Ken Donkoh is the co-Founder and CEO of Omega Schools. He has led and managed the start-up company from zero to 20,000 students and 700 staff in four years. He developed the Omega Schools business model (as his dissertation) while studying for his M.B.A. at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. Prior to that, Ken founded and was the Team Leader of Oguaa Business Incubator, Cape Coast, a combined GTZ/Dutch Government funded youth enterprise development project. Previously, he was project administrator for USAID’s POLICY Project and Health Policy Initiatives in Accra (2004 –2006).
He previously worked for Oxfam GB, (West African Sub-Regional Office, Accra) and the Savanna Resource Management Project (SRMP), Tamale, a world bank sponsored project for the management of natural resources in the three northern regions of Ghana. Ken has a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of Cape Coast.
William Danso is the Director of Finance & Administration. Prior to taking up this position, he was the Head of Finance and Admin of TBL Resources Limited from 2008 to 2013. William also worked with Vanef Limited as Accounts Manager and later the Acting General Manager from 2000 to 2008. He was instrumental in the takeover of Kingdom transport limited after the takeover of STC limited. William is a Chartered Accountant by profession and a member of the ICA(GH) and holds an MBA in Finance from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Accounting Option) from University of Ghana, Legon. In addition, William holds an equivalent Post Graduate ACCA Diploma in Financial Management from Uphills Management Institute and a Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality from the Tourism department of University of Cape Coast. He is also credited with a certificate in Project Management Professional from GIMPA.
John has over 10 years’ experience in business development, business operational research, training and development. He joined Omega Schools at its early stages in August 2010 working in various capacities to develop, trial, and improve Omega’s processes, systems and school management training modules and protocols as well as the chain’s business unit P&L analysis and reporting model. Before joining Omega Schools, John was the Project Manager at the Oguaa Business Incubator, coordinating youth entrepreneurship training, mentoring and business support services provision to client businesses. At Oguaa, he honed his analytical, reporting, superior human relations and communication skills, which has proven invaluable to helping scale up the Omega Schools chain from two to forty schools in less than 4 years. Previously he had lectured at the University of Cape Coast (School of Agriculture), the Cape Coast Polytechnic (Tourism Department), and the Jayee University College. John graduated from the University of Cape Coast with a bachelor’s degree in Commerce in 2001, and undertook a specialized Post-graduate Certificate Course in Small Business Promotion at the Entrepreneurship Development Institute, Ahmedabad, India (2008). He has completed the course work for an MBA programme in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development at the University of Cape Coast, and is working on his thesis.
|Erica Akoeley Lawson
Erica is the Director of Compliance and Quality Assurance. She holds a Diploma, Bachelors and a Master’s degrees in Science Education from the University of Education Winneba with specific emphasis on Mathematics. She also has a certificate in In- Service Training from the University of Hiroshima and Miyasaki, Japan. She brings to the fore, an enormous wealth of practical teaching and compliance monitoring experience over the many years spent within the Ghana Education Service across all levels, ranging from Kindergarten to Teacher Training Colleges. She was an examiner (Team Leader) for WAEC and the Institute of Education.
Before joining Omega, she was the Science Coordinator for Japanese International Coorperation(JICA/GES), the Professional Development Coordinator for Pan African Teachers’ Centre in Lome- Togo for four years(2006 -2010) and a Physics Facilitator for US Peace Corps, Ghana. She translated the Science Textbook for Primary One (“ Nusiwo foxla mi “)under the Ghanaian Language Policy for GTZ/GES.
She has deep expert knowledge around educational compliance requirements and leverages such expertise in her role.
|Kaleda M. Stokes
Kaleda serves as the Chief Academic Officer of Omega Schools. Kaleda is an international educator with over 15 years of teaching and educational leadership experience in the U.S.A, China and the United Arab Emirates. Her expertise extends to providing quality education programs in at-risk and ESL environments, teacher training and evaluation, Special Education intervention, curriculum programming and development. Her career in education began as a classroom teacher and she has held several academic posts including Dean of Students, School Director and Principal. She has served as a Business and Education Director for Educate, Inc. (USA), Regional Educational Advisor for the Abu Dhabi Educational Council (ADEC) and SABIS Facilities Management (Middle East), Educational Liaison for the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (KITAB), consultant for Mentoring Minds, (USA) and most recently served as Business and Professional English Lecturer at the Civil Aviation Flight University of China. Kaleda holds an MBA in Leadership from Walden University, a BA in English and Communication from Fisk University; credentials in Special Education, TEFL certification, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Social Change from Walden University.