Shared Solutions

In order to survive and thrive in the current challenging and complex business environment, all businesses must strive to ensure that the fundamentals of their operations are given the right focus. Effective and efficient use of resources continues to be a prominent success factor for any business and a key driver for innovation and collaboration to achieve exceptional results sustainably.

Every company has rules, processes and procedures for bringing things together to provide their products or services in accordance with the required standards, controls and principles, i.e. good governance. Good governance practices are imperative for every business and should be well-defined practices and enforced to the benefit of all stakeholders. Effective application of good corporate governance practices enables every business to comply with accepted ethical standards, best practices, industry laws and regulations. All of this can be daunting, costly and difficult to sustain. The answer is in working with seasoned corporate governance partners to bring you the expertise, focus and best practices at competitive rates.

Our team of qualified and experienced corporate governance practitioners provide a range of services, including:
Recruitment, induction as well as continuous development of directors

Corporate governance training and ongoing director development

Customised board performance evaluation

Corporate governance consulting and Meeting administration

Cost-effective company secretarial and statutory compliance

Practical application of laws and regulations, Governance codes and norms

Our success lies in the ability to provide custom-made, effective corporate governance services that enable each business to build a distractive and value-adding corporate governance culture. Our commitment to continued support ensures that only the best standards are embedded into your business in a manner that they form part of your competitive business advantage.

Meet the experts

With a combined work experience of 40 years in multiple industries and jurisdictions across the African continent, we are well-positioned to deliver bespoke corporate governance and company secretarial services for your business.

Ophelia Akosah-Bempah

Ophelia Akosah-Bempah is a seasoned Chartered Company Secretary with over 20 years’ experience in governance and company secretarial practice in a multi-listed corporate environment (mainly in mining and banking). She has extensive knowledge and expertise in corporate governance, including reviewing and drafting governance policies ensuring their contents comply with relevant laws and regulations. Other areas of specialisation include statutory and legislative compliance, corporate law, Banking legislation and stock exchange listings requirements and rules.

Ophelia has expert knowledge in the application of governance Codes including the King Code on Corporate Governance for South Africa, governance directives of central banks in South Africa and several other African countries including Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritius, and Mozambique.

Capability Statement

We understand the distinct cultural and market dynamics of African businesses which enables us to deliver fit-for-purpose solutions while taking cognisance of the specific circumstances of our clients. Our team has a unique combination of corporate governance and company secretarial skills and has pioneered and implemented key assignments, some of which include:

Key contributors to the development and rollout of the Group Governance Framework for the Absa Group as prescribed by the King IV Report of Corporate Governance.

Headed the company secretarial function at Anglo Gold Ashanti (Ghana and South Africa).

Overseeing the appointment and induction of new directors, as well as the ongoing education of directors, effective management of board members, co-ordination of committee and shareholder meetings, also conducted board effectiveness evaluations and director rotations, succession planning and director exits (due to resignation, retirement etc).

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