GEORGE AFEDZI HAYFORD
Mr. Hayford combines his training as a financial analyst and development economist with over 30 years of experience in Africa, in a broad range of public and private sector consultancy assignments for various clients. He has extensive experience in monitoring and evaluation of development projects in Africa and is very conversant with participatory techniques as well as cost-benefit analyses of programs. He is also experienced in the African Development Bank Rules of Procedure.
His other special areas of expertise include financial and investment analysis and appraisal of private equity fund investments, asset valuation, business strategy and reorganization, marketing and competition analysis, development economics and organizational development. He also has an in-depth knowledge of European
Commission aid delivery methods, and European Development Fund procedures.
Mr. Hayford is also an expert in Institutional documentation, a key supporting need for the crafting of procedure manuals to guide financial management of both small and large entities. He has led the development of accounting manuals for several clients (including the USAID/OECD sponsored West African Enterprise Network). He has also led the annual financial reviews for several clients in both the public and private sectors
including Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Ghana Cocoa Board, Cocoa Marketing Company Ltd., National Communications Authority, Ghana Reinsurance Company Limited, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, and some Financial Institutions and NGOs.
Mr. Hayford has been the Team Leader for a wide range of projects including the USAID Project to undertake financial review and audit of the Songhai Centre, Porto Novo, Benin.
He is a member of Ghana Association of Financial Analysts and Global Revenue Assurance Professionals Association. He is 63 years old and multilingual.
Since 1993, he has been responsible for the annual financial reviews of all the major clients of his firm.
Mr. James Kwofie is an experienced corporate leader, an entrepreneur, with over 20 years of proven success in various industries across continents. He possesses deep working knowledge in finance, human resources, entrepreneurship, and business administration.
In February 2017 following years in business consulting, Mr. James Kwofie was appointed by H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo to the office of Managing Director of Ghana Post with the mandate of revamping the Postal Service. He is also the current Chairman of the West African Postal conference.
Ghana Post has evolved under his leadership. He was crowned the Outstanding CEO of the year 2020 (public sector) by the Ghana Business Standards Awards, organised by KN Holdings.
He has occupied significant leadership roles in a number of multinational companies including serving as Human Resource Director at both British American Tobacco (West Africa Central) and Guinness Ghana Limited.
Mr. James Kwofie, an old boy of St Augustine’s College (APSU), attended the University of Kansas in the USA for his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Baker University also in USA for his master’s in Business Administration.
ABENA DUROWAA MENSAH
She is a past student of Holy Child School at Cape Coast and holds a bachelor degree in business Admin (BBA-marketing). She has a Professional Certificate in Marketing from the CIM-UK and holds a Diploma in Insurance from the Malta Insurance Training Institute (Ghana Insurance College)
Abena is a Professional Marketer, Insurer, an Administrative expert, and currently the Member of Parliament for the Assin North constituency.
She is the vice chairperson of the Gender and Children Committee of parliament and a member of the foreign affairs Committee.
She is married with 3 children and a Christian. She is very hardworking and has earned the trust and recognition in her constituency for her continuous contribution to the development of her constituency.
MICHAEL NANA YAW ADUHENE ADU-DARKO (ESQ, MCIM)
Michael is a scholar at par whose background cuts across multiple disciplines. He has qualifications in Marketing, Law, Banking, and is an Academician. After completing his secondary education at New Juaben Senior High, Michael obtained his undergraduate degree in Economics and Law from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in 1993. In 1996, he graduated with a master’s degree in International Marketing from the Southbank University in London. In 1998, he obtained a Post graduate diploma in Marketing awarded by the Prestigious Marketing Professional Body known as the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the United Kingdom, having undertaken written exams in the rigorous professional qualification examination. He is a Chartered Marketer and a member of both Chartered Institute of Marketing Bodies in the UK and Ghana.
Michael obtained a post first degree, LLB (Hons) qualification in 2008 from KNUST. He was enrolled for the Professional qualification in Law for the Barrister of Law (BL) certificate at the Ghana School of Law in 2008 and qualified in 2010. He was called to the BAR in the same year, 2010.
On job experience, Michael has over fifteen (15) years’ experience in Banking, Marketing and Business Development and 8 years’ post-call experience. He has worked in several Local and International Banks including: ADB (1997-2001), ICB/ FBN (2001-2006), CAL BANK (2006-2008), Amalgamated Bank / BOA (2008-2012). Michael has played various roles in the banking industry such as Marketing Officer, Branch Manager, Assistant Manager, Supervising Manager, Regional Manager, and Head of Marketing / Sales Head of Business Development Business Manager, Chief Compliance Officer and contributed significantly to the growth and expansion of the frontiers of these Banks. He’s also served on several Boards. He is a well-groomed Lawyer, Banker and Marketer with in-depth experience in the Banking sector and the services market.
