Prof. Kwame Boasiako Omane-Antwi is the Vice Rector and Dean of the Graduate School, Pentecost University College, Ghana. He is a Chartered Accountant trained by Pannell Kerr Forster, now PKF and a Chartered Tax Practitioner. He holds a PhD in Accounting, Professional Doctorate in Taxation, MA in Accounting Education and he is alumnus of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, UK.
Kwame has published eight (8) textbooks, 45 refereed articles, 70 conference papers and has attended several Executive Education programs including Corporate Finance Management, Harvard Business School, 1993, Management, International Negotiations and Leadership Studies, Yale School of Management, 1995. His areas of expertise are Accounting and Finance, Audit and Assurance, Taxation, Fraud Examination and Knowledge Management. Kwame is the Board Chairman of the Pentecost Hospital, New Times Corporation, Graduate School of Governance and Leadership, Diamond Finance Company Limited and a Member of Jubail Hospital and IVF Centre.
Oliver is a Chartered Insurer from the Chartered Insurance Institute, (UK) and a Fellow of the Chattered Insurance Institute of Ghana. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Cape Coast, Executive Masters in Business Administration from The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), and an LLB from the University of London.
He is a seasoned insurance practitioner and a business leader with over 21 years working experience, 12 years of which has been in Middle and Top Management positions in the Ghanaian Insurance Industry. As part of his professional and career development he has attended various insurance and business leadership courses and training programs in London, South Africa, Morocco, Kenya and Togo.
Prior to joining Millennium Insurance Company Limited, he worked as the Chief Operating Officer of Provident Insurance Company Limited.
Dr. Kusi is an investment banker by profession. He has over thirty years of experience in the fields of investment banking, strategic management, Treasury management, Financial analysis and valuations, and Fund Management. He worked as the Chief Executive of uniSecurities GH. Limited until 2016, having had prior working experience as the Head of Operations with SIC Financial Services Limited. Dr. Kusi also worked as a General Manager at SDC Finance after working with NTHC Limited as Head of Corporate Finance & Research. His work experience include a seven-year stint with Social Security & National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) as a Corporate Planning officer and later as Deputy Head of Treasury.
He served as Board member on Bank of Ghana Board and was also the Committee chairman for Auditing and a committee member of the Strategic Planning & Budget of the Bank until 2017. Dr. Kusi also served as a Board member on the Board of UMB Bank. He holds a PhD in Finance (Financial Economics) from the University for Graduate Studies-Monarch Business School, Switzerland, a M.Sc. Banking & Finance from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, a Master of Business Administration from London South Bank University, and a B.Sc. Computer Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology. He is a Certified Treasury Analyst and has a number of publications to his credit.
Ruth Anson is a professional marketer with over twenty-six years post qualification experience in Marketing. She is the Current General Manager of Mandilas Ghana Limited, a leading Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Company with presence in Ghana and Nigeria. Ruth reports directly to the Board as well as the Group Chief Executive Officer. She drives the Business Unit in line with the strategic direction of the board and is accountable and responsible for planning, direction, compliance, business development and administration of all aspects of the Business. She continuously works with key industry players and relevant government functionaries to create a positive identification with the company’s brand.
She was until 1st July 2021, the Chief Executive Officer of Credit Mall Limited, a hire-purchase company which extends consumer credit to Teachers on the Government payroll and other organized work groups. Credit Mall Limited is a subsidiary of Teachers’ Fund of Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT). The Company has sold products ranging from fridges, freezers, cookers, motor bikes, laptops and several others to over 250,000 teachers nationwide. Ruth has garnered working experience in Credit Management, Human Resource Management, Fraud Control and Cost Minimization.
As the CEO, Ruth Anson reported to the Board periodically on the Company’s performance. She also held regular stakeholders meetings with Teachers who form a large core of the Company’s business. Ruth was instrumental in almost doubling sales upon taking over after only one year. She led the team to craft the Companys’ business plan which is currently being used as a guidance tool for the Company’s operations. Under her leadership she was responsible for computerizing the company’s operations in order to add value to Customer Service thus enabling the Company perform more efficiently and professionally.
Prior to working with Credit Mall Limited, Ruth Anson has worked in the Insurance Industry for over six years as a Marketer. She started her Insurance career as Marketing Manager with Unique Insurance Company where she was responsible for setting up the Marketing Department and ensuring that all the divisions within the Department were delivering what was expected. The divisions namely, Public Relations and Customer Service, Broker Relations, Corporate Institutions, Agency, Walk-in-clients, Renewals and Union Relations were adequately evaluated annually with periodic gap analysis performed. By dint of hard work, Ruth was promoted to Senior Marketing Manager in 2005 a position she held until she resigned in 2008. Under her leadership, Unique Insurance Company received numerous awards based on performance namely Ghana Club 100 by Ghana Investment Promotion Council, Most Respected Company Award by Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Customer Service by Ashanti Financial Awards to mention a few.
Ruth was part of the team which increased premium income phenomenally when she took over as Marketing Manager in 2002, a situation which improved consecutively over the years.
Ruth gained enough management as well as executive experience by performing several tasks in addition to her Marketing role including preparing for all board meetings, writing board minutes, writing all Management minutes, acting as Chairman and Vice Chairman in various committees set up by Management as well as the Board. She also acted as the Managing Director on numerous occasions until the engagement of the General Manager. She led the team that successfully separated the Company’s Life Company, Unique Life Assurance Company and its General Insurance Company.
A results-oriented executive with a pleasant disposition, Ruth Anson is an aggressive marketer who is well known for breaking new grounds while maintaining her existing customers. She can work under minimal supervision and has strong interpersonal skills. She is an avid trainer and has added value to all the staff who worked closely with her in all places of work.
In addition to the HVAC, Insurance and High Purchase Industry, Ruth has worked in the Printing industry particularly security printing and together with her team was responsible for the winning of the bid to print the parliamentary ballot papers for the December 2000 elections.
Ruth’s career objective is to hold a key executive position in a Marketing, Agricultural or Commercial entity utilizing her skills in General Management and Business Development to make an indelible mark with a leading edge organization which has a conducive working environment with a clear mission to clients, shareholders, employees and the public at large.
Ruth holds a Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Stirling, Scotland (Oct. 1996-Sept. 1997) having priorly obtained a BSc. (Hons) degree in Agricultural Science (Crop Science Option) from the University of Science and Technology in 1994.
She loves interior decorating, event planning, landscaping and marketing.
Mrs. Gloria Boafo-Arthur Benneh is currently the Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary of the Jospong Group of Companies Limited. She is a practicing lawyer with over 17 years’ experience in Corporate and Commercial law, Governance, Industrial Relations, Risk Management, Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Mrs. Boafo-Arthur Benneh joined the Group in 2010 and has over the years developed widespread knowledge in strategic and analytical skills in dealing with legal issues in the outlined areas.
She began her legal profession at Apex Law Consult, Akosombo Chambers as an Associate. She later joined Procredit Savings and Loans and later joined the Jospong Group of Companies.
Gloria holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Political Science from the University of Ghana and a Professional Law Certificate from the Ghana School of Law.
She has MBA in Governance and Leadership from the University of Professional Studies as well as Professional Executive Masters in ADR and Mediation. She is also a certified Mortgage Lender and Advisor.