Vivo Energy Ghana, the marketer and distributor of Shell branded fuels and lubricants is excited to announce the appointment of Jean-Michel Arlandis as its new Managing Director following the end-of term for Kader Maiga.

According to the Executive Vice President, West Region, Franck Konan-Yahaut, this change underscores Vivo Energy’s commitment to strengthen its international operations and leverage leadership capabilities to drive growth and innovation across its markets. He thanked Kader Maiga for his remarkable performance and expressed confidence for business continuity in the new leadership.

Jean-Michel has over 30 years’ experience in the energy and retail sector and has a deep knowledge of Africa and emerging markets.  

Prior to joining Vivo Energy Ghana, Jean-Michel was the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Malawi where he transformed the business to position the company as one of the top-ranking oil marketing companies in Malawi. He was a former Head of Internal Audit for Decathlon, a leading global sporting brand, a Partner at both Deloitte and Ernst &Young and the Head of Corporate at Eferton Group, an international investment company in Africa.

In 2017, Jean Michel joined Vivo Energy Mauritius as Head of Finance where he created a formidable Finance team to support business growth. He thereafter transferred to Vivo Energy Ghana as the Head of Finance replicating the Mauritius success story.

Commenting on his appointment, Jean Michel commended the outgoing Managing Director for his exceptional leadership in building a solid team and a resilient business and pledged his commitment to delivering exceptional value to customers and stakeholders. “Together we will continue to provide innovative products and exceptional services to our customers, and drive sustainable growth for our stakeholders,” he said.

On people, Jean-Michel expressed his excitement to work with the dedicated team of employees to drive optimal growth and explore new opportunities for the company.

Jean-Michel is ambitious, goal-oriented and diligent. He has a proven track record of driving growth and innovation in the industry.