Mr. Foster Ofosu is an economist with over 20 years’ experience in researching, teaching and practicing International Business and Innovation Management. He is an innovation and technology driver with entrepreneurial instincts and training, supporting creative initiatives inside and outside organizations. Foster has an insatiable passion for developing the capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa especially among the youth.
As an educationist and trainer, Foster has an in-depth expertise and practice of eLearning both in corporate and academic institutions. He led the integration of eLearning into programs of the Turku University of Applied Sciences, and the Turku School of Economics in Finland where he also lectured in International Business and Innovation Management. He was also Director, Africa and Northern Europe for WWEDU Worldwide Education, Austria. He was also a Senior Lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, as part of the team that managed the Distance Learning Center of the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN).
Foster is currently a Knowledge, Innovation and Capacity Development Specialist at the African Development Bank, where he has led the integration of ICT and digital tools into capacity building for Africa. He was named among the top 100 Africa’s Movers and Shakers in Online Learning in 2018. Foster is also the founder of the Idea2Market Africa, an initiative that helps develop, deploy and diffuse Africa-based innovations by enhancing the capacity of innovators and entrepreneurs to help maximize the value of their technologies, products and services.