Former Lecturer at the School of the Administration University of Ghana, Mr. Lawson worked as the General Works Manager and later as Director of Engineering at Mechanical Lloyd Co. Ltd. between 1978 and 1990. He was the Factory Manager at Meridian Tobacco Co. Ltd. as well as the Manager in charge of the Tobacco Farms.
He became the Integration Manager and Non-Executive Director when Meridian and British American Tobacco Ghana merged and is currently the Chairman of the Board of British American Tobacco Ghana. He was a Founding Member of the Executive Council of the Energy Foundation and a former Commissioner of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission. He retired at the end of the first quarter of 2010 as the Executive Director of the Energy Foundation.