Ghana eCommerce Expo

Emezino Afiegbe 

Senior Business Development Leader,

VISAWest Africa 


Emezino is a bankcard professional with experience spanning over 15 years in electronic payments.
His expertise traverses a spectrum of specialist skills including Product Development, Strategy,Project Implementation, Card Program Management, Marketing and Sales.
His career, which has run in parallel with the evolution of electronic payments in West Africa, has birthed and grown record-breaking electronic payment programs at leading financial institutions within the region, including First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc and Diamond Bank Plc.

As Senior Business Development Leader and Country Manager (Ghana) at Visa, he drives Visa’spayments strategy within the West Africa region and oversees relationships between Visa, financial institutions and key electronic payments ecosystem stakeholders.


Emezino is an alumnus of the University of Lagos.

Albert Biga

CEO, Zoobashop

Albert Biga is currently the Founder & CEO of zoobashop.com,a leading online retail store in Ghana. Albert is a technology evangelist and ICT Business entrepreneur. He has over 18 years of professional practice spanning software design & implementation & business process automation.

Albert’s experience includes business development and project lead roles for many successful ventures he has founded in the ICT, Real Estate and retail industries. His international experience across the sub-region was with Intel Corporation, USAID/WATH, Ford Foundation-West Africa, the SOFTtribe, TBS Limited among others.

He is a panelist on the topic “Shaping Ghana’s eCommerce Landscape-Turning Challenges into Opportunity”

Saqib Nazir

CEO, Interpay

Saqib Nazir is a technology entrepreneur at the forefront of fintech in Africa. Saqib is CEO of Interpay Africa – a payment platform that is making payments smarter, easier and faster.

Saqib is also the CEO of CIS Ghana, which over its 20 year history has rolled out various innovative products aimed at making technology locally relevant and using it to solve every day problems. The company’s portfolio includes PortingXS Ghana, which manages Ghana’s Mobile Number Portability service.

Saqib holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Ghana, Legon, and an MSc in Information Systems Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.

Saqib is a panelist on the discussion Approaching Regulation Change in a Digital Age”

 

Berthold Gadagbui

Head of Mobile Money, Ecobank Ghana 

Berthold is very fluent in English and French and has over 15 years’ experience in banking with expertise in strategies, implementation and sale of digital finance products, cards and electronic banking, design of mobile financial services and financial inclusion projects.

He is currently the Acting Ecobank Group Product Manager Mobile Financial services and Ecobank Head of Mobile Money in Ghana and mobile value added services point of contact for affiliates in both Anglophone and Francophone countries within the Ecobank Group focusing on the design, setup, development and growth of services on the mobile channel as well as in-branch collections and payments.

Berthold has worked with MTN Ghana to launch the first-ever mobile payment service in Ghana since 2009 and also led the launch and marketing of Airtel Money (formerly known as Zain Zap), Tigo Cash and Vodafone Cash with strategic partnerships with the Mobile telecommunication Companies. He is also one of the Group project members in charge of service delivery on the Ecobank Mobile App launched in 33 countries and a member of the Financial Inclusion Forum Africa.

Prior to Cards and electronic banking, Berthold played various roles in Retail banking, Audit and Internal Control, Banking Operations, Branch management. He holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration with specialization in IT Management from the Paris Graduate School of Management and also a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana.

                                                           Alex Oppong

Principal Consultant, eCrime Bureau

Alex is an Information Security and Forensics Professional with almost 20 years of active Forensic experience.  He also has several years of experience performing various types of Information Security and Regulatory Compliance reviews as well as Cyber Security advisory services for clients in various industries. Prior to joining e-Crime Bureau, Alex was the Forensic Lead at KPMG in Ghana developing and providing forensic advisory services such as Investigations, Anti-money laundering, Forensic Technology and Fraud Risk Management for KPMG clients in Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

He has also assisted the forensic teams of KPMG in Nigeria and South Africa. From August 2009 to April 2012, as part of the MIDA Compact Projects, Alex served as the Lead Information Security Consultant for the Ghana Rural Banks Computerization and Interconnectivity Project (GRBCIP). In this role, Alex was responsible for developing and rolling out a comprehensive Information/Cyber Security programme for 130 rural/community banks that had over 600 branches/agencies nationwide. 

