Kennedy is the Head of Business Development at MIIF. He is responsible for leading the definition, development, and execution of minerals income growth strategies and revenue generating campaigns to achieve objects of the Fund and also responsible for building a robust royalty pipeline and forecast that will yield future profitable revenue streams from gold and non-gold minerals for the Fund.
Previously the Head of Corporate Affairs of the Fund, he was responsible for creating and communicating a favorable public image for the Fund.
Prior to joining the Fund, Kennedy was an economic and management consultant with John Young & Associates where he was involved in enterprise development, investment appraisals and risks, policy analysis, commercial and market due diligence, social and environmental impact assessments, project planning and management, management trainings and system transfers. He has developed strategic policy and implementation frameworks for institutions such as GIADEC, Ministry of Special Development Initiatives (MSDI), Rural Enterprises Project, Vice Presidents Secretariat and several private organizations.
He has lectured in economics policy, energy economics and applied macroeconomics at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
At the early stages of his career, he worked briefly as an auditor with the Ghana Audit Service and as an Economic and Data analyst with the Financial Control Department at Ecobank Ghana.
Kennedy holds a PhD in Economics with focus on the extractive industry from the University of Hull and an MSc. in Economics and Business from the University of Hull with special focus on international business, project and operations management. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He attended Mfantsipim School.