Board of Directors

Kojo Aduhene – Chairman & CEO

Kojo Aduhene is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LMI Holdings with 27 years’ post qualification experience in the construction industry. He holds a B.Sc. Degree in Civil Engineering from Leeds University. After his University education, he worked on a number of prestigious projects in the UK, including the Channel Tunnel, which links mainland UK to continental Europe and the Docklands, a hugely successful urban rejuvenation development.

He returned to Ghana in 1992 to set up his own company, John Murphy Construction, which has developed into what can arguably be described as one of the largest Civil Engineering, Property and Utility Conglomerates in Ghana- LMI Holdings.

His passion is teaching and his driving ambition is to make AFRICA RISING a reality

Ernest Owusu Afari – Executive Director

Mr Owusu-Afari who joined the Board of LMI Holdings in 2008, brings extensive management experience and a keen analytical mind to bear on strategic decision making within LMI Holdings and its subsidiaries. In particular, Mr Owusu-Afari is tasked with oversight responsibility for the rapidly growing energy sector activities of LMI Holdings.

Ernest Owusu-Afari is CEO of EOA Group of Companies with subsidiaries in Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire and Nigeria. The Group’s subsidiaries are active in the real estate, agricultural, hospitality and IT sectors across the West Africa sub-region. He also serves as a Director of Asubonteng Rural Bank Ltd.

Mr Owusu-Afari holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Leicester, UK.

Francis Osei Badu – Executive Director

Mr. Francis Osei-Badu is the Chief Operations Officer of LMI Holdings. He is a Fellow Chartered Management Account (FMCA) and has an MBA in Finance.

He has 22years post qualification experience and has held positions as Group Accountant for City Securities Ltd (London). He was the Head of Finance UK and Europe for DAMAC Properties and Investments Co. Dubai. At both UK organizations, he prepared and reviewed for board meetings with commentary, quarterly management accounts and implementation of Oracle for the UK Offices. He also prepared and reviewed Financial Statements for Audit and filling for both companies’ House and Inland Revenue before deadlines.

Francis Osei-Badu joined LMI Holdings in 2010 as the Finance Director and is currently the Chief Operations Officer for LMI Holdings.

Albert Essien – Non Executive Director

Mr Albert Essien is a retired banker and the former Chief Executive Officer of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) where he spent 25 years rising through the ranks to become Group CEO in March 2014.

Prior to becoming Group CEO, Mr Essien served as Deputy CEO and Executive Director for Corporate and Investment Banking for 2 years. Mr Essien had previously led ETIs operations in Anglophone West Africa (excluding Nigeria), Eastern and Southern Africa. He is widely credited with the growth of the Ecobank brand in these markets.

Mr Essien started his banking career in 1986 with the National Investment Bank (NIB) in Accra, Ghana and joined the Corporate Banking Department of Ecobank Ghana in 1990.

Albert Essien holds a degree in Economics from the University of Ghana and is an alumnus of the Executive Development Programme of INSEAD (France/Singapore). He is also an honorary fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Ghana. Mr. Essien joined the LMI Board in May 2012

Justice Kusi-Minkah Premo – Non Executive Director

Mr. Justice Kusi-Minkah Premo is a lawyer by profession and is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Minkah-Premo & Co. (Legal Practitioners). He was called to the Ghana Bar in April 1984 and is a member of the Ghana Bar Association.

He has previously served as the Former Vice President of the Ashanti Region branch of the Ghana Bar Association, the Former National Vice President of the Ghana Bar Association, the Former member of the General Legal Council (Body responsible for training, certification and discipline of lawyers in Ghana), the Former member of the Advisory Board of Ministry of Justice and Attorney General’s Dept and as a Former Senior Lecturer of the Ghana School of Law.

Currently he is serving on the boards of Minkah Premo & Co, UT Holdings Ltd., UT Life Ltd. and the Ghana Police Council.

He holds an LLB (1981) from the University of Ghana, a BL (1984) from the Ghana School of Law and an LLM (2005) from the University of Ghana.

Mr. Justice Kusi-Minkah Premo joined the LMI Board on 1st January, 2016.