Former Executive Secretary of the Ghana Free Zones Board, Mr. Michael Okyere Baafi has been given a new appointment in President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s second term government.
Mr. Okyere Baafi is to serve as the Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry pending parliamentary approval.
His name was part of the list of 39 Deputy Ministers released by the President on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
He is currently the Member of Parliament (MP) for the New Juaben South constituency.
Below is the profile of Mr. Michael Okyere Baafi
Mr. Michael Okyere Baafi is an astute politician and dedicated member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
He is a former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Free Zones Authority (GFZA).
Okyere Baafi holds a BSc in Psychology and an MBA in Marketing and Corporate Strategy from the University of Cape Coast (UCC) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST). He is also at the final stages of completing an M.Sc. degree in Risk Management and Consulting.
He has 15 years of working experience in Strategic Marketing, Corporate Decision Making, and Customer Relationship Management at various levels. Furthermore, he has massive transaction and engagement skills which come on the back of professional competence and a results-oriented attitude.
Michael is a passionate and aggressive marketer with in-depth knowledge in managing people, consumer marketing, small and medium enterprises marketing, and retail marketing.
As a dynamic and proactive professional, he rose from a marketing officer to an Area Manager within 5 years at Donewell Insurance. Michael is selfless, compassionate, and exceptionally smart and demonstrates high leadership qualities.
To equip himself with modern trends and make him a consummate professional, Michael undertook workshops and seminars in various disciplines in Marketing and Sales, Claims Handling and Small Business Management Skills, Innovation, and Leadership.
He became the Chief Marketing Officer of Phoenix Insurance Ltd. From 2010 to 2016.
He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, CIM (UK), and a part-time marketing lecturer at African University College of Communication and BlueCrest University College, all in Ghana.
He was the Chairman of the Finance Committee of the National Youth Wing from 2014 to 2018.
He is also a Board Member of the Ghana National Service Scheme, (NSS).
Michael was a member of the Manifesto Sub-Committee on Trade and Industries and was also a member of the Trade and Industry sub-committee of 2017 Presidential
Transition team in Ghana that successfully guided a seamless and smooth transfer of power from an outgoing government to an in-coming government.
He’s married and has a son.