Unilever appoints two women directors

Unilever Ghana Limited has announced the appointment of two new women directors in line with regulatory requirements.

Mrs Angela Peasah has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company effective 9th February 2017. She is a chartered accountant by profession and was admitted into the membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) in 1995.

Angela has extensive experience in auditing, financial reviews and monitoring of varied organizations in Ghana. She has managed many audit jobs including World Bank and ADF funded projects, mining, insurance and commercial organizations.

Mrs Gladys Amoah has also been appointed as a Director of the company, in charge of Customer Development in Ghana, effective 1st November 2016. Gladys has 17 years’ experience in FMCG and has held roles in both Customer and Marketing. She has also got experience in Foods, Out of Home (restaurant markets), Personal Care and more recently Homecare.

Gladys has both South African experience as well as the rest of Africa experience in a marketing capacity. She joined Unilever in 2012 and has been the Customer Marketing Director for Hygiene in South African and was then asked to take on the full Personal Care portfolio as Customer Marketing Director.

“Unilever Ghana welcomes them to the Business and looks forward to benefitting from the wealth of knowledge and experience they bring on-board to support its growth agenda,” a statement from the company said.

Profile of Mrs Angela Peasah

Mrs Angela Peasah is a chartered accountant by profession and was admitted into the membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) in 1995. She holds an Executive MBA from the University of Ghana Business School, University of Ghana, Legon. She is also a product of the Institute of Professional Studies (IPS) and St Roses Secondary School.

She trained with Coopers & Lybrand from 1991 and was an Audit Manager in its successor firm PricewaterhouseCoopers until 2000. From year 2000 to 2005, Mrs. Peasah worked with Saltpond Offshore Producing Company Limited, an indigenous upstream oil company as Financial Controller. She went on to work with WaterAid, an International NGO, from 2005 till 2010 as the Head of Finance and Administration.

She is currently the Director of Public Accounts at the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD).

Angela has extensive experience in auditing, financial reviews and monitoring of varied organizations in Ghana. She has managed many audit jobs including World Bank and ADF funded projects, mining, insurance and commercial organizations. She has set up computerized accounting and management systems and has had responsibility for managing all financial matters of companies, including budgeting and monitoring of budgets, payroll management, tax planning & management. She also has experience in strategic and financial management which includes development, implementation and monitoring of strategic and operational plans and development and monitoring of budgets. Her work at CAGD has exposed her to Public Sector Financial Management where she is participating in on-going reforms.

Angela approaches her work with professionalism and integrity, and has consistently demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Mrs. Peasah who is a Past President of The Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) was on the Institute’s Council from 2002-2014 and served in various capacities including Chairman of Admissions Committee. She was also a Council Member Association of Accountancy Bodies of West Africa (ABWA) and Member Body Representative of Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA).

She serves on a number of Boards including Internal Audit Agency and University of Professional Studies Accra.

Angela is married to Antwi Kofi Peasah with whom she has three children, Kwaku, Sandra and Priscilla.

Profile of Mrs Gladys Amoah

Gladys Amoah has been appointed Customer Development Director, Ghana effective 1st November 2016. Gladys has 17 years’ experience in FMCG and has held roles in both Customer and Marketing. She has also got experience in Foods, Out of Home (restaurant markets), Personal Care and more recently Homecare. She has both South African experience as well as the rest of Africa experience albeit in a marketing capacity. She joined Unilever in 2012 and has been the Customer Marketing Director for Hygiene in South African and was then asked to take on the full Personal Care portfolio as Customer Marketing Director. Her last role before joining the Ghanaian business was as Customer Marketing Director for homecare. One of Gladys passions is developing leaders of the future and is looking forward to new experiences and challenges and working together with the team on her next chapter.

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