Who we are
Our board

Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa
Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa, Chairman

Prof Agyeman Badu Akosa has been a Clinical Director of Pathology in the UK, Head of the Department of Pathology in the University of Ghana Medical School, Director General of the Ghana Health Service and president of various associations including the Ghana Medical Association, the Commonwealth Medical Association, the Ghana Skin Foundation and the College Old Students Association.

He is also Chairman of the Executive Board of the African Population Health Research Centre, Executive Chairman of Ghana Healthcare Ltd, Chairman of Vitamilk Foundation and Executive Director of Healthy Ghana. He is a recipient of the second-highest award in Ghana, Companion of the Order of the Volta for Public and Medical Services (CV), and Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Science and the Ghana Medical Association.

Prof Akosa is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, the West African College of Physicians and the Ghana College of Physicians.
Emmanuel Mokobi Aryee
Mr Emmanuel Mokobi Aryee, Chief Executive Officer

Prior to the acquisition of Express Life Insurance Company by Prudential, Mr Emmanuel Mokobi Aryee was appointed as CEO of Express Life in August 2012. Before this, Emmanuel worked with Enterprise Life Insurance Company from 2002 to 2012. At Enterprise Life Insurance, he played a significant role in introducing the first bancassurance business in Ghana with Standard Chartered Bank and Barclays Bank, Ghana.

Emmanuel read Biochemistry at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana, and also holds an MBA from the University of Ghana Business School. He Chartered as an Insurer (ACII) from the Chartered Institute of Insurance, UK.
Matt lilley
Dr Matt Lilley

Matt is CEO Africa at Prudential plc, leading the building of Prudential’s business across the continent. He has been at Prudential for five years, and was previously Director of Strategy, responsible for strategic planning, business development and M&A across the Group. Matt previously worked at Boston Consulting Group and Lehman Brothers and has a BA in Maths and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University.
James Turner
Mr James Turner

Director of Group-wide Internal Audit at Prudential, James leads a team of 159 auditors based in 15 countries. He has overall responsibility for providing independent, reliable and objective assurance to the Board of Directors of Prudential, the Group Executive Committee and Group Audit Committee on the overall effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes across the Group; and for providing robust challenge to help Business Unit CEOs deliver the Group’s strategy effectively.

Before joining Prudential, James was the Deputy Head of Compliance for Barclays. For four years he also held a number of senior audit roles across the Barclays group, leading teams that covered UK, US, Western Europe, Africa and Asia geographies for Barclays retail and commercial banking activities.
Mr Kwasi Osei
Mr Kwasi Osei

Kwasi Osei is an actuary. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He holds an MBA in Finance and Actuarial Science from the University of Michigan Graduate School USA.

He has held senior management positions in a number of top insurance companies in the US, including Trans America Assurance Company, Travelers Insurance Company, Hartford Connecticut, and Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company Los Angeles.

Kwasi Osei is currently a Non-Executive Director of the African University College of Communication, Global Access Savings & Loans Company, Ebankese Venture Fund Limited, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Charity Foundation and General Assurance Company Limited. He has also been the Director General of Social Security & National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Executive Chairman and Chief Actuary of TRI-Star Financial Group and Non-Executive Director of the State Insurance Corporation.
Karen Akiwumi-Tanoh
Karen Akiwumi-Tanoh

Karen is a chartered accountant, an accomplished Banker with Audit, Consulting and Banking experience spanning over 3 decades.

She has practiced in several countries including Ghana, Togo, Sierra Leone, Angola, UK and the USA. Karen's career in Banking spans 22 years, the last at Managing Director level. She has been significantly responsible for the growth and establishment of Ecobank in Ghana, Sierra Leone and Angola.

Before that, she worked as a Consultant/Audit Manager of Jarvis Irving in New York, USA and for Coopers and Lybrand in Manchester, UK.

She is an alumnus of Achimota School, the University of Ghana and the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales (ICAEW). Her core competencies include Strategy Formulation, Corporate finance, Banking, Accounting & Auditing and Networking. Her interests include languages, literature, history, and education.