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Dr. Akwasi Achampong

Dr. Akwasi Achampong

Board Chairman, Governing Board

Dr. Akwasi Achampong is the Board Chairman of the 10th Governing Board of the Ghana Standards Authority. He obtained his first degree at the Long Island University with a BSc in Pharmacy and worked at Merck Pharmaceuticals before pursuing a Medical degree at New York College of Osteo Medicine Of New York Institute Of Technology (NYCOM) in the USA. He graduated from the NYCOM in 1997. He has over 21 years of diverse experience, especially in Internal Medicine. He is affiliated with many hospitals including Long Island Jewish Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital.

Dr. Akwasi A. Achampong also cooperates with other doctors and physicians in medical groups including Elmont Medical Pc. Dr. Akwasi Achampong is a trained medical professional in the specialty of Internal Medicine. He is also the Medical Director and owner of Elmont Medical, PC, USA. He is a Private Pilot and Chief Executive Officer of Unique Life Inc. He is a professor of NYCOM, Clinical Associate Professor Molloy College, New York University and Hofstra Medical School. He is the founder of the Baldwin Foundation and Baldwin University College.

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.

Hon. Kennedy Osei Nyarko

Hon. Kennedy Osei Nyarko

Member

Hon. Kennedy Osei Nyarko is a member of the 10th Governing Board of the Ghana Standards Authority. He is the Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in charge of Perennial Crops, and also in his second term in parliament for Akim Swedru constituency in the Eastern region.

He is a chartered marketer with serval other certificates in marketing. He is a marketing expert and has challenged himself in his new area (Agriculture) to be industrious and excel.

In parliament, he has served on a number of committees and currently chairs the Local Government committee.

Prior to becoming MP, he worked in several capacities and positions at Jospong Consortium, Zoomlion Ghana Ltd and rose to the level of a General Manager (Northern Sector) at J. A Plant Pool Ghana Ltd, where he finally left and joined the Train to directly serve and contribute to the development of the people of his area and Ghana as a whole.

Mr. Mark A. Taylor

Mr. Mark A. Taylor

Member

Mr. Mark Taylor is a member of the 10th Governing Board of the Ghana Standards Authority. He holds a Master of Science in Management from M.I.T’s SLOAN School of Management, an M.S.E in Chemical engineering and a Master of Science in Chemistry from the Hampton University, all in the United States of America.

He is a highly qualified and effective executive leader with extensive experience in engineering finance, administration, manufacturing and strategic planning. He has a proven ability to improve operations, impact business growth and maximize profit through achievement in finance management, cost reduction, internal control, and productivity/efficiency improvements. He has over 35 years general management experience and systems technology design and implementation.
Besides being a Board Member of the GSA, he is also a Board member with the following institutions; FOS Aluminium Company Limited, Ghana, Ningo Salts Limited, Taylor & Taylor Company Limited, Linclab Limited amongst others.

Mr. Iddrisu Abdulai

Mr. Iddrisu Abdulai

Member, Governing Board

Mr. Iddrisu Abdulai is a member of the 10th Governing Board of the Ghana Standards Authority. He holds a B.Sc. Administration (Accounting) from the University of Ghana. His working career started as an Internal Auditor of Accra Brewery Ltd for four (4) years. He worked as a management and financial consultant with Sky Consult Ghana Ltd for about a year before remarkably setting up the Zebra Aluminium Company Ltd in October 1998.

To sharpen his management skills, he has attended several management courses at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Empretec and Japan. Currently, he is pursuing Master of Research in Finance.

Dr. Alex Ampofo Donkor

Dr. Alex Ampofo Donkor

Member, Governing Board

Dr. Alex Ampofo Donkor is a member of the 10th Governing Board of the Ghana Standards Authority. He graduated with Honors from the University Of Ghana Medical School in Legon in 1981. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Queens Kross Electricals in Ashaiman, and the Medical Director of the St. Mina’s Clinic in Official Town and Lebanon, both in Ashaiman.
He is a team player who possesses a good supervisory role and a good interpersonal and interactive communication skills.

Mrs. Delese Mimi Darko

Mrs. Delese Mimi Darko

Member (co-opted), Governing Board

Mrs. Delese Mimi Darko is a co–opted member of the 10th Governing Board of the Ghana Standards Authority. She is the Chief Executive Officer of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Ghana. She is a pharmacist with over 24years of experience in regulation of medicines with respect to clinical trials regulation, marketing authorization and post approval safety monitoring of medicines.
She has played an instrumental role in the regulation of clinical trials in Africa resulting in the FDA in 2013, to be designated by the NEPAD/AMRH as a Regional Centre for Regulatory Excellence (RCORE) in Clinical Trials and Drug Registration.

Mrs. Darko serves on several international and local advisory committees including the CIOMS Vaccine Safety Working Group, the African Regulators’ Network and the Technical Coordinating Committee of the African Vaccines Regulatory Forum. She is the secretary to the two Technical Advisory Committees of the FDA for Safety and Clinical Trials.