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West Africa Branch


The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers is one of the most recognised professional shipping Institutions in the world, providing education and promoting professionalism in the shipping industry.

In recent years, West Africa has experienced increased shipping activities leading to a larger involvement of ICS in the sub-region through its growing pool of local members. In a bid to better serve the region, ICS officially recognised Oil and Marine Agencies Ghana Limited (OMA Ghana) to host its West African branch in Ghana. In this regard, OMA Ghana in conjunction with ICS launched the official opening of the West Africa Branch on 16th April 2010 at an event in Accra Ghana attended by 80 persons.

To date, ICS West Africa branch is rapidly growing collating Members not only from Ghana, but also from Cameroon, Mali, Monrovia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria where a new chapter has been lauched recently. Currently, the branch has 53 Members. With the plan of establishing a local branch in Ghana to offer face-to-face lectures, the region is set to acquire more members. The Branch celebrated its one year anniversary with an anniversary dinner and it was attended by most of the members in Ghana. After a few years the Branch is still faced with numerous challenges which we hope to overcome in the course of time.

In Ghana the sub executives are made up of Fred Dartey and Keteku Gibson. We hope to have such representation in Nigeria in the course of time.


Who is who in 2016-2017

Chairman Fred Asiedu-Dartey FICS
Vice-Charman (Nigeria Chapter) Captain S. O. Olarewaju FICS
General Secretary Gibson A. Keteku MICS
Vice-General Secretary Olusesan Oluyemi Ajayi MICS
Treasurer Michael Dzikunu MICS
Committee Members Tami T. Adu FICS - (Education And Training)
Gertrude Ohene Asienim FICS
Hon. Chris O. Ebare MICS
Leandro Anipa FICS
Peter Akpokodje FICS

Contact Details

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (West Africa Branch)

c/o Oil & Marine Agencies, Atlantic Plaza Building Community 1

P.O. Box Sc 441

2nd Floor

Tema, Ghana

E: westafricabranch@ics.org.uk

T: 233 303 203945 / 203965

F: 233 303 203763

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (Nigeria Chapter)

Vice-Charman Captain S. O. Olarewaju FICS

E: westafricabranch@ics.org.uk