Mr. Richard Appiah-Oppong is a Development consultant with over 25 years experience in project planning, execution and management across the globe. He has a personal objective of ‘Changing the Built Environment through effective Project Leadership’ and this he has done through his immense contributions to the built industry.
His experience spans from undertaken feasibility studies for building and engineering projects through Developing and fine tuning infrastructural project concepts to Sourcing debt and equity finance for projects among many others.
He started his career as a quantity surveyor in Kumasi in 1989, working with GA Takyi and Partners. Over the years he had the opportunity of further training himself and working with organisations like Metropolitan Housing Trust and Peabody Trust both in the United Kingdom where he served as Project Manager and Principal Development Manager respectively.
Mr. Oppong then moved to the United Arab Emirates, where he worked with Limitless Llc, Dubai as a Development Manager based in Dubai, Cairo & Addis Ababa. He also executed projects in Senegal, Equatorial Guinea and Eritrea being in the forefront of developing projects ranging from hospitals to hotels, residential homes and whole cities. He was further involved in other equally exciting and cutting edge projects in Italy, Monaco, United States of America, Russia, Bahrain and the Maldives.
He is currently a Development Management Consultant at ROAK Consult. Until then, he was the Project Manager for Tullow Oil Marine Office Expansion Project, Architectural Spring, Takoradi; after a one and half year stint with Kron Capital Ltd, Accra as an Executive Director – Business Development.
Mr. Oppong holds an MBA in Project Management from Henley Management College, England, M Arch. (Construction Economics & Management), University College London, England, and BSc. (Hons.) Quantity Surveying, University of Greenwich Kent, England. He is
also a product of the KNUST, Kumasi where he obtained BSc. (Hons) Building Technology in 1989.
As part of his educational qualification, he wrote cases on “A change management Approach to Urban Slum Renewal, a case study – Tema Site 2”; ‘Value Management in the UK Construction Industry’; ‘A Review of the Retention Issue’; and ‘The performance of traditional construction in shanty towns – case study Ayigya Zongo’.
He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Builders (ACIOB) and a Member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM) since 2003.