Our advisory board consists of great and insightful business leaders and owners from different but highly respected companies that gives advice to Global Chamber Accra in our efforts to support international trade and businesses in Accra, Ghana.
Mr. Selorm Kofi Dake
CEO of Karatizo Limited
Selorm Kofi Dake is the CEO of Karatizo Limited, a leading business development advisory firm in Accra, Ghana and National Vice Chair of the Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (AYE) Ghana.
He is an achievement driven and leadership oriented professional with key competencies in international business development, business development advisory, FDI facilitation and private sector development consulting. He was an Associate Consultant at the Kwaku Group where he was part of the team of experts that consulted for the ECOWAS Commission, COMESA and the ACP BizClim programme in Brussels on various international development and private sector capacity building projects between 2009 and 2014. He holds MSc. International Business and Entrepreneurship from the Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK as a British Government Chevening Scholar and BSc. Chemical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi,
Bernard Abeiku Arthur
Senior Urban Specialist Unops-Cities Alliance
Mr. Bernard Abeiku Arthur is a Senior Urban Development Specialist with experience in Urban Development Policy formulation, city development strategies and Urban Transportation planning.
He is also the Vice President of the Alumni International Board of Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, the Executive Director of ABLKONSULT LTD. GH which offer consultancy services, policy advice and knowledge transfer in Urban Development Planning and Management, City Development Strategies, Urban Transportation, Local Governance and Decentralization to policy makers, city authorities, development partners and investors within and out of Ghana and the West Africa sub-region.
He has Post Graduate Diploma in Small and Medium Enterprise Consultancy Skills, PG Diploma in Urban Planning and Poverty Reduction Strategies, MSc in Urban Management and Development and many other educational qualifications.
COO - First Allied Savings & Loans Ltd
Mr. Edward Nii Lamptey is the Chief Operating Officer of First Allied Savings & Loans Ltd, a leading, reputable and pacesetting financial institution in Ghana. He also doubles as the Ag. Managing Director of the company. Mr. Lamptey has a vast career experience from diverse business engagements at senior management level both nationally and internationally, including the likes of Bank of Ghana, Barclays Bank Ghana, JFK Accountancy Services - London and Eagle House Group Ltd – London amongst others.
He is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA from the University of Leicester. He is a commercially astute accountant and banker who combines corporate strategic knowledge with an excellent interpersonal skill to achieve overall corporate objectives.
His other engagements include Managing Partner - Lamps Consult, Group CEO - First Allied Group of Companies and Director - Safenet Logistics Company Ltd.
Dr. Mrs. Shola Safo-Duodu
Managing Partner - Leaders and Mentors International Ltd
Shola Safo-Duodu is an expert in strategic communications, marketing management, brand management and events management and has established credibility as an experienced and versatile management professional through the various business and support roles she has held in her career of more than 25 years.
Dr. Shola joined Barclays in November, 1997 as Marketing Manager and transitioned smoothly from Marketing Manager to the role of Head of Retail Banking from 2001 to 2005. Dr. Shola was recently Head of Corporate Affairs. And also, the former National President of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana (CIMG).
She holds an MA (Cantab) from Pembroke College in Cambridge University (UK); and is a Chartered Marketer with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) UK; is a certified Performance Development Facilitator trained by Oxford Consulting Group under the auspices of Barclays Africa and holds a Doctorate degree in Management from the Swiss Management Centre University (SMCU) with a thesis on Corporate Social Responsibility.
Dr. Shola is currently the Managing Partner at Leaders and Mentors International Ltd, a management consulting firm that specializes in corporate training, business transformation and leadership development.
Mr. Eric Esubonteng
General Manager & Managing Director - Anglogold Ashanti
Eric is an accomplished Finance and General Management Executive with extensive experience in senior management roles in the international resources sector.
He holds a BSc. Administration degree from the University of Ghana, an MBA from the University of Manchester (Manchester Business School), a qualified accountant – a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA, UK) and an Associate Member of CPA (Australia).
Eric is currently the General Manager & Managing Director of AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited. He has been part of the team driving the on-going restructuring effort of the Obuasi Mine. Before joining AGA, Eric spent about 10 years with Gold Fields Limited, where he served in different management roles across different operations, including Acting Finance Manager at the Tarkwa Mine (Ghana), and Finance and Business Improvement Manager at the Agnew Mine (Western Australia).
Over and above his experience in the field of finance and in general management, Eric has been part of two major restructuring initiatives in the mining industry. He also serves as the 1st Vice President of the Ghana Chamber of Mines. Over the years he has developed a good network of key players in the mining industry in Ghana, and the regulatory and government agencies in Ghana.
Mr. Joshua Akrong
Acting Managing Director, KASAP LTD
He is a member of the Charted Institute of Administration and Management Consultants as well as the 1st Zonal Vice President, Southern zone of the Charted Institute of Administration and Management Consultants.
He holds a graduate diploma in Management, International Professional Manager Association, Final Professional Qualifying (Fdip) diploma in Management, Charted Institute of Administration (CIA), Ghana Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) Finance Option School of Administration, University of Ghana and a BSc (Hons) in Geodetic Engineering.
Mr. Akrong has an immense wealth of work experience, having worked with firms like A. Kassardjian Ltd as an assistant Engineer to an Engineer- in-charge for roadmaking and signs. He also worked with KASAP Ltd, Accra as a Deputy Head of Survey and Design, Director of Finance and currently the Acting Managing Director.
