Biography of the newly appointed Director General of GES Dr. Eric Nkansah

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On October 19, 2022, Dr. Eric Nkansah was named the acting director general of the Ghana Education service by President Nana Akufo Addo.

The Kumasi Technical University Business Website just updated its content with details on the institution’s new director general.

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Over the course of the previous 13 years, Dr. Eric Nkansah has worked tirelessly as a banker, professor, researcher, and financial consultant.

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To date, he has served as a senior lecturer in the field of banking technology and finance.

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Since his 2012 arrival at Kumasi Technical University, he has made several contributions to the growth of the institution (via teaching, research, program creation, and more).

He worked for Barclays Bank of Ghana (now Absa) for nearly five years as the branch’s Sales Manager in Krofrom before enrolling in college.

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He formerly served as the Ministry of Education’s Technical Advisor/Director for Tertiary Education before accepting his current position. The Kumasi Technical Institution’s Secondment


  • PhD (Financial) Economics; University of Zululand, South Africa (2015 – 2018)
  • Master of Business Administration (Finance); KNUST Business School, Ghana (2008 – 2010)
  • A (Hons) Economics; University of Cape Coast, Ghana (2002 –2006)

Professional Membership:

Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB)

Research Interests:

Emerging and Frontier Financial Markets; Behavioural Finance; Sustainable Banking; Governance of Financial Institutions; and Risk Management in Banking

Teaching Areas:

Credit Management, Banking Operations, Treasury Management, Risk Management, Corporate Governance, Finance of International Trade, Financial Markets, Investment & Portfolio Management, Financial Economics and Financial Management



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