African Refiners & Distributors Association


The ARDA Regulation Work Group serves to work with Members and other stakeholders to align control objectives that stem from regulations and legislation with business objectives to ensure improved overall business performance.  

The ARDA Regulation Compliance Management System will be used to deploy a structured approach to ensuring that business processes, operations and practices are in accordance with prescribed laws and regulations.  The Regulation Compliance Management System encompasses internal controls as well as detective, corrective and preventative measures to determine that desired results are being achieved.  

This ARDA Regulation Compliance Management System is intended to be used alongside each Member’s existing Regulatory Compliance practices to strengthen and deliver world-class compliance processes.



Director, Inspection, Monitoring and Health, Safety, Security & Environment at National Petroleum Authority - NPA (Ghana)


  • Over 30 years working experience in environmental & petroleum regulation and education 
  • Played key role in development of various codes of practice and Guidelines for petroleum downstream industry in Ghana  


  • M. Phil. in Environmental Science (University of Ghana)
  • B.Sc. Biochemistry (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology – 1989) 
  • Several seminars, conferences and courses with various certificates in Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) and other areas


  • Member of the ARA Executive Committee since March 2018
  • Leader of the WG Regulation ARA since June 2016

Lidia Ikapi Neyer

Deputy Leader

Marketing & Projects Director at SOGARA (Gabon)


  • Thirteen (13) years of experience in Downstream oil & gas industry 
  • Master’s Degree in Refining-Engineering and Gas (IFP School, Ruel Malmaison – 2007)
  • Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering (Loughborough University, UK)  


  • Member of ARA Specifications WG in 2014