Mr. Ernest Boateng – Okrah joins as the LASSIB Society National Evangelist of Ghana

Mr. Ernest BoatengMr. Ernest Boateng-Okrah, Business Improvement Professional
Ernest Boateng-Okrah holds an MBA from the University of Leicester in the UK and a Mechanical Engineering degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. He obtained his Postgraduate Certificate in Marine Engineering Certificate from the Indian Navy and worked in the Ghana Navy as a Marine Engineer for 15 years where he honourably resigned and joined Ghana Bauxite Company Limited as the Port Operations Manager and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt in Takoradi from 2002 to 2007.

He moved from the port to the mine site of Ghana Bauxite Company as the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He joined Tullow Oil Ghana Limited based in Takoradi briefly as the Deputy Logistics Base Manager. He later on joined Gold Fields Ghana Limited, Tarkwa Mine as the Senior Front Line Coach and Six Sigma Facilitator and was moved to the Damang Mine of the same company as the Manager-Business Improvement. He is currently the Continuous Improvement Specialist for Kinross Tasiast in Mauritania.

Ernest obtained Lean Mastery and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certifications and implemented Lean Manufacturing Principles and Six Sigma Methodologies since working at Ghana Bauxite Company Limited. He led the implementation of business improvement initiatives at Gold Fields Ghana Limited in both Tarkwa and Damang mines. He has presented on the application of lean six sigma tools and methodologies at conferences and seminars in Ghana. He has also vast experience in implementing ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 management systems. Ernest has also experience in conducting training in areas of strategic management, business plan development, business intelligence and conflict management.