STEPHEN K. A. HAMMOND (DBA)
Project Planning & Implementation Consultant
Dr. Stephen K. A. Hammond is a seasoned professional, highly creative, self-motivated and results-oriented individual with over 18 years of practical banking experience. He has leveraged his broad background and expertise to make concrete contributions toward the achievement of organizational goals. His wealth of knowledge and competence are in the areas of project management, business process modeling and management, change management, banking operations, strategic development and execution, lean six sigma deployment and stakeholder management.
Dr. Hammond is a part-time lecturer and graduate Student’s dissertation supervisor at Salford University, Manchester, UK MSc (Management option), a program being run in collaboration with Pentecost University College, Graduate School. He is also a lectures Project Management at the Institute of Project Management Professionals.
Dr. Hammond holds a Doctorate of Business Administration (Swiss Management Centre University, Switzerland), an International Executive MBA in Strategic & Project Management (Paris Graduate School of Management), BSc (Hons) Planning (KNUST, Kumasi), Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Administration and Management Consultancy.
He holds membership in several professional bodies both locally and internationally. Locally he is a member of Chartered Institute of Banker (CIB), Ghana Institute of Planners (GIP), Fellow, Chartered Financial & Investment Analyst (F.FIA), Fellow, Institute of Project Management Professionals (FPMP), Chartered Professional Administrators (Ch.PA), and Chartered Management Consultants (CMC). Internationally, he is a member of APMG Certified Project Management (Prince 2 Practitioner), APMG Certified Change Management Practitioner from Learning Tree, London (UK), a Trained Professional in Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, a Certified, Customer Service Trainer from Service Quality Institute (USA) and ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (American Society of Quality CSSBB).
EMMANUEL FIANKO (PhD)
Project Procurement Expert
Mr. Emmanuel Fianko is a very experienced procurement practitioner and lecturer for over 20 years under the World Bank and African Development Bank Procurement Regulations and those of many other Multinational and Bilateral Institutions and was awarded the Procurement Industry Personality of Year 2018″. He is currently reading Doctor of Philosophy in Public Sector Procurement Engineering in Business University of Costa Rica, holds an executive Masters in Business Administration from the University of Ghana (UG), a BSc (Hon) Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Science and Technology (UST), Certificates in World Bank Procurement Guidelines, African Development Bank Procurement Procedures and many others awarded by both local and international institutions.
Mr. Emmanuel Fianko is a member of the Ghana Institution of Engineering (MGHiE) and a Fellow of the Institute of Project Management Professionals. He has worked as a procurement professional for over 27 years conducting the procurement function in the areas of goods, works, services and non-consulting services. He has managed Procurements, Projects, Programs and Portfolios under both National and Donor Funding, including the World Bank, African Development Bank, European Union, UNESCO, USAID, DFID, Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KfW)-German, Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) and Ecowas Bank for Investment Development (EBID).
Mr. Emmanuel Fianko is one of the three-member committee that reviewed the Public Procurement Code in 2003 which was later passed into law as the Public Procurement Act 2003, Act 663. He also assisted in the review of the associated tender documents and has lectured extensively in the use of the Law and tender documents since 2004. Mr. Fianko has being lecturing in World Bank Procurement Guidelines, at GIMPA, since year 2001 and in several other procurement seminars and workshops for both local and international participants.
The procurement experience of Mr. Emmanuel Fianko cuts across many sectors of the Ghanaian Economy, including the Education Sector, Health Sector, Energy Sector and the Aviation Sector.
Mr. Emmanuel Fianko has been awarded the Industry Personality of Year at the Ghana Procurement and Supply Chain Awards on 7th September, 2018. He currently works with the Ghana Airports Company Limited as the Group Executive, Procurement.
CORNELIUS ADABLAH, PhD.
