Managing Executive of the GhanaThink Foundation

Ato Ulzen-Appiah

Ato Ulzen-Appiah is an entrepreneur, manager, social media champion and blogger. Ato studied at MIT and Stanford in civil engineering and management disciplines. He's the director at the GhanaThink Foundation which mobilizes and organizes talent for the primary benefit of Ghana. He's a member of the Global Shapers Accra Hub, part of the World Economic Forum community. He worked at Rancard as product manager building new revenue services off its platform. He worked at Google as a program manager building sustainable tech communities in Africa. He co-founded -an African music website and blogs at

Emmanuel Akrong

Emmanuel Akrong is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of California with the license to engage in the practice of public accountancy, sign attest reports and use the title Certified Public Accountant and the abbreviation C.P.A,. He hails from the central region of Ghana but currently resides in San Francisco in the United States (US).
Emmanuel is a big believer in continuous education. He feels that, in order to remain marketable, one must continuously expand his/her universe of knowledge and diversity of work experiences.
Emmanuel attended University of Ghana Business School where he majored in Banking and Finance in addition to his acquired Applied Accounting Degree from Oxford Brookes University United Kingdom. He is a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) -UK and certified in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Emmanuel has been working with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) since 2003 and has focused on banking and capital market clients.
He interned with Africa On-line, an Internet Service provider (ISP) during the first half of 2003 and has been a part time lecturer in Strategic financial Management and Auditing and Internal Review for ACCA students in Ghana until his relocation to San Francisco. He is known by students as "Highly geared!"
Emmanuel has made a number a of public presentation to the financial institutions in Ghana through PwC thought leadership program called Banking Survey and made presentation to the ACCA members during one of their Continuous Professional Educational(CPE) programme in Ghana. He has made a number of presentations to religious and advocacy groups on financial integrity and ethics.
Emmanuel has been a resource person in delivering financial management, auditing and forensic training to a number of participants from the Gambia, Sierra Leone other West Africa countries and Uganda

Emmanuel has been in the forefront of several entrepreneurial developments in Ghana. Some of which involves Waste Wise Ghana, an NGO whose mission has been at the forefront of Ghana’s efforts at integrated, sustainable waste management, and the sustenance of a healthy living and working environment for Ghanaians.
He has been credited with pioneering, advising and being an instrumental figure in helping Ghana, through Institute of Chartered Accountant (ICA), adopt International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). These efforts have made him a known figure in the banking and insurance industry circles in Ghana.
Emmanuel has advised and helped a number of small businesses in Ghana in raising Capital for their expansion by writing winning and marketable business plan for their businesses.
Emmanuel is also a fan of soccer and his favourite team is Chelsea due to the presence of Ghanaian Footballer Michael Essien, whom he hopes to meet someday. In the absence of Essien from Chelsea, his team is Manchester United. In his off time, he loves to listens to gospel music and makes new friends. Emmanuel's New Years resolution is to begin playing the guitar before the end of the year and to make more friends.

Eugene Kofi Jim Tandoh

I want to be the Ghanaian without any ethnic or tribal lineage, both parent told me they hail from the Central region. Myself! I've there once on mine own as a tourist. I grew up in the Eastern and Greater Accra regions of Ghana . Senior high education was at Ofori Panin in Tafo. Fante, Guan, Ga, and Twi are the few local languages I can do with.
Undergraduate education took place in Legon, where I explored the fields of Psychology and Computer Science. Also during the summers at Legon I tried my brains on a few entrepreneurship courses and computer programming training with the KACE-AITI center and the MIT-AITI group. If not hurting ma brains, then I'll end up in Cairo-Egypt, Bar Harbor-Maine or in Chiapas-Mexico with Prime Tours - the student exchange organization that I worked for as their campus representative.
Currently, I am working with Africast Global Media Inc. I am in love with all entrepreneurial stuff, especially in generating and promoting start-up business ideas in the areas of tourism, multimedia and IT. Internet surfing, reading and talking are ma other lovers.

Henry Barnor

Henry Barnor was born in Ghana, where he spent most of his early years climbing the educational ladder. After Senior Secondary School, he was admitted to Oberlin College,OH as a 3-2 engineering student.
Whiles at Oberlin he focused on Computer Science and Physics with excursions into Women's Studies.
At the end of his junior year, he transferred to the California Institute of Technology,CA to finish his engineering program.
Henry graduated with a BA in Computer Science and a BSc in Electrical Engineering and is currently a software engineer in San Jose,CA.