Felix E Addo is the Country Senior Partner and member of the PwC Africa Governance Board. He is also a Deals Partner with particular interest in CP&I, Sustainability and Climate Change. Felix holds a BSc (Administration) from the University of Ghana and an MA (Professional Accounting) from Loyola College, Maryland (USA).
Felix has professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana; Institute of Chartered Accountants, Sierra Leone, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, US. He has over 27 years of practice, including consulting experiences in corporate finance and recovery, financial and forensic auditing, organisational restructuring and performance improvement, in both developed and developing economies.
Lucas Yikimpa Chigabatia is the Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO) of the University of Ghana. Lucas arrived at the University of Ghana in August 2013 to provide the leadership required to advance the university’s strategic goals through sound information technology investments. In his role as CITO, he is pursuing strategies to drive ICT enabled teaching, learning and research in the University of Ghana, and to bring delivery of IT services closer to end users by leveraging existing technologies.
Before joining the University of Ghana, Lucas was the Knowledge and Information Technology Manager (KITM) of AngloGold Ashanti Continental Africa Region. In this role he provided technology vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology (IT) initiatives often in the business’s remote and challenging operational areas in Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Tanzania, the DRC and Namibia. He was in this role for 6 years and led a virtual team IT professionals in delivering innovative IT solutions which helped improve cost effectiveness and business development during very challenging times in the constantly changing and competitive mining industry.
He began his career at Unilever Ghana Limited as the Information Technology Manager for the Lever Brothers Division and quickly established a reputation for getting things done. Between 1994 and 1996 he was the team lead for the implementation of the computerized financial systems to all subsidiaries of the company in Ghana. He was also a key member of the Systems Management and Redesign Team (SAMRT) which reviewed and redesigned the business processes of the company. Lucas has had a long and rich experience in consultancy. He joined the consultancy firm Conseil Gestion Assistance (CGA) in 1998 and consulted widely for organizations locally and internationally rising to become the Technical Director, Advisory Services with responsibility for Business Process Optimization and Computerized Financial Systems implementation.
He joined Ashanti Goldfields Limited as the Databases Applications Manager in October 2000, a position he held till 2004. Between 2004 and 2006, he was the manager in charge of Information Technology operations for AngloGold Ashanti West Africa Region, and became the Information Technology Manager responsible for the Africa Open Pit Mines of the same company between 2006 and 2008.
Mr. Chigabatia obtained a Master of Science (MSc.) Engineering Degree with specialization in Automated Economic Data Processing from the Kharkov Institute of Engineering and Economics, Ukraine in 1987. In 1999, he was awarded an MBA (Finance) Degree from the University of Ghana. Lucas also received a Certificate in Management Practice from the University of Cape Town, South Africa which he obtained in 2007. He is a member of the Project Management Institute PMI.
Dr. Kofi Koduah Sarpong, a Chartered Accountant by profession, has several years' experience in the application of finance, accountancy, strategic management and policy formulation at the Executive and Board levels in several Ghanaian and international organisations. He previously served as the Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director (Finance and Administration) of Tema Oil Refinery; Head of Administrative and Financial Services Division of the International Cocoa Organization in London; Deputy Chief Executive of the Ghana Cocoa Board; Deputy Managing Director of Produce Buying Company Ltd; and General Manager and Chief Accountant of the Ghana Food Distribution Corporation. He also served as the Executive Chairman of Kumasi Asante Kotoko Sporting Club Ltd. Until recently, Dr. Sarpong was the Chairman of Finatec Limited, a financial consulting firm. He served on the Boards of Ghana Commercial Bank, Tema Chemicals Ltd, Aluworks, Ikam Ltd, Merchant Bank, Action Aid International, Cafédirect Limited (UK), SIC Ltd. and Sahel Sahara Bank (Gh.) Ltd.
He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of The Royal Bank, Imperial General Assurance Company Ltd and Nsutaman Catholic Senior Secondary School and a member of the Board of Sekondi College. Dr. K. K. Sarpong holds a PhD in Industrial and Business Management from the University of Warwick, England, M.Acc (International Accounting and Multinational Financial Management) from the University of Glasgow, MBA and BSc Administration (Accounting Option) both from the University of Ghana. He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana). Dr. Sarpong, who is presently a Master of Arts in Ministry student at the Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon is now Chief Executive of the Global Haulage Group Limited, which has subsidiaries in the road transport, cocoa purchasing, banking, insurance, estates/properties, and commercial trading sectors in Ghana.
Mr. George Andah is a Corporate Executive with extensive international and local exposure and experienced on marketing and branding related issues. His practiced has been in some of the top level companies in Ghana and beyond. He has many years of experience having worked as the Regional Director, Marketing Promotions, Globacom (Nigeria, Ghana & Benin), Chief Operating Officer (Country Manager) for Glo Mobile Ghana, Chief Marketing Officer – Bharti Airtel Nigeria, member of the Bharti Group, Chief Marketing Officer, Scancom Ltd, a member of the MTN Group, and Marketing Director, Guinness Ghana Breweries Ltd. He is passionate on effectively managing brands, and works with and through multi leveled layers of internal and external stakeholders to harness full brand and business potentials. His work philosophy is to engage with results-centered organisations, where responsibility, teamwork, quality and perfection are demanded behind a backdrop of challenge and exciting opportunities in customer management and career development.
He is currently the CEO and Founder of Rudder Solutions, a Ghanaian-based market-development management consultancy firm that provides a comprehensive set of integrated professional services for business development, market development, corporate/brand communication, reputation management, direct sales, channel development and leadership coaching on a global scale. Besides consulting, he is also a transformational Leader, and sought after speaker on Marketing, Media, Youth Motivation and Empowerment issues. Mr. Andah is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana, Council Member, CMO Council for Africa, and Member of the Ghana Association of Biochemist. He holds BSc (Hons) Biochemistry from the University of Science & Technology and an MBA (Marketing option) from the University of Ghana Business School, Legon.
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