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Ghana’s Sam Jonah joins Bank of America Global Advisory Council

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sam-jonahGhanaian business mogul Dr. Sir Sam Jonah has been named in a 13-member Global Advisory Council of the Bank of America (BoA).

The BoA today January 25, 2013 announced the formation of the Council with the appointment of the 13 internationally recognized business, academic and public policy leaders.

Sam Jonah is the founder and chairman of Jonah Capital and a former executive president of AngloGold Ashanti as well as a director on the board of Vodafone Plc.

The Global Advisory Council’s role will be to “share expertise and insights on the bank’s global engagement” and help it further strengthen its worldwide relationships, the BoA said in a statement.

Chaired by the BoA’s Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan, the Advisory Council which is a non-fiduciary body will also advise senior bank executives on trends and emerging opportunities in local markets.

The Global Advisory Council is set to hold its inaugural Annual Meeting in Hong Kong in early March 2013.

Full list: Members of BoA Global Advisory Council

·    Bader M. Al Sa’ad (Kuwait), managing director and CEO, Kuwait Investment Authority.

·    Donald R. Argus AC (Australia), former CEO, National Australia Bank, and former chairman, BHP Billiton Group.

·    Thierry Breton (France), chairman and CEO, Atos S.E.; director on the board of Carrefour S.A.; and former finance minister of France.

·    Edson de Godoy Bueno (Brazil), president and CEO, Amil Participacões S.A., and director on the board of UnitedHealth Group.

·    Chong-Suk Choi (South Korea), president and CEO, chairman of the board of directors, Korea Investment Corporation.

·    The Hon. Kay Bailey Hutchison (USA), former U.S. Senator (R-Texas); former vice-chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board; and advisory board member for the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

·    Sir Sam E. Jonah (Ghana), founder and chairman, Jonah Capital (Pty) Ltd.; former executive president, AngloGold Ashanti; and director on the board of Vodafone plc.

·    Eijiro Katsu (Japan), former administrative vice minister at Japan’s Ministry of Finance, and former director general at Japan’s Finance Bureau.

·    Dr. Jürgen Kluge (Germany), director emeritus, McKinsey & Company, Inc.; former chairman and CEO, Franz Haniel and Cie. GmbH; and director on the board of SMS GmbH.

·    Ali Y. Koç (Turkey), executive board member of Koç Holding and chairman of Ford Otosan; and former group president of Corporate Communication and Information Technology, Koç Holding AS.

·    Prof. Frederick Ma, GBS, JP (Hong Kong), former secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury and former secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Hong Kong; director on the boards of Agricultural Bank of China, China Resources Land Ltd, COFCO Corporation, Husky Energy Inc., Hutchison Port Holdings Management Pte. Limited; the trustee-manager of Hutchison Port Holdings Trust; and International Advisory Council member, China Investment Corp.

·    Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong (USA), founder, former chairman and CEO, Abraxis Bioscience; founder of American Pharmaceutical Partners; managing director, California Capital Equity LLC; founder and CEO, Nantworks; and founder and chairman, Healthcare Transformation Institute.

·    David Westin (USA), former president and CEO, NewsRight LLC, and former president, ABC News.

By Ekow Quandzie

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  1. Interesting and great mind to reverse global melt down

  2. Dr. Sam Jonah is great Businessman and know his stuff continue to work hard and that is the way Ghanaians of all background should continue to do at home and globally. Ghana since Dr. Nkrumah have been known for the cherismatic , hard work and vision in global world just as Mr Kofi Annan did. Ghana will continue to be great nation because Ghanians understand what it takes to compete globally as well as our children and their children

  3. I agree with you BB. Sam Jonah is a hard working and self sacrificing man. He is dedicated to his job and it shows through his accomplishments. I could not ask for a better leader and I wish him well. I am proud that we have someone like him to represent Ghana in a positive light. Thank you Dr. Jonah. Continue your great work. It is well appreciated.