Board of DirectorsThe Board of Directors comprises of 5 members and is supported by a Company Secretary; the membership include:
Dr. Kofi Sarpong
The Executive Chairman of the Board and also the majority shareholder of Hippo Limited. Dr. Kofi Sarpong is a Business Executive with over 30 years experience in commerce and has been the kingpin to the companies in the group.
Apostle Dr. Emmanuel Osei Kwabena Donkor
A member of the Board and he has been a Director since inception of the company. He is a Minister of God and the General Secretary of Christ Apostolic Church International.
Mr. Kwasi Ayirebi Frimpong
A Board member and a Director of the company since inception. He is presently a Management/Banking Consultant after his extensive experience in Banking .
Mr. Issac Mensah-Bonsu
A member of the Board and has been a Director since 1998. He is also the Executive Director of Operation and has extensive experience in finance.
Lawyer Joseph Kwame Osam
Lawyer Joseph Kwame Osam is a member of the Board and the company’s solicitor. He is a legal practitioner and has been a Director since 2011.
The Company’s Secretary. She is also the Head of Administration and Human Resources. She has been the Secretary to the Hippo Group Executive Board since 2008.
Key Management Staff
Dr Kofi Sarpong, CEO/Managing Director
Dr. Kofi Sarpong is also the Executive Chairman of Hippo Group. Dr. Sarpong has been in commerce for over 30 years and has been the brain behind the company since its inception. Under his management, Hippo Limited has grown from an enterprise into a Limited Liability company. Dr. Sarpong has the flair to identify and seize business opportunities when they loom ahead. He always seeks professional advice on new projects before he commits himself to them. The competence and commitment of Dr. Sarpong has placed the company as one of the largest commodity importing and distribution companies in Ghana.
Mr. Isaac Mensah Bonsu, Executive Director of Operations
Mr. Isaac Mensah Bonsu has been the Executive Director of Operation since Hippo Limited in 1994. Prior to joining Hippo Limited, he worked at the Produce Buying Company, first as an Account Officer and subsequently as a Marketing Executive. He holds an Executive MBA in Finance from the University of Ghana, Legon, a Degree in Accounting & Finance from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and a Diploma Certificate in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana.
Mr. Francis Achaab, Warehouse Manager
Mr. Francis Achaab is the Warehouse Manager since 2008. He joined Hippo Limited in 2001 as Marketing Officer. He holds a degree in Bsc Administration from University of Ghana, Legon and HND Marketing from Kumasi Polytechnic.
Mr. Alexander Arnold Aikins, Chief Accountant
Mr. Alexander Arnold Aikins is the Chief Accountant of the Group and has extensive pertinent experience. Before joining Hippo in 1997, Mr. Aikins worked with the international accountancy firm, Panel Kerr Foster from 1989 to 1997 as a Field Accountant. He holds Part III Accountancy Certificate from the Chartered Institute of Accountants, Ghana.
Mr. McDonald Martin Appiah, Marketing Manager
Mr. McDonald Martin Appiah has been the Marketing manager since 2010. He joined Hippo Limited in 2008 as a Marketing Officer. Prior to joining Hippo Limited Mr. Appiah worked with Force Five Engineering Ghana Limited as Human Resources and Administrative Officer. He holds MBA degree in Strategic Management and Consulting and BBA degree in Human Resources Management from Christian Service University College, Kumasi. He also holds HND Certificate in Marketing from Kumasi Polytechnic.
Abigail Appiah, Company Secretary/Head of Administration and Human Resource Manager
Mrs. Abigail Appiah has been the head of Administration since 2011. She joined Hippo Limited in 2008 in the position as Administrative Assistance. Prior to joining Hippo Limited she worked at KNUST College of Art and Social Science Provost’ Office as Administrative Assistant. She holds an MBA in Human Resources from KNUST and a degree in Management Studies from University of Cape coast.
Mr. Cosmos Yaw Mensah, Internal Auditor
Mr. Cosmos Yaw Mensah is the Internal Auditor of the Group and brings a worth of experience to Hippo Group from his previous engagements with Pannell Kerr Forster (PKF) Chartered Accountants as an Auditor. He also worked Trafalgar House Construction International Limited as Accounts/Stores Analyst and Nnuro Kente Limited as an Accountant. He holds ICAG part III and HND Accountancy.