engineering and other service providers.
His strong focus on safety has ensured that the business continues to operate with ‘No Harm to People and the Environment’.
Mr. Ouattara serves on various boards including the Association of Oil Marketing Companies, Tema Tank Farm, Aviation Joint User Hydrant Installation, Road Safety Limited and Orange Corner of the Netherlands Embassy.
Mr. Ouattara is a results-oriented, self-motivated and resourceful Managing Director with a proven ability to develop and strengthen teams in order to maximise company profitability and efficiency. He is a transformational leader who empowers people to unlock their potential, inspiring them to multiply growth. He brings in first-class professionalism and an unrivalled commitment to excellence.
His key strength lies in developing winning strategies that has seen many business turnarounds over the years in various roles that he held.
About Vivo Energy:
With a vision to become Africa’s most respected energy business Vivo Energy Ghana, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants was established in 2013. The Shell brand has been in Ghana since1928.
Vivo Energy Ghana has a fuels storage capacity of 11,000m³ and 232 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores.
Vivo Energy Ghana employs 150 people. The company is recognised as a leader in the oil industry, championing and setting standards for safety.
Vivo Energy operates and markets its products in countries across North, West, East and Southern Africa. The Group has a network of over 2,300 service stations in 23 countries operating under the Shell and Engen brands and exports lubricants to a number of other African countries. Its retail offering includes fuels, lubricants, card services, shops, restaurants and other non-fuel services. It provides fuels, lubricants, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and solar energy solutions to business customers across a range of sectors including marine, mining, construction, power, transport, wholesalers and manufacturing. The Company employs around 2,700 people, has access to over 1,000,000 cubic metres of fuel storage capacity and has a joint venture, Shell and Vivo Lubricants B.V., that sources, blends, packages and supplies Shell-branded lubricants.
Vivo Energy plc has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange, and is a member of the FTSE 250 index, with a secondary inward listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
For more information about Vivo Energy, please visit www.vivoenergy.com