Akufo-Addo picks Phoenix Insurance sales boss to head Free Zones Authority

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed the Head of Sales and Marketing for Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd, Michael Okyere Baafi as Executive Secretary of the Ghana Free Zones Authority.

An appointment letter signed by the Executive Secretary to the President, Nana Asante Bediatuo told Mr. Baafi "you are expected to take up your post as soon as practicable given the departure of the previous executives."

A member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), UK, Mr Baafi holds an MBA in Marketing and Corporate Strategy from the University of Ghana, and a Bachelor of Education (Honours) degree, University of Cape Coast and has over 10 years experience in insurance marketing.

As Head of Sales and Marketing, he has helped Phoenix Insurance in carving an enviable reputation for the company and established it well in the competitive market.

On the political front, he  is currently the Chairman of the Finance Committee of the National Youth Wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and a former Vice Chairman iof the party in the New Juaben South Constituency

He was a member of the Trade and Industry sub-committee of the Transition team.


Below is the full letter of appointment:


OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
FLAGSTAFF HOUSE
ACCRA
26th January 2017

APPOINTMENT AS EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

I am pleased to inform you that the President has appointed you the Executive Secretary of the Ghana Free Zones Authority, effective Thursday, 26th January, 2017.

You are expected to take up your post as soon as practicable given the departure of the previous executives.

Kindly, indicate your acceptance or otherwise of this appointment.

The President extends his best wishes.

Thank you.



Mr. Michael Okyere Baafi
P.O.Box 17533
Accra


Signed
Nana Bediatuo Asante
Secretary To The President


Cc: H.E The Vice President
Jubilee House, Accra

The Chief of Staff,
Jubilee House, Accra

The President's Representative and Minister-Designate
Ministry of Trade and Industry
Ministries-Accra

The Chief Director,
Ministry of Trade and Industry
Ministries-Accra