Here are some of the mentors on this platform
Reason for becoming a Mentor: Kenneth Abotsi is an international development practitioner with extensive experience in governance, peace and security in Africa. He is currently the Component Manager for Peace & Security for the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) with advisory responsibility to the SADC Organ on Politics, Diplomacy & Security Cooperation especially the Mediation Support Unit, the SADC Regional Peacekeeping Training Centre and the Civilian Component of the SADC Planning Element for the SADC Standby Force. Before then, he was a GIZ Senior Advisor to the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Ghana. As an elections expert, he has made significant contributions to the development of an Election Management Course for KAIPTC and the elevation of KAIPTC’s Election Observation Course to a flagship programme for the ECOWAS region. Kenneth has also played a pivotal role in the design and delivery of an Election Observation training programme for the East Africa region. Since 2005, Kenneth has served on several Election Observer Missions (EOMs) for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union (AU), The Commonwealth and the West Africa Civil Society Forum (WACSOF). He has also made modest contributions to conflict prevention initiatives across Africa including facilitating the training of conflict experts at KAIPTC in Ghana, the SADC Regional Peacekeeping Training Centre in Harare and the Goree Institute in Senegal. Kenneth is a trained teacher and holds an MA (Social Policy Studies) from the University of Ghana. He has also received further professional training at The George Washington University (USA), Harvard University (USA), IMA International (UK) and the Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (Ghana). He also holds certificates in Mediation and Negotiation from the Dispute Resolution Institute of the Mitchell-Hamline School of Law (St. Paul, Minnesota, USA). He is a past President of the National Union of Ghana Students and the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana. He is also former Vice President of the West African Students Union. He is married with three lovely girl and listens to music in his spare time.
Hobbies: Football, Reading
Reason for becoming a Mentor: Kofi Adzei-Tuadzra is a Superintendent of the Ghana Police Service. He is currently the Director of the Central Firearms Registry of the Criminal Investigation Department(CID) Headquarters. He previously served as the Director Administration, CID Headquarters, Commander of the Drugs Law Enforcement Unit, CID Headquarters as well as Head of Crime Scene Management Unit, CID Headquarters. He has been a criminal investigator for over 25 years and has experience in homicide, drugs, violent and organized transnational crime investigations. Kofi has served in United Nations Peace Support Operations in Bosnia Herzegovina(UNMIBH) between 1999 and 2000 and also in the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo(UNMIK) between 2007 and 2009. He was an Instructor in the UNMIK Police Training Centre in Kosovo and delivered Induction training to incoming UN Police Officers. He is currently a training facilitator in the Ghana Police Service as well as at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre where he facilitates various training courses as follows; Police Pre-deployment Training, Collaborative Policing, Electoral Violence and Security, Human Rights in Multidimensional Peace Support Operation. Kofi holds a Master of Arts in International Affairs Degree from the University of Ghana. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration (Public Admin.) from the University of Ghana. He is currently standing by for deployment as an Individual Police Officer to the United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).
