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Board of Directors

Nana Prah Agyensaim VI

He has more than 40 years experience at senior management level in Public and Private businesses. He is a Graduate of Metropolitan University of London and holds, LLB/BA (Hons) in Business law. He is a Barrister at Law and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Ghana. During his career Nana served as Member, Council of State – Ghana (Constitutional Presidential Advisory Board), Board Chairman of Perseus Mining Ghana Limited, Board member of Maxam Ghana Limited, Chairman of Ghacem Cement Foundation, Board member of Ghacem Cement Limited, Executive Chairman of Industrial and Engineering Service Ghana Limited, Board member of Bayport Ghana Limited, Consultant to PMI and Asante Mining Ghana Limited, Former Board Chairman of Tema Development Foundation. Nana is the Paramount Chief of Assin Owirenkyi Traditional Area (Assin Kushea), in the Central Region of the Republic of Ghana. He is also a member of the Central Regional House of Chiefs.

Sir Samuel Esson Jonah
Executive Chairman

Sir Samuel E. Jonah is one of Africa’s most prominent businessmen, a giant in global business, and internationally recognized as a leading business executive. He was educated at Adisadel College in Ghana, Camborne School of Mines in Cornwall and The Imperial College of Science & Technology, London. Sam Jonah’s career began in 1969 at the Obuasi gold-mine. He became deputy CEO of its holding company Ashanti Goldfields at the age of 31. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ashanti Goldfields Company Limited in 1986 and oversaw its growth from a one-mine operation into a multinational. In 1996, Ashanti, which had listings in London and Ghana, became the first operating African company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. He became Executive President of AngloGold Ashanti Ltd (world’s second largest gold producer) in May 2004 when Ashanti was merged with AngloGold Limited. He is currently the Executive Chairman of Jonah Capital Limited.

Daniel Wilson Addo
Non Executive Board Member

Daniel Addo is a Chartered Accountant and seasoned banker with over 19 years post qualification experience in both fields. He is currently the Executive Director of First Atlantic Bank Ghana Limited with responsibility for the business facing areas of the bank. Before this role he was Managing Director/CEO of United Bank Africa (Tanzania) Ltd from February 2012 to June 2013. Daniel also served as the Deputy Managing Director of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Ghana Limited having been appointed to that role in March 2011. Daniel has extensive experience across wholesale banking, retail banking, treasury and growing business. He also worked with Standard Chartered Bank as Head, Business Support where he was the head of a team which provided business and financial analysis to the strategic business units of the bank. Between August 1997 and January 2003, Daniel was Financial Controller & Company Secretary of Leo Shield Exploration Ghana Limited (now Persues Mining). He is a Chartered Accountant with 19 years post qualification experience and trained with KPMG, an international firm of accountants. A former Member of the Technical and Research Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana), he has also served as member of the Institute’s Task Force on Convergence to International Financial Reporting Standards. Daniel holds an MBA (Finance) from the Manchester Business School is a keen golfer and jazz music enthusiast.

J Mawuli Ababio
Non Executive Board Member

Mawuli Ababio is an Investment Banker with over 25 years experience in structuring private equity and project financing transactions in Africa. He began his career in 1984 as an analyst with SIFIDA Investment Company, Switzerland (now BNP Paribas SIFIDA) with responsibility for the company’s investments in North, East and Southern Africa. He joined the African Development Bank in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire in 1991 to help set up its private sector department. In 1994 he was approached by the UK Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) to manage the Ghana Venture Capital Fund Ltd (GVCF), Ghana’s first ever SME equity fund. Under his management, GVCF was fully invested and realised at least three exits via GSE listing, an IPO and a trade sale. The Fund was subsequently converted into Aureos Capital as part of CDC’s restructuring. In 2000 he left CDC to co-found Faith Brothers Ltd, Ghana, as an investment and corporate advisory partnership and as Chief Executive, successfully led the acquisition of Citi Savings and Loans Ltd. a leading micro-finance company in Ghana. This company was subsequently converted into Intercontinental Bank Ghana Limited and eventually acquired by Access Bank plc of Nigeria. He went on to serve as Consultant to PwC France on several EU funded projects to set up dedicated venture capital and infrastructure funds in West Africa. Between 2007-10, Mawuli was based in Johannesburg as Managing Director of the Africa Venture Capital Association (AVCA), the industry body for African Private Equity. During his tenure, AVCA established firm working relationships with the South African Venture Capital Association (SAVCA) and the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA). During that same period, he acquired Beacon Insurance Company, a small Ghanaian composite insurer which was recapitalized and eventually sold in 2010 to the Saham Group of Morocco. Mr Ababio has previously served on the Boards of several listed and unlisted companies (including two banks). He is currently Director and Partner of PCP Capital Partners, Mauritius, Non-Executive Chairman of Bullion Investment Group, Ghana, Director, Gold Fields Ghana Limited, Director, Abosso Goldfields Limited, Director, Leasafric (Gh) Ltd, and a Director of the Swiss-Ghana Chamber of Commerce. He is fluent in English and French.