Mr. Benjamin Yaw Manu, currently a Consultant to the Vice President Office for Regional Development and Business Delivery of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), has become the first Ghanaian to be elected to serve as a Member of Global Board Directors of the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP), a US-based nonprofit professional association dedicated to advancing the discipline of change management.
Mr. Manu together with Sylvie Charbonneau are newly elected. Roxanne Brown who is the current President of ACMP was re-elected. They will serve a three-year tenure—from 2019 to 2021, says a press release from the ACMP.
Mr. Manu says given the intractable and rapid pace of change in industries, sectors, regions there is the need to master the skill to navigate change by becoming change leaders.
“By 2050, the majority of global workforce will reside in Africa. In other words, global growth could find home here if we do our homework. Question is how are we preparing for that change? For Africa, ACMP is a great resource to get access to innovative tools, knowledge and technologies to embark on transformational economic development and social progress for the continent.
“Change is a personal and enterprise imperative, and I am thrilled to be part of that global community that leads the way change works for the advancement of change leadership, driving global business outcomes,’’ he stated.
Prior to working with the Bank Group, Benjamin was West Africa Regional Manager for Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors responsible for the achievement of West Africa business development objectives. Before RICS, he worked as Manager, African Partner Pool for Invest Africa- leading the development and launch of African Partner Pool, one of Africa’s leading e-procurement marketplace.
He has worked for UNDP, as a Country Project Manager. Preceding that, he was a Programme Manager at Cadbury/Kraft Foods, and earlier as Project Delivery Manager with British Council. He has worked on a voluntary basis as Africa Membership Development and Marketing and Partnership Lead with the International Association of Facilitators, providing strategic alliances with businesses and members in Africa.
Benjamin is also the Founder of Hyville, a Ghanaian based change management start-up offering training, group facilitation and leadership development services for clients such as Tullow Oil, African Development Bank, British Council, and NKACC-a brand agency.
Apart from being a Member of Association of Change Management Professionals, he is also a Chartered Fellow of Management (FCMI) of the Chartered Institute of Management, UK, a Member of International Association of Facilitators, and a Member of Institute of Directors, Ghana.
“I look forward to working with our global members, remarkable staff in the US, and the Global Board in promoting our membership, the globally recognized Certified Change Management Professional™ (CCMP™) credential, the ACMP’s Global Standard for Change Management© for businesses and organizations in all regional markets, our Qualified Education Provider™ (QEP™) program for those interested in training and professional development programs,” Mr. Manu noted.
“It is an honor to be re-elected and we are thrilled to welcome our new members to the ACMP Board of Directors,” said Roxanne Brown, the ACMP President.
“ACMP’s vision to lead the way change works requires officers that wholeheartedly believe in our strategy and are committed to our membership and this profession. We know Benjamin Manu and Sylvie Charbonneau will be essential assets in growing ACMP, advocating globally for change management, and serving our dynamic and ever-expanding membership community”, he said.
Benjamin holds a Masters’ degree in Social Work, specializing in Community and Organizational Development and a Bachelor of Arts degree, all at the University of Ghana. He has a Post-graduate Certificate with the China Europe International Business School, and Diploma in International Environmental Law with United Nations Institute for Training and Research, Geneva-based.
The ACMP serves as an independent and trusted source of professional excellence, advocate for the discipline, and creates a thriving change community. What began in 2009 as a small group of visionary change leaders from around the world, is now a global community of over 5,000 change practitioners.
The ACMP offers its members the space to learn, share and cultivate professional change practices so they, and their organizations, can achieve intended outcomes and results.
Please see release on ACMP Website: