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Our Mission

The mission of the Institute is to promote good corporate governance through:
  • Developing national institutional capacity
  • Enforcement of the Institute’s Code of Ethics
  • Providing education and professional development

Our Vision

To become a global professional body that trains directors to become efficient and effective.

Our Values

  • Competence - adding value continuously to corporate activity
  • Capacity - able to execute functions with distinction
  • Integrity - providing leadership with honesty
1 About Us
2 Governing council
3 Our Partners
4 Programmes
5 Membership
6 Media


Vision of IoD Ghana

"To become the leading reference point for directorship and best practices in corporate governance"


Our Mission

"To represent directors interest and facilitate their professional development and training in good corporate governance practices".

Our History

History of IoD Ghana

In October 1997, Commonwealth Heads of State met in Edinburgh, Scotland and resolved to promote good corporate governance within the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth Secretariat was requested to implement the initiative of the Heads of State. 
In April 1998, the Commonwealth Secretariat held a workshop in London on corporate governance. Twenty four (24) nations were represented.
The Commonwealth Association for Corporate Governance was formed as an umbrella body and the medium to achieve the initiative. 
In June 1998, the Commonwealth Secretariat, The Commonwealth Association for Corporate Governance and the State Enterprises Commission of Ghana organised a three-day workshop in Accra.
At the end of the workshop participants unanimously agreed on the need for the formation of an Institute of Directors-Ghana.
A Task Force was set up to prepare the grounds for its establishment.
The Institute was registered on 21 st May, 1999 with an eleven member Council.


Our Values

  • Competence - adding value continuously to corporate activity
  • Professionalism - excellent qualities demonstrated through training
  • Integrity - providing leadership with honesty and integrity 

Our Services

Range of Services


   aProfessional Course on Corporate Governance (Certificate)   b. Advanced Professional Course on Corporate Governance (Diploma)

   c. Continuous professional development programs


Advisory Services and Consultancy

   d. Customized Manuals, e.g. Board Manuals, Accounting Manuals, etc.   e. Board Evaluation Services          f. Restructure Boards


Policy and Advocacy

   g. Developing and Maintaining Website    h. Producing regular E-Newsletter      i. Generating newsletter articles


Research and Publication


Non Executive Director Register

   j. Development of a Register of directors which can be used to provide a non executive director recruitment service


Affinity Services

   k. Discounts on hotels, etc


Our Clients

The Institute has trained many directors and managers of several organisations in various industries including:
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Media
  • Procurement
  • Fishing
  • Security service
  • Public service etc.

Books and Publications

Best Practice Guide (Directors Handbook) – 2017

First published in 2011 it gives a detailed account of all that directors need to know. The frst edition have been sold out. The second edition has been published and out for sale. Locate Institute of Directors - Ghana office at 2nd Floor Mable House, Behind Glass Vision Graphic Road or call us on 0208112791/0268112791/0554750189 for a copy of the handbook at GH¢40.00 



The Chief Executive Officer

This is a second publication and the completed manuscript has already been approved by the Council of the Institute. It is anticipated that funds can be obtained so that the books are released by the first quarter of 2016.


The Institute organises an Annual Corporate Governance Forum where participants discuss topical issues germane to good corporate governance practice. Participants learn how to become top performers and stay motivated.


Enquiries and Correspondence should be addressed to:                       

The Chief Executive Officer

Institute of Directors-Ghana

P.O.Box GP 20372, Accra


Office Location: 

Marble House, South Industrial Area                                         

Tel:  +233 (0)268112791

       +233 (0)244980182

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Mr. Justice Awuku-Sao

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Justice Awuku Sao, a chartered accountant, is a man who has a wealth of experience in the corporate setting. Currently, he is the Chief Executive, Institute of Directors-Ghana. In this brief interview, he gave some insights as per how the society would be better off if men and women saddled with the management of corporate organizations, and indeed governance at various levels in Ghana, are mandated to undergo some directorship training.


