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Awovi A. S. Komassi

Consultant, EEM EHS Management inc. - LL.B., MEnv
Awovi A. S. Komassi

Awovi joined EEM in 2017 after completing a Master’s degree in Environmental Management, which allowed her to develop management skills and a greater understanding of sustainable development concepts and sustainable business practices. Prior to joining EEM, Awovi honed her legal skills and understanding of EHS regulatory compliance at a global agrifood company in Accra (Ghana), at a Montreal-based technology and legal information company, and at an international manufacturer of recreational vehicles.

In addition to her training in environmental management, Awovi also holds a Bachelor of Laws. Throughout her academic and professional career, she has worked on a variety of projects including:

  • EHS policy development.
  • Analysis of legislative and regulatory changes in environment, health and safety (EHS).
  • Development of EHS legal registers.
  • EHS Governance and Climate Change Issues in the Mining Industry in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Sustainability analysis of the Plan Nord project of the Government of Quebec.
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of a landfill project in Saint-Nicéphore.
  • UN International climate negotiations.

Expertise

  • Project management.
  • EHS management system implementation and maintenance.
  • Environmental compliance auditing.
  • EHS legal and regulatory compliance.
  • Analysis of the impact of EHS policies and regulations.
  • Challenges related to sustainable development and international environmental issues.
  • Multi-criteria analysis of development projects.
  • Mining governance and EHS challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Accreditation and professional development

  • Qualified as an ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 lead auditor.

Spoken languages

French, English, Spanish (limited skills), Ewe, Mina, Tem.

Education

MEnv. - Master's degree in environmental management, Université de Sherbrooke
LL.B. - Bachelor of Laws, Université du Quebec à Montreal