Kwaku Sakyi-Addo is an award-winning broadcaster, strategic communication specialist and telecommunications policy advocate. With top-of-the shelf skills honed over 30 years in blue-chip local and international media covering print, wire service, radio & television, his communications pedigree is unquestionably world class.
He is currently non-executive board chairman of the National Communications Authority (NCA) and Partner at Activate Africa, a newly-established strategic communication company based in Accra.
He is also Executive Producer and Presenter of The Lounge, a unique talk programme broadcast from a live bar on radio and TV.
Sakyi-Addo was the founding CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications from 2011 until April 2017.
Prior to that, Sakyi-Addo was General Manager (Communications) of Aqua Vitens Rand, a Dutch-South African company awarded a management contract for the state-owned Ghana Water Company from 2007 until 2011.
The Government of Ghana awarded him the Order of the Volta, one of the country’s highest honours in 2007. He was twice Journalist of the Year (1986 & 1996).
Sakyi-Addo was a correspondent for the BBC for from 1994 – 2007, and alongside for Reuters, the world’s largest wire service from 1998-2007.
He also hosted The Front Page, a must-listen weekly current affairs talk programme on Joy FM for 16 years (1995-2011), and was presenter and Executive Producer of ‘Kwaku One-on-One’, a personality interview show on television for nearly 10 years until 2010. He had previously been editor-in-chief of the Ghanaian Chronicle (1993-94). Sakyi-Addo began his media career as a reporter at Ghana News Agency in 1984 through 1993. He won best news agency reporter the year after he was hired, and Journalist of the Year the following year.
Sakyi-Addo is a Chevening Scholar, Fellow of the Aspen Institute Global Leadership Network, and of the prestigious Salzburg Seminar in Austria. He’s also a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and of the Institute of Public Relations (Ghana), and a member of the Ghana Journalists’ Association.
Sakyi-Addo holds an Executive Masters of Governance and Leadership from GIMPA, Graduate Diploma in Communications from the University of Ghana, and Advanced Diplomas in Communications from the International Institute for Journalism in Berlin, University of Wales in Cardiff, and another in American Studies from Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota.
He is chair of the board of Money Market Fund of InvestCorps, and the Advisory Council of the International Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Ghana.
He also serves on the Advisory Council of Project Management Institute (PMI) Ghana, and the boards of Databank Foundation, Ghana Cleft Foundation and Georgette Barnes Ltd., a geological supplies company.