Mrs. Tamaklo is the immediate past Chair of Private Clinics Ltd (Nyaho Medical Centre). She is also a Director on the Board of the Lashibi Funeral Homes Ltd. She started her career at the Bank of Ghana in 1976 and worked within the Foreign Operations and Administration Departments. She joined Nyaho Medical Centre in 1985 and gained considerable experience in several aspects of the business including Administration, Human Resource Management, Purchasing, Housekeeping and Support Services at various periods. She became the Executive Director and, eventually, the Managing Director in 2001.
Mrs. Tamaklo made significant strides to modernise the hospital to deliver excellent health outcomes to its clients. She pioneered 24-hour diagnostic and pharmaceutical services, ambulance services and introduced innovative technology such as CT scanning and digital X-ray to the organisation. She has contributed to numerous articles on the role of private healthcare in national and international media such as Newsweek, Fortune and Times Magazines, whilst advocating the need for a better quality of services for patients.
She developed the ‘Nyaho Way’ - the guiding principle by which the staff of Nyaho Medical Centre demonstrate the values of the organization- to maintain patient-centeredness. Also, she has successfully steered the organization through several crises, most significantly, competently managing the first suspected case of Ebola in the country in 2014. She retired in April of 2015.
She has held several leadership roles in the Achimota Golf Club of Ghana as well as Zonta International and is an active advocate for the role of women and girls in business and education in the country.
Mrs. Tamaklo’s received her undergraduate degree at the University of Ghana, Legon, where she earned a BA degree in Sociology.
Dr Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey is the current Executive Director of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI), Africa Region. Before assuming this role, he was the Senior Technical Director for the Institute. In this role, he led Ghana’s Project Fives Alive! to deliver large scale quality improvement projects in over 80% of public sector hospitals and 30% of Ghanaian sub-districts, contributing to a 34% reduction in facility-based child deaths. He also served as the Vice President of the Ghana Medical Association.
A public health physician par excellence, Quality Improvement Advisor and a Fellow of the International Society for Quality in Healthcare, Dr Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey has years of clinical and management experiences in frontline district medical practice. He has conducted series of high-level training and short-term consultancies in Saudi Arabia, India, Ethiopia, Liberia, Nigeria and in the United States with diverse organizations like the World Health Organization, Care India, Centre for Integrated Health Programmes, Nigeria, Kind Saud Medical City, Saudi Arabia.
With significant high-level engagements within Ministries of Health in Ghana, Liberia, Ethiopia and Malawi, he served on the Governing Board of Ghana’s National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) and the Governing Council of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) between 2012 - 2016. He is also a member of Ghana’s National Newborn Sub Committee and has previously worked as a Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator of the National Catholic Health Service, guiding the finalization of the NCHS’s Whole Systems Transformation strategy.
Dr. Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey is a notable advocate for social justice in bridging equity gaps in mental healthcare. He is also an active sociopolitical commentator who frequently writes articulate opinion pieces in Ghana's leading newspapers. He is a proud recipient of the Ghana Medical Association's Special Commendation Award for meritorious service to the medical profession in Ghana.
Dr Elikem Tamaklo is the Managing Director of the Nyaho Medical Centre. After receiving his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 2009 from St. George’s Hospital Medical School in London, he worked in several hospitals in the northwest of England with a keen focus on Emergency Medicine. He took over as the Managing Director of Nyaho Medical Centre in April 2015 and is currently the President of the Ghana Chapter, Stanford Seed Transformation Network.
Dr Tamaklo holds a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Clinical Practice from Edge Hill University, UK, and a Master Certificate in Healthcare Leadership from Cornell University, USA.
In 2015, Dr. Elikem Tamaklo was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana for his revolutionary work in Ghana's private healthcare sector.
Professor Manu is a former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). He is an astute academic and professional with over twenty-five years of experience in consulting, training and education. During this period, he has been instrumental in designing and reviewing programmes to enhance university and corporate education in such institutions of higher learning such as Loyola College in Maryland, Morgan State University, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Association of African Business Schools, Global Business School Network, International Academy of African Business and Development, and the Ghana TALIF project.