Reason for becoming a Mentor: Mrs. Grace Amey-Obeng is a Medical Aesthetician by profession with an extensive experience in Beauty Therapy education, manufacturing, corporate governance, social entrepreneurship, and women empowerment. She is the CEO of FC Group of Companies with five subsidiaries namely; FC Skin & Beauty Klinik, FC Perfumery & Cosmetics, FC Cosmetics Industry, Salon Equipment and Beauty Supplies (SEBS), and FC Beauty College, the premier beauty therapy training institute in Ghana. Grace is the Chairperson, UMB Capital and UMB Foundation. She is also a board member of Media General, Parkway Developers, First Insurance, Slid Industries, Ambassador, Access Bank W Initiative, Made –in-Ghana Ambassador, Vice Chair, Southern Volta Development Group (SOVODEG), Member, GIMPA Business School Advisory Council, Governor, Millennium Excellence Foundation, President of the Ghana Cosmetology & Wellness Federation, and Professional Cosmetologists & Beauty Therapists Association of Ghana (PCABAG). Mrs Obeng was elected National Treasurer of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) and inducted in January 2018. In 2003, she was awarded the CIMG, Marketing Woman of the year 2002. She also received the prestigious award at the International Women Entrepreneurial Challenge (IWEC) 2010 in Spain. Grace was a Country Winner, Africa’s Most Influential Women Awards 2014 as well as recipient of Most Enterprising Women of the year 2014 Award, USA and the IPMATIC Africa Awards 2014 for her achievements in the area of business. She is a recipient of Global Center for Transformational Leader Award – 100 Most Outstanding & Influential Ghanaians of the Decade 2000 – 2012. Her passion for women and children led her to establish the Grace Amey-Obeng Foundation International (GAOFI) in 2007. GAOFI’s passion is to equip young girls who are into transactional sex with employable skills to help them develop alternative source of livelihood. GAOFI aims to take an estimated 1000 girls off the streets within the next 5 years. Grace has also been at the forefront of the campaign against skin lightening among black women and has received recognition from both local and international media such as the CNN, BBC, Forbes Africa Magazine and Al Jazeera. She holds an Advance Diploma in Beauty Therapy from Croydon College, UK, a Diploma in Medical Aesthetics from the Aesthetic Research Institute, California, and Newlands Hospital. A Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from the European Business School, UK, as well as a Certificate from the African Leadership Initiative, West Africa. Mrs Obeng is currently pursuing a post-graduate program under Stanford University’s Seed Transformation Program.
Hobbies: Football, Reading
Reason for becoming a Mentor: Col Ben AMOAH-BOAKYE is an astute Trainer and a senior Military Legal Officer with over 22 years practical legal experience and having conducted over 200 separate training activities (Lectures, Training-of-Trainers and Facilitations) spanning over 15 years both within and outside Ghana and covering areas such as General Law, Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law/Laws of Armed Conflict, Protection of Civilians, Rules of Engagement, Democratic Elections, UN Standards of Conduct, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Transnational Organized Crimes as well as Military Law. Col Ben AMOAH-BOAKYE is currently the Director, Army Legal Affairs at Ghana Army Headquarters. His current responsibilities at the Directorate include the prosecution of service personnel before Military Courts Martial; Conduct and Discipline Officer for all categories of Army Personnel; Planning, organizing and managing investigations of cases of alleged misconduct; Representing the Ghana Army in civil and criminal matters in courts of Ghana and Preparation of Appeal records; Preparation of contract documents; Training Officer for all categories of personnel on Human Rights, IHL and Military Law; Review of Boards of Inquiry reports and writing of legal opinions on all legal matters; Schedule Officer for Public Private Partnership arrangements involving the Ghana Army; Schedule Officer for Ghana’s implementation of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights action Plan. He has peacekeeping experience from having served in the various capacities in the following missions: in UN Mission in Liberia, UNIFIL, UNDOF, UNFICYP, UNTSO and UNSCO, MONUSCO.
Reason for becoming a Mentor: Anastasia Amoateng, affectionately called Stacy started presenting in 2002 on Tv3 talk show Talk Ghana. In 2003 she started presenting award winning entertainment show Music Music. Before this, she had been guest presenter on In Touch Africa, another show that Run on Tv3. She hosted Tv3 Ghana’s Most Beautiful season 7. She has hosted numerous events including Model of the Universe International, CAN 2008 Inter nations Gala Night, Coca Cola Fiesta, Radio and Television Awards as well as Ghana Movie Awards. Stacy has wonderful communication skills and a good sense of humor. She manned Music Music to best entertainment program for six consecutive years. In 2017 she was adjudged Ultimate woman of the year by Ultimate woman of the year awards. She went on to take TV development show host of the year at the RTP awards and finished the same year with a decoration for Humanitarian Service Award by Ghana Peace Awards. She is currently the host of Award winning television talk Show Restoration With Stacy. She is married with three kids Stacy Attended Ghana National COLLEGE -1998-2000 College Protestant 2000-2001 and currently pursuing a degree in communications
Hobbies: Football, Reading
