Mr. Bernard Joe Appeah is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Pentax Management Consultancy Services Limited with branches in Ghana, Nigeria and Liberia, and Pentax Realty Limited in Ghana. He is an accomplished Development Management Consultant, a Trainer and Motivational Speaker with both local and international work experience.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (1994) and an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Economics with Statistics (1987) both from the University of Ghana. Additionally, he holds a Diploma in Investment Management (1990) from Turin, Italy, a Diploma in Adult Training and Facilitation Skills (1997) from Aarhus, Denmark and a Post Experience Certificate in Project Management (1992) from the University of Bradford, England. He has attended and made presentations at several local and international workshops.
His extensive career experience spans as far back as 1988 in the areas of financial planning, Employee Resourcing, Institutional Review and Assessment, Business Process Reengineering among others. He has worked with and consulted for a vast number of Ghanaian organizations including but not limited to government institutions and private organizations in the banking, micro finance, agricultural and insurance sectors.
Internationally, Mr. Appeah has worked as a Consultant for both Private and Public Sector Organizations as well as Development Partner Clients including the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the European Union (EU), the World Bank (IDA), Department for International Development (DFID), German Development Cooperation (GIZ), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), African Development Bank (AfDB), Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), International Organisation for Migration (IOM), ECOWAS in Abuja, Nigeria, Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ), Association for Educational Assessment in Africa (AEAA) and International Non-Governmental Organizations.
On Corporate Governance, Mr. Appeah has served on over thirty (30) Boards of Institutions for over fifteen (15) years, of which he has presided as a Board Chairman or as a member both within and outside Ghana. These Boards ranges from the Financial, Insurance, Pharmaceutical, Education, Hospitality, Private Institutions, Churches and Training Organisations. He has also served on Ministerial Advisory Boards namely, the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and the erstwhile Ministry for Private Sector Development.
He is an astute entrepreneur, a philanthropist, a focused man with a development mindset. Indeed, he is also a community development activist, a strict disciplinarian, a Christian and a native of Agona-Duakwa in the Central Region.