Emmanuel B. Mahama

Position: Former CEO
Vanguard Assurance Co. Ltd.
Categories: Speakers

Mr Baba Mahama is a Chartered Accountant (Ghana) and a Chartered Insurer (London). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Manchester Business School.

He cut his insurance teeth in 1993 as the Financial Controller of Vanguard Assurance Company Limited, from which position he rose to become the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and subsequently the President of the Ghana Insurers Association.

Mahama has considerable boardroom exposure spanning commercial industries and the Not-for-Profit Sector. He has been a member of the Board of the National Insurance Commission for eight years, a one-time Chair of the state-owned Graphic Communications Group and the first Board Chair of World Vision Ghana.

He has carried out governance peer reviews for World Vision International in Zambia, Tanzania, South Africa, Ireland, Germany, Malaysia, England and Hong Kong, and Malawi.

Mahama is the author of the well-received book ‘Unretirement: How to Manage the Third Phase of Your Life’. He is a seasoned speaker across the circuit of corporate boardrooms, tertiary institutions, churches, and para-church organisations.

Mahama is the current National President of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International Ghana.

He is married to Janet Mahama, and they are blessed with three children.