Board of Directors

Paa Kwesi NduomDr. Papa Kwesi Nduom is the Chairperson of Groupe Nduom, a privately held business group with member companies in banking, financial services, hospitality, real estate, IT, media and entertainment.  Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom started full-time work after obtaining his bachelor's degree as a Life Insurance Underwriter with the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. He worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District before he joined Deloitte & Touche (then Touche Ross) in1981 as an Associate Consultant. Dr. Nduom moved rapidly through the ranks at Deloitte & Touche and became a Partner of the firm in the Milwaukee office in 1986. Out of over 1000 partners, Dr. Nduom was one of five blacks who were partners in 1986. In 1988 he transferred to the Washington, DC office of Deloitte & Touche. In 1922, he established Deloitte & Touche, West Africa Consulting, after spending two years commuting between Ghana and Washington, DC on various consulting assignments. Dr. Nduom was elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Deloitte & Touche Africa Region in 2000.

Within five years of its establishment, the firm had over 80 professionals based in Ghana, Cameroun, Nigeria, Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire and worked in Africa, Middle East and the USA. The major clients of the firm included Ashanti Goldfields Company, African Development Bank, Texaco, Elf Oil, African Reinsurance, Zimbabwe National Social Security Authority, Ghana Telecom, Nestle, Unilever, Malawi Oil Company and others. Dr. Nduom has also served as the Coordinator of Management Consulting for the African Region. Dr. Nduom holds a certificate in Management from Marquette University, a Certificate in Insurance from the Life Office Management Institute in the USA, and is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) of the Institute of Management Consultants, Washington, DC.

Dr. Nduom is currently the Chairman of Illinois-Service Federal Savings and Loan Association, the oldest African-American owned bank in Illinois and the Chairman of GN Bank Ltd, Ghana.  Dr. Nduom is married with four children and three grandchildren. His wife Yvonne is the Executive Director Coconut Grove Hotels and founder of Sterlin Management Services, both member companies of Groupe Nduom.

 

Mrs. Yvonne NduomMrs. Yvonne Nduom holds a Master of Science Degree in Administrative Leadership and Adult Education from the University of Wisconsin USA and had her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Education from the University of Cape Coast. She is currently the Executive Chairman of Coconut Grove Hotels and a Director of Ghana Media Group. She is the Managing Director of Sterlin Management Service and the Chairperson of the Board of Christian Mothers Association. Accounting.

 

 

 

 

 

Charles B. NimakoCharles B. Nimako is currently the Country Director for Ghana and the Director of Africa Initiatives for Safe Water Network, a USA based NGO. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Nimako was the Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo franchise holders, Beverage Investments Ghana Limited, and SBC Beverages Ghana Limited. While at PepsiCo, he also served as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Ghana and Franchise Operations Manager for Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia, He was also attached, as a Consultant, and Project Director, to a new PepsiCo franchise holder, AngoAlissar LDA, in Luanda, Angola. In his previous other professional roles, Mr. Nimako worked as a Management Consultant with Mckinsey and Company in Johannesburg, South Africa, and in London, U.K. He also worked as an Accountant with Coopers and Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers) in Los Angeles, California, and as an Audit Manager with Great Western Financial Corporation in Beverly Hills, California.

Mr. Nimako graduated in Economics and Accounting from Claremont McKenna College in California and obtained an MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is a current Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

 

Francis BaffourFrancis Baffour is currently a Director at Illinois Service Federal Bank in Chicago, IL, USA. Prior to that, he worked in the banking and financial services industries for over 30 years in the USA, most notably with the Comptroller of the Currency. He has strong experience in bank regulation, credit analysis, risk monitoring, and management. His background includes safety and soundness examination, supervision of banks, and credit enhancement of municipal bonds and structured debt financing.

He was educated at the University of Science and Technology and received an MBA from Hult/ADL MEI Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Francis serves on the board of The African Film Festival Inc, in New York and is an author of two novels “The Crash of Apartheid” and “The God's Daughter”. His first book was “Agricultural Science for West African Schools and Colleges.”

 

Richard AtterburyRichard Atterbury is a member of Economic Advancement Program (formerly Soros Economic Development Fund) since 2015. He retired from the banking industry in 2009 after 28 years in Europe and the United States. Positions held included Vice Chairman at Nomura International, Co-Head of European Capital Markets at Lehman Brothers as well as Global Co-Head of the Financial Sponsors Group at both Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley. Atterbury is currently chairman and partner of AGFE, a finance services company based in London, and Chairman of Better Grain Ltd, which connects farmers in Pakistan and Cambodia to international markets on an improved and sustainable basis. Richard has been focused for many years on the not for profit sector.

He has years of hands-on experience, including as chairman of Eastside Young Leaders Academy, as a trustee of QPR in the Community Trust and Paray house Special Needs School. He was appointed in 2012 as chair of the board of NPC, a leading consultancy and think tank, that serves to help charities and funders be more efficient and more successful in achieving their goals. He has also established a charity- “With Love All Things Are Possible”- focused on supporting special needs education in Burma.

The charity has been successful in establishing the first Association in Burma for practitioners in special needs education and in establishing the first national special needs teacher training programme in the country.

 

Prof. Franklyn Achampong Manu earned Ph.D. (Marketing and International Business) and MBA (Finance and International Business) degrees from New York University, School of Business Administration (Stern). His undergraduate degree was received at the University of Ghana, School of Administration, where he earned a B.Sc. (Administration) Management Option degree.

He has lectured at Loyola University in Maryland, USA, Morgan State University, USA University of Maryland College Park, USA, and the Institut Superieur de Management (Senegal) and the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) where he was the Dean of the Business School (2006-2012) and Rector (2012 to 2016).

With more than twenty-five years experience in consulting, training and education he has extensive capabilities in strategic planning as well as programme design and assessment in higher education. He has consulted for a variety of companies in the areas of strategic planning, marketing strategy development and corporate social responsibility.  Professor Manu serves on the boards of Trojan Power, Private Clinics, Media Reach OMD, Buck Press and the International Academy of African Business and Development. He is Chairman of the MTN Ghana Foundation, Bedrock Venture Capital Fund and AGA School. Previous directorships were at Unilever Ghana and the Association of African Business Schools.

 

Lily Kuevi is a partner at JLD & MB Legal Consultancy, a leading law firm in Ghana. She has been called to the Ghana Bar and the New York State Bar. Ms. Kuevi holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) from the New York University School of Law. She is also a product of the Ghana School of Law and graduated from the University of Botswana with a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B.).

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