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Dr Ayesha Hakeem appointed to CSR Board

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

Dr Ayesha Salima Hakeem, a Community Relations Consultant, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Foundation Ghana. 

As a member of Board of Trustees, Dr Hakeem who is also a Trade and Investment Expert, an Attorney and a CSR specialist will be expected to bring her very rich experience to bear on all decisions of the board to shape and enhance the strategic direction and position of the Foundation.

The decision for the appointment of Dr Hakeem was affirmed at the first Board of Trustees meeting of the Foundation which was held at the Alisa Hotel. The meeting also discussed the strategic programmes for the year for the foundation which seeks to partner all stakeholders: business, government and civil society organisations to promote good corporate and civic responsibility and citizenship in the country.

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The Board of Trustees is the highest decision making body of the foundation and, with its technical committees, it plays a supervisory and facilitative role and coordinates and collaborates with the chief executive officer who is the head of administration to ensure the execution of all programmes and activities of the foundation.

The Board of Trustees is chaired by the eminent PR Consultant and CSR Expert, Mr Joseph Emmanuel Allotey-Pappoe.

Other members of the board include, a Retired Banker and Corporate Affairs Practitioner, Mr Willing Vanderpuije, who is the Vice Chairman of the Foundation; a Marketing Communications Practitioner, Mr Boahene Asamoah; Communications Consultant and CSR Specialist,  Mr Kweku Rockson; a Public Relations and Communications Consultant, Mrs Vicky Wireko-Andoh; the Chair, Growth and Employment Platform, Building Stronger Universities Project, University of Ghana, Professor Robert Ebo Hinson and the Chief Executive Officer of the foundation, Mr Byron Nana Taylor.

The CSR Foundation was established by a corps of distinguished professionals in marketing, public relations and CSR experts with a vision to create a society of CSR committed and compliant corporate citizens and individuals.