To create the lasting change that benefits all, United Way Ghana recognizes the need for the engagement of a high-performing Governing Council and Executive Director, who work interdependently and collaboratively to grow the capacity of United Way Ghana. This leads to setting realistic goals, far-reaching and comprehensive strategic plans, and ultimately, outstanding impact in communities.
Meet our Governing Council members:
Ms. Adiki O. Ayitevie (President)
Job Title: Senior Director, Communications & External Relations
Organisation: Newmont Africa – Newmont Mining Corporation
Ms Ayitevie was appointed Senior Director, Communicatons & Public Relations of Newmont Africa in 2015 having served as Director, External Affairs and Communications.
She oversees the Region’s communications and external relations function and is responsible for effecting communications strategies that support the business’ objectives through enhancing relations with stakeholders within and outside the company and articulating the company’s narrative.
With more than 22 years combined experience in the public relations and journalism fields, Ms Ayitevie is an accomplished and well-respected communications professionals with in depth knowledge and expertise in the varied aspects of communications practice including internal and external communications, media relations, crisis communications, issues management brand positioning and reputation management.
Recently, Adiki was named in the list of 100 Global Inspiration Women in Mining in the world.
Mr Albert Wilson (1st Vice President)
Job Title: Chief Executive Officer
Organisation: Wilson Consortium
As the CEO of Wilson Consortium, Mr Wilson oversees the development of a mixed portfolio of plantation in an integrated fashion from estate development, processing, and adaptation through Agro-industrialization for export.
Mr Wilson is a strong advocate for resource and skills mobilization within disenfranchised communities and has worked tirelessly to champion community impact projects in Akropong and Kakum.
Mrs Safuratu Andani (2nd Vice President)
Job Title: Regional Director
Organisation: Community Water and Sanitation Agency, Greater Accra
Mrs Andani is an accomplished Engineer with a specialization in Environmental Engineering. As the Regional Director, she facilitates the provision of safe drinking water and related sanitation services to rural communities and small towns in Greater Accra by formulating strategies for the effective mobilization of resolution for the execution of safe water development and related sanitation programmes.
Dr Juliette Tuakli (Ex Officio)
Job Title: Medical Doctor
Organisation: CHILD Accra
Dr. Tuakli is an expert in healthcare, education, program development and community outreach, and is passionate when it comes to the health and rights of women and children in Africa.
Dr. Tuakli has served as a clinical professor at Harvard and a clinical instructor in pediatrics at Boston Medical School. She also established the Community Pediatric Department at the Children’s Hospital of Boston and directed the development of a national HIV/AIDS program in Africa.
In addition to her work at CHILDAccra, Dr. Tuakli currently serves as an International Board Member for Mercy Ships and a Trustee for United Way Worldwide.
Mr Philippe Ayivor (Member)
Job Title: Business Consultant
Former President of America Chamber of Commerce
Former Public Affairs and Communications Manager at Equatorial Coca Cola
Mr Ayivor has worked for two major companies, Andersen Consulting and The Coca Cola Company (TCCC) for 33 years. Currently he is serving on company boards providing strategic advice to the senior management of a number of private sector and philanthropic enterprises.
His broad experience covers a number of critical business areas including General Business Management and Consulting, Project/Execution Management, Corporate Social Responsibility Management and Business Information Management
Nana Ofei-Nkansah (Member)
Job Title: Managing Director
Organisation: Gemini Maritime Services Limited
Nana Ofei oversees the day to day management, formulation and implementation of company vision and policies for the overall advancement of Gemini Maritme Services. Her current interest is in capacity building in the Port Sector and the development of Terminal and Warehousing operations to enhance multi-modal transport.
She is an effective communicator who through efficient planning and organizational skills is able to set and achieve demanding goals.
Nana is also the Queen mother of Asanase Amanokrom/Akuapem, in the Eastern Region
Mrs Mansa Nettey (Member)
Job Title: CEO
Organisation: Standard Chartered Bank Ghana
With over 17 years of experience in the banking industry, Mrs Nettey has acquired extensive experience from working across geographies. She was appointed as the first female Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited in 2013 and in 2015, was also appointed as a non-executive director on the board of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria respectively.
Nana Serwah Godson-Amamoo (Mrs) (Member)
Job Title: Associate Partner
Organisation: AB & David Africa
Nana is a solicitor and barrister specializing in policy reform and transnational commercial transactions in corporate law, energy, extractive industries, banking and finance.
Nana has worked on transactions involving Rabobank, Bank of New York Mellon, Shelter Afrique, PROPARCO, Ghana Home Loans, Renasissance Capital, Soros, Money Gram, Tetrapak, FMO, Finnfund, Actis and Caterpilar.
She is currently working the team coordinator for preparation of regulations for the proposed Land Use and Planning Bill for Ghana.
Nene Akunor Azu (Member)
Job Title: Africa Accounts Business Leader
Organisation: Cummins Africa
Nene Azu Akunor currently manages cross regional global accounts, with businesses in more than one region on the African continent and utilize more than one line of business Cummins products through a proactive, personal and purposeful interaction utilizing models to drive consistency in communication and through single point of contact.
Prior to his appointment as the Africa Business Leader in 2014, Nene Azu was the General Manager for Cummins Ghana Limited for close to 6 years.
Ms Doris Afanyedey (Member)
Job Title: Managing Director
Organisation: UCS Facility Management, Ghana
Ms Afanyedey is an accomplished and results driven marketing and sales executive with a consistent and documented record of developing new products, proven performer and a productive team leader.
As the Country Director for SC Johnson Ghana, Doris ensured that the Ghana Company came to grips with the need for sustainable changes throughout all levels of the company. In her term, the Ghana company achieved topline growth of 295% in 4 years in regime of increased competitive activity. Doris successfully launched Mr Muscle in Ghana and Nigeria.
Doris has received many awards for her outstanding contributions within the Marketing Industry