Accra Advisory Board
Accra Advisory Board
This board consists of insightful business leaders advising Global Chamber® Accra in our efforts to support international trade and businesses in the region.
Chief Executive Officer & Lead Consultant at Samah Holdings LTD
Samuel Nkansah is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the pharmaceutical industry in Ghana. A pharmacist and holds an MBA in Finance. He is also a fellow of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacist and Ghana College of Pharmacists. He proudly has obtained a doctorate in Business Administration at the College of Doctoral Studies, University of Phoenix, Arizona, USA. He has over 25 years' experience in sales, marketing, and policy management in the global pharmaceutical market. At Samaholdings Ltd, a holding company for Samah Chemists, Samah Trading, and Advocacy Consult, he has since 2018 provided consultancy services for pharmaceutical companies and a hospitality corporation by guiding them with business plans for other West African markets. Mr Nkansah is currently a Board member of the Eagles Properties Group. Before establishing and founding Samaholdings Ltd, was the company lead for GlaxoSmithKline in West Africa with increasing levels of responsibility, culminating in managing the Government Affairs wing of the company in West/Central Africa. This position involved coordinating the roll-out of Government affairs in the whole region through interaction with relevant stakeholders whose roles are vital to our sustainability. He helped organized the roll-out of government affairs in West Africa, identified and built a sustainable relationship with key customers within the Expanded Program of Immunization (EPI) within West/Central Africa, leading to newer vaccines. As an accomplished sales and marketing professional he is a leader, motivator, innovative, and confident person that can boost with excellent customer service, negotiation, and influencing skills.
Founder of Media Republique Communications
Janice Odonkor is a Communications and Business Development Consultant. She is the Managing Consultant and Founder of Media Republique Communications, an integrated communications firm. She also serves as the Executive Director for Dampari Investments Limited, a consultancy which focuses on conducting in-country investment activities for its partners and clients. As a stalwart personality in the local and international business landscape, she has an extensive range of expertise within the Oil and Gas, Public Relations, Telecommunications, Agribusiness and Sports Industries. Janice is a performance-driven management professional with 15 years’ experience in building high-profile relationships. Her focus on developing and executing communications and business development strategies is highly patronised. Her insight in to leading in-country investor activities is a commendable attribute that is copiously exhibited by maintaining a healthy balance of building and sustaining client relationships within the framework of compliance across the industries.
Education: Executive Master’s Degree from the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS); Alumnus of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) and an Alumni of the Wesley Girl’s High School (WGHS).
Managing Partner of AB & David Ghana
Isabel Boaten is the Managing Partner of AB & David Ghana- the founding member of the Pan African law firm, AB & David Africa. Her areas of expertise are corporate finance and government business / legislative reform. She has worked on several landmark assignments including procurement and concession reform in Liberia, railway and PPP policy and legislative reform in Ghana, advice on a $100m Medium Term Note for the financing of mortgage loans and advice on the development of one of the largest shipyards in West Africa. She has also advised on mergers and acquisitions in diverse sectors, including the banking and financial services, ICT and infrastructure development sectors. Significantly, Isabel led AB & David’s campaign to become the first law firm in Africa to secure Lexcel – the Law Society of England & Wales’ accreditation, awarded to law firms that meet the highest management and client care standards. Her work is recognized by the leading international reviewers of lawyers and law firms - Who’s Who Legal, Chambers Global and IFLR. Isabel is also a recipient of a number of awards including Law Digest Africa awards for Young Managing Partner of the Year and Female Managing Partner of the Year for 2015 and woman in law to watch conferred by the Institute of African Women In Law in 2020. She is also a lecturer in Law Practice Management at the Ghana School of Law.
Isabel is married with two sons. Her passion to see people achieve their career potential and gain professional fulfillment birthed her blog “Isabel’s Journey of Discovery”, (https://www.isabelsdiscovery.com/), where she relives the experiences of her professional journey from her ” baptism” as a lawyer through to becoming an Associate, a Partner, and now Managing Partner.
Vincent Kofi Bansah
Founding Director and Managing Partner of GeoEXPLO Ltd
Vincent Kofi Bansah is a Founding Director and Managing Partner of GeoEXPLO Ltd, a mineral exploration and drilling company in West Africa. He has more than eight (8) years’ experience with Sahara Mining Services and other mining company before starting GeoEXPLO.
Kofi Bansah is a full time exploration geologist who has worked as contractor for more than 12 mining companies in Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali and Senegal and Liberia. He got appointed in 2019 as the Business Development Manager for Degbed Company Ltd, a mechanical and structural installation company that has been operating since 2011 throughout Africa in the set up and maintenance of ball and sag mill, scrubber, shaft laser alignment, condition monitoring and general maintenance for all mines processing plant.
Vincent Kofi Bansah is a graduate of University of Ghana, Earth Science Department and speaks fluently French and English.
Nana Oye Larbi
Managing Consultant of Nolle Design
Nana Oye Larbi is the Managing Consultant of Nolle Design, a company that specializes I Architectural Services, Interior Design, Workplace Branding, Corporate Fit-Out, Furniture Supply, Refurbishment firm and Project Management etc. They have over a decade years of industry experience in large scale projects and have clientele base mainly in the Oil & Gas, Real Estate and Manufacturing Industries.
The team has successfully completed a diverse range of projects throughout Ghana and abroad. The company takes you from initial enquiry through to final completion and provides professional expertise in everything they do.
She is an enthusiastic, creative and experience professional with strong communication and design skills. Years of involvement managing and building client relationships, assisting and handling multiple projects, while meeting deadlines.
Nolle Design has offices in Accra and Chicago and is open to providing support to local and foreign businesses.
Nana Oye holds an MSc Governance & Leadership and BSc Marketing.