Tony Oteng Gyasi,CEO of Tropical Cables

tony oteng gyasi

Tony Oteng-Gyasi is the President of Association of Ghana Industries, and Managing Director and Chairman of Tropical Cable and Conductor Ltd, a wholly Ghanaian owned manufacturer of electrical cables. He is also a Board Member of the Ghana Export Investment Development Fund (a Ghana Government Fund which disburses USD 50 million annually in loans and grants to the export sector) and the immediate past Chairman of the University of Ghana Governing Council.

Tony began his career at the Research Department of the Bank of Ghana. He subsequently joined the Ghana Operation of British Petroleum. In 1986, he set up his first Company, Tropical Products Limited, which he nurtured to become a successful trading and manufacturing firm.  It became the largest manufacturer of crates and pallets in Ghana. In 1997, he set up the Cable Manufacturing Company, called Tropical Cable and Conductor Limited.

The modern factory is the only wholly Ghanaian owned Cable Manufacturing Company in Ghana. The Company manufactures electric and telecommunications cables and is the first cable manufacturer in Ghana with ISO 9001 Certification. In 2007 he again set up the only continuous casting and rolling factory for the production of EC Grade Aluminum Rod in West Africa.  The company, Western Rod & Wire Ltd. has become a source of raw material for aluminum conductor manufacturers in the region.

Tony is a recipient of several awards and has been a member of the Council of the Ghana Stock Exchange, and the Council of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).  He is the immediate past Chairman of the University of Ghana Council.

He holds a degree in Economics and a Certificate in Law from the University of Ghana. He also has a diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK, and is a member of the Ghana Bar Association.

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