As part of the Black History Month celebrated annually in the US, Mr. George Yaw Owusu, chairman and CEO of Mansa Engineering Limited and Mansa Holdings Limited was invited to an Energy Panel Discussion themed ‘“Diverse Perspectives on the Energy Industry, Technology Advancements, and Industry Trends”. The event, organised by Halliburton’s BELIEVE employee resource group (ERG) was to discuss emerging trends in sustainability and digitalization, as well as challenges and opportunities in the energy sector.

The Ghanaian oil and gas business owner, Mr. George Yaw Owusu, joined other seasoned innovators, and industry professionals on the panel which included Chicovia Scott, renewable natural gas commercial manager from Chevron and Michael K. Opoku, PhD, president of SurgePower Materials, in sharing topical points on the oil and gas industry.

Panelists shared their thoughts and experiences as innovators and early adopters of new technology, showcasing their technical expertise and extensive experience in the energy sector. Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion was a constant theme among panelists.

Mr. George Yaw Owusu contributed invaluable insights on the importance of balance and a strong culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). He underscored the importance of balance – knowing when to persist, pivot, or acknowledge the loss and learn from it. The Ghanaian entrepreneur, CEO and Chairman of Mansa Engineering also shared from both international and local perspectives on some of the most meaningful localization practices in place, including the optimisation of local content drive in the era of the energy transition.