Reason for becoming a Mentor: Dr. Joseph Amuzu pursued his primary and secondary school education in Ghana. He pursued his medical course at the Minsk State Medical Institute in the then Soviet Union, now in Belarus where he obtained a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in general medicine. He began his medical career at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi in Ghana as a house officer. After two years of clinical practice he was appointed into a public health position in the Ministry of Health as the District Medical Officer of Health (DMOH) for Kumasi where he supervised public healthcare delivery in the district. Dr. Amuzu later pursued an MSc course in Community Health and Health Management at the Heidelberg University in Germany. Upon his return, he was promoted to the post of Senior Medical Officer in charge of Public Health (SMO PH) in the Northern Regional Health Administration and later transferred to the Volta Regional Health Administration of the Ministry of Health where he served as the deputy to the Regional Director of Health Service and the technical supervisor for the region. He worked with the Ministry of Health for eleven years before joining USAID Ghana as the Reproductive Health Specialist and HIV Team Leader. After working for four years at USAID Ghana, Dr. Amuzu joined the WHO Ghana Office as a National Professional Officer (HIV) for a brief period before leaving for the UK to join the Commonwealth Secretariat where he served as the Health Advisor (HIV) for nine years. Whilst working in London, he pursued a Master’s in Business Administration at the Middlesex University. He also undertook several other courses in health management and human resources for health at the prestigious Harvard School of Public Health, USA. After his contract with the Commonwealth Secretariat ended, Dr. Amuzu returned to Ghana and was appointed Director of Policy and Planning at the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC). His major achievements there included the development of the National HIV and AIDS and STI Policy, review and dissemination of several other HIV and AIDS-related policies including the Ghana HIV and AIDS Act (Act 613). Following his three-year tenure at Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC), Dr. Amuzu joined Palladium as a Policy Adviser to the National Population Council (NPC) for a brief period before becoming the Executive Director of the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG). Dr Amuzu is currently an Independent consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health including HIV and AIDS. He believes in the youth as the future of leadership as such he loves to work with young people, providing counselling and guidance, teaching and motivation. He likes reading and listening to global news. Dr Amuzu is a Fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeon and a Member of the Ghana Medical Association.
Hobbies: Goalkeeping and Lawn tennis
Reason for becoming a Mentor: A multi-award-winning actor whose versatility earned him the nickname “Pusher”, the bad boy in “Things We Do For Love” - an award-winning teen drama series focusing on reproductive health issues, parent child relationships and peer pressure. Beyond his days on the teen series, he has reached international status with acclaimed movies like Sink or Swim which also featured Nigerian ace actor Zack Orji and Potomanto with Olu Jacobs and Yvonne Okoro. He is also the Director of Professional African Actors Ltd (PAAL)
Hobbies: Football, movies and loves traveling and sightseeing
Reason for becoming a Mentor: Dr Evans Asiedu Sefa is a surgeon in training at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. A Ghanaian national, Dr Sefa graduated from the University of Ghana with a BSc and MBChB. He had his senior secondary education at Mfantsipim School. He has several years of experience working in both the public and private health sectors as a general practitioner. A former lecturer and clinical preceptor at the Presbyterian University College, Agogo. He was also a sub investigator at the Malaria Research Centre, KCCR-Agogo. He is currently enrolled in the General Surgery training program with the Ghana College of Physicians & Surgeons (GCPS) and West African College of Surgeons (WACS). He is a committed and devoted Christian who is a strong and forthright preacher of the Word of God. He has been working assiduously with his church, CACI, and donor partners to commence the setting up of health facilities nationwide to address the lack of quality health care in the country and efficiently deliver health care to Ghanaians. Evans is also a motivational speaker, a mentor as well as a principled leader who is dedicated to making sure his gifting and wealth of experience benefit this generation and the next. He is also a soccer fan who enjoys watching football, movies and loves traveling and sightseeing.
Reason for becoming a Mentor: Mr. Brobbey graduated from the University of Ghana with a Bachelor of Laws degree, and subsequently obtained a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA. With over 16 years of experience as a lawyer in Ghana and the United States, Mr. Brobbey has significant experience in legal policy and governance advising. He has consulted for a number of international organizations, including the African Union, the African Peer Review Mechanism, the World Bank, and the African Development Bank. He is admitted to practice law in the Republic of Ghana and the State of New York, U.S.A. He teaches Administrative Law, Private International Law, Constitutional Law and Heads the Private Law Department at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration School of Law.
