Jacob Osei Yeboah 44 years old (28 October, 1968), is married to Hilda Osei Yeboah (Mrs.) in 1996, with four (4) children, Jacobel, Janice, Jeremy and Jeffrey. He is an Engineer, Entrepreneur, Strategist, Philanthropist, a Social Thinker and a transformational leader.
Jacob Osei Yeboah is the founder for Mpontuo Mining in 2010, a small scale mining and consulting services for small scale miners (galamsey) with the view to providing Technology and Financial assistance to the industry so as to mine gold safely without environmental degradation and mercury pollution.
Jacob Osei Yeboah is also the founder and West Africa Director of Vital Source Limited (VSL), in 2006, a procurement and logistics company focused on the gold mining and Oil & Gas industries within West Africa. VSL provides consulting services for engineering, oil contamination and filtration, logistic and supply chain management for companies focused on the mining and oil sectors in West Africa.
Jacob has firsthand experience in logistic and supply chain management in the West Africa mining industry, having worked for over 4 years as the West Africa Manager for Sherwood International (2002-2006), a division of the Super Group Company of South Africa, covering Ghana, Guinea and Mali. He also worked for Ashanti Goldfields Company (AGC) over a period of 7 years, as Director and leader of Senior Staff of the Obuasi Mine Divisional Board barely a year after his national service in 1996. His period saw a review of the company’s procedures and processes that led to a very significant transformation and cost reduction from USD320/ounce to USD178/ounce (Jan 2001-June 2002) and he was the Special Projects Coordinator, having practiced as Instrumentation Superintendent of the Processing Plant.
Jacob holds an MBA from Warwick University, UK with Masters in Global Supply Chain Management from Mannheim University, Germany.
Jacob holds an Electric/Electronic Engineering Degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where his outstanding contributions to JCR meetings of Katanga Hall were imbibed by fellow Kantangese as astute and discerning Christian leader. Jacob was a chamber Overseer and a House Prefect (1984 & 1988) of St. Paul’s House at Opoku Ware School in Kumasi, where he became Scripture Union (SU) member in 1984. His sportsmanship saw him to play hockey for the school team, a javelin thrower and a triple jumper.
Jacob co-founded United Movement for Change (UMC) in April 2010, an Association to bring about real change in Ghana, sensing the dangers pose by Political Parties to lives, properties and businesses.
He was awarded by the Lay Movement of the Methodist Church, Ghana, in 2009 during the laity 60th Anniversary for his sterling leadership to the Youth and again was awarded by the Accra Diocese of the Methodist Church in 2009 during the Diocese’s 60th Anniversary for exceptional leadership and contribution to the Diocese. Jacob was the National President for the Ghana Methodist Student Union (GHAMSU) from 1991-93, a period. Where the Methodist Church experienced unprecedented shakeup and a foundation for transformation.
Jacob Osei Yeboah (JOY2012) is motivated by what John Ruskin, an art critic, a social thinker, poet and artist once said:
“Therefore , when we build, let us think that we build forever, let it not be for the present delight, nor for present use alone; let it be such work as our descendant will thank us for, and let us think as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come, when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them. And that man will say as they look upon our labour and wrought substance of them. See! This our fathers did for us “.