+233 244709726| + 233 246712456 info@agaschool.edu.gh

Board of Directors

The AGA School Board of Directors is the governing body of the school. There are currently 4 board members, a company secretary and the Executive Director in an ex officio capacity. The Board guides the school’s strategic direction and protects its mission. Critical functions of the Board include hiring, supporting, and evaluating the Executive Director, establishing the school’s mission and strategic plan, supporting the school’s development efforts, and safeguarding the school’s financial stability.

The Board’s purview is strategic, not operational (which is the responsibility of the Executive Director and his or her Administrative team). Specifically, the Board does not hire or terminate employees or establish policies for doing so. It does not make line-item budget determinations, including those on teaching salary; it does not establish academic scope and sequence of classes. Rather, the Board collaborates with the Executive Director to ensure that the school’s larger strategic goals are met, including accreditation, legal compliance and other requirements. The Board however approves all annual budgets. The AGA School Board meets 3-4 times a year, and follows a ‘centralized’ model due to its size.

Prof. Franklyn Achampong Manu


Prof. Franklyn Achampong Manu is the current Rector of GIMPA. He earned Ph.D. (Marketing and International Business) and MBA (Finance and International Business) degrees from New York University, School of Business Administration (Stern). His undergraduate degree was received at the University of Ghana, School of Administration, where he earned a B.Sc. (Administration) degree.

Prof. Manu has more than 20 years’ experience in consulting, training and education. He also has extensive capabilities in strategic planning as well as programme design and assessment in higher education. He has been heavily involved in designing and reviewing programmes to improve higher education in institutions such as Loyola College in Maryland, Morgan State University in Maryland, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in Ghana, Association of African Business Schools, Global Business School Network, International Academy of African Business and Development, and the Ghana Teaching and Learning Innovative Fund (TALIF) project. He has consulted for a variety of companies in the areas of strategic planning, marketing strategy development and corporate social responsibility.

Prof. Manu serves on the boards of Unilever Ghana, Association of African Business Schools and Bedrock Venture Capital Fund. He is the Chairman of the MTN Foundation, Ghana.

Prof. Manu’s research interests are in the areas of tourism marketing, social marketing, marketing strategy, marketing to minorities, and foreign direct investment in African countries. His work has been published in journals such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Global marketing, Journal of Euro Marketing, Journal of Global Business, Case Research Journal, Journal of African Business, and in many national and international conference proceedings. He is a native of Adansi Brofoyedur, in the Ashanti Region.

Mr. Eric Asubonteng

Mr. Eric Asubonteng

Board Member and SVP Africa Non-Operated Joint Ventures, AngloGold Ashanti Limited.

Eric joined AngloGold Ashanti (Obuasi Mine) in 2013. He is currently the Senior Vice President, Non-Operated Joint Ventures of AngloGold Ashanti Limited. Prior to this role, he was the Managing Director of AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited. Eric has over 17 years’ experience in leadership and management roles including as Finance and Business Improvement Manager at Gold Field’s Agnew Mine in Western Australia, and as Acting Finance Manager at Gold Fields’ Tarkwa Mine in Ghana. Before his appointment as Managing Director, he held roles as Senior Manager Finance, and Head of Operations and Corporate Affairs with responsibility for the operations on site, as well as managing the reputation of the company in-country.

Eric is the immediate past President of the Ghana Chamber of Mines. A Chartered Accountant by profession (Fellow, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK), Eric holds a first degree from the University of Ghana Business School, an MBA from the Manchester Business School, and a Graduate Certificate in Mining Engineering from the University of New South Wales (Australia).

Mr. Anis Haffer

Author, Columnist, Adjunct Lecturer, Teacher, and a Trainer of Teachers, Anis Haffar is committed to preparing a new generation of students and teachers for national and international leadership.

Columnist: His columns, Education Matters with Anis Haffar, appears on Mondays in the Daily Graphic (Ghana), and in Business World Magazine (Ghana), under the banner, LEADERS – HUMAN CAPITAL.

He’s the author of the book “LEADERSHIP: Reflections on Some Movers, Shakers and Thinkers” which he used to teach Leadership Seminars at Ashesi University (2010 – 2011). His second book “MFANTSIPIM: The Makers of a Great School” was launched as a Fund Raising event for his alma mater at the Kofi Annan ICT Centre of Excellence, Accra. He is working on his next book titled, “Transforming Education for Quality Leadership and Prosperity” which is a must read for all teachers, parents, policy makers, and governments.

Mr Haffar started off professionally in the United States with the Los Angeles Unified School District where, for 10 years (1984 – 1994), he taught English Language, English Literature, and Communication Skills. Additionally, he coordinated a Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) program introduced by the State of California. He also taught English as Second Language (ESL) with the Dibble Adult School, La Puente, California.

