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Mr. Charles Bartels Zwennes .:. Non-Executive Chairman
Qualifications and Experience:
Mr. Zwennes is a Barrister at Law of the Middle Temple, London, with over 50 years experience at the Bar and a Senior Advocate of Ghana(S.A.G.). He joined the Board in 1994 and was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors in March 2008.

Other Directorship:
Senior Partner - Gaisie, Zwennes, Hughes & Co.

Director - J. Stanley Owusu & Co. Ltd.

Director - African Concrete Products Ltd.

Mr. Terence Ronald Darko .:. Managing Director
Qualifications and Experience:
Over 30 years experience in Management. Between 1975 and 1976 on an attachment with Massey Ferguson (U.K.) Ltd. before becoming the Managing Director of the Company in 1977.

Other Directorships/Appointments:

  • Member of Board of Trustees of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust
  • Member of the Governing Council of the Private Enterprise Foundation
  • Member of Board of Private Sector Development Strategy II
  • President of the Ghana Employers Association
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ecobank Ghana Ltd.

Mr. Yaw Assah Sam .:. Non-Executive Director

Qualifications and Experience:
Mr. Assah-Sam was the Personnel Manager , Development consortium -1974-1975, Project Assistant, Capital Investment   Bank -1976-1981. He also worked with Ghana Food Distribution Corp.-1987-1990. Joined Mechanical Lloyd In 1990. He retired from the services of the Company on 1st January 2012.
Other Directorship:
Asabre Construction Ltd; Quest Sports Management Company Ltd.

Mr. Kwesi Amonoo-Neizer .:. Non-Executive Director

Qualifications and Experience:
Mr. Amonoo-Neizer joined the Mechanical Lloyd Board of Directors in 2013. He holds an MSc. in Power Engineering from Strathclyde University(Glasgow) and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management(UK). He left Databank, after 13 years, in 2008 as an Executive Director to set up OAK Partners Ltd, where he is in charge of investments.

Other Directorship:
Chairman - Omega Capital Ltd; Managing Director - Mega African Capital; Board Member - Edendale Properties, Haradali Capital Ltd(Tanzania), Zigma Investment Club.

Mr. Andrew Lawson  .:. Non-Executive Director
Qualifications and Experience:
M.S. FGh.I.E, MGIM. Formerly a  Research Engineer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and a Lecturer at the University of Ghana.

Mr. Lawson worked as the General Works Manager and later as Director of Engineering in Mechanical Lloyd between 1978 and 1990.

He was a Founding Member of the Executive Council of the Energy Foundation and former Commissioner of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission.

Other Directorship:
Director, Association of Ghana Industries

Mr. Kofi Asamoah .:. Non - Executive Director
Qualifications and Experience:

Mr. Kofi Asamoah started his working career with the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority in 1977. In 1988, he was elected the Deputy General Secretary of the Maritime and Dockworkers Union of the TUC. In 1996, he was elected the General Secretary of the Maritime and Dockworkers Union. From 2000 to 2008 he was the Deputy Secretary General (Operations) of the Ghana TUC. In 2008, he was elected as the Secretary General of the TUC.

Other Directorship:
Titular Member – Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Member – National Tripartite Committee, Member – National Health Insurance Authority Board, Member – SSNIT Board of Directors.



Mr. Joseph Hyde Jnr. .:. Executive Director

Qualifications and Experience:
Mr. Joseph Hyde Jnr. trained with KPMG Deutsche Treuhand Gesellschaft in Dusseldorf, Germany and Flemings PLC UK before joining Mechanical Lloyd in March 1998 as a Senior Accounts Manager. He was subsequently promoted to Chief Accountant and General Manager After-Sales. He is currently the Director of After-Sales responsible for the five after-sales Branch operations of the Company. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Accountants and a member of the ICAG.

Other Directorship:
Board Member - St. Martin De Porres School, Accra.


Mr. Edward Kojo Annobil .:. Executive Director

Qualifications and Experience:
Edward Kojo Annobil has worked with Mechanical Lloyd for over 15 years and has held several positions of increasing responsibilities from Sales Representative to Customer Service Manager then to General Manager for Sales and Marketing. He is currently the Director of Sales and Marketing.

He is currently the Vice President of Ghana Automobile Dealers Association. He is also a full member of of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana (CIMG).

Mr. Annobil has an Engineering Degree from the University of Science and Technology and a Chartered Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing


Mrs. Kalysta Y. Darko-O'Kell .:. Executive Director

Qualifications and Experience:
Mrs. Kalysta Darko-O'Kell is currently the Director, Finance & Administration. She is a fully qualified member of the Association of Charted Certified Accountants, UK(ACCA). She also holds a BA in Economics and Law degree from the University of Durham UK.

Mrs. Darko-O'Kell worked with Hanson UK(Heidelberg Cement Group) Bristol, Merrill Lynch London, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers Ghana, before joining Mechanical Lloyd.

Ms. Caroline Darko .:. Secretary to the Board
Qualifications and Experience:

Ms. Darko, a lawyer by training, joined the Company in 1987 as a Management Trainee in the then Commercial Department. She was appointed Company Secretary in 1997


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