Essie is the Managing Director of PHI Century Ltd. PHI Century is a joint venture between PHI Inc. and Century Aviation Company Ltd. PHI Century was set up to provide helicopter support services to the Oil and Gas as well as Mining industry in West Africa. She is a Director and shareholder in Century Aviation. As well as managing PHI Century, she also manages RS Travel & Logistics.
Set up in 2009, it has grown to one of the largest Travel Management companies in Ghana. Essie is proud to be a co-founder of Legacy Girls College, the first private girls senior secondary boarding school.
The school was set up to provide holistic education, nurturing young girls to become agents of change in whatever area they choose as future women leaders in our society. The school opened its door to the first girls in September 2015. Prior to starting RS Travel & Logistics, PHI Century and Legacy Girls College, Essie worked as Managing Director of Ghana Airports Company from 2007 to 2009 with responsibility for managing all airports and aerodromes in Ghana. She had overall responsibility for the operational, technical, financial, as well as the human resources of the company.
Biochemical Products Ghana Ltd was set up to develop innovations for enhanced agricultural productivity leading to food self-sufficiency for Ghana (and sub-Saharan Africa). Tissue culture technology has been used to produce target crops of plantains, bananas, pineapples, and yams. Essie is a key partner in this establishment. Essie worked with British Airways in Ghana. She joined British Airways in 1989 as Sales Specialist, rose to become Sales and Distribution Manager in 1990. In 1999 she was appointed its first Ghanaian Country Manager. A position she held until 2007.
Essie is a product of Wesley Girls High School, Cape Coast, from where she proceeded to the University of Ghana, Legon where she was awarded a BA degree in Economics and Statistics. She studied for and obtained an MBA from the Graduate School of Management at Brigham Young University, Utah, USA. Essie is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she serves in the Leadership of one of the Women’s Group. She has also set up a library for the children at Denkyira Presbyterian Church Primary School in the Central Region. In her spare time, she grows vegetables in her backyard and on her porch. Essie is married to Prof Sammy Sackey. They have 3 children.