BRI has assembled a team of highly capable technical and managerial talents with over 100 years combined corporate experience in biotechnology, bioprocessing, pharmaceutical sciences, marketing, business development and general management to implement this project. The principals include MIT-trained chemical and biochemical engineers, Harvard Business School-trained business managers and agricultural scientists with cross-cultural business experience in the US , Japan , Asia , Europe and Africa .

The three-person management team responsible for the day-to-day operations is:

  • Dr. Kodzo Gbewonyo, President, who holds Sc.D. in Biochemical Engineering from MIT and MBA from Rutgers University with several years industrial experience in pharmaceutical R&D;
  • Dr. Yaw Akoto, Vice-President, who holds MBA from Harvard Business School and Sc.D. in Chemical Engineering from MIT with several years’ senior management experience in the specialty chemicals, biotechnology and petroleum industries;
  • Mr. Ladi Nylander, Director, who holds degrees in Economics and Business administration from University of Ghana and Northwestern University, with several years’ senior management experience in major corporations in East and West Africa. He is a Chairman of a very successful business of botanical based raw ingredients to the personal care industry.