John Ryan

Projects Director

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John is a well-established Projects Director, with over 28 years’ engineering experience spanning across multi sectors. He has led high performance teams in the successful delivery of projects across Africa.

 

He joined the Aqua Africa team in March 2021 after previously working as a General Manager for VACC Technical, which is one of the largest MEP Companies in West Africa. He held the position for 4 years, overseeing the successful delivery of multiple multi-million-dollar projects throughout Ghana and Nigeria.

 

Having experience within the Renewable Energy sector; he started working as a service technician and blade repair specialist in the Wind Industry with Vestas and later went on to work with Openhydro, a DCNS Company as a Marine Operations Manager overseeing the installation and testing of tidal turbines in the European Marine Energy Centre, Orkney Islands.

 

In his role as Projects Director, John is responsible for the program and delivery of all in-country projects, managing direct project management teams and all of the contractors whilst coordinating between the different teams and stakeholders to ensure the project goals and objectives are met, on time and to budget.

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