Kingsley Y. Amoako born in 1944 Accra, is a Ghanian-born international civil servant that led the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in 1995-2005 at the rank of UN Under-Secretary-General.
Amoako has served alongside leading development experts and political leaders, on high-level international commissions and task forces, addressing the development prospects of Africa and many of todays central global issues. He is Chair of the Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa, convened by UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan and was a member of the Commission for Africa established and chaired by Prime Minister Tony Blair. He was also a member of the Taskforce on Global Public Goods co-chaired by former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo, a member of the Global Information and Infrastructure Commission, and a member World Bank Institute's Advisory Council. Previously he served on the Commission on Capital Flows to Africa and on the World Health Organization's high-level Commission on Macroeconomics and Health chaired by Prof. Jeffrey Sachs.
Prior to ECA, Amoako worked in the World Bank since July 1974 for two decades, latterly in senior positions including: Director of the Education and Social Policy Department with responsibility for providing strategic leadership for the Bank's programs on poverty reduction, education, gender, labor markets and social protection (1993-1995). Before that he was Division Chief, Country Programs (Africa Region) and also Division Chief, Sector Programs (Latin America and Caribbean Region).
Amoako was a Distinguished African Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
from August to November, 2005. And currently with the support of a
number of African leaders and leading development specialist he is
setting up the African Center for Economic Transformation in Accra, Ghana
to promote high-quality policy analysis and advisory services to assist
African governments to prepare a vision for long-term sustained growth
and transformation of African economies. (source wikipedia)