04 December - 05 December 2018
Accra, Ghana

Argus West Africa Roads

Speaker listing

Oliver Andrews
Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Africa Finance Corporation
His oversight functions include end to end origination and execution of transactions for AFC. An entrepreneurial engineer and transport economist with extensive back ground in engineering, transport and project finance. Oliver has over 30 year experience in the infrastructure sector as an infrastructure project, developer, financier and strategic adviser. He has successfu...
His oversight functions include end to end origination and execution of transactions for AFC. An entrepreneurial engineer and transport economist with extensive back ground in engineering, transport and project finance. Oliver has over 30 year experience in the infrastructure sector as an infrastructure project, developer, financier and strategic adviser. He has successfully directed numerous infrastructure deals in Africa leading project development teams providing strategic, policy, programme and commercial advice on infrastructure development issues to development financial institutions, international blue chip corporations, and Governments both in Africa and Europe
Jose Miranda
Regional Director Rest of Africa, Aurecon
José Miranda is Regional Director, Africa at Aurecon, a global engineering and infrastructure advisory company active on the African continent for eighty-six years. Aurecon is re-imagining engineering by being as diverse as it is dynamic and curious, as it is clever. He is a Professional Civil Engineer with a Master’s degree in Engineering Management, and with nearly t...
José Miranda is Regional Director, Africa at Aurecon, a global engineering and infrastructure advisory company active on the African continent for eighty-six years. Aurecon is re-imagining engineering by being as diverse as it is dynamic and curious, as it is clever. He is a Professional Civil Engineer with a Master’s degree in Engineering Management, and with nearly thirty year's work experience, José has extensive knowledge in managing diverse engineering teams in an international environment. He is also passionate about empowering citizens of countries where projects are executed. José’s multilingualism, he speaks Portuguese fluently and is proficient in French and Spanish, has been very valuable during his working years, most of which was on the African continent. His client experience not only encompasses the private sector and government, but José is fully conversant with the requirements of multilateral funding agencies such as the World Bank, European Union and African Development Bank.
Sheila Enyonam Akyea
Senior Transport (Infrastructure) Engineer, African Development Bank
Sheila is currently a Senior Transport Engineer with the African Development Bank (AfDB) where she is responsible for developing the lending pipeline for transport infrastructure in the Ghana portfolio of the AfDB’s Infrastructure, Cities, & Urban Development Department. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in International Constru...
Sheila is currently a Senior Transport Engineer with the African Development Bank (AfDB) where she is responsible for developing the lending pipeline for transport infrastructure in the Ghana portfolio of the AfDB’s Infrastructure, Cities, & Urban Development Department. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in International Construction Management and Engineering from the University of Leeds. Sheila has considerable experience as a practising engineer, including stints in some of the top Civil Engineering consultancies in Ghana. Her experience has also involved active management roles in civil engineering projects in almost every region in the country. She joined the transport department of the African Development Bank in 2013 and has worked on several Bank transport projects in Ghana involving roads, aviation and port development. Her inventory of projects include: the Fufulso-Sawla and Awoshie-Pokuase Roads and Community Development Project, Accra Urban Transport Project, the Airports Company Limited (GACL) CAPEX Program/ Abidjan - Lagos Corridor Highway and Logistics Development. She is currently involved in the preparation of the Eastern Corridor Road Project.
Joseph Ebo Hewton
Immediate Past National Chairperson, Association of Road Constructors (ASROC)
Graduated from the University of Ghana in 1978 Mr Hewton have been involved in road construction since 1975 and been part of the National Executive Committee of the Road Contractors Association since 2008. Presently the immediate pas National Chairman of the Association.
Graduated from the University of Ghana in 1978 Mr Hewton have been involved in road construction since 1975 and been part of the National Executive Committee of the Road Contractors Association since 2008. Presently the immediate pas National Chairman of the Association.
Nana Akwanuasa
Representative Ghana, Société Multinationale De Bitumes
Nana Yaw Owusu Akwanuasa ( Otumfuo Mpaboahene) graduated of Business and Industrial Management from Brighton University College of Technology, United Kingdom. With over 40 years experience in the oil industry, he held the positions of General Sales Manager at Texaco Ghana Ltd., and Marketing Manager at Shell Ghana Limited. Presently engaged in Down Stream Petroleum –...
Nana Yaw Owusu Akwanuasa ( Otumfuo Mpaboahene) graduated of Business and Industrial Management from Brighton University College of Technology, United Kingdom. With over 40 years experience in the oil industry, he held the positions of General Sales Manager at Texaco Ghana Ltd., and Marketing Manager at Shell Ghana Limited. Presently engaged in Down Stream Petroleum – providing special services to the oil marketing companies; more Specifically on Bitumen Supply Chain issues Since 1990, Agent for SMB (Société Multinationale de Bitumes) Abidjan. Bitumen suppliers to Ghana. His current designation offers him the opportunity to have close working relations with all the Oil Marketing Companies, Ghana Highway Authority, Ministry of Roads & Highways and National Petroleum Authority. He is also the Chairman National Petroleum Authority (NPA) bitumen Supply Chain Review Committee.
Rockson Kwesi Dogbegah
Executive Chairman, Berock Ventures Ltd
Mr. Rockson Kwesi Dogbegah is a Chartered Environmentalist and Construction Manager, a Strategist and holds an MBA from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB) UK; Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), UK; Fellow of the Ghana Institute of Construction (FGIOC); a Chartered Member of th...
