Africa HR Leaders Conference

Tshifhiwa Dombo

HR Expert, SAP Africa 

Tshifhiwa is an HR Solution Advisor with experience across multiple countries and multiple industries. In his current role, he works with business leaders, HR Executives and their organizations to align SAP Solutions to their strategic initiatives.

He holds qualifications in Industrial Psychology, Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management.

His HR consulting experience includes developing business case, leading SAP deployment projects, project scoping, solution design, solution delivery, quality assurance and conducting HR Transformation initiatives.

He has delivered projects in 10 African countries, Europe and South America.

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"

Anthony Abavelim

SAP Consulting Associate, Persol

Anthony is an SAP SuccessFactors consultant and Project Management Professional (PMP) with acquired domain expertise in Human Capital Management. With Multiple full lifecycle implementations across industries, He has assisted organizations in various stages of their HR Digital Transformations particularly Performance Management, Recruiting and Employee Administration. Anthony is passionate about helping organizations manage their most valuable resources; their employees and connecting them to their purpose.

His topic: "How to Create an Engaged, Aligned and High-Performing Workforce"

Diana Antwiwaa Amoako

Learning & Development Manager, West African Gas Pipeline Company

Diana is a Learning & Development Manager across four West African countries, a role in which she sets up and ensure the sustenance of a Talent Development agenda. She wears a second cap as a Talent Development consultant, Diana owns Ideas & Update, a talent development consultancy. She has being operating in the capability development space for the last 26 years and her passion throughout her career is focused on developing talent.

She graduated with an MSc in Adult Education and a BSc in Home Economics from the University of Ghana, Legon, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Public Administration from GIMPA. To sustain her leverage in the learning & development space, Diana has obtained certifications in Leadership Development, HR Processes, Human Competency and Capability Development and Competency Management Systems Development. She has participated in several local and international conferences and workshops on Leadership, Human Capital Management, Learning & Development, HR Processes & Change Management,

As an established talent developer, Diana creates HR/LD processes and toolkits and organizes corporate training. She also partners other consultancies to plan and deliver training.

Diana is a strong advocate for the 70-20-10 learning philosophy. She is a member of CIPD, UK and the Ghana Institute of Human Resources Practitioners.

She presents "Learning and Development-Survival in an Age of Disruption"

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"

 

Billie Richardson

Holistic Health Practitioner at Lotus Detox and Wellness Centre

Billie is a Holistic Wellness enthusiast and her life’s passion is to spread Wellness Empowerment as far and wide as possible.

As a Psychotherapist, she provides her clients with the opportunity to explore difficult, emotional issues. It is conducted in an environment where privacy and confidentiality are paramount. Clients also have a space where active communication and listening can assist them to make changes and improve their quality of life.As a holistic coach, she provides several tools and techniques that my clients can readily and immediately benefit from.

At present,  Billie is Holistic Health Practitioner at the Lotus Detox and Wellness Centre where her various restorative and preventive therapies are used to enhance health and well-being. She works with a team of highly professional therapists and together we offer services ranging from pain management, toxins detox, nutrition, reflexology, and of course Psychotherapy to name but a few. I do private coaching for individuals in need of support in their lives or the work place. She is a bilingual therapist fluent in both French and English and work extensively within the Ghana's Expat community

She provides Wellness to various Corporate institutions across Ghana especially in Oil and Gas, Banking and Embassies.

Bille is a registered psychotherapist working with the French Embassy, the US Embassy, the British High Commission, the Dutch  Embassy and the German Embassy to mention but a few. Billie has taken  part in numerous tv and live radio programs, Radio Universe at Legon University, Joy Fm, YFM, City FM, Viasat, Metro, GTV, TV3 and many more, enabling her audiences to deal with emotional issues.

She presents a practical session titled," Employees' Wellbeing-Bringing Back "Human" into Human Resources"

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"

Philemon Hini

Cyber Analyst, eCrime Bureau

Philemon Hini is a Cyber Analyst with e-Crime Bureau, a cyber security and investigations firm based in Accra, Ghana with operations across West Africa. Mr Hini has been involved in high profile cyber investigations and intelligence as well as capacity building programmes for law enforcement and national security establishments. Mr Hini is involved in the development of cyber forensic technology solutions and has conducted vulnerability and security risk assessment for both public sector and private sector institutions.

Mr Hini is a Certified Interpol Instructor and has delivered a number of training and capacity building workshops on cybercrime, cyber security, cyber intelligence, cyber terrorism and data protection among others. Mr Hini was a guest speaker at Ghana’s National Cyber Security Week event which was held in October 2017. He has also delivered lectures and presentations at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping & Training Centre (KAIPTC), Ghana Police Command & Staff College (GPCSC), Winneba, Ghana and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), in Kumasi, Ghana, among others. Mr Hini is a Certified Digital Forensic Examiner – C|DFE , Certified Penetration Testing Engineer – C|PTE, Certified Network Forensics Examiner -C|NFE, Interpol Certified Instructor, AccessData Certified Examiner -ACE, AccessData Mobile Examiner – AME, Certified Mile2 Instructor and other Professional Certifications.


 Philemon'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!