Board Of Directors
Mrs. Villars is the Founder and Board Chairman of Camelot Ghana Limited. She has worked as a Systems Consultant with West African Data Services Bureau (WADSB). She is the past president of the Association of Ghana Industries as well as a past president of the Governing Council of the Private Enterprise Foundation. She is currently the Chairman of the Steering Committee of Business Support Advocacy Challenge Fund (BUSAC).
Mr. John Colin Villars is the Group Managing Director (GMD) of Camelot. From previous work experience in Investment Banking (Corporate Finance), he was instrumental in the listing of Camelot Ghana Limited on the Ghana Stock Exchange, in the country’s first ever fully-underwritten IPO. Since then, John has worked in various roles within the company, and founded Camelot Security Solutions Limited (CSSL); the subsidiary in Nigeria.
An avid entrepreneur with a keen interest in Strategy and Venture Capital, he sits on various boards including SEM Capital Limited, and Purpleorange Company Limited in Ghana. He has a B.A. in Business Administration & Economics from the American International University in London.(Richmond).
Caroline Andah is a consult who has worked for 30 years in Ghana’s financial sector. She started her career at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning as an Economic Officer. She then moved to the private sector, worked at New World Investment Services as the Head of Brokerage, Research and General Operations, worked for several years at CDH, in various capacities including, Head of Corporate Finance and Head of Brokerage and Asset Management and was also the General Manager of HFC Investment Services responsible for both investment services and real estate development until she set up her own consulting firm, Hadna Trust Ltd, providing financial intermediation services including originating, structuring and arranging short and medium term facilities for small and medium scale enterprises.
Caroline is also a consultant for Woodfields Energy Resources Ltd. and has worked on various projects including the Ghana Gas project, the development of an ultra-modern hospital, the establishment of an open access national fibre network infrastructure and a petroleum exploration and production project. Caroline holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Houston and a BA in Economics with Statistics from the University of Ghana.
She has served on several boards including the Council of the Ghana Stock Exchange. Currently, in addition to Camelot Ghana Ltd.’s Board, she serves on the Boards of Cirrus Oil Services Limited, Bay Developers and Realty Ltd. and Keda Development Ltd.
She holds an Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration; MBA(Finance), a BA in Economics and Law and a Postgraduate diploma in Project Appraisal and Management. She is also a Certified Trainer in Entrepreneurship and a Certified Business Development Advisor. She is a Project Analyst and Development Banker by profession.
With over 30 years of banking and business development experience, she has served in senior positions in the Agricultural Development Bank, National Investment Bank, Merchant Bank and Women's World Banking. She served as Managing Director of Eximguaranty Company (GH) Limited, a Finance House for ten years.
She was also a pioneer in establishing an Entrepreneurship and Business Development Institution (Empretec Ghana Foundation) initially sponsored by UNCTC; UNDP; DFID, World Bank. She served with Empretec Ghana for eight years and assisted in installing Empretec programmes in Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Sierra Leone.
She pioneered and led the implementation of the Relationship Management Workshop for Bankers between 1995 and 1997 for the benefit of the Agricultural Development Bank, Merchant Bank Ghana Limited and Barclays Bank. She won meritorious awards on the celebration of Empretec Ghana Foundation's 10th Anniversary. Ghana association of Women Entrepreneurs accorded her two awards for her contribution to business development in the country, having led the conduct of over 30 Entrepreneurship Workshops and over 40 Management Seminars for SMEs in Ashanti; Greater Accra; Western and Northern Regions. She won an African Leadership Award in 2005.
She was adjudged the Marketing Woman of the year 2006 by the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. She was accorded the Ghana Women’s Excellence Award through the Ministry of Women and Children's Affairs in April 2012. An International NGO, GWIN awarded her a medal and certificate at the innovative Women in Business; Workplace and Leadership Awards ceremony in April 2012.
She had previously served on the Boards of:Food Research Institute; Gold Coast Securities; Metropolitan and Allied Bank; National Board for Small Scale Industries; Women's World Banking; Empretec Ghana Foundation; Ghana Education Trust Fund(GETFund); Ghana Social Marketing Foundation (GSMF) the Chartered Institute of Bankers, the Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) the Guarantee Committee of the Guarantee Fund for West Africa (GARI) and Eximguaranty Company (GH) Limited. She is currently serving on the Boards of the Catholic Institute of Business and Technology(CIBT), Bayport Financial Services; Camelot Ghana Ltd; IFS (Institute of Fiscal Studies) and is the Vice Chairman of the Business Council of Africa (Ghana). She is a patron of FIDA(Ghana) and a patron of Empretec Women's Forum (Accra Chapter).
She has two children.
Dr. Robert Ebo Hinson is Professor and immediate past head of the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the University of Ghana Business School. A holder of a doctorate degree in Marketing from the University of Ghana and a second in International Business from Aalborg University in Denmark, Robert is currently Acting Head of Hilla Limann Hall at the University of Ghana. Dr. Hinson’s research has a quadruple focus on marketing and communications, information and technology management, service management; as well as social responsibility and sustainability management. Professor Hinson has been consultant to several institutions locally and internationally and chairs the board of TeleMedia Communications; a Ghanaian firm specializing in advertising and public relations.
Dr. Henry Mensah Brown is currently a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of Food Process Engineering in University of Ghana. He has an earned a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine in London and an MBA in Finance from the University of Ghana. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Applied Science & Technology of the University of Ghana. He was a Principal Consultant for Deloitte & Touche (West Africa) Limited and Director, Corporate Finance & Equity Research of Gold Coast Securities Limited. He was also the General Manager for the Domod Aluminium Company Limited. He is a member of the Technical Committee (TC22) for Oil and Gas Standards in Ghana and a member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE).