Keli Gadzekpo is new Board Chair of Enterprise Group
Enterprise Group PLC, a leading insurance company in Ghana, has announced new executive and board changes effective from April 3, 2023.
Trevor Trefgarne, who has been the Chairman of the group board for 25 years, will retire from that position but remain on the board as a non-executive director.
Mr Keli Gadzekpo, the current Group Chief Executive Officer, will also retire from that position and take on the role of Group Board Chairman.
A statement issued by the company said Daniel Larbi-Tieku, the Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer, will take over from Gadzekpo as the Group Chief Executive Officer.
It said Mr Larbi-Tieku had over 30 years of experience in accounting and finance and had been with the Enterprise Group since 2011.
The changes were welcomed by Mr Trefgarne, who expressed confidence in Mr Gadzekpo and Mr Larbi-Tieku's abilities to lead the company, the statement said.
Mr Trefgarne remarked that "it is a great pleasure that my friend and colleague, Keli Gadzekpo, is taking the Chair in my place.
Shareholders can be confident their company's Board will be in good hands", it said.
He further observed that "our new Group CEO, Dan Larbi-Tieku, is a talented and experienced leader who knows the Group inside out.
Mr Gadzekpo also praised Mr Larbi-Tieku's talents and experience and expressed excitement about his new role as Group Board Chairman, the statement said.
He said, "I consider the years I have been privileged to lead the Enterprise team as among the most fulfilling of my working life.
I hand over the baton to Dan secure in the assurance that, based on his sterling track record, we have picked the best man for the job.
"I am also delighted that my association with this great company has not ended and look forward with excitement as I take up the mantle of Group Board Chairman", it said.
Mr Larbi-Tieku expressed humility and optimism about serving as Group CEO and creating value for all stakeholders.
"I accept with humility to serve as Group CEO of this great company, the statement said.
“I am aware of the enormous task ahead, especially during the current economic challenges this role must deal with.
With the support of the Board, Management and our hard-working Thoroughbreds, I am very optimistic that we will continue to create value for all our stakeholders," he said in the statement.