Project Management Specialist
Dr. Cornelius Adablah, PhD, is a Ghanaian Economic Development and Organization Systems Consultant with Doctor of Philosophy in Economics & Business, Master of Science in Economics and Planning, Master of Business Administration in Strategy and Organization Systems. He has over thirty-two (32) years’ working experience in areas of Economic Development Policy and Management, Strategic Management, Projects Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Organization Development and Institution Analysis. He was honoured with “United Nations Development Programme Certificate of Appreciation for Dedicated Service for Peace and Development, 1994”. He holds Professional Qualifications in selected areas like Technical Cooperation Programming and Aid Coordination, ILO Training Centre, Turin, Italy, 1991, Technical Cooperation Programming and Projects Management, Kenya Institute of Administration, Kabete, Kenya, 1990, Foreign Investment Analysis, African Development Bank, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 1987, Small Industry Planning and Finance, National Institute for Small Industry Extension Training, Hyderabad, India, 1984.
Below is the list of Relevant Short-term Consultancies Conducted by Dr. Cornelius Adablah, PhD
- FAO Consultant, Evaluation of FAO Ghana Country Programming Framework for 2013-2017 (September-December 2017). I reviewed the FAO Country Programme and carried out Evaluation and based on the findings, made recommendations for the next Country Programme
- UNDP Consultant, Evaluation of UNDP-USAID Support to Enhancing the Capacity of Ghana’s Peace Architecture to Prevent and Respond to Electoral Violence for the Election 2016 (April-June 2017). I carried out national project implementation review and evaluation of the USAID funded project for electoral peace
- UNDP Consultant, Conduct of UN Country Team’s “Common Country Assessment” for Ghana (2016). I was member of the two-member team that reviewed Ghana’s economic development trends in terms of the 2012-2016 UN Development Assessment Framework for Ghana and made recommendations for the UN’s development support framework in Ghana in 2017-2022
- NEPAD Consultant, Project Coordinator, Preparation of Ghana Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector Development Project (2012). I coordinated technical studies and supported formulation of the West Africa Regional Fisheries Programme for Ghana
- UNDP Consultant, Assessment of Development Results of UNDP in Ghana (2010). The UNDP found the need to explore a niche for their support to Ghana. I therefore carried out a broad evaluation of their development effect in Ghana and made recommendations for their focus in Ghana
DAVID ACKAH, PhD
Project Scheduling & Development Planner
Prof. David Ackah, PhD is a very experienced and innovative Project Management Specialist with sound academic and Professional background. Have excellent working knowledge in projects management method based on market parameters/DPM and donors’ rules; again, propose composition and take part in the bid evaluation panel(s). A dynamic and results oriented professional. Sound numerical skills with a good level of financial, commercial and project knowledge. High level of communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. Excellent knowledge and understanding on import, export and customs clearing procedures, regulations and practices. An authority in International procurement and Logistics. Computer literacy in all major application softwares with an additional capability of developing bespoke functional softwares like inventory control and procurement management systems. Self-confidence with a strong drive to achieve results.
Has more than 10 years’ experience in project field with specialization in identification of project needs, sourcing , Operate application of bookkeeping principles, methods and project records scheduling, assisting in communication and diffusion strategies and techniques, reporting, documentation, publication, and audio-visual material preparation in relation to conservation and development fields, managing variety of suppliers and service providers (area of communication), Handled Project related procedures, progress and potential delays on a regular basis etc. Has proven experience in EU funded project and program implementation in the field of project management related activities monitoring and implementation according to the EU project rules and procedure. Has fluency in English languages.
He holds Ph.D. in Community Economic Development in Africa, currently reading Ph.D. in Project Development Planning from the Central University of Nicaragua, Master of Science in Economic Development from the United State of America, Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Post Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management, & Post Graduate Diploma in Customer Relationship Management.
He also holds a Diploma in Marketing from Institute of Commercial Management (ICM UK), Standard Diploma in Sales Management from Managing & Marketing Sales Association (MAMSA UK) and a certificate in Marketing & Salesmanship from the Institute of Export and Shipping Management.
Prof. Ackah is a Chartered Fellow Economist from Institute of Chartered Economist of Ghana, Chartered Fellow of Chartered Institute of Project Management USA, Certified Project Management Consultant of Institute of Project Management Professionals Ghana, Project Management Professionals of Project Management Institute USA, Chartered Fellow of Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management Ghana, Chartered Fellow of Chartered Institute of Customer Relationship Management USA, Chartered Fellow of Chartered Institute of Financial Investment Analyst Ghana and Member of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Management UK.
He is the Executive Director of Faculty of Competency-Based Training & Learning (FCBTL), President of Institute of Project Management Practitioners Ghana, Senior Faculty Member of Akamia University, USA, Society Executive Director of Dama Academic Scholarly & Scientific Research Society (both Business and Administration) with an oversight of administrative and accounting procedures as well as planning the long-term auditing strategy for the onward development of the institute. He provides operational support, monitoring and periodic review of administrative auditing to ensure the achievement of the vision and goals of the Institute.
He is an author of six Internationally Published Books in the areas of Project Management, Business Accounting, Economics, Ethics & Governance, Business Finance and Financial Management, and about seventy research Articles Published in the International domain. He has a total University teaching experience of five years, and a total professional experience of ten years in Project Management, Manufacturing, Pharma marketing, Sales/Distribution, administration, Economics & finance.
HAJIA AMINA SAMMO (PhD)
(Project Financial Engineer)
Hajia Amina Sammo (PhD) is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), London and a recognized member of the ACCA – Ghana Office. She holds PhD in Project Financial Engineering from the Business University of Costa Rica, MBA in Financial Management from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi; Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University of Cape Coast (UCC), Cape Coast and certifications across a wide range of Leadership and Management institutions. She’s an accounting, finance and operations consultant specializing in personal, SMEs and group financial planning, organizational restructuring and providing advice to businesses on operational issues. With her immense experience in project management, operations management and banking, she has helped many start-up and distressed businesses put in place systems, processes and procedures to run effectively devoid of owner domineering.
Currently the Director of Projects, Programs and Social Services at the Ministry of Inner-City and Zongo Development, she had previously played a pivotal role in a 15-member consulting assignment in shaping the course of the Ministry from the onset. Prior to this, she was the Executive Director and the Business Development Manager of Wi Tech Group, and had previously served in various management capacities with CAL Bank over a period of 9 years.
She has for some time now been spearheading a national campaign as the lead facilitator to bring financial literacy to over 100,000 families in Ghana within the next 5 years. As a Rotarian, Amina also facilitates support for less privileged persons in society.
DANIEL OPOKU-MENSAH (FPMP)
Agricultural Project Consultant
Daniel is a Development Planner, Agriculturist and a Banker with 30 years’ experience as development planner. His role at ADB included coordinating the Bank’s Nucleus Outgrower Scheme that looked at financial intervention for small and medium scale farmers linked to large commercial farm operators, retail banking, and finally with the Business Support and Corporate Recoveries Unit working with distressed customers to create a turnaround by investigating the projections and assumptions surrounding management, financial, marketing and production decisions in the fields of Agriculture, Commerce, Services, Construction and Manufacturing.
Earlier in his career, he had coordinated the Technology Dissemination and productivity drive with SASAKAWA GLOBAL 2000 at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture as the National Coordinator. He also served on the Ghanaian-German Agricultural Extension Project as the Regional Planning and Monitoring Officer. He was also a Member of the Credit Task Force for the Millennium Challenge Account – Ghana (MCA) that worked on compact analysis and report preparation. Daniel was recently elected as the Strategic and Special Project Director for Institute of Project Management Practitioners (IPMP) – Ghana
Prof. GABRIEL ODEH APOTEY (PhD.)
Project Finance & Administration Consultat
Prof. Gabriel Odeh Apotey was born on March 2, 1983 in Somanya and a Christian who fellowship with The Apostolic Church of Ghana, Apotey is a Part-Time Lecturer at Institute of Project Management Professionals and holds a Bachelor in Educational Psychology (University of Cape Coast, Ghana), MBA in Accounting (Wisconsin International University College, Ghana), Doctoral Fellow (CIMS, USA), PhD. in Finance (The University of America, California) and PhD. in Management (Akamai University in Hawaii, USA). Apotey has two (2) books to his credit and has authored four (4) articles published in International Journals particularly in the USA and India.
He is the former Branch Manager of Upper Manya Kro Rural Bank Limited – Somanya and a Part-Time Lecturer at Institute of Project Management Professionals, Ghana and serve as a Council Member of the Institute. He is also the Deputy Director of Finance and Project Administration (FPAC) at the IPMP. Dr. Gabriel Odeh Apotey is a native of Yilo Krobo (Somanya) in the Eastern Region of Ghana. He has been with the Bank for the past 10 years and served on several Management Committees of the Bank.
Based on his professional output and corporate experience, Gabriel Odeh Apotey was appointed Acting Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Upper Manya Kro Rural Bank Limited effective on 1st March, 2019 by the Board of Directors of the Bank.
The appointment of Dr. Apotey whose expertise ranges from Project Valuation and Financing, Rural Banking, Staffing Psychology, Corporate Security Management, Strategic Coaching, Branding Psychology, Emerging Investment Decisions, Economic Reengineering, Financing Taxation and Advance Human Networking was undoubtedly especially with his ten (10) years stay with the Bank.
He is a Certified Business Consultant, Certified Global Business Analyst, Certified Project Management Consultant, Member of Ghana Association of Restructuring & Insolvency Advisors, Chartered Financial & Investment Analyst (South Africa & Ghana), Policy Analyst (PIED-Ghana), Chartered Manager (CIMS, USA), Professional Business Accountant (Canada), Certified Economist (Ghana) and a Certified Public Accountants (England /Wales).
He holds membership in several professional bodies both locally and internationally. Locally he is a member of Chartered Institute of Banker (CIB), Ghana Institute of Planners (GIP), Fellow, Chartered Financial & Investment Analyst (F.FIA), Fellow, Institute of Project Management Professionals (FPMP), Chartered Professional Administrators (Ch.PA), and Chartered Management Consultants (CMC).
ADJENIM BOATENG ADJEI, (PhD)
Public Sector Procurement Specialist
Adjenim Boateng Adjei (PhD), is a seasoned procurement and supply chain management specialist. He was the first appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority of Ghana. Among his many accomplishments, he was able to pioneer the affairs of the Authority, to attain international recognition among donors and most International Financial Institutions.
He is a well-known face at International Procurement Conferences and Workshops and has contributed immensely to the development of Public Procurement especially in capacity building, procurement evaluation and monitoring both at home and abroad. He was an active member of the OECD Taskforce on Procurement and contributed significantly to the development of the Version 4 of the OECD Assessment Methodology. He has prepared and presented several papers at international seminars, workshops and conferences on procurement, in Europe, Asia, South America and several African countries.
AB Adjei, as called in official circles, is currently reading for a Doctor of Philosophy program in Public Procurement Engineering at the School of Finance & Financial Management of the Business University of Costa Rica. He holds a Professional Doctorate in Project Management from Institute of Project Management Practitioners (IPMP) Ghana, Master of Law Degree (LLM) in Procurement Law and Policy from the Nottingham University, UK and another Master of Science Degree in Logistics and Transportation from Cranfield University, UK.
He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Purchasing and Supply from West Bromwich College of Commerce and Technology, UK. In addition to his Masters and Graduate Diploma, Mr. Adjei also holds a Certificate in Works Procurement Management from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and another Certificate in International Project Procurement and Contract Negotiation from the International Law Institute, a Legal Centre of Excellence, Kampala, Uganda.
He is a Distinguished Fellow Member of Institute of Project Management Practitioners (IPMP) Ghana, A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, UK; A Fellow of Ghana Institute of Procurement and Supply, Ghana; A Fellow of chartered Institute of Supply Chain management, Ghana; and a Chartered member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport, UK.
He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Public Financial Management Reform Project (PFMRP), Ghana and also a member of the Approving Committee of Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Ghana.
