Board of Trustees

PROF. Kwaku Appiah-Adu

Board Chairman

Kwaku Appiah-Adu is Professor of Strategy at Central University, Dean of the Business School and Principal Strategic Advisor to the Oxford Policy Management’s Oil and Gas Programme, Ghana. … Prior to that, he worked as a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and lectured at the Universities of Cardiff and Portsmouth.

Mr. Edward Forkuo Kyei

Board Member

Mr. Forkuo Kyei is the Group Chief Executive officer GLICO Group Ltd and a chartered Insurer with over thirty years’ experience. Prior to his appointment as the Group CEO, he was the Managing Director of GLICO Life Insurance Company, the life insurance subsidiary of the Group for approximately ten years.

Having joined GLICO in 1992, he has played a pivotal role in the growth and success of the organization. He was instrumental in the establishment of most of the subsidiary companies under the Group and plays a key role in the growth of these companies.

Apart from being a Chartered Insurer and an Associate Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) he also holds MSc in Insurance & Risk Management from Cass Business School City University (UK) and MBA in Finance & Advance Strategic Management from the Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University (UK). Mr. Forkuo Kyei is a product of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) where he graduated with a BSc Development Planning degree.

Mr. Kyei is a practicing Christian. He serves on several company boards as well as boards of institutions and organizations including Liberty Centre Assemblies of God Church and the Assemblies of God University College.

Dickson Osei Atakora

Board Member

Mr. Dickson Osei Atakora has vast work experience in Corporate Auditing, Accounting and Finance environments.

He is currently the Corporate Planning Manager of Metro Mass Transport Ltd and played an instrumental role in the preparation of Metro Mass Transport’s Five Year Strategic Plan.

Before he joined Metro Mass Transport Ltd, he worked with Volta Lake Transport Company (VLTC) in Akosombo, a subsidiary of Volta River Authority (VRA), from January 2006 to December 2010 and also worked at Ghana Revenue Authority for a period of twelve years.

Mr. Osei Atakora is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG). He holds Executive Master of Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Ghana’s Business School as well as a Post Chartered Diploma in Forensic Audit. He had his Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree from the University of Cape Coast.

Nana Charles Osei Bonsu

Board Member

Nana Charles Osei-Bonsu is an experienced corporate lawyer and a seasoned Human Resource professional with both private and public sector experience as well as national and international organizational experience. He particularly has extensive knowledge in the banking and financial sector, information technology, legal education and the oil and gas industry.

He is currently a Human Resources Consultant and a private Legal Practitioner with over 24 years of experience. Nana Osei Bonsu, until the year 2020, was the General Manager, Legal & Human Resources, of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) having assumed the role in 2018.

Before joining GNPC, he served as the Registrar and Chief Administrator of the Ghana School of Law and Secretary to the Board of Legal Education from 2013 to 2017.

He has also held managerial positions in reputable private and government institutions such as the SSB Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, State Transport Company, Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare and the State Insurance Company (SIC).

He holds a post graduate degree in Public Administration from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Barrister-at-law from Ghana School of Law, MBA in Human Resource Management and LLM both from the University of Ghana, Legon. He also holds an executive certificate in Labour Productivity from the Georgia State University, Atlanta, and an executive certificate in Gas Business Management from the International Human Resources Development Corporation (IHRDC) in Boston, United States of America.

Nana Osei Bonsu is a member of the Ghana Bar Association, the American Bar Association, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and the Institute of Human Resource Practitioners of Ghana.

Dr. Francis Sapara-Grant

Dr. Francis Sapara-Grant

CEO/Board Member

Dr. Sapara-Grant is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Company. He is an economist by profession with over twenty-three (23) years’ experience in the management of pension schemes for workers in both the formal and informal sectors of Ghana. He holds a Masters’ degree in Economics/Statistics from the Odessa Institute of National Economy, Odessa, Ukraine and a Ph.D in Economics from the St. Petersburg State Engineering Economic University in Russia.

Prior to his appointment as the General Manager/Chief Executive officer of GLICO Pensions, Dr. Sapara-Grant was the Managing Director of SSNIT Informal Sector Fund (SISF), a subsidiary company of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) and was responsible for establishing the first national pension scheme for workers in the informal sector of Ghana.

He also served as a Pensions Expert in a team that developed a pension scheme for members of the Cocoa Abrabopa Association (CAA), an association of over 20,000 cocoa farmers in Ghana and was appointed the Technical Consultant by CAA Pension Trust in 2011 to oversee the implementation of the Cocoa Abrabopa Pension Scheme (CAPS).

Dr. Sapara-Grant was a member of the implementation Sub-Committee on the Informal Sector of the Presidential Commission on Pensions that designed the three-tier pension scheme for Ghana. He is currently a member of the Informal Sector Working Group which has the responsibility of advising the National Pensions Regulatory Authority of Ghana on the extension of pension coverage to the workforce in the Informal Sector of the economy.

Vida Kyei

Board Secretary

Vida Kyei holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B Hons) from the University of Ghana and a Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Development Studies (BA IDS) from the University for Development Studies, Tamale.

She was called to the Ghana Bar in 2014 having successfully obtained a Barrister at law certificate from the Ghana School of Law.

Her areas of specialty include commercial law, corporate law, investment law, land law and general litigation.

Prior to her joining GLICO, Vida Kyei worked with Ghana’s Attorney General’s Department, Center for Development Partnership and Beyond Aid.

Vida Kyei is also the Company Secretary for GLICO General Insurance Company Limited, GLICO Life Insurance Company Limited, GLICO Healthcare Limited and GLICO Capital.

She is a member of the Ghana Bar Association.

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