Board of Directors

Kweku Andoh Awotwi

Chairman

Kweku Andoh Awotwi, was appointed to the Board in 2003 and became its Chair in 2006. He is an international business executive who has worked principally in the natural resources sector over the last twenty years. He is currently the Chief Executive of the Volta River Authority, the largest commercial entity in Ghana. He has held senior executive positions with Ashanti Goldfields Ltd. (now AngloGold Ashanti) and Kaiser International. Kweku has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and BSc. in Electrical Engineering and Political Science from Yale University. Mr Awotwi is currently the MD of Tullow Ghana Limited and an Executive Vice President of Tullow Oil plc. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Stanbic Ghana.

Kwasi Twum

Chief Executive Officer

Kwasi Twum, is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Multimedia and was previously the Executive Chairman of Ridgecrest Services Limited. Kwasi is a fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative of the Aspen Institute, an Executive Council Member of the Ghana Employers’ Association, and immediate past President of the Ghana Independent Broadcasters’ Association (“GIBA”). He is also a member of the Board of the SOS Children’s Villages, Ghana. In 2010, he was honored by the Ghana Journalists Association (“GJA”) for his contribution to the growth of the media, and in 2012, by PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ as the Sixth Most Respected CEO in the country. Kwasi holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Ghana and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School.

Roland Okyere

Board Member

Roland Okyere Akosah joined the Board in 2005. He is the founder and Chief Executive of ENO International LLC, a firm which invests in financial services companies, IT and the agro processing industry. Mr. Akosah was at various times an employee with IBM, United Technologies and Sallie Mae, all in the USA. He is a Board member of Prudential Bank Ghana Limited. He is a graduate of the University of Ghana, and holds an MBA from Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Emmanuel Twum Obeng

Board Member
Emmanuel Twum Obeng has been on the Board since 2003. He is the chairman of Digitronix Systems Limited and Chief Executive of Jislah Financial Services Limited. He was formerly the General Manager of Reiss & Co. Ghana Limited, ICL Division. He has worked in various capacities in technical, consulting and managerial positions. Emmanuel received a Bsc (Hons) in Computer Science from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (“KNUST”), and an Executive MBA degree with a major in Marketing from University of Ghana.

Francis Koranteng

Board Member

Francis Koranteng is a Chartered Accountant and the founder of F. Koranteng Consulting, a professional accounting and business advisory firm. He has been on the Board Since 2010. Previously, he worked at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Francis has served as the Managing Director at Crocodile Matchets Ghana Ltd; Project Manager for the Internal Control Improvement Project at Heineken International, Sub Saharan Africa Operating Companies; Finance Director at Ghana Breweries Limited; and Group Internal Audit Manager and General Manager at Unilever Ghana Ltd. Francis is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana.

Florence Afua Mangwe Hutchful

Board Member

Florence Afua Mangwe Hutchful is a Substitute Director. She is a Human Resource expert, and is currently Managing Director of 2MB Consulting Services Limited, an HR Management Consultancy. She served for several years as Head of HR at Standard Chartered Bank in charge of Ghana and West Africa. She also worked as the Africa Regional HR Director for World Vision International in Harare, Zimbabwe, prior to which she served as Associate HR Director for World Vision Ghana. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration from the University of Ghana and a Masters degree in Manpower Studies from the University of Westminster.

Marian Barnor

Board Member

Marian Barnor works as a consultant under the registered business name of MRB Consult. and a recognized resource person on Corporate Governance Seminars. She holds a law degree from the University of Ghana (LL.B; BL) and an MBA (General Management) from the University of Warwick, UK. She is a senior member of the Ghana Bar Association, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London and a member of the Ghana Arbitration Center. She is an advocate of good Corporate Governance practice and is a member of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN). She was a member of the Commonwealth Association of Corporate Governance. Marian worked as a Company Secretary for over 12 years with additional responsibility for the Legal Department and also served as a Non –Executive Director on four different boards ( Taysec Construction Ltd; Produce Buying Company Ltd, Novotel & Ghana Tourist Development Ltd).

Segun Adebanji

Board Member

Mr Adebanji attended Yaba College of Technology and obtained his Ordinary National Diploma (Accounting) in 1973. He completed the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants’ examinations in June 1975 and served his articles with Peat, Marwick Cassleton Elliot & Co (now KPMG) in Nigeria between June 1973 and May 1976. He was admitted a Fellow of both the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) in December 1982 and November 1988 respectively. Mr Adebanji joined UAC of Nigeria in 1976 and carried out various assignments within the UAC Group until he was seconded to Unilever Plc, London as Management Group Accountant in 1988. He returned to UAC at the end of 1990 as the Group Treasurer. In 1992, Mr Adebanji was seconded to Unilever South Africa as Audit Manager with sub-regional responsibilities for Unilever plc subsidiaries in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and Ghana.

Andrew Gill

Board Member

Andrew Gill, Managing Director: Media, Broadcast and Content – Tiso Blackstar Group. He is responsible for Newspapers, Magazines and Digital Publishing, Radio, Television, Eventing, Films and Music. The Company is South Africa’s largest national English publishing group; the second largest digital publisher; owns the largest music and independent film catalogues on the African continent and operates unique TV channels on the DSTV platform. We are also the proud custodians of iconic brands that include the Sunday Times, Sowetan, Business Day, Financial Mail, The Herald, Dispatch and Gallo Music. Andrew has held various positions within Tiso Blackstar, including publishing various newspapers, heading up the Broadcast & Content Division, and assisting in the implementation of the Group’s South African and continental expansion strategy. He originally joined the Group as Editor of Business Times. Prior to joining Tiso Blackstar, Andrew worked as an economics correspondent for Reuters in Johannesburg, London and Amsterdam.

Vernon Matzopoulos

Board Member

Vernon Matzopoulos - Head of Broadcast – Tiso Blackstar. Vernon is responsible for the group’s television and radio interests. His current portfolio includes production house Ochre Media (which produces soap operas, dramas and factual programming for a range of broadcasters), channels business Blackstar TV (which owns and runs three channels on DStv), and two radio stations, Rise FM and Vuma FM. Vernon joined the company in 1995 to launch and run South Africa’s first daily nation business news show. In 1999, he launched Africa’s first business channel, Summit TV (now Business Day TV) on the DStv platform. The business expanded with the addition of lifestyle brand The Home Channel in 2005, followed by motoring channel Ignition TV in 2008, both on the DStv bouquet. Along the way, Vernon also set up a radio division, supplying general, business and entertainment content for nine commercial stations, as well as a mobile content hub which pioneered SMS and IVR services with MTN.




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