Kofi joined MoneyGram International in 2010 as a marketing executive for English speaking West Africa. He now serves as marketing lead for Anglophone West Africa. This remit covers 5 countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia Sierra Leone and Gambia with 64 agents and over 7,000 agent locations. Kofi oversees the two largest receive remittance markets in Africa (Ghana and Nigeria).
His core role focuses on: brand management, planning and deploying integrated marketing communications campaigns, new product development support, market research, PR/CSR management and B2B client coverage.
Prior to joining MoneyGram, Kofi was Marketing Manager at Standard Chartered Bank Ghana, and a key account manager at Origin8 Saatchi &Saatchi.
Kofi has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Business Administration, as well as an MPhil. in Marketing- both from the University of Ghana. Kofi also has an MA in Global Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African studies (SOAS). He recently also attended the FINTECH certificate program of the Said Business School, Oxford and is a fellow of the CSIS AILA program.
Mr Akyea will be hosted as the Corporate Executive in Residence by the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship up to July 2019.
Hayfron Aboagye is a Partner responsible for Government and Public Sector Industry Group in PwC Ghana. Hayfron is also the Human Capital partner for the Assurance Line of Service of PwC Ghana. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting, a master’s degree in Public Administration and is a Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). Hayfron is also Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG) and the Liberia Institute of Certified Public Accountants (LICPA).
Hayfron specialises in the delivery of professional audit; monitoring and evaluation, institutional capacity assessment and capacity building; and financial management support services to Government Ministries, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and donor aid agencies for the past 15 years. He is also responsible for the coordination and execution of assurance and advisory services within the public sector.
Hayfron’s experience in the Public Sector cuts across Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Local Governance, Poverty reduction and Agriculture within the Africa Region. He has been involved in large and complex assignments within the Africa Region - Liberia, Benin, Ghana, Sierra-Leone, Uganda, the Gambia, Senegal, Botswana and Nigeria. His experience includes Financial management support, advisory and audit of donor funded projects for international organisations such as The Global Fund, USAID, DFID, AfDB, World Bank, DANIDA, European Union, UNDP, UNDP, UNHCR, DANIDA among others. Hayfron’s expertise also includes training, strategy definition, needs analysis and training materials design and delivery. He has been providing technical support to International organisations and Public Sector institutions on adoption of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).
He has been involved in many assignment on IPSAS including providing technical support to the Controller and Accountant General IPSAS project team on road map and implementation strategies, technical support to the Institute of Chartered Accountant, Ghana on IPSASB exposure drafts, the Development of accounting and training manuals on IPSAS and facilitation of training for international organisations such as University of Ghana, Mano River Union (MRU), WAPP, FARA, INDEPTH Network, AWDF, Marie Stopes International, Ghana and others. Hayfron is the Project Director on the University of Ghana IPSAS Project. He also actively participated in the IPSASB meetings held in Accra by the Board members of IPSAS. Hayfron also has a Diploma in International Public Sector Financial Reporting awarded by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and was instrumental in developing the first IPSAS Diploma course for the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana. Hayfron was the Public Finance Expert on the Business Process and Financial Management Review of Ministry of Finance, Liberia.
He assisted the PwC office in Kenya, Rwanda in the development of training materials to align with the requirements of the African Union office in Ethiopia as part of his role as the Coordinator of IPSAS in the Africa region.
Hayfron has also published articles on IPSAS some of which can be viewed on www.pwc.com/gh