Alex worked for several years as an IT Security and Investigations Consultant with the Fraud and Forensic Team of Control Risks Group, a large global business risk consultancy with headquarters in London. He also worked for BASIS Counter Fraud Investigation Branch – a UK government organization that investigated organized welfare benefits fraud. He was listed in the UK Law Society’s Expert Witness Directory from 2003 to 2009 for his expertise in Digital Forensics.

He has been a speaker and delivered presentations at various workshops and seminars in Ghana relative to information security, anti-bribery & corruption, anti-money laundering, ethics & integrity, the subject of investigating computer-based crime and has contributed towards thought leadership papers and been quoted in a number of papers and online media articles in the area of his expertise.

He has work experience in United Kingdom, Ghana, France, Italy, Spain, The Czech Republic, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Russia, UAE, Brazil, Jamaica, Nigeria, South Africa, Togo, Benin and Sierra Leone.

Alex is a panelist on “Re-Examining Approaches to Cyber Risk “

Paul Aninakwah

Country Manager, CIMA Ghana

Paul Aninakwah

Country Manager

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants-Ghana

Paul was appointed Country Manager of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Ghana in July 2010 with additional responsibility for CIMA Nigeria.Paul has over 15 years experience in strategic management and has been a speaker at many conferences around the country.

 He is passionate about providing employable skills for the youth

Paul is a graduate of the University of Ghana and has an MBA in Accounting from KNUST.  He is a Member of the following professional bodies-CIMA, ACCA, CISA, ICA Ghana and The Chartered Institute of TaxationGhana.

He is married to Ama and they have 3 brilliant and strong sons.

Paul speaks on the new Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Finance and Accounting Professionals Certificate which offers you the opportunity to build a foundation toward becoming a strategic business partner within your organisation.

Daniel Abunu

Co-Founder and MD of Viotech

He has over 17 years experience in media, broadcasting, marketing, telecoms, and digital distribution. He has worked in senior management roles for leading brands, like BBC and News International.

Daniel's passion is launching and growing disruptive technologies that deliver positive social change in emerging markets. A pioneer in the UK mobile space, Daniel developed the first 2G audio streaming solution in the UK for XY Networks and worked on the world's first ever 3G network, BT MANX project. 

He is a qualified Executive Business Coach with over 5 years experience helping senior executives fulfill their potential.  His presentation at the4th Ghana eCommerce Expo is “The Secret to Building the Fintech Economy in Ghana”

 

Adam Bonaa

CEO, Kazz Group

Adam Bonaa is a security and safety expert with more than 20 years of experience in counter Terrorism, Defense and Intelligence, International Relations Expert, Designing and implementing Security and Safety solutions for private customers as well as the Government domestically and abroad.

He is the Chief Executive Officer of the Kazz group of companies, which is made up of Security Warehouse Limited, Supreme Techno Security Ltd, Solargen Ghana Limited, Global Trackers and Car Alarms ltd, and Kazz Multimedia Ltd. He is also the Executive President of the I Pledge for Peace Ghana Campaign, Ghana.

He has presented papers on Security and Safety Issues at International Events within Ghana ,across Africa and the world over.

He is also writer and writes on issues concerning security and safety for major new papers in Ghana including the Daily Graphic, Times News paper, Chronicle, Business day, Consumer Focus Magazine etc.

He holds qualifications in Security and Safety, MBA from Coventry University and Currently pursuing a Doctorial Degree with NIBS and SWISS Business School.

Adam has considerable strong leadership, organizational, management, programme and work planning, co-ordination, and problem-solving, and project management skills. In addition, having worked at both international and National levels, he has rich insights, perspectives, considerable wealth of knowledge and experience with Security and Safety developmental issues, and a very valuable network of individuals and organizations both within Africa and across the world.