Adu-Darko is an adjunct faculty member (Lecturer) at the prestigious GIMPA Business School since 2013 where he teaches modules in Marketing and Business/ Commercial Law. He is also an associate at SNK Law office where he practices Law with special interest in Corporate and Commercial Law among others. Michael’s multi-disciplined background both in academia and industry as a Lawyer, Marketer, Business Developer, Banker, Entrepreneur, Corporate Governance and Corporate Strategies expert places him in a competitive edge. He’s married with two children and plays tennis.
Frederick Akuffo-Gyimah is a result driven entrepreneur who also works as a consultant for selected companies. He is noted for his innovative and strategic thinking in identifying core gaps in selected markets. He is a good team player who has a track record of driving concepts from initial idea stage to fruition. He is an expert in creating guidelines for an effective planning and implementation of business ideas based on tested corporate Master Operating Plans (MoP).
He has worked with United Parcel Services (UPS) as a Pricing and Marketing Analyst as well as a Key Accounts Manager for Scandinavia and Northern Europe responsible for Very Large Multinationals (VLM) such as Saab-Scania, Electrolux, Volvo, Sandvik etc in Sweden. He has also worked for Sandvik Tamrock Mining in Ghana, Civil ID Systems of Sweden as their Africa Sales Manager.
In 2006 he created an M2M platform for Machine-to-Machine Communication and was instrumental in the introduction of telematics (AVL) for assets management and a digital location finder(TRAXMAP) using GPS in Ghana.
He also played a major role in the creation of a digital platform for IMT at Ghana Post. Even though there were no smart phones at the time, he innovated together with his ICT partners a device that could send and receive digital money which was a prelude to the current mobile money system. Frederick has a broad knowledge base in document automation, problem identification and rational decision-making.
He is multilingual and attended University of Stockholm, Sweden. He is 53years of age
Mr. kessie comes with a diverse background both in the manufacturing industry and an extensive healthcare background as a trained pharmacist.
On the industrial front he has set up various successful businesses including Flaghouse company ltd in Houston,Texas and Killip company limited,( a logistics company located in Accra).
Currently Mr. Kessie is the President and Chief Executive officer of Enviroplast Company limited. A free zone company engaged in polymer manufacturing with the target market within the West African Sub-region. Also within Enviroplast company ltd is the largest wholly owned Ghanaian Plastic recycling plant with a capacity to process 10 tonnes of plastic waste on a daily basis.
Mr Kessie attended Achimota Secondary school and post-secondary at University of Houston at texas where he obtained Bachelor of Science in pharmacy.
He worked as a pharmacist for many years with Memorial Hermann hospital and Baxter international before venturing into industry.
He has various expertise in the field of clinical trials, sterile products and geriatric polypharmacy and extensive internships and externships with various institutions like M.D cancer center.
Mrs. Veronica Rita Sackey
Mrs. Veronica Rita Sackey is a Development Economist and a Lawyer. She is currently the Director of the Policy Planning, Budgeting, Monitoring & Evaluation (PPBME) Directorate of the Ministry of Communications, Ghana. She holds a BL from the Ghana School of Law and an LLB from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Law Faculty. She was called to the Ghana Bar in October 2015. She also holds an Executive MBA in Project Management from University of Ghana Business School (2004) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Development Economics from Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague in the Netherlands (1998). She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (1989).
Mrs. Sackey worked for 23 years (from 1990 to 2013) in the Ministry of Finance. During these years, she coordinated the implementation of African Development Bank funded projects and was in 2004 seconded to the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Tunis, Tunisia, for a 3-year-term, where she represented Ghana on the AfDB Board as an Assistant to the Executive Director of the Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Sudan Constituency.
She returned to Ministry of Finance and worked for 5 years as the Coordinator of the Multi Donor Budget Support (MDBS) Programme which contributed approximately $400 million annually directly to the national budget. She coordinated the preparation of Ghana’s first Aid Policy & Strategy (2010-2015). Mrs. Sackey also participated in the Commonwealth Parliamentary Debate on Aid Effectiveness at the House of Commons in 2008, where she gave a presentation on Integrating the Aid Effectiveness Agenda in Ghana’s Development Process.
Mrs. Sackey was posted to Ministry of Energy in 2013 where she worked for 5 years as the Director for Policy Planning, Budgeting, Monitoring & Evaluation (PPBME). She has since October 2018 been posted to Ministry of Communications where she works as the Director of PPBME.