OUR TEAM


Engineering, Finance and Legal Professionals

A cumulative of over 100 years of energy sector experience in operations, executive and management positions in various regional and global sector utilities. Our long-standing work relationships with public and private sector institutions across West Africa remain active and significantly enhances efficiency in our execution of work. We are effective at translating our technical expertise as well as knowledge of the culture of the people of the Sub-region into high-value services in the marketplace.

Jabesh Amissah-Arthur

Ing. Jabesh Amissah-Arthur is the Managing Partner and Co-founder of Arthur Energy Advisors (AEA), an energy consulting firm based in Accra-Ghana and serving the West African Sub-region.

Jabesh holds a BSc in mechanical engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA. He is a Fellow of the Ghana Institution of Engineers.

Starting his professional career in 1979, Jabesh worked with the Volta River Authority (VRA), at the time Ghana’s first power generation and transmission company. He worked as an Operations and Maintenance Engineer earlier on and then served in several senior positions; as Director of Management Information Systems, Director of Engineering, and Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Engineering and Operations).

Harriette Amissah-Arthur

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.

Joshua Ofedie

Mr. Joshua Ofedie is a Partner of AEA and brings to the firm over 30 years of power utility experience.

Prior to joining AEA, Joshua was the Chief Executive of Volta River Authority (VRA). In other senior positions he occupied, Joshua managed the finances of VRA, provided strategic direction and supervision of activities of the finance, accounts, power sales and investment departments.

He was also responsible for the mobilization of funds for projects, the management of international power exchange agreements and stakeholder relationships including governments, utilities, service providers, and lenders.

John Quarshie

Ing. John Quarshie joined AEA in 2008 as the project manager for Ghana’s US Exim funded US$350 million rural electrification project.

AEA’s role in this project covered among others, the conceptualisation and preparation of project documents for submission to the US Exim.

After approval, John led AEA’s technical team in the review of designs, recruitment and training of new staff and the supervision of field staff and contractors to ensure quality of work.

The project electrified over 2000 Ghanaian communities over a period of 5 years.

Emmanuel Sekor

Emmanuel Sekor is a lawyer with over 32 years working experience.

A significant amount of his working life has been spent working in the Energy sector in Ghana and on the African continent especially in the area power markets and infrastructure regulation.

Emmanuel worked with Ghana’s Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) for 12 years as the Director of the Bureau of Legal Services and played a significant role in the restructuring of Ghana’s power sector as well as the establishment of the new PURC.

 

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A cumulative of over 100 years of energy sector experience in operations, executive and management positions in various regional and global sector utilities. Our long-standing work relationships with public and private sector institutions across West Africa remain active and significantly enhances efficiency in our execution of work. We are effective at translating our technical expertise as well as knowledge of the culture of the people of the Sub-region into high-value services in the marketplace.

Arthur Energy Advisors provides custom solutions that situate the client, concepts, strategies & planning of your projects within the local context to facilitate acceptability and effectiveness as well as expedite the project development process and realization of goals.
Our key experts have a cumulative of over 100 years of energy sector experience in operations, executive and management positions in various regional and global sector utilities. We add value to the development process as well as utilize our long-standing relationships with energy sector stakeholders to assist your project development efforts.

Arthur Energy Advisors aspire to be Africa’s first choice professional engineering and technical advisory services firm. As such we provide high value insights, strategy and solutions to the energy sector in West Africa, informed by our local knowledge and intimate understanding of local cultures.

Emmanuel Sekor is a lawyer with over 32 years working experience. A significant amount of his working life has been spent working in the Energy sector in Ghana and on the African continent especially in the area power markets and infrastructure regulation.

Emmanuel worked with Ghana’s Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) for 12 years as the Director of the Bureau of Legal Services and played a significant role in the restructuring of Ghana’s power sector as well as the establishment of the new PURC.

In 2009, Mr. Sekor became a Partner of AEA and has continued to work on regulation and power markets. Some of the major assignments he has undertaken across the West Africa Sub-region are his contribution to the establishment of the West Africa Power Pool’s Project Implementation Entity and his review of Ghana’s Renewable Energy Bill.

Emmanuel also drafted the interconnection agreement for Cenpower’s 351MW Kpone Thermal Power Plant, Ghana’s first project-financed IPP. Many of the agreements drafted under the Cenpower project have been adopted as templates for use on successive projects in the power sector in Ghana.

Emmanuel’s expertise is in policy and legislation formulation, drafting of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and power sales agreements (PSAs), tariff regulation, implementation and monitoring of loan and project agreements.