Mr. Richard Dugan
Group President/CEO of McOttley Holdings
Richard is the Group President/CEO of McOttley Holdings, the umbrella company of McOttley Capital Limited, McOttley Money lending and McOttley Properties Limited. Richard, who is also the Chairman of Neny Group of Companies, is an investment banker and a business incubation strategist by profession.
Richard is a rare talent with exceptional expertise in Business Incubation, Process Design, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Financial Management, Strategic Marketing and Sales, Consultancy and General Business Administration. He is passionate about entrepreneurial development and leadership abilities of the youth so they can contribute significantly to national development.
Mr. Richard Dugan is a fellow of the American Academy of Project Management (FAAPM-USA) and a Chartered Master Project Manager (MPM-USA). Richard holds a Masters in International Business Management (MIBM), UK. He holds Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) Degree from Pentecost University (awarded by University of Ghana), Diploma in Strategic Marketing and Management from the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM-UK), Certificate in Risk-Based Approach to Compliance from Downton Hill, and is currently undergoing a professional qualification with The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA-UK). Richard has also undertaken a series of training programmes in Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering, Management and Leadership and Strategy (Operational and Branding) in and around the world.
Mrs. Grace Amey-Obeng
CEO of FC Group of Companies
Mrs. Grace Amey-Obeng, a Medical Aesthetician, CEO of FC Group of Companies and one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the Beauty Therapy profession in Ghana and West Africa, providing services cutting across beauty care, education, manufacturing, equipment and publishing.
Over the past twenty-five (25) years, she has grown FC from a Cosmetic Retail Shop to a conglomerate.FC Perfumery & Cosmetics, FC Cosmetics Industry, Salon Equipment and Beauty Supplies (SEBS); which imports and wholesales quality beauty therapy and hairdressing equipment,
Prof. Nicholas Nsowah-Nuamah
Rector of Kumasi Polytechnic
Prof. Nicholas N. N. Nsowah-Nuamah, a full Professor of Statistics is the Rector of Kumasi Polytechnic in Ghana. He is currently the Chairman of the Conference of Rectors of Polytechnics (CORP) in Ghana. He is also the Chairman of the Council of the Regent University College of Science and Technology, one of the leading universities in Ghana.
Prof. Nsowah-Nuamah is a prolific writer. He has published fourteen (14) books and also a large number of refereed papers in international journals, some of which are widely used in Ghanaian and some universities and polytechnics in Africa. He has presented a lot of papers in international conferences. He has peer-reviewed five books in Statistics for the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society in UK and the Supplementary Handbook to the International manual on the Consumer Price Indices by the International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva.
He is the founder of three Statistical Associations: Ghana Statistical Association (GSA) of which he is the interim President, Ghana Association of Statistics Students (GASS) for which he is the Chief Patron, Ghana Association of Statistics Students Alumni (GASSA) for which he is the Chief Patron.
Munnira is a Pakistani business consultant who holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and has an extensive experience in marketing, branding, research and training. She has been instrumental in mega projects with multinational companies in Pakistan. She has also led an event management company for international exhibitions by the name of Brand Dimension as a CEO in Pakistan for 5 years. Moreover, she worked along with a renowned data management company in Pakistan to showcase Ghana to investors.
Currently residing in Ghana with her family, Munnira is engaged in motivational & transformational corporate training in Accra, Ghana and also providing business consultancy.
CEO of BREAKTHROUGH Consult
Mr. Caleb Ayiku is an Author, Trainer and Entrepreneur. Over the past 19 years he has developed his career in several sectors and in several African countries. As a Chemical Engineer he has worked over thirteen years in the downstream Petroleum Industry in Africa rising to the position of Managing Director in three Engen Petroleum affiliates in Ghana, Tanzania and Kenya. He also worked as Country Manager for Oando Ghana Limited and has trained and consulted with several blue-chip companies like Barclays Bank, CitiFM, Enterprise Insurance Company and FEDEX. His company BREAKTHROUGH Consult has consulted with over 30 medium-sized companies and he is currently a non-executive director for Wade Walker Ghana Limited a subsidiary of Murray & Roberts of South Africa. Caleb has a keen interest in fitness and wellness. He served as the first Country Director of Herbalife Ghana and has co-founded Camarie Foods Limited a small-sized food company which packages natural and healthy foods for health-conscious consumers.
DR. Owusu A. Kizito
DBA/MBA/EA Investigroup Companies
Dr. Owusu A. Kizito has a track record of being a dynamic, results-driven professional. He has over twenty years of experience as a board member, college professor, instructing, professional writing, lecturing, consulting, banking, financial analysis, project management, and process improvement. In addition, he has an extensive background as analytic expert regarding the calculus of decision-making, and problem solving. Dr. Kizitoʼs skill set is magnified by his ability and by his ingenuity in the manner in which he effectively chooses and manages the professionals who work on his consulting teams. His primary engagements have center on the development and implementation of financial management systems and upgrades. This has been accomplished using a proven set of methods which are based on a systematic change process, that is both constrained by and in compliance with the relevant laws and regulations that apply to his clients' varied situations. He has thus established an enviable track record of successfully designing solutions to difficult engagements and then coordinating their implementation. As a result he has been credited with creating, as well as maintaining, lucrative client relationships, and boosting the sales and profitability of his company. Dr. Kizito is also an expert on financial/tax/accounting as well as housing counseling and a college professor instructing in all aspects of business studies.