Hobbies: Football, Reading
Reason for becoming a Mentor: Dr. James Duworko has an MSc in Medicine (Epidemiology and Biostastics) from the University Witwatersrand in Johannesburg South Africa. He also has a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Liberia as well as a BSc in Chemistry from the Cuttington University College also in Liberia Dr. Duworko is a dedicated senior public health physician with experience acquired over a career spanning more than 24 years (more than 11 with USAID) of progressive management and leadership responsibilities as a public health specialist, leader, manager, and policy advisor in diverse sectors of the health systems in Liberia and Uganda. He has a credible track record, with expertise and experience in epidemiology, disease prevention and control, specifically HIV and malaria, as well as in family planning/reproductive health; maternal, new-born and child health, and the management of large projects at donor level. Over the past two years, his work has been in consultancy, serving as a consultant for the World Bank Group’s evaluation of its health program from 2005-2016, and taking a lead role in collecting data for the development of a social network analysis map of the health sector in Liberia (February 25 to May 2017). At the moment, he is the Team Lead for a management consultancy firm providing technical assistance to Liberia’s Ministry of Health as it undergoes a paradigm shift to prevent disease and provide health care delivery at the community level. As Team Leader, he is responsible for overall management of resources as well as technical staff whilst overseeing the training and deployment of personnel to the districts, and serving as advisor to the Director of the Community Health Service Department at the Ministry of Health.
Hobbies: Football, Reading
Reason for becoming a Mentor: Judicael Elidje is the Deputy Representative of UNFPA in the Chad Country Office. Previously he was the Team Leader of the Humanitarian and Fragile Context Unit at the United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) West and Central Africa Regional Office in Dakar, Senegal. As Regional Specialist for Humanitarian Response and Preparedness, his role was to provide support to 23 countries especially the most affected by crises such as the Central African Republic, Nigeria and countries in the Sahel belt. He was responsible for strengthening technical and programmatic engagement in humanitarian efforts including increasing resources and capacity building, build partnerships in support of sexual and reproductive health, gender, and population in development and emergency settings. Mr Elidje is a public health and monitoring and evaluation professional with 15 years of national and international experience in leading and coordinating successful development and humanitarian programmes. He has worked in 9 different countries. His work has focused on issues including gender-based violence, HIV/AIDS prevention among adolescents and youth, maternal and infant healthcare, and family planning. Mr Elidje has held positions in five countries in Europe and Africa and his experience includes strategic planning, capacity development for staff and partners, research activities, information management systems, result-based monitoring and evaluation, building partnerships, resource mobilization, evidence-based advocacy and result-oriented budget management. From 2011-2013, Mr Elidje served as a Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor for the International Criminal Court’s Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) in relation to the TFV’s 25 assistance programmes in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). He has also been an Assistant Lecturer in the School of Public Health at the Université libre de Bruxelles. Between 2004-2011, Mr Elidje worked with UNFPA in Kinshasa, DRC in several capacities, including as Team Leader in the Monitoring and Evaluation and Humanitarian Affairs Units; Programme Specialist in Monitoring and Evaluation, Emergency and Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV); and Associate Programme Officer in Monitoring and Evaluation and Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health. Mr Elidje is a PhD candidate at Walden University in Public Policy and Administration with a specialisation in health policy, public policy, public administration, leadership and organisation change and ethics (expected 2017). He holds a Master’s degrees in Public Health, specialising in Biostatistics and Epidemiology (DEA) and Health and Development (DES) from the Université libre de Bruxelles as well as a Master in Statistics (Engineer) from ENSEA in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
Hobbies: Reading, exercise/sports, social media, and current events/news among others.
Reason for becoming a Mentor: Patrick brings over 13 years of humanitarian experience in different fields of operations and program management. He has worked with the UNHCR and several other international NGOs (American Refugee Committee, ActionAid, International Rescue Committee, International Medical Corps, and Save the Children International) in Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Mali and Niger in programs and operations management. He also worked with Plan International at the West Africa Regional Office (WARO) overseeing projects in about 12 countries. He is bilingual (French and English) and holds degrees in Accounting, Economics and currently in the process of completing another one in International Development Studies. He also holds several certificates in humanitarian programs. Patrick currently works with Plan International South Sudan as Emergency Response Manager and Interim Head of Programs. His role includes but not limited to providing oversight and leadership to on all Country Programs (Food Security and Livelihood, Nutrition, Child Protection in Emergency, Education in Emergency, Gender and Wash) as guided by the Country Strategy and annual plans and budgets. His interest/hobby includes reading, sports, social media, and current events.
