Tech in Ghana Conference Accra
speaker profile
Mr Kwasi Adu-Gyan
Mr Kwasi Adu-Gyan

Mr Kwasi Adu-Gyan is the Director-General of the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT. He brings over two decades of information technology knowledge and experience gained at multinational/fortune 100 and midsize companies such as IBM Corporation, Trans Union Corporation and Andersen Consulting/Arthur Andersen (now Accenture) all in United States.

He groomed several executives and mentored many entrepreneurs, led several technology initiatives at various projects on innovation, e-governance, corporate strategy, social entrepreneurship and education as an ICT Advisor and Consultant to the Government of Ghana and the World Bank.

Mr. Adu-Gyan is credited with the successful implementation of the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT, the Ghana Multimedia Incubator Centre (GMIC) and the Community Information Centre Project of the Government of Ghana and UNDP.

As the first CEO of ITES Secretariat, a component of the World Bank e-Ghana project, within two years under his directorship Ghana attained a recognised position at the AT Kearney Global Services Location index 2008/2009. Ghana ranked first (1st) followed closely by India on financial attractiveness for business process outsourcing and other IT services and top ranking position in Sub-Sahara Africa; second (2) in Africa and fifteen (15) Globally.

Until 2009, he was a member of NEPAD E-School Continental Coordinating Team and the President Special Initiative on Distance Learning.

Mr. Adu-Gyan’s experience includes more than six years as a Principal Consultant, consulting for renewable energy company, Solargiga Energy Holdings in China and its affiliate DCH Energy of Germany. Solargiga the only enterprise in China honoured as ‘National Product Exemption from Quality Surveillance Inspection’ on monocrypstalline silicon ingot for solar cell. It is a high tech enterprise in the development, manufacturing and marketing of monocrypstalline silicon products. Solargiga is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.

Current position: Director-General, Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT