Edward Appiah-Brafoh

Edward Appiah-Brafoh is a human capital professional with 15 years of experience in human resources management and development. His research topic is “Developing Human Capital to Accelerate Time to Autonomy in the Oil and Gas Industry”. The anticipated outcome of his research is a competency development framework capable of accelerating the capacity development of petro-technical professionals in the global oil and gas industry.

Edward is the immediate past Human Capital Manager at the Petroleum Commission of Ghana, where he superintended the Commission’s human resource management and development operations and activities. Part of his role included ensuring that Ghanaians were adequately trained to provide human and material services to the country’s oil and gas industry. Previously, Edward was the Chief Human Resources Officer at the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) from July, 2008 to February, 2015.

Edward holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Development (2005) and a Master of Arts in Communication (2001) both from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, USA and a Bachelor of Education in Psychology degree from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana (1999).

In recognition of academic excellence demonstrated during his MA in Communication, Edward was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, America’s largest and most prestigious academic distinction honour society in 2003.

Edward is a chartered member of the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) Alberta, Canada.

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