At IWAD Ghana we strive for excellence by engaging high profiled and motivated staff, we are setting the standards for economic development in the areas of agriculture in Ghana. Meet some members of our staff below
Tom Durang Martijn
Tom Durang Martijn (Senior Adviser)
Tom Durang brings in more than 20 years of work experience both in the National and International Milieu in diverse areas of expertise. Tom has been the Managing Director from 2014 to January 2018 and is now the Senior Adviser. before which he served as an Agricultural Development Advisor at the Integrated Water management Department of Wienco Ghana from 2012-2014.
In his previous capacities, he rendered Consultancy services with FAO-Royal Dutch Embassy Maputo in 2011, International Component Advisor with DANIDA finance Project in Mozambique from 2006-2011, Institutional Development Expert/ Environmental Specialist with Corporacion de Gestion Derecho Ambiental in 2005. Serving as an Information Technology expert/GIS Expert with EURO-Consult, Tom Durang from 1995-2005, has also served in the capacity of Environmental Specialist/ GIS Expert, Planning specialist/GIS Expert, Institutional Development and Natural resource Management Expert and Advisor with an outstanding record of successes, achievements and impact in all places of work. His professional expertise with these organization and his achievements is what has put him at the helm of IWAD Ghana Ltd.
Busia Nambu Dawuni
Busia Nambu Dawuni (Managing Director)
Busia Nambu Dawuni, brings over 15 years working experience as a Professional Irrigation Engineer both with the Public and Private sectors. Busia who specializes in, Irrigation Water Resource management has been the GM from 2014 to January 2018 and is currently the Managing director. From 2012-2014, Busia Dawuni also served as an Irrigation Expert with Wienco Ghana ltd and from 2005-2012. Previously worked as a Senior Agricultural Engineer with Ghana Irrigation Development Authority during which period he did work with Projects funded by the Millennium Development Authority(MIDA), Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA) and in the area of irrigation and water resource Management. He did carried some research activities in collaboration with Water Management Institute (IWMI) in the area of water productivity for rice with some publications.
Diana Banuro(General Manager)
Diana Banuro joined IWAD Ghana Ltd. in March 2018 as the General Manager with a specific focus on the seed business development. She brings on board 11 years of professional private sector working experience both in the national and international environment. From 2014-2018, she served as the General Manager of a major export company active in the shea supply chain in the 3 northern regions of Ghana where she grew an international supply chain from Ghana through The Netherlands to the rest of the world. Diana relocated to Ghana in 2013 after spending over two decades in Belgium. She started her career in 2007 in the pharmaceutical sector as Regional Business Manager and later as a Business Analyst/Financial Controller. In the period 2010-2014, she worked as an Investment Manager Africa for an impact investment fund based in Brussels and Paris. Her academic background is in Business Economics.
Sampson Sayibu (Deputy General Manager)
Sampson Sayibu brings in over 8 years’ experience in Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management. He holds his First and Master’s degrees in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and the University of Applied management, Germany respectively. Executive Certificate in Human Resource Management from the African Center for Capacity Building (AFCAB). In his previous capacities, he was the director of operations for Slamson Ghana Limited, a waste management company that focused on wastewater treatment projects for the Dutch and Danish development corporations in Accra from 2011-2017. He also held the positions of Regional Supply Chain manager and Key Accounts Manager for IAWL limited Ghana for the three northern regions and the Ashanti region from 2008-2011. As IWAD looks into expanding its business operations, there was the need to bring in someone with this background to have an oversight responsibility over the entire logistics planning strategies for the company and also to oversee the Tamale office operations in general. He joins IWAD as the Deputy General Manager.
Tuabu Obed Kofi
Tuabu Obed Kofi (Unit Head for S.H.I/C.A unit and Ag. Filed Operations Manager.)
Obed Kofi, brings on board working experience of over 6 years and research experience of above 8years in the field of Irrigation and water management. He currently serve as the Smallholder Irrigation Officer since 2013. Obed Kofi also served as a Project Agricultural Officer for Women and Development Project Ghana from 2008-2010. His research experience also earned him as place as a Teaching and Research Assistant at the University for Development Studies (UDS). He therefore, brings on board both practical and theoretical knowledge into IWAD for the effective running of the smallholder irrigation unit.
Ernest Tetteh Padi- Wayo
Ernest Tetteh Padi- Wayo
With over 10 years of working experience, Ernest brings on board an extensive expertise in the area of Finance and Management. He joined the winning team of IWAD in 2014 and has be outstanding in his area of specialization. Ernest has also served as a Procurement officer with Golden Exotics Limited Ghana 2010-2014. He also served as an Assistant Team Manager with Fidelity Bank Ghana Ltd from 2009-2010. He worked with the VAT Service Head office from 2007 -2008 as a Service Personnel (Now a part of DTRD in GRA).Ernest in his career also did a lot of attachments with the Controller and Accountant Generals Department, Public Procurement Authority and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning from 2004-2007. He holds a Bachelor of Management Studies from the University of Cape Coast - school of Business, Project Management Certificate from Central Professional Institute an affiliate of Central University College-Ghana and has also participated in the Ghana Stock Exchange Securities Courses. He is also currently a student member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana. His hard work and dedication earned him the present position he holds in IWAD Ghana ltd.