He has also consulted extensively for businesses in strategic planning, marketing strategy development and corporate social responsibility. Professor Manu serves on the Boards of Unilever Ghana, Bedrock Venture Capital Fund of Ghana, Buck Press, Private Clinics (Ghana) Ltd, OMD Media Reach (Ghana), Trojan Power and GN Bank. He also chairs the MTN Ghana Foundation.
Professor Manu is a proud alumnus of the University of Ghana, where he received a B.Sc. (Administration). He earned his PhD (Marketing and International Business) and MBA (Finance and International Business) degrees from New York University, Graduate School of Business Administration (Stern).
Janis McKenna is the eldest child of Nyaho's founder, Col. Dr K. N. Tamaklo. She is a chairman, executive and non-executive director with more than 35 years of experience in executive management and board positions in Australia, the Republic of Ireland and Ghana.
Janis has worked across industries such as manufacturing, finance, fisheries, aged care, disability and healthcare. She is an MBA and a graduate of the distinguished Australian Institute of Company Directors.
She is a sought-after expert in leadership and strategy, corporate governance, mergers and acquisition, change management, policy and advocacy, aged, disability and community care combined with multi-site, interstate service management and international experience.
Janis has been an advisor to two Tasmanian Premiers, Ministers of Health and Human Services (both Australian Commonwealth and Tasmanian State). She is also a past Chairman of the Tasmanian Advisory Council on Multicultural Affairs and a member of the Premier's Disability Advisory Council and National Disability Insurance Scheme taskforce.
She was honoured with the prestigious Telstra Business Women's Award in the Tasmanian Government and Community Category and the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Leader of the Year Award.
Preba Arkaah is an accomplished lawyer with membership in England and Wales and Ghana Bars. She has established and managed the legal departments in two major Ghanaian institutions. Preba possesses extensive knowledge in Law, Management, Public Policy and a deep understanding of the Ghanaian stakeholder landscape.
She has a keen interest in personal growth, public health, community investment and continuous professional development with integrity.
Mr. Apiigy Afenu is the CEO of ABA Capital Partners, a financial and aviation consulting firm. He is an accomplished finance and aviation professional with a proven track record of conceiving and executing airline projects.
He is a former Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Africa World Airlines based in Accra, Ghana. Mr. Afenu’s expertise covers a range of disciplines including operations, sales, accounting and finance, tax, legal, governmental and regulatory issues.
Prior to Africa World, he was the General Manager of SAS Finance Group (2009-2012), where he was the lead manager in some of the high-profile IPOs, rights issues and M&As including the biggest bank merger in Ghana.
Mr. Afenu is a UK trained Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA). He holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management, USA (2000) and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Ghana (1980).
Eric Osiakwan, Managing Partner of Chanzo Capital, is a celebrated investor and entrepreneur with 15 years of ICT industry leadership across Africa and the world. He has worked in 32 African countries setting up ISPs, ISPAs, IXPs and high-tech startups. He Co-Founded Angel Africa List, Angel Fair Africa and currently serves on the board of Farmerline, Hubtel, Forhey, Teranga Solutions, Hotel Online, Wala, Amp.it, SameLogic, Wanjo Foods, Airshop, Rapid Expense, NestSquare, Data Integrated, Ghana Cyber City and WABco – some of which are his investments.
He was a key member of the group that built the TEAMS submarine cable in East Africa. He also serves as an ICT Consultant for the WorldBank, Soros Foundations, UNDP, USAID, USDoJ, USDoS as well as African governments and private firms.
He authored “The KINGS of Africa’s Digital Economy”, co-authored the “Open Access Model”, adopted globally by the telecommunications industry, “Negotiating the Net” – the politics of Internet Diffusion in Africa and “The Internet in Ghana” with the Mosaic Group. He was invited to contribute ideas to Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Commission for Africa. Eric is a TED, Stanford, MIT and Harvard fellow.
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