CIMG elects new Governing Council members

BY: Daily Graphic
The new Governing Council of the CIMG
The new Governing Council of the CIMG

The Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana (CIMG) has elected a new Governing Council to steer the affairs of the institute for a two year period, starting from 2020.

This was after elections were conducted at the institute’s 30th Annual General Meeting recently in Accra.

At the end of the elections, supervised by officials from the Electoral Commission of Ghana, Mr Daniel Kasser Tee, a Senior Manager at Ecobank, was elected National President with Mrs Agnes Emefa Essah, Marketing& Sales Director/Consultant, Nyaho Medical Centre, as the National Vice President-elect.

The Director of Marketing and Sales, Graphic Communications Group, Mr Franklin Sowa, was elected as the National Secretary and Ms Shirley Acquah-Harrison, the CEO of Kwik Limited, as the National Treasurer elect.

Other elected members of the Governing Council included; Mr Theodore Osae, Mr Kwasi Kyere, Mrs Annie Babah-Alargi, Mr Paul Yao Asafo and Mr Kojo Demanya.

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The rest are Mr Emmanuel Neequaye, Ms Doris Adabasu Kuwornu, and Mrs Mary Asaa Ackuaku.

Great opportunity

In his acceptance speech on behalf of the new council, the President elect, Mr Kasser Tee, said “we see this overwhelming endorsement as a great opportunity to serve CIMG and mother Ghana.

He said accompanying the opportunities were challenges that would require the collective strengths of all members of the institute.

He congratulated the past leadership for their hard work, which he said would be an inspiration to guide the new team, when they came into office.

He assured members of the Institute that the new team would collectively ensure that the dreams of CIMG were achieved in an enviable manner.

Vision for institute

On His vision for the institute, he said; “as National President, I will work closely with the Governing Council of the institute to protect and enhance the positioning and image of CIMG at all times”.

He further broke this down into what he referred to as the seven point winning agenda which included the strengthening of the advocacy role of the institute in order to influence government policy on Marketing-related matters, forging stronger partnerships and collaborations with the media and relevant public and private sector agencies, and intensifying professional marketing education.

Others include generating and sustaining interest and excitement of the general public around the marketing profession, encouraging digitisation of marketing projects, promoting relevant UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) to attract global attention to Ghana, and the introduction of reforms that will transform the CIMG secretariat to operate as a modern day professional body, comparable to its peers elsewhere around the globe.

The President-elect also proposed a review of the CIMG’s constitution to bring some of the provisions in line with reality.

Key among them was the electoral processes of the institute, which he emphasised required urgent attention.