The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Asociation has elected Mark Addo as the new Vice President of the Association, beating competition from Randy Abbey and Dr. Tony Aubynn, ABC News can report.
He got 6 votes, 2 more than Randy Abbey, who managed to get 4 votes, while Dr. Aubynn had a vote in his favour.
Mark Addo, who is a GFA Executive Committee member following his election as a representative of the Division one league clubs, has had experience in football administration in Ghana spanning close to two decades.
He polled 25 votes, one short of Randy Abbey’s 26 and 6 more than Samuel Anim Addo’s votes to secure a place, together with the two others mentioned, on the Executive Committee.
Mark Addo, who is relatively unknown in Ghana football administration despite his involvement in lower division leagues, is the founding member of Nzema Kotoko Football Club, based in the Western Region.
He has headed the team as its Chief Executive Officer since 2013, leading them to their most notable achievement of reaching the finals of the 2019 Normalisation Committee Special Competition, ABC News.
The elections, which took place at the first meeting of the Executive Committee held at the Tang Palace on Tuesday, brings to end weeks of speculations as to who deputises the new Ghana Football Association President, Kurt Okraku.
Many football analysts suggested that the deputy FA President must be one with exposure and good corporate appeal and have experience in football administration to perfectly complement the qualities of the GFA boss.
As a businessman, is renowned for his role in managing some of the top brands across the world. Mark Addo is the CEO of WestBlue Consulting, an IT solution company. He has also had vast professional experience with national and multinational companies located in the US, Africa, Asia, and Europe, in areas such as business development, finance, and business growth and sustainability.
Academically, Mark Addo can boast of a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from the City College of New York and an MBA in Finance and International Business from Columbia Business School in New York.
Mark Addo will serve a 4-year mandate in his elevated position as Vice President of the Ghana Football Association.