Breakfast Club Africa is a Pan African CEO membership organization, formed with a singular purpose of helping leaders of companies to become better leaders, thus benefiting their organizations and employees.
Membership is limited to heads of companies only.
The Breakfast Club is not a social club. It is designed for leaders who are intentional about improving themselves as leaders and improving their companies. We hope that you will take full advantage of the services offered, and assure you that if you do, your business will receive over a rich return on your investment in Breakfast Club Africa.
Breakfast Club Africa is registered in the Island of Mauritius as a Global Business License 1 company, and is governed by a Board of Directors that includes shareholder representatives and independent Board Members.
Dr. Stephen Adei holds PhD (Economics, Sydney), MSc (Strathclyde), BSc. (Legon), Bachelor of Divinity (London) and Masters in Theology (UNISA). He is a graduate and Fellow of Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIMG), Chartered Company Secretary (ACIS) and holds a Diploma in Marriage Counselling. He is a Professor of Economics and Leadership. Between January, 2000 and December 2008 he was the Director General and the First Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
Under his leadership, between 2000 and 2008 GIMPA was transformed from a small, under-resourced and sub-vented Institute in 1999 to the most successful organization under the Government of Ghana’s Public Sector Reform Programme. Since the end of 2001 GIMPA has been totally self-financing with turnover rising from less than $500,000 to around $15 million. Prior to that he was, among others, Head of UN System in South Africa (September 1994-February 1995), UNDP Resident Representative in Namibia (1995-1999), Economist and Chief of the Directorate of Africa Bureau, UNDP, New York (1989-1995); Senior Economist of the Commonwealth Secretariat, London (1986-1989) and staff of the Ghana Investment Board (now Ghana Investment Promotion Centre), rising to Deputy Director and Head of Research (1973-1985).
He has taught Economics, Leadership, Governance, Management, Public Administration and Personal Organisation at several universities and institutions including University of Ghana, the University of Sydney, GIMPA , Pentecost University College, Accra and since 2013 he has been a Professor of Economics Leadership at Ashesi University College. Prof. Stephen Adei has served on the governing bodies of several national and international organisations including Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, Kofi Annan Centre for Excellence in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Chartered Institute of Marketing (Ghana), Global Foundation of Management Education Association of African Public Administrators and Management (AAPAM), Commonwealth Association of Public Administrators and Management (CAPAM), Centre for Policy Analysis (CEPA) Accra, the Ghana Red Cross Society.
He is currently Chairman and/ or member of the boards of several companies and institutions including membership of the Advisory Board of the Ministry of Finance of Ghana, Chairman of The Beige Group, Databank Money Fund, and Accra College of Medicine. He is the author, co-author and editor of more than 20 books, 8 book chapters and written more than 100 articles and papers. As a committed Evangelical Christian, Prof. Adei has served many organizations in voluntary capacities as Deacon, Elder, Chairman and Board Member of Churches and not for profit organizations including the Scripture Union. He and his wife Georgina are co-founders of top rated Ghana Christian International High School and Family Life Mission in Ghana. They have four adult children – Stephen, Eunice, Priscilla and Timothy.
Mr. Wilben Short is a Sierra Leonean who has over thirty-years board level experience in the Consulting, Hospitality, Transport and Event Management industries both in Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom. Mr Short is a partner at CTI Consulting, a leadership coaching and executive training company.
Wilben holds a combined honours degree in Physics and Electronic Engineering from Leeds University and an MBA from Cranfield Business School. He is also a certified trainer by the John Maxwell Institute program “Developing The Leader Within You.”
Catherine Musakali is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya.
She is the Founder of Dorion Associates LLP, a firm specializing in governance matters and commercial legal consultancies. Prior to founding Dorion Associates, Catherine worked for Kenya Shell Limited (Now Vivo Energy Kenya Limited) as their Company Secretary and Head of Legal for over fifteen (15) years, during which period she managed the Legal Functions of Shell operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Morocco, Egypt and Tunisia. She has worked for shell in the United Kingdom where she specialized in Mergers and Acquisitions and was the Legal Focal Point for all Contracting and Procurement matters for its businesses in the 23 Countries in Africa.
She has served as the Chairman of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK) and also sat on the Council of the Corporate Secretaries International Association, which is a global body bringing together governance professionals. She also consults for the IFC.
Dev is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has an MBA from Heriot – Watt University. He has been with Osiris Corporate Solutions (Mauritius) Ltd. for 5 years. He has worked in several capacities including Head of Client Accounting department (Mauritius and BVI entities), Tax compliance (Direct and Indirect).
His expertise includes implementation of internal controls and ensure all operational systems and procedures for the effective and efficient operations. He also has varied experiences for in company accounting, taxation, payroll services and actively assist with Company Secretarial and related compliance requirements.
Dev has been a Senior Associate with KPMG and Rogers Capital in Mauritius.
Dr. Modupe S. Taylor-Pearce is a Sierra Leonean scholar and practitioner of leadership and organizational management. His passion for leadership development and education was born out of his experiences as an officer serving in combat in the Sierra Leone Civil War. An alumnus of Capella University (PhD), Cornell University (MEng) and the United States Military Academy (Bsc), Modupe currently serves as the Dean of the African Leadership University School of Business and as the Managing Partner of CTI Consulting, a leadership coaching and executive training company.
Q. Why is the club membership limited only to heads of organizations, and does not include other C-suite executives?
Q. How often does the Breakfast Club meet?
A. In each country where the Breakfast Club has been established, cohort meetings occur once a month. In addition, members meet individually once a month with their cohort facilitator.
Q. What are the membership fees?
A. The membership fees differ by country. Anyone interested in joining the Breakfast Club (if the person is the head of their organization in their country) is invited to attend one cohort meeting as a guest. At that cohort meeting, you will meet the cohort facilitators and they will inform you of the membership fees for that country.
Q. Where do the cohort meetings take place?
A. In each country, the cohorts meet typically at an easily accessible location. When you indicate an interest in attending a meeting as a guest, you will be contacted and informed of the location, date, and time of the meeting.
Q. What kind of CEO’s and of what size of companies are members of Breakfast Club Africa?
A. Membership of Breakfast Club Africa is independent of the size of the company that you are head of. The primary membership requirements are two-fold:
- you are the head of your organization in your country, and
- you are intentional about becoming a better leader
Members of Breakfast Club Africa are heads of companies who recognize that no matter how much others think they have achieved, they can do more and they can become better leaders. These members head large, medium, and small companies.