SUMMIT CHAIR: Naa Adorkor Codjoe.
C.A. Enterprise Risk Management Consultant & Chartered Accountant

  • Educational Experience:

    China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)- EMBA University of Ghana - BSC. Admin Chartered Accountant – Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana

Profile Details

Naa Adorkor Codjoe is a Risk and Financial Management Specialist with over 18 years work experience - 16years of which is post qualification experience as a chartered accountant. She is a member of the Institute of Risk Management, UK and the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana).

Prior to working with The Global Fund in Geneva, Switzerland as a risk management specialist – where she was instrumental in the creation of the Fund’s first Corporate Risk Register; Naa Adorkor worked for over 10 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), 2 years of which was with the London office (EmbankmentPlace) of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, UK. Over the past 18 years, she has specialized in the delivery of professional assurance and business advisory services to both public and private sector organizations; and she has unparalleled experience in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) - currently providing bespoke solutions in Strategic and Enterprise Risk Management, Controls and the embedding of ERM across both private and public sector organizations. Naa has also been instrumental in the formulation of Risk Frameworks, Policies and the creation of Corporate Risk Registers and Business Continuity Plans for both private and public sector organizations. She’s also been instrumental in helping boards and corporate leadership identify and evaluate risks implicit in their operations.

Currently, she is providing bespoke solutions in Strategic and Enterprise Risk Management, Controls and the embedding of ERM across both private and public sector organizations.

Other key roles she has held include:

  • Members Services Director, Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana).
  • 10 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • 2 years with the London office (EmbankmentPlace) of PwC LLP, UK
  • Business & Lifestyle coach and provides practitioner advisory support and mentoring to the youth, women and young entrepreneur
  • Rapporteur General and Anchor at conferences/events
  • The Global Fund in Geneva, Switzerland as a risk management specialist
  • The Women Entrepreneurship & Leadership for Africa (WELA) programme of the CEIBS
  • Association of Women Accountants –Ghana
  • Chartered institute of Taxation - Ghana

Panel Moderator: Dr. Patrick Fician

  • Educational Experience:

    Swiss Business School, Switzerland-Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)
  • Swiss Business School, Switzerland – Masters in Applied Business Research (MABR)
  • Manchester Business School, United Kingdom – Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
  • Nobel International Business School, Ghana – Certificate in Contemporary Management (PGC Mgt)
  • University of Science and Technology, Kumasi Ghana- BSC. Computer Science
  • Chartered Accountant – Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana)

Profile Details

Patrick is an adept management executive with 30 years of experience covering Finance, Operations, Technology, Audit, Internal Controls, and Management Consultancy in major institutions across Africa.

He has worked with leading multinational companies including: PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Standard Chartered Bank, Ecobank Transitional Inc, Elf Oil Ghana Ltd.

Current role is General Manager, Corporate Support Services , Modec Production Services JV Ltd( Operating Assets in excess of USD2 billion)

His last role before joining MPSG was Managing Director, Heritage Bank Ltd.

Other key roles he has held include:

  • Group Head, Operations &Technology Services and later Group Head, Internal Control covering the 36 countries in Ecobank Transitional Inc.
  • General Manager, Strategy, Finance, Operations, Technology, E-Banking
  • Head Operations & Technology Standard Chartered Bank, South Africa
  • Head, SCB Shared Service Centre, West Africa.
  • Senior Manager in Charge, Standard Chartered Bank Group Audit West Africa

Nhyriba Yaw Okyere


    Yaw Sompah is a lawyer, enterprise risk professional, information security master and an author of two books. Yaw has extensive experience as a Finance, Sustainability and Governance lawyer in Ghana. Yaw has over 10 years’ experience as an Enterprise Risk Management expert and a Finance and Regulatory Compliance practitioner 

Profile Details

He has an MBA from the Business School Netherland and an LLB from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. He is a member of the Ghana Bar Association and the Institute of Directors-Ghana, Yaw is an accredited ISO 27001 Lead Implementer, Lead Auditor, and Certified Trainer. He is a trained ADR practitioner as well as a Compliance Management System Implementer. He has been part of some landmark Litigation and Arbitration cases in Ghana. He is a co-contributor to the 2022 Legal 500 Public Procurement Country Comparative Guide.

