Accra, June 12, GNA
– Mrs. Jane Reindorf-Attoh has been appointed as the new Managing Director of
the World Trade Centre (WTC), Accra.
She takes over from Emmanuel Doni-Kwame and a statement issued by the Board of Directors said her appointment took effect from June 01, 2018.
Ms. Reindorf-Attoh was the Deputy Chief of Party for United States Agency for International Development (USAID) project responsible for the monitoring and achievements of programmes that received USAID funding for economic and agricultural development in Ghana.
In that capacity, she co-managed a team of professionals, who worked directly with Ghana’s Trade and Industry Ministry to support the creation of the Ghana International Trade Commission, advised on trade policy reformation and its implementation.
The statement said before transitioning to a career in development, Ms Reindorf-Attoh worked for over 15 years in the US Aerospace and Defence sector holding senior leadership roles for “fortune 500 companies” such as Airbus North America and BAE Systems.
“At BAE Systems, she served as an advisor to the International Business Development Unit and was a key contributor during the evaluation and negotiation of large infrastructure projects in Africa.”
Again as a Senior Human Resources Manager at Airbus, Ms Reindorf-Attoh provided strategic Human Resources counsel to the Chairman of Airbus North America, his executive team, and corporate functions.
She also led diversity, inclusion and employee engagement activities for Airbus Group and its subsidiaries in the North America region, and was responsible for setting the diversity and engagement strategy enabling Airbus to attract and retain the best talent and build a culture of engagement, agility, and innovation.
Ms Reindorf-Attoh holds Master of Science in Management from the University of Maryland University College and Bachelor of Science in Management from George Mason University in the US.
WTC Accra is one of the leading trade promotion organisations in Ghana and is part of the global World Trade Centres’ Association - present in over 90 countries spread across 320 cities.
The mission of WTC, Accra is to integrate Ghanaian businesses into the worldwide alliance of World Trade Centres and provide these businesses with services and facilities that make the conduct of international trade and investment easier, faster and cheaper, in order to enhance Ghana’s economic growth and prosperity.
With the Executive Chairman’s focus on promoting intra-Africa trade, now is the perfect time to appoint a strong leader that can drive its vision to execution.
Ms Reindorf-Attoh has a track record of working in highly dynamic organizations and looks forward to accelerating what works well for WTC Accra while at the same time disrupting what needs to change.