Meet the team.

We are a software company that develops cloud based IT platforms employing Artificial Intelligence based chat bot technology for distribution, sale and administration of insurance and general financial services products through various messaging platforms.

Alfred Ludwig Kissiedu

Chief Strategist

Ludwig is co-founder of Redpear. He has a decade and a half experience in the insurance and banking industries. He is the Strategist for Redpear. His first experience with insurance was at Alliance Insurance brokers now Alpha Insurance Brokers. The nature of the insurance brokerage business has given him a firm grip of the insurance industry, that is Life & Non-Life. His experience at Alliance impressed upon him the philosophy that "an insurer can no longer afford to simply insure it's customer's risk and compensate them in case of a claim but must expand its field of interaction to risk prevention‘” Ludwig worked with Ecobank Ghana Limited for almost a decade. During his period he worked in diverse roles at the branch level and departmental level. He pioneered the establishment of Bancassurance in Ecobank Ghana Limited. He transformed uniBank's Bancassurance business and led innovations that will completely change how insurance is sold and bought in Ghana through the voice signature telesales campaign project with CaseJohnson.Risk prevention has been and continues to dominate his thinking in terms of product development and probably the first to have introduced a motor insurance policy with roadside assistance on the Ghanaian market For the first time in Ghana, insurance innovation was not led by insurers, It was led by a banking official who saw great potential in that space.Alfred co-founded the Bancassurance Conference Ghana and the Pan-African Bancassurance Conference, a knowledge-sharing platform for bankers, insurers, regulators, technology companies, consultants, BPO's etc where delegates from more than twenty different countries across the world converge to share ideas on insurance and banking and how they can leverage technology to promote financial inclusion on the African continent.Alfred has shared his experiences as a speaker, panellist at conferences and seminars both at home and abroad.He comes on board with a niche for spotting business opportunities, an ideas person a natural entrepreneur who converts challenges into opportunities.Alfred's current project and passion are turning messager platforms into key distribution channels in the financial services sector.

Alfred Ludwig Kissiedu

Douglas Sumner
Chairman

Doug has over 40 years experience in the Insurance and Banking Industries. He is well known and respected across Australia, Asia and Africa for his strategic expertise and insightful leadership. Doug consults to boards and CEO’s on a range of matters, including investment policy, investment restructures, capital raising and Board governance issues as well advising organisations on matters such as product development growth/sales and marketing strategy including Brand and positioning, strategic alliances and distribution strategy. Doug also advises a number of major Not for Profits, Trusts and Foundations on their investments and various other matters around governance and strategy. Doug regularly travels to Africa to conduct programs and advise financial services organisations on a range of matters In addition to being the Chair of Redpear, Doug currently holds the following Board positions: Medisecure – Non-Executive Director Medisecure is an ‘e’ health business that has developed innovative technology linking the doctors and chemists desktops to enable the electronic transmission of prescriptions and other medicines records. Simple Retail – Non-Executive Director Simple Retail is one of the major suppliers of Pharmacy management software in Australia. Around 500 pharmacies across Australia rely on Simple for the effective and efficient management of their Pharmacy. Mercy Health Foundation – Trustee Director Mercy Health delivers health, aged care and community services for nearly half a million people each year across Victoria, southern New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Mercy Health Foundation was established in 2006 to support Mercy Health by improving care through research, training and development.

Douglas Sumner

Lois Adwoa Adusei
Marketing Lead

Lois is a co-founder of Red Pear. Lois has more than a decade of experience in the media industry in Ghana and Zambia. She has worked with some of the largest privately-owned media houses in Africa and held senior positions which gave her oversight responsibilities across the West African region. Lois has deep insight into content marketing through her extensive travels on the African continent sourcing content for media houses all over Africa. She is co-founder of the Bancassurance Conference Ghana and the Pan-African Bancassurance Conference. Lois is analytical besides leading Redpear's marketing and communications she heads Redpear's crystal ball, a research unit within the marketing & communications. She is a tough negotiator.

Lois Adwoa Adusei

Samuel Kumi Ayim
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Samuel K. Ayim is a 54-year old Ghanaian Lawyer, Banker, Leadership and Personal Development Coach, and Motivational Teacher.

Until July 2016, Samuel was the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of Ecobank Group, a position he held for a total of ten years. Samuel worked for the Ecobank Group in various capacities for almost 20 years. He has a total of nearly 25 years of professional experience in corporate world in the areas of law, capital markets, banking and finance, management, corporate governance and company secretarial practice, across Africa with high international exposure. Samuel has experience in strategic thinking and planning having been a member of the Group Executive Committee of Ecobank for several years and helping to set up or acquire or manage banking operations in 40 countries where Ecobank is present.

Before joining Ecobank, he worked for the Ghana Stock Exchange as Company Secretary & Legal Adviser (1992 to 1996). He was also a Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana (1991-92). He assisted the then Senior Examiner to set and mark examination questions in Company Law for the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA) Ghana (1994 to 1996).

Samuel left Ecobank to put his dream to the test as an Entrepreneur, Leadership and Personal Development Coach, Speaker and Teacher; after having been certified by the renowned leadership expert, John C. Maxwell, as a leadership coach. He is the Founder and CEO of four businesses under the Focus Life Group: Centre for Transformational Leadership in Africa – CTL Africa (a leadership and personal development centre); Focus Life Designs (an African wear company); Focus Life Properties (a real estate company) and De Empire Shuttle (a transport company).

Samuel is also an independent Legal Consultant and has been a director of a several institutions.

Samuel Kumi Ayim

Alfred Ludwig Kissiedu

Chief Strategist

Ludwig is co-founder of Redpear. He has a decade and a half experience in the insurance and banking industries. He is the Strategist for Redpear. His first experience with insurance was at Alliance Insurance brokers now Alpha Insurance Brokers. The nature of the insurance brokerage business has given him a firm grip of the insurance industry, that is Life & Non-Life. His experience at Alliance impressed upon him the philosophy that "an insurer can no longer afford to simply insure it's customer's risk and compensate them in case of a claim but must expand its field of interaction to risk prevention‘” Ludwig worked with Ecobank Ghana Limited for almost a decade. During his period he worked in diverse roles at the branch level and departmental level. He pioneered the establishment of Bancassurance in Ecobank Ghana Limited. He transformed uniBank's Bancassurance business and led innovations that will completely change how insurance is sold and bought in Ghana through the voice signature telesales campaign project with CaseJohnson.Risk prevention has been and continues to dominate his thinking in terms of product development and probably the first to have introduced a motor insurance policy with roadside assistance on the Ghanaian market For the first time in Ghana, insurance innovation was not led by insurers, It was led by a banking official who saw great potential in that space.Alfred co-founded the Bancassurance Conference Ghana and the Pan-African Bancassurance Conference, a knowledge-sharing platform for bankers, insurers, regulators, technology companies, consultants, BPO's etc where delegates from more than twenty different countries across the world converge to share ideas on insurance and banking and how they can leverage technology to promote financial inclusion on the African continent.Alfred has shared his experiences as a speaker, panellist at conferences and seminars both at home and abroad.He comes on board with a niche for spotting business opportunities, an ideas person a natural entrepreneur who converts challenges into opportunities.Alfred's current project and passion are turning messager platforms into key distribution channels in the financial services sector.

Alfred Ludwig Kissiedu

Chief Strategist
Douglas Sumner
Chairman

Doug has over 40 years experience in the Insurance and Banking Industries. He is well known and respected across Australia, Asia and Africa for his strategic expertise and insightful leadership. Doug consults to boards and CEO’s on a range of matters, including investment policy, investment restructures, capital raising and Board governance issues as well advising organisations on matters such as product development growth/sales and marketing strategy including Brand and positioning, strategic alliances and distribution strategy. Doug also advises a number of major Not for Profits, Trusts and Foundations on their investments and various other matters around governance and strategy. Doug regularly travels to Africa to conduct programs and advise financial services organisations on a range of matters In addition to being the Chair of Redpear, Doug currently holds the following Board positions: Medisecure – Non-Executive Director Medisecure is an ‘e’ health business that has developed innovative technology linking the doctors and chemists desktops to enable the electronic transmission of prescriptions and other medicines records. Simple Retail – Non-Executive Director Simple Retail is one of the major suppliers of Pharmacy management software in Australia. Around 500 pharmacies across Australia rely on Simple for the effective and efficient management of their Pharmacy. Mercy Health Foundation – Trustee Director Mercy Health delivers health, aged care and community services for nearly half a million people each year across Victoria, southern New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Mercy Health Foundation was established in 2006 to support Mercy Health by improving care through research, training and development.

Douglas Sumner

Chairman
Lois Adwoa Adusei
Marketing Lead

Lois is a co-founder of Red Pear. Lois has more than a decade of experience in the media industry in Ghana and Zambia. She has worked with some of the largest privately-owned media houses in Africa and held senior positions which gave her oversight responsibilities across the West African region. Lois has deep insight into content marketing through her extensive travels on the African continent sourcing content for media houses all over Africa. She is co-founder of the Bancassurance Conference Ghana and the Pan-African Bancassurance Conference. Lois is analytical besides leading Redpear's marketing and communications she heads Redpear's crystal ball, a research unit within the marketing & communications. She is a tough negotiator.

Lois Adwoa Adusei

Marketing Lead
Samuel Kumi Ayim
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Samuel K. Ayim is a 54-year old Ghanaian Lawyer, Banker, Leadership and Personal Development Coach, and Motivational Teacher.

Until July 2016, Samuel was the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of Ecobank Group, a position he held for a total of ten years. Samuel worked for the Ecobank Group in various capacities for almost 20 years. He has a total of nearly 25 years of professional experience in corporate world in the areas of law, capital markets, banking and finance, management, corporate governance and company secretarial practice, across Africa with high international exposure. Samuel has experience in strategic thinking and planning having been a member of the Group Executive Committee of Ecobank for several years and helping to set up or acquire or manage banking operations in 40 countries where Ecobank is present.

Before joining Ecobank, he worked for the Ghana Stock Exchange as Company Secretary & Legal Adviser (1992 to 1996). He was also a Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana (1991-92). He assisted the then Senior Examiner to set and mark examination questions in Company Law for the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA) Ghana (1994 to 1996).

Samuel left Ecobank to put his dream to the test as an Entrepreneur, Leadership and Personal Development Coach, Speaker and Teacher; after having been certified by the renowned leadership expert, John C. Maxwell, as a leadership coach. He is the Founder and CEO of four businesses under the Focus Life Group: Centre for Transformational Leadership in Africa – CTL Africa (a leadership and personal development centre); Focus Life Designs (an African wear company); Focus Life Properties (a real estate company) and De Empire Shuttle (a transport company).

Samuel is also an independent Legal Consultant and has been a director of a several institutions.

Samuel Kumi Ayim

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Chief Strategist & CEO

Alfred L. Kissiedu

Alfred is co-founder of Redpear. He has a decade and a half experience in the insurance and banking industries. He is the Strategist for Redpear.. 

Board Chairman

Doug Sumner

Doug has over 40 years experience in the Insurance and Banking Industries. He is well known and respected across Australia, Asia and Africa for his strategic expertise.

Director

Samuel K. Ayim

Samuel K. Ayim is a Ghanaian Lawyer, Banker, Leadership and Personal Development Coach, and Motivational Teacher with over 25 years of professional  experience in corporate.

Marketing Lead

Lois Adusei

Lois is a co-founder of Red Pear. Lois has more than a decade experience in the media industry in Ghana and Zambia. 

Software Engineer Supervisor

Nimondo Zangui

Nimondo, a Full Stack Software Engineer who loves to build educational products. He loves to build personalized learning products.

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