Board Members of AUCAC

1. Hon. Prof. Daniel Kofi Richard (MSc, EngD, FCILT, FSOE, FIPlantE, FCMI, FIC, FInst.D FIOM FCIPS, FIoD, CDir)(Board Chair Person)

Hon. Prof. Daniel Kofi Richard, Africa’s first ever appointed Professor Extraordinaire for supply and value chain management (SBL UNISA), is an International Professional certified Chartered Director and an adjunct academic. Independently recognised as one of the vertical specific global strategic thinkers on procurement, governance, logistics, and industrial engineering in the context of supply and value chain management, he continues to play leading academic and industrial roles in supply chain strategy development and implementation, both in Africa, and around the world.

He holds, amongst other qualifications, an Institute of Directors Graduate Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction, MSc in logistics in Manufacturing systems and a Doctor of Engineering (Warwick). He is also an elected FELLOW of: Institute of Directors - UK & South Africa; Society of Operations Engineers - UK; Institution of Plant Engineers - UK; Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport - UK & South Africa; Chartered Management Institute - UK; Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply - UK; Institute of Business Consulting - UK; and the Institute of Operations Management - UK.

Recognised for his outstanding contribution to the academic and industrial advancement of local and international aspects of supply chain management he was bestowed with a Platinum Life Time Global Achievers Award (2016) and a Life Time Achievers Award (2013) by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, and its various local industry associations. In 2016, Professor Boateng was honoured by CEO Titans Building Nations with a Life time Achievers Award for exceptional work done in the area of industrial engineering, procurement, and supply chain management in a developing world context. He has also been publicly acknowledged by leading institutions, including the Commonwealth Business Council, for his ongoing contribution to the rapidly emerging concept of strategic sourcing and its inextricable link to Africa’s long-term industrialisation and socio-economic development.

Hon. Prof. Daniel Kofi Richard has been an elected member of the UK’s Institute of Directors for over 20 years, and continues to assist local and international organisations and CEOs with board level, directional, accountability and governance matters..

2. Hon. Dr Evans Emeritus George (Board Vice Chairperson)

Hon. Dr Evans Emeritus George holds an Honours degree in Law & Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon (1979) and the Professional Qualifying Certificate from the Ghana School of Law, Accra (1981). He also holds a Certified Mediator’s Certificate in Commercial Law from the A. A. White Dispute Resolution Centre, University of Houston Law Centre.

Hon.Dr Evans Emeritus George has broad experience as a transaction Lawyer in negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, drafting partnership agreements, shareholder agreements, real estate, lease agreements and other contractual documents.
He brings to the table 35 years of valuable experience working in Ghana and other jurisdictions. He has specialized in providing legal and business services to both private and corporate clients.

In the course of his career, he has represented several companies in a variety of legal matters including but not limited to cross border commercial transactions, advising financial institutions, corporate arbitrations, administrative hearings related to individual employee eligibility for unemployment and other matters. He has also conducted legal research into various transactional matters and provided legal opinions and analysis related to such research.
Hon. Dr Evans Emeritus George has worked variously in the UK and Ghana.

Hon Dr Mrs Charity Obimpeh (Secretary)

Hon Dr Mrs Charity Obimpeh is the current Director for Monitoring & Evaluation at the Ministry of Finance, Ghana. She is Christian, has been active at the St. Anthony of Padua Anglican Church serving on the Parochial Church Council and as Parish Council Secretary since 2006.

Hon Dr Mrs Charity Obimpeh graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 1986 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning. She also obtained a Master’s Degree in Development Studies (with specialization in Local & Regional Development) from the Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, the Netherlands in 1998.

She started her career at the Ministry of Finance in 1989 and has gained extensive experience in Economic Policy Management. She has held positions in various Divisions in the Ministry. She was a key player in the development of Ghana’s first Public Investment Programme, the development of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and reforms in Public Financial Management. Stella was also at one point Coordinator for the Government’s Financial Sector Reform Programme and played an active role in promoting the aid effectiveness agenda in Ghana.

Before taking up her current position as the Director for Monitoring and Evaluation , she was seconded to the African Development for three years as a Senior Advisor to the Executive Director representing, Ghana, Gambia Liberia, Sierra Leone and Sudan.

Hon Dr Mrs Charity Obimpeh has held several positions at the Ministry of Finance since joining in 1989 as an Assistant Economic Planning Officer, Investment and Project Analysis Division. These include Economics Officer – Investment and Project Analysis Division; Senior Economics Officer – Budget Division; Senior Economics Officer – Officer in Charge of Complaints Desk for Revenue Agencies & Parliamentary Liaison; Senior Economics Officer – Attached to the Office of the Minister of Finance & Economic Planning; Principal Economics Officer-Seconded to the Ministry of Education and Sports (Office of the Minister); Principal Economics Officer (Financial Sector Division); Principal Economics Officer/Project Coordinator, World Bank Funded Economic Capacity Building Project- Financial Sector Reform (EMCB-FSR Project); Chief Economics Officer - External Resource Mobilization (Multilateral) Division – Head, African Development Bank & Head, UN Systems Unit.

