Francis Korankye-Sakyi

Meet our Founder/Chief Executive Officer

Mr Francis Kofi Korankye-Sakyi, MBI (LL.M MA, MBA, LL. B, B. Ed, ACAM, CIMC, DPA (h. c))

A Certified Management Consultant with long-standing private and public sector working experiences; having been trained in education, development, and governance, law, entrepreneurship, and policy. He taught for over 12 years as a professional teacher at various levels. He founded and managed his private school, Jabez High Academy, for 11 years and has nurtured Sakyiba Enterprises Ltd (Member of Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry) as a manufacturing and mercantile company.

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From 2013 to 2017, he served the people of Twifo Hemang Lower Denkyira District in the Central region as the first DISTRICT CHIEF EXECUTIVE (Mayor). As the DCE, he led a delegation of his district to Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 2014 as a finalist of VNG sister cities’ international sanitation modeling competition and placed second in Ghana. In 2016, he was part of the government’s delegation to the Annual International Tourism Conference (IBF) in Berlin, Germany to sell the tourism prospects of his district including the Kakum National Park.

In 2018, he received an ABSA Bank scholarship through the International Development Law Unit of the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria to read for his LL. M in International Trade, Investment, and Business Law in Africa. 

Francis Korankye-Sakyi

He has served in his official and private capacities on different boards and committees. In November 2019 he was selected as a member of the International Chamber of Commerce Working Group on Trade and MSMEs to prepare a policy paper for the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference. He is currently serving as a voluntary MSMEs Strategy Consultant for the Department of Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

He holds Advanced Certificates in *Civil Society Law in Africa, *Business and Human Rights Law in Africa, *Rights to Development, *Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation in Development Projects.

He is a member of the BOARDROOM INSTITUTE.


Director of Finance and Human Resource

Miss Grace Amoafoa Obo-Biney (MBA, M.Sc., B.Sc.)

A determined hard-working lady with rich experience in the hospitality and tourism industry with a strong background in finance. She worked with the luxurious five-star hotel (Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City, Accra, Ghana) as the general cashier in the accounts department managing the physical cash and cheques of the hotel. As well, she has an international hotel experience with the Hilton hotel in the United Kingdom as a night auditor. 

Grace Amoafoa holds a Global MBA in Corporate Finance (Bologna Business School, Italy) and an MSc in Hospitality and Tourism Management (University of Birmingham, UK).  She studied for her B.Sc. in Banking and Finance (University of Professional Studies, Ghana).

She is a member of the Institute of Hospitality-UK. 

Centre for African Trade and Investment Policies


Centre for African Trade & Industrial Policies (CATIPs) is a Ghanaian based Consult and an independent policy research organization seeking to give industrial policy development support in trade, investment, and development economics through cross-cutting research in Ghana and the West African sub-region.

Centre for African Trade and Investment Policies - Ghana


To build an internationally credible independent organisation with expertise in cross-cutting research projects relevant in supporting the economic and industrial policy directions of Ghana and developing countries.

Centre for African Trade and Investment Policies


Our philosophy is captured within our objectives:

  • To undertake quality policy research in trade and investment for strategic industrial level planning.
  • To produce in-depth research services to guide the economic planning of governments and development institutions.
  • To render services aimed at assisting in providing sustainable and human centered programs and projects by development actors for the growth of economies and for poverty alleviation.
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Research focus:

  • Trade, investment and industrial policies.
  • Financial and economic inclusion strategies.
  • Sustainable development.
  • Good governance and industrial communication.
  • Hospitality economics
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Research Activities

  • Trade and investment policies and analysis (trade tariffs, trade promotion, and facilitation, investment laws and regulations, trade in service, trade and poverty alleviation strategies)
  • Trade in governance and development
  • Sector strategy development and analysis
  • Industrial communications strategies
  • Economic policy planning and analysis
Centre for African Trade and Investment Policies - Ghana

 Service Portfolios

  • Trade and investment modeling
  • Capacity building and industrial training
  • Economic planning and modeling
  • Consultancy and sector services
  • Conferences
Centre for African Trade and Investment Policies - Ghana


  • Governments’ Ministries/Departments/Agencies
  • Industries
  • NGOs
  • Tertiary and Research Institutions
  • International organisations
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