Management Team

Mr. Kwaku Ansa-Asare
Rector

Educated at the University of Ghana, Mr. Ansa-Asare is a Lawyer by profession and also has broad experience in the field of administration. He co-foundered MountCrest University College in 2008 with his wife Mrs. Helena Ansa-Asare.

Prior to starting the University, he was the Director of Legal Education and Director, Ghana School of Law from October 2002 to December 2013. Before then he had been a Lecturer at the Law School from 1987, rising to the rank of Senior Lecturer in 1992.

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He also acted at various times (1992, 1995, 1996, 1997-1999) as Director of the Ghana Law School. Mr. Ansa-Asare holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Master of Laws (LLM) degrees from the University of Ghana and a Qualifying Certificate for Admission to the Ghana Bar from the Ghana School of Law.

He has extensive experience in teaching and research in institutions of higher learning which includes the University of Ghana, the Rivers State University of Science and Technology in Port Harcourt and the University of Calabar, both in Nigeria.

He has served on various statutory boards including the General Legal Council; Board of Legal Education; the Legal Aid Board; Boards of Governors of Benkum Senior High School and Mampong-Akuapem Presbyterian Day Secondary School.

Mr. Ansa-Asare is also an entrepreneur who established the Readwide Bookshop and farms on a commercial scale. Mr Ansa-Asare has been an active Legal Practitioner since November 1981. He is Master of Chambers of the Law Firm, Ansa-Asare & Co., Hencil Chambers. He was the legal consultant to the Committee of Experts that drew up Ghana’s 1992 Constitution.

Among his numerous honours are the United States International Visitor Fellowship in 1992, 1997, 1998 and 2003; the United States Young Leaders of Africa Programme (1990); Canadian International Development Fellowship (1998) and the Sprott Prize, Legon Hall, University of Ghana (1976 and 1977).

His publications include: “Consumer Protection” 12 RGL 176; The Law as an Instrument of Trade Policy” 12 RGL; “The Case for a Comprehensive Framework of Consumer Protection in Ghana” 13 & 14 RGL 73; and “Legislative History of the Legal Regime of Price Control in Ghana” (1987) 29 JAL 103.

Mr. Ansa-Asare is the Registrar of the Koforidua Diocese of the Anglican Church, within the Province of West Africa. In his free time, Mr. Ansa-Asare loves surfing the internet, interacting with the youth and spending time at the countryside.

Prof. Harold Stewart Amonoo-Kuofi
Deputy Rector (Academic & Student Affairs)

He is a Physician and Clinical Neuroanatomist. Prior to his appointment at MountCrest, he was the Founding Dean of the University of Cape Coast School of Medical Sciences and Provost of the College of Health and Allied Sciences at the University.

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He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London, Bachelor of Medicine (MB), Bachelor of Surgery (ChB) degrees, University of Ghana Medical School, Diploma in Education, University of London, Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Diploma in Theology from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Saltpond, Ghana.

He has extensive experience nationally and internationally in medical education with over 15 years in programme management specific to medical education and health care. His areas of expertise include academic leadership, health related strategy development, proposal development, leading steering committees, planning and development of physical infrastructure and administrative set-up of medical schools, curriculum design, problem-based learning.

From 2008-2011, Professor Amonoo-Kuofi was a Member of the 7th Council of the Medical & Dental Council, Ghana, and is currently the Chairman of the Education Committee of the Council. He was a member of the Expert Committee on Harmonization of the Curricula for Undergraduate Medical Training in the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) region and member, West African Health Organization (WAHO) between 2009 and 2012. Since 2010, he has been on the ECOWAS Regional Council for Medical Education and the West African Health Research Network (WAHRNET).

Professor Amonoo-Kuofi played a pivotal role as a member of the National (Presidential) Task Force Planning Committee for The Establishment of two public universities: University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, and the University of Energy and National Resources, Sunyani. He has since 2009, been a member of the International Committee of Experts appointed by the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS), the Italian National Health Institute, to design, implement, and complete the requalification and strengthening of the A. M. Dogliotti College of Medicine, Liberia.

Professor Charles Kwame Kankam
Deputy Rector (Finance & Administration), Director of Works

He was a Professor of Structural and Material Engineering, Head of Civil Engineering Department, Dean, Faculty of Civil and Geomatic Engineering and Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Read more...

a member of University Appointments and Promotions Board, a member of College of Engineering Appointments and Promotions Committee and member of Academic Board.

He served as Academic Board Representative to a number of KNUST University College Affiliates. He was also Chairman of KNUST Sports and honorary Soccer Coach.

Prof. Kankam holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Civil Engineering, University of Leeds, England, Master of Science (MSc.) in Concrete Structures and Technology, Imperial College, University of London, a Diploma of Membership at Imperial College (DIC) in Concrete Structures and Technology, Imperial College, University of London and a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Civil Engineering (First Class), Kwame University of Science and Technology.

He is an external examiner of University of Education Faculty of Wood Technology and Construction and Takoradi Technical University.

He has several publications which he authored or co-authored and a number of Technical Reports to his credit. As professional structural and civil engineer, he has designed several commercial, industrial, educational and residential buildings and structures across Ghana. He also supervised the construction of most of these works.

Prof. Kankam is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (MASCE), member of American Institute of Structural Engineers, a Fellow of Ghana Institute of Engineers (FGhIE) and a member of International Ferrocement Society (MIFS).

