Vivo Energy Ghana, the marketer and distributor of Shell branded fuels and lubricants has appointed Kader Maiga as its new Managing Director following Ben Hassan Ouattara’s end of tenure.
Mr. Maiga comes on board with over 20 years’ experience in the energy sector, including senior management positions with Shell and Vivo Energy.
He holds a Master’s degree in Economic Science from the University of Wuppertal in Germany.
Mr. Maiga’s career started in Shell as retail manager for Guinea and Mali where he changed the face of retail business with his innovative and leadership approach to selling fuels and lubricants, progressing to become the Country Chairman for Mali.
Following the transition from Shell to Vivo Energy in 2011, Mr. Maiga was appointed Managing Director of Vivo Energy Mali. He subsequently became the Managing Director for Guinea, before becoming Managing Director Madagascar in 2016 and Managing Director Senegal in 2019. In each of the countries he has led, he has built very formidable businesses.
Maiga always puts his people ahead of him and is good at motivating his team to get the best out of them. As a transformational leader, he stays close to his stakeholders, creating value and inspiring them to deliver great results.
Commenting on the appointment, Franck Konan-Yahaut, Vivo Energy’s Executive Vice President West Africa said: “I would like to thank Ben Hassan for his time at Vivo Energy Ghana and am delighted that Kader has accepted the position as the new Managing Director. I know that his vast experience will be of great benefit to our business in Ghana as we continue to deliver the best product and services to our customers.”
In his welcome address, Kader Maiga added: “I am excited to join such a dynamic team and look forward to building on the strong performance achieved by my predecessor. I am here to serve and together as a team, let us inspire one another to achieve our shared vision of creating the most respected energy business in Ghana.”
Mr. Maiga is fluent in French, English and German and is married with four children.
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 since1928.
Vivo Energy Ghana has a fuels storage capacity of 11,000m³ and 232 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores.
Vivo Energy Ghana employs 150 people. The company is recognised as a leader in the oil industry, championing and setting standards for safety.
Vivo Energy operates and markets its products in countries across North, West, East and Southern Africa. The Group has a network of over 2,400 service stations in 23 countries operating under the Shell and Engen brands and exports lubricants to a number of other African countries. Its retail offering includes fuels, lubricants, card services, shops, restaurants and other non-fuel services.
It provides fuels, lubricants, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and solar energy solutions to business customers across a range of sectors including marine, mining, construction, power, transport, wholesalers and manufacturing. The Company employs around 2,700 people, has access to over 1,000,000 cubic metres of fuel storage capacity and has a joint venture, Shell and Vivo Lubricants B.V., that sources, blends, packages and supplies Shell-branded lubricants.
Vivo Energy plc has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange, and is a member of the FTSE 250 index, with a secondary inward listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.