Meet our Leadership Team

Ulrich Gros

Advisory Board Member

Ulrich started as an Investment Manager for a large German banking organization, responsible for structured and buy-out financing for small and mid-cap companies. The last 20 years he worked as Chief Financial Officer for the Immowelt Group, a fast-growing German company in the online classified business. He has a BA from the University of Nuremberg and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program on Business, Innovation, Leadership (2018).

Erika Amoako-Agyei

Advisory Board Member

Erika spent 10 years with IBM Corporation, starting in the U.S. and then in West Africa. As Country General Manager, she managed IBM Ghana operations and provided leadership for IBM’s re-entry and market expansion into West Africa. She founded Africa Intercultural Consulting, a management and cross - cultural training firm in the U.S. Since 2016, she has been a business coach at the Stanford Institute for Innovation and developing Economies (Seed)

Adam Saffer

Advisory Board Member

Adam has 35 years of global investment, development, and executive management experience in frontier and emerging markets. He most recently was the Managing Director of the Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Facility, where he built a local team of 40 Nigerians and raised over $50M in debt and equity from bilateral donors (USAID, DFID, EU, GIZ), development banks (World Bank, IFC, DFC, African Development Bank), and corporate foundations (BMGF, Master Card, Chevron Foundation).

Pierre Brunache, Jr.

Advisory Board Member

Pierre has over 20 years of success leading high visibility projects that drive business growth, sustainability, and profits in more than 25 countries in Africa and the Caribbean. He facilitates long-term partnerships between public and private sector leaders to maximize youth and gender capacity, food security, job creation, and economic growth in developing countries.
A word from our Founder & CEO

Having personally experienced and successfully overcome inequality in societies, it is my vision that the 4.1 billion people worldwide who lack any social protection receive coverage within the shortest possible time.

Robert Okine

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Meet our Management Team

Robert Okine

Chief Executive Officer

Robert has spearheaded digital transformation projects in over 64 developing countries to bridge inequality and advance global sustainable development. In 2021, he was named the SDG Pioneer for Digital Innovation and Inclusion by the UN Global Compact. Robert is a Graduate of Stanford University Seed Program.

Reginald Ayettey

Chief Technology Officer

Reginald has over a decade’s experience developing and managing MIS for the Social, Security, and Insurance Trust in Africa. He is experienced in the MIS industry for international development and public sector organizations. Reginald is a gradute of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Harriet Mate-Kole

Marketing Director

Harriet has over six years of experience in marketing and strategic brand management. She has led Bewsys in its rebranding and sustainability strategy since 2019. Her sustainability initiatives led Bewsys to attain its B Corp certification. Harriet graduated from Ashesi University and is a PCM - Marketing Management with the American Marketing Association.

Lisa Attoh

HR & Admin Manager

Lisa has over six years of experience in Human Resources and Administration management. Lisa led the development and implementation of standard operating procedures during the change management phase of Bewsys repositioning. Her initiatives led to the acquisition of the ISO 9001:2015 certification. Lisa is a graduate of the University of Ghana Business School.

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