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Dr. Tony Oteng-Gyasi appointed to Chair GRA board.

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed Chief Executive Officer of Tropical Cable and Conductor Limited Dr. Tony Oteng-Gyasi to chair the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) Board.

Until his appointmentDr. Tony Oteng-Gyasi in October 2019 revealed that he has the potential to turn around the fortunes of suspended electricity service distributor, Power Distribution Services (PDS) when given the chance, but he was considered at the GRA as Board Chair.

Tony Oteng-Gyasi Educated at the University of Ghana and the Ghana Law School in Economics and Law, Tony Oteng-Gyasi was born on 15th February 1955.

After spending nine years working with British Petroleum (BP) in Ghana in various executive marketing positions, he resigned in 1986 to set up his first company, a successful trading company, Tropical Products Ltd, which he nurtured to become a successful trading and manufacturing firm. It became the largest manufacturer of crates and pallets in Ghana.

In 1997, he expanded into cable manufacturing by incorporating, Tropical Cable and Conductor Ltd, with the active assistance of Empretec Ghana.

In 1997, he set up the Cable Manufacturing Company, called Tropical Cable and Conductor Limited. The modern factory is the only wholly Ghanaian-owned Cable Manufacturing Company in Ghana. The Company manufactures electric and telecommunications cables and is the first cable manufacturer in Ghana with ISO 9001 Certification.

By 2001 the company was producing $1 million worth of aluminum and copper cables. Currently, the company can produce about 6,000 tonnes of cables and conductors a year. It supplies cables to Volta River Authority (VRA), the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), mining companies, real estate developers, electrical contractors, and the general public. The company exports its products to several countries in the sub-region such as Nigeria, Liberia, Togo, Burkina Faso, and Sierra Leone.

In 2007 Tony again set up the only continuous casting and rolling factory for the production of EC Grade Aluminium Rod in West Africa. The company, Western Rod & Wire Ltd. has become a source of raw material for aluminum conductor manufacturers in the region.

He is also the President of the Association of Ghana Industries, Married, with five children, he is a keen squash player and is interested in building a company, which will survive him.