Personality of the week:Egbert Faibille Jnr

EGBERT FAIBILLE JNR was appointed Ag. Chief Executive Officer of the Petroleum Commission in August 2017. A lawyer by profession, called to the Ghana Bar in October 2004, Mr. Faibille Jnr. was prior to his appointment, the Managing Partner at Faibille & Faibille, a law firm in Accra.

Mr. Faibille Jnr. was also the Ghana Country Communications Representative of the West African Gas Pipeline Project (WAGP) when the Project was at its definitional phase. He was seconded to WAGP from his role as a Public Affairs Officer at the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC). He was also at one time the Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Manager of British American Tobacco, Ghana.

As the CEO of the Commission, he has a keen desire to promote Local Content and Ghanaian Participation in the oil and gas industry. As such, these have been the underlining factors driving all projects that have been undertaken under his leadership. 

Under his leadership, the Commission has been able to secure the needed financial support to run the Accelerated Oil and Gas Capacity (AOGC) Building Programme from Aker Energy and Baker Hughes/GE. He has also signed three MoUs with foreign training institutions: the Glasgow Caledonian University, ASET International Oil and Gas Training Academy and Aberdeen Drilling School as part of efforts to ensure implementation of the AOGC Programme. These partnerships are aimed at deepening Ghanaian participation in the industry and at training 1000 young Ghanaians annually with the relevant skills needed in the Upstream Petroleum Industry.

Mr. Faibille initiated a Local Content Procurement Conference, an annual conference that seeks to create a platform for local companies to understand the procurement needs of major International Oil Companies (IOCs). This ensures they are well equipped to bid for and win contracts in the upstream petroleum industry.

He has also successfully, led three Trade Missions to Aberdeen, Scotland; Stavanger, Norway and Calgary, Canada: three cities regarded as leading cities in upstream petroleum activities. These Trade Missions provide opportunities for Ghanaian oil and gas companies to network and interact with their international counterparts in a bid to build the necessary partnerships needed to build their capacities to play effective roles in the industry. 

Mr. Faibille Jnr. chairs the Local Content Committee at the Commission.

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