On Monday, August, 26, 2019, President Nana Akufo-Addo appointed a new Managing Director of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transport (BOST) Company Limited, in the person of Edwin Provencal.
Mr. Provencal’s appointment came barely 72 hours after George Mensah Okley, chief executive officer of BOST, resigned.
So who is Mr. Provencal and what do you need to know about him?
Mr. Provencal is currently the Technical Advisor to the Minister of Energy, John Peter Amewu.
He has over 15 years experience in Executive Management roles in various organizations.
As MD of Vodafone Wholesale/National Communications Backbone Company and Director of Strategy in Vodafone Ghana, the new BOST CEO led the Strategy Execution via Balanced Scorecard implementation.
That accordingly led to Vodafone leapfrogging from #3 to #2 in Revenue Market Share in the telecoms industry.
Prior to joining the Palladium fraternity, he gathered experience in the telecom industry, the Business Process Outsourcing sector where he is a founding member of Ghana Association of IT Services and companies.
Mr Provencal worked at Ghana Telecoms, K-Net, a leading internet service provider in Ghana.
As a project manager and engineer in the telecom industry, he managed over 15 projects including Wide Area Networks for Ghana Commercial Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, VALCO, Ghana Bauxite, amongst others.
Mr. Provencal holds an Mphil in Economics, an MBA in Management Information Systems, a BSc in Electrical Engineering, a post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from ACCA and is a PMP from the Project Management Institute in the US
He is also a graduate of College of Executive Coaching, US and is a Certified Balanced Scorecard practitioner.
He has strengths in Development Economics, Strategy Execution utilizing the Balanced Scorecard & Performance Management, Extensive experience Electricity & Power Distribution, ICT, ISPs, BPOs, Education, Project Management, Customer-Obsession & Relationship Management, Executive Coaching.
Sept 2011 – Founder & Managing Partner Provencal & Associates
As a Founder of a locally owned management consultancy firm, he led and built an involving business development, consultancy & training and key business support functions to deliver customer value.
December 2011 – November 2012
Consultant, Glo1 Business Solutions Globacom Ghana Ltd.
His responsibility was to build a complex organization involving sales, marketing, customer management, technology and key business support functions with responsibilities including:
Impact on the business
- Own & ensure delivery of Enterprise Business objectives & targets for P&L, FCF, CAPEX,
Leadership and Teamwork
- Member of Globacom Ghana Senior Leadership Team, inputting into overall business strategy and direction
- Provide inspirational leadership and coaching in a complex organization to deliver an aligned, motivated and
extremely successful business unit
- Directly lead and manage the Sales, Marketing and Commercial teams for the Enterprise Segment (approx 50
FTE employees) and ensure delivery against the Enterprise Segment strategy and business plan
- Lead the Enterprise Segment business
From July 2009 – Nov 2011, he was Managing Director, NCBC Limited/Vodafone Wholesale Vodafone
NCBC (National Communication Backbone Limited) is 100% owned by Vodafone Ghana.
NCBC is the wholesale arm of VF Ghana and positioned as the access provider of choice enabling the businesses of Licensed ISPs and MNOs in Ghana and the neighboring countries.
Full P&L responsibility for the wholesale subsidiary of Vodafone Ghana.
He set up from scratch the wholesale business in Vodafone – Products, Network, Channels
Also, he grew customer base by over 500% within 12months.