Africa HR Leaders Conference

PHILIP OTI-MENSAH

Executive Director, OmniBSIC Bank

Philip is a people-focused and result-oriented leader with over 15 years’ experience in Banking. He is currently the Executive Director of OmniBSIC Bank Ghana limited. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director of OmniBSIC Bank, he was appointed the CEO of OmniBank in January 2013, and led the transformation of the company into a strong reliable brand, with visible employee-focused development. He also led the company into a successful merger with sahel Sahara (BSIC) as part of the Bank of Ghana’s Banking Sector Consolidation.

Philip has held several positions including Deputy Managing Director of ProCredit Ghana, and an audit board member of ProCredit Bank, D.R. Congo. During the period, he achieved consistent growth, profitability and industry leadership for the organizations he led.

His broad areas of expertise include strategy formulation, business planning and development, risk management and institution building. He has played key roles in building successful Businesses and leaders in Ghana through various platforms over the last decade.

Mr. Oti-Mensah holds a B. Sc - Banking and Finance and MBA - Project Management from the University of Ghana Business School. He also holds a ProCredit Banker Certificate (MBA Equivalent) in International Bank Management from ProCredit Academy (Germany).

He is also a Certified International Change Manager and a member of the International Academy of Business and Financial Management. Due to his virtues of Honesty, Integrity and Accountability, he was awarded a Certificate of Membership to the West African Nobles Forum in 2014.

Mr. Oti-Mensah is a panelist on the discussion: “Mergers and Acquisitions-the Role of HR”

Dr Mrs Bernice Welbeck

Director, Administration and HR, National Labour Commission, Ghana

Dr (Mrs) Bernice Welbeck was the Head of Administration and Human Resources of the Commission from 2005 – 2013, before assuming the position of Ag. Executive Secretary in May 2013.

Dr. Welbeck is a Public Administrator and an Industrial Relations Practitioner and Consultant.  She is an International Consultant in Labour-Management Relations with focus on Negotiations and Conflict Resolution; she is also an Adjunct Lecturer in Industrial Relations.

As an Industrial Relations Expert, she has undergone several training on labour management relations at the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC/ILO), Turin, Italy, Geneva, Switzerland, Hachiochi International Training Centre of Japan, Denmark, United States of America, among others.

Dr. Welbeck has presented various Papers on Labour-Management Relations at forums both national and international.

Among her international assignments,Dr. Welbeck has consulted as a Training Facilitator on Conflict Management Course for the Social Dialogue Desk of the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC/ILO), Turin, Italy.

Her topic: "Termination of Employment-The Legal Requirements"

Augustina Kwao-Sarbah

Augustina is an HR Practitioner, IHRMP (Associate Member), Certified Neuro Linguistic Programming Coach (ABNLP), Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and CliftonStrengths® Trainer.  She also holds BA Hons in Social Sciences and MA in Industrial Management from KNUST.

Augustina's professional career spans over 15 years in the Banking industry and academia.  Her experience spans from Performance Management, Talent Management, Professional Coaching, Organizational Design, Project Management, Training and Development, Recruitment and Strategic Business Partnering.   She introduced Career Management Forums to guide employees in their career journey.   She also organized several self-awareness sessions for employees in all the companies she worked for, emphasizing that the only way for success is to lead from your area of strengths.    She initiated various strengths based transformative programs that brought about cultural changes with mindset shift and transformed underperforming teams to high performing ones.

As a Gallup Certified Strength Coach and Trainer specializing in the implementation of strength-based Development and Culture in the workplace and educational institutions, Augustina provides various performance coaching solutions as well as organizing seminars, workshops and training tailored to clients' needs and environment. She has in recent times organized Talent/Strengths Training/seminars for various teams within institutions such as Legon Graduate Business School, Barclays Bank, The Construction Bank and the Commonwealth Executive MBA students all in Ghana.

Augustina's top 5 CliftonStrengths® are: Connectedness, Learner, Context, Belief, Responsibility.

She is panelist for the discussion, "The Great HR Debate-Education vrs Experience"

 

Del Aden

Managing Partner (CEO) - Delta3 International Limited

Del Aden is a Managing Partner at Delta3 International, a London based ICT and Information Security company with its regional offices in Accra and Lagos

He is an Enterprise Solution Architect and a Certified Information Security Consultant with over 20 years’ experience architecting and delivering complex IT Transformation and Security projects in a variety of private & public sector organizations in Europe, Africa & Middle East.He has worked as a Chief Engineer, Principal Architect, and Technical Design Authority (TDA) for large financial institutions and big consulting firms across Europe, Middle East and Africa

As the Managing Partner for Delta3 International, Del now focuses on helping customers prevent security breaches and respond to advanced threats, providing Cybersecurity Advisory Services, System Audits & Assurance, Threat modelling, Vulnerability Assessment, Data protection, Business continuity, Governance, Risk & Compliance, as well as Digital Transformation & I.T Strategies.  They also provide corporate Ghana with a variety of education and training in Cyber Security, Business Leadership, ICT and Business Continuity.

Del will present the topic, "Creating your Organization Human FireWall" at the 8th Africa HR Leaders Conference.

Dr. Olayiwola Oladapo

Director Strategy, Advocacy and Stakeholder Relations

Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM)

Dr Olayiwola is a Nigerian Organizational Development Professional and thought leader with over 20 years cognate experience straddling private, public and development sectors and with core competences in Strategy, Human Capital Development and Governance development.

His work experience spans stints in management consulting executing organizational development projects for some of the Fortune 500 companies operating units in Nigeria that include Exxon Mobil, Shell, Coca Cola, British American Tobacco, and Peugeot. Dr. Oladapo has also worked in senior and executive management roles across different sectors that include healthcare, aviation, oil and Gas with Oando Plc, Hygeia and MMA2.

Dr. Oladapo is a faculty for development institutes in Nigeria and internationally serving as a resource for the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) leading senior leadership development program for the Nigerian Army in addition to also being a faculty for the American Human Resources Certification Institute and GIMPA-USAID on the West African Young African Leaders Program (YALI).

He is currently the Director Strategy, Advocacy and Stakeholder Relations in the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management. CIPM Nigeria is the regulatory body for the development and practice of Human Resources Management and arguably Africa’s largest Professional Human Capital Institute with over 12,000 strong members.

Topic: "The Looming Tsunami of the New World of Work: The Strategic Imperatives for Work, the Workplace and the Workforce in Africa"

Anita Wiafe-Asinor

Managing Consultant

Occupational Management Limited OML Africa

Anita has spoken at numerous international and local HR seminars and training events to senior HR managers, CEO’s operational directors etc., presenting a wide range of topics relating to compliance, best practice, organizational development, and recruitment, contract of employments and strategic HR management and development.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology and Social Research from London Metropolitan University and a Master’s in Organisational Psychology from Birkbeck University (University of London).She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, The British Psychological Society and an approved level A and B tester in psychometric testing as well as a Trustee for two charities.

Anita's professional background began in the NHS starting as a HR officer in 1996, progressing to several senior roles within not-for-profit organisations and small and medium sized enterprises (SME) for over 10 years. Some of her employed senior roles include; the RNID, Moorfields NHS Eye Hospital, the Citizenship Foundation and VRL-Financial News Publishing Limited.

Her consultancy has provided effective HR expertise, advice and services to many clients across sectors, including the Industry and Parliament Trust, St. Mungos, CIBT, Springboard for Children, Student Partnership Worldwide, Initiative of Change, GVEP International and IFRTD.

As a generalist HR consultant, Anita has experience and extensive knowledge in HR; some of her areas of expertise include; strategic workforce planning, employee engagement, performance management, organizational development, legal compliance, assessment centres, learning and development, recruitment and talent management.She has consulted for many organizations recently including the Public Services Commission, Takoradi International Company(TICO), Global Energy Ventures and done joint consultancy with Price Waterhouse Coopers for Ghana Revenue Authority, Ghana Re, Ghana Commercial Bank, etc

Her topics: “How to Set Challenging HR Target and Evaluate the Real Performance of the HR Department” and “How to Use Performance Improvement Plans to Fairly Terminate Employment”

Dr Theophilus T. Tshukudu

Doctor of Human Resource Management & lecturer, University of Botswana

Theophilus T. Tshukudu is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Management in the Department of Management Faculty of Business, University of Botswana. He formerly was with University of Namibia, and currently acting as an external consultant for the following institutions: Institute of Development Management, North West University and Institute of Industrial Relations.

He is the Interim Chairperson of Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) African Continental Assembly. He presented at 21 international Conferences and at five World Conferences. His publications include among others: five books chapters and 16 journals including Public Administration Training in Africa, Public Budgeting in African Nations and Deep Rooted Conflict: The Interface of the Botswana Labour Relations.

He is a regular reviewer for several journals. He has supervised 54 treatises, 6 research essays, 15 dissertations and 9 theses. Prof. Tshukudu acted as an external examiner for the following institution of Higher learning: for Milpark Business School, Nelson Mandela University, North West University, Rhodes University and Zambia Open University respectively with a total of 37 treatises, 21 dissertations and 15 theses externalised from 2010 to date.

His topic: "An Evaluation of Customized Competence-Based Training in African Context and its Impact on Public-Private Partnership"

Kojo Amissah, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MBA

Strategy & Performance Consultant CITAM &Country Lead, SHRM

Kojo Amissah, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, HRMP is a competent learner-practitioner with a “can do” attitude, and has an excellent interpersonal and leadership acumen.

He is the founder and Lead Executive of CITAM; a management training, consulting and recruitment firm with offices in Accra, Ghana and the Washington DC metro area. Kojo serves as a Director for Panaf Oil, an oil and gas services company. He also serves as the Lead Volunteer for SHRM Forum Ghana.

He also founded CEDISYS, a hi-tech recruitment firm in the US.

Prior to his entrepreneurial activities, Kojo worked as a consultant for multinational organizations in the US and UK.

He speaks to audiences on strategy, human resource management, entrepreneurship and information technology.

Specialties: Kojo has consulting and training expertise in Strategic Management, Human Resource Management, Project Management, Management Information Systems, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development.

