Mr. Isaac Adjin Bonney, the Chief Internal Auditor of the defunct Ministry of Inner-Cities and Zongo Development and the Zongo Development Fund (ZoDF) has been elected as a member of the Governing Council of The Institute of Internal Auditors, Ghana.
Mr. Bonney was elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Institute which was held virtually on Thursday, July 22, 2021.
Mr. Bonney is expected to serve a two-year term starting from August 1, 2021.
The following persons were also elected onto the Governing Council for the period 2021-2023:
Madam Harriet Akua Karikari, the head of Internal Audit Directorate of Ghana Institute of Journalism as President.
Mr. Joseph Dakora Zumasigee, Audit Manager at Ghana Grid Company Limited as Vice-President.
Mr. Ebenezer Kwadwo Omari-Mireku, Director of Audit at, Volta River Authority as Council Member.Emmanuel Nii Noi Dowuona, Head of Audit at Public Utilities Regulatory Commission as Council Member, Joanna-Grace Erskine-Atadja, Acting Director of Audit at Ghana Broadcasting Corporation(GBC) also as a Council Member.
Others are Martin Dornor Abayateye, Head of Internal Audit at National Insurance Commission, Council Member.
And Daniel Kofi Quampah, the immediate past president and partner at Brio Chartered Accountants as an ex-officio-member
Meanwhile, the immediate past president has become an ex-officio member of the Council. Each of the seven newly elected officers will be assigned to serve as Chair of a Standing Committee of the Institute at the maiden meeting of the new Council.
‘It is our hope that all Members of the Institute would support the new Council to take the Institute and the Internal Audit profession to new heights a statement signed by the outgoing president said.
On his part, L. B. L. Donkoh Chairman of the Electoral Committee took the opportunity to thank all Members for their support in ensuring the successful conduct of the first-ever Virtual Council Elections in the annals of the Institute.
The induction and handing over ceremony was held at Alisa Hotel on Wednesday, 28th July 2021 to usher the newly Elected Council into office. In attendance were 3 Past Presidents, Mr. Eric Yankah, Mr. Richard Ntim and Mrs. Juliet Aboagye
Mr. Isaac Adjin Bonney, (BBA MFC CA CFIP CPFA ACFE MIPA MIFA MIIA MIoD MISACA)
A Chief Internal Auditor and Certified Forensic Investigation Professional with the Ministry of Inner – City and Zongo Development also doubles as the Head of the Internal Audit Department at the Zongo Development Fund. Currently a Ph.D.
Student in Business Administration at Nobel International Business School (NiBS – Legon) affiliated to GIMPA. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (Accounting Option) from Valley View University and proceeded further to pursue a master's degree in Finance and Accounting at the British Institute of Management and Technology, Côte d'Ivoire.
Previously, he worked with the Ministry of Health (2011–2019) and rose from a Senior Internal Auditor to Chief Internal Auditor.
His stay at the Ministry saw him being seconded to establish the Internal Audit Units in Nursing Training College, Midwifery & Health Assistants Training School all at Pantang from 2012 to 2014 and the National Cardiothoracic Centre, Korle Bu from 2014 to 2019.
Mr. Bonney lectured at the Graduate School of Management, British Institute of Management & Technology and L’Institut Universitaire d’Abidjan all in Abidjan – Côte d’Ivoire from 2009 to 2012. He taught Business and ICT subjects from 1997 to 2008 and became Business Manager at Morning Glory International School, Abidjan – Côte d’Ivoire from 2004 to 2009.
Isaac is the Chairman of the Tema General Hospital Audit Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly.
He was the Chairman of the Audit Committee for the National Board for Professional and Technical Examinations (2017 to 2021).
Internationally, he was appointed a member and subsequently a co-chair of the Finance and Audit Committee of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA).
As of 1st July 2021, he will be the sole Chairman of the Committee.
His favourite quote is: “To be is better than to seem to be”, and his hobbies are mentoring and coaching young ones.