Akua Aboabea AboahManaging 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.
Britta Momo OkerchiriChief Manager - Finance, Operations, HR & Legal
Chief Manager – Finance, Operations, HR & Legal
Britta Momo Okerchiri, is currently the Chief Manager For Finance, Operations HR & Legal at the Sambus corporate office, with over 11 years of experience in Finance and Accounting. She has demonstrated proficiency in Finance and Inventory Accounting in the IT and Hospitality industry. Prior to assuming the role in 2021, She functioned as the Finance and Operation Team Lead for the Ghana office, rendering finance, operation and Human resource services to the country office. Britta has a Master’s Degree in Finance ( MBA Finance )from Coventry University, UK, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting ( BSc Accounting). She aspires to be a Certified Auditor and Business Analyst to assist in making the best business financial decisions.
Quadri AdebayoChief 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.
Joy ImanyiChief Manager - Sales & Business Development
Chief Manager – Sales & Business Development
Joy Imanyi is the Chief Manager in charge of Sales and Business Development for Sambus Geospatial. She is a seasoned IT professional with over 20 years of experience in providing a wide range of IT-related services in the Telecommunications, Logistics, Technology, Media, and Enterprise sectors in Nigeria. She has demonstrated proficiency in the management and administration of networks and database systems, including the support of generic and specialized business applications. Her career growth is motivated by a focused and holistic approach to improving business value and performance through the strategic use of technology. Joy Imanyi has a master’s degree in Information Technology (M. tech.) from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science B.sc. (Hons) from the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Her professional training includes Cisco Certified Network Associate, Cisco Network Academy Program, Concord Learning Center, UNDP, Ikoyi – Lagos, Leadership and Entrepreneurial Training – Joseph Consulting, CBN (Central Bank of Nigeria) SME Training Certification – Gogetit, among others. Joy is an associate member of the Nigerian Institute of Management – NIM.
Barrister Olumide OlujinmiLegal 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 AningStrategy 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 RubioBusiness 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.
Yvonne Wiredu-AkpabliHR Consultant
Yvonne Wiredu-Akpabli is a seasoned HR professional with over 12 years of expertise in managing diverse human resources functions. Her skills encompass performance management, employment law, recruitment, benefits, training, and compliance. She has successfully handled HR responsibilities across a wide range of sectors, including public organizations, NGOs, telecommunications, finance, shipping, SMEs, and multinational corporations.
Yvonne holds an MBA in Human Resource Management and an LLB from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). She also possesses a BA in English and French from the University of Cape Coast. Her global HR certification (SPHRi) in 2017 and recognition as one of Ghana’s top 40 HR Practitioners by HR Focus further underscore her expertise. Yvonne is an active member of HR forums such as SHRM, ACHR, and CIHRM in Ghana. Additionally, she serves as a facilitator for HR courses at the HR Certification Center and the Chartered Institute of Human Resource Managers (CIHRM) in Ghana.
Joycelyn Mends-AinooHR Consultant
Joycelyn Mends-Ainoo is a highly experienced HR professional with a strong focus on driving organizational growth through effective interventions. With over 15 years of combined expertise in Recruitment, Training, and Organizational Development, she has a proven track record of sourcing valuable talent for clients and successfully restructuring HR processes.
As a Human Capital Consultant and Organizational Development Facilitator, Joycelyn has led the implementation of performance management system changes and partnered with organizations like the Food & Drugs Authority on performance management framework enhancements. She has also played a pivotal role in nationwide training programs and the development of HR strategies, fostering positive organizational cultures, redesigning structures for growth, and building high-performing teams. Additionally, Joycelyn has addressed staffing needs through tailored job descriptions and specifications. Her dedication to excellence drives her commitment to facilitating positive organizational change.