Puma Energy appoints Yaw Osei as first Ghanaian Group MD

Puma Energy has appointed Mr Yaw Osei as its Group Managing Director for its subsidiaries in Ghana effective February 1, 2020.

Mr Osei becomes the first Ghanaian to be appointed to this top position the company.
The company announced his appointment in a statement copied to Starrfm.com.gh that his selection was in line with their philosophy to think globally and act locally.

“The selection of Henry Yaw Osei plugs into one of the many philosophies at Puma Energy to think globally and act locally. These are exciting times for the company because we hold in the highest regard our local talent, who continue to be instrumental to the rapid growth of business.

“In changing the narrative, Puma Energy as a global mid and downstream company is committed to nurturing local talent .We support and train our people well, value them and trust them to excel,” the statement said.

Mr Osei will be fully responsible for all the happenings in their over 83 retail service stations in Ghana ranging from commercial to sales activities as well as engaging with the government and regulatory bodies to ensure the smooth flow of their operations.
Mr Osei, who has many years of experience in the energy sector, held managerial positions in sales, operations, business development and commerce in other companies prior to joining Puma Energy.

He joined Puma Energy in 2017 as Deputy General Manager for Blue Ocean Investments; the Puma Supply entity and second largest bulk Distribution Company in Ghana
Mr Osei holds an MBA in Oil and Gas management from the University of Coventry, UK and a degree in Chemical Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.
Speaking on his new appointment, Mr Osei said this offer presents an opportunity for the company to write another chapter of beautiful stories in Ghana.

“Our commitment as an organization is to energise communities and this is a purpose that aligns with my personal values. Without you, our customers, stakeholders and communities at large, there is no Puma Energy. We have been given an opportunity at the start of the decade to write another beautiful chapter in the story of Ghana as we catapult Puma Energy Ghana to a new height,” he said.

About Puma Energy

Puma Energy is a leading global energy business and supplies, stores and distributes petroleum products in 48 countries across six continents. Founded in 1997, Puma Energy has its headquarters in Singapore and Geneva and regional hubs in South Africa, Puerto Rico, Australia and Estonia, and employs over 8,000 people globally.

Puma Energy has a network of 100 storage terminals, more than 3,000 retail sites, and a presence at over 80 airports. Our mission is to energise communities to help drive growth.
In Ghana, Puma Energy is the market leader in consistently serving high quality aviation fuel to airlines. It also provides affordable fuel to customers through its growing retail sites of over 80 stations. Through Blue Ocean Investments Limited, it is able to store and supply petroleum products through its storage terminals at Kotoka International Airport, Tema and Takoradi.

In terms of the shareholder structure, The UBI Group of Companies locally owns Puma Energy Distribution Ghana Limited and Blue Ocean Investments Limited, going a long way to speak to its quest to include locals in its business growth.


Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5FM

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