Conrad Bruce-Tagoe


    Conrad is an accomplished risk management & information security consultant and auditor with decades of practice experience under his belt. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Conrad is a Gold Level Member in good standing of ISACA, and also a Member in good standing of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA).

Profile Details

During the course of his over 40 years’ professional career, Conrad has held a variety of leadership positions including risk management consultant and of Audit Manager, leading teams and mentoring up-and-coming professionals; conducted risk control and financial audits of the domestic and international operations of multi-national corporations in the United States of America, Europe and Japan; led multiple audit teams assessing risk across a variety of industries and business functions and processes, and interfaced with various levels of the organization, including senior management and C-Suite.

Abiana Nelson


    Abiana Nelson is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor. She is currently the Head of Internal Control for Stanbic Bank Ghana. Prior to joining Stanbic Bank Ghana, she worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ghana in both their Assurance and Advisory Lines of Service.

Profile Details

Abiana Nelson is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor. She is currently the Head of Internal Control for Stanbic Bank Ghana. Prior to joining Stanbic Bank Ghana, she worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ghana in both their Assurance and Advisory Lines of Service.

She has over 28 years’ experience in providing external audit, internal audit and consulting in Risk Management, Governance and Business Process Re-engineering. Abiana has been a speaker at the Institute of Internal Auditor’s Conference in Ghana as well at the Internal Audit Agency’s annual conference.

She was the key facilitator for the PwC Business School in the areas of Governance, Risk Management, Internal Audit & Process Improvement.

Dela Agbetor

  • Country Head of Operational Risk Projects ABSA

    Dela has been an Operational Risk practitioner for more than a decade.  He rose through Operational Risk Advisor to Senior Operational Risk Advisor and currently Country Head of Operational Risk at ABSA Bank .  He has supported the African Regional Office on a number of operational risk projects as well as supporting Barclays businesses in other African countries.  Dela also held the positions of Credit Analyst, Retail Performance Analyst and Regional Operations Manager.

Profile Details

He is a chartered accountant (ICA Ghana) and holds an Advanced Certificate in Operational Risk Management from CISI (UK).  He also holds both Diploma in Education and Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Cape Coast and has an MSc. in Finance from GIMPA to his credit.  He is currently pursuing PhD. in Finance with focus on Operational Risk Management.

Winifred S. Smith
ISO27001 LI/LA, ERM, BCMS LI Acting Chief Risk and Compliance Officer MTN Ghana

  • Senior Manager-ERM MTN GHANA

    Winifred is a telecommunications and mobile financial services business leader and risk strategist. A very enthusiastic, focused and hardworking professional. Who has worked in the industry since 2001.

Profile Details

Winifred's rich experience cuts across different disciplines; Information Technology, Enterprise Risk, Business Continuity, Information & Cyber Security, financial and Operational Risk Management areas. She received her first degree in Computer Science from the Kwame Nkrumah Science and Technology in Ghana (West Africa) and has since acquired industry certifications in various fields. She is cured pursuing her MBA programme with the International University of Applied Sciences, Hochschule GmbH, Germany.

Winifred has had the opportunity to work and interact with different cultures across the MTNs Group foot print: SEAGHA,WECA and MENA, and this has shaped her leadership skills and consistency in delivering excellent results. Winifred's personal values are integrity, ethics, accountability, can do, professionalism and excellence. She is predominantly a self motivated professionalism and fun to work with.

Sammy Obeng
LLB, Parliamentary Development Expert

  • Sammy is a parliamentary development expert, working with parliaments, civil society organizations, journalists and business associations across Africa on how parliaments work and opportunities to engage.

