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Delegate Profile

Mr ERNEST AKWASI AMOAH
PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO THE DEPUTY MINISTER FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY
MINISTRY OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY
Ghana
 
Industry / Sector
Manufacturing, Trade
Personal Profile
A qualified, accomplished, articulate, and dedicated Chartered Insurance Practitioner with a successful and consistent track record of delivering superior performance in Insurance and Marketing. He has about 8 years of expertise and knowledge in Claims Handling, Insurance Sales and Marketing, Bancassurance, Risk Management and Broking. Superior leadership, communication, and organizational skills. He started off as a Marketing officer with Phoenix Insurance where he managed major accounts for the company, broker relations officer and also a Bancassurance officer. He later moved to Asterix Brokers Limited as General Manager where he provided leadership and comprehensively managed the activities of the brokerage firm. He also sourced and secured new businesses, building and managing a customer portfolio, planned, organized and coordinated the day to day running of the company. He then moved to the Ghana Free Zones Authority as the Business Development and Research Manager. He has the responsibility of Identifying new investment and market opportunities and bringing to bear relevant research problems that has the potential of enhancing the activities of the Authority. He is now the Personal Assistant to the Deputy Ministry of Trade and Industry. He holds a masters of Arts degree in Marketing Strategy from the University Of Ghana Business School and a Chartered Insurance Practitioner awarded by the Chartered Insurance Institute, UK. He has a Diploma In Applied Insurance Studies from Malta International Training Centre and has also had other insurance- relevant trainings in Claims Management and Bond Insurance all from the Ghana Insurance College.
Company Profile
The Ministry of Trade & Industry is the lead policy advisor to government on trade, industrial and private sector development with responsibility for the formulation and implementation of policies for the promotion, growth and development of domestic and international trade and industry. The Ministry is also the advocate for the private sector within government and is the principal agency responsible for monitoring and implementing the Government’s private sector development programmes and activities. on communication and attention to detail. The Ministry also ensures that Ghana derives maximum benefit from international trade relations and that domestic trade is conducted in a smooth and orderly manner. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of the Ministry to strengthen trade relations with all friendly countries on a most favoured nation basis consistent with Ghana’s membership of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Special attention continues to be focused on the diversification of markets and the commodity export base by promoting the development of non-traditional exports industries with the view to developing an export-led economy. In industry, the Ministry’s policy thrust continues primarily to be the development of a more competitive industrial sub-sector with potentials to make in-roads into the international market with value added local products derived from local resources.