Mr. Sekor holds a Masters of Law in Natural Resources and Environmental Law and Policy from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Law and Barrister-at-Law from the University of Ghana and Ghana Law School respectively.

Ing. John Quarshie joined AEA in 2008 as the project manager for Ghana’s US Exim funded US$350 million rural electrification project. AEA’s role in this project covered among others, the conceptualization and preparation of project documents for submission to the US Exim. After approval, John led AEA’s technical team in the review of designs, recruitment and training of new staff and the supervision of field staff and contractors to ensure quality of work. The project electrified over 2000 Ghanaian communities over a period of 5 years.

John was a member of a team that successfully conceptualized and developed projects and funding applications for ECOWAS member states for submission to the ACP-EU Energy Facility. He was also a member of the team that undertook the review of Ghana’s 30-years National Electrification Scheme (NES) and developed a master plan covering the remaining 10years for the achievement of universal access.

John’s 35 plus years of experience as a distribution systems engineer includes power system operations and maintenance management as well as leading work teams in the execution of power projects.

He undertook a distribution network upgrade and reinforcement studies for the Ghana Electricity Development and Enhancement Project (GEDAP), a World Bank project. John Quarshie was appointed an Associate Partner in 2018.

Prior to joining AEA, Ing Quarshie worked with the Volta River Authority’s (VRA) Northern Electricity Distribution Company where he supervised many energy and electrification projects as well as managed the operations of the transmission and distribution systems in Northern Ghana for many years. He also supervised the operation and maintenance of the Ghana-Burkina Faso cross-border supply interconnection.

John Quarshie holds an MSc in Electrical Power and Control from the Nottingham University, England, a Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Southall College of Technology, London and a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

Mr. Joshua Ofedie is a Partner of AEA and brings to the firm over 30 years of power utility experience.

Prior to joining AEA, Joshua was the Chief Executive of Volta River Authority (VRA). In other senior positions he occupied, Joshua managed the finances of VRA, provided strategic direction and supervision of activities of the finance, accounts, power sales and investment departments. He was also responsible for the mobilization of funds for projects, the management of international power exchange agreements and stakeholder relationships including governments, utilities, service providers, and lenders. Joshua was the financial lead for the mobilisation of US$ 300 million for Ghana’s first thermal power plant, before then, all of Ghana’s power generation had been from hydro sources.

After leaving VRA, Joshua joined KRON Finance and Investment firm as the Executive Director during which period he worked on a number of power projects for the World Bank and West African Power Pool (WAPP).

Joshua’s expertise is in financial management and modelling, project optimization studies, financial and economic appraisal of projects, as well as tariff formulation and negotiation of power purchase agreements.

Mr. Joshua Ofedie holds an MPA Public Finance/Macroeconomics from Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA; an MBA in Corporate Finance and Business Administration from University of Ghana, Legon and a B.Sc. (Hons) Statistics with Mathematics also from University of Ghana, Legon.

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.

Ing. Jabesh Amissah-Arthur is the Managing Partner and Co-founder of Arthur Energy Advisors (AEA), an energy consulting firm based in Accra-Ghana and serving the West African Sub-region.

Jabesh holds a BSc in mechanical engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA. He is a Fellow of the Ghana Institution of Engineers.

Starting his professional career in 1979, Jabesh worked with the Volta River Authority (VRA), at the time Ghana’s first power generation and transmission company. He worked as an Operations and Maintenance Engineer earlier on and then served in several senior positions; as Director of Management Information Systems, Director of Engineering, and Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Engineering and Operations).

By 2004, Jabesh had entered into private consultancy practice as the first full-time Partner of Arthur Energy Advisors; putting his skills and experience at the service of the Sub-region. He committed to leading the provision of indigenous professional insights and perspectives to the energy space, a service he successfully continues to provide.

Ing Amissah-Arthur took up a full-time assignment as the Chief Executive Officer of the Bui Power Authority in 2009. His responsibility was to oversee the execution of the US$700million, 400MW hydroelectric project as well as put in place systems and structures for the smooth administration of the Authority as well as commence operations of the Power Plant. The construction and initial operation of the project was successfully completed in December 2016. He then returned to private consultancy practice in 2017.

Jabesh’s areas of expertise cover power plant operations, utility management, strategic planning and policy analysis, project definition, appraisal and development, tender adjudication and bid evaluation, contract administration and project management, advanced computer skills in operational modelling and forecasting.

Jabesh is a negotiations expert. He has taught corporate, executive and graduate level negotiations. He has also provided technical backroom support as well as led negotiation teams on major national and institutional level undertakings, a skill he continues to offer to AEA’s clients.