Our Leadership

Mr John Ampontuah Kumah is a Entrepreneur by birth, a Lawyer by Profession and a Politician by choice

He is currently the CEO of National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP) under the office of the President. Mr Kumah was adjudged the most Efficient, Prominent Appointee for 2018 in Ghana’s Government and was also listed among President Akuffo-Addo’s top 20 Most Humble and Respectful Appointees in 2019.

Mr Kumah holds a BachelorDegree of Arts in Economics with Philosophy from the University of Ghana (Legon), and MBA (Finance) from GIMPA, a Degree in Law (LLB) from the University of Ghana and a Professional Law Degree (BL) from the Ghana School of Law, and was admitted to the Ghana Bar in 2013, as a Solicitor and Legal Practitioner for the Supreme Court of Ghana. He is currently a Doctoral Student at the Nobel International Business School, Switzerland.

John Ampontuah Kumah, CEO

Mr Kumah is an astute Politician with unflinching support for the youth. He has a great passion for entrepreneurship and youth empowerment activities. He has over fifteen (15) years of continuous working and leadership experience. 

He was a founding  member of Aduaprokye Chambers and Managing Partner of the Law Firm located at Adabraka in Accra until his appointment by his Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana as the CEO of NEIP in 2017. 

He is currently the Chief Executive Officer for the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program (NEIP), a flagship programme of the Government of Ghana responsible for youth empowerment, creativity and innovation. He successively positioned the NEIP as the enabler of the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Ghana. Under his leadership, the programme unprecedentedly trained 7,000 startups in 2018 under the Presidential Business Support Program and supported 1,350 beneficiaries with funds ranging from Ghs 10,000 – Ghs 100,000.

He is happily married to Apostle Mrs. Lilian Kumah, Founder and Senior Pastor of Disciple of Christ Ministries Worldwide where Mr Kumah has served as the Church Board Chairman since 2015. They have four (4) biological children and many other foster children.

Our Team

Below is our team of dedicated staff who drive the vision of NEIP

Abigail Swad Laryea

Deputy CEO

Franklin Karikari

Director of business support

Jonas Kofi Arhin

director of operations

Dei Daasebre

director of finance

Joseph MacKay Kumah

director of monitoring & evaluation

Joseph Oppong Brenya

director of communications

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