Alhaji Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal is Ghana’s Minister for Business Development. He is the former Managing Director of Graphic Communications Group Limited, Ghana’s biggest media organization. He was also the Managing Director of Chase Petroleum. As an entrepreneur, Dr. Awal is the founder and owner of a number of companies such as Marble Communications Group Limited, publishers of The Finder Group of Newspapers, HMW printers, Marble Consultants and Marble Developers.
Dr. Awal, was adjudged Ghana’s Marketing Man of the year, ‘2009’. He holds a Doctorate in Business Administration with specialty in succession planning and business competitiveness from the Swiss Business School and three master’s degrees in various disciplines from different universities. He has 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). Dr. Awal has also done courses in Business Strategy at Harvard Business School, USA and oil production and management at Oxford, UK.
As a graduate of three reputable Business Schools; University of Ghana Business School, Harvard Business School and Swiss Business School, Dr. Awal is committed to improving the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Ghana.
He has worked as a consultant for a number of organizations where he offered consultancy services in the areas of business strategy, management, marketing and communications.
Dr. Awal has also consulted for Diplomatic Missions, Development partners as well as state institutions. He is 57 years old and married with four children.