Dr. George Asafo-Agyei
Dr. George Obodum-Kusi Asafo-Agyei is the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation at the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC). He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, a Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.), and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) degrees in Economics, both from the University of Ghana, Legon, with a special interest in macroeconomics, public sector, and international economics with a significant focus on foreign direct investment (FDI), spillover effects of FDI and the impact of macroeconomic policies on growth and development.
As the Head of the Monitoring and Evaluation Division, George is responsible for providing leadership, ensuring compliance with the GIPC Act, and assessing the impact thereof. He has successfully restructured the M&E Division in terms of its operations. He has also led the Division to develop a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the various forms of monitoring, which has led to improved compliance and revenue generation.
Dr. Asafo-Agyei has over 19 years of experience in business development, project management, investment promotion, and facilitation, as well as monitoring and evaluation, with vast experience in the provision of consultancy services in the aforementioned areas of expertise. He was the lead consultant in business development at Plan Consult, a management and development consultancy firm in Accra. He also had stints with the University of Ghana, Economics Department, and Ashesi University as a post-graduate Assistant. He has made significant contributions to the attraction and facilitation of investments in the telecommunications and financial services sectors which have contributed to the current developments observed within the sectors in Ghana. He has also been instrumental in establishing and growing GIPC regional offices.
Dr. Asafo-Agyei serves as a member of the Ghana Automotive Industry Development Council and National Committee for the Promotion of Cocoa Consumption.
He has represented the GIPC severally in both international and local investment promotion events and conferences.