KOFI ODURO MENSAH
CO-CEO (JOINT VENTURES & STRATEGIC ALLIANCES)
Kofi is a Transactional Lawyer and an Entrepreneur. He co-founded ABM Attorneys at Law, a full service law firm based in Accra.
He has represented numerous local and international entities in corporate, securities, and real estate transactions. His transactional resume includes representation of Maersk, AECOM, ECOWAS Bank for Investment & Development, Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, Ecobank Ghana and Grit Real Estate Income Group.
He has advised clients in over US$1 Billion worth of transactions. Kofi is licensed to practice law in the Republic of Ghana and the State of New York, USA. Kofi and the two other Co-CEOs of Harlequin acquired the Harlequin Group through IME Fabrication Limited thereby making Harlequin Oil & Gas a fully indigenous Ghanaian company.
As the Co-CEO of Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances at Harlequin Oil & Gas, Kofi is the key executive responsible for negotiating, and structuring deals and business relationships with International Oil Companies (IOCs) and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
Kofi’s current and previous directorships include the Ghanaian subsidiary of AECOM, a Fortune 500 company that trades on the New York Stock Exchange; and Waratah Investments Limited, a Ghanaian company that has controlling stakes in mining companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and Australian Securities Exchange.
Kofi holds a BA in Accounting from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctor from Syracuse University.
DANIEL CHRISTOPHER HESSE-TETTEH
Daniel is a highly motivated Entrepreneur, Investor and Oil & Gas Business Executive.
He is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of HT Marine Offshore Logistics Limited, an Offshore logistics services company, having served directly and indirectly with International and Local oil and gas players such as Tullow, ENI and Ghana National Gas company (Ghana Gas), as well as oil and gas service companies such as MODEC and Knusten OAS Shipping.
Scopes of work have included a myriad of vessel support services including STS support operations, marker bouy inspection services , data buoy recovery operations and bio data sampling surveys to name a few.
Daniel is bilingual in French and English and a very effective communicator. He brings to table a wealth of contacts and high attention to detail for all projects he is in involved in.
As an Executive Director of Harlequin, his vision for the Group is to create an Indigenous Oil & Gas and Mining Services company that will grow within Ghana and beyond and replicating its success here to support clients across Africa.
Daniel is an alumnus of University of Aberdeen-Scotland, where he obtained a joint Honors Degree in French and Legal Studies with a focus on Oil and Gas Law.
He is also an alumnus of the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, where he obtained an MSC in Supply Chain and Logistics Management. He also holds Diplomas in Strategic Management and Foundations of Management from London School of Economics, as well as Diplomas in French and Marketing from Science Po Rennes in France.
His other business interests include Real Estate, Manpower, Electrical Engineering, Specialized Communications , Beverage Manufacturing and more recently through Harlequin, general and specialist Engineering Services.
FREDERICK H. HESSE-TETTEH
Frederick H. Hesse-Tetteh is a results driven Entrepreneur with a wealth of experience spanning several industries including real estate development, oil and gas, technology and finance. Frederick earned a B.S. in Computer Engineering, and a minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship from Villanova University in Pennsylvania, USA. Frederick is also an alumnus of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and participated in the Stanford Seed Transformation Program in West Africa.
Frederick is the Chief Executive Officer of CADS Contract and Services Limited, a turnkey property development and integrated facilities management firm whose clients include Tullow Oil, MODEC, Deloitte, Exim Bank, MTN and Baker Hughes. CADS asset portfolio under management is valued at over USD 100M.
Frederick’s other directorships now includes CADS Developers Limited, a property development firm partly owned by Grit Real Estate Income Group, one of Africa’s largest Listed Real Estate Investors with a property portfolio of over USD 700M. In Q4 2017, Frederick initiated and led GRIT’s legal and technical DD for the acquisition of 50% of CADS – CADS 2 commercial real estate asset. The decision to sell equity in the CADS 2 asset was primarily based on the CADS group decision to free up capital for its investment portfolio diversification plan.
Frederick also serves on the Board of Directors of Darfin Finance Limited, a Finance House based in Accra; and HT Marine Offshore Logistics, an indigenous Ghanaian company that seeks to expand its fleet of Ghanaian flagged offshore support vessels to enhance local participation in Ghana’s Oil and Gas industry.
Frederick, through IME Fabrication recently acquired Harlequin Oil and Gas, Ghana’s premier Fabrication, Engineering and Hydraulic service center for the Oil and Gas, and Mining industries. He serves as the company’s Co-Chief Executive Officer, spearheading Projects, Commercial and Corporate Strategy. Harlequin’s client base includes NOV, GE, Maersk Drilling, Modec, Newmont, Goldfields etc.
Frederick is an agile team leader with a proven ability to effectively develop and manage client relations and surpass client expectations. He is passionate about innovative business models that create opportunities for economic advancement in emerging markets.