Leadership

Board of Directors

Institutional representation on the Board promotes our aim to embed our work in the national context and deepen relationships with Ghanaian churches and other Ghanaian institutions. In May 2010, GILLBT transitioned from a membership-based Executive Committee (EC) to a Board of Directors.  The Board mainly focuses on strategic policy issues, while protecting the administration’s decision-making autonomy.

Prof Emmanuel Victor Oware (EVO) Dankwa

Prof Emmanuel Victor Oware (EVO) Dankwa

Board Chairman

Current position

Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission of Ghana

Prior positions

Professor of Law, University of Ghana

Member of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights for 12 years serving as Vice-Chair, Chair and Special Rapporteur on Prisons and Detention Centres.

Studies

Law degrees from the Universities of Ghana, Oxford and Yale.

He brings to the Board years of service and commitment to GILLBT, having supported the organisation in various capacities since the 1960s when he became acquainted with the work as a student at the University of Ghana.

Prof Akosua Adomako Ampofo

Prof Akosua Adomako Ampofo

Deputy Chairperson

Current position

Director, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, and the University’s representative on the Board.

Studies

MSc in Development Planning, University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Post-Graduate Diploma in Raumplanung, University of Dortmund; PhD in Sociology, Vanderbilt University.

Mrs Comfort Ocran

Mrs Comfort Ocran

Secretary

Current positions

Chief Executive Officer, Legacy & Legacy, a human capital development consultancy

Executive Director, Combert Impressions Ltd, a printing company

Studies

MA in Linguistics, University of Ghana, and has studied at Berkeley University, California.

Co-author of 12 motivational and business books, she brings to the Board much-needed communications experience, and marketing insights into Ghana’s emerging Christian middle class.

Rev Dr Solomon Sule-Saa

Rev Dr Solomon Sule-Saa

Member

Current positions

Director, Ecumenical and Social Relations, Presbyterian Church of Ghana.

Adjunct Lecturer, Akrofi-Christaller Institute.

Prior positions

Director, Presbyterian Interfaith Research & Resource Centre (PIRRC), Accra.

Studies

MA in Theology on African Christianity and PhD – both from the Akrofi-Christaller Institute/University of Natal.

A passionate believer and advocate of GILLBT’s mission, his PhD thesis examined the impact mother tongue Bible translation on the Konkomba and Dagomba speaking peoples of Northern Ghana.

Rev Dr Isaac Ababio

Rev Dr Isaac Ababio

Member

Current position

Executive Director, Hour of Visitation Choir & Evangelistic Association (HOVCEA) which he founded in 1966 – one of the first Ghanaian ministries involved in music, evangelism, and radio and TV broadcasting.

Prior positions

A distinguished Christian leader and pioneer of Christian ministry in Ghana, he has served GILLBT for many years in various capacities, including Chairman of the Board Trustees.

Studies

A physicist, he also studied at the Melbourne Bible Institute and Victoria College of Divinity, Australia.

Apostle Dr Opoku Onyinah

Apostle Dr Opoku Onyinah

Member

Current positions

Chairman, Church of Pentecost (COP)

Prior positions

International Missions Director, COP

Rector, Pentecost University College.

Leadership roles in the Ghana Pentecostal Council and various positions with the World Council of Churches. Ordained as a pastor in 1979, he became a Regional Head in 1984, and took up the office of Apostle in 1986.

Studies

Elim Bible College, UK; MA in Theology, Regents Theological College; PhD, University of Birmingham.

Rev Prof Abraham Berinyuu

Rev Prof Abraham Berinyuu

Member

Current positions

An ordained Minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, is Associate Professor and Dean, Faculty of Integrated Studies, University for Development Studies.

Prior positions

National Director, Administration and Human Resources, Presbyterian Church of Ghana. Extensive experience in ecumenism, having served in various capacities with the World Council of Churches; the All African Council of Churches, Nairobi; and the Christian Council of Ghana.

Studies

PhD, University of Edinburgh; MA in Theology, Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax; MA in Divinity, University of Toronto.

A long-time supporter and advocate for GILLBT, he was on the out-going EC and member of the group that led the transition to the Board.

Rev Kofi Okyere

Rev Kofi Okyere

Member

Current positions

Executive Pastor, International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) Christ Temple Assembly (ICGC pastor since 1987).

Senior Associate Minister to Rev Dr Mensa Otabil, General Overseer,  ICGC.

Host of ‘The Answer’ on TV3 providing biblical perspectives on life’s problems.

Host of ‘The Rev & Rab Show’ on Sunny FM profiling Christian business people and professionals to equip tomorrow’s church.

Dr Sumaila Zakariah

Dr Sumaila Zakariah

Member

Current positions

Deputy Commissioner of Police

A Consultant General Surgeon, Police Hospital, Accra

On the GILLBT Board, he represents the senior pastor of Korle Bu Community Chapel.

Francis Kusi

Francis Kusi

Finance Committee Chairperson

Current positions

Director of Finance, VRA/NEDco Tamale.

Prior positions

Director of Finance/Admin, Zenith Aegis Ltd (UK);

Studies

MSc Accounting with Finance, London South Bank University; MBA (Finance), London College of Business & Mgt

 

Pastor Thomas Sayibu Imoro

Pastor Thomas Sayibu Imoro

Acting Executive Director

Current Positions

Chief Executive Officer, NewEnergy, a social development NGO, operating in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), energy and enterprise development sector.

Chairman, Evangelism Committee, First Baptist Church, Tamale.

Having served as the out-going Chairman of the EC, he brings long-term commitment, institutional memory and continuity to the work of GILLBT’s Board.