Kojo holds a BSc in Computer Science, MBA in Entrepreneurship.

Kojo’s topic: “The HR as a Strategic Leader”

Kwamina Amoasi-Andoh

Former National Programme Manager, ILO SCORE Project, HR, OSHE, LED and Enterprise Expert

Mr Amoasi- Andoh is the Former National Programme Manager of the ILO SCORE Project in Ghana.. ILO SCORE is a programme of the International Labour Organization that supports small and medium sized enterprise to grow and create more and better jobs by improving their competitiveness through better quality, productivity and workplace practices including HR and OSHE.

Prior to the vast experience with the ILO, Mr Amoasi-Andoh led five top level consultants and other external faculty experts in delivering consultancy services in management to Government, ILO, the Private Sector and the Development Partners.

As CEO of JENAD Consult, Mr Amoasi-Andoh succeeded in securing major consultancy assignments from reputable institutions such as DANIDA, ILO, the private sector and the Government of Ghana and led the firm to develop the Business Sector Advocacy Programme document, with a budget of US$20Million, for DANIDA and other Development Partners (DPs). He developed Local Economic Development Model documents for Sierra Leone with the ILO and has reviewed extensively all the ILO Programmes, projects and activities for the English-Speaking ECOWAS for the 2008-2009 biennium of the ILO. He led the firm to design the FRUIT GHANA Project funded by Coca Cola International with USAID implemented by ACDI/VOCA.

Mr Amoasi-Andoh has held many top positions in several organizations including being the Chief Executive Officer of Jenad Consult; Ghana Healthcare Company; National Programme Co-ordinator of the ILO Ghana Decent Work Programme; and Executive Director of Ghana Employers Association. He led the establishment of the Health Insurance system in Ghana as the first CEO. He also piloted the Ghana LED Project in the Central Region funded by the ILO which developed the National LED Policy and LED Manual for the MLGRD for the MMDAs.

He holds an MBA (Finance Major) and BA (Economics with Statistics) from the University of Ghana with professional trainings with the ILO and many organisations and institutions in many disciplines including HRM.

His main areas of expertise are:HRM, LED, OSHE, Health Insurance and Enterprise Development.

Mr Amoasi-Andoh will present a paper on:“A Critical Look at Motivation in the Bird-Eye of the ILO”

 

Gabriella Koranteng

HR Practitioner, PM Renaissance

Gabriella is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) UK. She holds an MA in Human Resource Management (Leeds University, Leeds, UK) and a BA in Psychology and Information Studies (Univ. of Ghana).

She has over 8 years of generalist Human Resources experience, providing a full spectrum of HR services which include Strategic HR Business Planning, Talent Management, Industrial Relations, Negotiations & Conflict Management and Compensation & Benefits.

She has conducted extensive studies on Performance Management, surveys on organizational behavior and has delivered a number of trainings and seminars geared towards workplace cooperation, performance, efficiency and youth employability.

She has held various HR related, Corporate, and Communications positions mostly senior management in diverse industries which include Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Exclusive Retail and International Conservation. This presents her with a rich and diverse industry knowledge and background which she effectively utilizes to give guidance to Empower employees and clients in the areas of manpower efficiency, employee motivation and Human Resource Strategy and Consulting.

Gabby is a panellist on the discussion: "The Great HR Debate-Experience vs Education"

Eric Kwaku Mensah

Security Intelligence Analyst, eCrime Bureau

Eric is an astute professional in security intelligence, financial crimes management and has delivered high profile investigations for organisations within the public and private sector. He has acquired vast experience conducting security intelligence, investigations, due diligence assignments, project management and capacity building in intelligence and risk management. He has facilitated in several seminars, trainings and conducted research on financial crimes management and anti-money laundering, insider threats, forgery and counterfeiting, etc. for institutions across all sectors of the economy.

Mr. Mensah with his expertise and experience has also embarked on major intelligence and investigation projects relative to asset tracing, high profile undercover (covert) investigations, counterfeiting, insurance fraud for both public sector and private sector institutions.

Professional Qualifications & Certifications:

  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE);
  • Member, Advisory Council of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners;
  • Faculty member and Facilitator – e-Crime Academy (Training arm of e-Crime Bureau).

 Eric's topic at this year's conference: The Role of the HR in Mitigating the Threats of Insider Recruitment for Cyber Crimes’.

 

Kwame Annor

Former HR Director, Airtel

Kwame is a multitalented Senior Human Resources Manager with over 10 years work experience with proven expertise in policy and procedure development, talent acquisition practices, talent development, employee retention strategies, employee relations, and negotiations, organizational design, compensation design, performance management, succession planning, startup Human Resource strategy and planning, training facilitation, Human Resource strategic planning, change management, international human resource management (IHRM), talent audit and mapping, start-up experience, employee engagement strategic planning, diversity management, Oracle 12i (HRMS) and excellent working knowledge in the Labour Law of Ghana, ACT 651 of 2003

Kwame is a panelist on the discussion: “Mergers and Acquisitions-the Role of HR”

Next batch of speakers to be added soon!