Christian is a highly successful and value-added Chartered Accountant with years of working experience across various sectors including entertainment, financial services sector (Non-Banking, Pension, Life Insurance, Health Insurance), Oil and Gas, and currently in the Power and Energy Sector. This makes him an all-round, finance person who is dynamic and easily adapts to other sectors and organizations.
Christian has a lot of accolades and he is one of the top-notch finance personalities in his profession.
Here is his life story as disclosed to Edward Asare in an interview
What’s your name, educational, and career background?
Christian Adu Boamah Atiemo Educational Background: I hold a B.Ed (Business Management) from University of Cape Coast, Ghana, MSc Accounting & Finance from University of Greenwich, UK I am a Chartered Accountant by profession, I am a Member in Good Standing with Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG),as well as an Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (CIMA UK),a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA),I am also a Member of Institute of Public Accountants Australia (IPA) and Associate Member of Institute of Financial Accountants UK (IFA). Career Background:I have work across various sectors in Ghana which includes Entertainment, Financial services ,oil and Gas with concentration on providing services to upstream sector and most recently Power & Energy with one of the IPP in Ghana
What is peculiar about what you do and how do you stand out from others?
I am a determined and focused person who always sees obstacles as an opportunity to thrive. I always compete with myself to be a better person. I always aspire to be at the top.
What or who is the Inspiration behind what you are doing?
My Mum has always been my inspiration and my number one fan. She is illiterate but has always encouraged me and said that education is the remedy out of poverty and there is nothing like” I cannot do this when already someone has done it. At least try and fail, and learn lessons from it”.
What can people expect from you this year and what tips or advice do you have for people that want to do what you’re doing?
I am looking forward to a partnership to take Nyansapo Consult to the next level with an international touch as a service provider in the oil and gas industry in Ghana and across West Africa.
Who are some of the people you have worked with or would love to work with and why them?
I always read about Richard Branson of Virgin, and how he combines his family life with all the various investments across sectors. I hope one day our path would cross
What was the hardest moment for you on your journey that almost made you give up and why did you keep going on? It doesn’t have to be connected to your present status
The hardest moment was when in 2007. After graduation in the UK, I wanted to stay and work but I was on a student visa. I tried as much as possible but it was to no avail. I could not find work to even feed myself and rent a place to sleep. I had to stay with my friends which was a nuisance to them at times. I woke up on 30th November 2007 with 150 pounds sterling and returned to Ghana. I could not return to Kumasi where my family was because I thought I had failed them. I have been in Accra since then.
Christian is currently a successful Chartered Accountant and works full time for an international firm, owns his own consultancy firm, and married with a beautiful family