Mrs Marian Tandoh Wordey
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR CSIR-FOOD RESEARCH INSTITUTE C:AVA GHANA PROJECT. SOLACE SOLUTION REPRESENTATIVE IN GHANA
Is a Business Development Expert and Agribusiness specialist with over Seventeen years (17) of experience in Strategic Business Development for SMEs and Agricultural Value Chain Management? She is a Marketer with an MBA/ Marketing from University of Cape Coast, Ghana and Post-Graduate Diploma(s) in Pro-Poor value chain development and Project Management from Maastricht School of Management-the Netherlands as well as Agri-Business Management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). She has effectively designed and implemented training programs for value chain actors engaged in cassava, yam and rice production and processing for both local and international markets and has also coordinated EU pro-poor value chains projects on cassava, yam and rice. These coordination and implementations have often involved basic research, product development activities, quality management, working with rural communities, domestic and industrial end-users, facilitating various meetings and workshops as well as coordination and monitoring of activities between several government and non-governmental institutions and private sector stakeholders to ensure effective delivery on program outputs. Marian develops business diagnostic tools for SMEs’ based on their operational results to focus on profitable products, viable markets, cost reduction and management information systems. She also develops various Business concepts, Strategic Business Plans and Feasibilities for clients to aid them establish their companies. She has undertaken Development Consultancy Assignments over the years from FAO, USAID, AFDB and Exim Bank Ghana in different capacities.