ACHIMOTA SPEAKS 3 (AS3) is part of a monthly series of symposia dubbed ACHIMOTA SPEAKS. Topics are drawn from the Achimota 90th Anniversary Theme – “Black, White and Heart … That All May Be One”
AS3 explored: Ethnicity In Our Political Developments...Learnings In A 60 Year Journey.
Format: A Keynote address followed by a panel discussion featuring well-versed Akoras.
KEYNOTE - AKORA (1968) ISAAC OSEI
H.E. Ambassador Isaac Osei was educated at Achimota School and the University of Ghana, Legon, where he graduated with a BSc. (Hons) degree in Economics. He studied Mathematics and Statistics at the Economics Institute at the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1976. Subsequently, he obtained a Masters degree in Development Economics from the Center for Development Economics, now Center for Policy Analysis in 1977, at the prestigious Williams College in Massachusetts in The United States of America.
He started his career in 1973 at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning. Amb. Osei was also the Head of the Commercial Operations Department and later Head of the Research, Projects and Development of the Ghana Tourist Development Company Ltd.
Amb. Osei was also an international trade consultant for UNCTAD and is considered an expert on the multi-lateral trading system and its implications for Ghana.
He was appointed to the high office of High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and with concurrent accreditation to Ireland and served from 2001-2006 during which time he served for two years as Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the Commonwealth Secretariat. He was prior to this, the Managing Director of Intravenous Infusions Ltd., the largest manufacturer of infusions and small volume injectables in West Africa.
Amb. Osei was Member of Parliament for the Subin Constituency from 2009 to 2017. In Parliament, he was the Ranking Member on the Select committee on Trade, Industry and Tourism and in his second term, served as Ranking Member on the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration. He was a member of the House Committee and the Committee on Poverty Reduction Strategies and served on the Ad-Hoc committee which prepared the Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament and was a member of the team which drafted the guidelines for the formation and operation of Parliamentary Friendship Associations and Study Groups.
Amb. Osei is an established businessman with interests in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, quarrying and financial services. He has served on several boards including Aluworks Limited and Cocoa Processing Company Ltd. He is currently Chairman of Intravenous Infusions Ltd. He has held several public offices including Chief Executive of Ghana Cocoa Board and the current one, the CEO of the Tema Oil Refinery.
- Officer of the Order of the Volta by the Republic of Ghana for Public Service.
- OAA Merit Award by the Old Achimotan Association.
- Distinguished Service Award by the Economics Department, University of Ghana
- Greenwich Award – by the Borough of Greenwich for his work as a London Head of Mission.
- Daasebre Award for Excellence – by the New Juaben Traditional Award.
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