Afriyie is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Axis Pension Trust, a licensed pensions management company in Ghana. Afriyie has a thorough understanding of Investment Management and Administration business; skills acquired from his 13 year industry experience.
He pioneered the establishment of Axis Pensions Group with operations in Ghana and Malawi. Axis is today the second largest private pensions administrator in Ghana with over GHS1.2b of assets under management.
Prior to founding Axis, Afriyie worked at Databank. During his six year stay at Databank, he established and managed employee benefit schemes for many blue chip organizations. Afriyie was in charge of institutional funds management business at Databank where he guided the firm to develop a positioning strategy for pensions and endowments funds.
Afriyie is a graduate of the University of Ghana Business School with a bachelors’ degree in Business Administration (Banking and Finance option). He is married and blessed with three children.
Joseph is the head of IT for Axis Group. With over 14 years experience in Software Development, his professional focus has been in System Analysis & Design, Business Intelligence Systems and Web-enabled Applications. Joseph has over nine (9) years experience in delivery of technical strategies and solutions, application development as well as project management and end-user training. Principal Consultant for EDGECUBE Ltd. between 2006 and 2009, Joseph was involved in developing the core inspection software for the Ghana Customs Inspection Company. He was also the Database Architect / Developer in charge of redesigning second generation cash transfer applications for an international money transfer institution. Joseph has been a lead consultant in developing bridging software between core applications of retail banks and the central bank. In 2006 he was a part-time instructor for Advance Information Technology Institute at the Kofi Annan Center for Excellence.
As the lead programmer, in 2002, Joseph developed System-Wide IS Application Tracking Database and Reporting System for Yale - New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, US - a web-enabled database and reporting application used for tracking all software used in that Hospital. In the same year, he served as Data Indexing Supervisor for SmartEquip, USA.
Joseph Tackie-Yarboi received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Statistics (emphasis on System Analysis & Design, Programming, Database and Information Systems) from the University of Ghana in 1999.
Matthew is Financial Controller of Axis and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. He has over 10 years experience in treasury management, taxation, financial reporting and management controls. He also has financial and management experience in the health, real estate, private media broadcasting sectors as well as United Nations Habitat projects. Matthew served as Chief Finance Officer for the Ghana Slum Upgrading Fund, a UN Habitat project in Ghana. Prior to this appointment, Matthew was Finance Manager for Joy FM, a leading Business Unit in the group.
Matthew Mani is a Chartered Accountant with the ACCA (UK) and CA (Gh) and a product of University of Ghana Business School with a bachelors’ degree in Business Administration (Accounting option). He is married to Dr. Abena Oforiwa Mani. They have a son.
Simon is co-founder, Chief Operating Officer of Axis and a member of the Board of Directors of the company. His background is in Finance and Economics with over 10 years experience in Investment Management and Administration. He worked with Databank Asset Management Services Ltd., for 2 years, as a Fund Manager in the firm’s Private Wealth Management and Institutional & Real Estates sub-business units. During his stay at Databank, he developed the concept and implemented the Databank Private Wealth Management Pooled Funds.
His experience prior to Databank was in derivatives trading and settlements with Morgan Stanley Inc. where he worked in that international investment bank’s offices in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States and later in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
A product of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, he received a bachelors’ degree in Land Economy in 2002. He holds a masters’ degree in Financial Economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo, New York, USA. He is married and blessed with two children.