We've won a number of awards, including the prestigious Millennium Excellence Awards for IT in 2005 (also nominated in 2000). The company has been featured on BBC, CNN and the IEEE Magazine (of the United States) amongst others. Our key personnel are profiled below.
Herman is a software engineer by profession. 19 years ago he co-founded the SOFTtribe limited, one of the leading software houses in West Africa. He holds a number of directorships and is an Assessor of the Commercial Court, Ghana. He has won a number of personal awards including Outstanding Ghanaian Professional from the GPA Awards (UK), as well as the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Texas State Alumni Association and Texas State University-San Marcos (USA)—the first and currently only African recipient of the award. Herman has also been a resource person and visiting speaker at the Wharton Business School, Harvard Business Schools, Cambridge University, the University of Ghana, and the TEDGlobal Conference in Arusha, Tanzania, amongst others. The BBC describes Mr Chinery-Hesse as Africa’s Bill Gates.
In his own words, “if Africa misses the current global IT boat there may never again be an opportunity for rapid wealth creation on the continent”.
Tetteh is a Chemical Engineer by training and also holds an Executive Masters Degree in Business Administration (EMBA) with specialization in Project Management.
Tetteh has extensive work experience in the service and manufacturing sectors of the Ghanaian Economy.
Tetteh worked as an Associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He carried out many financial audits servicing clients all across Ghana and the West African sub region. He was part of the team charged with the task of restructuring African Concrete Products Limited (ACP Ltd) the largest precast concrete manufacturer in the West African sub region. As an exceptionally hard worker and a natural leader he was promoted to the high office of General Manager after 4 years of service, setting a record as the youngest General Manager in the Company’s fifty-four year old history.
Tetteh also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Black Star Line S.A., a Panamanian based trade mediation company, and its subsidiary Black Star Line Ghana. He holds several directorships and presently chairs the Information, Communication & Technology (ICT) sub sector of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI). He doubles as a member of the AGI’s governing council.Top
With almost 20 years experience in the ICT industry in the UK and Africa, David is responsible for steering the technical direction of SOFT.
At the age of 15, David founded ACE (UK), which specialised in development of bespoke software applications, eventually specialising in medical software systems for GP’s which were recommended by National Health Service (NHS) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). This gave David huge international publicity due to his young age. He was dubbed in the UK press, the “Computer Whiz kid” and received an official letter of congratulations from the then British Prime Minister.
Upon the formal invitation from the Government of Ghana, David relocated to Ghana from the United Kingdom and founded a software development house, where he specialised in public sector computerisation. He undertook public sector computerisation projects in organisations such as the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, the Ministry of Finance and the Ghana Co-operative Bank. The company later specialised in software-development for Ghanaian banks. During this period he was appointed by the former president of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings, as a board member of the Information Technology Planning Group (ITPG), a group tasked to advise theGhanaian Government on Information Technology policy. He was also appointed a consultant to the State Enterprises Commission (SEC) as an IT analyst.
In the UK, David has worked as a consultant to Woolwich Bank in Kent as an IT Analyst. David is currently also involved in multimedia productions for radio and television.
Chris has a 25 year career in Ghana’s banking sector, specifically SG-SSB. Most of these were spent in internal audit and inspection. Amongst others, he also served term as a Branch Manager, Head of Accounts Department, Head of Inspection and Audit and Chief of Retail Banking/Banking Operations. His last position in SG-SSB was Senior Manager for Strategy.
He then moved on to the manufacturing and communications consulting industries. Chris served as the Chief Accountant of African Concrete Products and the Finance Manager of Stratcomm, an image & marketing consulting firm whose clients include MTN, Barclays Bank, and UNICEF.
Throughout his career, Chris has built a solid body of experience in accounting, finance, banking, credit administration, management, debt collection, and software application and implementation.
Chris is a graduate of the University of Ghana Business School. He holds a BSc. in Administration (Banking & Finance) and also has qualifications in Credit Control Management, Leadership, Auditing, and Financial Products.Top
With over 20 years total industry experience (in blue-chip organisations within the EU and lately also a 4 year spell in Charge of the Communications and IT section for a UN War crimes tribunal (The Special Court for Sierra Leone)), Plummer Hamilton lists among his achievements:
The SOFTtribe team's areas of expertise include, but aren't limited to: