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Prof. Alex Dodoo

Prof. Alex Dodoo

Director General

Alexander Dodoo (BPharm, MSc, PhD, FPSGH, FPCPharm, FGCPharm) is the Director-General of the Ghana Standards Authority and an Associate Professor at the Centre for Tropical Clinical Pharmacology, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Ghana. He is the country representative to the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and serves on the Council of the African Standards Organisation. He has worked extensively on the development of norms and standards especially in healthcare in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS).

In addition to his work in standardisation, Prof Alex Dodoo is also a Scientific Advisor at the African Collaborating Centre for Pharmacovigilance (www.acc-afro.org) which acts as convening platform for safety surveillance in Africa. He serves or has served on several local and international advisory, training and safety committees, including Member, WHO Advisory Committee on the Safety of Medicinal Products, Member, Access & Product Management Advisory Committee of the Medicines for Malaria Venture and Chairman of the Strategic Planning Group of the Global Vaccine Safety Initiative. He is also a member of the WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependency Disorders as well as a Member of the WHO Panel on Drug Evaluation. He was for two terms (4 years), the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana and served as President of the Pharmacy Information Section of the International Pharmaceutical Federation. From 2009 – 2012, Alex Dodoo served as the President of the International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISoP) from 2009-2012.

He is the author/co-author of various manuscripts and full papers in peer-reviewed journals and has one book published titled: Healthy Secrets – a layperson’s guide to health issues.

Mrs. Prudence Asamoah-Bonti

Mrs. Prudence Asamoah-Bonti

Deputy Director General Operations

Mrs Prudence Asamoah-Bonti is the Ag. Deputy Director of Operations at the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA). She holds an M.Phil. in Food Science from the University of Ghana, Legon. She also holds a B.Sc. (Hons) Degree in Biochemistry from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi-Ghana.

She has over thirty (30) years experience in the fields of Standardisation, Conformity Assessment, Food Safety and Project Management and Administration. She has a lead Auditor Training Certificate in Food Safety Management Systems.

Her working experience includes: three (3) years as a research scientist in the area of appropriate technologies into fish processing and preservation, four (4) years experience as an analytical works chemist in the food process Industry, four (4) years experience as Head of the Food and Agricultural Analytical laboratory (GSA), four (4) years experience as the Head of Destination Inspection Department (GSA) responsible for ensuring imported goods entering the country conform to relevant national standards in line with international standards and over seventeen (17) years experience as Head of Food, Chemistry and Materials Standards Department responsible for the identification, initiation, development, maintenance and dissemination of standards for products and services in these areas. She is responsible for the development of the first National Standardisation Strategy and the first Ghanaian Technical Secretary to an ISO Technical Committee and ECOWAS Standards Harmonisation Committee.

Mr. Charles Amoako

Mr. Charles Amoako

Deputy Director General (Conformity Assessment)

Mr. Charles Amoako is the Deputy Director General (Conformity Assessment). He joined the Authority as a Scientific Officer on 1st October, 1994. He already had a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) Degree in Chemistry as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree (Chemistry) and Diploma in Education. Later, he also acquired a post-graduate Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA – Marketing Option).
He rose through the ranks and earned promotions to Senior Scientific Officer, Principal Scientific Officer and Chief Scientific Officer in January 2000, January 2004 and January 2008 respectively.

He has worked in different Directorates/Departments of the Authority and in various capacities among which are: Regional Manager, Ashanti/Brong Ahafo Regions; Director, Inspection; Director, Testing; Director, Standards; Deputy Executive Director, Operations
In addition to Mr. Amoako’s expertise as a Chemist, Marketer, Trainer and an Events Organiser, he has developed himself extensively in Management Systems, Standardisation, Metrology and Conformity Assessment including Testing, Inspection and Certification.

Presently, he serves as a Member, Technical Committee of National Petroleum Authority (NPA); Member, National Technical Committee on Hazardous Chemicals of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Member, Industry Training Advisory Committee of Council for Technical & Vocational Education and Training (COTVET); and also as a Board Member, Radiation Protection Institute (RPI) of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC).

Dr. Poku Adusei

Dr. Poku Adusei

Deputy Director General, General Services

Dr. Poku Adusei was appointed Deputy Director General of the Ghana Standards Authority on September 1, 2017. Prior to his appointment, he was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana, School of Law, where he taught Intellectual Property Law, Private International Law, Company Law and Land Law. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) Degree from the University of Ghana and a Qualified Certificate in Law from the Ghana School of Law, Accra. He was called to the Ghana Bar in 2003. Dr. Adusei was awarded the H.N. McDermid Scholarship for proven ability in the area of specialisation by the University of Alberta, Canada, where he earned his Master of Laws (LL.M.) Degree with specialisation in copyright law and innovation. He holds a PhD in patent law, innovation and development from McGill University in Canada.

Dr. Adusei has written extensively on the subject of intellectual property law, technology transfer, and innovation in reputable local and international peer-review journals, including, the Journal of African Law, African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Global Journal of Comparative Law, Journal of World Intellectual Property, African Journal of Information and Communication, University of Botswana Law Journal, KNUST Law Journal, Lancaster University Ghana Law Journal, and University of Ghana Law Journal.

Dr. Adusei has travelled far and wide having consulted for many governmental agencies and international organisations, including, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Ghana-Swiss Intellectual Property Project under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Judicial Training Institute, Ghana Lands Commission, and the Ghana Integrity Initiative, a local chapter of Transparency International, West Africa Civil Society Institute.

Since being called to the Ghana Bar, Dr Adusei has attained remarkable excellence in corporate law practice and commercial litigation in the Superior Court of Judicature in Ghana. He has also been involved in a number of human rights/public interest litigation against mining companies and other agencies in Ghana.

In early 2017, Dr. Poku Adusei was made the Secretary to the Presidential Selection Committee for MMDCEs throughout the Country. He further served as the Chairman of the 2017 Investigative Committee on the Sale of State/Public Lands in Ghana.