Seventeen selected mid-career managers at Tullow Oil Ghana Limited are building their leadership skills in the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) Advanced Management Programme (AMP). The 18-month programme has been tailor-made to fit the needs of Tullow Ghana limited, one of the leading oil and gas production companies in Ghana. The CEIBS (AMP) provides the Tullow employees a chance to step back from their daily professional demands while reflecting on the challenges facing the organisation.
The programme being delivered by the world-renowned faculty of CEIBS and experienced business leaders will equip the company’s mid-career managers with a learning experience that explores the best management practices plus latest strategies aimed at maintaining competitive advantage and ensuring long-term growth. All aspects of the CEIBS programme are geared at improving general management competence and enhancing the leadership skills of the participants.
The programme began in January, 2017, and Tullow participants include department heads and other managers in decision-making positions. The curriculum will focus on knowledge in general management perspectives, systematic management knowledge, frameworks for strategic thinking and hands-on management tools.
The Executive Director of the CEIBS Accra Campus, Professor Mathew Tsamenyi, said he believes that the Tullow-CEIBS partnership presents a unique opportunity for the school to further hone its global breadth mission.
“As a world-class business school, CEIBS is always looking for opportunities to work with leading companies around the world,” said Prof. Tsamenyi.
“We are proud to be working with Tullow, a forerunner and leader in the oil and gas industry in Ghana, to build the capabilities of their managers to better deal with some of the management challenges they are facing.”
The Human Resource, Facilities and Administrative Director of Tullow Oil Ghana Limited, Mrs Irene Asare, explained that Tullow made a strategic decision in choosing CEIBS to help it build the managerial capacity of its mid-career Ghanaian professionals.
“As a pioneer and leading player in the upstream oil and gas industry in Ghana, Tullow seeks to provide its employees with world-class training and personal development opportunities,” she said.
“This is why we have partnered with CEIBS to provide our mid-career managers with top-notch tailored leadership education. With its reputation as a leading global business school and with the numerous quality programmes it has delivered to some of the world’s largest corporations and brands, we are sure that we have made the right decision in choosing CEIBS.”
A programme participant and Technical Services & Planning Manager at Tullow Oil Ghana Limited, Mr Philip Amoah, hailed the partnership and said he is confident of deriving tangible benefits from it.
“The CEIBS Advanced Management Programme has been very beneficial to me in business discussions and decisions,” he said.
“The first two modules of the programme on Accounting for Decision making and Operations and Supply Chain Management have been insightful. Being a manager, it is imperative to understand the various elements of the business and its impact on the bottom line, business growth and sustainability. My company believes in developing its people and has partnered with CEIBS to develop a well-structured programme tailored to suit the business' needs and my personal development. I look forward to completing the modules successfully and demonstrating the business and leadership skills in my work for the success of the company. It has been a fantastic experience so far and I continue to enjoy a journey that will support my growth and development to be a better business leader.”
Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will be eligible for membership in the CEIBS alumni association and benefit from the vast international network available to members.