Hon Joseph Cudjoe is a Deputy Minister of Energy, responsible for Finance and Infrastructure. He is also the Member of Parliament for Effia Constituency.
Hon. Cudjoe served as a member of the select committee of Mines and Energy in the 6th Parliament of Ghana and the Vice Chairman of the same committee in the current Parliament.
Prior to his political career, Hon Cudjoe was the Investment Manager of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) for eight and a half years. Before joining COCOBOD, Hon Joseph Cudjoe worked as a Senior Consultant with SEM International Associates.
Earlier he had worked as the Financial Analysis and Planning Manager at the Ghana branch office of ENO International, LLC, (a U.S based finance, investments and pre-financed procurements company) where he gained hands-on experience in reviewing of business plans, development of new businesses, financial planning and analysis, investment appraisals, modelling of financial decisions, credit and credit risk management, and financial projections.
Hon. Cudjoe, has to his credit, the development of the pricing formula for the Government of Ghana Index Linked Bonds (GGILBs) during the government’s domestic debt restructuring in 2001 when N.P.P came into power to meet excessive debt level.
From 2003 until he veered into politics, Hon Cudjoe was an instructor at the Ghana Stock Exchange and delivered training in corporate finance and investment analysis.
His professional experience spans industrial training, financial investment management consultancy, and data analysis, an experience that he built through the lecturing of Financial and Investment Management, Quantitative Techniques, Statistics, and Production and Operations Management.
Beside work experience in academia, finance and investment management practise, Hon Cudjoe is an Entrepreneur and a Businessman.
Hon. Cudjoe holds BSc. Mathematics and MBA Finance degrees from University of Science and Technology, and the University of Ghana respectively, after pursuing his secondary education at Fijai Secondary School.
He has value added qualifications in education, industrial training and accountancy.