Liberia: LEC’s CEO Captan Receives Major Regional Award

….The award, according to the organizers, recognizes Mr. Captan’s outstanding contributions and exceptional leadership in advancing the energy sector in West Africa.

The management of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) is thrilled to announce that its CEO, Monie R. Captan, overwhelmingly won this year's West Africa Exceptional Leadership Award at the 7th Ghana Energy Awards held in Accra, Ghana, on Friday night. 

Captan is the first West African CEO to win such a prestigious and competitive accolade in the category of "Exceptional Energy Leadership Award" in the region. 

On Friday evening, he assumed the distinguished role of Guest of Honor at the event, joining Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the President of the Republic of Ghana, as a Special Guest of Honor for this momentous awards ceremony.

The Ghana Energy Awards, organized by the Energy Media Group and the West Africa Power and Petroleum Chamber, have formed a profound partnership to highlight and celebrate exceptional Chief Executive Officers of oil, gas, power, and petroleum institutions across the West African region. 

Following a comprehensive selection process carried out by a team of astute technical researchers of mixed nationalities, Captan, Acting CEO of the Liberia Electricity Corporation, was identified as the preeminent candidate among the thirty-two CEOs across the West African region demonstrating excellence across the following five pivotal criteria: a) exemplary institutional leadership; b) remarkable reduction of revenue losses and substantial revenue growth; c) remarkable increment of the customer base and exceptional energy accessibility; expansion, transmission, and distribution plans; d) highly effective collaboration with regional counterparts and the successful mobilization of resources from donors; and e) enhanced maintenance of technical infrastructure and substantial investments and usage of local human capital.

In acknowledgment of these outstanding achievements by the compelling analysis, the Ghana Energy Awards conferred the West Africa Exceptional Leadership Award upon Captan, on Friday evening during a beautiful and well-organized Ghana Energy Awards night. 

The award, according to them, recognizes Captan's outstanding contributions and exceptional leadership in advancing the energy sector in West Africa.

The statement further highlighted that a comprehensive selection process identified CEOs hailing from 14 West African nations following intensive in-person validation meetings. This showcases their outstanding leadership qualities within the energy sector. Upon receiving the award, Captan spoke of the importance of collective awareness for our energy transition. 

"The Ghana Energy Awards and the Energy Media Group present us with a unique opportunity to collaboratively advocate for our energy transition goals," said Captan, 

He added: "We need additional forums where we create invaluable spaces for mutual learning, innovative thinking, promotion of best practices, and fostering a collective awareness and commitment to transition our economies from expensive and environmentally unfriendly energy to sustainable, clean renewable energy."

During the awards, the President of tGhana, Nana Akufo-Addo, appealed to his countrymen in the energy sector to support the implementation of the Ghana Energy Transition Plan (GETIP). 

According to Addo, governments are to be held accountable for meeting plans laid out within the energy sector. 

"We need your help to implement the policies and programs that will make the energy transition easier, and we need to hold our government accountable," said Addo. "The cooperation and support of all parties, domestic and foreign, are needed to achieve this goal, but above all, we require the dedication and effort of beneficiaries."

The Ghana Energy Awards aim to recognize the efforts, innovation, and achievements of individuals, companies, and institutions within Ghana's energy sector. It also celebrates the tremendous work of competing players under various award categories.