Michael Asiedu is a business analyst working in the Private Sector Development (PSD). In this role, he produces evidence-based research, offers policy advice, and connects key stakeholders in various industries to contribute to inclusive and sustainable development in Africa. As a business analyst, Michael helps manage a team of consultants delivering technical and managerial assistance to Ghanaian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to build their capacity as sustainable businesses, create decent jobs, become investment ready, and integrate into global value chains.
Michael served as the in-country focal lead on the Trade and Labour Market Outcomes in Developing Countries (Good Exporting Practices) Program, an export capability-building program for Ghanaian SMEs. The program was funded by the R4D programme – a joint initiative by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Swiss National Science Foundation. Over 12 months, he worked closely with the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) management to manage an intense three-phased program for 180 companies in the Non-Traditional Export sector, providing them with the expertise necessary to increase export performance.
Previously, Michael worked in corporate banking as a relationship manager. He has a BSc in Business Administration from Ashesi University in Ghana, and an MSc in Finance and Investment from the University of Hull.