Hobbies: Football, Reading
Reason for becoming a Mentor: Sennen Hounton of Benin is the Resident Representative for the United Nations Population Fund in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Mr. Hounton has many years of experience with the United Nations system, with two decades of increasingly responsible managerial and leadership positions in development and humanitarian operations at the national, regional and international level. He served as Representative a.i. of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sierra Leone and as Senior Emergency Coordinator for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in South Sudan. From 2009 to 2017, he served as Senior Reproductive Health Technical Advisor at UNFPA Headquarters in New York providing direct technical, operational and programmatic support to over 40 countries in Sub Saharan Africa and Asia. Until 2009, Mr. Hounton was the Regional Programme Coordinator of the West Africa Field Epidemiology and laboratory Training Programme at the World Health Organization Multi-Disease Surveillance Center in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Before those assignments, he served as medical doctor and Chief of Hospital Department in Benin as well as Epidemiologist at the Oklahoma State Department of Health in USA. A graduate of the Université du Benin School of Medicine in Cotonou, Dr. Hounton holds a PhD in Public Health from the University of Aberdeen (United Kingdom), a Master’s degree in Epidemiology from the Oklahoma University in the United States of America and is author of over 40 publications. Dr. Hounton is married, has three children and speaks fluent French and English.
Reason for becoming a Mentor: Angie, is a trained nurse and a midwife certified by the nurses and midwives council if Ghana. She worked at the HO government hospital now the polyclinic from 1990 to 1996 as a staff nurse. She obtained a certificate in midwifery in 1997 after her training at the Korle Bu midwifery school. She proceeded to study public health in nursing and became the HIV and breastfeeding Coordinator for the Tema Metropolitan Area from 2002 to 2005. She was posted to the National AIDS Control Program as the deputy head for the Care, Counseling and Support unit. She was involved in training of all categories of health workers, non-health practitioner, models of hope as well as peer educators in the area of HIV. Angie was involved in the development of training manuals, guidelines and policy for HIV and STI in Ghana. Her interest is to mentor young adults across the globe in career development, behavior change communication and negotiation skills. She has been involved in all HIV, Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV, STIs and Key Population activities in Ghana since they started. She is a member of the Technical Working Group for KPs in Ghana. Angie has attended many conferences both nationally and internationally and has a lot of experience in the area of public health. She is currently the technical team lead and advisor for the Key Population flagship program; USAID strengthening the Care Continuum project implemented by JSI incorporated.
Hobbies: Football, Reading
Reason for becoming a Mentor: Kenneth Kwamina Thompson is the Chief Executive Officer of Dalex Finance and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. As a founding shareholder of Dalex Finance, he has grown the company from 3 employees and 1 office in 2006, to over 3,000 employees, 10 branches and 76 Sales Points. Dalex Finance is a member of Ghana Club 100. A man full of vision, energy, confidence and result oriented, he believes that best practice and strategy are the key to success. In 2016, Mr. Thompson was declared Businessman of the Year and Dalex Finance, Business of the Year by the Ghana Economic Forum. He opines, “if we are to achieve our dreams, we must not only do different things but do things differently’’. He was given the award for thought leadership, innovation and business growth. Kenneth Thompson graduated from the University of Ghana Business School with honours in Administration (Accounting Option). He trained with UHY Hacker Young, a top 10 firm of Chartered Accountants in the United Kingdom. Mr. Thompson believes that innovation and technology are key to business growth and sustainability. Over the last 12 months, Dalex has launched products ‘driven’ by technology. These include Dalex SWIFT and Dalex Turbo. Dalex SWIFT, an investment product and Dalex Turbo, a loan product are both managed via a mobile phone. Currently, he serves as a director on the boards of Unique Insurance, Reliance Personnel Services, RPS Engineering Services and Gridco. He is a member of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce (GNCC), Central Executive Committee and Chairperson of the GNCC Think Tank. Due to his frank, objective and astute personality, he has become a notable resource. He is known for his ability to analyse in very ‘simple’ language, complex economic matters and has established himself as an authority on issues of national importance.
