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Paa Kwesi Nduom

Paa Kwesi Nduom




Paa Kwesi Nduom, also known as Papa Kwesi Nduom, was born on February 15, 1953, in Elmina, located in the Central Region of Ghana. He was named Joseph Hubster Yorke Jr after his father. Nduom received his secondary education at St. Augustine's College in Cape Coast, Ghana, where he obtained both the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary and Advanced Levels. He furthered his studies in the United States, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in 1975. He continued his academic pursuits at the same university, obtaining a Master's degree in Management in 1977, followed by a Ph.D. in Service Delivery Systems in 1982.

Nduom's professional journey began as a life insurance underwriter with the North Western Mutual Life Insurance Company from 1975 to 1978. He then worked with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin before joining the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District in 1979 as a budget and management analyst. In 1981, he transitioned to Deloitte and Touche, where he rose through the ranks to become a partner in the firm's Milwaukee office by 1986. In 1992, he played a pivotal role in establishing Deloitte & Touche's West Africa Consulting division.

In addition to his corporate endeavors, Nduom served on the boards of Fan Milk Ghana Limited, Edinaman Secondary School, and the Ghana Heritage and Conservation Trust. He also ventured into entrepreneurship, sharing ownership of GN Savings and Loans and owning Groupe Ndoum and Coconut Grove Resort in Ghana. Furthermore, he founded the Nduom School of Business, demonstrating his commitment to education and business development.

Nduom's political career commenced in 1997 when he was elected as a member of the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem District Assembly for the Akotobinsin Electoral Area. He later contested parliamentary elections for the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem constituency on the ticket of the Convention's People's Party (CPP). Despite initial electoral setbacks, he served as Minister for Economic Planning and Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission under President John Kufuor's administration. He also held ministerial positions in energy and public sector reform.

Nduom's aspirations for higher office led him to contest the Ghanaian presidential elections multiple times. He was nominated by the CPP to contest the December 2008 presidential election but later founded his own party, the Progressive People's Party, in January 2012. He served as the Progressive People's Party presidential candidate in both the 2012 and 2016 elections.

Outside of his professional and political pursuits, Nduom is dedicated to his family. He is married to Yvonne Nduom, a management specialist, and they have four children togethe


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