Eng. Shelter Yao Lotsu
Eng. Shelter Lotsu is an accomplished Civil Engineer with over 26 years in civil engineering, construction and project management. He holds a Master of Engineering Degree in Highway and Airport Engineering from Tongji University, China, a Master of Science Degree in Global Management from Salford University, United Kingdom, Certification of Public Private Partnership (PPP) from IP3 in Washington DC, United States of America and Certificate in Investment Appraisal Risk Management from Queens University, Canada.
He has worked on several engineering projects and successfully supervised world class contractors and completed both government and donor financed projects including complex multi-lane highways with Interchanges, and completed several miles of urban and rural highways in Ghana. Shelter has served in various capacities since joining the Ghana Highway Authority in 1991 rising to the job position of Regional Highway Director, until his recent exit from public service.
Shelter is a leading PPP Specialist and was a Team Lead for the Ministry of Roads and Highways and the Ministry of Finance in Ghana, working together with the World Bank on Ghana’s Road Sector Flagship PPP projects in the project identification, preparation, structuring and procurement of concessionaires. He successfully developed the first generation of PPP pipe line projects. He has served as Key Expert on Committees advising on the set up of PPP Regulations and Guidelines for the Government of Ghana.
He has worked on the Accra-Tema Motorway PPP and the Accra-Takoradi Motorway PPP projects as Government Team Lead alongside the Transaction Advisors. He was also the Lead of Government Technical Team for the Government’s priority Accra-Kumasi Expressway PPP Project. He has also served on Panel of Experts at PPP Conferences in Ghana, South Africa, and the U.K.
Eng. Shelter is currently the Managing Director for GIBB Consulting Services West Africa Limited, located in Accra Ghana. He is a strong advocate for the need of Governments to use credible and experienced Transaction Advisors in order to deliver successful PPPs. He advocates that infrastructure PPPs must have win-win-win solutions for the Public, Private and the Users of the facilities.