Prof. Thomas Mba Akabzaa

Chief Director, Prof. Thomas Mba Akabzaa, Ministry of Petroleum, Ghana
Chief Director

Prof. Thomas Mba Akabzaa holds Bachelors and PhD degrees in Geology with Physics and Geology, respectively, from the University of Ghana and an M.ENG Degree in Mining Engineering (Mineral Economics option) from McGill University, Canada. He also has  several post graduate diplomas and certificates of participation in Mining  Projects evaluation, Environmental Geochemistry,  Mining environmental management, Extractive Resource Management, Environmental and Regulatory Monitoring of the Gas and Gas Industry,  Project Management for Senior Executives, Petroleum Economics and Risk Management from  several institutions around the World.

He was Head of the Department of Geology, University of Ghana from 2008 to 2010.

His academic and research interests are in the areas of  Mining Sector Investment Appraisal; Mining and the Environment; Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development, Petroleum systems, Water Quality and vulnerability Studies, Global Environmental Changes and Economic Development  and Global Initiatives in the extractive Sector. He has led numerous research and training programmes in several African countries. He has more than fifty publications to his credit.

Prof Akabzaa is on leave of absence from the University and currently Chief Director of the Ministry of Petroleum.