Mr. Fred Kwasi Antwi-Boadu was born on 11th January 1981 in Asankrangwa in Amenif West Municipality. He has over a decade of working experience at the top management level in various industries, including banking and finance. He is a member of various professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana, Chartered Institute of Bankers Ghana, and Digital Finance Practitioners Ghana. His competency areas include:
- Ethics and Corporate Governance;
- Fisheries Governance and Regulations;
- Consumer Protection;
- Technology in Business; and
- SME Financing and Marketing.
In addition to these competencies, Mr. Fred Antwi-Boadu has certification in Digitizing Agriculture, Financial Inclusion: Searching for impact, Consumer Protection, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Mobile Money Operations, Python Programming, Marketing in Emerging Markets, Product Management for FinTech, Cyber Security and Anti Money-Laundering Compliance.
Before he was appointed the Executive Director of the Fisheries Commission, Mr. Fred Antwi-Boadu was a consultant for Project Bluemoon (Receivership) by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, Master of Business Administration (Finance and Risk Management), and Master of Arts (M.A) in Ministry (Pastoral Care and Counselling).
He has been a Sunday School Teacher in the Methodist Church Ghana since 1997 and had also served on the Board of Child Evangelism Fellowship Ghana as the National Board Secretary for three years and also as Vice Chairperson for four years. He is married with four children.
Mr. Fred Antwi-Boadu joins the fisheries Commission with his knowledge of fisheries governance and regulations, digital Agric financing as well as his skills in managing people to help promote the fisheries subsector for economic growth and development.
His focus for the Fisheries Commission include:
1) Aquaculture Development (e.g. Aquaculture for Food and Jobs Initiative)
2) Aquaculture infrastructure development (e.g. Hatcheries and demonstration centers)
3) Development of a new Marine Fisheries Management Plan and Ghana National Aquaculture Development Plan for the sustainable management of the resources
4) Promoting the sustainable inland fisheries resource exploitation
5) Intensifying the fight against inland and marine "illegal, unreported, unregulated" (IUU) fishing methods
6) Implementing stock recovery and conservation measures such as Closed Season for all fleets
7) Reviewing other legislative frameworks, including the Fisheries Act of 2002 (Act 625)
8) Promote better stakeholder cooperation