Frank Mante, Chief Executive Officer, Public Procurement Authority, Ghana
Frank Mante was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) in November, 2021, by His Excellency the President of Ghana. Prior to his appointment, he served as a Deputy Chief Executive -Technical/ Operations at the PPA in July, 2019 and was eventually appointed as Acting Chief Executive from August 2019 until his appoint as substantive Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to joining PPA, Frank served as the Procurement Director at the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), Ghana and he was responsible for all the procurement and contract administration activities under the Power Compact (Compact II) with total procurement estimated at US$ 535million. Frank worked successfully with the support of the Procurement Agent, the Procurement Unit and the various project units in delivering the required results.
Frank also worked with Crown Agents Ghana Limited between 2012-2017 as the Project Procurement Manger, Team Leader and eventually Country Manager during which period, he provided procurement support to DFID, USAID, JSI, AfDB, Ecobank Group and many public institutions in Ghana.
Frank has over 25 years’ working experience in Ghana, the West African sub-region and the United Kingdom, having worked in different institutions. In addition to procurement, he has a background in banking, marketing/sales and he has lectured in procurement and supply chain management related courses in in the following Universities in Ghana namely: University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Ghana Telecommunication University, Institute of Local Government Studies, University College of Management Studies among others.
Frank holds the following professional and academic qualifications: Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (FCIPS, CIPS-UK), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM-USA), Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CMILT,CILT-UK), Master of Laws (LLM) in Public Procurement Law and Policy at the School of Law, University of Nottingham, Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing from the University of Leicester-UK, LLB from the Mountcrest University College, BA (Hons) in Banking, Economics with Law from London Metropolitan University, Diploma in Management (Banking & Finance) from the University of Leicester, Higher National Diploma (HND) in Purchasing and Supply and a Teacher’s Certificate ‘A’ from the Tamale Training College.
Frank is passionate about Sustainable Public Procurement from a developing country perspective.