Ghana Oil Company
Hon. Peter Kwamena Essilfie Bartels has served as Non-Executive Chairman of Ghana Oil Company Limited since May 18, 2017. He attended Nungua Secondary School where he obtained his GCE Ordinary Level Certificate and Mfantsipim School in Cape Coast for his Advance Level Certificate. He proceeded to the University of Ghana where he graduated with an LLB (Honors) degree and hence to the Ghana School of Law for his BL degree in 1974. He was called to the Bar in 1974. He haa Post-Graduate Certificate in Personnel Administration from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration and Post-Graduate Certificate in University Administration from University of Ife in Nigeria. He entered Parliament in 1997 as a Member of Parliament for the Ablekuma North Constituency. He reelected in 2001 and 2004. He held several Ministerial positions in Ghana including: Minister of the Interior – Aug. 2007 – May 2008; Minister for Information and National Orientation – May 2006 – Aug. 2007; Minister for Private Sector Development & the President’s Special Initiative – 2002-2005; Acting Minister of Tourism – May 2002 – April 2003 · Minister of Works and Housing – February 2001. He also has the following work experience: Principal Assistant Registrar and Principal Lecturer in Law at the Anambra State Polytechnic, Oko from 1982 – 1984. Assistant Registrar in charge of Personnel and Staff Training Programs and later Students Affairs from 1974 – 1977. He also served as Secretary to Five Statutory Committees. He served as the Export/Personnel Manager and later as Corporation Secretary (Ghana Food Distribution) with additional responsibility as Public Relations Office and a part-time Lecturer in Commercial Law at the Accra Polytechnic between 1973 and 1974. Administrative Secretary at Ghana Food Distribution Corporation (Task Force) from 1971 – 1972.
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