Drs. Ing. Marcel Jacobs
Jacob Lawren Ltd
- SESSION 6 Panel Discussion: Hydrogen New Frontiers: Africa’s Commercial Opportunities
Marcel Jacobs is co founder and executive director of Jacob Lawren Ltd. in Ghana.
Jacob Lawren Ltd. is an indigineous Ghanaian company founded in 2005 with diverse activities in
International Haulage, Heavy Haulage and Construction.
The company provides employment to 60+ Ghanaian staff, the company is diversifying in areas of
Green Hydrogen and Ammonia and is very commited to Renewable Energy.
Jacob Lawren Ltd is member of the following associations:
• African Hydrogen Partnership (pioneer member)
• Netherlands African Business Council
• Afrika Verein der Deutschen Wirtschaft
• African Association of Automotive Manufacturers
Marcel’s corporate career brought him from Europe to Asia, where for almost 20 years he gave
leadership to large international sales organisations in the IT industry for companies like Hewlett
Packard and 3Com Corporation meeting sales targets in excess of US$250 M per annum.
He was Vice President from 1999 to 2004 in Asia Pacific based in Singapore. After a succesfull
corporate career, Marcel desired his own business and new opportunities in Africa.
Together with his wife Sally, he founded Jacob Lawren Ltd. in 2005 in Ghana. Since that time the
company has done numerous projects in Civil Engineering, Heavy Haulage and Renewable Energy.
He has a son Michael and a Daughter Sharon and lives with his wife and son in Accra, Ghana.
Marcel received the following degrees and diploma’s:
• University of Amsterdam Drs. Degree In Business Economics 1987
• University of Amsterdam Law Diploma 1985
• Polytechnic Haarlem Aeronautical Engineering Ing. Degree 1982
• INSEAD France Executive Program in 1996
Marcel has a strong bond with the continent of Africa. He gets energized by the tremendous
opportunities this continent has to offer. Marcel has successfully concluded projects in the water
sector, energy sector and agricultural sector in Ghana as well as heavy haulage projects in other
West African countries.
His next big ambition is to help develop a large scale GREEN Hydrogen/Ammonia production plant in
Ghana, as that would help both Ghana and the world reach its goals of carbon neutrality.