Mr James Asare-Adjei is the new AGI President.
Mr James Asare-Adjei is the new AGI President.

The newly elected President of the Association of Ghanaian Industry (AGI), Mr. James Asare-Adjei, has assured Ghanaians, especially industry players of dynamic leadership for growth and development.

Mr. Asare-Adjei gave this assurance when he was elected as the new AGI President on Thursday, 21st November, 2013 at the Trade Fair Auditorium, Accra.

Providing his vision for AGI for the next two years of office, Mr. Asare-Adjei said, ?I would ensure effective organization of Member companies at regional branches to present a formidable force in strengthening the advocacy drive of AGI to position industry at the heart of government policies?.

The new AGI boss added that he would champion the setting up of an SME bank through the aggregation of Japanese grant, Italian fund, EDAIF, MASLOC, etc to make credit easily accessible and cheaper to AGI members

?I will provide dynamic leadership for industry growth and development through effective engagement of government in solving utility tariff hikes, high cost of credit, excessive business taxation, depreciation of the cedi, lack of market access and many more?, Mr. James Asare-Adjei added.

He is the Founder and?CEO, of Asadtek Group Limited, with subsidiary companies; Asadtek Kitchenware, Asadtek Roofing both in Manufacturing and Asadtek Properties Limited.

Mr Asare-Adjei, who takes over from ?Nana Owusu-Afari,?holds a BSc degree in Engineering from the Kwame Nkurmah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He is also, a Chartered Marketer (CIM ? UK) ?and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA ? Birmingham City University, U.K).

He is currently a Doctoral Researcher in ?Building Growth Model Strategy for Manufacturing Small and Medium-sized Enterprises? at University of Birmingham Business School, U.K.

He worked as Chief Executive & Manpower development Manager, with several years of experience in capacity building, Human Resource Management and General Management prior to setting up Asadtek Group Limited.

He also has a long-standing academic experience as a Lecturer in International Marketing and Strategic Marketing Management at the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana (Senior Managers Programme), at GIMPA.

Source:Myjoyonline

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