Board Members Ghana

BENEDICTA ABABIO NKANSAH(PRESIDENT)

Benedicta Owiredua is a Dutch/Ghanaian woman, born in Ghana, raised in the Netherlands and very bi-cultural. She is a perfect mix of the Dutch disciplinary, focus and working mentality with a Ghanaian flavor of flexibility, warmness and of course business oriented. She is passionate, loyal and analytic.



DIANA VAN DER STELT (TREASURER)

has been a CFO/CIO with the Dutch central government and education sector for over 10 years. She has been active in the board of numerous not-for-profit organizations. Her passion is business innovation as a way to a better world. For Maxim Nyansa, Diana is responsible for general management, communication and fundraising.



Samuel Waterberg (SECRETARY)

Samuel Bediako Waterberg - CEO People’s Pension Trust Ghana Limited - Accra, Ghana

Samuel is a Ghanaian who lived in the Netherlands for 22 years. He has a master’s degree in Strategic Management from the University of Tilburg, the Netherlands, and a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Samuel is a banker by profession. Before returning to Ghana, Samuel worked for the Rabobank in the Netherlands for 7 years, in the position of Relationship Manager Corporate Client, responsible for medium-large companies and institutions. Samuel has broad experience in the management of SME companies in various sectors, such as health care, financial service, production companies, transport, and high-tech companies.

George Duncan

George is a Dutch-Ghanaian who has been living in the Netherlands for over 25 years, but is currently splitting his time between the two countries. He believes “You never lose in business, you either win or you learn”.

George, originally an IT specialist, is a successful entrepreneur and business consultant with an extensive network among SMEs in Ghana. He is the founder and director of the Sankofa Foundation in The Hague. He has also been instrumental in the establishment of the Diaspora Business Centre Ghana in the Netherlands, an initiative of African diaspora organizations to generate investment opportunities in countries of origin. With Eric Osei of MBC Africa, George has co-written the book Migration & Entrepreneurship. The Dynamics of Creating Your Winning Business in the Home Country.

KOJO DOUGAN

Experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in T&A, Negotiation, Business Planning, Integrated Systems, and Card Security and Technologies.

 Currently he is a director at Interpay, an Interpay, an electronic payment platform that makes transactions and e-commerce simpler, secure, and more convenient. He is also very active in various social projects.

What we aim to achieve

It is our ambition to launch training programmes in the metropolitan cities of West-Africa. Each year we will offer a 6 month programme for young graduates in computer science to get them ready for the international job market. At the same time, we offer a learning transformation programmes for West-African high schools, helping them to introduce their students to 21st skills including digital literacy.


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