The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Mr Fred Kyei Asamoah, a Pharmaceutical Expert, as the new Executive Director of the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET).
His appointment takes effect from Monday, February 6, 2017.
Mr Asamoah is an expert in Drug Design, Public Health, Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement, Policy Planning and Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Corporate Governance and Strategic Management.
He holds a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Colorado, Denver Co, USA, having studied Public Health, Regulatory Compliance, Pharmacogenomics/Medication Therapy Management, Diabetes Education, Ambulance Care, Hospital Clinical Practice, and Drug Information and Management at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences.
He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA, as well as Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Mr Asamoah was the General Secretary of the Ghana Pharmaceutical Students Association from 1999 to 2000.
He has been recognised twice by CVS Health in 2015 and 2016 for “Impact and Contributions to Service” due to leading team members in providing excellent service and being reported as having a positive impact on customer’s lives.
He is a licensed Pharmacist in Tennessee, Michigan and North Carolina. He also holds a Ghana Pharmacy Council License (PA 1880) and is a serving member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana.
Prior to his appointment by the President, Mr Asamoah was the Regulatory and Compliance Manager, CVS Health, Charlotte, North Carolina.
He also served as the Pharmacy Manager, CVS Pharmacy from 2007 to 2014.
Mr Asamoah served as a Pharmacy Research Associate at the Stanley Regional Medical Center, Albemarle, North Carolina, between 2013 and 2014.
From 2005 to 2007 he worked as Staff Pharmacist at the Wal-Mart Pharmacy in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
From 2004 to 2005, Mr Asamoah worked as the Programmes Coordinator – Sub Saharan Aids Rescue, New York.
In 2002 to 2004, Mr Asamoah served as an intern at Edikay Pharmacy Limited, Kumasi where he was the Superintendent Pharmacist.