LEADERSHIP

Mr. Lawrence Frimpong

Chairman

Lawrence Frimpong is member of the Houston-based M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Global Academic Program sub-committee on Africa. Over the last 2 decades he has served on Advisory Boards for healthcare and international trade organizations, both in the North American region and in Ghana. Lawrence spent much of his career in the healthcare industry, currently supervising the Cytogenetics Laboratory at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

He is a founding director of the Ghana-Houston Chamber of Commerce (GHCC), having previously served as Vice Chairman until August 2017. He previously served as President and Vice President of the Ghana Association of Houston. Lawrence Frimpong graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), in Ghana, a Post Baccalaureate certificate in Cytogenetics from UT Health Science Center-Houston and an MBA from Texas Woman's University, in Texas. 

 

Mr. Joseph A. Kporngor

Vice-Chairman

Joseph Atsu Kporngor is a Professional Subsea Engineer, working currently for one of the top three Tier 1 EPCI company in the Houston area, and have worked in the past for two other companies ranked in the top 5 Tier 1 EPCI companies for about 9 years, in Project Engineering & Management and Operational Support roles on major and challenging subsea field development projects globally.

Joseph is also a Director of a2k Solutions LLC, a provider of consultancy services in Oil & Gas Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and the Energy Services industries, delivering technically proficient, professional, dedicated and reliable services to their clients.

Joseph is also a Director of SigmaStrat USA, a subsidiary of Sigma Strategic Business Consult Ltd, which is a business strategy, project management and continuous performance Improvement consulting firm that serves as a key advisor to leading companies in the West and East African region. A company that provides clients with unique insight to drive critical decision making and solve their most pressing problems. SigmaStrat also provides Lean Kaizen and Six Sigma solutions dedicated to helping companies and organizations improve their performance and achieve sustainable profitable growth.

Joseph is also a Director of a2k Homes LLC, a real estate company in Ghana with the primary goal of providing quality homes at very affordable prices in an over 2 million housing unit deficit market.

Mr. Henry Ansah

Secretary

Mr. Samuel Amuzu

Treasurer

Samuel Amuzu is the President of Swift Health Care, Inc., the parent company of Care and Comfort Home Health. He is currently the Administrator of the home health agency and an Executive Director for Progress In Education, Inc.

His previous experiences include an Administrator for a Medical Clinic, a Manager for a Transportation company and a Marketing Manager for an Export and Import company.

Sam graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Accounting (Minor), and MBA from University of Houston Clear Lake.

Sam is a founding member of the Ghana-Houston Chamber of Commerce and its first Executive Secretary and currently the Executive Treasurer.  

Mr. Solomon Tamakloe

Immediate Past Chairman

Solomon Tamakloe is CEO of USA-GHATEX INT.LLC a Consultancy company promoting trade between USA and Ghana and Director of Tamakloe & Co. (GH)LTD: Real Estate Co. in Ghana. Partner in EnergyFundz™ Joint Venture with OceanTech Engineering-(US-GH) for Ghana Energy and Infrastructure Projects.

Mr. Tamakloe has been a Corporate Accountant in the Houston area since 1991 working for Oilfied Supply and Service Co., Unocal,  IKON Office Solutions and most recently served as Accounting Manager with Ricoh USA. Mr. Tamakloe has held numerous positions in 27 years in Houston as International Business Manager, Accounting Manager & Controller.

He led the Ghana-Houston Chamber of Commerce from inception in January 2015 through August 2017. His expertise is in International Business Management specializing in advisory for government affairs and engagement, Corporate Business Strategy Implementation and Organizational Behavior.

MBA graduate of the University of Houston-Victoria (2000) and a member Beta Gamma Sigma at Oklahoma State University -Stillwater–1980.

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