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  1. 1. PROFILEDR. JOSEPH K. D. ANNAN Phone: i) Cell: 00 233 244 317182 ii) Cell: 00 233 541 719555 Phone: i) Cell: 00 233 244 317182 ii) Cell: 00 233 541 719555 e-mail: i) e-mail: ii) i) ii) iii) iii) Website: www.jkdnannaconsult.comWebsite: July, 2011 1
  2. 2. Key My competencies regarding the following:- • i) Managerial; ii) Generic; iii) Technical & Functional;Competencies are advanced. The essential categories are:- 1. Knowledge of the context of a multi-cultural working environment. • Human Rights; Gender; Environment; Results-Based Management (RBM); Policy level of work; • Institutional level of work; Strategic and Global level of work. 2. Technical and professional skills. • Planning for Influential Evaluations; Evaluation Design; Data Analysis; Reporting; • Follow-up on Recommendations; Best Practices; Lessons Learned; • Dissemination and Outreach; Education (Research, Analysis, and Evaluation). 3. Inter-personal skills. • Communication Skills (written and oral); Cultural Sensitivity; Negotiation; Facilitation; • Analytic Skills. 4. Personal attributes. • Ethics; Judgement; Work Experience (Research and Evaluation); Commitment; Confidentiality; • Transparency and Fairness; Patience and Perseverance. 5. Management skills. • Strategic Thinking and Scenario-building; Analysis, Problem-solving and Decision making; • Planning and Organizing; Change Management; Managing Small Groups; • Managing Large Organizational Groups; Team Leadership; Information Management; • Innovation and Creativity; Mediation and Negotiation; Mentoring and Coaching; • Managing Evaluation Projects; Facilitation and Group Moderation; • Presentation and Public Speaking; Interviewing; Resource Management. Core • Extensive work experience. • Evaluation design and methodologies.Competencies • Data collection and analysis techniques and approaches. • Compelling Report-writing for maximum impact. • Strategic Thinking and Scenario-building; Analysis, Problem-solving and Decision making; Planning and Organizing; Project Management and Technical Auditing. • High level of integrity and honesty. Name Dr. Joseph K. D. Annan Languages • English – Fluent in speaking, writing, and reading. • French – Proficient in speaking, writing, and reading. Record of Employment January 2011 To Present Ghana Standards Board, Accra, Ghana Status Project Co-ordinator Responsibilities include the following:- 1. Preparation of Project Charters for each of Ghana Standard Boards projects. 2. Overseeing the Project Charters and Project Planning Documents created for the projects. 3. Project Planning, execution and managing the projects. 4. Setting standards and policies for the projects. 5. Establishing and communicating the project procedures to the Project Management Team and stakeholders. 6. Identifying activities and tasks, resource requirements, project costs, project requirements, performance measures/metrics. 7. Communication and documentation plan to keep stakeholders, the Project Sponsor, the Project Management Team, and all interested parties informed. 2
  3. 3. June 2004to Present JKD NANNA CONSULT, Accra, Ghana.Status: Chief Executive Officer / Chief ConsultantExtensive and widespread expertise in the extractive, metallurgical, andprocess industries in the mining and manufacturing sectors.Consultancy service includes:- Initiating and Developing Business Plans; Conducting Feasibility Studies for Industries; Technical audits of projects, and process plant operations; Strategic management; Process Plant safety, risk management and environmental issues including environmental impact assessments of large and medium scale operations; preliminary environmental reviews of proposed projects; Process Plant troubleshooting and optimization; Technical feasibility investigations, implementation, and evaluation; Process Plant design; Plant start-up preparation and commissioning; Energy generation, energy efficiency, and related issues; Other miscellaneous activities.March 1991to June 2004 Ferro Fabrik Limited, Tema, Ghana. Status: Director • Responsible for technical feasibility investigations, implementation and evaluation with the Electricity Corporation of Ghana (ECG) for the upgrading of electricity supply for the company’s expansion programme in the early 1990’s. • Implemented the design of a new steel Melting Plant, beginning with soil analysis, excavation works, construction works, installation of equipment, trial runs and commissioning of the Plant (in 1993). • Training of personnel (workforce increased from 50 to 500). • Monitoring and evaluation of all aspects of production activities. • Involved with production optimization measures and energy efficiency activities. • Advised on environmental management, pollution issues, key technical activities, and government policy matters. • Other miscellaneous issues.August 1987to March 1991 GIHOC Steelworks Company Limited, Tema, Ghana.Status: General Manager • Responsible for the Strategic Planning of company objectives; • Responsible for the resources, operational and profitability objectives of the company; • Responsible for instilling new work ethics in the entire workforce and the spearheading of improvements in productivity, such as :- i) Being professionally committed and responsible; ii) Ensuring the good maintenance and housekeeping of the company’s facilities; iii) Enforcing good operating management, and good management accounting; iv) Enforcing environmental, health and safety regulations; v) Enforcing quality assurance checks and controls to ensure the consistent production of good quality products; vi) Designing and enforcing innovative Marketing and Sales Management techniques; vii) Ensuring total commitment to the success of the company’s operations and future endeavours. 3