Mr. Rockson Kwesi Dogbegah is a Chartered Environmentalist and Construction Manager, a Strategist and holds an MBA from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB) UK; Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), UK; Fellow of the Ghana Institute of Construction (FGIOC); a Chartered Member of the Society for the Environment and also a Fellow of Institute of Directors (FIoD) of Ghana. He is the President of Institute of Directors Ghana (IoD-Gh), Chairman of the Construction Sector of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI); Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Africa; President of Ghana Contractors Association Council (GCAC); and the Interim Chairman of the African Union of Construction Managers (AUCM). He is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Berock Ventures Ltd (One of the Biggest Local Construction Companies in Ghana. The company which he founded in 1993, has been commended on many occasions for efficient and timely execution of its projects. Mr. Dogbegah has been very pivotal in the development of the construction industry in Africa, as a Construction Management Expert and also an advocate for Construction Excellence. His initiatives at the forefront of construction industry development, has earned him the accolade as the “voice” of the construction industry in Ghana. Mr. Dogbegah's quest for excellence has also earned him over thirty Local and International Awards
Mike Joe Ohiani
Head Legal and Governance, The Presidency, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission
Mr. Mike Joe A. Ohiani is the Director of the PPP Resource Department where he is responsible for catalysing Public and Private expertise and resources towards the structuring and development of Federal PPP Projects that are bankable and yield value-for-money for Nigerians. The P3RD has within it a Knowledge Centre and PPP Project Delivery Units. He studied law as his fir...
Mr. Mike Joe A. Ohiani is the Director of the PPP Resource Department where he is responsible for catalysing Public and Private expertise and resources towards the structuring and development of Federal PPP Projects that are bankable and yield value-for-money for Nigerians. The P3RD has within it a Knowledge Centre and PPP Project Delivery Units. He studied law as his first and second degrees from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Edo State University Ekpoma, respectively. From 2015 – June 2016, he was the Director of the Contract Compliance Department. Between 2008 – 2015, he headed the Legal and Governance Unit of the Commission which provides informed legal advice and opinions on an on-going basis to various departments and units and also serves as the secretariat to the Governing Board. Mr. Ohiani has over twenty three years post- graduate experience. Until he joined ICRC, he was the Team Leader, Executive Unit at the Debt Management Office where he had various responsibilities including participation in bilateral negotiations and managing the projects for DFID support programmes.
Alberto Dainese
Area Manager, Iterchimica, Italy
Graduated as a mechanical engineer in 2003 at Bologna University - Italy, Alberto commenced his career in 2004 with Marini Fayat Group, an Italian firm world leader in the production of asphalt plants, road building machineries and road maintenance equipment. He achieved excellent results and he contributed to the improvement of the performances in roads and airports const...
Graduated as a mechanical engineer in 2003 at Bologna University - Italy, Alberto commenced his career in 2004 with Marini Fayat Group, an Italian firm world leader in the production of asphalt plants, road building machineries and road maintenance equipment. He achieved excellent results and he contributed to the improvement of the performances in roads and airports construction cooperating together with the main road contractors in Africa. At today his company is consultant in Africa for different worldwide leading companies in the sector of the road building construction and it collaborates with different Universities and Research Centres in order to introduce products, methods and innovative technologies for new and existent infrastructures (roads, highways and airports), maintenance (Administrations, Municipalities and Authorities) and green development (Energy savings, Environmental impact and Architectural Development).
Michael Aerts
Sales Engineer, Matest
Michael has worked in the construction industry all his life and have been involved in the supply and training on construction materials testing equipment for some 15 years. Most recently he is working with Matest Testing Equipment as a Sales Engineer based in the UK.
Michael has worked in the construction industry all his life and have been involved in the supply and training on construction materials testing equipment for some 15 years. Most recently he is working with Matest Testing Equipment as a Sales Engineer based in the UK.
James Gooder
Vice-President, Crude, Argus
James is responsible for crude oil business development at Argus. He has been with the company since 2004 and has performed several editorial roles, including editing European electricity and emissions market publications. From 2007-10, he was the editor of the daily Argus Crude report, managing a global team of reporters and developing new crude price assessments. Prio...
James is responsible for crude oil business development at Argus. He has been with the company since 2004 and has performed several editorial roles, including editing European electricity and emissions market publications. From 2007-10, he was the editor of the daily Argus Crude report, managing a global team of reporters and developing new crude price assessments. Prior to joining Argus, James worked as a teacher, speechwriter and journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English and American literature from Manchester University and a master’s degree in international journalism from City University, London.
Keyvan Hedvat
Editor, Bitumen, Argus
Keyvan joined Argus in June 2007 as part of the company’s European oil products team, reporting on naphtha, jetfuel and distillate markets before switching to coverage of the fuel oil market and subsequently vacuum gasoil. He has been reporting on European and African bitumen and asphalt markets since 2009, editing the Europe/Africa section of the weekly Argus Asphalt R...
Keyvan joined Argus in June 2007 as part of the company’s European oil products team, reporting on naphtha, jetfuel and distillate markets before switching to coverage of the fuel oil market and subsequently vacuum gasoil. He has been reporting on European and African bitumen and asphalt markets since 2009, editing the Europe/Africa section of the weekly Argus Asphalt Report, and subsequently Argus Bitumen, and helping to develop and enhance the publication. Before joining Argus, Keyvan spent 10 years as a Senior Energy Correspondent with Reuters news agency in London before it was merged to form ThomsonReuters. At Reuters, Keyvan reported on physical and swaps markets for the full spectrum of oil products, and led a team of products reporters. He previously reported on the petrochemicals and oil products markets at the London office of Dow Jones