Ing. Justice Ohene-Akoto, a Ghana professional engineer and postgraduate researcher, has been named among the 47 new Future Energy Leaders of the FEL-100 programme by the World Energy Council.
The FEL-100 programme is one of the key ways that the World Energy Council helps build capabilities to accelerate successful energy transition. The Future Energy Leaders work side-by-side with the world’s most experienced hands, brightest minds, and biggest hearts to forge new shared understanding and sustain new and more effective cooperation in this current era of more energy and climate neutrality.
Ing. Ohene-Akoto is the only Ghanaian engineer who was selected for the FEL-100 programme.
“I am excited about this and look forward to working with colleague energy professionals across the globe in finding sustainable solutions to issues of climate change and energy challenges facing the modern society, with the overarching and interdependent objectives of humanising energy and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.”
This, however, is not the first time that he is undertaking a project with the World Energy Council. In 2018, Ing. Ohene-Akoto spearheaded the Council’s Issue Monitor for Ghana. In the same year, he represented the Ghana Member Committee of the World Energy Council at the World Energy Week Milan 2018 in Italy where he attended the Executive Assembly, African Regional Meeting and other stakeholder meetings to contribute and engage in several discussions of Global interest.
Ing. Ohene-Akoto was also a keen member of the Ghana Taskforce that historically launched the Future Energy Leaders Ghana (FEL Ghana) in 2017 at the Ghana Energy Commission and he served as the Director of Public Relations till 2018 when he became the National Vice-President.
As an industry player and a researcher in academia, he helps bridge the gap between these sectors. He served as a member of the Technical Committee for the International Conference on Advanced Computing and Innovative Technologies in Engineering (ICACITE’ 21), an IEEE international conference, and has worked on a number of research projects which has been accepted in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences.
Ing. Ohene-Akoto works as an Electrical Engineer at the Volta Aluminium Company Limited (VALCO), and also Co-Founder of Maiseville Groupe — a Ghanaian for-profit social inclusive business that seeks to develop off-grid energy solutions for the last-mile population in Africa.
He is an alumnus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), where obtained a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree. Ing. Ohene-Akoto has a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering in view at the same university. He is currently pursuing a second Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of South Wales, United Kingdom (UK). He is also an alumnus of Adisadel College.
Ing. Ohene-Akoto was adjudged Rising Star in Ghana’s Energy sector at the 2020 Ghana Energy Awards. In the same year, he emerged a Forty Under 40 Achiever at the Forty Under 40 Awards 2020.
Ing. Ohene-Akoto belongs to a number of professional affiliations which includes the International Association of Engineers (IAENG) and the Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE).
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