Board of Directors

Board of Directors 2018-04-17T12:20:07+00:00
AMCHAM President
Mr. Mensah has extensive business experience and is the Country Manager and Vice President of Kosmos Energy, a leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on frontier and emerging areas along the Atlantic Margin.He has over 30 years work experience with IBM, Mr. Mensah held a variety of leadership roles in sales and marketing before establishing IBM’s presence in Ghana in 2009. He is a Yale graduate and has served on the AmCham Board since 2011.
Felix Addo is the Country Senior Partner of PwC Ghana. He holds a BSc (Administration) from the University of Ghana, an MA (Professional Accounting) from Loyola College, Maryland (USA). He is a member of several professional institutions across West Africa and the United States of America-Institute of Chartered Accountants (Sierra Leone), The Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Felix has over 25 years of practice and consulting experience in corporate finance and recovery, financial and forensic auditing, organisational restructuring and performance improvement in both developed and developing economies.

Some notable assignments he has undertaken include; privatisation of Ashanti Gold Fields Limited and Ghana Commercial Bank and was the Transaction Advisor to Government of Ghana (GoG) on the acquisition of VALCO. He was the Fairness Reporter for the Merger of Anglogold and Ashanti Goldfields Limited. Felix was the liquidation Advisor of Bank for Housing and Construction, Ghana Cooperative Bank and currently Ghana Airway’s Limited (In Official Liquidation).

He is a founding member and President of the Ghana Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Advisors (GARIA) and a member of the Attorney General’s Committee of Experts currently reviewing the Ghana Companies Code. Felix is the Chairperson of the VCAP Project of the Commonwealth Hall Old Boy’s Association (University of Ghana) and also is the Chairman of the Board of Advisors of AIESEC, Ghana

 

Ms. Kyerematen-Jimoh is responsible for all of IBM’s Sales, Marketing, Services and Global Delivery Operations in Ghana. She is a seasoned marketer with extensive experience in client relationship management, after working in the financial services and technology industries in Africa and Europe for the past 15 years.

She joined IBM in 2011 as the Territory Marketing Manager responsible for IBM West Africa, and later moved to Nairobi, Kenya as Strategy Leader for IBM’s Central, East and West Africa operations. Kyerematen-Jimoh oversees IBM’s business in Ghana’s fast growing Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Telecommunications and Government sectors, with a focus on deploying IBM’s advanced technology capabilities in Cloud Computing, Big Data and Analytics, Mobile and Security to solve current and future needs of institutions in these key economic sectors.
Ms. Kyerematen-Jimoh is a graduate of Harvard Business School in Leadership Development and holds a BA in Marketing and French.

Alwyn Pretorius is Newmont Mining Corporation’s Africa operations as Senior Vice President.

He has more than 20 years of gold sector experience with extensive expertise in underground deep-level gold mining. Before joining Newmont, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Harmony Gold Company Limited, one of South Africa’s leading gold producers.

Mr. Pretorius’s experience includes leadership roles at Harmony and ARMgold, where he managed portfolios of up to 10 mines with annual production of 1.3 million ounces of gold. In these roles, he delivered significant safety, productivity and sustainability improvements, and forged strong stakeholder relationships. He has held several other management positions at Harmony, including Safety, Health and Technology Executive and Chief Operating Officer of the company’s South African operations

Vish Ashiagbor –  Country Senior Partner – PwC (Ghana) Limited Wyczynsky (Vish) Ashiagbor is the Country Senior Partner for PwC Ghana. He was admitted into partnership in 2007. Altogether, Vish has over 25 years of professional experience, 14 of which have been spent with PwC.  During these 14 years, Vish has led and managed some high profile assignments executed for both public and private sector clients in a number of African countries, including here in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Liberia, The Gambia, and Sierra Leone.

His primary expertise is in assisting businesses and governments to navigate the complex field of transactions and deals, including due diligence work, investment appraisals, and business valuations. He has advised both selling and buying parties on transactions across a variety of industries, including banking and financial services, power and utilities, transportation and logistics, manufacturing and commodity processing, etc. On the public sector side, Vish has been deeply involved in the firm’s work in PPPs.

Vish holds a Masters in Engineering from the University of London, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.  He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG) and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA).