Dr. Frederick Ofosu Darko



Dr. Frederick Ofosu Darko is a Management Consultant, an Entrepreneur and a Master Trainer who works extensively with Senior Management, Directors and Boards, providing excellent training, expert consultancy, facilitation and business coaching. He is an expert in Corporate Governance and Strategy. He is a resource person for the Institute of Directors, Ghana since April, 2007 and has been consulting and providing training for a number of public, private and non-governmental institutions such as Graphic Communications Group, National Insurance Commission, Engen Ghana Limited, CARE International, etc. Frederick Ofosu Darko is the CEO of Terabyte Consult Ltd which specializes in providing Training, Management/IT consulting services. He has worked as a lecturer at Thames Valley University and Jeff Wooller College both in London.


He has Master of Science Financial and Legal Management and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Information Management both from Thames Valley University in the United Kingdom. He is a Chartered Member of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (London) and the current President of the Institute of Directors, Ghana.

He has a keen interest in Human Resource Development, E-business Management especially using the concept of IS/IT strategic approach in managing Information and Business Systems and Technology. His interest also covers using Knowledge Management Concepts and Processes to help develop and conserve corporate memory.

Mr. Eric Keyman Defor

Vice President

Mr_Eric_Keyman_DeforEric Keyman Defor is the Vice Chairman of IOD Ghana for the period 2014-2016. Eric is a businessman and serial entrepreneur. He has had extensive business experience since 1984 having managed a number of businesses that include Raduclean Ltd, a cleaning and furnishing services company, Total Safety Ltd, a fire protection, safety and security company, Watershed Gh. Ltd, a geodetic engineering and construction company.


Eric is currently the Managing Director of Vivendi Construction Co. Ltd, a fast growing building and road Construction company and also CEO of Cowrie Investment Fund Ltd, a real estate fund.

He serves as Chairman of the Boards of Quandzie and Associates, a legal firm and Goldengate Travel and Tours Ltd, a tour and hospitality company. He is also a member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Ghana (CCCG) and the Canadian Council on Africa (CCA).


Eric serves his community through the Rotary Club of Accra, Osu RE of which he has held various offices and been a three(3) time President. He also supports the activities of Special Attention Project (SAP) an NGO focused on children with learning disabilities in Ghana. He also served as PTA Chairman and board member of Corpus Christi Catholic School from 2000 – 2004.

Eric is passionate about leadership and has a vision to establish a leadership training institute to train the youth to become honest and responsible leaders. He is a motivational speaker and has delivered talks to Rotaract Clubs and Youth groups in the Catholic Church.

Our partners

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Our Flagship Programmes/Courses

The Institute organises the following programmes:
  • Professional Course in Corporate Governance. Successful completion leads to the award of a Professional Certificate and admission to membership of the Institute.
  • Advanced Professional Course inCorporate Governance. Upon completion, the member is awarded a Professional Certificate
  • Customised Programmes. These are organised for organisations that request for them. They include topics such as Financial Reporting, Strategy, Risk Management, Procurement,
      Marketing, etc.

How to become a member

IoD Ghana Membership

To become a member of the institute, Individuals must undergo a training programme for four (4) Saturdays, pass all assessments and be prepared to abide by the constitution and code of ethics of the Institute. The current course fee is GH¢2,000 .

To renew one's membership, subscription fee must be paid to the institute yearly


Membership Subscription fee per anum are as follows:

a. Member/s - GHC300.00               b. Fellow -      GHC500.00               c. Corporate - GHC1000.00 


Benefits of Membership

  1. automatic inclusion, unless opted otherwise on the Directors' Register and Search Service for independent Director placements.

  2. attending discussion forums, debates, seminars and conferences and special members' events and meeting top national, regional and international speakers and guests.

  3. being part of a new culture of directorship and accelerating professional development

  4. being kept up to date with latest information on local, national and global trends in corporate governance through receiving regular information updates and guidance services

  5. the provision of information and guidance services

  6. facilitates recruitment of professional directors etc          Apply online now              or                Download Application Form

Membership Category

Joining IoD Ghana

There are five categories of membership. These are:
    • Fellows
    • Members
    • Associates
    • Honorary Fellows
    • Institutional (or Corporate)

Members use the following designatory letters:

  • Associates   -  AID
  • Members    -   MID
  • Fellows      -   FID
  • Honorary Fellows -  HFID





The Institute of Directors-Ghana is an Institution that has its focus on Corporate Governance training.

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About IoD Ghana

The Institute of Directors-Ghana is an Institution that has its focus on Corporate Governance training.

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