(MSc, EngD, FCILT, FSOE, FIPlantE, FCMI, FIC, FInst.D, FIOM, FCIPS, FIoD, CDir)*
Chairman of the Board
Professor Douglas Boateng(rtd) is an international certified chartered director and Africa’s first-ever appointed Professor Extraordinaire(rtd) for Supply, Value Chain Management, and Industrialisation. He has extensive multi-sectoral, C-suite, and CEO expertise in Corporate Governance, Director Development, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, and Business Strategy. His international industrial experience spans several industries, including Pharma-chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, IT and e-commerce, Healthcare, Agriculture, Food and Beverages, Biotechnology, Education and Training, Exploration and Mining, Financial Services, Government, and the Public Sector. Revenues of past and present private and public sector organisations that have directly and indirectly benefited from his expertise range from $1 million USD to $40 BILLION USD. He was previously the Chairman of the Public Procurement Authority(PPA).
He is the recipient of several prestigious global Life Time Achiever Honors, including the first-ever functional specific Lifetime Achiever Award from Hewlett Packard (HP) for his contribution to making policymakers, public and private sector leaders further appreciate the link between Supply Chain Management, Industrialisation, and the UN SDGs. Other lifetime achiever awards include Two(2) procurement-related awards from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply(CIPS), Two(2) Building Nations awards from CEO Titans; A Supply Chain Management and Industrialisation mark of distinction from the Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management and the Association of Ghana industries; and an induction into the Institute of Directors(SA) Wall of Fame. He has authored several thought-leading industry and academia approved books and articles.
Professor Boateng earned his Doctor of Engineering(Warwick) in 1998. He also holds an MSc Manufacturing logistics (UCE-UK), Postgraduate Diploma in Transport Planning and Management(Cranfield-UK), Postgraduate Diploma in Company Direction, Institute of Directors (IOD-UK). He has been a member of the IOD-UK for over 28 years. Past and present elected professional FELLOWSHIPS* include Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport(UK), Chartered Management Institute(UK), (CIPS), Institute of Directors(UK), Institute of Business Consulting(UK), Institute of Operations Management(UK), Institute of Directors(SA), Institute of Plant Engineers(UK), Society of Operations Engineers(UK).