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Aydon ConsultantsNicholas Frimpong-Manso
Managing Partner - Aydon Ghana

Diligent and highly motivated professional with excellent verbal and written communication, presentation and negotiation skills. Accustomed to high pressure, multitasking and tight deadlines in a fast paced international environment. Capable of working independently as well as within a team and in supporting roles. Passionate about progressing African growth and development. A pleasant interpersonal character who can easily build, manage and maintain both professional and personal relationships.


Core Competencies include:
Business and Public Administration • Client Acquisitions and Relations • Project Management • Operational and Strategic Planning • Intercultural Communications • Government Affairs and Relations • Economic Diplomacy • Development and Project Finance • Research and Economic Analysis • Online and Offline Marketing and Communications • Event Planning • Intergovernmental and Business Protocol.

Professional Experience
CH Business Consulting Ghana (registered as GP Business Associates) • Accra, Ghana • 12/2013 – Present Managing Partner and Lead Business Consultant
• Provide consultancy services for potential, new and existing foreign businesses and investors
• Manage client acquisition and relations
• Perform operational and strategic planning of the company’s and its clients’ activities and projects
• Government relations - liaise with the government and public institutions on behalf of the clients
• Ensure that the clients comply with the regulatory environment
• Set up and manage the corporate communication strategy, website and social media accounts Major Projects and Achievements
• Successful tender application for the new chip embedded Ghanaian ePassport for the client, ANY Security Printing Plc. The project value is USD 59 million
• Facilitated the supply of 3 million chip embedded National Health Insurance Cards for the client, ANY Security Printing Plc. The project value is USD 2.5 million
• Organized multiple trade business delegation to Ghana from Portugal, Egypt, Hungary and Germany
• Co-organized the Ghana Energy Awards in 2017 and 2018

Honorary Foreign Economic Counsellor to Hungary • Accra, Ghana • 6/2015 - Present
• Represent the Hungarian trade and economic interest in Ghana
• Develop policy suggestions and project proposals that enhance trade, economic and diplomatic cooperation between Hungary and Ghana • Support the flow of communication between the countries
Major Projects and Achievements
• Facilitated the reopening of the Hungarian Embassy in Ghana in 2016
• Helped in the preparation and supported H.E. Pιter Szijjαrtσ, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, and his diplomatic delegation during their official state visit to Ghana on the 13th-14th October 2015 and 1st December 2017
• Planned and organised the 1st and 2nd Ghanaian-Hungarian Business Forum on the 14th October 2015 and 1st December 2017 in Ghana. Several MoUs signed during these events between Ghanaian and Hungarian
• Set up various meetings for H.E. Szijjαrtσ with Government of Ghana ministers and officials and leaders in the private sector
• Assisted the Hungarian Government in the establishment of the scholarship program with Ghana

Zoomlion Ghana Limited and Jospong Group • waste management • Accra, Ghana • 10/2015 - Present International Business Development and Strategy Consultant
• Identify, develop and coordinate projects in line with the strategic objectives of the company
• Organize and coordinate B2B meetings, country visits, negotiations, site visits and training
• Handle government and diplomatic relations
• Secure project financing (export credit or commercial facilities)
• Develop the 5-year strategy for the company as part of the Strategy Team Major Projects and Achievements
• Developed and facilitated the Kumasi Waste Water Treatment Plant project with financing from the Hungarian EXIM Bank. The project value is EUR 10.1 million
• Facilitated the procurement of garbage collection vehicles from Hungary in value of EUR 14 million

Finance for African Development • development consultancy • Accra, Ghana • 10/2014 - Present Founder • Lay down the foundation for a strong and resilient organization
• Identify and analyse the finance related challenges that Ghana and Africa are facing today
• Research sources of funding for development and growth

The Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & IMF • Accra, Ghana • 04/2013 – 03/2015 Special Assistant – Voluntary position
• Researched, gathered and analysed data on World Bank, IMF and IFC funded projects in Ghana
• Assisted the activities of the Members of the Parliamentary caucus
• Assisted in the planning and execution of the 2014 program and budget
• Drafted letters to the Members and other stakeholders

Honourable Hanna Tetteh, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration • 02/2015, Special Assistant to the Minister
• Assisted the Minister during her official state visit to Budapest, Hungary to sign bilateral agreements with the Hungarian government and meetings with the private sector
• Provided high-level support during protocol, administrational and logistical tasks and activities
• Scheduled, coordinated and delegated the Minister’s meetings and interviews
• Interpreted from one language into another for the Minister and her team

Ghanaian Diplomatic and Trade Delegation to Hungary • 10/2014 Special Assistant to the Delegation
• Was part of Honourable Kwesi Quartey’s (Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ghana), delegation visiting Budapest to sign bilateral agreements with the Hungarian government and to hold meetings with the representatives of the private sector
• Supported and assisted the Deputy Minister and his team that included the CEOs of the Ghana Free Zones Board and the Ghana Export Promotion Authority, during their entire stay with protocol, administrational and logistical tasks and activities
• Coordinated the delegation’s schedule and itinerary

Hungarian Trade and Cultural Centre Limited • Accra, Ghana • 9/2013 – 9/2014 Operations Manager and Lead Business Consultant
• Facilitated local partners for Hungarian investors
• Conducted research on sales and distribution leads for Hungarian products
• Performed feasibility studies on potential projects
• Assisted the Ghanaian country visits of Mr Zsolt Nιmeth, Hungarian State Secretary, in January 2014 and the delegation of the Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry in March 2014
• Organized events in the honour of the State Secretary and the visiting business delegation

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration • Accra, Ghana • 10/2013 – 1/2014 Part-time Internship – Multilateral Relations Bureau
• Contributed to the day-to-day administrative activities of the Multilateral Relations Bureau
• Maintained the database and handled correspondence with the multilateral institutions
• Drafted correspondence and reports using the proper diplomatic language and protocol

Honourable Kwame Osei-Prempeh, Member of Parliament for Nsuta Kwamang, Chairman of the Subsidiary Legislation Committee, former Deputy Minister of Justice and Attorney General • Accra, Ghana • 03/2012 – 1/2013 Research Assistant
• Supported the Honourable Member of Parliament in his daily routine
• Researched and organized Parliamentary proceedings, order papers and official reports
• Gathered information on Constitutional and Legislative instruments, Motions and Proposals

COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTEER WORK
Executive Board Member, Ghana Water Polo Committee, Ghana • 3/2014 – 5/2017
• Assists in the establishment of the sport in Ghana
Contributor to Charity Events, Youth in Focus Foundation, Ghana • 2/2012 – 4/2016
• Helps the organization during its events that concentrate on youth empowerment and support

EDUCATION
University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) • Accra, Ghana • 6/2013 MSc, Development Finance
Lauder Business School (LBS) • Vienna, Austria • 7/2010 BA, Business: Intercultural Business Administration

TRAINING
University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) • Cape Town, South Africa • 9/2016 Doctoral Research Training Programme (NQF Level 8)
Istituto Carlo Cattaneo & International Solid Waste Association • Bologna, Italy • 5/2019 Spring School Training Programme – How to Design Solutions for Solid Waste Management – A Method and Tools for Low- and Middle-Income Countries

MEMBERSHIPS
Individual Member, International Solid Waste Association • 7/2019 – Membership number: 19-1336 SKILLS

Languages: Hungarian (native) • English (fluent) • German (intermediate) • Russian (basic)

Computer: Proficient in several software applications and tools across all devices and interfaces
• MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access) and Windows Operating system
• Coordinate appointment and project schedules - Outlook and Google Calendars
• CRM and process management – STREAK
• Website management – Wordpress, blog, Google Webmaster, page rank and backlink building
• Social media networking and online ad campaign – LinkedIn, Google Ads and Analytics, Youtube video management, Facebook Ads
• Photo editing – Photoshop

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