Mr Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen (Alan Cash)
Former Minister of Trade (2003-07)
Date of Birth: 10/1955
Married to Patricia Kyerematen (nee Nyinah), has two children.
Education: O levels, Adisadel College, Cape Coast, Ghana; A Levels, Achimota School, Accra; BSc Economics, BA Law, University of Ghana; qualified as a Barrister, Ghana Law School.
Career: Senior Corporate Executive, UAC Ghana Ltd, Unilever International; Principal Consultant and Head of Public Systems Management, Management Development and Productivity Institute; Regional Director, Enterprise Africa, United Nations Development Programme; Founding Chief Executive, EMPRETEC Ghana, 1990; appointed Ambassador to the United States, National Patriotic Party (NPP) administration, 2001; Minister of Trade and Industry, NPP, 2003-07.
Commentary: Alan Kyerematen lost to Nana Akufo-Addo in the race for an NPP
presidential candidate for the 2008 and 2012 elections. During his first campaign,
Kyerematen announced his resignation from the party, but was shortly
afterward encouraged to revoke his decision by senior party officials,
leaving fellow members to question his loyalty.
In 1994, he was named in TIME magazine's list of top 100 Global
Leaders of the New Millennium. In 2001, he became Ghana's first
ambassador to the US under Former President John Agyekum Kufuor.