Among his notable awards is the Ken-Francis Prize for Excellence Award of the International Conference on our World of Concrete Structures in Singapore, Best Graduating Student in Civil Engineering with First Class, KNUST and Pioneer Tobacco Company Prize for Overall Best Student in First Year Engineering Examinations (KNUST), and Best Sportsman, KNUST.

Irene Ansa-Asare Horsham
Deputy Rector(Institutional Advancement, Corporate & International Affairs)

Mrs. Horsham is a Barrister by profession and practises part-time out of Ansa-Asare & Co. (Hencil Chambers), Accra. She is also a door-tenant at 9 Park Place Chambers in Cardiff, U.K.

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She attended the prestigious Wesley Girls’ High School in Cape Coast, Ghana and then earned her LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Leicester. She also holds an MBA and an LLM in International Commercial Law from Cardiff University. Currently, she is a doctoral student at the University of Bath, pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration (Higher Education Management).

She is a member of the Ghana Bar; the Bar of England and Wales (of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn); and of the European Group of Public Law (EGPL). She is also a member of the Faculty of Laws and teaches Commercial Law, Legal English and Legal Method. Her research interests lie in the areas of Public Law, Company Law and Corporate Governance.

Rev. Delali Komla Akati
Acting Registrar

Rev. Akati obtained his Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Hons) in 1985 and Master of Philosophy (MPhil Classical Studies) in 1992 from the University of Ghana. Before joining MountCrest University College (MCU), he was Assistant Registrar at the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana.

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He has worked with the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences as Deputy Executive Secretary, Secretary to the Academy’s Council, its Finance Committee, the General Meeting of Fellows and as Assistant Administrator to the Executive Secretary. He also lectured on part-time basis at the Department of Philosophy and Classics.

In 2007, he graduated from the Charismatic Evangelistic Bible School and Leadership Training and was ordained as Reverend Minister in 2012. He was a founding member/secretary of Graduate Students Association (GRASA), Ghana and Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA).

Currently, he is Secretary to the MCU Council.

Osabarima Nana Asiedu Okoo Ababio III
Internal Auditor

Popularly called Nana, our Internal Auditor is the Chief of Larteh-Ahenease and Benkumhene of the Akuapem Traditional Area in the Akuapem-North District of the Eastern Region.

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Before joining Mountcrest, he worked as Deputy Registrar and Director of Finance, West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Headquarters in Accra; Senior Auditor, Auditor General’s Department; Part-time lecturer, Institute of Accountancy Training, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning; and the School of Administration, University of Ghana, Legon.

Nana holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) (Hons) in Economics from the University of Ghana, a Certificate in Operational Auditing, USA, and General Certificate of Examinations “Ordinary’’ and “Advanced’’ (GCE “O” & “A”) Levels from the University of London.

He has participated in a Stress Management Seminar in Banjul, Gambia, the Lagos (Nigeria) Senior Management Seminar and the Orlando (USA) Leadership Seminar organized by the American Institute of Internal Auditors.

Ms. Grace Worlanyo Krah
Senior Accountant

Ms. Krah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Cape Coast.

Prior to joining Mountcrest in 2011, she did her National Service Readwide Limited and was later employed as Accounts Officer.

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She has a rich experience in financial reporting, budgeting and budgetary controls.

She is a professional member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG) and a student of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Ghana.

Ms. Gladys Adwoa Asiedu
Head of Corporate Affairs

Ms. Asiedu is a 7-time award winning Journalist and former Deputy Editor of the ‘’Ghanaian Times’’. Previously, she was the newspaper’s Presidential Correspondent at the Castle (seat of government), News Editor, Head of Women & Children’s Desk and Features Editor.

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A product of the Ghana Institute of Journalism in Accra, she also has a Certificate in Journalism Studies and Practice from Regents College, London, a Certificate in Commonwealth and International Affairs, from Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University and a Certificate in Supervisory and Management Skills in Journalism from Project Management Consultants, Ghana.

International Assignments

Ms. Asiedu has travelled extensively covering local and international assignments such as the Fourth World Women’s Conference organized by the United Nations in 1995 in Beijing, China; African Union Summits and presidential state visits in many parts of Africa; and the Non-Aligned Movement’s Summit in Belgrade (capital of former Yugoslavia).

In 2002, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) contracted her to be on a Media Team that published the daily newspaper, ‘’ADF News” for the Third African Development Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Among her many other experiences are her attachment to the Cambridge Evening News in England in 1997, participation in a UNESCO-sponsored Pan African Women’s Conference in Zanzibar, Tanzania, where she presented a paper on “Ghanaian Women and the Peace Process” and a UNDP-sponsored Workshop in Mali, on the “Negative Portrayal of Africa by the International Media”.

In 2004, the American Biographical Institute (ABI) declared her “Woman of the Year” for “Outstanding Accomplishments and Contributions to Society” and declared her “A great Woman of the 21st Century’’, published in the ABI’s 2004/5 Edition of “Great Women of the 21st Century” – a publication for leading universities and libraries around the world.

In 2005, the United Cultural Convention, USA, gave her the ‘’International Peace Prize for Outstanding Personal achievements to the Good of Society”.

Among her many associations, Ms. Asiedu is a Harry Brittain Fellow, England (granted by the Commonwealth Press Union); a member of the American Biographical Institute’s Professional Women’s Advisory Board (USA) and a Patron of the Cancer Society of Ghana.

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