He is the Managing Director/Chief Operating Officer (MD/COO), of the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria and also an Ex-officio Director of the Board. He is responsible for the effective and efficient corporate operations of the Institute including administration, finance, contract administration, and supply chain to support the treatment, care and support activities for thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and other diseases in Nigeria.
Mr. Mensah in this technical and administrative position provides comprehensive oversight for the management of key areas of corporate operations including; strategic planning, financial management, human resources management, grants management, and supply chain management for the Institute in providing HIV/AIDS testing, counseling, treatment, and education to more than 220,000 clients throughout Nigeria. He also develops short and medium-term strategic plans for resource management and space acquisitions, establishing site agreements with community organizations and external facilities. The MD/COO provides technical input and leadership in the daily management of IHVN accounts ensuring timely analysis, reconciliation, and reporting of grant and contract funds.
Charles Mensah is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA), and a Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA). He is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (MACHE), and the International Society for Research Administration (SRA). He trained at the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria where he earned Higher National Diploma in Accountancy in 1985 and the University of Baltimore, where he earned a Master of Business Administration degree in 2001. He is presently working for his PhD degree in Health Sciences (Health Care Administration) at the Walden University, USA. He is married with children and loves to play soccer, badminton, table tennis and lawn tennis.