Prof. Stephen Adei holds a PhD (Econs, Sydney), MSc (Strathclyde), BSc. (Legon), and Bachelor of Divinity (London), Masters in Theology (UNISA), Fellow Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIMG), ACIS and Diploma in Marriage Counselling. He is an expert in Leadership, Public Management, Finance, Economics, Marketing and Marriage Counselling. Since 2009 he is Professor of Economic and Leadership at Pentecost University College Accra.
Between January, 2000 and December 2008 he was the Director General and the Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). Under his leadership, between 2000 and 2008 GIMPA was transformed from a small, under-resourced and subverted Institute in 1999 to the most successful organization under the Government of Ghana’s Public Sector reform. Since the end of 2001 GIMPA has been totally self-financing with turnover rising from less than $500,000 to around $15 million.
Prior to that he was, among others, Head of UN System in South Africa (September 1994-February 1995), UNDP Resident Representative in Namibia (1995-1999), Economist and Chief of the Directorate of Africa Bureau, UNDP, New York (1989-1995); Senior Economist of the Commonwealth Secretariat, London (1986-1989) and staff of the Ghana Investment Centre rising to Deputy Director and Head Research (1973-1985). He has taught Economics at both the University of Ghana and the University of Sydney and undertaken several consultancy assignments.
Prof. Stephen Adei has served on several national and international bodies including Chairman of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, and Member of the Board of Kofi Annan Centre for Excellence in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). He served as President and Council Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (Ghana), Member of Global Foundation of Management Education (Montreal), Council Member of Association of African Public Administrators and Management (AAPAM), Board Member of Commonwealth Association of Public Administrators and Management (CAPAM), Member of the Board of Centre for Policy Analysis (CEPA) Accra, and President of the Ghana Red Cross Society. He is currently chairman and/ or member of the boards of several companies and not-for-profit organizations including membership of the advisory board of the Ministry of Finance of Ghana and the Board of Ghana Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
He is the author, co-author and editor of 19 books, 8 book chapters and written more than 100 articles and papers.
As a committed Christian Prof. Adei has served many organizations in voluntary capacities as Deacon, Elder, Chairman and Board Member. He and his wife are co-founders of top rated Ghana Christian International High School. He is married to Georgina and they have four adult children – Stephen, Eunice, Priscilla and Timothy.