Board of Directors

The Directors of Nexto Pharmaceuticals is currently comprised of seven individuals:

  • One (1) Non-Executive Chairman
  • One (1) Executive Director
  • Five (5) Non-Executive Directors

The Board of Directors is mainly responsible for the governance, policy and strategic direction of the Company. The board can be expanded to new members if the Company decides to complete other equity fundraisings and to welcome new investors in order to support the Company’s growth.

A profile of the different board members is provided below:

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Effective September 2016, Nexto Pharmaceutical constituted its new board with the sole responsibility of:

  • Supervising, retaining, evaluating and compensating the CEO
  • Assisting the CEO with the recruitment of key strategic and senior management personnel
  • Regularly assessing the overall direction and strategy of the business
  • Establishing a policy-based governance system, i.e. to develop policies to guide its own actions and the actions of the CEO
  • Protecting the Company’s assets and board members’ investment, including the Company’s plants, equipment, facilities and human capital;
  • Monitoring and controlling the Company’s operations; this includes supervising the auditing process and hiring the auditor.

The board, currently counts seven members and can be expanded to new members if the Company decides to complete other equity fundraisings and welcome new investors in order to support the Company’s growth.

Dr. Padi Roland Ayertey (Board Chairman)

Dr. Ayertey has been an obstetrician and gynecologist at Resolve Medical Services since 2009, with a specialty in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr Ayertey has a twenty-year experience in obstetrics and gynecology gathered at prominent institutions such as Ghana Health Service, Tema General Hospital or Korle Bu.

Dr. Ayertey holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Ghana Medical School, along with several certificates in surgery

Mr. Emmanuel Darko (Executive Director)

Emmanuel Darko founded Nexto Pharmaceuticals in 2011, after an extensive experience in the medical devices distribution industry as a Sales and Marketing Manager. 

At his previous companies Surgmed Ghana Limited and Ike Chris Medical Suppliers, Emmanuel advised the CEO on the products the company should import along with the prospecting of new clients and the building of the brand. Emmanuel Darko holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Marketing from the University of Management Studies (UCOMS) Ghana, along with a diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Mr. George Onyeaka (Executive Director)

Coming soon…

Mrs. Carole Ramella (Non-Executive Director)​

Carole Ramella is the founder and current Managing Director of GFA Consulting Ltd, a corporate finance boutique based in Ghana and specialized in fundraising advisory for businesses that operate in West and Central Africa. After a first experience with Paribas and Arthur Andersen, Carole joined Gras Savoye, an insurance brokerage company, to develop the M&A practice for private equity and industrial investors. 

In this role Carole contributed to establishing this practice as one of the major players in France. She then joined Duff  Phelps, one of the world’s leading independent valuation and MA firms, and helped increasing the brand’s awareness in France. 

In early 2011, Carole returned to Africa and founded GFA Consulting Ltd. Carole is 42 years old; she is a graduate of Reims Management School in France and holds an MBA from INSEAD. In July 2016, Carole was nominated by the French Government Advisor for Foreign Trade in addition to her advisory activities.

Mrs. Em Ekong (Non-Executive Director)​

Em Ekong is the founder and Director of Urban Inclusion, a company incorporated in the UK and Ghana and specialized in business support. Em has a wide experience in the development and delivery of enterprise, employment and skills programs in both the UK and West Africa to support women, young people and ethnic minority communities. 

Em has a strong expertise in a diversity of business support services including business coaching and mentoring, business planning, business growth strategies, marketing strategies, social enterprise development, community capacity building and project management. 

Em holds a Master of Sciences in Economic Development – Econometrics, Public Sector Project Appraisal, Urban Regeneration, Development Economics and the World Economy. She also holds a B.A. Hons in Economics and Finance 2:1, with a major in Economics and a minor in Finance.

Mr. Patrick Kwablah Senadzo (Non-Executive Director)

Patrick brings to the Nexto board his long expertise in strategic marketing and the support of SMEs through the development of strong business models. 

Patrick started his work experience in 2005 as a marketing instructor at the University College of Management Studies, where he later became the Marketing and Communication Strategist. In 2014, he founded Patjos Business Solutions. 

Patrick holds a Master of Science in Marketing from Glamorgan University in the UK, and he has a Professional Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK. He also received a certificate in Sales Management from the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK.

Mrs. Em Ekong (Non-Executive Director)​

Em Ekong is the founder and Director of Urban Inclusion, a company incorporated in the UK and Ghana and specialized in business support. Em has a wide experience in the development and delivery of enterprise, employment and skills programs in both the UK and West Africa to support women, young people and ethnic minority communities. 

Em has a strong expertise in a diversity of business support services including business coaching and mentoring, business planning, business growth strategies, marketing strategies, social enterprise development, community capacity building and project management. 

Em holds a Master of Sciences in Economic Development – Econometrics, Public Sector Project Appraisal, Urban Regeneration, Development Economics and the World Economy. She also holds a B.A. Hons in Economics and Finance 2:1, with a major in Economics and a minor in Finance.

Mr. Patrick Kwablah Senadzo (Non-Executive Director)

Patrick brings to the Nexto board his long expertise in strategic marketing and the support of SMEs through the development of strong business models. 

Patrick started his work experience in 2005 as a marketing instructor at the University College of Management Studies, where he later became the Marketing and Communication Strategist. In 2014, he founded Patjos Business Solutions. 

Patrick holds a Master of Science in Marketing from Glamorgan University in the UK, and he has a Professional Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK. He also received a certificate in Sales Management from the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK.

Mr. Alidu Mohammed Ibn Nurudeen (Non-Executive Director)

Since 2013, Alidu has been an Assistant Manager, Legal and Enforcement Department at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Ghana. 

He is a member of the Ghana Bar Association and has had experience as a legal practitioner with Dassah Associates, Kulendi @ Law and the National Board for Small Scale Industries. Alidu holds a Bachelors of Law (with Honors) from the University of Ghana, Legon. 

He has also received a Barrister of Law professional qualification from the Ghana School of Law.

Mr. Anthony Kobina Ghartey (Non-Executive Director)

Anthony has been a Senior Pharmacist at the St John of God Hospital (Duayaw Nkwanta) since 2015. In this capacity, he handles budgeting and procurement of medicines and medical devices and manages the medical stores. 

Prior to that position, one of his notable positions was Senior Regulatory Officer at the Food and Drugs Authority between 2004 and 2015, where he reviewed several product registration processes and handled investigation activities. 

Anthony holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and several pharmacy and health-related certificates from Ghana and US institutions.