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Our Board of Directors

Prof. Bill Buenar Puplampu - Board Chair

Professor Bill Buenar Puplampu is the Vice Chancellor of Central University and a professor of organisational behaviour of the University of Ghana. As a chartered psychologist and an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society, he has a wealth of experience in the fields of occupational, organisational psychology and human resource (HR) management.

Prof. Puplampu has served on a number of boards in both academic and financial spheres, notably those of the University of Ghana, Databank Educational Investment Fund and Universal Merchant Bank Ghana (then Merchant Bank Ghana). He has also undertaken a number of organisational, governance and project assessment assignments in several West African countries. As an academic, Prof. Puplampu has been involved in several international research collaborations, authored over 130 publications and lectured at several universities in the UK.

Prof. Puplampu is the founding director of the leading organisational psychology and HR management consultancy firm PsyconHR, whose clientele include private, public and NGO sector clients. Combined with his expansive experience in governance, administrative and strategic management, as well as advocacy in both public and private sectors, Prof. Puplampu brings over two decades of rich expertise to the board.


Suzy Aku Puplampu – Board Member

Dr. Suzy Aku Puplampu is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of OctaneSD Limited. She has over 19 years of experience in finance, 14 of which have been dedicated to investment banking and funds management. Over the years, she has led various wealth management, finance and administrative teams to manage funds worth approximately 189 million Ghana cedis for both high-net-worth individuals and institutions.

Dr. Puplampu has occupied various strategic leadership roles in financial and consultancy companies such as OAK Partners Limited, where she served as the Principal in charge of wealth management and then Partner for wealth management and Databank Limited, where she rose from analyst through Vice President to Head of Private Wealth Management. She has also offered her expertise to PricewaterhouseCoopers, Lifeforms Limited and PsyconHR, of which she currently serves as a board member. Dr. Puplampu also serves as the Board Chair for Galaxy Balanced Mutual Fund. In addition, she is an Independent Trustee of five corporate pension trust funds in Ghana serving on Tier 2 and Tier 3 Pension Funds and Provident Funds for the corporate trusts.

A fellow of the ACCA (UK), Dr. Puplampu holds a Doctorate in Business Administration with specialisation in Wealth Management from Walden University, USA. Also, she holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Ghana and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.


Michael Harry Yamson - Board Member

Michael Harry Yamson is a seasoned management consultant, investment advisor, marketer and channel developer. He brings to the board his rich experience in providing strategic leadership in both corporate and SME businesses in multicultural environments, with special skills in innovation and brand activation, particularly in FMCG and D&E markets.

Since 1995, Mr Yamson has been involved in developing strategies for brands, beginning his career at Unilever as a Brands Manager then rising through the ranks to eventually head marketing of Unilever Francophone West Africa. After leading consumer segment business across 15 countries in Africa for Celtel International B.V., he launched Gateway Broadcast Services in Ghana as General Manager before proceeding to head country investments for MTI Ghana Limited. He has also handled several projects for private and national organisations such as Coca-Cola, I-Zone, Tema Oil Refinery and National Petroleum Authority.

Mr Yamson is a product of the University of Leeds with a degree in Economics and Management. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Ishmael Yamson & Associates, a leading management consultancy and investor advisory firm in Ghana.

Kwaku Danso-Dapaah - Board Member

Kwaku Danso-Dapaah is the Chief Operating Officer of All-Time Capital Limited. Prior to this, he has occupied a number of senior roles in global companies. At the American Tower Company he was the Head of Strategy for government relations and administration in Ghana, while at the United Technologies Corporation he acted in the capacities of General Manager and then Senior Manager in the area of strategic planning and business development. At JP Morgan Securities, Inc. he was the Vice President of real estate investment banking in the USA. Before transitioning to the USA, he worked as a Senior Investment Advisor with Lloyd’s TSB Bank in the UK.

An entrepreneurial, results-focused Business Executive, Mr Danso-Dapaah has close to 20 years worth of expertise in the areas of finance, business development and strategy. He has extensive experience in project development and an impressive track record of recognising and developing business opportunities, all of which he brings to bear on the board.

Mr Danso-Dapaah received his BSc from Southbank University, MBA from Cornell University and Executive Programme Certificate in Competitive Strategy from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

 


Wisdom Kpoor - Board Member

Mr. Kpoor, is a self-made business man with over 28years of entrepreneurial exposure. Independently, he financed start-ups and provided leadership for the transformation of various businesses. Mr. Kpoor business minded and thrives on trust as an underlying factor in the success of any business. In his previous life, he worked under supervision in various capacities and demonstrated independent mind in the successful management of any role he finds himself in. He believes in transformational change and as such has availed himself voluntarily to support social cause through his involvement in Church growth and the Lions club.

Mr. Kpoor has an MSc. in Agricultural Hydro Technical Engineering, from the Byelorussian Agricultural Academy, Russia. He is currently the CEO and founder of KF Medicals, and provides medical support services to hospitals, over the past 20 years. Mr. Kpoor brings on board wealth of entrepreneurial experience to aid in the growth of OctaneSD.

 


Sem Iroko - Board Member

Sem Iroko is the founder and Managing Consultant of the Trinitas Law Consult. He started off his legal practice when he joined GRM Law Consult in 2007 as an Associate. His area of focus is Corporate and Business Law.  Sem also has a flair for litigation particularly on behalf of Banks and other Financial Institutions. Sem has also been involved in litigation related to Company Law, Employment Law, Family and Probate matters. His current area of interest is in Corporate Law and Governance having developed an astute judgment in matters of Corporate Governance.

Prior to joining GRM Law Consult, Sem who is well known in the legal circles, worked with the Judicial Service for several years starting off as a Court Clerk to become an Administrative Officer and later a Deputy Chief Registrar and the Administrative Secretary/Secretary of the General Legal Council.

Until recently, Sem was the Director of Legal and Board Services and a Lecturer with Central University where he lectured in Company Law, Employment Law and Business Law for more than Ten years. As the Director of Legal and Board Services, Sem was responsible for all legal matters affecting the University and was also Secretary to the university Council. He played a key role in ensuring that the Central University was granted a Presidential Charter (Autonomy) in March 2016.

Sem graduated from the University of Ghana with a B.A (Hons) in 1994. He was called to the Ghana Bar in 2007 after professional studies at the Ghana School of Law. Sem also holds a Master of Public Administration and is currently a PHD candidate in Management.

Sem serves on a number of Boards and was recently appointed a Board Member/Secretary of Pyxera Global, an American NGO sponsored by USAID and engaged in enterprise and community development in over 90 countries.

 

 

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