The Executive Director of International Centre for Advocacy and Social Research (ICASOR) is a graduate of Accountancy from the Institute of Professional Studies (IPS), Legon. He is a training, development and management consultant with a strong background and experience in Accounting, Banking & Finance, Research and Development consulting, having worked for more than twenty five years, seven of the years being in consulting, he has leveraged his skills in advocacy, research and human development to do social work for the greater good of society.
.:: Key Competency & Skills Area:
• Grants and Proposals writing
• Social Research and Community Service
• Social Advocacy, Capacity Building & Training
• Counseling and Motivation
• NGO Management and Fund Raising
• Project Management & Implementation
• Project Monitoring and Evaluation
• Accounting & Reporting on NGO funds
• Leadership Training, Skills and Competency Development
• Strong leadership and Organizational Skills
• Excellent Writing and Interpersonal Communication Skills
• Computer proficiency; MS DOS, Word, Excel, Power Point
.:: Education & Training:
Institute of Professional Studies (IPS), Legon, Accra (1984-1986).
Between 1993 and 2010, pursued several Professional Development and Certificate Courses in Finance, Leadership and Frontline Facilitation including; Certified Frontline Facilitator, Times Mirror Training, UK; Advanced Business Advocacy Accreditation Training, Business Sector Advocacy Challenge Fund (BUSAC Fund) and the Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (GIMPA); Business Service Provider Certificate, Institute of Adult Education, University of Ghana (IAE), Legon; Certificate in Advanced Securities, Securities Selling & Investment Advice, Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE).
.:: Working life and Previous Experience:
AIDEC Consultancies International Ltd as a Management Consultant (2004 to 2011); ExxonMobil Ghana Ltd as Industry Coordinator, Taxes & Joint Business (1999-2004); Mobil Ghana Ltd as Corporate Treasurer in charge of Banking & Finance (1994-1999); L’Air Liquide Ghana Ltd as Financial Accountant (1989-1994); International Tobacco Ghana Ltd as Assistant Internal Auditor (1988-1989); Idris Egala & Associates (Chartered Accountants), (1987-1988), Controller & Accountant General’s Dept., Accra (1986)
.:: Training Services:
Between 2006 and 2011, designed, planned, coordinated and trained Executives and Directors of various Organizations and Associations in the Concept and Practice of Effective Advocacy including;
1. Ghana National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GNCCI)
2. Ghana Chamber of Mines (GCM)
3. Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS)
4. Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH)
5. Ghana Institute of Architects (GIA)
6. Association of Ghana Solar Industries (AGSI)
7. Omni Multi-Media Ltd (CITI FM)
8. Ghana Plastic Manufacturers Association (GPMA)
9. Association of Civil Engineering & Building Contractors, Ghana (ABCECGH)
10. Ghana Cocoa Coffee Shea-nut Farmers Association (GCCSFA)
11. Empretec Business Women Forum (EBWF)
12. Ghana Liquefied Petroleum Gas Operators Association (GLPGOA)
13. Association of Rural Banks (ARB)
14. Association of Small Scale Industries (ASSI)
15. Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC)
16. Ghana Association of Phonographic Industry (GAPI)
17. National Society of Ghana Music Producers (NASGAMP)
18. Christian Mothers Association Ghana (CMA)
19. Second Hand Spare Parts Dealers Association
20. New Makola Traders Association
.:: Research, Baseline and Feasibility Studies:
Ambrose Yennah has led, coordinated and participated in various research, feasibility studies and baseline studies for the National Society of Ghana Music Producers (NASGAMP), Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH), Ghana Educational Trust Fund (GETFund), Ghana Chamber of Mines (GCM), Ghana National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GNCCI), Christian Mothers Association of Ghana (CMA) and Plan Ghana. The research also involved comparative studies on best practice in other jurisdictions including visits to Norway, Malaysia, Tanzania and South Africa, details of which are as below;
• NASGAMP: Advocacy for the enforcement of the copyright law to protect the rights of Music Producers in Ghana.
• PSGH: Advocacy for the Mainstreaming of Pharmacy Practice for a comprehensive Health Care delivery in Ghana.
• GETFund: Feasibility Study for the upgrade of GETFund Hotel (UDS campus, Tamale) into a 3-Star hotel.
• GCM: Advocacy for the Mainstreaming of Artisanal and Small Scale Mining in Ghana.
• GCM: Advocacy for Establishing Standards of Compensation in the Mining Industry in Ghana.
• GNCCI: Advocacy for Tax rates reduction and widening of the Tax net (Published as; Enhancing the Tax Environment for Business Growth in Ghana, 2008)
• CMA: Advocacy for Improving access to Microfinance Services, microcredit for rural women in Ghana
• Plan Ghana: Baseline Survey & Social Impact Assessment ‘Gender Scan’ of Plan Ghana programs in the Upper West Region of Ghana.
.:: Business Plans and Strategic Plans:
University of Ghana SRC Students Hostel, Queen of Peace Catholic Church Multi-purpose Social Centre, Scanray Diagnostic Centre (a Medical Imaging & Diagnostic Centre), Barvin Hostel, Meyiri Pharmacy Company Ltd (Manufacturing, Wholesale & Retail Pharmacy), Multi-Commercial Company Ltd (Shea-nut Processing Plant), New Psyche Clinic (Private Mental Hospital), Bermamor Entreprise Ltd (Soya-bean processing plant), AIDEC Holdings Ltd (Multi-purpose Fuel Station, Restaurant & Pharmacy complex).