Director : AKWASI AWUA ABABIO

Akwasi Awua Ababio was appointed in February 2017 as the Director of Diaspora Affairs, Office of the President. He is responsible for overseeing the overall formulation and implementation of the Ghana Diaspora Engagement Policy.

Education and Work Experience

Professionally, a Certified Enterprise Architect with over 30 years’ experience in the IT/Financial/Insurance Industry, he has worldwide exposure to the Ghanaian Diaspora having worked previously for RSA/Trygg-Hansa–Försäkringar in Sweden, Denmark and Norway, in Switzerland for Zurich Financial Services, Länsförsäkringar (LF Bank and Insurance Company) in Sweden, RSA/Codan insurance company in Denmark, Allianz (Mondial Assistance) and for MS Amlin – a Lloyds of London Syndicate in UK. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Systems Analysis and Design from City University and a degree in Accounting and Finance from London South Bank University.

Leadership, Membership & Honors

His previous roles have been providing strategic guidelines for business transformation and structuring organizational data and business process for effective decision making. Using his expertise in Enterprise and Data Architecture, Ababio will leverage his expertise to oversee the strategic use of a comprehensive database for Diaspora resource mobilization and utilization. Ababio has already leveraged his experience in teamwork to build a formidable and effective team to accomplish the objectives of the Diaspora Affairs Office.

He is fully committed to ensuring that Ghana fully engages the Diaspora and leverages the pool of talents and investment potential for the development of Ghana while employing policies and comprehensive strategies that will exponentially grow Ghana’s diaspora remittances beyond the currently stated $3 billion. The engagement and utilization of the diaspora talent and investment potential for the development of Ghana.