  4. 4. • Also involved with initial preparations for the divestiture of the company. • Other miscellaneous assignments.I was featured in a documentary film on Ghana’s economic recoveryprogramme by the British Broadcasting Corporation Television, London(United Kingdom).It was “The Money Programme”, on Sunday, 19th April, 1989, producedby Jenny Rathbone, in conjunction with Nicholas Brady on the theme‘The Debt Initiative’.[Ref (1989): British Broadcasting Corporation Television Centre Wood Lane London W12 7RJ United Kingdom.]December 1987to June 1988 Tema Food Complex Corporation, Tema, Ghana.Status: Acting Managing DirectorGiven the assignment of evaluating the technical and operational feasibility of thisfood complex facility, which comprised the following:- flour mill, fish cannery,feed mill (for poultry, etc.), oil mill, and cold storage facilities. A turnaround ofthe operations was achieved within six months and an effective restructuringexercise was instituted and this served as a basis for a major rehabilitationproject to begin eventually. I also served as a Board member from September,1987, to January, 1995.April 1987to March 1988 Saltpond Ceramics Company Limited, Saltpond, Ghana.Status: Chairman (Task Force)Turned around this ceramics company by carrying out a technical evaluation ofthe operations.January 1987to March 1987 Ghana Industrial Holding Corporation, Accra, Ghana.Status: Group Research and Development ManagerMade technical assessments and audits of the activities of the companies underthe ambit of GIHOC.March 1986to December 1986 Private Consulting Work, Accra, Ghana. Status: Industrial ConsultantConducted a survey and audits of various industrial establishments for thegovernment.July 1985 4
  5. 5. to February 1986 Private Consulting Work, Lome, Togo.Status: ConsultantAssisted the company with technical audits and evaluation of the efficienciesregarding the production of various plastic products such as:- plastic films, plasticutensils/buckets, PVC pipes. Enabled the company to recycle waste materials intofinished products. Output of the company increased more than threefold.July 1982to July 1985 Ghana National Manganese Corporation Nsuta-Wassaw, Western Region, Ghana.Status: Deputy Processing Manager & Processing ManagerOrganized the start-up of a Washing Plant that had been mothballed. Was alsoinvolved with start-up preparations and a technical evaluation of a newmanganese nodulizing plant. Was responsible for the technical processing of allgrades of ores delivered from the mines for transportation by rail and shipment.Was responsible for ensuring the effectiveness and the environmental andpollution control activities of all the processing plants.September 1981to December 1981 University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom.Status: Visiting Member of StaffCarried out academic and research work for the Department of Process andChemical Engineering. The research work involved the technical investigation andevaluation of a three-dimensional particulate electrode system for theelectrodeposition of manganese.October 1978to August 1981 University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom.Status: PhD Research StudentUndertook a PhD specialization research programme in ElectrochemicalEngineering. The research work involved the cell-design for the technicalinvestigation and evaluation of the electrodeposition of manganese metal in afluidized bed electrolytic cell.September 1977to August 1978 Ghana National Manganese Corporation Nsuta-Wassaw, Western Region, Ghana.Status: Chemical EngineerWas the companys Site Representative during the technical projectimplementation of a New Crushing and Screening Plant. Monitored andcoordinated all activities relating to:- soil tests, excavations, site surveys,foundation works, equipment transportation to the site, equipment installation,health and safety, and environmental management.Was also involved in technical feasibility assignments relating to a ProposedNodulizing Plant Project.August 1976 5
  6. 6. to July 1977 Ghana National Manganese Corporation Nsuta-Wassaw, Western Region, Ghana. Status: Assistant Mineral Engineer Familiarized myself with all aspects of the mining operations and the ore processing, environmental management and pollution control operations; Attached to the Processing plants where the various types and grades of ores are processed.Relevant Consultancies • Project Advisor to KPMG (GHANA) for their Project on: “A Due Diligence Review of Messrs Zina Company Limited on behalf Of Ghana Libyan-Arab Holding Company Limited.” The Scope of Work entailed the following: 1. Assisting in validating Messrs. Zina’s concession; 2. Assisting in the identification of the type of stone deposits in the prospective quarry site; 3. Assisting in identifying the technical requirements for the operations; 4. Assisting in the assessment of any environmental impact issues. Period: 2009 (October 2) to 2009 (November 24). • Project Advisor to KPMG (GHANA) for