Mr. Terence Ronald Darko .:. Chairman

Mr. Darko is a seasoned business executive with over 40 years of experience in Management.  Before joining Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited, he was with Massey Ferguson in the United Kingdom.  He served as the Managing Director of Mechanical Lloyd PLC from 1977 – 2018 and was appointed as Board Chairman in June 2018 upon retirement.

 

He is the Chairman of the Board of Ecobank Ghana PLC, Chairman of the Board of the State Interest and Governance Authority, and a member of the Social Partnership Council of Ghana.

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

Mrs. Kalysta Darko-O’Kell joined Mechanical Lloyd in 2011 and has held several positions of increasing responsibilities from Senior Finance Manager to General Manager, Finance, and Administration then to Director, Finance, and Administration. She was appointed as Managing Director in 2018.

 

She is a fellow of the Association of Chartered 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.

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

Mr. Kwesi Amonoo-Neizer joined the Mechanical Lloyd Board of Directors in 2013. He studied for his degree in Electrical Engineering at KNUST, Kumasi. He obtained an MSc. in Power Engineering from Strathclyde University (Glasgow) and an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management (UK). His early working career was with Power Grid Plc (UK) and the Volta River Authority (VRA).

In 1993 he joined Databank Financial Services as a Senior Analyst. He pioneered and spearheaded the establishment of Databank Asset Management during the 13 years he was with Databank. He was instrumental in setting up EPACK which he grew to become one of the largest African Funds. Mr. Amonoo-Neizer had risen to the position of Executive Director when he left Databank in 2008 to set up OAK Partners Ltd., where he is in charge of investments. He also manages investments in three other funds.

Kwesi is the Managing Director of Mega African Capital. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Omega Capital Ltd., a Board member of the Edendale Properties Ltd., Mega African Capital, Haradali Capital Ltd. (Tanzania), and Zigma Investment Club.

Mr. Andrew Lawson .:. Non-Executive Director

Former Lecturer at the School of the Administration University of Ghana, Mr. Lawson worked as the General Works Manager and later as Director of Engineering at Mechanical Lloyd Co. Ltd. between 1978 and 1990. He was the Factory Manager at Meridian Tobacco Co. Ltd. as well as the Manager in charge of the Tobacco Farms.

He became the Integration Manager and Non-Executive Director when Meridian and British American Tobacco Ghana merged and is currently the Chairman of the Board of British American Tobacco Ghana. He was a Founding Member of the Executive Council of the Energy Foundation and a former Commissioner of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission. He retired at the end of the first quarter of 2010 as the Executive Director of the Energy Foundation.

Mr. Kofi Asamoah .:. Non - Executive Director

Mr. Kofi Asamoah started his working career with the Ghana Ports and Harbour 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. He retired as the Secretary-General of the TUC in August 2016.

Mr. Asamoah served on several boards including, Titular Member -Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Member- National Tripartite Committee, Member - National Health Insurance Authority, Board Member - SSNIT Board of Directors. He was elected to the Mechanical Lloyd Board of Directors in 2011.

Mr. Joseph Hyde Jnr. .:. Director, Finance & Administration

Mr. Joseph Hyde Jr. joined Mechanical Lloyd PLC in March 1998 as a Senior Accounts Manager. Before then, he was with Flemings PLC, UK as an Investment Advisor and trained with KPMG Chartered Accountants in Dusseldorf Germany and speaks fluent German. He is currently the Director, Finance, and Administration of the Company.

He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG) with over twenty-five (25) years post-qualification experience in IT, consulting, accounting and audit. He is an alumnus of the University of Ghana Business School and serves as a non-executive director on several boards.