He is the Executive Director of Hunger Alliance of Ghana. He has over 20 years experience in both the public sector and private sector and has been involved in farmers’ empowerment programmes for many years.
He has served as the Executive Director of Hunger Alliance of Ghana since 2009 having founded it in 2004. Prior to his current position as the Executive Director of the Alliance, he served as a member of the Presidential Task Force that established the Ghana School Feeding Programme during the presidency of His Excellency John Agyekum Kufour in 2005 which today provides one hot nutritious locally prepared on-site lunch to one and half million school pupils a day in all districts of Ghana. He became the first head of operations of the Ghana School Feeding Programme in 2005 and coordinated the operations of the programme throughout Ghana.
From 2001 to 2004, he served as the National Assistant Research Officer of the African Peer Review Commission in Ghana which reviewed the progress of Ghana for two years and implemented its Programme of Action as part of the NEPAD Democracy and Good Governance support to African countries. The Peer Review initiative enabled his team to review Ghana’s progress in four key areas including democracy and good governance, socio-economic development, corporate governance and economic governance. As the National Assistant Research Officer, he coordinated the compilation of research data for the national review and managed the participation of four think tanks that were selected to support the review process. He also provided a liaison role that ensured the effective participation of all Ministries, Departments and Agencies in the national review process and the implementation of the Country Programme of Action.
From 1997-2001, he worked in the private sector and was appointed as the Director of marketing and sponsorship for the Premier Communications Limited, an advertising company in Accra in 1998 and worked for a family company, Ayim Poakwah and Sons Limited, a timber logging and milling company from 1999 to 2000.
He served and supported the work of a few Presidential Committees from 2002 to 2005 and this include the Committee that was set up to establish the National Youth Employment Programme in 2005 and the committee that was set up to establish the National Health Insurance Scheme in 2003.
Currently, he also coordinates the West Africa Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition which is made up of the fifteen (15) National Alliances against Hunger in West Africa and also the Coordinator of the Ghana Coalition of Civil Society Organizations for Scaling up Nutrition (GHACCSSUN). GHACCSUN is a coalition of one hundred and forty organizations including faith-based, NGOs, farmer-based, gender-based and community-based organizations operating in all ten (10) regions of Ghana. He is also the board chairman of Ghana Youth Employment Network, an NGO that advocate for decent employment opportunities for the youth in Ghana. He has attended a number of conferences in Ghana and abroad and has shared some useful papers and presentation on food security and nutrition. He is a food security and nutrition champion and have been advocating for improved food security and nutrition outcome in Ghana for the past ten years. He holds a graduate degree in Political science from the University of Ghana, Legon.