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Theophilus Acheampong

Associate Lecturer, University of Aberdeen

Dr Theophilus Acheampong is an economist and political risk analyst with over ten year’s knowledge and experience working with private investors, governments and international organisations on the intersections between natural resource extraction and public financial management. His areas of specialisation include energy policy formulation, fiscal regime design and modelling, investment analysis, petroleum accounting, contractual negotiations, local content, public finance, and trade and investment promotion. Theo’s political risk experience involves helping private and public sector clients navigate complex political, business and sovereign risks in Sub-Saharan Africa. This includes producing forward-looking risk forecasts and intelligence reports covering economic (sovereign risk, fiscal and monetary policy), legal (expropriation, contract risks) and operational risks (corruption, regulatory burden). Theo is currently co-editing the Palgrave MacMillan book project titled “Petroleum Resource Management in Africa: Lessons from Ghana”, which examines the challenges and opportunities from ten years of oil and gas production in Ghana.


  • 2019–present
    Associate lecturer, University of Dundee
  • –present
    Honorary Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen


  • 2017 
    University of Aberdeen, PhD Economics
  • 2010 
    University of Aberdeen, MSc Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Institute of Directors