Mr ALEXIE KWASI FOSU
CHEIF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
W : www.prefoslimited.com
Industry / Sector
Manufacturing, Power & Energy
Mr. Alexie K. Fosu founded Prefos Ltd in 1991 with a skeletal staff of ten people in Kumasi. Considering the national developmental focus of Ghana at the time and the scarce resources available for developing the energy sector, this was a bold, risky initiative. Indeed, not many people thought it was a viable venture at the time.
However, through determination, discipline and hard work, Mr. Fosu has supervised the growth and development of Prefos Ltd into one of the most visible, indigenous and strategic electrical engineering companies in Ghana, employing over 150 full time and part time staff.
Under his visionary leadership, Prefos Ltd has gained national and international recognition in street lighting technology and the provision of electrical infrastructure services not only in Ghana, but in the West African sub region as a whole. After 28 years of establishment, there is no doubt that the company has become the leading street lighting company in the West African sub region.
Mr. Fosu’s dedication and commitment to work manifests in his tenacity to position Prefos Ltd ahead of the competition by regularly modernizing the company’s infrastructure, promoting product research, and forming national and international collaborations and alliances to strengthen and widen the company’s international appeal.
This has led to the establishment of a state-of-the-art factory with modern facilities including an assembling line, a testing laboratory, a showroom and the Prefos Electrical Training School in Adako-Jachie, near Ejisu in Kumasi, the first of its kind in the sub-region.
But Mr. Alexie Fosu’s popularity extends beyond his role as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Prefos Ltd. He is most celebrated for his passion for youth training and skills development, as well as his general philanthropy, particularly for needy but brilliant children, widows and needy communities whose plight he identifies with.
The character of resilience and sheer determination has brought Mr Fosu this far. With just a little basic education which terminated midway because of financial constraints, Mr. Fosu worked his way up the social ladder by petty trading in Kumasi’s Kejetia Market. As a young lad, he believed in God’s destiny to serve his family, society and nation. It was this hunger to rewrite his story and serve humanity that drove him to establish Prefos Ltd.
He is a father to many and married to Rosina Fosu and they are blessed with two children, Wendy and Pearl.
Prefos Limited is the leading Electrical and Civil Engineering Company in Ghana. Incorporated on the 9th of January 1991 with only ten employees, Prefos Limited has become one of the largest electrical engineering companies in Ghana , employing over 150 permanent and non-permanent staff made up of electrical engineers, architects, electrical foremen and supervisors, technicians, quantity surveyors, site foremen, electrical and administrative personnel, secretaries and accountants across the country.
Spurred on by the vision to become the most innovative and competitive electrical engineering company in Ghana and the West African sub-region, Prefos has played a significant role in Ghana’s rural/urban electrification drive for 27 years. We have also partnered with the government of Ghana through the Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative to deliver on key projects in various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).
Prefos Limited is dedicated to lightning up the streets of Ghana to keep them beautiful and safe. We also seek to promote commercial activity through the installation of street lighting technology and applications. Our company is major supplier and distributor of general electrical appliances such as transformers, cables, fuses, arrestors, painted steel and treated wooden poles.
Our capacity for quality work and timely project delivery has earned our company some high profile clientele both within the public and private sectors.
They include Ministry of Power (MoP), Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) and Volta River Authority (VRA).