AMCHAM President
Mr. Mensah has extensive business experience and is the Country Manager and Vice President of Kosmos Energy, a leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on frontier and emerging areas along the Atlantic Margin.He has over 30 years work experience with IBM, Mr. Mensah held a variety of leadership roles in sales and marketing before establishing IBM’s presence in Ghana in 2009. He is a Yale graduate and has served on the AmCham Board since 2011.

Philippe Ayivor: In 1974 after graduating from Opoku Ware Secondary School, Philippe left for Duke University, USA and in 1977 graduated with a BA in Economics and Sociology. In 1980, Philippe graduated from Virginia Technology Institute & State University with a Master’s degree in Accountancy.Philippe worked as a Senior Consultant with Andersen Consulting, in Houston, Texas and in 1984 joined The Coca-Cola Company. In his 27 years with The Coca-Cola Company, he has worked in the US and Africa in positions of increasing responsibility including Group Information Systems Director for Africa & the Middle East and Franchise Director/General Manager for the Mid-Africa and Equatorial Africa Franchises.

In his current role as PAC Director, Philippe leads The Coca-Cola System in implementing the company’s philanthropic strategies in nine West African countries and is responsible for coordinating The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation’s activities in North and West Africa. Philippe leads the Coca-Cola Company’s efforts to make a positive and sustainable contribution to the communities in which it does business in the areas of water and sanitation, health, education and entrepreneurship. This role gives Philippe the opportunity to make a positive difference in the living conditions of African communities.

Philippe serves on the board of a number of organizations including Junior Achievement, United Way Ghana.
Philippe is married to Jessica. They have two daughters. He is an avid golfer and loves jazz and high-life music.

Ms. Kyerematen-Jimoh is responsible for all of IBM’s Sales, Marketing, Services and Global Delivery Operations in Ghana. She is a seasoned marketer with extensive experience in client relationship management, after working in the financial services and technology industries in Africa and Europe for the past 15 years.

She joined IBM in 2011 as the Territory Marketing Manager responsible for IBM West Africa, and later moved to Nairobi, Kenya as Strategy Leader for IBM’s Central, East and West Africa operations. Kyerematen-Jimoh oversees IBM’s business in Ghana’s fast growing Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Telecommunications and Government sectors, with a focus on deploying IBM’s advanced technology capabilities in Cloud Computing, Big Data and Analytics, Mobile and Security to solve current and future needs of institutions in these key economic sectors.
Ms. Kyerematen-Jimoh is a graduate of Harvard Business School in Leadership Development and holds a BA in Marketing and French.

Johan Ferreira, Senior Vice President, Newmont Africa .Johan Ferreira was elected Senior Vice President, Africa in May 2014, having previously served as Regional Group Executive Operations, Africa Region from September 2012. As the Group Executive for Operations he was responsible for Operations, Health, Safety and Loss Prevention, Business Improvement, Strategic Mine Planning and the Security department. Before joining Newmont, Mr. Ferreira was the Senior Vice President, South Africa Operations, responsible for strategic and operational management, with AngloGold Ashanti. He is a qualified and certified Professional Engineer and a past President of the Association of Mine Managers of South Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) degree from the University of Pretoria and several other professional certifications.

Felix Addo is the Country Senior Partner of PwC Ghana. He holds a BSc (Administration) from the University of Ghana, an MA (Professional Accounting) from Loyola College, Maryland (USA). He is a member of several professional institutions across West Africa and the United States of America-Institute of Chartered Accountants (Sierra Leone), The Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Felix has over 25 years of practice and consulting experience in corporate finance and recovery, financial and forensic auditing, organisational restructuring and performance improvement in both developed and developing economies.

Some notable assignments he has undertaken include; privatisation of Ashanti Gold Fields Limited and Ghana Commercial Bank and was the Transaction Advisor to Government of Ghana (GoG) on the acquisition of VALCO. He was the Fairness Reporter for the Merger of Anglogold and Ashanti Goldfields Limited. Felix was the liquidation Advisor of Bank for Housing and Construction, Ghana Cooperative Bank and currently Ghana Airway’s Limited (In Official Liquidation).

He is a founding member and President of the Ghana Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Advisors (GARIA) and a member of the Attorney General’s Committee of Experts currently reviewing the Ghana Companies Code. Felix is the Chairperson of the VCAP Project of the Commonwealth Hall Old Boy’s Association (University of Ghana) and also is the Chairman of the Board of Advisors of AIESEC, Ghana

Doris Kafui Kwawukume (Mrs) Holds an MBA in Marketing with a dynamic Marketing/Sales career which reflects pioneering experience and record breaking performance in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Industry. Accomplished and results driven senior marketing and sales executive with a consistent and documented record of developing new products. A proven performer and a productive team leader.

Worked in the past 13 years in various positions in SC Johnson Ghana. Currently the Managing Director, SC Johnson Ghana and Marketing Director for its operations in the West Africa Cluster. Responsible for:

  • Overseeing the financial management of the SCJ Ghana; providing vision regarding overall financial health of Company.
  • Providing leadership in long range fiscal planning to ensure the continuity and solvency of company. Assists in development of forms and tools to increase company’s efficiency and risk management.
  • Formulating and executes strategic marketing and promotional plans intended to achieve exceptional market penetration in the West Africa cluster.

Past positions in SC Johnson have been Marketing Director West Africa from 2007 to 2009, Marketing Manager Ghana from 2001 to 2007, Brands and key Account Manager from 1999 to 2001 and Assistant Brands Manager from 1996 to 1999. She Is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana.

Born 23rd April 1969, is a product of Wesley Girls High School and University of Ghana for a bachelors in Geography and Resource Development and Executive Master in Business Administration.
Married to Kobla Kwawukume, have a 7 year old vivacious daughter Kekeli.
An avid sportsperson Doris frequently plays squash and tennis.

Kwabena Aforo-Addo is the Regional Sales Manager for GE O&G for West & Central Africa (excluding Nigeria & Angola). In this role, based in Accra, he leads sales of GE’s portfolio of equipment in the Oil &Gas and small scale power generation sector. Kwabena commenced with GE in July 2009 on one of their Senior Leadership Programs and after stints in Perth, Australia and Bristol, UK he has returned to his country of birth. Prior to GE, Kwabena was with Shell for 7 years in sales, marketing and operations roles in different Shell businesses units in Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing and Singapore, where he grew the business and implemented projects to improve market share and profitability. He received his MBA from the London Business School and the Australian Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Australia. Kwabena completed combined Bachelor’s in Science and Commerce at the University of Sydney in 2001.

Linda Larbi (Mrs)
Head of Marketing, Coca-Cola Equatorial Africa
Linda is currently the Head of Marketing at Coca-Cola Equatorial Africa Ltd. Her role covers marketing responsibilities for 9 countries in the West African Region. She also led commercial operations in Liberia, Serra Leone and Gambia from 2006 – 2011.
Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company, Linda worked with Unilever in various marketing roles in South Africa, Ghana and the Africa Regional Innovation office. She’s a board member of Graceland Foundation (a local NGO providing assistance to rural women & children). Linda holds an EMBA from CEIBS Shanghai and Bsc (Hons) in Food Science with Biochemistry from the University of Ghana. Interests: youth work