UGBS Alumnus for the Month of June 2019

Mr. Stephenson holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration, Accounting option and a Masters’ Degree in Development Finance, from the University of Ghana Business School.

Patrick Stephenson is an economic consultant with experience in economics, financial, public policy analysis, country risk analysis and due diligence assessments, with a keen interest in the development of Africa. He has consulted for institutions in the private sector  and INGO space (World Bank, UNDP, OSIWA, IHS Consulting (now IHS Markit), Media General (Ghana), Royal Dutch Embassy in Ghana, among others on a wide range of issues covering; private sector development strategy for Ghana, management of petroleum revenues and governance in Ghana, cross border trade facilitation across West Africa, election campaign promises feasibility, emerging growth sectors of the Ghanaian and African economy), efficiency of revenue management in the Cocoa Industry, efficiency of district expenditure management, among others.

Patrick Stephenson has also worked as the Economic Research Analyst for First Atlantic Bank as a supporting executive management, with key insights into developments around the Global, Regional and Ghanaian economy to inform business growth strategy, and providing market insights to various business units within the Bank.

Currently, he is the Head of Research at Imani Centre for Policy and Education. He also consults for mPedigree Network, a Health Company specializing in supply chain management solutions in healthcare and operating in fourteen (14) different African Countries, on financial compliance and market entry strategies.

As a broadcast journalist with GHOneTV, he leveraged his experiences to demand accountability and drive advocacy for key policy reform in Ghana. He also hosts the Business Edition Radio Programme, discussing key issues affecting key sectors of the Ghanaian and African economy and how these can be addressed. He is a financial journalist in training with the Bloomberg Media Initiative for Africa and writes opinion pieces on issues of national interest.

Patrick enjoys working on a social enterprise, nCLUDED - a CivicTech platform leveraging participatory budgeting techniques to improve citizen’s engagement in governance. A fellow of the Danish International Development Agency on Aid Effectiveness in Africa (2015), he is a 2019 Mandela Washington Fellow and currently volunteers as the Curator of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community Accra Hub.

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