Mr. Joe Tackie has over 30 years practical experience in working with the Private Sector and Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana.
Mr. Tackie served as the Acting Chief Director at the Ministry of Business Development established by H.E. President Akufo-Addo in February 2017 until March 2019. He previously served as the CEO of the National Medium-Term Private Sector Development Strategy (PSDS II). He also served as the Coordinator of the Trade Sector Support Programme (TSSP) and the Industrial Sector Support Programme (ISSP) at the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
He is credited with the coordination and facilitation of the establishment of the Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX) from inception and served as Chairman of the GCX Steering Committee. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Small Scales Industries (NBSSI), member of the Steering Committees of the Ghana Skills and Technology Development Programme (GSTDP) and the Support to Private Sector Development Programme at the Royal Danish Embassy. As an accomplished entrepreneur Mr. Tackie is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Global Entrepreneurship Solutions, Meaty Foods Limited, and Co-Founder and Executive Director of Small Business Development Foundation.
Mr. Tackie had extensive engagement in business consulting at O.I.M International B.V. (Cape Town, S. Africa) in Organizational Structuring and Re-structuring, Strategic Human Resources Development, Development of Codes of Conduct and Monitoring Mechanisms, Leadership Training and Coaching amongst others. He served as an expert in the finalisation of the UNCTAD Entrepreneurship Policy Framework for developing countries at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva.
He was an Adjunct Lecturer in Entrepreneurship Strategies at the Graduate Business School of the Central University College and has delivered several seminars and talks on Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation. He is a distinguished speaker at several international conferences. He was adjudged the First Overall Winner of ‘Believe-Begin-Become’ 2006 – National Business Plan Competition by Google Foundation and TechnoServe (Ghana) for the Development of Entrepreneurship in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Swaziland. Subsequently hosted Larry Page, the founder of Google to Ghana in 2007. Recipient of the High Impact Personality Award at the SME Ghana Awards of 2014. He is a Vice President of AmericaTowne Holdings Inc., USA and President of AmericaTowne (GH) Limited (www.americatowne.com).
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