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Joshua Alabi

Joshua Alabi

A Visionary Leader, Educator, and Politician

01March
1958
Early Life
01 March 1958

Early Life

Joshua Alabi was born on March 1, 1958, in Nungua, a suburb of Accra, Ghana. Raised in a modest family, his father worked as an auto mechanic and farmer, while his mother was a trader.

30November
1965
Education
30 November 1965

Education

Alabi attended St. John's Preparatory School (now St. John's Grammar School) in Achimota, where he completed his primary and middle school education from 1965 to 1971. He then enrolled at the Tamale Secondary School, where he obtained his Ordinary and Advanced-Level Certificates between 1971 and 1976. Driven by his passion for business and economics, Alabi pursued professional training in Accountancy and Marketing at the Institute of Professional Studies (IPS) from 1976 to 1980.

05July
1980
Academic Career
05 July 1980

Academic Career

Alabi embarked on an illustrious career in academia. He began as a Lecturer at the Northern School of Business in Tamale from 1980 to 1981 before pursuing his academic degrees in the Soviet Union. In 1987, he joined the University of Professional Studies, Accra (formerly IPS) as a Lecturer and steadily rose through the ranks.

30November
1986
Masters in Europe
30 November 1986

Masters in Europe

Subsequently, he ventured to Europe, where he earned two master's degrees—a Master of Science (MSc) in Industrial Economics from the Moscow Institute of National Economy, Plekhanov (now Russian Economics University) in 1986, and an MSc in International Marketing from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland, where he received the prestigious Mushod Abiola Prize for Excellence in Marketing in 1992.

05July
1989
Dean of the Management Faculty
05 July 1989

Dean of the Management Faculty

Alabi's leadership capabilities were evident when he assumed the position of Head of the Marketing Department in 1989. In 2003, he became the Dean of the Management Faculty, further demonstrating his commitment to academic excellence. Recognizing his exceptional contributions, the university's Governing Council promoted him to the rank of Senior Lecturer in 2001 and Associate Professor in 2008.


05July
1997
Political Career
05 July 1997

Political Career

Aside from his remarkable achievements in academia, Joshua Alabi has been an active participant in Ghanaian politics. From 1997 to 2001, he served as the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the Krowor Constituency in the Greater Accra Region. Additionally, he held the positions of Minister of State for the Greater Accra and Northern Regions from 1997 to 2001, where he chaired the Regional Security Councils during his tenure.

30November
2001
Campaign Coordinator
30 November 2001

Campaign Coordinator

Alabi's dedication to the NDC extended beyond his parliamentary role. Following the party's loss in the 2000 elections, he led the reorganization efforts in the Greater Accra region and successfully revitalized the party's presence. His exceptional leadership skills led to his election as the Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the NDC from 2001 to 2005. Alabi also served as the Campaign Coordinator for Prof. John Atta Mills' campaign in 2004, further showcasing his strategic political acumen.

30November
2005
Pro-Rector of UPSA
30 November 2005

Pro-Rector of UPSA

In 2005, Alabi was appointed as the Pro-Rector of UPSA, followed by his appointment as the Rector from 2008 to 2012. During his tenure, he spearheaded transformative initiatives, elevating the institution's status and overseeing its growth. He played a pivotal role in the transition of IPS into a full-fledged university, the University of Professional Studies, Accra.

04July
2006
Contributions to National Development
04 July 2006

Contributions to National Development

Alabi has served on several committees and boards, including the Governing Council of the University of Professional Studies, Accra. He chaired numerous committees, such as the Development Committee, Publications Committee, Research and Conference Committee, and Library Committee, among others.

30November
2009
Chairman of the Governing Council
30 November 2009

Chairman of the Governing Council

Additionally, Alabi was the Chairman of the Governing Council of Accra Polytechnic from 2009 to 2014. His leadership within the Ghana Book Development Council from 2009 to 2017 highlights his dedication to promoting education and literacy in Ghana.

06July
2011
International Engagements
06 July 2011

International Engagements

Alabi chaired the West Africa Region of the International Association of University Presidents from 2011 to 2016. He also served as a Member of the Group of Experts of the Executive Board of UNESCO in Paris in 2011. His involvement with UNESCO further demonstrates his commitment to advancing education and fostering international collaboration.

05July
2013
Other Positions
05 July 2013

Other Positions

His contributions extend to corporate boards as well. Alabi served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Social Security and National Insurance Trust, providing strategic guidance to the organization and its subsidiary investments from 2013 to 2016. He also held the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors for HFC Bank from 2014 to 2016.



07July
2013
Recognitions
07 July 2013

Recognitions

In 2013, Alabi was named the Africa Vice-Chancellor of the Year by the All-Africa Students Union, recognizing his transformative leadership at UPSA. The Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIB) also honored him in 2015 for his remarkable contributions to the banking and finance landscape.The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) awarded him for his significant contributions to the education sector in Ghana. The Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) recognized his excellence in marketing by naming him Ghana's Marketing Man of the Year in 2012.

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