Nik Amarteifio, Chairman
Mr. Amarteifio is the chairman and majority shareholder of Equatorial Cross Acquisition Limited (ECA), an investment holding firm with majority shareholding in Dannex Limited and Omni Media, Owners of Citi FM and the Globe News Paper. He is also currently the Vice Chairman of Ghana Agro Foods Company (GAFCO).
In his role as the chairman of the board, Amarteifio focuses on the strategic direction and effective operation of the board and its committees in conformity with the highest standards of corporate governance. His goal is to see Dannex become internationally recognised in the delivery of health care needs.
Amarteifio is a seasoned entrepreneur who has been involved in many domestic and international transactions within different industries like mining, real estate, telecommunication, oil and gas. Through his investment vehicle, ECA, he has invested and held Executive Board positions in many companies including International Gold Resources (1992 -1996), Magnesium alloy Company Limited (1998 – 1999) and African Selection Company (1998 – 2011). Amarteifio was the Marketing Manager of Nestle Ghana (1975 – 1979). He served as a member on the Ghana Investors Advisory Council, an advisory board formed to advise former President John A. Kufour of the Republic of Ghana, on foreign direct investment strategies (2001 – 2008). He also served as the Lead Director on the board of Bank of Ghana (2001 – 2008).
Amarteifio holds a degree in Economics from Wesleyan University (1970) and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Harvard Business School (1973).
Yaw Opare-Asamoah is the Managing Director of Dannex Limited. Yaw has over 15 years pharmaceutical experience with expertise in operations, strategic acquisition, restructuring etc. He is a management strategist and holds an MBA in International Business Global markets from the University of Birmingham Business School, Birmingham UK with a focus on Strategic management and financial analysis and a B.Sc. Banking and Finance Degree from the University of Ghana Business School, Legon.
He is well versed with current business practice and trends and is involved in devising both corporate and competitive strategy across varied industries including pharmaceutical, media and energy.
At the helm of Dannex Ltd since 2010, Yaw led the acquisition of two major industry players (Starwin & Ayrton) in 2 years (2014 & 2016) both listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange, making the group the largest drug manufacturer in Ghana. He is currently the group CEO of Dannex, Ayrton and Starwin.
Dr. J.A.Q.Blukoo-Allotey is a Director of Dannex Ltd. He is a retired pharmacologist and is currently the Chief Exectutive Officer of Atlantic Pharmaceutical Limited
Alex Kobina Bonney
Mr. Alex Kwabena Bonney has served on the board for many years. He is the president of the organization of trade unions in West Africa (OTUWA) and has been the chairman of the Ghana Trades Union Congress from 1992 to date. As a unionist he is an expert in mediation and arbitration and has worked extensively in and around the world on labor issues making him more relatable to the vision of dannex to become an internationally recognize and leading brand in the delivering of healthcare needs. He is a cost accountant and holds a diploma in Regulatory Economics from the University of Florida, USA.
Dr. Barima Afrane
With his distinctive background as a renowned pharmacologist and many years of experience as a lecturer and medical advisor in the US and some Middle Eastern countries, Dr. Afrane relates well to Dannex’s vision of becoming an internationally recognized and leading brand in the delivery of health needs. In his contribution to Dannex’s board, he seeks to bring a wealth of his experience in the design of solution to matters of pharmaceutical innovation and application. Dr. Afrane is currently a senior lecturer and Head of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy Department at the University Of Ghana School Of Pharmacy. He holds a doctorate degree in pharmacy from the University Of Southern California and a degree in Chemistry (MCL) from the University Of New York.
Samuel's expertise as a media practitioner and marketer positions him as an advantage to the board of Dannex. He has served on the board of Dannex as a non-executive member for several years. He is an accomplished media practitioner with a total of about 19 years of practice. Samuel holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and an MBA from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. He has also worked with The Coco-Cola Company as a Markets Developer for Liberia and Sierra Leone. Samuel is also a Marketing Lecturer. He is a fellow of The Aspen Institute and a member of the Africa Leadership Initiate. He is a Conference Speaker on Media and currently the Managing Director of Omni Media Ltd, operators of Citi 97.3 FM, Citifmonline and The Globe Newspaper.
Miss Amarteokor Amarteifio has served as Non-Executive Director of Starwin Products Limited since July 8, 2015. She holds Masters Social Work, Degree Social Work. She is Executive Director, Accra Symphony Orchestra.