Professor Samuel Kwaku Bonsu has been appointed as the new Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), by the Governing Council of the institution.
The Business Professor’s appointment takes effect from September 1, 2021.
He takes over from Professor Philip Ebow Bondzi-Simpson, whose tenure ends on August 31, 2021.
Prior to his appointment, Prof Bonsu was the Director of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance (APQA) at GIMPA.
Prof Bonsu attended Prempeh College, Kumasi and later studied at Simon Fraser University, Canada and the University of Rhode Island, the USA, where he obtained a PhD in Business Administration.
He joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina, Greensboro thereafter for two years. Later, he joined and became a tenured professor at the prestigious Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada.
He came to GIMPA on sabbatical leave in 2011 and stayed.
He is an accomplished teacher and researcher of global renown who commands the respect of his peers around the globe, having published ground-breaking works in the most prestigious journals in consumer research.
His research has been supported by institutions such as the University of North Carolina, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, the Social Science & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark, among others.
Prof Bonsu is a visionary and transformative leader with significant experience in post-secondary education. He was Dean of GIMPA Business School and Dean of the School of Governance and Leadership, both at GIMPA.
He is a past President of the International Society for Markets and Development (ISMD), a society that brings together scholars and practitioners of responsible development.
He is also an astute entrepreneur with business interests in Ghana and abroad.
His wide global network of academic and industry leaders is a rare asset that can be harnessed to benefit GIMPA.
Prof Bonsu serves on the Boards of several local and international boards and is the current Chairperson of UN PRME Africa — a United Nations initiative.
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