Mr. Adjei’s professional working experience spans from his days as a Lecturer at Sokoto State, Nigeria. He worked with Ghana Water Company as the Chief Manager – Materials, and also worked as Supplies Manager for the State Gold Mining Corporation and later Goldfields Ghana Limited.
AB Adjei is a very experienced and innovative Procurement and Logistics Management Specialist with sound academic and Professional background. Has excellent working knowledge in procurement, logistics and transport, finance and commercial Law. He has held various senior and top management positions during his 36 years working experience in both private and public sector organizations. He is a dynamic and results oriented professional with sound numerical, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. An authority in International procurement and Negotiations. Mr. Adjei is self-confident with a strong drive to achieve results.
LAWYER SAMUEL ATUKWEI QUAYE
Project Legal Consultant
Lawyer Samuel Atukwei Quaye is an accomplished Professional Lawyer and Law practitioner in Ghana and entrepreneur with experience in project management, consultancy, and Legal Regulations. He is renowned Project Legal Practitioner, holding MBA from University of Ghana Business School with Project Management Specialty, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy (Hons), Barrister at Law, Ghana School of Law, and Master of Law in International Law (LLM).
He is the Former Mayor (MCE) of Ga West Municipal Assembly, National Coordinator, Ghana Child Labour Monitoring System, Ministrt of Labour, Consultant, ILO and Fair Trade International, US Department of Labour all on social protection (child labour and exploitation), the Former CEO, Workmates employment services ltd. He was a board member of Ghana Urban Passenger Road Transport Executive (GUPTE- Aayalolo Bus) and Wesley Girls High School, Accra. He is currently Distinguished Fellow and Director of Ethics and Conduct Institute of Project Management Professionals.
PRINCE ELISHA NSIAH-ASAMOAH, (PhD)
Project Procurement & Financing Consultant
Prince is Business strategist, an entrepreneur, expert in commercial projects financial management and supply chain management. He is a Fellow and qualified certified project management consultant and a chartered procurement and supply chain practitioner with over fifteen (15) years continuous academic research and rich industrial experienced. He specializes in commercial business opportunities, projects management, supply chain strategies, logistics, transport, contracts management and best procurement practices in public and private sectors. Solid experience in international and local content engineering procurement contracts, construction procurement, infrastructure and commercial projects and financing projects. He has attended several continuous development programs and has presented papers in several international conferences. Currently hold the position of Head, Procurement in JSA Logistics and manages the procurement.
He holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Project Financial Engineering from the Business University of Costa Rica, Master of Science (MSC) in Supply Chain Management from Coventry University, Professional Doctorate, Professional Post Graduate Diploma, Certified Project Management Consultant (CPMC) and Fellow Membership Status from Institute of Project Management Professional, Chartered Procurement and Supply Chain Professional, Graduate Diploma in Procurement from Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, UK School of Management), Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Administration and Management Consultancy.
He is an expert in the areas of Procurement, Supply Chain integration, Spend Analysis Tools and International Sourcing, Transport, Fleet and Logistics Management, Real Estates, Infrastructural, Commercial and PPP Project Management, Commercial business development, Lean Operations, TQM and Total Life Cycle Cost, Budget Preparation, Financial Management, Cost Savings, and Total Cost of Ownership, Procurement Planning, Developing Organizational Policy and Operational Planning, Continuous Improvement, Negotiation Strategies and Business to Business Commerce, Contract Management, Performance Management and Ethical Procurement
He has a vest experience in spanning Strategist and Planner, well organized and an Industrious person, ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and placing priority on critical items, ability to learn fast, adapt to every situation and face new challenges, skillful negotiator with good interpersonal skills, assertive and proactive team leader, dependable and goal oriented individual, excellent decision making with strong analytical skills, good oral and excellent written communication skills, innovative person with integrity and ability to solve problems, build and maintain a good relationship with internal and external customers, and excellent Computer Literacy in ERP, SAP, MS Excel, MS Word, and Power Point