A management team is in place to kick-start the project. This is made up of the CEO, as well as Directors for Finance and Administration, Marketing, Production, R&D and Quality Control. Generally, the team will be responsible for the smooth and profitable operations of GEGL.
BRIEF PROFILES OF MANAGEMENT TEAM.
SYED SHAHID HASSAN
Syed Shahid Hassan, the CEO, obtained his graduate degree from University of Illinois in Chicago, United States and later worked for Lassalle Bank and Motorolla Company as a marketing manager. In 1996 he started his own fashion retail business. He owns and chairs many other businesses in Chicago and beyond. Additionally he serves as a CEO of Gateway Global Sourcing and Global Investments both of which are based in Ghana. He brings his rich seven years’ experience to this challenging position.
DR. WALTER AFFO
Dr. Walter Affo is a Ghanaian and organic chemist with research in the areas of synthesis, chemical biology, asymmetry and catalysis. He holds a BSc in Chemistry with first class honours from the University of Ghana. He received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Nottingham (2003), UK under the direction of Gerry Pattenden with added post-doctoral training in the laboratories of Roderich Sussmuth (Technical University of Berlin, Germany), Michael Pirrung (UC Riverside, USA) and Koichiro Oshima (Kyoto University, Japan). He worked as a lecturer with the University of Ghana where he specialized in the research and development of plant extracts over a period of six years. He has developed many advanced extraction techniques and has written many publications in science journals. He currently devotes significant time to research activities related to medicinal plants, miracle berries and the natural sweetener, brazzein. He will be responsible for Research and Development.
Mojassam Faiz works as an operational manager of Green Extract Processing Company Limited with over 25 Years of Functional and Project based experience in European, Canadian, and US Pharmaceutical companies, augmented with strong skills in initiatives management with a strong reputation of swift execution and thorough planning to get the job done.
MIRZA NADEEM BAIG
Mirza Nadeem Baig brings about 25 + years of diversified international experience in the field of “Business, Investments & Portfolio Management” with some of the largest Fortune 500 financial and multinational institutions and Family Offices including; Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse First Boston, Credit Agricole Indosuez, British American Tobacco, etc. For the last 20 years, Mr.Baig is serving at the Board /MD / CEO / Senior Executive levels and will be working as the Chief Finance Officer
MARCO YU GUOHUAN – DIRECTOR
As a Canadian business entrepreneur and venture capitalist with a strong Chinese background, Mr. Yu is able to see things from the angles of both worlds, thanks to his passion for international business development and his close links to the new-generation Chinese investors.
Familiar with the complexity of international trade rules and global logistics, Mr. Yu’s abilities to think beyond the box will always lead to clear and easy solutions. Mr. Yu strongly believes that innovation is crucial to the success of any international business, including those well-known established household names. Mr. Yu is committed to finding innovative ways to improve relationships with government agencies, grow overseas markets for homegrown products, and build a strong international team to meet these increasingly global challenges.
Mr. Yu holds an MBA degree in Finance at McGill University in Canada as well as BA degree in English at Shanghai International Studies University.
Liu Xia, is a Mining and Energy Investment consultant with over 30 years experience. He is linked to Chinese business investors promoting foreign direct investment in Africa. He has brokered a number exploration and mining projects in Ghana, including, Sian Goldfields Ltd (Ghana) and Akroma Gold Limited. As a mining expert, he has worked with a number of first class Geological Teams in China as Manager for their overseas investments. At Shaanxi Bureau of Geology, P R China, he was involved in Gold, Lead, Zinc, Copper prospecting, as well as the Qingtonggou Mercury and Stibium Projects. In the field of Energy, he facilitated an injection of investment worth over $300 Million into Ghana’s economy. He is the Vice Chairman of BXC Ghana Limited; currently operating in Ghana with an investment portfolio of over $500 million. Mr Liu brings to bear his vast connections and network to the Chinese investor forum.
Anis Kassim is a well-known entrepreneur who owns and runs a number of business in Chicago. He brings to this project his enormous experience of business startups and successful growth.
Ebenezer Kortorshie is an IT professional who has over the years developed results-driven applications in information technology. He has been a lead in directing IT projects from inception to execution, strategically allocating resources and delegating tasks to achieve on-time, on-budget delivery. He will be responsible for IT Administration and Operations in Green Extract Processing Company Ghana Limited.
JACOB WILSON PRAH
Jacob Wilson Prah, a gold award winner in the export of botanical products, has worked for over 20 years with multinational companies like Linnea and Keden in Germany till date. These companies are among the leading processors of medicinal plants worldwide.