Benson is a social entrepreneur with more than 13 years of development work experience from Africa, Germany and Japan. A product of the University of Cape Coast in Ghana and a German Government Scholar for the prestigious Advanced Professional Training in Managing Development in Rural Regions, Benson’s development work experience cuts across the public sector to for-profit social enterprises and non-profits.
As CEO and Co-Founder of Center for Social Innovations (CSI), Benson has led a dedicated team of social entrepreneurs to establish Ghana’s most comprehensive program for social innovation education for Basic, High School and Tertiary students. He has also lead CSI to establish and maintain partnerships with many other local and global organizations that has exponentially expanded the operations of the organization.
Prior to Co-Founding CSI, Benson had provided 10-year leadership for the Ghana Government’s social intervention called Rural Enterprises Program (REP) in the Atwima Nwabiagya District where he assisted more than five hundred (500) rural micro and small enterprises (MSEs) to access business development services including training, finance and technology.
Benson was also previously the Founding Country Manager for ThinkImpact; a Denver-Colorado based social enterprise. While working for ThinkImpact in Ghana, he also had occasional responsibilities with the company’s operations in South Africa, Kenya and Rwanda. Benson has a great passion for innovations that improve under-priviledged people’s access to vital goods and services and hopes to see CSI providing the leadership the leadership in this in Ghana and in Africa.