Board Of Directors
Board Of Directors
Dr. Mensa Otabil is a Pastor, Educator, Entrepreneur and Consultant. He is the Founder and General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church with its network of local churches, Multifaceted Ministries and Initiatives in Ghana other parts of Africa, Europe and the United States.
Dr. Otabil is the Founder and Chancellor of Ghana’s premier private university; Central University College, Chief Executive Officer and Consultant of Otabil and Associates; an Executive and leadership growth consultancy.
Currently he serves on the board of Kings University College, National Peace Council, Starwin Limited, Institute of Economic Affairs and Central University College.
Dr. Enchill holds a Doctorate degree in Business Administration from the Swiss Management Center, Switzerland and an MBA from IFM (University of Manchester and Wales). He is also a Chartered Accountant and holds the Final Certificate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana).
Dr. Stephen Enchill has a wealth of experience through the following positions he held over the years: Finance Manager, Ikam Limited; Principal Accountant, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation; Audit Manager, Pannel Kerr Forster (Chartered Accountants); Internal Auditor, Unilever Ghana.
Dr. Enchill serves on other corporate Boards such as Ekumfiman Rural Bank Limited, Glico Life Insurance Company, Glico General Insurance Company, and Actionaid Ghana. He is also a financial advisor to the International Central Gospel churches.He is the Managing Partner of Forbes Consult International (Chartered Accountants & Management Consultants)
Rev. Fitzgerald Odonkor holds an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from the University of Ghana. He also holds a Diploma in French Studies from the Alliance Francaise de Paris, France.
Rev. Odonkor has over three decades of banking experience within the West African sub-region with working experiences in Ghana, Gambia and Togo.
He has worked as Chief Operations Officer at Merchant Bank Ghana Ltd in various capacities at the Ecobank Group’s operations across West Africa as Credit Officer for Foreign Trade, Head of Trade Finance, Deputy Operations Manager, Head of Cash Management, Group Trade Manager and Regional Head for Structured Trade at Ecobank Ghana, Head of Operations at Ecobank Togo and later as Project Manager and Managing Director for Ecobank Gambia.
Prior to his appointment as CEO,he was a board member of Capital Bank, the CEO of Fitzgerald Consult and General Overseer of Harvest International Ministries.
William Ato Essien holds a BSc. (Marketing option) degree from the Central University College and a Certificate in Micro-Finance. He serves on the Board of Wade-Laurel Printing Press Limited (which he founded), Wanart Marketing Consult and FCP Trust.
He is an astute entrepreneur with a wealth of experience in micro-financing and business financing structuring. Mr. Essien is an avid motivational speaker and he believes that business leaders and leaders in general should harness the power of God in the marketplace to deepen their knowledge and also maximize the effectiveness of their activities.
In 2012, he was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year – Banking & Finance Category for the year 2011 by the Ghana Entrepreneurs Foundation for exhibiting an outstanding entrepreneurial spirit and for his achievements in sustaining economic growth, generating employment and innovation in Ghana.
In 2012 he was also awarded as a finalist in the Emerging Entrepreneur Category at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year West Africa Awards for exhibiting outstanding performance in the areas of entrepreneurial spirit, financial performance, strategic direction, global impact, personal integrity and influence.
He is the founder of the William Ato Essien Foundation (WAEF) which was established in June 2011 to provide financial support for educational and health purposes and also to impact the society in general.
Mr. Kofi Kwakwa holds an MBA (General Management) from Harvard University Business School and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics, Economics, and Public Policy from Swarthmore College in the USA.
Mr. Kwakwa has significant experience globally and across Africa in private equity investments, senior executive leadership, corporate strategy development and implementation, corporate governance and entrepreneurship.
He’s currently the Senior Advisor at African Capital Alliance, West Africa, which is a private equity fund in West Africa with over $1bn under management as well as the Founder and CEO of Sagevest Holdings, Ghana, which has the strategic focus of making private equity and venture capital investments in companies and promising start-ups.
Mr. Kwakwa has worked as Director of Strategic Investments & Joint Ventures for Standard Bank Group, Johannesburg where he identified and executed strategic private equity investments and joint ventures on behalf of the Standard/Stanbic Bank Group and as Director for Ark4 Advisors in Johannesburg with the strategic focus of identifying and developing business opportunities in Africa with institutional partners
Other work experiences include; Vice President of Worldspace Corporation, Africa; Manager and Associate at McKinsey & Company, Johannesburg and McKinsey & Company, Washington DC respectively. He also worked as an Analyst for Deloitte & Touche Consulting, Philadelphia and West Africa.
Mr. Kwakwa currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ashesi University and as a member of boards of Ghana International School, Fanisi Capital (US $50M Private Equity Fund in East Africa), GN Life Assurance and Global Leader for Tomorrow 2002.