Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal has been named the new minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture by His Excellency, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
He takes over from Barbara Oteng Gyasi, the outgoing minister of the sector. Awal was previously the Minister of Business Development during the first term of President Akufo-Addo.
Awal was named the ‘Marketing Man of the Year’ in 2009.
He has a Masters in Applied Business Research (Swiss Business School, Switzerland), Executive Masters in Business Administration (University of Ghana Business School, Legon), and Masters in International Journalism (University of Wales, UK.)
A product of the Ghana Institute of Journalism, Awal rose through the ranks to become the Chief Executive Officer of Graphic Communications Group Limited.
He joined the media company as a reporter. He was promoted to the position of a page editor, and then general manager for marketing.
Awal is married with four children.