Kwaku Sakyi Addo
Kwaku Sakyi Addo
KwakuSakyi-Addo is CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications. He is also a freelance journalist. He has been a correspondent for the BBC for ten years and Reuters for five years.
He is the presenter of the nationally-syndicated current affairs program, “Front Page,” which is the longest-running radio talk show in Ghana at ten years. He has also produced and presented “Kwaku One-on-One,” a head-to-head TV personality interview program on national television.
Kwaku has written for Newsweek, The Washington Post, and the Economist. He has done exclusive interviews with the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and his predecessor, Boutros Ghali, Presidents Kufuor, Rawlings, and Jimmy Carter, Israeli PM Yitzhak Shamir, ex-NATO chief Lord Carrington, Bono, Larry King, and scores of other Ghanaian and world figures in politics, business and the arts.
He is a graduate of the University of Ghana’s School of Communication Studies; the Thomson Foundation at the University of Wales, Cardiff; the International Institute of Journalism in Berlin; and the Ghana Institute of Journalism in Accra. He is a Chevening Scholar and a Permanent Fellow of the World Press Institute at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota. Kwaku has won several awards, including Journalist of the Year twice.
He is married to Georgette Barnes and they have two children. In his spare time he lifts weights and jogs. He is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-Ghana and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Esi E. Ansah
Esi E. Ansah
Dr. Esi Ansah is a founding partner and the current CEO of Axis Human Capital Ltd. Since 2008, Esi has managed Axis, growing its client base and establishing it as a respectable partner in the human capital development industry.
She serves as the key Corporate Training Facilitator for Axis Clients. Esi also uses Axis as a platform to provide mentoring, career and life coaching to young professionals (CV Writing, Interviewing Skills, Individual Career Planning, Leadership Development, Entrepreneurship etc.), and is especially passionate about working with students and young professionals. Esi is a licensed Insights Discovery practitioner who uses the Insights Discovery (personality profile) system in performance, and leadership coaching. As an Assistant Professor at Ashesi University College Esi teaches classes including Leadership, Negotiation and Human Resource Management in the Business Administration Department.
Beyond her love for teaching and facilitating students’ self-discovery journeys, Esi is highly engaged in various initiatives in her academic community leading to several awards. She serves as a Patron for a number of student organizations and was voted by students as the Most Inspiring Faculty Member in 2010 and also as the Outstanding Faculty Member in 2008, 2010 and twice in 2011. In 2012, she was voted by students as the Most Resourceful Faculty Member.
Dr. Ansah is active in her community and currently serves as the Executive Director of two nonprofit organizations – the Paul A. V. Ansah (PAVA) Memorial Foundation and the Association of Ghana’s Elders (AGE), which she co-founded. She has also been part of several initiatives including the founding of the Social Enterprise Hub of West Africa (SEhWA), the CitizenGhana Movement and the Ghana-US Alumni Network. She also serves on a number of boards where she uses her deep insights to help drive sustainable organizational growth.
Esi is a fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Africa Leadership Initiative – West Africa (ALIWA), and was in July 2015 appointed as a Board Member. She was honored by the New York-based The Network Journal (TNJ) as one of the journal’s “Forty under Forty” African Achievers in 2010. In March 2012, she was awarded the Five Star Mentor award by Waves International in acknowledgement of her work in youth development. She serves as a speaker for Legacy and Legacy’s Springboard Virtual University and Roadshow and also does public-speaking on topics including leadership, youth development, social entrepreneurship and education. Esi’s academic and professional/career interests include Service Delivery Systems, Service Quality, Human Capital Development and Social Entrepreneurship and Public Sector Reform.
She earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology, International Affairs and French from the Florida State University, graduating with three Bachelor’s degrees in three years cum laude (with honors). She also holds Master’s degrees in Social Sciences and in Public Service Management from the University of Chicago and DePaul University in Chicago, respectively. She holds a PhD in Public Administration from Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Iyadunni Olubode is the Executive Director of LEAP Africa Ltd./Gte. She has two economics degrees; a B.Sc. from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and M.Sc. in Energy Economics and Policy from the University of Surrey, UK.
Iyadunni started her career in the treasury department of Intercontinental Bank Plc and subsequently moved into management consulting. She comes to LEAP with specialised skills in strategy development and execution, talent management, project management and business development.
During her career at Accenture, she was involved in reorganising enterprises, developing strategies and managing talent for leading public and private sector organisations. She has also worked as an independent development consultant on a number of public sector initiatives.
Iyadunni is passionate about socio-economic development and has a deep commitment to developing people and enabling them to reach their full potential.
Mr. Ken Ofori Attah
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