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Dr. Kofi Abban

Managing Director
Rigworld Services International

Dr. Kofi Amoa-Abban is an old boy of Ghana’s oldest school Mfantsipim secondary. He went on to the University of Ghana where he had his bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He proceeded to the Oslo University for a master’s degree in Psychology. 

This fine young man gathered his experience in oil and Gas from his dedicated working days with Atwood Hunter Rig as a drill crew member which drilled the TEAK 1, TEAK 2 drills and Banda wells in Ghana.

With over 10 years offshore experience he set out to compliment Ghana’s strides in the oil and gas industry by setting up Rigworld International Services in 2011.

A local based oil and gas company with goals of meeting standardized operating mechanisms to meet world demands. Under his leadership as the MD, Rigworld offers Support services for IOC’s drilling contractors and other service companies. 

His ultimate responsibility as MD of Rigworld is managing the communication flow between the board and shareholders. He is also responsible for the company’s Policy implementation and variations that seek to enhance the company’s performance as a key player in Ghana’s Oil and Gas industry.

Dr. Kofi Abban’s role as the MD of RigWorld over the years has propelled the growth of the company to greater heights and in view of this achievement got bestowed with a Doctor of Business Administration, ‘Honoris Causa’ by two international universities. The Commonwealth University in collaboration with the London Graduate School.

Through his hard work and commitment he also championed all of Rigworld’s joint partnerships with international companies like; Maersk Drilling, Damco, Petroc, Odell Well Services, Ropetec etc. which has further strengthened Rigworld’s operations in the continent of Africa.

Presently, there are five subsidiary companies of RigWorld namely, Trans-Atlantic, providing onshore and offshore catering services, Master Alarms, Rig world Security Services (RSS), Burj Homes and The Kofi Abban Foundation. The company operates six departments working alongside five subsidiary companies. 

Dr. Kofi Abban is a co-founder of PresureTech Engineering a segment to the RigWorld International Services, which offers engineering solutions to oil and Gas companies in Ghana and beyond.

In 2015 he led the company to win two awards; the best Ghanaian indigenous Company of the year and Offshore Catering Company of the year. Aside the successful set up in Ghana, Kofi has managed to establish in other African countries namely Ivory Coast, Liberia and Equatorial Guinea, with Singapore as one of his international conquers. All these companies under his leadership are successfully operating and serving the Oil and Gas Industry in their respective Countries.

Dr. Kofi Abban will be speaking at:

Solutions to overcome Ghana’s technical skills shortages and support the development of its oil industry

2016/11/25 09:00 - 12:00

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