Emmanuel Deteah is a Senior Business Advisor with the Ghana Enterprises Agency and the Deputy Head of its Start-Ups and Innovation Directorate. Emmanuel started working as an Assistant Trainer with the National Board for Small-Scale Industries in 2008.
He holds an MSC Degree in Project Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Ghana. He also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in SME Policies from the Small Business Training Institute in South Korea. In 2019, the Small Business Corporation (SBC) in Japan certified him as a Kaizen trainer.
His expertise includes governance and accountability mechanisms for donor-funded (World Bank) projects, project management within the context of donor-funded development projects and strategic communication and negotiation for development projects.
His current role at GEA includes the designing of interventions for youth-led start-ups in Ghana. Apart from facilitating training programmes for SMEs, he worked on the Rural Enterprises Project, aimed at improving the livelihoods and incomes of the rural-poor micro and small enterprises.
In 2011, he worked with the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) to produce a document on identifying business opportunities in the oil and gas industry for SMEs in the Western Region.
He has also trained several entrepreneurs in practical methods to improve their business operations using the “Kaizen” business improvement tools.
His fourteen years of practical experience in enterprise development have given him an in-depth knowledge of interventions and challenges regarding SMEs in Ghana
He is passionate about empowering entrepreneurs with new knowledge and business skills for their enterprises’ growth.