Mr. Isaac Osei has many years of rich experience in both public and private sector management. After completing Achimota School in 1970, he studied at the University of Ghana, Legon where he graduated with B.Sc. (Hons) Degree in Economics. He further studied Mathematics and Statistics at the Economics Institute, University of Colorado in Boulder, USA. Mr. Osei also holds a master’s degree in Development Economics from the prestigious Williams College in Massachusetts, USA.
He began his career at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning in Ghana where he worked at the Industry, Mining and Forestry Division prior to moving to the Macro- Economic section of the Ministry.
Mr. Osei was appointed as High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ambassador to Ireland (2001- 2006). While in London, he was elected to the position of Chairperson at the Board of Governors of the Commonwealth Secretariat, UK and served for two (2) years.
As Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) in 2006, Mr. Osei led the Board to make investments in yield enhancing schemes, cocoa disease and pests control as well as trade logistics infrastructure which saw COCOBOD attaining an astounding production target of one million tonnes of cocoa within three years. He served as Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the International Cocoa Organization and was a member of the Consultative Board on the World Cocoa Economy.
He served as Chairman of Cocoa Marketing Company (UK) Ltd and was a member of the Boards of Aluworks Ghana Ltd, Cocoa Processing Company Ltd and WAMCO.
He founded Ghanexim Economic Consultants Ltd in 1978 and consulted for the World Bank, USAID and the Ghana Government on several projects in Ghana. Mr. Osei was also the Managing Director for E.K Osei Engineers & Contractors Company, as well as Intravenous Infusions Ltd.
He was also Chairman of Ghana Petroleum Mooring Systems Ltd and was Managing Director of Tema Oil Refinery from January 2017 to December 2019 in both positions.
Currently, Mr. Osei serves as the Board Chairman of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Algebra Securities Ltd and Algebra Capital Management Ltd.
Mr. Osei represented the Subin Constituency in Kumasi, Ashanti Region of Ghana as its Member of Parliament from 2009 – 2017. He was the ranking member of the Trade, Industry and Tourism Committee from 2009 – 2013, ranking member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs between 2013 – 2017. He served as a member of the Parliament’s House and the Poverty Reduction Committees and on the ad-hoc committee which prepared the Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament, just to mention but a few.
He joined the Board of Intravenous Infusions PLC on 16th December, 1988 and is currently its Chairman.