He has been the Lone Voice Advocating for a National Security and Safety POLICY for Ghana and is a panelist on "Re-Examining Approaches to Cyber Risk""

Dele Aden

Managing Partner (CEO) - Delta3 International Limited

Dele is a UK based Enterprise Architect and Information Security Consultant with over 15 years’ experiencearchitecting and delivering complex IT Transformation and Security projects within a variety of private & public sectors in Europe & Africa.

Having worked as a Security Architect, Solution Manager, Technical Design Authority and Chief Engineer for big Consulting firms and Service providers such as IBM, ATOS Origin, EMC &HP Enterprise, and also in Financial Industry (Lloyds, ING, Barclays Capital, etc.), Dele has acquired sound Technical & Commercial skills required for varied and complex environments.

Professional / Academic Exam passed include: MBA (Strategic Management), IT Architecture (IBM), CISSP, CISA, CSCU, TOGAF, MCSE, VCP (Virtualisation), MCDBA, EMC Storage Architecture, ITIL, Agile, and Project Management (PRINCE 2). Dele is also a certified Cloud Architect and is currently undergoing Masters Degrees program in Cyber security at the University of Lancaster in the United Kingdom.

In recent years, Dele has been involved withproviding Cyber Security solutions and services to organisations in the UK and Africa. In this regard, he now concentrates on the fight against cyber criminals, advising clients on their IS/IT Vision, Information Security, Data protection, Security Strategy, Governance and Architecture.

He is the pioneer for Cyber Security Awareness Trainings in Ghana. And he is busy planning the 3rdAccra Cyber Security Awareness Workshop scheduled for 28 November, 2017

Outside of work, Dele is the Founder and Director for Youth Education and Employment Support Africa (YEES AFRICA), an NGO with the main objective of reducing youth unemployment in Africa. He is also the Managing Editor for Africanconsumers.org, an online publication with over 30,000 subscribers.

Finally, Dele is a keen sportsman and he is the General Secretary of a West London Tennis club.Dele moderates the panel discussion, "Re-Examining Approaches to Cyber Risk"

Feel free to follow Dele on Twitter……. His twitter handle is @CyberSafeAfrica

Expected speakers include:

  • Massimiliano Spalazzi,Head, Emerging Markets, Jumia 
  • Dr Amediku Settor, Director and Head, Payment Systems, Bank of Ghana
  • Isaac Crentsil, Commissioner, Ghana Revenue Authority
  • Dr Herbert Gustav Yankson, Director, Cyber Crime Unit, Ghana CID
  • Patrick Quantson, Head of Emerging Markets, Stanbic Bank and more....

We keep updating our speaking faculty as speakers confirm, please come back soon to check up on us

CK Bruce, CISA, CRISC, CISM, CGEIT, Prince2, ISO 27001 LI
IT Governance & Information\Cyber Security Consultant, IT Auditor, IT Project Manager, Trainer


C.K Bruce has over 20 years’ experience of IT experience. His professional experiences are in Information Security management, ISO 27001 implementation, IT auditing, governance and IT project management. He is also a lead trainer in areas of IT risk, Information security, IT audit and IT governance. He has an extensive track record of having trained and mentored over 400 technology assurance professionals over the years.
He is a founding member and Past President of ISACA Accra Chapter, the global professional body for IT Auditors and information security professionals. He has served on a number of ISACA roles on the global and continental level, including as ISACA Africa Lead, responsible for business development for sub-Saharan Africa.
CK was Lead Project Executive for a number of key large public sector eGovernment projects namely the Ghana Government Enterprise Architecture (GGEA) and the eGovernment Interoperability Framework (eGIF). He developed the information security aspects of the project.


He was also a member of some key government committees, the Government Interoperability Framework Development and Ghana eGovernment Policy Framework.
CK has undertaken information security consulting engagements across industries namely banking, IT services, education, government, and maritime.
He is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars covering topics around information security, IT governance, IT risk and audit.