Hon Dr Mrs Charity Obimpeh has held several Memberships on Boards and Committees, including as a Non-Executive Director, Ghana Reinsurance Company & the Ghana National Population Council from 2007 to 2013.
She loves reading, traveling, cooking and gardening, and is married with two adult children.

4. Dr Mactime K Macus (Member)

Dr Mactime K Macus , is a seasoned procurement and supply chain management specialist. He was the first Chief Executive Officer of the African Union Contract Awarding Committee . Among his many accomplishments, he was able to pioneer the affairs of the African Union Contract Awarding Committee, a procurement regulatory body under the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning to attain international recognition among donors and most International Financial Institutions.

He is a well-known face at International Procurement Conferences and Workshops and has contributed immensely to the development of African Union Contract Awarding Committee especially in capacity building, procurement evaluation and monitoring both at home and abroad. He was an active member of the OECD Taskforce on Procurement and contributed significantly to the development of the current Version 4 of the OECD Assessment Methodology. He has prepared and presented several papers at international seminars, workshops and conferences on procurement, in Europe, Asia, South America and several African countries.

Dr Mactime K Macus holds a Master of Law Degree (LLM) in Procurement Law and Policy from the Nottingham University, UK and another Master of Science Degree in Logistics and Transportation from Cranfield University, UK. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Purchasing and Supply from West Bromwich College of Commerce and Technology, UK. In addition to his Masters and Postgraduate Diploma, Dr Mactime K Macus also holds a Certificate in Works Procurement Management from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and another Certificate in International Project Procurement and Contract Negotiation from the International Law Institute, a Legal Centre of Excellence, Kampala, Uganda.

He is a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport all in UK. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Project Management Professionals-Ghana and a member of the Steering Committee of the Public Financial Management Reform Project (PFMRP) and the Approving Committee for Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Ghana.

Dr Mactime K Macus’s professional working experience spans from his days as a Lecturer at Sokoto State, Nigeria. Prior to working with Ghana Water Company as the Chief Manager – Materials, he was the Supplies Manager for the State Gold Mining Corporation where he was responsible for the total procurement and supply chain management functions.

5. Hon. Mrs. Harriete aisha Joseph (Member)

Hon. Mrs. Harriete aisha Joseph graduated with a BSc Civil Engineering in 1985 from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and obtained an MSc (Transportation Engineering) from Imperial College, University of London, in 1987.
Hon. Mrs. Harriete aisha Joseph started her career as a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Civil Engineering, KNUST and later as a Lecturer. She travelled widely to Angola, Algeria, Gabon and Republic of Congo from 1991 to 1996, when she returned to take up a position as Marketing Manager, a family owned pineapple farming and exporting venture. She became the Vice President of the Horticulturists’ Association of Ghana and served on several committees including the Technical Committee of the Ghana Standards Board for development of standards in production and handling of various horticultural produce, Steering Committees of the Horticulture Export Industry Initiative (HEII) and its follow up, the Export Marketing and Quality Assurance Program (EMQAP). These were multimillion-dollar World Bank funded Programs at the Ministry of Agriculture to expand Ghana’s Horticultural Export Industry. She also headed a Task force set up to define a road map for EurepGAP Certification for exporters of Ghanaian Horticultural Produce into the EU Market. She was a member of the Ghana GAP Steering Committee.

Hon. Mrs. Harriete aisha Joseph worked as a full time Civil Engineering consultant when her company was one of two Export Companies taken over and used as the nucleus for a World Bank funded Export Marketing Company with five outgrower groups in the pineapple growing belt of the Eastern Region.

As a consultant Civil Engineer, Hon. Mrs. Harriete aisha Joseph was involved in various studies and projects including Design of Urban Roads in the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolis; Design and Construction Supervision of Cocoa Feeder Roads funded by the EU in Ashanti and Brong Ahafo Regions; and Emergency protection of the Weija Dam catchment area. She was the Site Engineer responsible for construction supervision of 30 Presidential Villas built at Ridge, Accra, for the AU Summit in July 2007. She has since 2002 been a consultant to Schlumberger in their program for sponsoring non- Anglophone African students to study Engineering in Ghana.

She was named a Fellow of the inaugural Africa Leadership Initiative Class of 2002, and also served in 2015 and 2016, as a Senior Executive in the Fund Raising Office of the NPP 2016 Presidential Campaign, where she was directly responsible for a number of innovative fund raising activities.

