Benedicta Quao

Lecturer, Research Fellow
Faculty: Management Studies
Department: Business Administration
Ms. Benedicta Quao is a Lecturer, an Economist, Research Fellow and a Management Consultant with the Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Management Studies, UPSA. She holds an MPhil. Economics degree towards which she had undertaken research in ‘The implications of the M2+ Aggregate for Monetary Management in Ghana’. She also has a BA (Honors), Economics and Mathematics degree and a diploma in Education. Ms. Benedicta Quao is currently a PhD Candidate in Marketing.

Prior to joining UPSA, she worked for almost 10 years in the Performance Improvement (PI) Unit, which is a sub-service line of the Advisory Services Group (ASG) of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
She had responsibility for Market Research, Fund Management, Training coordination, Micro and Small Enterprises Development and Gender related services. She was also in charge of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in Ghana.
Ms. Benedicta Quao built significant experience in her area of specialty through the provision of consulting services and advice to MSMEs, NGOs, and their development partners as shown below:
Consultant in charge of Gender and Microfinance related issues at Optimal Consultancy Services, a Special Advisor in Charge of Business Development and Fundraising Worldwide for Africa Forum Network (Affnet)- an International NGO, an Associate Consultant of GIMPA Consultancy Services; and Economic Advisor in the Investment Management and Banking Services department of Pentax Management Consultancy Services.
Ms. Benedicta Quao also worked for Ministry of Health Services as an assistant administrator and on attachment as an auditor with Deloitte and Touché. Currently, she is the Board Chair of VisionFund Ghana, a subsidiary of World Vision Ghana and Director of Finance for Harvest Chapel International, Tema Branch. She has also traveled extensively within Ghana, Africa and the rest of the World, thus enriching her professional horizon.

She has also been involved in research in economic development, market research, micro, small and medium enterprise management, and accounting. Her area of competence includes: organizing training, fund management, private sector development, policy analysis, economic research, feasibility/business plans, proposal writing, workshop/seminar facilitator and auditing. She also has a number of publications as well as conference papers. At UPSA, she teaches courses such as Entrepreneurship Development and Business Ethics.