Doris Kafui Kwawukume (Mrs) Holds an MBA in Marketing with a dynamic Marketing/Sales career which reflects pioneering experience and record breaking performance in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Industry. Accomplished and results driven senior marketing and sales executive with a consistent and documented record of developing new products. A proven performer and a productive team leader.

Worked in the past 13 years in various positions in SC Johnson Ghana. Currently the Managing Director, SC Johnson Ghana and Marketing Director for its operations in the West Africa Cluster. Responsible for:

  • Overseeing the financial management of the SCJ Ghana; providing vision regarding overall financial health of Company.
  • Providing leadership in long range fiscal planning to ensure the continuity and solvency of company. Assists in development of forms and tools to increase company’s efficiency and risk management.
  • Formulating and executes strategic marketing and promotional plans intended to achieve exceptional market penetration in the West Africa cluster.

Past positions in SC Johnson have been Marketing Director West Africa from 2007 to 2009, Marketing Manager Ghana from 2001 to 2007, Brands and key Account Manager from 1999 to 2001 and Assistant Brands Manager from 1996 to 1999. She Is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana.

Born 23rd April 1969, is a product of Wesley Girls High School and University of Ghana for a bachelors in Geography and Resource Development and Executive Master in Business Administration.
Married to Kobla Kwawukume, have a 7 year old vivacious daughter Kekeli.
An avid sportsperson Doris frequently plays squash and tennis.

Nabil Kherraz-Hadria performs a dual role as Country Manager Ghana and Market Development manager Francophone West Africa reporting into the Managing Director of West Africa and the Business Development Director Africa.. Kherraz-Hadria joined Dow in Dubai, UAE in 2014 through the MBA General Management program as Business Development Manager for EMEA. He has worked with Ernst & Young Paris in various capacities including audit, transaction support, M&A operations, corporate restructuring for corporate clients from the retail, engineering and manufacturing sectors.

Kherraz-Hadria holds a master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Energy Management from SUPELEC (France) and a General MBA at IESE Business School (SPAIN). He is multi-lingual with proficiency in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.

Kherraz-Hadria brings his wealth of experience and education to leading Dow’s Ghana office and Francophone market development initiatives in alignment to Dow West Africa’s growth ambitions.

Kherraz-Hadria enjoys tennis, contemporary art, reading and music.

Kwabena Aforo-Addo is the Regional Sales Manager for GE O&G for West & Central Africa (excluding Nigeria & Angola). In this role, based in Accra, he leads sales of GE’s portfolio of equipment in the Oil &Gas and small scale power generation sector. Kwabena commenced with GE in July 2009 on one of their Senior Leadership Programs and after stints in Perth, Australia and Bristol, UK he has returned to his country of birth. Prior to GE, Kwabena was with Shell for 7 years in sales, marketing and operations roles in different Shell businesses units in Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing and Singapore, where he grew the business and implemented projects to improve market share and profitability. He received his MBA from the London Business School and the Australian Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Australia. Kwabena completed combined Bachelor’s in Science and Commerce at the University of Sydney in 2001.

Ayesha Bedwei is a Partner in PwC based in Ghana. Ayesha specialises in Tax advisory services focused on the Energy sector, and helps Energy clients solve their tax problems and manage their tax affairs efficiently.

In addition to this, Ayesha holds leadership positions within PwC in the areas of; Corporate Responsibility and Diversity & Inclusion, responsible for PwC’s West Market Area (Ghana, Nigeria and Liberia); Energy, leading PwC’s Africa Region; and Learning and Education, where she leads for Ghana.

With over 18 years’ experience in the finance and accounting field (12 being in the tax energy arena), Ayesha has been involved in a wide array of projects and has built up a network of influential clients and associates during her professional career. Ayesha has gained a wealth of experience due to her involvement in Ghana’s energy sector from its inception to date. She has had the opportunity to organise and speak at a number of tax and regulatory -focused forums in this area covering several African territories. To date, these forums have been held in Ghana, the USA and Mozambique. The audience has typically been made up of representatives of key players in the energy industry as well as PwC colleagues from a number of countries. Ayesha’s expertise also led to her board appointment at the Ghana Oil Club, a non-profit friendly organisation for the Energy industry in Ghana.

