DR. DANIEL AGBEKO
He holds PhD in Entrepreneurship and Finance from Wageningen University – Netherlands, MBA Finance – University of Leicester UK, Certificate in Microfinance from India and BSc. Agriculture with a Diploma in Education from University of Cape Coast. Dr Agbeko has 18 years of practical Banking experience and technical knowledge in rural finance, agriculture, entrepreneurship and finance with strong skills in credit analysis for micro, small and medium scale enterprises, concurrently with 5 years’ experience in lecturing and coaching students both in Ghana and Netherlands. He is an international consultant in microfinance, agriculture and entrepreneurship capacity building programs for rural banks, private microfinance institutions and other businesses and companies across Ghana and other developing countries. He authored several technical papers and books on microfinance, agriculture entrepreneurship and rural banking and has presented same at seminars in Ghana and other microfinance and entrepreneurship conferences in India, Netherlands, France, Italy, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. He is also the Board Chairman of Life Gate Credit Union, Entrepreneurs Capital Cooperative, Dream July Foundation, Akomadan Rural Bank and a board member of various organizations.
MR. MAXWELL KWAME MENSAH
He holds ACCA and MBA from London School of Business and Finance UK, Computer Science from KNUST, Stock trading Certificate from Ghana Stock Exchange, and other World Bank Institute, USA certificates in Health Economics; Management in Health; Municipal Finances; Public Financial Management; Energy Sector Strategies to support Green Growth; Parliaments and the Budget; Forest Governance Assessment and Monitoring; Result Based Financing in Health Others are Communication Skills from Stanford University Graduate School of Education and Graduate School of Business;
Maxwell has over 25 years of management experience including Bureau of Integrated Rural Development (BIRD) in KNUST as Computer Programmer/Technician and Systems Analyst; Bikkai Laboratories Ltd as Accounting Officer and Computer Programmer; Senior Accountant at Dolphin Group of Companies at Tema Harbor; Finance Manager at Coconut Grove Hotels Ltd and Damaas Pharmaceuticals; Customer Services Manager and Accounts in Fraga Oil Ghana Ltd; Finance Manager in Chocho Industries Ltd. He has been a Financial Analyst for many other SMEs and startups
DR. CLETUS KWAKU MBOWURA
He holds a PhD in History, MPhil in History and B.A. in History with Philosophy – all from the University of Ghana. Dr. Mbowura is an Africanist Historian with specialization in conflicts resolution in Northern Ghana. He has been a lecturer since 2004. Dr. Mbowura worked in a number of public and private universities in Ghana, including the University of Ghana, Regent University College of Science and Technology, Accra College of Medicine, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and Accra College of Education. He has immense experience in teaching of various courses in History, African Studies and other social science disciplines; with vast experience in the writing of curriculum and has developed a number of new programs for the Regent University College of Science and Technology. Dr. Mbowura has also assisted other university lecturers in Ghana in developing new curricula for their various universities. Dr. Mbowura is an astute writer and provides editing services to scholars, students and writers. He is diligent, competent, creative, hardworking, versatile, and, above all, is a team player full of drive and vision. Dr. Mbowura is a scholar with rich research and scholarly skills. He has contributed to diverse knowledge beyond the teaching of history through his publications in numerous international and local referred academic journals and other monographs.
MR. OBED YAW ASAMANY
He holds MBA in Microfinance and BA in Political Science from UCC and UG respectively. He was the General Manager of Ghana Co-operative Susu Collectors Association (GCSCA) for many years. This body regulates Peer-to-Peer savings and lending cooperatives in conjunction with the Bank of Ghana. Since 2008, he played a leading role in advocating for a regulatory environment for Susu operators in the categorization of tier–4 in Ghana and this was realized in 2011. Susu collection in Ghana is a regulated deposit mobilization methodology. His banking partnerships include: Ecobank EB-Accion, Fidelity Bank, Women’s World Banking Ghana and Barclay’s Bank. Over the years, his work in alternative financial institutions has assisted tens of thousands of low-income business women in Ghana. He has extensive experience in the business development of small and medium-sized firms in Ghana.
More recently, Mr. Asamany is leading the first-ever energy end-user finance program in partnership with Kumasi Institute of Technology and Environment (KITE) and the United Nations Energy Programme (UNEP) to ensure households access renewal energy products with matching wholesale funds through Susu banks. For more information see : https://www.linkedin.com/in/asamany-obed-yaw-122b8a70/
MR. ALEXANDER KOJO TETTEH
He holds MPhil in Disability, Rehabilitation and Development from Kwame University of Science and Technology (KNUST); MA in Governance and Leadership from GIMPA; an Advanced Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation (GIMPA); Institute of Chartered Accountants, Part II, HND Accounting – Accra Polytechnic, Certificate in Governance, Advocacy and Lobbying on the Commonwealth Professional Fellowship – UK. Italian trained Labour Market inclusive of Persons with Disabilities – 2010. Certificate in human Resources Executive in Oil & Gas Industry – MDPI from 2011–2012; and Certificate in NGO Proposal writing from the BYU Marriott School of Management, USA.
Mr. Tetteh is currently the Social Development Officer, Dept. of Social Welfare and Community Development. at Tema West Municipal Assembly. He worked as a part-time Lecturer at the Ghana Christian University College (GCUC) and as the Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Employment of Persons with Disabilities (CEPD), as the National Administrator, Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled (GSPD) and was also the Branch Accountant at Sotrec Ghana and served as the Auditor for Kpondo District Audit Service
DR. BISMARK KWAME OKYERE
He holds a PhD in Commerce from Lucknow University in India, MBA in Finance from Wisconsin’s University College, and BA in Social Sciences from University of Ghana. He is a substantive lecturer at the Ho Technical University and adjunct lecturer at GIMPA Business School, PEREZ University College, and the Dean of School of continuing and professional education at Dominion University College. Dr Okyere has written several articles and presented same in Ghana and abroad. He started his career as a revenue mobilization officer at Ajumako Enyan District assembly, taught at the Faith Community Senior High school and later at Jack & Jill School Roman Ridge, Accra. For more details see https://www.linkedin.com/in/bismark-okyere-43911384/
MR. RODERICK OKOAMPAH AYEH
He holds a Master’s Degree in Microfinance from the university of Bergamo – Italy, Diploma in Agribusiness and Export Marketing from Galilee College, Israel and BSc. in Agriculture from KNUST. He is a member of Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners as a Certified Human Resource Practitioner with several other certificates and competencies. He is an astute Banker, Consultant, Policy formulator, National Micro-finance policy manual designer, and as an Independent Microfinance Trainer.
Mr. Ayeh is the Manager of Projects and Credit Risk at ARB APEX Bank Limited. has practical experience in providing technical support to microfinance institutions. He has served on several loan approvals committees that seek to provide on-lending funds and technical support to Micro-Finance Institutions. He is experienced in conducting Micro-finance operational audit. Mr. Ayeh is an authored of several articles and books on microfinance. He provides Micro-finance capacity training programs for MFIs and also is a facilitator for the certificate Program in Micro-finance and Masters in Micro-finance at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and the University of Cape Coast (UCC) respectively.