Afua Nkrumah Human Resources Advisor

Afua Nkrumah

Afua Nkrumah chose Aker Energy because she wanted to work for an organisation that puts people first and fosters growth.

As a human resources advisor in Accra, Ghana, Afua’s ambitious goal is to make Aker Energy the employer of choice in Ghana’s oil and gas sector.

“I love having knowledgeable colleagues within reach, and I have also learnt how important team work is and the need to be multi-skilled,” says Afua Nkrumah.

Afua holds a master’s degree in Human Resources from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) as well as a B.A. from the University of the Ghana with a double major in English and Linguistics. Afua holds multiple HR certifications and belongs to a variety of professional associations.

What caught my eye was the company’s focus on finding the right people and that the company puts its people first and fosters growth

Afua Nkrumah

“I have been in the energy sector since 2007. However, what caught my eye was the company’s focus on finding the right people and that the company puts its people first and fosters growth,” Afua says.

She believes the energy industry in Ghana offers numerous opportunities for talent, and she especially encourages women to join the energy industry. Diversity not only in gender, but also in skills and background is an important part of teamwork at Aker Energy.

“The working environment is challenging, but also fun and also very flexible. Colleagues are like family, and we work as cross-functional team to achieve our shared goals. I count myself lucky to work in an innovative environment that offers a sustainable career,” she says.