Name: Akwasi Sarfo Kantanka
Faculty: Management Studies
Academic Areas of Interest :
Mr. Akwasi Sarfo Kantanka is a Lecturer in Marketing at UPSA and a Business Manager with over 20 years practical and diverse experience in the private sector. His work is most notable in the area of consultancy in Marketing, Strategy Development, Customer Relationship Management, Product Positioning, Concept Development, Business Advisory and Negotiation Services, and Project Appraisals.
Before joining UPSA as a Lecturer, he worked in various capacities, namely as the Assistant Production Manager at the Universal Printers and Publishers, a Sales Person at Choice FM, and an Operations Manager at FEDEX Ghana.
Akwasi also gained significant experience from working as a Country Representative/Marketing Consultant for HIT Paper Trading GMBH (Austria), a position that required strategic thinking in product positioning, customer relationship management, business advisory on industry trends in Ghana, sales and credit polices, and incentive programmes for promoting sales. He was also a member of a team from Glendale Consultancy contracted to evaluate and appraise project proposals submitted for Government guarantees from the Ministry of Private Sector Development. He was the lead person in the development of a business plan for the acquisition of credit and the establishment of Infinite Link Travel and Tours.
Currently, he is the managing proprietor at Infinite Link Ventures, a marketing, events, and publishing business and a partner in Adinkra Air Ltd.
In line with his aspiration to make a difference in the business world, he conceived and produced ‘Change Managers,’ a TV Talk Show currently airing that profiles leaders, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and pioneers who are driving change. The research required for this programme has exposed him to diverse businesses and industries. He is also a publisher of two magazines (currently under re-organization), named Enterprising Business and Economics and Your Health.
He is a public speaker and has been a regular facilitator on the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Clinic for final year students.
Mr. Kantanka was born in Kumasi, the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
- MPhil (University of Ghana)
- MBA (University of Ghana) - 2004
- B.A (Hons) (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology)- 1992
- (MCPC 601) Marketing Management
- (PBBS 302) Entrepreneurship
- (PBBS 202) Elements of Marketing
- (PBMK 301) Integrated marketing communication
- (PBMK 201) Understanding Customer Dynamics
- (PBMK 404) Retail management
- (PBDA 111) Principles of Marketing
- Empretec Business Forum
- CIM (Ghana)
- Ghana Book Industry Students’ Association