Dr. K.Y. Amoako,
President, African Center for Economic Transformation, Africa
Dr. K.Y. Amoako is the Founder, and President of the African Center for Economic Transformation and former Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa. Kingsley Y. Amoako is a Ghanaian international civil servant with a five-decade career in African development. He is a thought leader on policies and initiatives of governance and growth in the continent, and he has worked alongside development specialists to address African and global development issues. Amoako is the Founding President of the African Centre for Economic Transformation (established 2008) and an author. Amoako founded ACET following his career at the World Bank beginning in 1974 until he became the Bank's Director for Education and Social Policy from 1992-1995. In 1995, he served as the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) at the rank of under the Secretary-General of the UN. After his 10 years with the ECA, Amoako spent 2006 as a Distinguished African Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.