George Manu 

Director in IDAS West Africa

George is Director responsible for the West Africa hub of IDAS Africa and has previously worked in the

private sector, academia and the UN. He has 25 years experience in international development and has

carried out specialist assignments in over 50 countries on four continents. He has particular strengths

in private sector and SME development, having started and run his own business for several years and

served as CEO of the EMPRETEC Ghana Foundation, which provided business development services

and finance to growth-oriented SMEs. For 6 years prior to this, he was head of SME Development at the

International Training Centre of the International Labour Organisation, based in Turin, Italy, and has been

on the faculty of the Universities of Durham and Stirling in the UK. He has served on the Board of several

organisations including a venture fund management company and an investment climate facility.

George speaks 4 languages and holds a Masters and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Durham

University, UK.

Director in IDAS West Africa  

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