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Wealth Management Team

Suzy Aku Puplampu – Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Puplampu is the driving force behind OctaneSD and serves as its CEO and the lead fund manager. 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.

In its formative year, Dr. Puplampu with her team raised and managed a portfolio size of approximately Ghc28million for 11 high-net-worth clients and 3 institutions for OctaneSD. Dr. Puplampu rose through the ranks of Analyst through to Vice President at Databank. She joined OAK Partners Limited as the Principal in charge of Wealth Management and rose through to Partner, Wealth Management. At Databank Asset Management Services Limited, Suzy managed 85 High-Net-Worth- Individuals (HNWIs), two large institutional provident funds and 20 top executive accounts. She also managed the Databank money market fund, a money market mutual fund. Suzy left Databank with cumulative FUM of GHS47 million in December 2010. While at OAK Partners Limited, her portfolio expanded to 120 private accounts and 133 retail clients. By December 31, 2016, she managed cumulative funds amounting to GHS114 million at OAK Partners.

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 Batchelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

Suzy is married with three children.
 

Emefa Bartlett-Vanderpuye – Fund & Business Development Manager

Emefa joins the team at OctaneSD with over nine years’ cumulative career in investment banking. Prior to OctaneSD, she was a Senior Investment Analyst with All-Time Capital Limited, an Asset Management firm for over seven years. Through resolve, Emefa rose through the ranks from Analyst to Senior Analyst in the roles of marketing, business development, investment analyst and, fund manager. Emefa also served in the capacity of a client relationship manager with Databank. Mrs Bartlett-Vanderpuye holds an MBA from Warwick Business School, UK and an alumnus of KNUST, where she graduated with a B.A in Arts. Emefa is licensed by the Security & Exchange Commission as an Investment representative and advisor. She is married with a son.

Simeone-Rosemond Occansey - Business Development & Fund Manager

Simeone-Rosemond Occansey brings to OctaneSD seven years of experience in strategy, international relations and brands development. Prior to joining OctaneSD, Ms. Occansey worked with Sahara Oil as a business development officer. She was very instrumental in formulating and implementing business strategies that ultimately led Sahara Oil to achieve brand visibility, improve existing B2B relationships and sign on some major multinational clients within a short space of time.

In 2012, Ms. Occansey was appointed Secretary-General for the Model UN Simulation. This was in recognition of her over a decade’s volunteerism work with Lifelink Ghana (an NGO that focuses on teaching the ideals of the United Nations, research and public speaking to young people). While there, she seamlessly prepared and coordinated six international journeys to UN conferences involving over 240 young Ghanaians.

An alumnus of the University of Ghana, Ms. Occansey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and History. She also holds a certificate in Project Management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). Further, Simeone has written and passed all the investment advisory and management certificate courses with the Ghana Stock Exchange. Consequently, Simeone is duly recognized by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Ghana as an Investment Advisor.

Simeone is married with a child.


Dinah Okailey Aryeetey - Fund Manager

Dinah is a career oriented lady who prior to joining OctaneSD was a research analyst for Winchmore Capital, Good Governance Africa and Ghana Statistical Service (GSS). Dinah worked with the Finance Department of the University of Ghana, School of Continuing Distance Education. She also worked with Ghana Commercial Bank as a Credit Officer.

As a goal oriented person, Dinah followed through her passion to educate targeted groups for a research project, on effective financial decisions, lowering business cost and taking advantage of opportunities in the Ghanaian socio-economic environment. Dinah is an excellent customer focused person with great interest in client management and retention. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from the University of Ghana, having graduated from the same university with a Bachelor of Science degree in Banking and Finance.

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