VIVO Energy Ghana, the marketer and distributor of Shell branded fuels and lubricants, has appointed Mr Kader Maiga, as its new Managing Director following Mr Ben Hassan Ouattara’s end of tenure.
Mr Maiga comes on board with over 20 years of experience in the energy sector, including senior management positions with Shell and Vivo Energy.
He holds a Master’s degree in Economic Science from the University of Wuppertal in Germany.
Mr Maiga’s career started in Shell as a retail manager for Guinea and Mali where he changed the face of retail business with his innovative and leadership approach to selling fuels and lubricants, progressing to become the Country Chairman for Mali.
Following the transition from Shell to Vivo Energy in 2011, Mr Maiga was appointed the MD of Vivo Energy Mali.
He subsequently became the MD for Guinea, before becoming the MD for Madagascar in 2016 and the MD for Senegal in 2019.
In each of the countries he has led, he has built very formidable businesses.
Commenting on the appointment, in a release issued in Accra yesterday, the Vivo Energy’s Executive Vice-President West Africa, Mr Franck Konan-Yahaut, said: “I would like to thank Ben Hassan for his time at Vivo Energy Ghana and I’m delighted that Kader has accepted the position as the new MD.
I know that his vast experience will be of great benefit to our business in Ghana as we continue to deliver the best product and services to our customers.”
Mr Maiga on his part said “I am excited to join such a dynamic team and look forward to building on the strong performance achieved by my predecessor.
“I am here to serve and together as a team, let us inspire one another to achieve our shared vision of creating the most respected energy business in Ghana.”
Mr Maiga is fluent in French, English and German and is married with four children.