A former Vice-Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), USA branch, Fred Kyei Asamoah, has been appointed the new Executive Director of the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) by President Akufo-Addo.

His appointment takes effect Monday, February 6, 2017.

Mr. Asamoah is a pharmaceutical expert with experience and of a proven track record in achieving results in drug design, public health, regulatory compliance and enforcement, policy planning and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, corporate governance and strategic management.

He holds a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree at the University of Colorado, Denver Co, USA, having studied Public Health, Regulatory Compliance, pharmacogenomics/medication therapy management, diabetes education, ambulance care, hospital clinical practice, and drug information and management at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences.

He also holds Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA as well as Bachelor in Pharmacy (Hons) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.

Mr. Asamoah was the General Secretary of the Ghana Pharmaceutical Student Association from 1999 to 2000.

He has been recognized twice by CVS Health in 2015 and 2016 for “impact and contributions to service” due to leading team members in providing excellent service and being reported as having a positive impact on customer’s lives.

The former NPP Vice-Chairman, USA branch, is also known for providing training strategies and performance coaching techniques that were featured in a video utilised to train both existing and new employees for CVS Health in over 8,000 stores nationwide.

He is a licensed Pharmacist in Tennessee, Michigan and North Carolina. He also holds a Ghana Pharmacy Council License (PA 1880) and is a serving member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana.

Prior to his appointment by the President, he was the Regulatory and Compliance Manager, CVS Health, Charlotte, North Carolina.

He also served as the Pharmacy Manager, CVS Pharmacy from 2007 to 2014.

Between 2013 and 2014, Mr. Asamoah served as a Pharmacy Research Associate at the Stanley Regional Medical Center, Albemarle, North Carolina.