Michael Marmon-Halm is the Managing Director of fairafric Ghana Limited, located in Suhum, Eastern Region. Fairafric is the first organic chocolate manufacturing factory in Ghana.
From his first role as Quality Control Analyst at Niche Cocoa Industry Limited in 2011 to his current role as Managing Director of fairafric Ghana Limited, Michael has worked over 11 years in various roles and functions spanning across quality control, customer relations, supply chain, production, and logistics divisions with 8 of these years spent in managerial positions.
Michael attended Okuapeman Secondary School where he studied General Science. He furthered on to KNUST where he studied BSC Chemistry for his first degree and Food Quality Management for his second degree. He has other qualifications for professional courses in Project Management and Food Safety Management Systems.
His strong passion to make a difference, brilliance and keen attention to details distinguishes Michael out of the lot. This is evident in his work and as a result, when in 2019, CEO of fairafric wanted to build a factory in Ghana, he sought out Michael, whom he had had previous working relationship with at Niche, to head the project. Michael’s motto has always been, “Throw me into the den of lions and I would come out leading the pack”. This has always been his mantra when faced with challenges so when covid struck and the world was locked down right at the time when building the factory was set to begin, Michael was not deterred. He pushed through the challenges, even going as far as seeking audience with the President of the Republic of Ghana to request for the opening of the national airport to grant the installation team from Germany entry into the country to install the machines needed for the factory. Today, fairafric directly employs about 90 staff and indirectly created jobs for several more.
Michael loves to give back and impact lives. He has a group of young mentees under his charge. In his spare time, Michael plays volleyball.