Dr Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey has been promoted to professor by the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).
The Governing Council of the University of Professional Studies approved his promotion from the rank of a Senior Lecturer to Associate Professor in Management in the Department of Marketing of the University effective December 2015, and now serves as the substantive Pro-Vice Chancellor of the university.
Professor Okoe joined the University 10 years ago as a lecturer in the Department of Marketing. He was among the first batch of faculty members employed to augment the staff strength of the faculty when the degree programme was introduced.
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A product of Aquinas Secondary School and Prempeh College, Professor Okoe has extensive experience in both industry and academia.
He obtained his Ordinary Level Certificate from Aquinas Secondary School in 1986 and Advanced Level Certificate from Prempeh College, Kumasi, in 1988.
He further obtained Bachelor of Arts (Economics with Sociology), Master in Business Administration (Marketing Option) and Master of Philosophy in Marketing, all from the University of Ghana.
He also holds a professional marketing qualification from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. In addition, he holds a Doctorate of Business Administration from the SMC University in Switzerland and a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration from the Central University of Nicaragua.
Professor Okoe has occupied several positions in the Department of Marketing at the Faculty of Management in the university. In 2006, he was appointed the Head of the CIM Unit and in 2008 got promoted to the position of Head of the Marketing Department.
After successfully serving two terms as the Head of Department, he was appointed as the Dean of the Faculty of Management Studies in September 2014. His meteoric rise continued when exactly a year later he was appointed as the Acting Pro-Vice Chancellor of the university.