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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Mr. Prince Sefah as the CEO of Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) an Agency of the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation.
Mr. Prince Sefah takes over from Hon. Kofi Asante, the Founding CEO, is now retiring, after two stints at the helm of the organisation.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Sefah served for 4 years as Deputy Director-General for the National Communication Authority (NCA) in charge of Operations, where he led NCA’s decentralized Field & Regional Operations across the country as well as the critical Administration function.
With his wealth and years of experience in the ICT and Telecom space, Mr. Sefah is expected to bring to GIFEC renewed drive, innovation, strong industry experience, operations management, and technological acumen, toward achieving the clear vision of GIFEC, which is to achieve universal access to digitisation.
Mr. Sefah has about 25 years of professional experience, in areas such as Manufacturing, Banking, ICT, Oil & Gas, and Telecommunications sectors in Central & Western Canada as well as in Ghana.
Mr. Sefah was a Board Member of the Accra Digital Centre, where he chaired the Board’s Technical & Operations Committee, under the Board Chairmanship of Mr. Kofi Asante. He is also been a Board Member of the Institute of ICT Professionals Ghana, over the last four (4) years.
Mr. Sefah holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Information Technology Management) from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada and a Master of Business Administration (Human Resources Management) from the University of Ghana, Legon. He is currently pursuing a Senior Professional in Human Resources International (SPHRi) Certification. He is an alumnus of St. Peters Senior High School, Nkwatia, and Nkawkaw Secondary School.
He is a multi-faceted Technology Leader who has completed many IT Industry Certifications and Training as well as attended many Trade Shows, Workshops and Conferences, domestically and internationally. He has in the past worked as IT specialist for Citibank and General Electric all in Toronto, Canada. He is a recipient of an Economics Book Prize, 2000 (on the Economy of Developing Countries) awarded by Ryerson University. He has achieved an Advanced Leader (Silver) and Advanced Communicator (Silver) designations from Toastmasters International Organisation (TMI).
He was once Vice President of Education and then the President of the North York Toastmasters Club, in Toronto, Canada. He won several awards in Speech and Evaluation Contests as well as Leadership Awards during his time in TMI.
Mr. Prince Sefah is an impactful Leader, Fundraiser, Writer and Organiser.
For over a decade, he held various Executive roles within NPP’s Canada Branch and its Toronto & Edmonton Chapters.
He is currently the Chairman of a vibrant and registered Nonprofit Organisation called Diaspora Patriots in Ghana (DPG) Foundation, which is a New Patriotic Party Association/Fraternity for Members/Supporters who used to live abroad but have relocated or are relo