3- Acting Chief Director Joe Tackie

Mr. Joe Tackie has over 30 years’ practical experience in working with the Private Sector and Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana and has a field based understanding of SME development and its role in enhancing livelihoods and the relevant macro-economic and international issues impinging on SME development.

Mr. Tackie was the CEO of the National Medium-Term Private Sector Development Strategy (PSDS II) having previously served as the Coordinator of the Trade Sector Support Programme (TSSP) and the Industrial Sector Support Programme (ISSP) at the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

He served as Chairman of the recently launched Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX), member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Small Scales Industries (NBSSI), member of the Steering Committees of the Ghana Skills and Technology Development Programme (GSTDP) and the Support to Private Sector Development Programme at the Royal Danish Embassy.

Joe was adjudged the Overall Winner of Believe-Begin-Become 2006 a National Business Plan Competition organized by Google Foundation and TechnoServe (Ghana) for the Development of Entrepreneurship in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Swaziland.  He was appointed as Consultant for the Believe Begin Become Program in 2007 by TechnoServe and was the host of Mr. Larry Page, Co-Founder of to Ghana.

He was subsequently invited as Guest of to the First TEDGLOBAL Conference in Africa in 2007 in Arusha, Tanzania – “Africa-The Next Chapter”.

As an accomplished entrepreneur Mr. Tackie is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Global Entrepreneurship Solutions, Meaty Foods Limited, and Co-Founder and Executive Director of Small Business Development Foundation.

As a Business Consultant, Mr. Tackie had extensive engagement in consulting at O.I.M International B.V. (Cape Town, S. Africa) in Organizational Structuring and Re-structuring, Strategic Human Resources Development, Development of Codes of Conduct and Monitoring Mechanisms, Leadership Training and Coaching amongst others.

He was an expert in the finalisation of the UNCTAD Entrepreneurship Policy Framework for developing countries at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva.

He was an Adjunct Lecturer in Entrepreneurship Strategies at the Graduate Business School of the Central University for seven years and has delivered several seminars and talks on Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation. He is a distinguished speaker at several international conferences.

Mr. Joe Tackie has tremendous experience in corporate governance and boardroom dynamics and serves on several Boards across industries.

In 2015, Mr. Joe Tackie received the High Impact Personality Award at the SME Ghana Awards of 2014. A Recognition Award for immense service and contribution towards the development and growth of the SME Sector in Ghana.