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Hackman Owusu Agyemang

Board Chairman of COCOBOD

Hackman Owusu Agyemang

Hackman Owusu-Agyemang is one of the leading political figures in Ghana having served as a parliamentarian and a minister under President John Agyekum Kuffuor . He is currently the Board Chairman of COCOBOD.

Born in 1941 at Effiduase - Koforidua in the Eastern Region of Ghana, Hackman had his secondary education at the St. Augustine's College in Cape Coast and continued to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), where he studied for a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture.

Hackman left the shores of the country to study at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague in the Netherlands obtaining a Post Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Planning. Hackman also possesses a Master’s degree in Agriculture from the Wye College of the University of London in the United Kingdom.

As an agronomist, he has worked with the Ministry of Agriculture and also had a long stint with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) where he worked in various capacities. At FAO, he served as an economist at the Economic Analysis Division, Field Program Officer and then as FAO-Regional Cooperation, and Liaison Officer responsible for Africa. He was also the FAO representative to Zambia as well as Trinidad and Tobago. He rose to become the Chief Regional Bureau for Africa at the peak of his career with FAO. Hackman served under various capacities under President Kuffuor as the Foreign Affairs Minister, the Minister for Interior as well as the Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing.