Elliot Mawuli OkudzetoChief Executive Officer
Elliot Mawuli Okudzeto
Chief Executive Officer
Elliot brings to the board of Allied, sixteen (16) years of industry experience in the areas of Operations, Business Development and Strategic Management.
He drives the overall corporate strategic objectives of the organisation towards the achievement of long term profitability.
Elliot has risen through the corporate ranks of the organization to become its Chief Executive Officer since 2014. He started his career as an Operations Assistant in 2001. By 2006 he was tasked by the Board to set up and head the Business Development Department; a position he excelled at par excellence. By dint of outstanding performance Elliot was promoted in 2011 to the position of Chief Operating Officer.
Elliot is an alumnus of the prestigious Durham Business School and holds an MBA Degree. He also holds a certificate in E- Business Management from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts Degree (History &Law) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana. Also included in his academic profile are certificates in:
- International Oil Trading 2008 – The Petroleum Economist Energy Training – London
- International Oil Trading 2010 – CITAC, Ghana
- Executive Management & Leadership Development Program 2011 – Jeff & Obrien Training International, Dubai – UAE
- Investment Management Programme 2016 – The Academic Union Training Centre – Oxford
- Outstanding leadership 2018 – IIGD, Ghana- South Africa & Outstanding Leadership Forum
- Corporate Governance & Director Duties Excellence 2019 – Synnex - South Africa
Richard Abeam-DansoMarketing Manager
As Marketing Manager responsible for our entire range of products (white oils, lubricants and specialty oils), Richard brings a wealth of industry experience to Allied. His career spans working at Mobil as a Sales Engineer, Business Performance Analyst and Business Coordinator for Lubes. He later moved to Dannex Ltd as the Sales and Distribution Manager.
Richard was recruited in 2006 as a Lubes Engineer. He excelled at this position. He was instrumental in brokering Allied’s current lubricant distributorship deal with Mobil Nigeria. His fortitude to maintain a sustainable and profitable portfolio has improved overall client default rates. In 2011 Richard was promoted to head the Marketing Department.
Richard currently holds an MBA from GIMPA having acquired his first degree in Mechanical Engineering from KNUST.
Kassim SulemanOperations Manager
Kassim Suleman is a versatile construction professional with over ten years of extensive working experience in the construction industry.
Before joining Allied Oil in 2015, he had worked with a number of construction and consultancy firms in various capacities. Notable among the organizations he worked with are Antartic Contract Works Limited as Project Supervisor, Architectural and Engineering Services Limited (AESL) as Engineering Technician, Procurement and Project Management Consultancy Limited (PPMC) as Project Manager, and Tacoa Construction Limited also as Project Manager.
He holds Bsc in Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and HND in Building Technology from Kumasi Polytechnic.
His areas of expertise include Quantity Surveying, Project Management, Contract Administration, Architectural and Engineering Drawings. He is very proficient in handling various Engineering software such as AutoCAD, 3Ds Max, Ms Project, Excel, Photoshop among others.
Kwame OppongFinance Manager
Kwame brings more than 15 years of financial operations and management excellence to Allied Oil Company. For almost four years, he was the Group Finance Manager of a pioneer upstream oil and gas logistics support company, guiding the company on improving financial performance, increasing cash flow, and ensuring full legal and regulatory compliance, while inspiring teams and influencing growth through strategic injection of capital from financial institutions, and prudent financial policing processes.
Kwame has also been involved with high profile companies, holding different positions in diverse industries in the West African sub-region. Prior to establishing a long term career in the oil and gas industry, he was a Project Controller of a $60m green building office and retail project in Ghana and $200m office project in Nigeria under a UK based private equity firm, Actis, where he was instrumental in undertaking project feasibility, financing and underwriting as well as managing cost and controls.
He worked as a Finance Manager of a mining support plant hire company, and he expanded the company’s asset based to $25m through strategic capital raising strategies and instituting strong internal control systems that delivered cost savings. Kwame has assisted in raising $53m Euro as debt and other capital structuring projects in a number of companies in Ghana.
He is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and holds an MBA in Financial Services from the University of East London in the UK.
