Board Members

George Smith-Graham
Independent Non-Executive Director

George Smith-Graham is an experienced International Human Capital Management Consultant with over 30 years of working experience. He currently works as an International Consultant to the Government of Sierra Leone on the Establishment of the Wages and Compensation Commission of Sierra Leone. He has also undertaken several international assignments including Quality Assurance Support Services for the Government of Sierra Leone on the Job Evaluation and Labour Market Survey funded by the World Bank and executed by KPMG from 2014 to 2017.

He was the first CEO of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) of Ghana and led the full implementation of the Single Spine Pay Policy. He worked as the Senior Vice President, and Head of Human Capital Management and Administration of Databank Group. He also worked as the Human Resources Manager of the Forestry Commission of Ghana (FC), a multi-divisional organization where he was instrumental in the transformation of the Forestry Commission from a predominantly civil service organization into a corporate organization.
His professional expertise is in the areas of organizational change and transformation, performance management, salary negotiations, job evaluation, and compensation management, among others.

George Smith-Graham is the Founding President/CEO of the International Institute for Productivity and Public Management (IPPUM), Ghana and Sierra Leone and President/CEO of Strabsnet International Centre for Distance Learning.
Between 2013 and 2017, He served on the Government of Ghana team to the International Monitoring Fund (IMF) / World Bank Spring and Annual meetings in Washington and Tokyo. He also served on the Government of Ghana team to the Governing Board and International Labour Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva Switzerland.
He is currently a research student at the University of South Africa School of Business Leadership pursuing a Doctor of Business Leadership and PPA Business School, Paris – France studying Doctor of Business Administration (DBA). He holds an International Executive Master of Business Administration (Human Resource Management) from the Paris Graduate School of Management – Paris, France, a Graduate Diploma in Management from the International Professional Managers Association, UK and a degree in Economic Planning from the Republic of Cuba.
Professionally, He is a Certified Fellow (FCIPM, FPMA) and a Certified International Professional Manager of the International Professional Managers Association, UK. He is also a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) with the West African Federation of Institutions of Administration and Management Consultants (WAFIAMC), a Chartered Management Consultant (cmc), and a Chartered Administrator from the Chartered Institute of Administration and Management Consultants – Ghana, and a professional member of the Institute of Business Consulting, UK, and the Human Capital Institute (HCI), USA.
George Smith-Graham is an Employee Retention and a Workforce Optimization Specialist from the Employer of Choice Inc. of the United States of America.

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Miss. Rita Sraha
Non-Executive Director

Rita Sraha is currently a Senior Partner and Head of the Business Consulting (BC) Division of Kwame Asante & Associates (KAA), which is a professional services firm providing Accounting, Assurance and Audit, Tax, and Business Consulting Services. Her experience with KAA spans over 28 years and as lead for the implementation and management of various multidisciplinary teams on their BC projects.

During 1996-2002, when KAA was Representative firm of Arthur Andersen, Rita provided Manager, Coach and Facilitator services at different times for the Andersen Worldwide Business Audit Immersion Schools in the Netherlands, Spain and the USA (Chicago). By 1998 Rita was appointed an Arthur Andersen Interpersonal Skills Trainer.
Mrs. Sraha has served as Non-Executive Director of a number of organizations including the National Communications Authority (NCA); Medical and Dental Council (MDC); and the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).
Rita was a Teaching Assistant at the University of Ghana, Legon (Business School). Before joining KAA (1994) and as an Intern, She worked with the Strategic African Securities (SAS), a Leading Brokerage Firm in Accra, as a financial analyst.
Mrs. Sraha holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration (Accounting Option) and an MBA (Finance/Accounting Option) from the University of Ghana, Legon. She is a Chartered Accountant and designated ACMA CGMA.

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Mr. Ernest Kwasi Okoh
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Ernest Kwasi Okoh is currently Managing Director of Aluworks Limited, the only aluminium cold rolling mill in Ghana. He has been CEO of Dannex Limited a pharmaceutical manufacturing and marketing company in Ghana; CEO of Unilever Tanzania in East Africa, an FMCG manufacturing and marketing company based in Dar Salaam; and CEO of West Africa Popular Foods Nigeria, a joint venture company that he set up for Unilever in partnership with Dangote Limited, the commodities giant in Nigeria.

Kwasi Okoh is currently Managing Director of Aluworks Limited, the only aluminium cold rolling mill in Ghana. He has been CEO of Dannex Limited, a pharmaceutical manufacturing and marketing company in Ghana; CEO of Unilever Tanzania in East Africa, an FMCG manufacturing and marketing company based in Dar Salaam; and CEO of West Africa Popular Foods Nigeria, a joint venture company that he set up for Unilever in partnership with Dangote Limited, the commodities giant in Nigeria.
Prior to then, he was Customer Development Manager for Unilever in Africa, the Middle East and in Turkey, a job which took him particularly to all parts of Africa. He has had extensive managerial experience having served with Unilever for 32 years in various capacities and in many different countries including several top executive positions.
Mr. Okoh considers himself to be of a qualified and proficient general management persuasion, having been thoroughly schooled by Unilever in managerial practice. He is by formal profession a Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana; with an MBA from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland; and is a product of the School of Administration, University of Ghana, Legon. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors in Ghana.
In addition to having managed several national sports organizations in his spare time, Mr. Okoh has held Directorships in many companies in Ghana and abroad, and currently is a Director of Aluworks Limited, Research International, Expandable Polystyrene Products and Trading Limited, WT-2 Company Limited and Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Governors of Achimota School.

