Mrs. Agnes Oti-Mensah has been appointed as the new Director of Finance and Administration of WASCAL effective August 1, 2017. The position became vacant after the resignation of Mr. Rainer Pruess who served in the same capacity for two- and half years.
Mrs. Oti-Mensah will report directly to the Executive Director. As the Director of Finance and Administration, she will develop and lead an internal team to support the areas of Finance, Business Planning and Budgeting, Human Resources, Administration, and Information Technology for the organization. She will also play a critical role in collaborating with the senior management team in strategic decision making and operations.
Mrs. Oti-Mensah is a finance professional with over 20 years’ experience in managing finance operations in the development sector. Prior to joining WASCAL, she was the Finance and Support Services Director with World Vision International, a leading multinational charity organisation with responsibility for spearheading and driving significant improvements across business functions including Finance, IT, Supply Chain and Administration in Central Africa Republic, Chad and Senegal. Mr Oti-Mensah also served as Finance Director for World Vision offices in Sierra Leone and Ghana where she developed viable finance strategies based on regional and global benchmarks in diverse economic environments. She led the planning, allocation and monitoring of multi-million dollar budgets for WASH, nutrition, health and education programming, ensuring fulfilment of stringent requirements and meeting key objectives of the programmes.
Prior to World Vision, Mrs Oti-Mensah worked in the private sector as a Finance Officer with Hi-Fabriks Construction Company in Tema, Ghana.
Mrs. Oti-Mensah holds an MBA from University of Ghana Business School. She is also a Chartered Accountant and a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana), as well as a Certified Fraud Examiner.
WASCAL is confident that her wealth of experience will be used to further advance the vision of the organization which is to become one of Africa’s leading institutions in the provision of climate services to protect and enhance livelihoods across West Africa.