His core focus at Allied oil is to;
- Improved and enhanced corporate portfolio management and capital allocation.
- Establish a fluid investor relationship with stakeholders.
- Ensure proficient financial reporting, treasury management and audit
Makafui KwadzokpoIT Manager
Makafui is a reliable, highly motivated individual with 10+ years of hands-on experience in the IT field. Solid technical skills primarily in PC, server, LAN, WAN, Information Systems Security and End-User support on Windows and Linux OS based systems. Experienced in PC and server setup, configuration, repair and troubleshooting. Experienced in the installation and setup of most standard business and office software titles. Team management and administrative skills in asset/inventory management, process and procedure development and documentation. Strong customer service and project management skills.
Makafui rose through the ranks to be the IT Manager in 2016, joined Allied in 2014 as Network Operating Centre Administrator, with his attitude and working exuberance, management promoted him to Deputy Business Development and IT Manager in 2015.
At Allied, Makafui was the team leader in the successful implementation and maintenance of Allied+ fuel card solution to be a major product of Allied
Prior to his employment at Allied, Makafui was Network Operating Centre Administrator at CoreNett, Head, Systems Administrator at TF Financial Services, System Administrator at Birth and Death Registry, Head Office, Accra and at Barclays Bank Ghana as a Direct Sales Personnel.
Makafui holds an MBA in Technology Management from Assam Don Bosco University, Assam-India.
Also included are some professional certificates
- MSc in Industrial Mathematics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi - Ghana
- BSc in Mathematics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi - Ghana
- MCPS: Microsoft Certified Professional, Microsoft
- MCTS: Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Microsoft
Prosper FialeseshieInternal Control Manager
Internal Control Manager
Prosper Fialeseshie is a qualified chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant (Ghana) with over 10 years proven experience in finance, audit, accounting, treasury and risk management in the Oil and Gas industry.
He spent the last eight years in various capacity at Allied Oil Company limited and by dint of hard work, experience and perseverance rose to the position of Head of Internal Control Department.
Prior to this position, he served as a Deputy Finance Manager where he was instrumental in the transformation of the sales order processes from manual to an all-inclusive automated system commencing from raising of requisitions through placing of orders to invoicing and instituting controls on receivables.
Prosper managed the entire receivable section of the finance department, a function he performed exemplary.
He was also the deputy Internal Control Manager of Allied Oil Company Limited and as part of the team played a pivotal role in ensuring timely and accurate completion of audit plan, recommended and reviewed policies and procedures in order to improve operations as well as internal controls.
Apart from being a Certified Chartered Accountant (ICA, GH) in good standing,
Mr. Fialeseshie also holds;
- MSc in Accounting and Finance, University of Ghana, Legon.
- Bachelor of Commerce (B.COM), University of Cape Coast.
- Chartered Diploma in Forensic Auditing, Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana.
- Chartered Diploma in Treasury and Risk Management, Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana.
- Specialist Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management, Enterprise Risk Management Institute (ERMI)
Flora Woanyah-Vodzi (Mrs)Human Resource Manager
Flora Woanyah-Vodzi (Mrs)
Human Resource Manager
Mrs. Flora Woanyah-Vodzi joined the Allied Oil Company 23 years ago, as a Front Desk Executive on February, 1 1999. She has since risen through the ranks of Administrative Secretary, Administrative / Deputy Human Resource Manager and currently the Human Resource Manager.
She has unique competencies for corporate leadership and human relations. The tell-tale of her growth in Allied Oil Company is attributed to her selfless dedication, result-oriented style, time consciousness, focus to duty and outstanding performance.
Flora currently holds Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Strategic Management from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Her first degree was Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Management Studies from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. She also has Higher National Diploma (HND) Certificate in Secretaryship and Management Studies from Ho Technical University (formerly Ho Polytechnic), Ho.
She is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Human Resource Management (CIHRM), Ghana.
Flora attended many tailored-made short courses relating to effective Human Resources Management at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), Management Development & Productivity Institute (MDPI) and Chartered Institute of Human Resource Management (CIHRM) among others.
Flora has high appetite for knowledge and application of new ideas to transform organization’s human resource alignment towards timely goal achievement. She is a great team player.