Wikus Jansen van Vuuren
Group CEO & Managing Director
Wikus was previously the Business Development Director for Henley Business School Africa and Managing Executive: Africa and Middle East for USB-ED. Wikus has spent the past 25 years of his career in various people development roles, including sociologist, lecturer, HR consultant, leadership facilitator, and most recently in senior business development roles. He completed his Honours degree in Industrial Sociology with the University of Pretoria and also completed numerous programmes and qualifications in Training Development, Health and Safety Management, Quality Auditing and Change Leadership. He has experience working in Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Nigeria, UAE, UK and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Head of Finance
Richard Barasa joined AMSCO as an Accountant and rose to the role of Finance Manager in charge of the finance department. He is an experienced professional in accounting and financial management. As Head of Finance he is in charge of aligning financial initiatives to achieve strategic objectives of the organisation by developing and implementing financial processes and controls, analysis and reporting and business decisions support. He is also in charge of managing the ATMS Foundation and development programmes audits. Richard is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Country Managing Director – Anglophone West Africa
Eno-Obong Amelia Edet joined AMSCO in 2006 as a Project Officer responsible for Nigeria before being promoted to Senior Project Officer in 2010. In her current capacity as Head of Operations – Anglophone West Africa she is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction for AMSCO’s operation in the region. Eno holds an MBA (Finance and Accounts) from Ambrose Ali University in Nigeria and MSc in Strategic Human Resource Management from Oxford Brookes University in the UK.
Country Managing Director – East Africa
Judith Lorika first joined AMSCO as a Project Officer for the East Africa region. She has wide experience in enterprise development, value-chain management and project management. Prior to joining AMSCO Judith worked at Technoserve Kenya, assisting with various value-chain initiatives in the coffee and dairy sectors. She holds an MBA (Strategic Management) from the Africa Nazarene University in Kenya, a BA degree in Economics from Makerere University in Uganda and a Diploma in Business Administration (by Association of Business Executives- UK).
Yves Alain Epangue
Country Managing Director – Francophone Africa
Yves Alain Epangue brings with him a wealth of experience in managing profit centers, cross-functional teams and multi-country operations. He has more than 15 years’ managerial experience within The Coca-Cola Company where he was previously Franchise Regional Customer & Commercial Leadership Manager. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, a Post-graduate degree (PhD cycle) in International Marketing and Trade from ESSEC Business School in Douala and HEC Montréal, as well as a Leadership Development Program Diploma from Indian School of Business (ISB).
Head of Business Development & Marketing
Mashall joined AMSCO in April 2017 as Operations Manager for Development Advisory Solutions and brings more than 22 years’ experience in the retail and health services industries within sub-Saharan Africa. He worked for OK Zimbabwe and CFI Retail in both internal audit and Operations Management roles before spending more than 8 years in Operations and Project Grant Management for HIV prevention at CareWorks. Mashall holds an MBA (Strategic Management & Corporate Governance) and B-Tech Management Degree both from the University of Zimbabwe. He is also a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) from the Institute of Internal Auditors (USA).
Country Managing Director – Mozambique
Hélia joined AMSCO in October 2013 as Project Officer for Lusophone countries, where she was in charge of managing and growing the portfolio in Angola and Mozambique, in 2016 Hélia became Development Adviser Specialist for the same region, having to expand operations in Cape Verde. Currently she is Country Managing Director for Mozambique, overseeing other Lusophone countries. She brings 18 years working experience in international development, focusing in financial inclusion and SME’s business management. Hélia’s experience spans from leading the setup of a fully licensed Microfinance bank, providing consulting services for donors implementing Microfinance projects, consulting to SME’s and management to credit management of SME’s. Hélia holds a Masters in Microfinance and a Degree in Economics (Business Management Specialization), and a specialization in entrepreneurship, she is also part of the Microfinance Association. Hélia is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, English and Italian.
Country Managing Director – Zambia
Lomiah Nhongo has a wealth of experience in project/programme management, maximizing an organization’s communications, resource deployment and managing stakeholder relationships thus improving service delivery and achieving company objectives. In her current capacity as Country Managing Director-Zambia, her aspiration is to drive company strategy to fulfil the vision of AMSCO Advisory Services Zambia Ltd at becoming the leading authority in Human Resource Advisory in Zambia by 2021. She holds an MBA from Webster University, London and a BBA from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Atcho Florence Olga Vangah
Head of Legal & Risk and Company Secretary
Atcho Florence Olga Vangah joined AMSCO in November 2016 as Legal & Risk Officer before being promoted to Legal & Risk Manager in 2018. Prior to joining AMSCO she was the Head of Credit in DHL Global Forwarding Sub Sahara Africa Region. In her current capacity as Head of Legal & Risk and Company Secretary for the Group, she is responsible for Legal, Risk and Compliance related matters of the Company and performs company Secretarial function as well. – Florence holds a Master degree in Corporate and Private Law from the University of Kuban of Krasnodar in Russia, she has more than 15 years of experience in credit and risk management and is an associate member of the Institute of Risk Management of South Africa (IRMSA).
Board of directors
AMSCO board committees
Audit and Risk Committee
Eveline Tall (Chairperson), Robert Zegers, Sven Riskaer, Wikus Jansen van Vuuren
Human Resources and Remuneration Committee
Susanne Nielsen (Chairperson), Ali Mufuruki, Robert Zegers, Wikus Jansen van Vuuren
Robert Zegers (Chairperson), Dennis Matangira, Sven Riskaer, Wikus Jansen van Vuuren, Suzanne M Neilsen
Nominations and Governance Committee
Jan Berteling (Chairperson), Ali Mufuruki, Wikus Jansen van Vuuren