Yahaya Yunusa Appointed Ghana’s New Group Managing Director

Yahaya Yunusa, New Group MD
Yahaya Yunusa, New Group MD

The group comprising Puma Energy Distribution Ghana Limited, the Ghanaian subsidiary of global integrated mid and downstream energy company Puma Energy; and Blue Ocean Investments Limited, Ghana’s second largest bulk distribution company, has appointed Mr. Yahaya Yunusa as the new Group Managing Director for Ghana. This appointment came into effect on April 1, 2018.

A Nigerian national with rich experience in oil marketing across Africa, Mr. Yunusa brings to bear a record of solid performance since joining Puma Energy in March 2016 as General Manager for Nigeria. In August the same year, he was transferred to Zambia as the Managing Director, a position he has occupied until this appointment.

Mr. Yunusa has over 20 years of experience in the downstream petroleum industry, acquired through a career of over 15-year career with Total Petroleum in different Commercial and Senior Management roles in Nigeria and France, as well as with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, where he spent three years.

“I am very pleased to have this opportunity to lead the Ghana teams. These two companies are fast-growing and ambitious, and I know that together, we will bring even more innovative solutions to motorists, businesses and Ghana as a whole,” said Mr. Yunusa.

Mr. Yunusa takes over from Mr. Myles Bouvier-Baird, who has headed the group’s Ghana operations for the past three years. Mr. Bouvier-Baird has moved on to a regional role to oversee West African operations for Puma Energy as the Chief Operating Officer for West Africa.

While Puma Energy prioritises meeting the needs of Ghanaian motorists, businesses and communities through the provision of high quality, competitively-priced products and services, Blue Ocean Investments is Ghana’s second largest bulk distributor of fuels to an array of reputable oil marketing companies.

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