Experts & Staff

Theophilus Acheampong

Visiting Fellow

Areas of expertise

African geopolitics and international relations, energy transition and low-carbon industrialisation, natural resource governance, international trade


English, Twi


Theophilus ‘Theo’ Acheampong is a visiting fellow with the Africa programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations, where he researches Africa’s role in the global energy transition amidst increasing geopolitical competition.

Acheampong is an economist and risk analyst with over ten years’ experience working on natural resource governance and public financial management issues. He has worked as an independent consultant on various global energy industry projects as well as providing economic analysis and market research covering frontier emerging markets. His areas of specialisation include taxation and investment, energy policy, trade and investment promotion, and political and business risk in sub-Saharan Africa.

He is an associate lecturer at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee, United Kingdom and an associate lecturer and honorary research fellow at the Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance, University of Aberdeen, UK. He is also a non-resident senior fellow at the IMANI Centre for Policy and Education, a Ghanaian think-tank. He is regularly quoted in international and local media such as the BBC, Bloomberg, AFP, CNBC, and Al-Jazeera, among others.

Acheampong holds a PhD in economics and an MSc in petroleum, energy economics, and finance from the University of Aberdeen, UK. He also holds an BSc in chemical engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. Acheampong is the author of more than 70 research-based publications, including edited volumes, monographs, book chapters, refereed journal articles, and commissioned reports in various fields.

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