Prof. Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey
Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey is currently the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies. He is a Professor in Management. He occupied several positions at the University prior to his appointment as the Vice-Chancellor. In 2006, he was appointed as the Head of the CIM Unit and in 2008 got promoted to the position of Head of the Department of Marketing. After successfully serving two terms (8 years) as Head of Department, he was appointed as the Dean of the Faculty of Management Studies in September 2014. His rise continued when exactly a year later he was appointed as the Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor and in March 2016 confirmed as the substantive Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University. On the 25th of August, 2016, the Governing Council of the University appointed him as successor to the pioneer Vice-Chancellor, Professor Joshua Alabi making him the second Vice-Chancellor of the University.
Professor Amartey is a product of St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, Accra and Prempeh College, Kumasi. He obtained his Ordinary Level Certificate from St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School in 1986 and Advanced Level Certificate from Prempeh College, in 1988. He further obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Economics major) in 1992 from the University of Ghana. In 2003, he obtained his first Master’s degree, a Master in Business Administration (Marketing Option) from the University of Ghana Business School. In 2009, he enrolled at SMC University in Switzerland for a Doctorate degree and on completion of his coursework in 2010, he pursued his second Master’s degree, Master of Philosophy in Marketing, again from the University of Ghana Business School and completed in 2012. He subsequently continued with his thesis at SMC and graduated in 2014 with a Doctorate degree in Business Administration. He also holds a Professional Marketing qualification from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), UK.
Professor Amartey is an active researcher and prolific writer. He currently has over 38 publications in highly-ranked journals including the International Journal Contemporary Hospitality Management, Computers in Human Behaviour, Service Industries Journal, International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, Tourism Management Perspectives, Marketing Intelligence & Planning, Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing, African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, Journal of Direct, Data and Digital Marketing Practice, and Business Information Review.
His publications in the journals Computers in Human Behaviour and International Journal Contemporary Hospitality Management make him one of the few Ghanaian marketing professors who has ever published in ABS three-star journals.
Before joining the University of Professional Studies, Professor Amartey worked with Fan Milk Ghana Limited as a sales representative and later joined the VAT Service in 1995 as part of the pioneering staff. He rose swiftly through the ranks from Assistant Revenue Officer to Senior Revenue Officer within six years. He has also worked with institutions such as All Nations University College, Koforidua, University College of Management Studies, Accra, Central University College, Accra and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (Commonwealth Executive MBA programme).
He is an ardent charismatic Christian and a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and worships at the Revival Outreach Church. Professor Amartey hails from La in the Greater Accra Region and is married with three children.