In Ghana, he founded the GATE Institute in 1996 to update administrators and teachers in current trends in Education, especially in Critical Thinking for Effective Learning, ICT applications in Schemes of Work / Weekly Forecasts, Instructional Strategies, and Teaching and Learning Materials in public and private schools. He has designed and conducted numerous workshops and Teacher Education seminars in Instructional Strategies for Effective Teaching and Learning in schools across the regions, from Greater Accra to the Mamprusi District in Northern Ghana; and for the Accra Metropolitan Assembly’s 7 sub-metros. Participants in the Workshops for private schools include: Alpha Beta Christian College; 2. St. Martin De Porres; 3. Ave Maria; 4. Rect Academy; 5. North Ridge Lyceum; 6. Crown Prince Academy; 7. Faith Montessori, 8. Morning Star, 9. Jack & Jill, 10. John Teye Memorial Institute, 11. D & D Academy; 12. Ridge School.

He taught Leadership Seminars at Ashesi University College, and Literature in English (Cambridge International Examination, CIE) at Alpha Beta Christian College, Accra. He has been a resource person on various radio stations including: Citi Fm, Joy Fm, Vibe Fm, Radio Gold, Sunny Fm, Starr Fm, etc on topics on Education: Ghana Youth Policy and Youth Empowerment; Educational Institutions in Ghana; BECE Examination Results; 2009 Presidential Debates, etc.

He has appeared on TV Africa, GTV, Metro TV, ETV, TV3, Digital TV, and Joy TV for various discussions and interviews on Education Reforms. He was on Monday mornings on ATV “Anopa Bosuo” for a Twi program on Education, and on Wednesday mornings on Quality Education on XYZ radio 93.1 fm.

Mr. Emmanuel Baidoo

Emmanuel Baidoo, Senior Manager Community Relations, Africa, AngloGold Ashanti

Mr. Emmanuel Baidoo is the head of Community Relations for the African Business Unit at AngloGold Ashanti. He is a seasoned sustainable development practitioner with over 20 years’ experience in the extractive and the development sectors in and outside Ghana. A member of the global sustainability leadership of AngloGold Ashanti, Mr Baidoo was, until his current role, the Senior Manager Sustainability for the Obuasi Mine and previously the Senior Manager Sustainability for AngloGold Ashanti’s operations in Tarkwa and in Guinea.   He had earlier worked with USAID/EDC and Christian Aid in programme management, and as a part time lecturer at the City of London Business College and the London College of Management Studies. He currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, and a Board Member of the AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi Community Trust Fund. Mr Baidoo has MBA from University of Leicester, MSc in Development and Planning from University College London, and BSc in Agriculture from University of Cape Coast.

Mr. Edmund Oduro Agyei

The newly appointed AGA community Relation Manager Edmund Oduro Agyei is a results-oriented professional with sixteen years of experience in Sustainable development and stakeholder
relations within the mining industry. He holds a Master of Science in Development Management and a Master of Business Administration from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), coupled with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Organizational Development
from the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA). He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Ghana, a Certificate in Project Management from the Institute of Statistics, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Administration and
Management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
Edmund’s career journey commenced at AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi Mine, where he began as a National Service person in the role of Communications Officer. His dedication, expertise, and innate leadership
qualities propelled him through various pivotal roles within the Sustainability Department. His tenure saw him ascend from the position of Community and Social Development Officer to Senior Community Relations Officer, and eventually to the esteemed role of Stakeholder and Land Management Superintendent. He now holds the front as the Manager in charge of the Sustainability Department of AngloGold Ashanti, Obuasi Mine. Edmund Oduro Agyei has gained valuable international exposure in his career, having contributed to AngloGold Ashanti Geita Gold Mine, Tanzania, and positively impacting
communities beyond Ghana. His depth of knowledge extends to encompassing social compliance policies and standards, including the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Gold Council (WGC), Ghana Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative
(GHEITI), and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR). Furthermore, his
understanding of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) principles is truly commendable.
Edmund’s contributions to AngloGold Ashanti are noteworthy, notably his pivotal involvement in
developing and successfully executing the 3-year Social Management Plan, which facilitated
impactful community interventions within the mine’s operational footprint. Additionally, his instrumental role in shaping and implementing the ongoing 10-year Socio-Economic Development Plan underscores his strategic foresight and commitment to sustainable progress. Moreover, Edmund’s adept management of relationships with internal and external stakeholders has been instrumental in ensuring the harmonious coexistence of AngloGold Ashanti, Obuasi Mine, within its host communities. His ability to navigate complex stakeholder dynamics and foster mutually beneficial partnerships has been pivotal in sustaining positive community relations.
Edmund Oduro Agyei is a forward-thinking leader, adept at driving sustainable development initiatives, fostering stakeholder engagement, and ensuring the ethical and responsible operations of mining entities His multifaceted expertise, coupled with his passion for sustainable development, positions him as a valuable asset and a catalyst for positive change within the mining industry. Edmund believes sustainability should be an integral part of the business to help create an enduring world.