Samuel Essel is a finance professional with a combined local and international experience of more than 18 years.
He worked at KPMG Ghana, where he was an auditor from 1997 till 2002, planning and executing external audits in sectors such as banking, manufacturing, service, mining, shipping, education and NGO.
He moved to Ghana Community Network Services Ltd (GCNet) for 11 years, first as an Assistant Financial Controller, then Finance Manager and eventually the Head of Corporate Business Support.
In this top management role, he managed the finance and administration aspects of the company, establishing procedures and implementing appropriate financial controls to ensure sustainable growth in the company’s operations.
In 2013 he joined SGS Tanzania as the Finance Manager and later rose to the position of Regional Financial Controller for East Africa, managing companies in Tanzania, East Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Eritrea.
He has vast experience in securing funding for capital investment projects, management of networking capital, finance transformation and restructuring and financial planning and control.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast and an Executive MBA from GIMPA and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana).