Our Leadership


Franklin Cudjoe

Franklin is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of IMANI Centre for Policy and Education, a think tank of global repute dedicated to the promotion of the institutions of a free society across Africa. IMANI has been consistently ranked among the top 5 most influential think tanks in sub- Saharan Africa and among the top 100 worldwide.

In 2010, Franklin was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He was named a fellow of the Africa Leadership Network in 2012, and the only named Think Tank Leader in “Top 50 Africans” List of the respected Africa Report Magazine in 2012.
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Vice President

Bright Simons

Bright Simons is President of the mPedigree Network, where he pioneered a system that allows consumers to instantly check whether their medicines are counterfeits or not by sending a free text message.

He is an honorary vice president at IMANI, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils, Young Global Leaders, and Technology Pioneers Communities, a TED and Ashoka fellow, and a Brain Trust member of the Evian Group at IMD.
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Vice President

Kofi Bentil

Mr. Kofi Bentil is a Lawyer, a Business Strategy Lecturer and Consultant. He has lectured in Ashesi University, and the University of Ghana Business School, he holds many corporate training sessions each year in Business Strategy, Services Marketing and Management.

Kofi is Senior Vice President and Policy Analyst with Imani Ghana, voted among the top think tanks in Africa and one of the leading Think Tanks in Ghana.
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Director of Strategic Partnerships & Development

Evans Lartey

Evans Lartey is a TED Global Fellow with extensive experience on the international development landscape. He brings a unique and rare international proficiency in strategic partnerships, corporate social responsibility, and socio-economic research to Imani.
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Head of Research

Patrick Stephenson

Patrick Stephenson is an economic consultant with experience in economic, financial, and public policy analysis, with a keen interest in the development of Africa. He has consulted for institutions in the private sector, NGO and INGO space (World Bank, UNDP, OSIWA, IHS Consulting (now IHS Markit), Media General (Ghana), DANIDA, among others on a wide range of issues including; private sector development strategy for Ghana, management of petroleum revenues and governance in Ghana, …
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Foundating Trustee

Mrs. Sandra Cudjoe

Mrs. Sandra Cudjoe is a foundation trustee of IMANI. A former Administrative,and Office Manager for Glory Oil Company Limited, she is currently the CEO of Budget Place Clothing outlet and Laundry Services.

Selorm Branttie

Selorm Branttie considers himself a member of the “maker movement“ in Africa, but he practices as an ICT business specialist.

Originally a land economist by training, he began to take a strong interest in ICT after a chance posting to a Ghanaian government agency exposed him to horrific levels of corruption in the land registration and administration system. The more he probed, the more he realised that ninety percent of the abuse could be curtailed by redesigning the behavioral processes in the bureaucracy, and that technology mechanisms could drive these changes more cheaply and effectively than mere political reform.
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