Akwasi Opong-Fosu has been a passionate advocate about Africa's growth and an enhanced position and role for Africa in a globalized world. He has addressed international forums such as the UN, Crans Montana Forum, Wall Street Economic Summit, Marrakesh Security Forum among others focusing on leadership and governance, peace and security, trade and investment and sustainable development in Africa.
In furtherance of actualizing Africa's growth potential and consequently promoting an enhanced position and voice at the world stage, Akwasi Opong-Fosu founded the Africa Global Emergence Center (AGEC) an independent policy, research, advocacy and advisory services organisation and is President of the Africa Growth Solutions, the advisory unit of AGEC.
Akwasi has had a distinguished career in public service spanning a period of over 35 years which was inspired by a motivation to impact positively on the progress and well-being of people and society at large.
As an accomplished technocrat, he headed the largest public service organization in Ghana-the local Government Service -which has responsibility to ensuring the effective and efficient administration and management of local governments.