A five-member executives have been elected to lead the national body of the 2000 Year Group of, undoubtedly the best day school in West Africa, St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School as they reorganize to support their alma mater.
The election was held at a recent meeting at Cantonments where the Catholic boys day school is located with all courses fully represented as well as participation from old boys outside Accra and in diaspora via Zoom.
The 2000 Old Toms (as former students of Aquinas are affectionately called) elected a banker with wide range of experience in marketing, operational and retail banking, Sylvester Romeo Martey, as President; a medical doctor, philanthropist and entrepreneur, Dr. Brainerd Anani as Vice President; a chartered insurance professional, Henry Kingsley Owusu Adiefeh as Secretary; IT Operations Specialist Rodney Tetteh as the Organizer; and an Accountant Jerry Mac Mensah as the Deputy Organizer.
They were tasked to steer the affairs of the Year Group and liaise with the mother association (Old Toms) in the coming years including the welfare of members, projects for the school and resource the science department to compete and win laurels for the school in various competitions.
Though not exhaustive, the 2020 Year Group considered the e-library and refurbishment of the school’s physics laboratory as projects that can be executed in giving back to their alma mater. It was realized that the school is in need of a well-resourced standard physics lab.
At the meeting, members resolved to adopt the National Science and Math Quiz as a special project to improve Aquinas’ chances of winning more trophies and not just putting up good appearance at the science competition.
As a result, a NSMQ committee was commissioned to bring the group’s vision into fruition. It is chaired by Jerry Mac Mensah with Jerry Eden Ayivor as the Vice. Other members of the committee are: Osei Sarfo, Dr. Aristides Narh Hargoe, Patrick Adjei Adjatey, Jeffrey Nansaalor, Victor Attram, and David Mawuli.
A Welfare Committee was also formed to work on a welfare policy to guide the activities of the 2000 Year Group of Aquinas SHS.
Sylvester Romeo Martey was made the chairman to be assisted by Henry Ford Akakpo, Dr. Brainerd Anani, Patrick Adjei Adjatey, and Isaac Essel.
Brief info about 2000 Year Group National Executives
Sylvester Romeo Martey studied Business in Aquinas and later became the STAAGA President (St. Thomas Aquinas and Accra Girls Association) in 2006 at the University of Ghana. He currently holds a master’s in business administration in Finance Option. Romeo is a banker/entrepreneur with a wide range experience in investment banking, marketing, operations and retail banking, currently working with one of the top banks in the financial sector. He is married with two kids and plays the piano and enjoy soccer and reading for a hobby.
Dr. Brainerd Anani is a medical doctor, philanthropist and entrepreneur. He is the Projects Director / Managing Director of GRAFT Foundation (a charity that provides free reconstructive plastic surgery to needy people across rural West Africa), He is the President of Pat and Partners International (a charity organization that takes care of abandoned babies and also provides social interventions for children living with HIV). He is the CEO of Klassique Xpressions Ltd, an advertising, marketing and PR company.
Henry Kingsley Owusu-Adiefeh, ACII is the General Manager (Technical Operations) for Allstar Insurance Brokers Limited. He is a chartered insurance professional with over 12 years experience in the insurance industry. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of the UK (ACII) and holds an MBA in Finance from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He also has a Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (CILA), UK.
Prior to joining Allstar Insurance Brokers, he held various top positions in the insurance industry in Ghana. He was the pioneer Ashanti regional Branch Manager and later Business Development Manager at GLICO General Insurance Company. He later joined Millennium Insurance Company and rose to become Head of Branch Operations (Northern Sector) and later as Deputy Manager Marketing.
He is a mentor and coaches new entrants to the insurance industry. He read Business Subjects at St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School after which he pursued Bsc Administration [Insurance] at the University of Ghana Business School.
He enjoys cooking, traveling, reading and swimming. He is upbeat about tracking the future of operational functions on the cusp of major change driven by disruptive technologies.
Rodney Tetteh is an IT Operations Specialist who currently works with Genkey, an international company that specializes in a full range of digital biometric identity products. He has 17 years experience in IT management and Operations.
Aside from IT, Rodney runs a football club where like-minded people meet and exercise
As a student at Aquinas, Rodney was once a class prefect and later became the basketball captain of the school and a house prefect.
Jerry Mac Mensah is the head of the accounts department of Falcon Group of Company – US. He is a seasoned Accountant with Pat II of both CA – Gh and ACCA – the UK to his credit.