Board Of Directors
FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT
Ms. Constance Elizabeth Swaniker
Madam Swaniker is the Founder and CEO of the Design and Technology Institute. She is an acclaimed fabrication expert and TVET entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in metal fabrication and creative design manufacturing.
She is also the founder of Accents & Art (A&A) Limited which she started as a young undergraduate straight out of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) where she earned a BA in Arts.
She is the immediate former president of the Stanford SEED Network former chairman of Skills Development Fund (SDF) and a national TVET ambassador.
Philippe E. Ayivor
Mr. Phillipe Ayivor is the Board Chairman. Mr. Ayivor worked for Andersen Consulting and The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) in the US and Africa over a 33-year period until May 2013.
He held various senior management positions across Africa managing TCCC’s business operations and relationships with governments, civil society, bottlers, customers, consumers, and other organizations in multiple countries across Sub-Saharan Africa.
He is active in several private sector governance roles in Ghana. Mr. Ayivor is the former President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ghana.
Mr. Hammed Rashid Tunde Ali
Hammed Rashid Tunde Ali: With over 40 years of industry experience, Mr. Tunde Ali is an accomplished shipping and logistics professional and corporate governance expert.
Mr Ali held several senior management roles as former CEO of PSC Tema Shipyard Ltd and general manager at DHL Ghana, Delmas Shipping and Maersk Ghana.
E. Barima Manu
Mr. Emmanuel Barima Manu, Esq. is a co-founding member and Managing Partner of Bari & Co. He has extensive experience in corporate, investment, and commercial practice and holds a master’s degree in international Commercial Law.
He is a non-executive director at Fidelity Bank Ghana Limited. Mr. Manu serves as the corporate secretary of the DTI Board.
Ms. Amy Fafa Awoonor
Madam Amy Fafa Awoonor is a passionate educator whose career in international school education spans over 30 years.
She was the former principal at Roman Ridge School and has held several positions in education as a teacher, training consultant, and in senior management.
Mr. Emmanuel Ofori-Anyinam
Mr. Emmanuel Ofori-Anyinam is a seasoned architect and procurement specialist with deep project management expertise.
He has over 30 years of experience in managing contracts on projects with the World Bank, African Development Bank, and USAID.
He joined the DTI Board in June 2021 and leads the technical team for the SIFA- funded project.
Mr. Joe Mensah
Mr. Joe Mensah is the Senior Vice-President (SVP) and Head of Ghana Business Unit at Kosmos Energy. As SVP and Head of Ghana Business Unit, Mr. Mensah is responsible for the overall performance of the Ghana Business Unit, maintaining strong relationships with partners, government and civil society, and advancing the company’s social investment programs, including the activities of the Kosmos Innovation Center.
Mr. Mensah joined Kosmos in 2015 and served as the Ghana Vice President and Country Manager until 2019. He previously worked for IBM Ghana, where he was the Country General Manager in charge of all aspects of the company's operations. During his more than 30 years with IBM, Mr. Mensah held a variety of leadership roles in sales and marketing before establishing IBM's presence in Ghana in 2009.
Ms. Velda Sosah
Ms. Velda Sosah is the Finance Director for ePac Flexible Packaging, a digitally-based flexible packaging company driven by a mission to help brands of all sizes stay competitive with exceptional stand up pouches, lay flat pouches and rollstock. She is a Board Member for Maxim Nyansa IT Solutions and has served since September 2020 till date.
Ms. Velda Sosah served as the Managing Director-Tax, for Hines, Europe. She joined Hines’ London office in 1999 and she assumed her role as Head of the European Tax Group in 2004. She has extensive experience of all taxation aspects of real estate, including fund structuring, acquisition structuring, financing, and repatriation issues. Prior to joining Hines, Ms Sosah worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in London and New York, specializing in International Tax and Banking Tax respectively. Ms. Sosah is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and holds a BA in Accounting and Finance from Brighton University.