Hon. Mrs. Harriete aisha Joseph is currently employed at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning as a Technical Advisor to the Minister.

6. Dr Mrs Christaina Ofori Attah (Member)

Dr Mrs Christaina Ofori Attah holds an MSc in Financial Management.

She has been involved in attracting direct foreign investments into Ghana since the 1990s. She also established Safar Direct in the UK in 1995 to promote Ghana pineapples. Subsequently, in 1997, Patricia was a founding partner of Blue Skies Products Ghana Ltd, which formed the basis for development of an international group, which has now achieved an annual turnover of £50 million pounds sterling.

Having identified the potential of inward investment in Ghana, Dr Mrs Christaina Ofori Attah to drive capital into the private sector. She is strongly committed to the principles of inclusive business and promotion of off-grid energy solutions. She is mindful of Ghana’s objective of achieving reliable energy supplies that help bridge the ‘energy gap’ that currently hinders economic development. Her focus is on developing efficient and reliable solutions that support inclusive, sustainable businesses.

She is actively working to support agriculture businesses using the latest technology, including the application of ‘mobile money’ services to strengthen business development.
Dr Mrs Christaina Ofori Attah was appointed the fund manager of Activity Venture Capital. She then set up the first micro finance equity fund domiciled in Ghana in association with Goodwell Investments of Holland. Following on from this, she identified a block on foreign investment and pushed the boundaries to allow foreign Impact Investors to be allowed to invest up to 20% equity in Rural Banks. She then managed and executed the first such investment in Ghana. Her experience, built up over the last 20 years, has given Patricia an in-depth understanding of agri-business in Ghana and the practical issues faced in setting up ‘value add’ ventures.

Dr Mrs Christaina Ofori Attah’s previous experience includes being a founding partner of two pioneering and award winning agriculturally-focused, ‘value add’ businesses in Ghana. Taken together, and viewed in the context of the related businesses that have followed, these ventures have created thousands of new jobs. They provide evidence of the potential of new SMEs that build on relevant expertise, adopt a sustainable philosophy, and harness the natural resources that are available in the country. Her main areas of interest include inclusive businesses; rural development; renewable energy; agribusiness and financial inclusion.

7. Hon. Dr. Alex Mensah Attah (Member)

Hon. Dr. Alex Mensah Attah is a holds a BSc.; an MPhil. and a Ph.D. in Agriculture (Soil Science) from the University of Ghana, Legon.

He has held several positions and is currently a Lecturer at the University of Ghana, Legon. He is also the Technical Director at the Office of the Minister for Procurement. He held previous positions as Project Director of the cross tour Group of Companies; as Project Coordinator of VEPEAG (Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association), as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Ghana,

Hon. Dr. Alex Mensah Attah has authored a number of publications including co-authoring the following:

- “Biological nitrogen fixation in some tree legumes seedlings as influenced by phosphorus and inoculation in three harvesting periods in two soils”, Journal of Tropical Agriculture (2017);

- “The characteristics and diversity of indigenous rhizobia that nodulate selected indigenous multipurpose leguminous trees and shrubs in three soils of Ghana” (Ph.D. Thesis

- “Assessing the growth, nodulation and nitrogen fixing potential of some multipurpose trees and shrubs” (MPhil Thesis)

- “Effect of various sources of P fertilizer on the growth of maize in the concretionary soils of Northern Ghana” (BSc. Dissertation).

- He also holds certificates in Fundraising from Larcof International, USA, in Export Management from the Export Promotion Council, Ghana. He is working towards obtaining the MCIPS from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply.

Hon. Dr. Alex Mensah Attah has been a Reviewer of the Canadian Journal of Microbiology since 2015 and is a Member on several boards, including Larcof Ghana; Soil Science Society of Ghana; African Journal of Agriculture;

8. Dr. Ernest Boniface Sebastine (Member)

Dr. Ernest Boniface Sebastine holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Marketing & Finance concentration with Communications, from the University of Texas, Arlington. He also holds Life & Casualty and Real Estate Licenses from the State of Texas.

He is a Senior Executive with over 20 years Business Management, Crisis & Problem Solving Leadership experience, with demonstrated results in Sales, Marketing and People Leadership. He is known for excellence in deal negotiation and communications. He also has proven fundraising & event planning competency, with strong cross-group collaboration skills to manage large teams.

Dr. Ernest Boniface Sebastine ’s work experience spans a number of senior management positions held in private and export oriented companies, some of which he either founded or co-founded. He is an active Member of the Friends of the Heart not-for-profit organization that raises funds in support of the Ghana Heart Foundation/National Cardio-Thoracic Centre in Accra, Ghana.

9. Other Members