Bernard Oduro Takyi is Young Commercial Farmer and the Founder/CEO of Omanbapa Ghana Ltd (www.omanbapaghana.com), which is an award winning Agribusiness Company in Ghana with focus on organic & mechanized farming, unique branding, secure packaging and efficient door to door sale of Farm Products (Food Crops, Vegetables, Fruits and Bush Meat).
He is also the Founder and CEO of CEEP Ghana Ltd (www.ceepghana.com) with core expertise in Entrepreneurial Education, Mentorship, Professional Learning and General Business Consultancy Services. CEEP Ghana Ltd currently is the representative of TPLC-Mauritius, Fitch Learning-UK, Harel Mallac Technologies-Mauritius and Harel Mallac Global Services Ltd.
He is also a Managing Partner of PEB SERVICES LTD which is a leading Private Limited Liability Company in Ghana with expertise in General Merchants, Business Consultancy, Business Facilitations, Project Analysis etc established since 2006. Currently the representative of Imali FzE (Independent Member, Geneva Capital Group) one of the leading funding intermediaries in the world.
He is a self-motivated Young Entrepreneur with over 4years practical experience in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship and Grant Management. He is both a National and an International Award Winner in the field of Agribusiness Entrepreneurship. He is a USADF Agribusiness YALI Entrepreneur 2016 Grant Award Winner, Best Sunyani West District Vegetables Farmer from the Ministry of Food & Agriculture (2012 & 2015), Best Sunyani West District Farmer Based Group, Omanbapa Group (2014), Ghana’s Next Young Entrepreneur Award for the Most Innovative Agribusiness Company (2013) and Enablis Entrepreneurial Network Award for Business Launchpad Award for Agribusiness Company (2014). He is also a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow of Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). 2017 UKaid ENGINE Grant Award Winner and 2017 Premium Bank Club 100 Start Up Award Winner.
He is a Graduate of University of Ghana, Qualified Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute, UK and Associate Member of the Association of Certified Chartered Economists, USA and also double as an Entrepreneurship Empowerment Program Trainer for Agripreneurship currently a Facilitator for the National Youth Council of Namibia on Youth Entrepreneurship in Value Addition Agriculture.
He is currently the elected Regional Coordinator of Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs-West Africa (CAYE-WA) with the oversight mandate of advancing the promotion of Youth Entrepreneurship in Ghana, Gambia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Cameroon. CAYE-West Africa key focus is in 4 thematic areas among the Four Commonwealth Member Nations in West Africa namely; Policy and Advocacy, Trade Growth & Business Development, Youth Entrepreneurial Mentorship and Promoting of Youth Entrepreneurship as a Viable Sector
He also doubles as the Official Representative of The Mauritius Chemical and Fertilizer Industry (MCFI) Ltd as well as Chemco Limited which are leading Producers of Fertilizers and Chemicals in the Indian Ocean and larger part of Africa.
Again as the Regional Coordinator of CAYE-West Africa, He led the CAYE African Delegation to the 3rd Commonwealth-China Global Business Summit that was held in China dated September 24-29, 2017. He is also the Official Representative for the 2018 Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) to be held in USA in June 2018 and a Selected Solo Speaker on the Agriculture Forum for ATIGS 2018. He has successfully led delegation to over 11 International Forums; CHOGM 2018 (UK), Nottingham Africa Summit 2018 (UK), China Young Entrepreneurs Association Summits 2017 & 2018 (China), Commonwealth Youth Summit 2017 (Malaysia), Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) 2018 (USA) etc
Lastly, He is the Elected Presiding Member of Sunyani West District Assembly of the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana with population of over 90,000 people. His roles include among others Speaker/Convener of all Assembly Meetings in the District, Chairman of the Public Relation and Complaints Committee of the District, Member of the District Business Development Committee, Member of the District Audit and Tender Committee and most importantly supervisor of all Town, Area, Urban and Zonal Councils of the District.
His Entrepreneurial Interest lies in the area of Agribusiness, Smart Energy, Manufacturing, Technology, Real Estate, Fund Management, Sales & Marketing, Fashion, Equity Financing, Business Fronting and Entrepreneurial Education/Mentorship.
His Entrepreneurial Philosophy is simple; ‘’Money is on the Street not in Books’’