Hobbies: Football, Reading
Reason for becoming a Mentor: Dr. Yilma Melkamu is the Director of Programmes for the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). He joined IPPF in 2009 as Director of Programmes and Technical Support for the Africa Region prior to taking up the position of Director of Programmes in the Central Office, London, in 2016. He has over 20 years of programme management experience in family planning, comprehensive abortion care, quality of care, HIV/AIDS, safe motherhood, and social franchising of sexual and reproductive health services. Before joining IPPF, Dr. Melkamu worked for Pathfinder International and Marie Stopes International in Ethiopia. He consulted on public health matters at the national and international level for the Ministry of Health, United Nations, and several universities. Dr, Melkamu earned his MD and MPH degrees from Addis Ababa University where he worked as an assistant professor from 2005 to 2009.
Hobbies: Sports fan, he enjoys watching football the most, especially when the best football club in the world (Manchester United) is playing.
Reason for becoming a Mentor: Andy is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). He has worked with many organizations spanning public services, manufacturing and IT sectors. He has over 16 years working experience with about 9 years in senior management. He started his career with the Coca cola bottling plant in Kumasi in 2002, where he worked as a finance Assistant, before travelling to the UK, where he worked with the Birmingham city Council in several roles, leaving their employment after working as an Accountancy Assistant in 2007. He later joined Denise Mastersons International Ltd, also in the UK as the Finance and Administration manager, where he helped set up of a lot of the systems and operational procedures for the company. Whilst working in the UK, he studied for the CIMA certification, finishing all examinations in May 2009. He returned to Ghana at the end of 2009, and after some months on the job market, he was employed by Ayum Forest Products Ltd, A timber manufacturing and exporting firm, as their Financial Accountant. Through hard work and dedication, he was promoted to become the 1st ever black Chief Accountant of the company after just a few months with the company. He later left and joined IBM Ghana Limited as a Financial Analyst when IBM opened its office in Ghana in 2011. He occupied this role until he was later asked to start the HR practice for IBM in Ghana as there was no substantive HR person in Ghana. This was a totally new challenge as it was quite different from what he has known most of his working life, but having grabbed this opportunity, he exhibited the same work ethic and integrity, as he discharged his work and excelled in this new challenge, leading to him being given control of the HR responsibilities of Central Africa as well – a position he occupies till date. Andy got his secondary education from Prempeh College, a school he is very proud of, and proceeded to the University of Ghana for his first degree in Business Administration (Accounting Option). He returned to the University of Ghana Business school in 2016 where he graduated with honors in MSc Development Finance programme. He is a self-driven individual, who enjoys helping and motivating people in all aspects of life and work. Overcoming whatever is termed "a challenge" gives him the greatest pleasure. He is married with 2 boys and a girl.
Hobbies: Reading, visiting museums/art galleries and surfing the internet
Reason for becoming a Mentor: Lisa is a Ghanaian, educated at the University of Ghana and the Ghana school of law. She worked with the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) after completing University where she worked primarily with survivors of violence who needed legal support with custody of children, separation/divorce and property rights. She provided counseling services to families and particularly with children caught up in domestic violence situations. Lisa has gained considerable experience working with refugees since joining UNHCR in 2003. She has worked in Ghana, Ethiopia, Liberia, Kenya and Malawi as a Protection Officer. She is responsible for counseling refugees, ensuring that their fundamental rights are respected and working with them to find durable solutions. She also works with governments to monitor borders, register and provide assistance to refugees. She has experience in Sexual and Gender based violence prevention and response, gender equality and child protection. Her hobbies are reading, visiting museums/art galleries and surfing the net.
Hobbies: pathology and in his free time loves to swim.
