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Hon Ekwow Spio-Garbrah

Hon Ekwow Spio-Garbrah (born 1953) is a Ghanaian diplomat and politician. He is a former Ghanaian Minister for Trade and Industry, Former Minister of Communications, Former Minister of Education and a former Acting Minister of Mines & Energy. He also previously served as Ghana's ambassador to the United States and Mexico . He is a former CEO of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) based in London.

Born in Kumasi, Ghana to former Ghanaian ambassador Britton Spio-Garbrah and poet Elizabeth Spio-Garbrah, Ekwow was a top student at Ghana's premier Achimota School, received his B.A in English from the University of Ghana, completed coursework for a Master's degree in communications from the same university and obtained a MA in international relations from Ohio University in Athens. Subsequently Ekwow received a graduate certificate for international banking and finance from the USA NYU in 1984. In 2001 one of America's leading liberal arts schools of higher learning, Middlebury College honored Ekwow with a LLD, honoris causa in Laws for his contributions to international relations and Africa. Mr Ekow Spio-Garbrah's early business experience included working as a mortgage banker in New Jersey, as a sales executive with Southwestern Bell, and as chairman of the Middle East Africa Group within the international public relations firm of Hill and Knowlton in New York. In that capacity, from 1979 to 1985, he provided investment, export and tourism promotion counsel to the governments of Indonesia, Turkey, the Netherlands and Austria, financial relations advice to the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, Crédit Agricole of France, UBAF-Arab American Bank, and energy sector intelligence to OPEC.

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