In addition to this, Ayesha is on the advisory board of the Art and Design Institute, an organisation focused on skills training in engineering and design in the art industry, Moremi Women’s Initiative in Africa, Kuenyehia Prize for Contemporary Art and Peter Yobo International .

Ayesha’s passion for leadership and career development is palpable and this was recognised by the multi-national textile company Vlisco, when she was nominated as a finalist for the 2014 “Vlisco Brand Ambassador for Ghana” Award. The nomination gave Ayesha an opportunity to positively impact society with her personal and professional stories, the activities she was able to engage in, and the nationwide publicity these were given. As a result of this experience, Ayesha also received recognition from UN Aids and an appointment as an ambassador for their “protect the goal campaign” aimed at HIV awareness and reduction.

Ayesha was also named as a Finalist for Ghana for the “Africa’s most Influential Women in Business and Government 2014” award organised by CEO Communications of South Africa. The magazine has long recognised the important role women play in the development of society, and since the founding of the company in 2000, has promoted initiatives to recognise women. These initiatives have evolved into the Most Influential Women in Business and Government programme, which has been recognised over the course of several years as the pre-eminent recognition platform for women.

Ayesha often speaks on the topics of leadership and career development with a focus on students and entrepreneurs.

In 2014, Ayesha became a member of the prestigious African Leadership Network (ALN). In the same year, she sat on the judging panel for ALN’s Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship.

Ayesha regularly contributes to articles in Ghana’s business print media and appears on Television programs discussing various issues including Tax, Corporate Responsibility and Diversity and Inclusion.

More recently, Ayesha was named one of Ghana’s 20 Influential business leaders under 40 by Ghana’s business world magazine in March 2015. In 2016, Ayesha was also named one of Ghana’s 100 most influential women by the African Network of Entrepreneurs and in 2017, she was named the “Tax Media Personality” of the year by the Ghana Revenue Authority.

In 2017, Ayesha added the title “Tedx Speaker” to her list of experiences by speaking at the Tedx Accra event on the importance of Diversity and Inclusion in the Work place.

 

Frederick Emmanuel Aryeetey is currently the General Manager for Cummins West Africa Regional Organisation (CWARO), excluding Nigeria. Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines, diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets as well as related components and technology. Frederick has been working with Cummins since 1st April 2016. Frederick is a professional with more than 24 years of progressive leadership, customer support and marketing expertise in heavy equipment, power systems and material handling equipment industries.

Prior to joining Cummins Frederick worked with the Mantrac – Unatrac Group a multinational organization with business interests in Middle East, UK, Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Iraq and Russia from November 1992 to March 2016. During this period, Frederick served in many leadership capacities; notable among them being Country Managing Director roles in Kenya and Tanzania.

Frederick holds a BSc. (Hons) degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana; and an Executive Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Ghana, Legon. Frederick is married to Maku and they have two sons; Nii Aryee and Nii Armah. Generally, he loves sports and enjoys sharing ideas with people.

 

Philippe Ayivor: In 1974 after graduating from Opoku Ware Secondary School, Philippe left for Duke University, USA and in 1977 graduated with a BA in Economics and Sociology. In 1980, Philippe graduated from Virginia Technology Institute & State University with a Master’s degree in Accountancy.Philippe worked as a Senior Consultant with Andersen Consulting, in Houston, Texas and in 1984 joined The Coca-Cola Company. In his 27 years with The Coca-Cola Company, he has worked in the US and Africa in positions of increasing responsibility including Group Information Systems Director for Africa & the Middle East and Franchise Director/General Manager for the Mid-Africa and Equatorial Africa Franchises.

In his current role as PAC Director, Philippe leads The Coca-Cola System in implementing the company’s philanthropic strategies in nine West African countries and is responsible for coordinating The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation’s activities in North and West Africa. Philippe leads the Coca-Cola Company’s efforts to make a positive and sustainable contribution to the communities in which it does business in the areas of water and sanitation, health, education and entrepreneurship. This role gives Philippe the opportunity to make a positive difference in the living conditions of African communities.

Philippe serves on the board of a number of organizations including Junior Achievement, United Way Ghana.
Philippe is married to Jessica. They have two daughters. He is an avid golfer and loves jazz and high-life music.

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