Akua Aboabea Aboah

Managing Director

Managing Director

Akua Aboabea Aboah, currently leading the Sambus group of companies, joined the then – Sambus Company Limited as the Managing Director, which later split to form Sambus Geospatial Limited and Sambus Company Limited, after the passing of her father (Mr. Samuel Kenneth Aboah, founder of Sambus) in 2013. Akua, upon taking up this role at a young age has maintained and grown the footprints of Sambus Geospatial to a fully-fledged office in Nigeria with all staff being Nigerian and the same in Ghana, to make up a staff bouquet of over 50 persons. She has stayed optimistic about the role of GIS in accelerating the growth of the Sustainable development goals and has campaigned to various African governments on the need for GIS digitization for better decision-making in governance and policy-making. In addition, Akua who is known for her values of loyalty, honesty, respect, commitment, innovation, and fairness, strongly believes in helping people and continues to support campaigns that assist small-scale women traders, personal hygiene for younger girls, and numerous other initiatives for women, widows, mothers, younger children, and the youth. As the first daughter of a visionary, she witnessed firsthand the importance of helping others and this has resonated with her in all her endeavors.

Akua understands that there is no single approach that works for employees, business partners, and all other stakeholders, especially as she grows and sustains Sambus. Thus, she continues to educate herself through various short courses at the University of Cambridge, UK, and Harvard University, the USA on leadership, communication, corporate governance, negotiation, resilience, critical and strategic thinking, problem-solving, and organization, to be able to provide the needed innovative transformational leadership that works to manage the challenges of today’s complex business environment. The goal is to maintain the great Sambus vision, the great employees, and the great financial management that can withstand the test of time. She received her undergraduate education in Law (LLB) at the Kwame Nkrumah of Science and Technology in Ghana and a master’s degree in Law (LLM) from the University of Birmingham in the UK. Akua lives with her family in Ghana.

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Britta Okerchiri

Chief Manager

Chief Manager – Finance & Operations

Quadri Adebayo

Chief Manager - Technical

Chief Manager – Technical

Adebayo is an Esri Certified Geospatial Analyst with several years of hands-on and research experience using geospatial tools and techniques. He has an academic background in Remote sensing and Geographic Information systems. Currently, He serves as the Chief Manager (Technical) for Sambus Geospatial Limited overseeing the affairs of the technical team across all Sambus operating countries in the West Africa sub-region. Prior to assuming the role of Chief Manager in 2021, he functioned as the Technical team lead for Sambus Geospatial Nigeria, rendering professional services and technical support for Esri, L3Harris, and Trimble Geospatial products. He aspires to use Geospatial knowledge, tools, and technologies to solve pressing Environmental and Earth challenges and assist in making informed decisions that impact environmental change and management.

Barrister Olumide Olujinmi

Legal Advisor

Legal Advisor

Barrister Olumide Olujinmi is the Company Legal Advisor for Sambus Geospatial Limited. He is an LL.B (Hons) graduate of the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, holds a B.L. qualification from the Nigerian Law School obtained in 2004, and trained at Said Business School, the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. He is also certified by Euromoney Legal Training for commercial legal practice.

An expert in litigation, project finance, energy, and information technology law; he has successfully handled several multimillion-dollar cases, agreements, procurements, and resolutions in diverse areas of specialization including the Power, Oil & Gas sectors with a high degree of success. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and has delivered papers at several public fora. He is presently the Head of Chambers and a partner at OLUJINMI & AKEREDOLU, legal practitioners.

Dr. Prince Aning

Strategy Advisor

Strategy Advisor

Dr. Aning is an academic, consultant, and serial entrepreneur. He also works with Sambus Geospatial Limited in the capacity of a Strategy Advisor. Dr. Aning is the Managing Partner of Edip Consulting Group, a management consulting firm that specializes in advising SMEs operating in African markets. At Edip, Dr. Aning spearheads the advisory work on strategy, operations and management structuring, business modeling, innovation, and capacity building.

As an academic, Dr. Aning works as a strategy and entrepreneurship lecturer at Ashesi University, in Ghana. His academic research efforts center around SMEs, strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Dr. Aning also runs a freight forwarding and logistics firm that specializes in providing complete freight and logistics solutions to Ghanaian companies.

Alfonso Rubio

Business Advisor

Business Advisor

Alfonso Rubio Barroso, with over 30 years of experience in the geospatial industry and corporate environment currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for Esri Spain. With several years of Board leadership experience, he also plays a crucial and supporting role to Sambus Geospatial Limited as a Business Advisor where he provides advice and direction to corporate decision-making and offers insight to running a geospatial business profitably.

Alfonso comes with the following qualifications – Civil Engineer, Madrid Polytechnical, 1977 an Executive MBA from the IE Business School in Spain in1989, has specialties in IT Management and Business Assessment in IT and serving as Secretary for AMETIC, the Spanish association of IT companies.