Kevin Okyere is a Ghanaian entrepreneur and the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Springfield Energy, a billion-dollar oil company, with operations in Ghana and West Africa.
The company was founded in 2008. He was born on January 2, 1980, in Takoradi a city in the Western Region of Ghana.
Early life and Education
He was born in 1980 into a wealthy Ashanti family.
Even though he came from a wealthy background, he worked at the Kumasi Sports Stadium selling iced water to football fans.
He attended Opoku Ware Senior High School before moving to the USA to continue his accounting studies at George Mason University in Virginia.
Kevin Okyere worked several jobs while studying, including caring for mentally challenged patients at their homes, working as a security guard, and working in the mailroom at AOL.
In 2008, he formed the Springfield Energy Company, which ultimately became the Springfield Group.
During his leadership, the firm has expanded to become one of Africa’s leading oil and gas companies, with activities in Ghana, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, and other nations.
Okyere founded many other companies, including Springfield Exploration and Production Limited, Springfield Properties Limited, and Springfield Development Limited, in addition to the Springfield Group.
Springfield Group was given the block, known as West Cape Three Points Block 2, by Ghana’s government in 2016 after it was relinquished by Kosmos.
The company is the leader in exporting refined products to land-lock neighboring countries such as Mali and Burkina Faso and Nigerian’s crude oil.
He was awarded at the 2019 Emy Africa Awards as “Man of the Year” for the Oil and Gas category.
He has also been involved in philanthropic activities in Ghana, where he has supported educational and healthcare programs.
The CEO of Springfield Group, Kevin Okyere is married to Melanie Spencer.
Spencer is the niece of Rebecca Akufo-Addo, who is the wife of Nana Akufo-Addo.