Profile Details

He has since 2017 led the team at Parliamentary Network Africa as its Executive Director, where he oversees direct projects/interventions in 11 African Countries. He also serves as Head of Secretariat for the Media Coalition on Right to Information and the African Parliamentary Press Network - a coalition of journalists reporting from the various National and Sub-National Assemblies on the Continent.
Sammy’s has educational background in multidisciplinary areas including economics and Human Resources Management, Media and Governance, Civil Society Law, and presently reading the law with University of London. He’s an activist and passionate youth leader with interests in access to information and open governance.

Carl Sackey

  • Deputy Managing Director - GCNET

    Carl Sackey has over 20 years of IT experience, both at the technical and managerial  levels. He is currently the Deputy Managing Director at Ghana Community Network Services  Limited (GCNet). 

Profile Details

Prior to working for GCNet, Carl was the IT Manager for SGS SA, a role that took him across  Africa working on the company's systems in their affiliates. Carl has consulted for many Ghana  Club 100 companies on areas of IT Governance, Information Security, Performanc Management and Business Continuity Planning as well as Disaster Recovery.

He is a security and audit professional and lectures in Security, Audit, Risk and Governance in  many Institutions. He is an Oracle DBA and a UNIX Systems Administrator as well as a  Microsoft Certified Professional. Carl was a member of the committee that developed some of  the IT Governing documents for the Ministry of Communications in Ghana and currently serves  as a member of the National Cyber Security Technical Working Group.

He is the President of  Information Systems and Control Association (ISACA), Accra Chapter, the global professional body for IT Auditors and information security professionals. He has held various Board roles in  the Chapter over the past 10 years before becoming President of the Chapter.

Carl is passionate about the Governance of Enterprise IT and value for money investments in  IT systems.

Steven Abebreseh
JD, Lawyer

  • Managing Consultant in Risk Management and Compliance

    Stephen Abebreseh is a US trained lawyer; a managing consultant in Risk Management and Compliance; an entrepreneur; and a fledgling actor.

Profile Details

He returned to Ghana five years ago, after two decades in the United States, and has since held upper management positions within the Ghana’s financial services sector. He served as Executive Head for First Insurance Company Limited. Presently, he serves on the Board of Trustees for Prestige Pensions Trust. He is also the Board Chairman for Ghana Caribbean Chamber of Commerce; and an Advisor on the Board of AgroFides Company Ltd.

Prior to his return, Stephen was a Compliance Officer, Credit Risk, Corporate and Investment Banker at JPMorgan Chase, New York where he investigated and addressed antitrust, data breaches, and Material Non-Public Information (MNPI) issues. He also worked at United Nations Secretariat in New York, for over a decade, where he helped set up the First Ethics office to enact whistle-blower policies against corruption and breaches of diplomatic privileges. Stephen Abebreseh is utilising multiple mediums to create a broader platform in order to amplify social justice issues and contribute to nation-building. He enjoys adding value to enterprises that embraces diversity, innovativeness, and sound corporate governance.  He has a Juris Doctor (JD) in Law from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, USA and a Bachelor’s from the University of Michigan –Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Foster Kplomdo

  • Senior Manager, Security Risk Management - MTN Ghana

    Foster Kwashie Kplomdo (Mr.) is a Risk and Compliance professional with over 20 years’ experience across the Business Process Outsourcing, Telecommunications and Mobile Financial Services industry.

Profile Details

His rich experience cuts across key disciplines such as IT Governance, Information Security, Security Risk Management and Safety & Security among others.

He is a member of key professional bodies such as the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC2), Professional Educational Certification Board (PECB, Canada),  Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and The International Association of Privacy Professionals. He is predominantly motivated by excellence, research, process optimization and knowledge sharing. He is currently Senior Manager for Security Risk Management of MTN Ghana.

Albert Yirenchi Danquah

  • Chief Information Security Officer - Stanbic Bank

    Albert Yirenchi Danquah is an experienced Information Security Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. Skilled in Cyber and Information Security management. Strong information technology professional with technical skills in various security tools and concepts across prediction, prevention, detection, response and corrective domains of cyber threats. He is currently the chief information security officer for Stanbic Bank.