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David Ackah (PhD)

David Ackah (PhD) is a very experienced and innovative project management professional with sound academic and professional background with excellent working knowledge in projects management method based on project management parameters and donors’ rules; propose composition and take part in the bid evaluation panel(s). He is a dynamic and results-oriented professional, with good numerical skills. He has an adequate level of financial, commercial and project knowledge with high level of communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. In addition, he has rich experience and understands the project management regulations and practices. He is also an expert in local and international project management practices and a computer literate in Microsoft Excel (Microsoft Office Suit) with an additional capability of operating bespoke functional software like Microsoft Project.

He is currently the Executive Director of the Institute of Project Management Professionals Ghana with oversight of administrative and project management procedures as well as planning the long-term project strategy for the onward development of the Institute. He provides operational support, monitoring and periodic review of organizational project development to ensure the achievement of the vision and goals of the Institute and has a five-year University teaching experience, and a real professional experience of ten years in project management.

During his last role as President of the Institute of Project Management Professionals Ghana, he worked on many of the institute’s critical projects, including the redesigning of our flagship project management ideas and knowledge. When an external issue derailed a crucial project milestone, he developed an all-team triage project management system to ensure other project sprints could continue moving forward. As a result, the updated system went live within five days of the initially planned launch, an effort the project management professionals of Ghana praised as “heroic and unprecedented.” He earned specific recognition for his ability to effectively delegate and keep himself and his teammates calm under pressure and his experience working with cross-functional, international teams has taught him the importance of building trusted relationships and inspiring a shared project vision.

He holds Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Community & Economic Development, and Master of Science (MSc) in Business & Economics from United State of America, Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Accounting from the University College of Management Studies, Standard Diploma from the Managing & Marketing Sales Association (MAMSA UK), and Single Subject Diploma from the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM UK). He also holds Professional Doctorate and Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management from the Institute of Project Management Professionals Ghana, a Professional Diploma in Project Management from the International Business Management Institute (IBMI) at New York (USA), Professional Diploma in Project Management from the Alison Institute with Certificate No. AC-1266-11259553. In 2019, he was awarded a Certified Professorship (C.Prof) from the International Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (QAHE) in Hong Kong.

Professionally, he is recognized as a Fellow (FPMP) Member of Institute of Project Management Professionals (IPMP); Chartered Fellow (FCE) Member of the Chartered Institute of Economics Ghana, Fellow (F’CIFIA) Member of Chartered Institute of Financial & Investment Analysts, Fellow (FCIPM) Member of Chartered Institute Project Management Nigeria, Fellow (FCISCM) Member of Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management Ghana, Fellow (FCICRM) Member of Chartered Institute of Customer Relationship Management USA, Fellow Member (FAICM) of African Institute of Chartered Management, Fellow Member (FAIPET) of African Institute of Professional Engineers & Technologist, Fellow Member (FACPMI) of African’s Chartered Project Management Institute, Fellow Member (FAICPM) of Africa Institute of Chartered Purchasing Management, Fellow Member (FASCWI)  of African’s Supply Chain & Warehousing Institute, Project Management Professionals (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI USA),  and Member (MCILT) of Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport Management (CILT UK)

In Ghana today, the landscape is littered with failed and abandoned projects, therefore, he has taken the mantle to take up another PhD in Project Development Planning from the Central University of Nicaragua focusing on investigating into the causes and effects of failure and abandoned projects on the Ghanaian economy. David Ackah (PhD) brings to your organization real-world experience in developing successful project plans, communicating expectations clearly, and encouraging team enthusiasm, even in the late stages of the project cycle.

.......................... Executive Director IPMP Ghana