DAVID ACKAH, PhD

Executive Director

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.

 

STEPHEN K. A. HAMMOND (DBA)

President

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).

HAJIA AMINA SAMMO (PhD)

Registrar

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.

 

Prof. GABRIEL ODEH APOTEY (PhD.)

Director, Finance & Administration

Prof. Dr. 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).

Lawyer Samuel Atukwei Quaye

Director Ethics & Conduct

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.

 

Daniel Opoku-Mensah (FPMP)

Director, Strategic & Special Project

 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

PRINCE ELISHA NSIAH-ASAMOAH, (PhD)

Director, Membership

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