Reports are that the board of Hearts of Oak has appointed Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) President, Gerald Nii Adjabeng Ankrah as the club’s new Managing Director.
The search for a successor for former MD Neil Armstrong Mortagbe who was asked to step down last season as a result of alleged financial malfeasances has finally been arrived at due to the immerse pressure from the club’s vociferous fans.
Ankrah won majority of the votes among the board members at a decision making meeting to beat his close contender Alhaji Saani last week at the club’s secretariat our sources within the club revealed.
The GIBA president is likely to be unveiled to l public and the media by the close of this week so as to commence work as soon as possible.
Meanwhile is unknown whether the newly appointed MD will quit his job as the President of GIBA or combine both responsibilities as the details of his contract remains sketchy.
He was appointed director of News Times Corporation in May 2011, Gerald also served as the Project Director for the body that was responsible for the publication of the Code of Conduct for GIBA members for Election 2012.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and has previously worked as Head of Finance and Administration with the Metropolitan Enterprise Television Limited and an administrator at Danafco Engineering.
He also served in various capacities at Wade Adams Group, Plant Pool Limited and Osei, Wiredu and Associates and ha served as a resource person for the National Media Commission in the review of the “Guidelines for Local Language Broadcasting” and has succeeded in making GIBA self- sustaining and self-supporting.