Vivo Energy Ghana’s Managing Director, Mr. Ben Hassan Ouattara has been adjudged the CEO of the Year for the Petroleum Sector at the 5th Ghana CEO Summit in Accra.
The Vivo boss, Mr. Ouattara was awarded for his outstanding contribution in the downstream petroleum sector and trailblazing innovations in the industry.
Under his leadership, Vivo Energy Ghana (Shell Licensee) became one of the first oil marketing companies to introduce comprehensive automation at its retail sites to improve business efficiency and enhance customer satisfaction- a standard that had been adopted in oil marketing industry.
A statement signed by Shirley Tony Kum, Corporate Affairs Manager of Vivo Energy and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said throughout the unpredictable and overwhelming tough (COVID-19) year, his leadership ensured a consistent product availability across the country, devotion to good corporate citizenship through prompt payment of taxes and levies, and adherence to the petroleum downstream industry’s ethics and standards.
“During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. Ouattara ensured a resilient business eco-system by collaborating with key stakeholders including retailers, transporters, engineering and other service providers. His strong focus on safety ensured that the business continues to operate with ‘No harm to people and the environment.”
The statement said Mr. Ouattara served on various boards including; the Association of Oil Marketing Companies, Tema Tank Farm, Aviation Joint User Hydrant Installation, Road Safety Limited and Orange Corner of the Netherlands Embassy.
It further added, “Mr. Ouattara is a result-oriented, self-motivated and resourceful Managing Director with a proven ability to develop and strengthen teams in order to maximise company profitability and efficiency. He is a transformational leader who empowers people to unlock their potential, inspiring them to multiply growth. He brings in first-class professionalism and an unrivalled commitment to excellence.
His key strength lies in developing winning strategies that has seen many business turnarounds over the years in various roles that he held.”
With a vision to become Africa’s most respected energy business, Vivo Energy Ghana, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants was established in 2013. The Shell brand has been in Ghana since 1928.
Vivo Energy Ghana has a fuel storage capacity of 11,000m³ and 232 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores and employs 150 people.
The company is recognised as a leader in the oil industry, championing and setting standards for safety.