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CIMAG Makes New Board, Management Appointments: Dr. Bismark Ameyaw Now A Board Member

Dr. Bismark Ameyaw, Ph.D.Dr. Bismark Ameyaw, Ph.D.
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Centre for International Maritime Affairs’ Ghana (CIMAG), the leading policy think tank and research hub for the Maritime industry (International Trade), today announced the appointment of Dr. Bismark Ameyaw as a member of Directors. Bismark joined the CIMAG management in 2019, as the Director, Research, and Advocacy.

“It has been a great honor to be part of the CIMAG Board of Directors,” said Bismark. “I am incredibly proud of our accomplishments over the period. I am confident in our future and in CIMAG’s leadership as we continue to grow and expand our impact.”

Bismark Ameyaw, Ph.D.

Dr. Bismark Ameyaw is an energy analyst and a top renewable energy expert. He is a data scientist with scholarly data modeling tools created to outperform top data modeling predictive systems in the United States. He is a professional member of the International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE) and the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE), and a reviewer to a number of top-tier international journals.

Dr. Bismark Ameyaw has already worked on investigating and proposing mitigation pathway scenarios to achieving lower carbon-emissions for all West African countries. He is currently pursuing his second Ph.D. in the field of renewable energy technologies, and energy policy. Bismark is utilizing the policy sequencing tool to propose pathways to mitigate global greenhouse gas emissions.

He has garnered experience from diverse fields supervising and assisting funded research projects on maritime development, renewable energy, environmental sustainability, air pollution, and climate change. He takes keen interest in Ghana’s maritime sector.

He is a columnist for the Business & Financial Times (B&FT) writing on deploying renewable energy technologies, maritime-related issues, and entrepreneurship development. His most recent research publication is entitled “Modeling the long-run drivers of total renewable energy consumption: evidence from top five heavily polluted countries”.

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Albert Derrick Fiatui, Executive Director

“I am delighted that Bismark is joining CIMAG’s Board. His significant and senior expertise in corporate services, research and policy development, coupled with his experience across global markets and deep knowledge of the Maritime and Energy terrain, will stand us in good stead as we progress towards our ambition to be one of the best performing, most trusted and respected policy think tanks in the world. His reputation as one of the leading researchers and his track record will be an inspiration to our people and ways of working”. I welcome Bismark to the Board.

Bismark joins a team of experienced professionals on the board as follows:

A.Y. JIM-FUGAR Chairman

Dr. York Abaidoo, Member (Technical Advisor)

Albert Derrick Fiatui, Executive Director

Danny Laud, Co- Director (Member)

Yvonne Osei Tutu (Member)

Rev. Gabriel Fiatui, Consultant (Member)

The Board of CIMAG also announced the appointment of Dr. Kingsley Nketia Acheampong, as the Director of IT, Software Engineering & Data Development.

He comes in with a transformational mindset. Kingsley is highly skilled in software development, state-of-the-art data analytics and machine learning techniques from development to production levels, I have gained mastery in critical problem discovery and provision of reusable data solutions to enforce high productivity at corporate levels.

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Kingsley Nketia Acheampong, PhD

Director, IT, Software Engineering & Data Development

Kingsley has gained 10+ years of excellent analytical, problem-solving and coding skills gained in the fields of computer and software engineering. He received the B.S. degree in Computer Engineering and the M.Eng. in Information and Software Engineering. Kingsley briefly served as an Applications and Software Engineer, NSS Huawei Technologies, Accra (Ghana). He joined the Sun-Data Group, as a Data Scientist and NLP researcher in 2016. He has a Ph.D. in Information and Software Engineering. His research interests included Cognitive Modeling and Machine Learning for Natural Language Processing, Data Analysis and Analytics and Optimization of Data Structures and Algorithms.

Kingsley is highly skilled in software development, state-of-the-art data analytics and machine learning techniques from development to production levels. He has gained mastery in critical problem discovery and provision of reusable data solutions to enforce high productivity at corporate levels. He is also renowned for participating in many data science competitions such as the ANZ Data Science Competition in which he was awarded the 2nd prize in 2018 and first prize in 2019.

Elements of his current research include Systems Engineering and Development, International Software Development, Advanced-Data Science and Analytics, Development of Real-time Data-driven Predictive Models, and Meta-Optimization of Neural Machine Translation Models.

CIMAG was founded as a non-partisan institution, to advance policy thinking on pressing Maritime issues linked to the blue economic challenges. CIMAG seeks to narrow its research focus on the streams of Maritime Economy, Maritime Security/Safety and the Maritime Ecology/Environment Protection. 71% of the planet is covered by water. In this vein, the Maritime business community plays a critical role in ensuring growth and international trade/business. CIMAG provides the industry with a platform for policymakers and other stakeholders to engage with players from the Maritime business community. We exist to proffer solutions for a multi-sectoral industry effort in addressing critical Maritime sustainable development challenges.

The private sector is the primary user of the increasingly crowded space, which is 71% of the earth’s surface. Shipping, sea bed mining, ports, and offshore oil and gas are reliant on professionals such as lawyers, insurers, shipbuilders, marine technologists who provide services that keep the sector running. This critical sector generates trillions of dollars per year, by providing goods and services upon which society depends, including transport, offshore energy resources, telecommunications, and international business.

CIMAG seeks to complement the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that convenes governments on shipping with industry involvement, including maritime safety and environmental issues. It is a structure developed for the private sector to focus on cross-cutting policies in support of sustainable blue growth. It is a think tank and a catalyst for business opportunities in the industry, promoting and facilitating, networking, dialogue, and synergies among its stakeholders.

The Centre’s agenda is to use its work to impact the industry by addressing Maritime/Aviation issues of international interest through extensive cooperation. The Centre engages international and regional researchers, businesses, NGO’s, governments, and academic institutions in maximizing the gains of international trade. www.cimaghana.org

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