Executive Council / Team

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

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Executive Chairman, Blue Skies.
BOARD CHAIRMAN
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UK Export Finance Representative, West & Central Africa.
BOARD VICE CHAIRMAN
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Tax Leader, Ernst & Young Ghana.
MEMBER
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Principal Architect, Mustard.
MEMBER
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Managing Director, Indelible Limited.
MEMBER
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CEO, African Regent Hotel.
MEMBER
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Managing Partner, Wts Nobisfields.
MEMBER
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Managing Director, Golden Exotics.
MEMBER
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MD, G4S Ghana.
MEMBER
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Rosemary Beryl Archer

Head of SME Banking, Ghana Exim Bank. MEMBER

UK-BASED ADVISORY BOARD

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Partner, Access Media Group.
CHAIRMAN
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Senior Advisor, LeapFrog Strategic Africa Investments.
MEMBER
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Partner, Access Media Group.
MEMBER

TEAM

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Jennifer Blagogee

EXTERNAL RELATIONS MANAGER

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Jacob Narh Tetteh

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER
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Sara-Adelaide Odamtten

TRADE SERVICES MANAGER
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Margaret Poku

MEMBERSHIP ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
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Joscelyne Ahiable

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

PATRONS

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H.E Iain Walker

UK High Commissioner to Ghana.
PATRON
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Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK PATRON

BIO
Anthony Pile is the Founder and Chairman of Blue Skies, which he set up in Nsawam in 1997. The business has factories in Ghana, Benin, South Africa, Brazil and UK and employs over 5,000 people. It manufactures fruit products for the retailers of UK and Europe such as Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda,Aldi, Amazon and Ocado.

Mr. Pile was a soldier in the British Army for 13 years and served in the Middle East, Northern Ireland and Cyprus. He has been a magistrate, attended the post graduate Sloan Fellowship Programme at the London Business School. In 2011, Anthony received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Cranfield in recognition of his achievements in Africa.

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Steven, based in Ghana, is an accomplished senior manager, seasoned in 30+ years of demanding multinational roles spanning challenging societal and economic environments across Africa and the Middle East.

More recently, Steven has been representing UK Export Finance (UKEF) across West Africa and is responsible for originating a pipeline of new opportunities within the ECOWAS sub-region, across a variety of sectors, including mining, real estate, infrastructure, agri-processing and manufacturing.

Mr. Gray has a MBA from Heriot Watt University; and has completed an Executive Leadership Program on Oil, Gas and Mining Governance from the University of Oxford, The Blavatnik School of Government.

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Robin is the Tax Leader for EY Ghana with over 20 years emerging market experience in tax and commercial policy formation.  He also works closely with the Transaction and Advisory teams as a Value Chain Transformation expert. He was chair of the Commercial Law & Tax Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Georgia for 4 years.  The committee was recognised as one of the most effective and powerful lobby groups in the region. 

He holds an MBA from Lincoln University, UK and a Bachelor of Law, Canterbury University, New Zealand.

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Alice founded Mustard, a dynamic boutique studio in Accra, Ghana, in 2015. Mustard has undertaken projects such as the rehabilitation of the historic National Museum of Ghana, and residential developments for prolific developers such as Devtraco Plus and Equilibrium.

Alice trained at Nottingham University and at the Bartlett, University College, London, before practicing architecture for nearly two decades in the United Kingdom with Foster + Partners and Adjaye Associates. Alice maintains a role as Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Council member representing Middle East and Africa. She also retains a seat on the RIBA International Committee.

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Audrey Mensah is an Executive Recruiter and currently manages Indelible Limited, a boutique recruitment company which she founded in 2016 to carry out c-suite and board recruitments. Her previous role was Recruitment Manager for African Management Services Company (AMSCO), an international capacity development organisation which works with businesses across East, West and Southern Africa. Audrey holds a Masters’ degree in International and Comparative Business Law from the University of Guildhall (UK) and an LLB degree from Thames Valley University (UK).

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John is a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) of twenty-nine years standing. He worked in the UK telecoms industry for companies such as British Telecom and One2One for several years, before joining PwC (UK) as a Management Consultant in 1998.

He founded The African Regent in 2004, which has since become, arguably, the foremost local brand in its competitive set. John holds BA(Hons) Business Studies from the University of Greenwich and an MBA from The University of Wales.

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Theophilus Tawiah is the Managing Partner at Wts Nobisfields, a corporate & commercial law firm in Accra, Ghana.

Theophilus specialises in a number of areas of law including banking and finance, corporate/commercial law, energy, tax, employment, and corporate governance.

Theophilus studied Accounting at the University of Cape Coast (B. Com), and studied law at University of Leicester (LLB), De Montfort University (LPC) and Cardiff University (LLM). He is a member of the Ghana Bar Association and the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Ghana.

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Benedict has been Managing Director at Golden Exotics, part of the French owned Compagnie Fruitiere Groupe since 2018, having joined as Operation Manager 4 years earlier.

He has extensive experience managing plantations operations in emerging markets and has held progressively senior roles in plantation companies in Papua New Guinea, Kenya DR Congo as well as Ghana.

He has keen interest and understanding of sustainability and the environment in the plantation industries. He has also helped develop the Palm Oil industry’s environmental, social and sustainability standards and has worked
extensively with certification bodies such as Fairtrade.

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Michael has 15 years of managerial and leadership experience with a track record and emphasis on risk management, business processes optimization, business development, and operations management. He has held senior leadership roles managing personnel and business operations in both Western and Eastern Africa.

Prior to his appointment as Managing Director for G4S Ghana, he held roles as the Managing Director for G4S Tanzania, and Country Manager for G4S Gambia. Michael holds an MBA, Bsc Engineering, PG diploma in Security Management and PG diploma in Business Law.

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A seasoned corporate executive with over 25 years in various demanding roles. Paul has extensive experience in Government Relations, Trade Facilitation, Banking, fund raising, corporate communication strategies, marketing, media, and event management within UK, Ghana and Africa.

Paul provides consultancy and advisory services to the Ghana High Commission, UK and various international companies including Invest in Africa, Cloud Africa and Michael Essien Foundation. He is a member of the Ghana Diaspora Homecoming Summit National Planning Committee and a Key member of the Ghana Investment & Opportunities Summit Committee.

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Doug is a founding Partner of, and current Senior Advisor to LeapFrog Strategic Africa Investments(LSAI), a USD 350m account funded by Prudential Financial Inc. At LeapFrog, Doug sourced, led and managed many of the fund’s investments, and secured multiple exits. Through LSAI, Doug sourced and led the USD 190m investment into the Enterprise Group in Ghana. Doug holds a Masters Degree in Business Leadership from the University of South Africa and is a Chartered Insurer UK (FCII).

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Linda is a result-driven and seasoned corporate executive and banker with several years of experience working within a varied number of leadership roles.  She has extensive expertise and accomplishments in areas such as change management, strategic operational improvement, corporate communication strategies, fund raising, and government relations within the UK, Ghana and some other African countries.

Linda is a founding member and key organiser of the Ghana Investment and Opportunities Summit UK.  She is also a key member of the UK Ghana Diaspora Committee and the Ghana Diaspora National Committee.

Linda is the recipient of the British Award for African Development for African Business Leader of the year 2019.

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Adjoba has over 18 years’ experience in senior corporate management roles in the fast moving consumer goods industry, and media management where she developed an excellent track record of providing best practice legal and stakeholder engagement advice and support to both Management and Board.

In addition to successfully minimizing legal risk, Adjoba has extensive experience in corporate reputation management, managing corporate compliance, executing corporate transactions, Human Resource management, procurement and managing key stakeholder engagements.