MainOne Cable Company has appointed Mr Africanus Mensah, a Ghanaian Petroleum Engineer, as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the corporate entity in Ghana, effective March 24.
Mr Mensah’s appointment confirms MainOne’s continuous efforts to build its knowledge and skills capacity to achieve the mission of bridging the digital divide in Africa, a statement issued in Accra by the company said.
Mr Mensah, graduated as a petroleum engineer from the University of Texas in Austin, USA. He also possesses management certificates from MIT Sloan, USA and the University of Michigan Business School also in the USA.
His career began in the Oil and Gas industry with Schlumberger Oilfield Services Limited, where he worked for 18 years and rose to the position of Vice President for West Africa operations and VP QHSE for North and South America Region.
During his career with Schlumberger, he worked in 11 different countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Italy, France, Angola and Nigeria.
Mr Mensah is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Amaja Oilfield Services Limited and a business Partner with Sema Business Solutions, which was previously the IT and consulting arm of Schlumberger Ltd.
Sema Business Solutions is a leading IT services provider in West Africa, with offices in Lagos and Accra.
Mr Mensah sits on the boards of various companies in Ghana and plays an integral part in the development of Ghana Petroleum Sector as advisor and consultant.
MainOne is the first submarine cable company offering open access, wholesale broadband capacity in West Africa.
This objective is being realised through a submarine cable system, which commenced operations in July 2010 linking West Africa to the rest of the world via Portugal and the United Kingdom.
MainOne’s vision is to be the most reliable, scalable and professionally managed international telecommunications service provider on the African continent.
The company’s high capacity fibre ensures that reliable, affordable and first class service delivery of much needed broadband capacity is easily available and accessible within West Africa for regional and international operators as well as service providers.
MainOne remains steadfast in the pursuit of its mission to eradicate the communication challenges which limit African businesses from being truly global.
It is achieving this mission by providing the infrastructural platform to help make their businesses available and reachable globally.