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Mr. Tanko Nuhu Yakubu
Non-Executive Director

A businessman with several years’ involvement in the Ghanaian market setting, Tanko Nuhu Yakubu has a desire for achievement in competitive commercial environments. He runs the biggest mobile phone and accessories business in the Northern Region of Ghana, trading from the central business district in Tamale.

In the formal space, he has accumulated nearly two decades of continuous service in the financial sector. In his immediate past occupation, he was the Northern Regional Coordinator of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) between 2007 and 2010. In this pioneering position, he laid the framework for the launching of the institution in the region, and was the focal person in the government’s efforts to lessen rural and urban poverty in that part of the country.
Before that, he was the manager of the West Mamprusi Community Bank, Walewale, from 2000 to 2005, having previously worked at the Ghana Cooperative Bank between 1989 and 2000, where he served his last two years as a branch manager.
He holds a Master of Philosophy degree from the University for Development Studies, Tamale, and a Bachelor’s degree in Botany with Zoology from the University of Ghana, Legon.
He has had widespread training in banking and management at the National Banking College, the Ghana Microfinance Institutions Network (GHAMFIN), and comparable high-profile establishments, and his specific areas of concentration comprise microfinance, SME development, and retail banking.
Born in 1961, he is married with five children.

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Miss. Evelyn Duku
Non-Executive Director

Miss. Evelyn Duku is founding partner and practice manager for Depps Law Consult Limited. She is a member of the Ghana Bar Association and brings to bear 22 years of experience in legal work, marketing, banking, and finance. Her core competencies are corporate Advisory Services, Change Management, Leadership, Corporate Governance and Negotiation Skills.

Miss. Evelyn Duku is founding partner and practice manager for Depps Law Consult Limited. She is a member of the Ghana Bar Association and brings to bear 20 years of experience in legal work, marketing, banking, and finance.
Prior to setting up Depps Law Consult Limited, Evelyn had a five-year stint as Managing Director for Kent House Securities Limited. Her previous roles include Manager, Banking Services, Manager Corporate Banking, and Head of Asset Management at First Atlantic Bank.
She had her first-degree BA(Hons) in English and History from the University of Ghana, Legon, an LLB from the University of London, and a Postgraduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales, Cardiff, and an LLM in International Business Law from the University of Laws UK. She obtained her BL from the Ghana School of Law.

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Mr. Kofi Adutwum Somuah
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Kofi Adutwum Somuah is a formidable advocate for his clients’ interests. He has earned a reputation for creating innovative legal solutions, closing complex commercial transactions and carved a niche as your attorney of choice’ in corporate litigation, commercial arbitration, and mediation.

As an experienced litigator, he has successfully represented several clients in trials before the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, and other dispute resolution tribunals in both civil and criminal matters.
With his rich knowledge and experience in the Ghana legal system, he has provided remarkable advisory and consultancy services on real estate and construction transactions by representing diverse players and interests in Ghana’s real estate market.
His experience, comprehension, and mastery of the energy, money, and capital sectors have positioned him to serve as lead counsel for several high-profile multinational oil and energy companies in Ghana; assisted in the listing of companies on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) through comprehensive legal due diligence; and worked in proximity with regulators like Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the process.
With a relentless attitude and dedication, Kofi graduated from KNUST with a Bachelor of Arts (BA). His journey in the study of law began at the University of Ghana where he secured his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and then continued to excel in Ghana School of Law.
He was called as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana in 2005. He continues to expand his expertise with his pursuit of a Masters of Law (LLM) at the University of East London, UK.
Kofi has practiced as a lawyer for over 17 years.

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Miss. Emma Akua Bulley
Independent Non-Executive Director

Miss. Emma Akua Bulley is a respected private legal practitioner with several years of experience in Litigation and Corporate Law. She is regarded as “the definitive reputation lawyer” known for her pragmatic approach to solving complex issues. Emma advises prominent and high net-worth individuals and corporate clients both in Ghana and abroad.

She is committed to her clients and manages their problems with sensitivity and with absolute discretion. Emma obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA), Oil and Gas Management with Merit from Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University in Scotland.
She obtained her Qualifying Law Certificate from Ghana Law School. She did her Legal Practice Course (LPC) at College of Law, Store Street, London. She Obtained her Bachelor’s of Law Degree (LLB Hons) from the University of Hertfordshire, UK.
Emma was a Junior Partner at Kulendi @ Law, a reputable Law firm in Accra, Ghana. She is a Barrister and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana. She served as a Non-Executive Director on the boards of Bank of Ghana and Ghana Youth Employment Agency.
Emma is an independent, assertive, meticulous, and result-oriented professional. She is a team player with strong communication and analytical skills.

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