CK serves on a number of corporate boards in Ghana, namely Heritage Bank, Interpay Ghana,NDL Ltd and Innovare Ghana. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the College of Education, University of Ghana. He is also a member of the Committee of Co-operation between Law Enforcement Agencies and the Banking Community (COCLAB).


Nkebet Mesele

Director, Emerging Markets Digital,

VISA West Africa

Nkebet is passionate about changing the payments landscape and expanding the use of mobile phones.Her experience spans working in regional telecommunication and financial services Industry within Sub Saharan Africa. At a leading African bank where she was prior to joining Visa, she was responsible for the development of various bespoke solutions from conceptualization to commercialization. In her capacity as the Head of e-Business projects,she was in charge of e-Business Advisory services, training& support to all subsidiaries.

As Head of Digital solutions for Visa within the West Africa region, she has championed the deployment of innovative digital solutions culminating in the successful launch of Push PaymentsinWest Africa.

 

Agastee Khante

With 14 years of TMT experience across 3 continents, Mr. Khante is an entreprenuer, angel investor and works on consulting assignments with large corporations advising on digital transformation strategies, valuations and capacity building. He has spent the last 7 years in East and West Africa working for brands like Nation Media Group and previously with Times of India, Yahoo Jagran and Financial Times.

 He is currently the founder/CEO of 3 startups, having raised over 500 K USD and his companies are valued at over 4 million USD. He holds a Masters degree in Finance from Brookes University, Oxford and B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering.

He is based in Accra with offices in Nigeria, India and Dubai.

Agastee is  a panelist on Shaping Ghana’s eCommerce Landscape-Turning Challenges into Opportunity”


Stephen Boadi

Chief Digital Enabler, Enable Growth Africa

Stephen Boadi is a digital marketing and communications expert with over 17 years experience working with and for businesses and agencies such as Sony (UK), HSBC, Abbey National, Bradford & Bingley, Investec, uniBank, PZ Cussons, CHRISAACH and Wembley (London). His areas of expertise include social media, website, mobile, CRM, influencer and other forms of marketing. Over the years he has worked on a wide range of brands including Cussons Baby, Imperial Leather, Glam's Makeup and numerous financial sector products.

Stephen is also a public speaker and trainer on various aspects of digital marketing & communications as well as a CIM UK Tutor.

Stephen holds, among other qualifications, an MA in Mass Communications from University of Leicester (Business & Political Communication); MA in ELT; PgDip in Direct Marketing; and a BA (Hon) English & Law. He is a member of and contributor to such industry organisations and newsgroups as IAB (UK), eConsultancy, HubSpot, CIM UK, DMI UK, eDialogue, Inside Facebook, and the Content Marketing Institute.

He speaks on “Effective Social Selling”

Romeo Bugyei

MD, IT Consortium 

Romeo Bugyei is currently the Managing Director of IT Consortium. He has extensive experience in process reengineering, IT Management, Mobile Money operations and related integrations. His company, IT Consortium, was one of the first companies in the country to introduce Mobile Money as means of payment instead of just money Transfer.

Bugyei has been involved in the design and implementation of system for Financial Institutions, Insurance companies and many other industries using digital means of payments, on the web, Mobile Phone and tablet. He has been a discussant on many issues relating to digital payments, financial data aggregation and the use of the phone as a means of targeting the informal sectors of the economy for financial inclusion.

He is a certified project manager of Project Management Institute of USA, a fellow of African Leadership Initiative-West Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Romeo is a star panelist, speaking on 2 topics: “Approaching Regulation Change in a Digital Age” & “Defining the Future of Digital Banking”

 

Carl Sackey

Product Development Manager, GC Net

Carl is widely connected in all the major Ghanaian enterprise or corporations and has a firm understanding of how business is conducted in Ghana. Carl is a real pleasure to work with. He is currently the Product Development Manager at Ghana Community Network Service Limited.

