KWAME OFORI ASOMANING – BOARD CHAIRMAN
Kwame Ofori Asomaning brings to the team, a deep understanding of global financial markets and expertise in risk management, valuation and pricing of financial assets. Prior to joining GGFC, Kwame held roles in operational risk management and asset pricing at State Street Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts and was a Fixed Income Investment Accountant at Deutsche Bank Asset Management in the same city.
Kwame is passionate about educating the next generation of finance professionals and was a part-time teaching assistant for courses in Risk Management and Global Financial markets at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Ghana Business School teaching Investment Management and Portfolio Analysis in the Executive MBA programme.
Kwame has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Ghana and an MBA in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management from the Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands. He also has a Master of Science degree in Finance from Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA. Kwame is the CEO of Gold Coast Holdings Limited and is the Board Chairman of HORDS Limited. Kwame was born on 7th May, 1968.
KOBINA NKUM AKWA – NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mr. Akwa is a Lead Consultant in ERP systems implementation and a financial technologist. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM, Certified in Risk, Information Systems Control (CRISC) and Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT).
He also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Systems Auditing (CSA). He has over 30 years of experience in Auditing, Accounting, ERP systems implementation and Project Management. He lectures at various universities and institutions in information systems audit and control as well as accounting systems and control.
He had his accountancy training in the United Kingdom and Ghana. He is KPMG trained. He attended the following institutions; Adisadel College, Emile Woolf College of Accountancy (London) and London Metropolitan University. He is a founding member of ISACA Accra Chapter and is the immediate past President. He is the first Chapter Member to acquire all four ISACA Certifications. He is also a key facilitator for ISACA Accra chapter CISA, CISM, CGEIT and CRISC review and revision courses. He was born on 15th September, 1953.
HAROLD OTABIL – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Harold Otabil is a researcher, industrialist, and entrepreneur. He was born on the 25th April, 1957. Harold Otabil attended Adisadel College then the University of Ghana in 1977 to 1980 with a B.Sc. in Agriculture. Harold Otabil has attracted several national and international awards. He is the proud winner of the Ghana Star Award in 2007 for attractive packaging for its spray starch. In recognition of his track record of outstanding performance in enterprise he was also awarded the Kwame Nkrumah Excellence Award in Enterprise the same year. In 2011 he was awarded the prestigious GPA Award for Creativity, Innovation, Dedication and Excellence. In 2012, Ghana Cocoa Board honoured him with an Excellence award for adding value to raw cocoa.
PAPA WASSA CHIEFY NDUOM (ESQ.) DIRECTOR
P.W. Chiefy Nduom is a New York qualified attorney. He attended the University of Pennsylvannia and Columbia University Law School. He is currently a Vice President and General Counsel of Groupe Nduom. As a Corporate Attorney specializing in Project Finance in New York, Mr. Nduom has represented clients in the development, acquisition and financing of a variety of infrastructure projects, including projects in the power, oil and gas, water, solid waste and mining sectors. Chiefy represents Groupe Nduom in the development and financing of strategic projects, including the acquisition and refinancing of the Liberian Enterprise Development Finance Company and the completion of Soros Economic Development Fund’s equity investment in GN Bank. His duties also include oversight of GN’s Legal Department, with operations in Ghana, the United States, Liberia and other jurisdictions. As Chairman of the GN Technology Committee, Chiefy assists Groupe Nduom with business & technology strategy for GN’s portfolio companies. Chiefy was born on 20th October, 1982.
ANDREW FIIFI SIMPSON – NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Fiifi Simpson is an insurance professional with over 30 years experience in Ghana. He is the Chief Executive Officer of GN Life Assurance Company Limited. He was the Managing Director of Vanguard Life Company Limited after serving as Deputy General Manager, Group Operations with Enterprise Life Assurance Company Limited. He held various portfolios in Enterprise Life, ranging from Business Development Manager, Head of Corporate Risk, Sales and Marketing to Group Operations. He was also a Senior Life Underwriter for Ghana Reinsurance Organization. Over the course of his career he has been responsible for the achievement of key milestones in the life insurance industry in Ghana.
Among his key accomplishments are: the establishment of the Life Sales Model in Enterprise Life; the establishment of Corporate Business Department as well as the establishment of Bancassurance Model in Enterprise Life; the introduction of Broker Model for Individual Life and the Church Funeral Scheme and Country Project Manager on Bancassurance for Sanlam. Fiifi is a founding member of Life Offices Association of Ghana and was secretary of LOA for 7 Years. He has also been lecturing on short courses at the Ghana Insurance College. Fiifi holds a Bachelor’s of Science Insurance Option from the University of Ghana Business School; a Diploma in Insurance and Risk Management from the West Africa Insurance Institute and has participated in advance technical training in Swiss Re and other institutions like Hollandia Re and Hannover Re. He has been affiliated with several organisations in Africa such as Sanlam and Africa Life Assurance Company. Fiifi continues to contribute to the global insurance industry.