their Project on: “Study of the Economic Viability of Proposed Quarry Activities for Ghana Libyan-Arab Holding Company Limited (GLAHCO).” The Scope of Work entailed: 1. Assisting in the identification of possible quarry sites, preferably within the Western Region and the Central Region of Ghana; 2. Assisting in the identification of equipment requirement and other infrastructure, and their associated costs; 3. Assisting in identifying the kind of staff required and the associated expenses; and 4. Assisting in the estimation of the operational costs of running a successful quarry project. Period: 2009 (March 2) to 2009 (April 6) • Local Consultant of the Academy for Educational Development (AED), USA, evaluation team that conducted an independent, mid-term evaluation for USAID (the United States Agency for International Development) of the progress the University of Texas’’ Centre for Energy Economics (UT/CEE) had made with the Smart Development Initiative (SDI) Energy Governance Program in Ghana during the period March 2004 to October 2006. Assignment involved:- 1. Contacting and interviewing key personnel ; 2. Review of background information on the project; 3. Follow-up contacts for web-based survey; 4. Assisting with developing a list of stakeholders to interview about the program, and arranging a focus group and stakeholder meeting 5. Conducting background research for the team on the energy sector and local contacts (in Ghana); 6. Participating in the evaluation project as a team member. Period: 2007 (February 12th) to 2008 (January 31st).  Performed an inspection, evaluation, and assessment of equipment in 6
  7. 7. the various operating plants of Wahome Steel Limited (Tema, Ghana) Period: 2005 (August 4th to September 19th).  Involved with the co-ordination, monitoring, and assessment of mining and production activities in a quarry operation. Period: 2005 (February 15th to April 15th). • Member and Group Leader of a Review Committee that reviewed the “Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report – Ghana Final Draft” on the West African Gas Pipeline Project. Period: 2004 (March - April). • Chairman of Panel of the Public Hearings of the “Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report on the West African Gas Gas Pipeline Project, during the dates indicated:- i) Tuesday, 2nd March, 2004, - Takoradi (GHANA). ii) Thursday, 4th March, 2004, - Tema (GHANA). iii) Tuesday, 9th March, 2004, - Accra (GHANA). Period: 2004 (2nd to 9th March).  Involved with the Risk Assessment of the Operations of the Cement Plant of GHACEM Limited (Tema, Ghana). Period: 2002(March 20th to March 21st). • Expert Member of a Core Group on Industries and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), a UNIDO/EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Regional Project. Period: 2001 (March) To 2003. • As a Consultant to UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), I was involved with the compilation, editing, and completion of the Final Report on UNIDO Project YA/RAF/01/405 “Developing National Capacity to Implement Industrial Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Project in a Selected Number of Countries in Africa: Preparatory Assistance.” Period: 2001 (November 21st to December 31st). • Responsible for the co-ordination, assessment, and selection of key industries for a proposed Ghana Industries Power Project (GIPP) on behalf of the Minergy Group (A group of Mining and Industrial Companies). Also involved in various negotiations leading to a Government Consents and Support Agreement (GCSA) of 23rd March, 1998, for a 220 MW combined cycle Thermal Power Plant. Period: 1998 (February) to 1999 (February).Personal Details • Address: 7
  8. 8. P. O. Box CT 5277 Cantonments Accra Ghana (West Africa) • Phone: i) Cell: 00 233 244 317182 Cell: 00 233 541 719555 • e-mail: i) ii) iii) • PROFESSION : Chemical Engineer • SPECIALIZATION : Electrochemical EngineeringEDUCATION COURSE OF STUDY NAME OF INSTITUTION DATE RESULTPost-Graduate course in The University of Newcastle-Upon- October, PhD-Electrochemical Electrochemical Tyne, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, 1978 to Engineering Degree Engineering. ENGLAND. August, 1981.Under-Graduate course in Kwame Nkrumah University of October BSc-Chemical Chemical Engineering Science and Technology, Kumasi, 1972 to Engineering Degree GHANA. June, 1976. Secondary Education Adisadel College, Cape Coast, September, ‘O’-Level Certificate GHANA. 1965 to (1970), and ‘A’-Level June, 1972. Certificate (1972).Additional Information 8
  9. 9. • Fellow, Ghana Institution of Engineers.• Part-time Lecturer, School of Engineering Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana.• Assessor, Journal of the University of Science and Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.• Member, Certification Mark Committee, Ghana Standards Board, Ghana.• Award Winner, International Standards Day, at the Accra International Centre, Accra, Ghana, on Tuesday, 21st October, 2008.• Member, Board of Directors, Ghana Cylinder Manufacturing Company, Accra, GHANA. (Period: June, 2009 to Date)• Chairman, National Technical Committee for Oil and Natural Gas, (Ghana Standards Board), GHANA. (Period: 12th January, 2010 to Date)• Member, National Technical Committee on Telecommunication and ICT Systems, (Ghana Standards Board), GHANA. (Period: July, 2010 to Date) 9