Mr. Emmanuel Ray Ankrah – Chairman
Mr. Ray Ankrah is a highly experienced Chartered Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant with solid technical knowledge, excellent communication skills and strong analytical skills.
He holds a post graduate diploma in Strategic Financial Management from Kingston University in the UK. His accountancy career commenced in Liberia in 1983 where he had the opportunity to work in audit and training, acquiring extensive experience in the audit of large companies, small and medium enterprises sector and consulting for NGOs, such as USAID.
He has previously held senior accountancy positions in the public sector and audit firms in the UK as Head of Management Accounts and Deputy Finance Manager where he led in several project implementations such as Material Resource Planning, Activity Based Costing System, Cost Reduction Schemes, Profit Improvement and Customer Profitability Analysis.
Since 2002, Ray has been working as Director and Head of the Tax Department at Ray Ankrah and Associates, a firm of Chartered Accountants and Tax Consultants in the UK providing accountancy services to owner-managed business clients and tax planning services to clients with cross-border transactions.
He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ghana and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK).
He is an effective team player and an influential leader who is driven by a passion for the cause.
Mr. Justice Yaw Ofori – Member
Mr. Ofori holds an International Executive MBA and a B.A. Honours from the University of Ghana (Political Science Major)
He is a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of Ghana and the Chartered Insurance Professional Insurance Institute of Canada.
Prior to his appointment, he was the Director of the Ghana Insurance College.
Mr. Ofori has a wide range of experience in both teaching and practicing since qualifying as a chartered insurer.
Mr. Emmanuel Amofa – Member
A Partner of Hagan Law Company. His areas of expertise and interest include Corporate Law, Investment Law and Negotiation, Civil Litigation, Land Law, International Commercial Law, International Business Transactions, Negotiation of Commercial Transactions, Arbitration and Mediation, Petroleum and Energy Law, Legal Sector Reform, Privatisation and Banking Law.
He is also the Administrator of the Ghana Arbitration Centre, since its incorporation in 1996.
In 1996 and 1997, he was awarded Certificates by the Ghana Stock Exchange and the International Legal & Investment Consultants Limited after successfully attending seminars on Foreign Investment Negotiations and Negotiating, Contractual Arrangements Relating to Foreign Investments respectively.
In 2003, he was awarded a certificate in International Commercial Arbitration by the International Law Institute, Washington, DC and Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Has assisted in preparing cases for international commercial arbitration and provided research support in international and local arbitration proceedings. He has acted as arbitrator in commercial arbitrations and served as secretary to a number of arbitral tribunals such as the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce.
He has also been appointed and acted as Co-arbitrator and Sole arbitrator in a number of domestic arbitrations held under the Ghana Alternative Dispute Resolution Act, 2010 (Act 798) and under the Rules of the Ghana Arbitration Centre.
He is a member of the Ghana Bar Association and on a Panel member of Arbitrators on International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, Washington DC.
He is lecturer in Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Ghana School of Law and an Adjunct Lecturer of the University of Ghana Law School, Legon. He is the country contributor for Ghana on contemporary law on arbitration in Ghana published in Arbitration in Africa: A Practitioner’s Guide, Kluwer Law International, 2013. Authoured Chapter on Ghana Arbitration Centre in Onyema Emilia (gen ed.) The Transformation of Arbitration in Africa: The Role of Arbitral Institutions.
Ms. Geta Striggner-Quartey – Member
Geta has over 30 years’ work experience encompassing an integrated legal practice incorporating corporate, commercial and litigation practice.
She has held senior management level positions in business administration, public policy, investment banking and non-bank financial services, regulatory compliance in the securities industry and now works in the telecommunications industry. Geta’s strong professional and communication skills have been successfully harnessed to build productive relationships and further both organizational and personal goals.
Prof. Bill Buenar Puplampu – Member
Professor Bill Buenar Puplampu is the Vice Chancellor of Central University. He is an academic, practising Chartered Psychologist and member of the British Psychological Society and Africa Academy of Management, with specialization in Occupational and Organisational Psychology.
He holds a PhD in Organisational Behaviour and MSc in Occupational Psychology both from the University of East London and BA in Psychology from the University of Ghana. He has over 25years of research, teaching-academic, consulting and practise experience in the application of organizational psychology to management, corporate governance, Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour.
He has served on various Boards including Ghana Psychology Council, Merchant Bank, Databank Educational Investment Fund; he is currently the Chair of The Royal Bank.
He has taught at the University of Westminster, University of East London (both in the UK), and the University of Ghana where he was Head of the Department of Organistion & HRM at the Business School. He served as Dean of the Central Business School (Central University) and was later appointed as the Pro Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
Mr. Kwame-Gazo Agbenyadzie – Member
Mr. Kwame-Gazo Agbenyadzie is a Chartered Insurer by profession, an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, London, a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of Ghana, the Actuarial Society of Ghana and the West Africa Insurance Institute.
He holds an BSc Hons. and EMBA-Finance Option from the University of Ghana, a Post Graduate Diploma in Actuarial Science from City University, London; Diploma in Insurance and Risk Management, from the West African Insurance Institute, Monrovia, Liberia.
Kwame-Gazo has over three decades of experience in insurance. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Insurance now Hollard Insurance Ghana and had previously held various managerial positions with the State Insurance Company.
Mr. Sampson Akligoh – Member
Sampson is the Director of the Financial Sector Division of the Ministry of Finance.
Prior to this role, he worked in the financial services industry in an advisory and asset management firm as an economist. Sampson was the Managing Director of InvestCorp, a financial services firm in Accra, Ghana.
In addition, he served as a Vice President at Databank where he played leading roles as an Economist, Head of Research and as a Fixed Income Strategist. He also worked at SIC Financial Services Limited and with ADC African Development Corporation AG in Frankfurt, which was acquired by Atlas Mara in 2014. Sampson also previously
served as an Adjunct lecturer in International Economics at Ashesi University College in 2014.
Sampson holds a BA in Economics and Law (First Class Honours) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology in Ghana, and a Master’s degree in Economic Policy and Corporate Strategy from the Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands.
Mrs. Emma Ocran – Secretary
Mrs. Emma Ocran is a Barrister at-law and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana. She holds an EMBA from GIMPA. She is also an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, UK (ACII).
Her entire working career has been spent in the Insurance Industry. Prior to joining the NIC in 1993, she worked with the SIC Insurance Company Limited.
Mrs. Ocran is responsible for ensuring that the NIC and the Insurance Industry operate essentially within the Insurance regulatory framework.