Ing. Harriette Amissah-Arthur is the Executive Partner and Co-founder of Arthur Energy Advisors (AEA), with over 30 years of energy sector experience in public, private and development sectors. Her expertise include, project conceptualization and development, technical and organizational troubleshooting and redress, energy enterprise and rural energy development, and power system operations.
For nearly 20 years, Harriette worked in various strategic and senior positions within the generation, transmission and design functions of the Volta River Authority (VRA). She served as the systems maintenance engineer for both generation and transmission departments for several years.
Harriette joined the Kumasi Institute of Technology, Energy and Environment (KITE) in 2001 as the senior projects manager in charge of the United Nations funded African Renewable Energy Enterprise Development (AREED) program. Under her leadership 14 energy businesses were successfully established.
As the Director of KITE from 2004 – 2009, she partnered with a number of national and international organisations to design, fundraise and implement projects in Ghana and the ECOWAS Sub-region including Ghana’s first energy for poverty reduction action plan, complete with 8 fully prepared project documents. She also led Ghana’s team in the preparation of West Africa’s first white paper on energy access.
In 2009, Harriette was appointed Executive Partner of AEA and has since led various teams to work on a number of major projects for both private and public sector clients notable amongst them are Cenpower’s 351MW Kpone Thermal Power Plant (Ghana’s first project-financed Independent Power Producer (IPP)) as well as the conceptualization, development and implementation of the US$350 million Exim Bank funded rural electrification project which provided electricity to over 2000 communities in Ghana.
Harriette Amissah-Arthur holds a BSc (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Ghana, Legon.