Maureen was born in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada where she and her family lived until she was 11 years old. She has a love for animals and grew up having many pets such as birds and dogs. During her free time, she enjoys a variety of activities such as playing volleyball, horseback-riding, and enjoying the outdoors (hiking and camping) Maureen is always happy to try new things and enjoys making spontaneous plans. When she is at home, she loves to cook different cuisines, but savory Japanese food is her favourite to make.
Francis was part of the third cohort of the MBC Fellowship Program where he acquired skills in business development to support early stage businesses. He later joined MBC Africa as a Fellowship coordinator intern before his appointment as the Operations Assistant.
Francis is a hardworking and result oriented individual. He is rarely satisfied with the status quo of things; he is always striving to improve current systems and quickly adapts to tasks and changing situations.
Prior to joining MBC Africa, he worked in the banking sector as a client relationship officer and also holds a degree in Information Studies from the University of Ghana.
Imran Ismaila Salisu is a graduate of Central University and holds a degree in BSc Economic. Still a part of the MBC Fellowship program 2017, he supports the Finance team at MBC Africa; assisting in all cash flows of the organization.
Stephanie holds a degree in Human Resource Management and Management Sustainable Development. She is the Project Officer and coordinates all the activities in the Cote d’Ivoire office in terms of logistics supply, communications and administration.
advice and suggestions to develop and implement MBC Africa’s activities in Ivory Coast.
Adwoa Agyemang has over 15 years experience in communications, media, business development and events across various sectors. As a social entrepreneur, she founded the Ghanaian Londoners Network (GLN) in February 2012, a social enterprise, focussed on unlocking the potential of individuals through enterprise education & networking for community development.
As part of the programmes for GLN, Adwoa launched the Young Entrepreneurs Program (YEP), which impacted the lives of over 500 young people with entrepreneurial and employability skills in both the UK and Ghana.
Prior to setting up GLN, Adwoa worked in the media Industry in the UK, producing and presenting TV programmes with focus on African History and African Independence celebrations and its significant to our modern times.
As a business development consultant with World Vision Ghana, Adwoa was responsible for business acquisition as well as a project managing the Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) operations.
Yannick is a proud graduate from the MBC Africa’s Young Fellowship Program (YFP). He holds a Master’s Degree in Audit, Control and Accounting from the Ivorian Business Union School.
He currently works as the Finance Associate at MBC’s Cote d’Ivoire office where he helps prepare and monitor budget, make reports and execute daily financial transactions.
and implementing the MBC Academy Program in West Africa, which
includes both the Accelerator Program and the Young Fellowship
assistance and business coaching to multiple small, growing
planning, enhancing and delivering training solutions designed to
support SGBs identify gaps, execute customized actions plan and work
collaboratively to build their capacity.
Leeds in Toronto as a Fund Analyst where he developed and strengthened
his skills in Financial Reporting & Analysis and Portfolio Valuation.
first in France where he attended a Prep School in Economics, and then
in Canada where he completed his BBA at HEC Montreal Business School.
to contribute to the Africa Rising narrative.
literature, basketball, cooking, and travelling.
Godfred holds a B.A. Publishing Studies from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Specialized in Design and Illustration, he has grown in the industry with his unique writing abilities, content management, social media management and marketing having worked with Multiple Concepts, Unicorn Group, Lancaster University Ghana and Wolny Duch International.
Ténemba Anna Samaké has 19 years of experience in business development and SME financing (Bank, Microfinance and impact investment) in West Africa. Ténemba believes that rural entrepreneurship is the solution in creating jobs for African youth, reduce food insecurity and alleviate poverty on the continent.
She has developed an extensive network of partners that support Micros, Small and Medium Enterprises in accessing to financing, through product development, funding schemes and network building. Ténemba is pioneer in angel investment in Mali and Ghana as she contributed in the creation of two angel investors’ club in Mali and an all ladies angel network in Ghana (Africa Lady Angels).
Ténemba is since August 2012 Lundin Foundation’s Portfolio Manager for West and Central Africa. The Lundin Foundation is Lundin Foundation (LF) is the philanthropic arm of the Lundin Group of Companies and was founded in 2005 by the Lundin family with a view to contributing toward improvements in the lives of Africa’s most impoverished and vulnerable populations. Through a mixture of grants and impact investments, LF supports innovative, high-impact initiatives that enable sustainable agricultural livelihoods and support SME development across sub-Saharan Africa. Anna Manages Foundation’s equity, debt and grant portfolio in 8 countries (2 sub-regions).
She coordinates MBC program since October 2015. Mobile Business Clinic (MBC) is an affordable and convenient management training program for CEOs and managers in small medium sized agribusinesses across Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. MBC provides practical management training, access to local business leaders, business networks, finance and other essential tools necessary to business growth. MBC is a joint venture of Canadian Development Agency (Global Affairs Canada), Engineers without Borders Canada and Lundin Foundation.
Ténemba Anna Samaké holds a MBA from Quebec University in Montreal and has a Master’s Degree in Private Law from National Administration School, Mali. She is candidate for a Doctorate in Business Administration.
Ténemba speaks fluently French and English and understands Spanish.
Eric is an Author, an investor and entrepreneur. He is a business author with focus on entrepreneurship and investment, some of his books includes ‘’Principles of Successful Entrepreneurs’’ which was given a special mention in the JCI member achievers newsletter in South Africa.’’ Investing through Crisis in Africa’’ with foreword by Dr. Amichia Biley former West Africa regional director of the German Investment Bank DEG. Migration &amp;amp;amp; Entrepreneurship and the newly ‘’Doing Business in Ghana’’
He also worked with German International Cooperation; Market Oriented Agricultural Programme (GIZ -MOAP), where he supported the Value chain financing component of the programme linking farmer based organizations to rural banks within the five programme regions of Ghana i.e. Accra, Cape Coast, Tamale, Ho and Sunyani
Eric worked with the Diaspora Business Centre (DBC) a migrant organization which connect and support return migrants with the necessary business and entrepreneurial skills and link them up with the relevant government institutions like the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, the Diaspora Bureau Affairs under the ministry of foreign affairs and other business development servicers bodies who have the desire of setting up a business enterprises upon their return to Ghana.
Eric has a background in Marketing and social entrepreneurship. He co-founded the African German Youth Dialogue in partnership with the Goethe Institute, Accra which later rebranded ‘Language Meets Culture’ which brought Ghanaian and German counterparts together on one platform to discuss issues of mutual interest. He is an alumina of the Young Expert Programme (YEP), a partnership programme between the Netherlands Water Partnership and the Dutch Foreign Ministry.
Mrs. Dorcas Borley Ablorh Mensah is currently the finance officer for MBC Africa. She served as an Accounts Officer/ Customer Care officer at Adra Ghana Microfinance and was involved in the implementation of general accounting policies and guidelines as well as creating cordial relationship with the clients.
Dorcas obtained her first degree B.Sc. Accounting option from the University of Professional Studies, Accra, Ghana (2008 – 2012) and holds a Diploma in Business studies (DBS) from the University of Professional Studies, Accra.
She is currently pursuing distance study in MBA International Business from Amity University coordinated by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
She is the Project Assistant for MBC Africa and brings on board exceptional administrative assistance and support to the whole Team. Ophelia also acts as Executive Secretary for MBC Club.
Ophelia is a graduate from MBC Africa’s Young Fellowship Program (YFP) and she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrated Business Studies from University for Development Studies.