Ernest Senyo DzanduGroup Head
Ernest is the CEO and Managing Consultant of the CDC Group. He has spent the past twenty (20) years working in advisory services, ten (10) of which were spent providing leadership and strategic direction in CDC Consult Limited.
Prior to starting the CDC Group, he has worked in international consulting firms and the financial services sector. Advisory work over the years have focused on the financial services, education, agribusiness, health and tourism sectors. Specific areas of expertise cover the wide ranging areas of risk management and assurance services; capacity building including training, coaching and mentoring; strategic and business planning; research and knowledge management; local economic development and business to business encounters; management information systems and human resource management.
Over the years, Ernest has consulted for several multinational, international and national organizations and business. Ernest’s main passion is to see businesses become sustainable, offering unparalleled and responsive solutions to the needs of their clients. He believes interventions have to add value to the beneficiary businesses and their clients otherwise there is no need for advisory service. He is particularly keen on seeing stronger providers in the microfinance, education, agribusiness and health sectors. As a certified entrepreneurship teacher, Ernest is convinced that businesses and organisations can only survive if their offerings add value to their respective clients and beneficiaries.
Ernest has participated in several short courses including Certified Entrepreneurship Teacher by National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), USA; SME – Project Finance, IFC and Bank Consult, India; Training in Microfin, Bering Consult, Washington DC, USA; Business Edge Training of Trainers, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Ghana Stock Exchange Securities Training Course.
Ernest holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting; BSc Administration (Accounting) and is a Chartered Accountant.