Former Executive Chairman of Global Media Alliance, Mr. Edward Boateng has been appointed Ghana’s Ambassador to China by President Nana Akufo-Addo.
Mr. Boateng, an astute businessman and politician will bring his vast experience to bear on his new role in a bid to strengthen Ghana’s ties with China which has become an economic power-house globally.
Mr. Edward Boateng was also the Group CEO of Global Media Alliance, a Pan African integrated media and entertainment company.
Edward was the Chairman of the Millennium Development Authority Ghana (MiDA) from August 2007 to December 2009 and he also served on the Board of National Communications Authority of Ghana (NCA) from 2001 to 2004 and was re-elected from 2006 – 2009.
He served on the Board of Africa Economic Forum (1999-2003) and the Foundation for Africa Media Excellence and in an advisory capacity on the Millennium Cities, Kumasi Development Initiative among other high profile positions.
He has a wealth of experience in international relations following his years of work with top global brands.
Mr. Boateng was the Africa Head of Turner Broadcasting Systems (TBS) where he led the drive to establish TBS brands such as CNN, Cartoon Network and Turner Classic Movies into household names in Africa. He was the initiator of the weekly Inside Africa Program that chronicles the stories of Africa on CNN every week.
He holds a BA from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, an MBA from Clark Atlanta University and a Diploma in Leadership Management from Yale University.