Mr. Joe Tackie has several 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 is currently the Acting Chief Director at the Ministry of Business Development having previously served as the CEO of the National Medium-Term Private Sector Development Strategy (PSDS II). He also 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 was the Chairman of the 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.
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 finalization 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 College 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.
He is the President of AmericaTowne (GH) Limited (www.americatowne.com) and a member of Ghana Association of Consultants.