Mr Patrick Akorli (left) receiving a parting gift from Barima Osei Kwadwo
GOIL COMPANY Limited has bid farewell to Patrick Akorli, its former MD and Group CEO, at a colourful ceremony in Accra.
Mr. Akorli, who served in various management positions until he assumed the MD position in 2012, thanked President Akufo-Addo and his two predecessors, the late President Mills and former President Mahama, for the congenial atmosphere created during his tenure. He also appreciated the role of past and present boards, management and staff for their assistance and co-operation.
In a remark, he appealed to the staff to extend the same support to the present managing director, Mr. Kwame Osei Prempeh, to help propel the company to greater heights.
Mr. Prempeh paid tribute to his predecessor for laying the foundation for the tremendous growth and transformation of the company, adding that the company will continue the good path chartered by Mr. Akorli and ensure the consolidation of the impressive growth.
Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah who was the guest of honor, described Mr. Akorli as patriotic, selfless and a team player who always shared the successes of the company with the GOIL team. The former MD, he noted, must be celebrated for helping to uplift the image of GOIL to the admiration of all.
The send-off ceremony was attended by several industry players including the CEO of NPA, Hassan Tampuli; a former MD of GOIL, Yaw Agyeman Dua; present and former Board Members of GOIL, GO Energy; Managing Director of Total Ghana, Eric Fanchini; CEO of OMCs, Kwaku Agyeman Duah; Executive Director of CIMG, Kwabena Agyekum; Executive Director of COPEC, Duncan Amoah; National Chairman of GPRTU, Kwame Kumah and GOIL brand Ambassador, Prof. Azumah Nelson.
Board Chairman of GOIL, Kwamena Bartels, on behalf of the board and management of the company presented gifts to Mr. Akorli and thanked him for his diligent and selfless leadership that has contributed in making GOIL an enviable OMC in the country.
Barima Osei Kwadwo, Mamsihene of Manhyia presented rich traditional Kente cloth “Sompa” to Mr. Akorli, on behalf of the Asantehene, His Royal Majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
GOIL registered a 32 per cent year on year growth and increased its revenue by 15 per cent in 2019.