Chairman of the Board
Martyn chairs Petra’s board of directors and is the Chief Executive Officer of UT Holdings. He has decades of leadership and management consulting experience, with strategic planning being his special passion. He possesses specialist knowledge in strategic visioning, strategy formulation, value planning, strategy mapping/communication, strategy implementation, change integration and project management.
His professional career started in the UK with positions in Lombard Tricity Finance and National Westminster Bank. In Ghana, he worked with the Bank of Ghana and led in the establishment of Ghana’s first Pay TV Company, Multichoice Ghana Limited eventually becoming its General Manager. He then went on to establish his own management consulting firms, BDC and Tertium Consulting.
In addition to chairing Petra’s board, Martyn serves on several other boards including UT Holdings and Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited.
Martyn is an Electrical Engineer by training with a degree from the University of Bath. He also holds an MBA from Imperial College, London.
Kofi D. Fynn
Kofi D. Fynn is the Managing Director of Petra Trust Company Ltd. Prior to founding Petra Trust, Kofi was Chief Operating Officer in charge of Asset Management at Oceanic Capital Company Limited (“OCCL”), the investment banking subsidiary of Oceanic Bank International Plc. At OCCL, Kofi was responsible for setting and implementing the strategy for the asset management business, as well as co-managing the day to day operations of OCCL. In addition to his executive responsibilities, and as part of his broad leadership roles within the Oceanic Bank Group, Kofi led the strategic review of Oceanic Bank’s decision to enter the Nigerian Pension Market as a Pension Fund Custodian, and advised the firm on how to position the pension custody business for success.
Kofi joined OCCL in March 2008 from Wellington Management Company in Boston, Massachusetts, where he was an associate partner. Wellington Management is a global asset management firm with in excess of $550 billion of assets under management. As the lead portfolio manager for central banks and international organization mandates, Kofi managed a portfolio totaling $4 billion in assets. This was broadly distributed among pension fund, reserve fund and sovereign wealth fund mandates from some of the largest institutions in Asia and Africa. In addition to his portfolio management role, Kofi was responsible for leading the firm’s advisory effort to this sector. Working closely with some of these institutions and their consultants, he provided advice on investment policy design, implementation and monitoring.
Before joining Wellington Management Kofi worked at Blackrock Financial Management, a global asset management firm with over $3.6 trillion under management, At Blackrock he led the team responsible for the management of risk in all of the firm’s leveraged vehicles.
Kofi earned both bachelors and a masters degree in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Deputy Managing Director
Chris Hammond is the Deputy Managing Director of Petra Trust. He joined Petra Trust from Aerocontractors Company of Nigeria (“ACN”) where he served as Chief Finance Officer. In his position as CFO, Chris oversaw ACN’s Finance, Purchasing and Information and Computer Technology teams and was central to the company’s strategy and business development.
Prior to joining ACN, Chris headed the Telecommunications, Media and Technology coverage practice within Oceanic Capital Company Ltd’s Investment Banking Group. He was responsible for the origination and structuring of financing transactions in his stated sectors as well as for the Aviation sector.
Chris joined Oceanic Capital, from Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC in New York where he worked as an investment banker in the company’s Financial Sponsors Group. In his role at Credit Suisse, Chris focused on providing advisory and execution services to clients, primarily private equity clients, in leveraged buyouts, sell-side and IPO transactions across various industries. Prior to Credit Suisse, Chris worked in the energy sector with Mirant Corporation in a risk management capacity and as a consultant with Cap Gemini.
Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Highest Honors) in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and holds a Masters of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the same university. He also holds an MBA from The Sloan School Management of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Adjoba Kyiamah is currently the Corporate & Legal Affairs Director for Accra Brewery Limited and Voltic (GH) Limited, both subsidiaries of SABMiller Plc. She has over two decades worth of experience in very diverse roles, including media, urban planning and legal practice.
Fifteen years of her career have been spent in senior corporate management roles with an excellent track record of managing stakeholder engagements, corporate transactions and communications.
Adjoba holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Ghana, Legon; a Master’s Degree from the University of Manchester, UK; and a Qualifying Certificate of Law from the Ghana School of Law.
Lucy is an international business leader and a trail blazer in the telecommunications industry who passionately believes in tapping into the real potential of people and in creating teams that deliver outstanding business results. She has received local and international recognition for consistently turning around businesses for growth even in the most challenging situations. She is also acclaimed for her selfless drive to mentor the next generation of leaders to create sustainable outcomes.
A chartered engineer by training, she has successfully married her technical and commercial experience with strong business acumen to become one of Africa’s leading telecommunications business people.
Lucy’s transformational leadership also led her to be crowned the ‘CIMG Marketing Woman of the year’, at the prestigious CIMG awards held in September 2015. This was in recognition of her excellent strategic marketing which led Airtel Ghana to become the most loved telecoms brand, gain highest top of mind awareness and to be the fastest growing telecoms company with respect to the customer base. This recognition is another trailblazing achievement as she is the first telecoms CEO to receive this award.
Lucy started her career in automotive engineering with Ford Motor Company working her way through design engineering, manufacturing and project management functions in the UK, Germany and Portugal. She also spent some time working in investment banking. She holds a first class degree in electrical and electronic engineering and an MBA from INSEAD.
Lucy is married with three children. The family loves to travel together to explore the world.