From January 2001  to August 2010, he was the systems and database manager at GCNet (Ghana Community Network Service Limited). He has also previously held managerial position at SGS Ghana Limited and Tara Systems Limited.

Carl is a panelist on the discussion Paperless Ports, Cross-Border Parcel Delivery & Thinking Outside the Parcel Box”

Angelo Govina

General Manager, Sales, MainOne 

Angelo Govina is General Manager (Sales) for Ghana and Francophone West Africa at MainOne, with responsibility for the implementation of sales and marketing initiatives specific to MainOne Ghana. Angelo is also accountable for developing sales across the West Africa Region and building the MainOne brand into a leading global enterprise.

Before MainOne, he worked with a number of global brands in Ghana, including DHL, Vodafone and Microsoft, where he served as Corporate Sales Manager and Head of Sales. At Vodafone Ghana, Govina was the first Ghanaian Country Manager of Vodafone Global Enterprise, and headed the local operations of the global unit within Vodafone Group.

Govina is an astute sales and business professional with over fifteen (15) years commercial and sales management experience across shipping, logistics and telecommunications sectors. His expertise spans the areas of B2B Sales, Business Strategy Development and Implementation and General Management. Govina holds an MBA (Marketing) from the University of Ghana.

 

Emmanuel Kwarteng

Head, Network Ghana,MainOne 

 Emmanuel Kwarteng is the head of Network for MainOne Ghana with responsibility for customer solution design and setup, fiber and radio infrastructure build, facility management and undersea cable build and expansion. He also sees to Technical activities in French West African region.

Prior to joining MainOne, Emmanuel was the Executive Director for Technical operations at Broadband Home Ltd, a triple play service provider where he led the Technical teams in the expansion drive of the company throughout Ghana for over 10 years. He was also a founding member of the Accra Internet Exchange Point (AIX) founded in 2003 and also the Ghana Internet Exchange Point (GIX), and has led and driven the expansion and growth of the GIX for the past 7 years as the Technical lead. He also spend over 4 years at Vodafone Ghana (the then Ghana Telecom) where we was part of the first ADSL infrastructure deployment in Ghana team.

He is a seasoned ICT professional with over 15 years of experience across Europe and Africa. He holds an executive MBA from the University of Ghana Business school and an Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

 

Ike Nana Amoatin

Product Manager, MainOne Ghana

Mr. Ike Nana Amoatin is the Product Manager for MainOne Ghana, in charge of the overall financial performance of the Value Added Services portfolio and takes the lead on Product Development (NPD), Product Managements (PLM), Sales and Marketing Strategy. He also sees to the Marketing Communications of MainOne Ghana.

Ike, prior to joining MainOne, functioned in roles spanning Sales and Business Development, Marketing, Information Technology, Customer Service and Project Management. He has years of experience in Ghana’s telecommunication industry and passionate about using technology to enhance business processes for maximum productivity.

He holds an MBA from the University of Ghana Business School and a Computer Science Degree from the Catholic University of Ghana.

Moses Kanduri

Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, ALEXpay

Moses Kanduri has professional competencies in Resource Mobilization, 
project management, business analysis and communications. He served as 
the Accounts and Protocol Officer at Ghana’s Permanent Mission to the 
United Nations and also as Project Lead for the World Bank Sponsored 
program Youth Entrepreneurship: From Policy to Action.

He later again, was Resource Mobilization Coordinator with the 
Ghana AIDS Commission. His task was to work globally with multinational 
corporations, medical and pharmaceutical, UNAIDS, World Bank, UNICEF and 
development NGOs to raise funding for the implementation of the National 
HIV/AIDS strategic plan for Ghana.

Moses holds an Associate Degree in Global & Environmental Studies 
from Kingsborough Community College in New York, Bachelor of Arts in 
Public Administration from City College of New York and currently an MBA 
student at the New York University, School of Professional Studies  
(NYU-SPS).