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AJEOT SPEAKERS 2020

African Journalists for Economic Opportunity Training

Ebenezer Tackie Oblie

Ebenezer serves as the Executive Director of the Conservative Policy Research Centre-CPRC, a policy think tank based in Accra. He is also a founding member of the Ghana Growth and Development Platform, a member of the Ghana Writers Association as well as the Ghana Readers Association. He also acts as the CEO of Calogeron Ghana Limited, a small construction and technical service company in Accra. As a Development Activist, he has written numerous articles on development policy and has contributed to a number of discussion papers, current issue notes (CIN) and policy briefs. Prior to establishing the CPRC, He founded the National Advocates against Corruption and Injustice (NAACAI), an anti-corruption organization in Ghana. He has collaborated with other reputable think tanks such as Imani Ghana, Institute of Liberty and Policy Innovation (ILAPI) and Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) on electoral reforms in Ghana. He has appeared on many reputable radio and television stations such as Joy Tv to discuss policy issues in Ghana. He also works with other reputable organisations to train the next generation of leaders and libertarians in Africa. As policies reconnoiter, his major concern is the promotion of the ideals of the free market, championing human rights and Democracy in Ghana and in Africa and promoting the tenets of libertarianism. Ebenezer Tackie Oblie is also chartered marketer with over 10 years' managerial positions in sales, marketing, team leadership, Branding and strategy. He is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) in the United Kingdom. He also holds an Executive Certificate in Leadership and Corporate Governance from the International Organization for Capacity Building, London

Prof. Enoch Antwi

Enoch is an Associate Professor of Leadership & Management at the Viterbo University, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA. He is also a Leadership consultant, author of four books and civic educationist. Enoch was a Radio Morning Show host, manager with the German Technical Cooperation, University Research Fellow, Manager with Pearson Education Inc. and Chair of Business Department at Technical Colleges and Career Colleges in the USA. He holds PhD in Organizational Leadership. Indiana Wesleyan University, Indiana, USA, MSc. in Organizational Leadership from Mount St. Joseph University, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA and Bachelors in Education (Hons.) in Psychology.

Dr. Isaac Tandoh, APR, MCIM

A consummate corporate anthropologist and scholar with eighteen (18) years of dutifully-earned experience in Corporate Communications, Integrated Marketing Communications, Brand Communications, Journalism, Publishing and Strategic Management. Almost two (2) decades of professional engagements serving as brand strategist and lead spokesperson for both local and international brands. Professional engagements span across multiple industries including Academia, Media, Banking, Publishing, Development Work (INGO)and Consultancy. Dr. Tandoh holds PhD in Management (Outstanding) from the Integrated Marketing Communications University of Central Nicaragua, MBA with Focus in Integrated Marketing Communications of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana Bachelor of Business Administration -Banking and Finance from the Christian Service University College, Ghana and Diploma in Communications Studies Ghana Institute of Journalism. He has worked in the Development arena and served as Public Relations Specialist, has 8 years in Banking and served as Head of Cooperate Affairs/Marketing and 6 years in frontline journalism, served as a News Editor and 3 years as Principal Brand Communication Consultant and consulted for Institutions like SSNIT, ILAPI Ghana, ICS, UTRAK etc. He has lectured in a number of higher education institutions including; University of Professional Studies(UPSA), Central University, Christian Service University, Blue Crest University and Sikkim Manipal University. Dr. Tandoh has 12 peer-reviewed journal articles, 2books, and 2conference papers. He is also Editorial board member of Green Publications Ghana PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Accredited Public Relations Professional (APR) -Institute of Public Relations (IPR), Ghana. Full Member (MCIM) -Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), United Kingdom PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP Member, Ghana Journalist Association (GJA).Member, Ghana Writers Association.

Tanja Porcnik

Tanja is president and co-founder of the Visio Institute, as well as an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. She is co-author of The Human Freedom Index. She was formerly a director of the Fraser Institute, a senior fellow of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, a Government Teaching Fellow of the Georgetown University, and a Research Associate & Manager of External Relations of the Cato Institute. Her articles on human rights, law, and economic policy appear regularly in printed media, and she is a frequent commentator on television and radio. Porcnik is currently working on her Ph.D. dissertation in American Studies. Earlier she obtained her master's degree in Political Science from the University of Ljubljana and her bachelor's degree in Applied Economics from the University of Maribor.

Isaac Kojo Annan Yalley

Yalley currently works at Alliance Vision Board as a senior Partner and previously worked at Kaiser Global Health limited as the Chief Finance officer and United Edibles limited as the management accountant. He holds masters of Arts in Economic Policy Management, Masters in divinity from Christian leadership university, Diploma in Accounting, Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from University of Ghana, Bachelors degree in biblical studies from American Bible university, Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered accountants (ICAG), holds post diploma chartered in treasury and risk management from the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAG), Associate member of certified chartered Economists (Monetary Economics option). He has also completed a course in Ghana securities industry by the Ghana Stock Exchange. Yalley's expertise is in taxation, audit, accounting, monetary economics and investigative audit. He has had a lot of experience in carrying out assignments in this area for small and medium scale enterprises, corporate entities etc. Yalley has over Ten (10) years working experience in Taxation, Financial management, Audit, Insurance, Agro Manufacturing and Finance. He is currently studying a Professional course in Taxation at the Chartered Institute of taxation and MSc. Economics at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Isaac Kojo Annan Yalley is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Liberty and Policy Innovation in Tema