We are glad to introduce to you Elikplim Asilevi, the new General Manager of Safisana Ghana Ltd. His focus will be to further optimise operations in Ashaiman and to expand Safisana's market reach. Elikplim is a results-focused General Manager offering over a decade of progressive leadership experience. Prior to joining Safisana, he was General Manager responsible for Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) in the Vihama Energy Group. He has also worked with Total Energies Ghana Plc and Vanguard Life Assurance in various capacities where he consistently delivered excellent results in operational excellence, revenue growth and top-notch service delivery.
In his private life, he is a strong advocate of self-sustaining systems that include agriculture. He owns a 30-acre farm in the province of Brong Ahafo region, where he cultivates maize and other. Elikplim is married and has three beautiful daughters between 2 and 6 years.
You come from the traditional oil industry. How did you learn about Safisana and what did you appreciate most about our solution?
''I deliberately wanted to make a strategic move to position myself in the market of renewable energy to remain relevant in the discussion of future energies. I learnt about Safisana through a news item on a local radio station Asaase Radio last year and through a referral from the Ministry of Energy who was very positive about the model. What picked my interest, is the fact that Safisana is a social enterprise and a holistic solution to our sanitation problems."
What is your first impression of Safisana so far?
''It is a tested model that promises great results for the future. Compared to other waste-to-energy competitors in the market, who are more concerned about political expediency, Safisana has a genuine intention and purpose to improve health and the environment and solve soil fertility issues.''
What are your expectations and plans for this coming year?
''To improve the visibility of Safisana, not only in Ashaiman but across Ghana, to expand our market reach. We can do this through sales structure expansion and the implementation of a distribution model for the Asase Gyefo organic fertilizer. Internally, I want to ensure all team members keep on being highly motivated and brought to their full potential! Since the people are key to the success of the business and the company as a whole.''
Elikplim Asilevi holds MSc Supply Chain Management from Coventry University (UK), MBA in Finance from the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Sociology also from University of Ghana – Legon.