The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has appointed two new female directors to its management.
The two are Prof. (Mrs.) Abigail Opoku Mensah and Mrs. Aba Lokko.
This was made known in a press statement issued by the Public Affairs Directorate of the school on Monday, April 12, 2021.
Prof. Opoku Mensah, an Associate Professor of Industrial and Organisational Psychology joins the Faculty of Management Studies of UPSA and assumes office as Director of the Centre for International Education and Collaboration (CIEC).
Before joining UPSA, Prof. Opoku Mensah worked at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) and has over 10 years of experience in teaching and academic research.
At UCC, she served in numerous capacities and championed a number of international collaborations, notable among them are; the introduction of the flagship UCC Leadership Empowerment Academy Programme in collaboration with the University at Buffalo, USA and the Erasmus Mobility Grant for UCC faculty and students at Tampere University, Finland.
The other, Mrs. Aba Lokko joins the UPSA as the Director of Public Affairs.
Mrs. Lokko brings to UPSA over 22years of extensive experience in corporate reputation and risk management, strategic communications management, media relations, stakeholder relations management, CSR, executive visibility strategies, advocacy, community relations, internal communications, brand, and marketing communications in both the public and private sectors.
Her experience spans diverse industries in Oil & Gas, Petroleum, Information Communication Technology, Insurance and Education.
Prior to joining UPSA, Mrs. Lokko was the Head of Corporate Communications at Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GCNet).
In that capacity, she deployed high-level cutting edge strategic communication solutions in repositioning the narrative on the reputation of GCNet, accompanied by several awards.
She had earlier held a similar portfolio as the Head of Public Relations at the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) for more than 13 years, the first public relations manager.
The excellent discharge of her role at TOR has become a case study for crisis communication management for professional development lessons.
Mrs. Lokko prior to joining TOR had worked at the CDH Insurance Company as the Area Manager for Tema.
Mrs. Lokko also worked at Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), where her professional journey started.