Mr. Akwasi Aboagye Atuah is the founder and CEO, of Lifeforms Group. He began his career in 1987 as a film Producer/ Director doing corporate videos and documentaries. He is considered the pioneer of airtime sales and program syndication in Ghana. Working with Warner Brothers, Columbia Pictures and Viacom, in introducing to Ghanaian TV screens sitcoms such as 227, family matters and different strokes, The Cosby show among many others, which arguably raised the bar for Ghanaian producers.
After a successful career in program syndication, Mr. Atuah realigned Lifeforms core function from program syndication to infrastructure program development. Over the past ten (10) years, Lifeforms Limited under the direction of Mr. Atuah, has developed a number of projects.
Mr. Atuah is also the promoter of the Switchback Development Project, a 17-acre mixed development, consisting of apartments, office space and a hotel, of which Lifeforms is in partnership with the SSNIT and Trassaco Estate Development Company.
He was also at the forefront of the strategic acquisition of shares in two (2) Ghanaian banks by Lifeforms, Prudential Bank Ghana and Fidelity Bank Ghana and a board member of Donewell Life Insurance Limited and Prudential Bank Limited.
Mr. Attuah is currently the Board Chairman of Phytoriker Pharmaceuticals Limited and also sits on the board of Forms Capital Ltd., Prudential Properties Ltd. and Frontline Capital Ltd.He holds an MBA from the China Europe Business School (CEIBS). He is also a long serving Rotarian and established and chaired the Rotary Foundation for the Rotary Club of Accra, Airport.
Mr. Attuah has been described by his peers as tenacious, creative and full of drive which is also the mantra he lives by. He believes in working hard and giving back, the inspiration behind the formation of Forms Foundation and his invitation to be an adviser or partner of ACUMEN Fund West Africa.
Mr. Attuah is married to lovely Anna and has four (4) children.
Elizabeth Wyns-Dogbe is a Chartered Insurer and the Managing Director of SIC Life Company Limited which is a leading and the only state-owned life insurer in Ghana-West Africa. She is an Associate Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) UK. She has Seventeen (17) years’ experience in insurance and risk management. She started her insurance career with a leading insurance brokerage and consultancy firm in Ghana. For several years, she worked with a team of both local and international Engineers and Insurers who restructured and managed the risk management and insurance programs of Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) and some other energy and mining companies in Ghana.
Elizabeth is skilled in both life and non-life insurance business with great strength in business strategy, business analysis and restructuring, company direction, insurance operations, business & product development, bancassurance partnerships, microinsurance and mobile insurance development and implementation.
She spearheaded the design and implementation of one of Ghana’s first mobile micro-insurance products which could be bought, managed and claimed all through the mobile money wallet. She was also key in the development of insurance solutions for fisher folks along the coast of Ghana with the aim of expanding financial inclusion to the underserved.
She is strategic, creative and analytical with critical thinking skills and has good interpersonal and communication skills. She is also assertive, passionate and very results-oriented with strong internal locus of control. She has extensive training in leadership and corporate governance and exhibits more participatory and transformational leadership skills.
Elizabeth holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Finance option) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Material Science and Engineering. She is a fellow of the Boardroom Institute and a Senior Fellow of the African Good Governance Initiative. She was the Publicity Secretary of the Chartered Insurance Ladies Association of Ghana (CILAG) and currently a member of the Academic Board of West Africa Insurance Institute (WAII) and the Vice-President of the Association of Insurers and Reinsurers of Developing Countries (AIRDC).
Elizabeth is also a Reverend Minister, holds a PhD in Theology.Her outstanding contribution to the promotion of Ghana’s Insurance Industry and the growth of SIC Life Company Limited earned her the prestigious CIMG Marketing Woman of the Year 2018 award by the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana.By dint of hard work, Elizabeth has also won several awards including Outstanding Life Insurance CEO of the Year 2018, Best Achiever in Insurance, Induction to the Hall Fame- Feminine Ghana Achievement Award Winners, CEO of the Year-Life Insurance Category, Africa International Award of Merit, CEO of the Year – Life Insurance category, Achievement Award (Insurance) 2019, Woman Rising Top 60 Corporate Women Leading in Ghana 2017 et al.
Nick Twum Ampofo is a retired Senior Management Staff who worked for various Insurance Companies in Ghana and the United Kingdom. A graduate of the premier University of Ghana, Legon and alumnus of Institute of Management and Public Administration, GIMPA. He has over 32 years of hands on experience in leading finance and insurance companies both home and abroad. He has flair for organizing, seminars, writing insurance manuals, coordinating and monitoring insurance and financial advisers.
He holds a Post Graduate Certificate from, Institute of Public Studies, Duke University, Durham, United States. He is a qualified member of Life Insurance and Financial Advisors Association London (ALIA/UK – 1987).Nick Ampofo is an adept insurance practitioner with inter-personal skills to motivate staff/workforce to offer quality service to clients and consequently enhancing institutional image of all companies he has worked for.
He started his career as a project officer at the then Project Development Unit of National Investment Bank before he left for United Kingdom. He worked with various companies including Abbey Life Company, American Life, ManuLife Financial Group (Western Union), Acuma-American Express Financial Services all in the United Kingdom.
Back home, Nick worked with the Enterprise Group Financial and with erstwhile SIC Insurance Company Limited. In 2006 after the promulgation of the Insurance ACT 724, Nick Ampofo opted to work for SIC Life Company Limited, where he meritoriously retired in December, 2015.
He was the Secretary to the Committee tasked to plan and implement the successful de-coupling of the SIC Life Company from the composite SIC Insurance Company Limited in 2006. He undertook this assignment with utmost affinity for details and meeting tight deadlines until the department emerged as a fully-fledged Corporate Entity which began operations in 2007.
Nick has attended various insurance courses and seminars including Risk Management and Corporate Governance, Making Micro insurance Work for Ghana, Life Insurance Leadership training and Customer Loyalty Strategies.
Capt. (Rtd.) Odiatuo-Kankam Bempong is a 65 year old Retired Army Officer having served with the Colours in the Ghana Army to the Rank of a Captain.
A Graduate of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in the United Kingdom, Capt. (Rtd.) Odiatuo-Kankam Bempong was commissioned into the Ghana Army In 1975. He served in various units of the Ghana Armed Forces and holding various appointments commensurate with his rank. He undertook United Nations Peace Keeping Operations in Sinai, Egypt under U.N.E.F. and U.N.I.F.I.L. in Lebanon. He left the Service in 1983.
In civilian life, Capt. (Rtd.) Odiatuo-Kankam Bempong worked with Busi and Stephenson GH. Ltd. - a British Trading Firm as the Regional Manager for Greater Accra, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines as Head of Security and The Royal Netherlands Embassy in Accra as a Field Worker.
He is presently a Co-Shareholder/Director Of Debill Services Ltd. - a Private Security organisation with speciality in Aviation Security as well as Electronic and Man-Guard Security. In addition, he is the Sole Proprietor of Eagle Eye Consultancy which undertakes investigations/verifications of documents for and on behalf of certain Foreign Missions in Accra.
Capt. (Rtd.) Odiatuo-Kankam Bempong is married with six children. He is a Christian and fellowships with Endtime Revival Mission, Tema, a non-denominational fellowship that believes in the Spoken Word Ministry. He delights in religious music and literature, games (especially football) and travelling.
Mr. Stephen Oduro is the Managing Director of SIC Insurance Company Limited.
He has over thirty (30) years of progressive experience in leading financial application systems development projects, designing, installing, and implementing for banking, insurance, brokerage and healthcare industries. Mr. Oduro has proven skills in analysis, research, communication, designing of quality assurance strategies, and negotiation. He is detailed and result-oriented with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Prior to this appointment he was an Associate/Senior Change Management Specialist with Brown Brothers Harriman Inc., Jersey City responsible for implementing Change Management tools for the Quality Management department. He was also a Partner/Senior Consultant with Afrisys /Constech Consulting Services, Accra, Ghana where he offered Consulting services for the government of Ghana to manage the Y2K conversion. Mr. Oduro also served as an Associate Manager at Prudential Insurance Company, Roseland, New Jersey where he was responsible for designing and developing the front-end processing for several application areas.
He is a product of the Rutgers University - Graduate School of Management, Newark, New Jersey with an MBA in Computer and Information Systems with Financial Application bias and the Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York, New York City with a B.B.A., Computer Systems.
Felicia is the Technical Advisor for General Administration at the Ministry of Finance. In her capacity, she oversees the entire General Administration function of the Ministry of Finance with responsibilities spanning General Services, HR, Procurement, IT, Security, Accounts and Transport.
She previously worked as a Vice President and Head of Human Capital and Administration of the Databank Group. In this role, she was responsible for the human resource strategy and functions of the Group including recruitment and staffing, learning and development, performance management, employee/labour relations and career development. Prior to taking up this appointment, Felicia worked as an Equity Research Analyst in the Research Department and was responsible for financial and economic analysis on the Ghana Stock Market and the economy.
Felicia graduated with first class honours in Psychology and French from the University of Ghana, Legon and has an MBA in Human Resource Management from the Paris Graduate School of Management, France. She is a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners (IHRMP) and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She is a lawyer and a member of the Ghana Bar Association. Her interests include coaching and mentoring the young generation and inspiring them to develop an ethical and values-based mindset in their career.