- Mr Jonathan Akwasi AzasooBoard Member
Mr Jonathan Akwasi Azasoo has been working with the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) in Accra, Ghana since …...…………………………...
- Dr. Justice TankebeBoard Member
Justice Tankebe is a University Lecturer in Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom since 2010.
Justice is the Director of the Institute's PhD Programme, and a Fellow at St Edmund's College. He holds MPhil degree in Criminological Research and a Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Cambridge.
He was the Director of MPhil Programmes, 2013 - 2016. Justice has held postdoctoral research fellowships from the ESRC, the British Academy, and Fitzwilliam College.
Prior to his current appointment, he was a teaching associate on the Police Executive Programme at the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge.
Justice attended Agogo State Secondary School (now Agogo State College), Ghana. He studied Sociology at the University of Ghana, Legon, where he also worked as a teaching assistant.
Justice brings to EMPI Ghana, his experience in criminology in advocating and fighting for environmental injustices and crimes endangering our ecosystem.
- Nana Ekye Nsowah-Adjei IIBoard Member
Nana Ekye Nsowah-Adjei II known in private life as Thomas Nsowah-Adjei is the Senior Manager of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) in the Ashanti Region of the Republic of Ghana.
He was the director of GBC for Brong Ahafo Region (Loading...…......…...………….)
- Mr. Emmanuel Frank AnsongBoard Member
Emmanuel Frank Ansong is an affable, disciplined and dynamic international trade specialist and chartered marketer who has eight (8) years working experience with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Foreign Commercial Service office at the U.S. Embassy in Accra. He is self-confident, open-minded and highly motivated with expertise acquired through experiences in the fields of relational business development, marketing communication and sales.
During his stint with the U.S. Department of Commerce as the Senior Commercial Specialist, Frank was instrumental in the entry into the Ghanaian and the Ivorian markets of U.S. multinational businesses such as KFC, Harley Davidson, Burger King, Pink Berry, Pizza Hut, Uber Ghana, Exxon Mobil, Black Ivy, Bridge Power, Rendeavour & Appolonia, Hess Exploration Ghana and so on.
Frank who is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce Ghana and Chartered Institute of Marketing UK, has been on several panels making a number of presentations on Ghana and the Sub-Saharan Africa markets in the U.S. and other international fora to CEOs and Executives of various Fortune 500 companies. He also coordinated and led several Ghanaian businesses and government delegations to international trade and exhibitions in the United States of America.
Before his Master of Science (MSc.) degree in Marketing from the University of South–Wales in the United Kingdom, Mr. Ansong studied at the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK for his professional post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing. He was the Assistant School Prefect at the T.I. Ahmadiyya Secondary School in Kumasi where he obtained both his Ordinary and Advance Level qualifications before proceeding to the University of Ghana, Legon, where he was honoured with Bachelor of Arts degree in French and English Linguistics in 1999. He was a member of the welfare committee of the Commonwealth Hall.
Mr. Ansong also worked at the US International Broadcasting Bureau (West & Central Africa Regional Office for the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors) as a Deputy Regional Marketing Officer in Accra, Ghana (2009 to 2012) where he negotiated and executed contracts with prospective and new affiliates across the sub-region. His accolades includes contributions through new ideas and ways of doing things that necessitated portfolio of radio and TV affiliations from about seventy (70) to a hundred and twenty-one (121) across West and Central Africa within three years.
Prior to the year 2009, Frank had a seven year spell with a number of French Multinational Shipping Conglomerates including Delmas Shipping Ghana Ltd, SDV Bollore Group and CMA-CGM Lines (all Tema based companies) as a Senior Commercial Manager for both Ghana and the Francophone West African landlocked countries’ shipments through Ghana.
Mr. Ansong is married to Lawyer Akosua Birago Ansong and they are blessed with three lovely kids. He has bagged a number of awards from the U.S. Department of Commerce and State for playing various roles in bringing U.S. businesses onto the Ghanaian market, an award from the Ghana Houston Chamber of Commerce in 2018 for his role in initiating a vibrant business relationship between energy companies in Ghana and Houston and the Precinct One of Harris County in Texas (U.S) in 2017 for leading the biggest Ghanaian delegation from sub-Saharan Africa.
Frank’s everlasting quest for knowledge and professional experiences further took him to the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso where he earned Attestation in Oral French and Literature in September 1998 and also worked as a programmes manager and presenter of both French and English at Radio Horizon FM – TVZ in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso from November 1997 to June 1998.
Furthermore, he has had professional training in sales, sales management and marketing by CEGOS Consultants for DELMAS Company, held in Liverpool (UK), Le Havre and Paris of France in 2003, International Commercial Tradecraft at the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service Institute (FSI) in Washington DC in June 2015, Oil & Gas in Houston – United States in May 2016, 2017 and 2018 and a number of Annual Training Models after every SSA Team conference in South Africa.
- Kwaku Dawereso BoatengSecretary to the Board
Kwaku Dawereso Boateng who aspires to be trained and useful to the socio-economic development of Africa is a team player with strong interpersonal, communication and analytical with strong passion to restore and preserve our ecosystem and the ocean that surrounds planet Earth.
The environmentalist is a proactive, assertive, energetic and capable of handling multiple assignments with long working hours. He is always dedicated to his goals, generous, respectful and performance driven with a keen desire to achieving results from a high standard of professional integrity and honesty.
The ardent and astute researcher who until 2019 was the CEO of IWS Limited (a community mining entity), until working for the Ghana Education Service as a District Budget Officer for Kwahu Afram Plains South, was a Cost and Financial Accounting teacher at the Mpraeso Senior High School in the Eastern Region between 2011 and 2014.
As a former church treasurer of Bethesda Baptist Church, Ejisu in the Ashanti region, Boateng is a Christian who worships with the Church of Pentecost since 2015.
Kwaku Boateng, who is philanthropist and a self-motivator who is a proud holder of other academic and professional qualifications, holds Master of Science (MSc) in Local Government Financial Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
Boateng who is an astute naturalist and the now politically neutral before the year 2019 dabbled in politics and has had him elected twice for political office. In the 2015 District Assembly elections, he was elected as the Assemblyman for Nyinamponase Electoral Area at the Asante Akim North District Assembly deposing the popular one-term incumbent who was seeking for the second term of office.
As a second year student of the then Kumasi Polytechnic in 2002, he was elected as a Publicity Officer for the Association of Polytechnics HND Accountancy Students – APHAS.
His work as a community miner at IWS shaped his conviction to give it all and devote all his time and resources to help found the Environmental and Mining Policy Institute (EMPI) Ghana to fight for these environmental injustices that has engulfed our part of the world. To him, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reneged on its mandate to protect our ecosystem and has woefully failed the taxpayer through which it is funded.
He previously worked with a number of entities including, Odotobri Rural Bank Ltd as a credits officer, Juaben Rural Bank Ltd as the micro finance officer and the Ministry of Defence on National Service.
For all his professional experiences aside the IWS, it is his one year brief spell at the Ghana Armed Forces Pay Office at Burma Camp which saw him writing cheques for payment of suppliers and the preparation of bank reconciliation statement among many other tasks that had a big impact on his life.