Business News of 2014-01-06

Profile of TOR boss

Dr Alphonse Kwao Dorcoo, Acting Managing Director of Tema Oil Refinery (TOR), has spent his working life at the refinery where he started as a national service person, from November 1980-August 1981.

Born on September 30, 1954 and hails from Ada-Foah, the Chemical Engineer and member of Ghana Institution of Engineers industrial experience include General Manager, Production TOR, January 2004- October 2005, General Manager, Refinery Development and Training, November 2005- November 2006, and General Manger, Commerce; December 2006, till his appointment.

From March 1999 – November 2002 he was a Project Implementation Team Leader, Ghana Residual Fuel Catalytic Cracking Project (2000- 2003). He was a product of University of Science and Technology, Kumasi where he obtained BSc (Hons) in Chemical Engineering 1974- 1976; MBA (Exec) Newport University, and Doctor of Philosophy (Finance) from Lacrosse University, Bay St Louis, Missouri, USA.

Dr Dorcoo post university programmes and conferences comprise Loss Control and Risk Management Hydrocarbon Risk Consultants ltd, International Oil Trading CITAC Ltd., London, UK and Oil Price Risk Management, Russia Moscow.

Others are Impact of Attitude and Organisational Performance, TOPS Consultancy, Tema, Planning and Economics of Refinery Operations, Energy Institute London, Petroleum Trading and International Law, Abacus International, Singapore, Cargo Shortages in the Petroleum Industry, Abacus International, Singapore and Energy Leaders Invitational Programme, Korea Petroleum Association, Seoul, South Korea.

Dr Dorcoo also availed himself of Introduction to Proces Control and Intelligent Automation, Dusseldorf, Germany, Staff Appraisal and Performance Planning Price Waterhouse Associates-Accra, Ghana, Industrial Fire and Disaster Management Petros Business Forum, Accra Foxboro Intelligent Automation Course, Crawley, UK, Training Needs Assessment, Petros Business Forum, Accra and Specialisation Course in Petrochemistry Istuto Technico Industriale, Urbino, Italy.

Source: GNA
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