Reason for becoming a Mentor: Nasser is a Ghanaian who hails from Gambaga in the Northern Region of Ghana. He is a product of Morning Star Primary, St. Charles Secondary School in Tamale and Labone Secondary school in Accra. He went on to the Pegasus Flight Center USA (PPL,IR) and continued on to Delta Aeronautics USA (CPL,ATPL) He started his flying career with Ghana Airways in 1993. From there, he worked for Fanair (first private airliner in Ghana). He then moved to Mukair Ghana, where he joined Rossair on contract flying for DHL cargo and was based in Accra. He flew for same Rossair based in Algeria on contract for British petroleum, ENI, Total and BHP Billiton. He later went to Sudan on contract for the Red Cross and the United Nations. From there, he joined Solenta Aviation in Algeria and Liberia (on contract for British petroleum and the United Nations). After working abroad for a while, Nasser decided to settle back home in 2008 where he continued his career flying for CityLink. He eventually joined National Airways Corporation based in Accra and on contract for African Mining Services and MTN Ghana. He has a wealth of experience flying aircrafts like Fokker 28, BeechCraft 1900C,1900D, Jetstream 31,Saab 340,Beechcraft 350 and BeechCraft 200. Nasser has an interest in pathology and in his free time loves to swim.
Reason for becoming a Mentor: EMMANUEL NII ARMAH TACKIE is a Seasoned Investment banker with over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry specifically in the areas of fund management, investments and financing of transactions, both projects and companies. He is disciplined, analytical in thinking, proactive in execution and smart in business. His positive growth trajectory thus far can be attributed to his high motivation and determination to achieve results even in challenging circumstances. Emmanuel took over leadership of Ideal Capital Partners, a Securities and Exchange Commission Licensed investment banking and asset management firm Ltd in September 2013 when assets under management (AUM) was GHS 5 million. As at December, 2017 AUM has grown to over GHS 220 million. Emmanuel, who is currently the 2nd Vice President of Groupe Ideal and the CEO of Ideal Financial Holdings is tasked with overseeing the management, operation and development of Ideal Capital Partners Ltd, Ideal Finance, Firstrust Savings and Loans, Ideal Pension Trust and Ideal Insurance Brokers Prior to his appointment as the CEO of Ideal Financial Holdings, he was the CEO of Ideal Equity Holding which is a Management Consultancy Company with a core mandate to provide financial and managerial services to Groupe Ideal’s non-financial subsidiaries operating in the areas of Trade, Media, Asset management, Mining and Offshore Consultancy services. It was under his leadership that TV Africa’s content management saw a face lift. Before to joining Groupe Ideal, he was the Head of Investment at NDK Financial Services Ltd, one of the pioneer finance houses in Ghana. Prior to attaining the position of Head of Investment, he served as an account officer and through his hard work, rose through the ranks to become the Head of Accounts and Investment Department. It was under his bold leadership that the department was separated into two to have both investment and accounts departments. This was due to restructuring in pursuit of growth. Subsequent to becoming the head of Investment at NDK, Emmanuel was entrusted to manage over GHS 350 million worth of assets due to his deep knowledge of the money market. Emmanuel built a team of strong dedicated individuals who delivered excellent customer service.
Hobbies: Sports especially soccer, basketball, American football and Tracks. He loves reading on the side and enjoys sharing ideas over good coffee or tea.
Reason for becoming a Mentor: Frank has been part of the World Vision family for almost 5 years having served in different roles in the operations department; he was an ADP Manager, Cluster Manager, Acting Regional Operations Manager and HEA/Security Manager for World Vision Ghana. He also played different roles in the Lake Chad Basin Response. He served as Lead Facilitator in several trainings on Disaster Management and Emergency Management Systems. Frank’s most recent assignment was Acting Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Coordinator for the West Africa Regional office where he facilitated the Regional Disaster Management Team training and supported the response activities within the region including the recent Mudslides and Flood response in Sierra Leone. He brings on board a lot of experience in Project management, Response management, structural and systems enhancement, capacity building, leadership, innovation and change management. Frank holds a Master degree in Public Administration (International Relations) from the University of Tennessee (USA) and a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Organization Management from Maryville College (USA). He is a Christian and fellowships with the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. He is currently the Regional Advisor on Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs, West Africa region with World Vision International. Frank enjoys sports especially soccer, basketball, American football and Tracks. He loves reading on the side and enjoys sharing ideas over good coffee or tea.