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Alan Kyeremanten’s Biography: Education, Networth, Political Career, Cars & Wife

Alan Kyeremanten biography

Alan John Kyeremanten, better known as “Alan Cash,” is a respected Ghanaian politician who is praised for his outstanding political career and contributions to Ghana’s growth.

Many people in Ghana’s political scene know and respect his great reputation and high status.

The goal of this article is to look at Alan John Kyeremanten’s life story.


Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen, born on October 3, 1955, is the son of the late Dr. Alexander Atta Yaw Kyerematen, hailing from Patasse, Kumasi, and Victoria Kyerematen (née Welsing), who comes from Elmina and Ejisu.

He was named after the English Anglican Archbishop The Most Reverend Alan John Knight CMG DD.

Alan’s father, A.A.Y. Kyerematen, learned a lot from this Archbishop while he was a student at Adisadel College in the 1930s. The Archbishop was also the Headmaster of the school.

Because he has mixed ancestry, Alan Kyerematen speaks Twi fluently and is also good at Ga and Fante, and he knows some French.

Patrick Christabel Kyerematen, née Nyinah, is his wife. She is the daughter of Justice Kingsley Nyinah, who was Ghana’s Electoral Commissioner during the 1979 presidential election. They are lucky to have two children together, whose names are Alexander and Victor.

Alan John Kyerematen went to Adisadel College, an all-boys Anglican boarding school in Cape Coast, for his secondary education. He entered Adisadel College at the very young age of nine, which is very impressive. After that, he went to the prestigious Achimota School for his sixth-form education.

Alan kept going to school and got a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Ghana, Legon. After that, he went to the Ghana Law School, which is part of the same university, to get an LLB in law. With this qualification, he became a Barrister-at-Law. He was then called to the bar in Ghana, where he now works as an attorney-at-law.

Aside from that, Alan Kyerematen is a Hubert Humphrey Fellow at the School of Management at the University of Minnesota in the United States. He got this award because he finished a year of management studies at the school through the Fulbright Fellowship program.


Alan Kyerematen has had a long and successful career that includes international trade, public policy, business development, politics, diplomacy, and leadership in the private sector.

He has played important roles as a presidential candidate, cabinet minister, ambassador, negotiator, international public servant, and business leader.

Since 2003, when he became Ghana’s Minister of Trade, Industry, and President’s Special Initiatives (PSI), he has been very important in coming up with, creating, and implementing new programs and special initiatives that are now important for the country’s economic growth.

During his time in office, the economy of the country benefited in important ways. In 2005, he was given the job of Minister of Trade and Industry again, and he was also put in charge of Private Sector Development.

Alan Kyerematen was Ghana’s Minister of Trade and Industry and was a big part of setting the trade policy agenda for Africa during the WTO Multilateral Negotiations and the EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreement Negotiations.

He became a well-known lawyer for Africa at important events like the WTO Ministerial Conference in Cancun in 2003 and the “Green Room” talks at the WTO Conference in Hong Kong in December 2005.

Alan Kyeremanten wife
Alan Kyeremanten & Wife

He was also in charge of planning and hosting UNCTAD XII successfully in Ghana. He also started the first World Investment Forum, which is a big event on UNCTAD’s calendar.

As leader, he oversaw and coordinated Ghana’s hosting of the Sixth United States-Africa Summit in 2006 and was very important in negotiations to make changes to the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

As Chairman of the ECOWAS Council of Trade Ministers, he oversaw important steps in starting negotiations for an EPA between the EU and ECOWAS.

For five years, from 2001 to 2003, Mr. Kyerematen was Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America.

He was in charge of negotiations during this time which led to several trade and investment agreements between the US and Ghana.

He played a big role in creating the Ghana-United States Economic Council, which improved trade relations and found non-judicial ways to settle business disputes.

Alan Kyerematen was also named the first Regional Director of ENTERPRISE AFRICA by the UNDP in 1998. ENTERPRISE AFRICA is a flagship program that helps small and medium-sized businesses grow and get noticed across Africa.

Over 4,000 African entrepreneurs and small businesses benefited from the business support institutions and programs that were set up in 13 Sub-Saharan African countries with his help.

Alan Kyerematen planned and oversaw the creation and running of the EMPRETEC Programme in Ghana in 1990. This well-known business development program was created by the United Nations and Barclays Bank Limited. It went from being a UN project to a separate Foundation.

Through his leadership as the Foundation’s first CEO, he turned it into a world-class organization that is now seen as a model for business growth in Africa.

Between 1984 and 1990, Mr. Kyerematen worked on and oversaw a large number of important consulting projects in Ghana’s private and public sectors.

He worked as the Principal Consultant and Head of Public Systems Management at the Management Development and Productivity Institute (MDPI), a well-known institution in Ghana for management development, during this time.

Before this, he was in charge of business at UAC Ghana Ltd, which is a Unilever International subsidiary. During his time at UAC Ghana, from 1980 to 1984, he did well in a number of management roles.

Throughout his career, Alan Kyerematen has always shown that he is a good leader by managing and coordinating the activities of an organization at the highest levels of executive responsibility.

In this role, they were in charge of a variety of professional staff and technical experts, provided intellectual leadership in planning and putting together big international events, and wrote technical reports and other important documents.

He has learned a lot about important development issues and problems in Africa, especially in LDCs (Least Developed Countries), with a focus on trade, investment, and managing economic policy over the years. He has also been successful at getting and managing large amounts of money from development partners to help Africa’s development projects.

As the Coordinator of the African Trade Policy Centre at the UN Economic Commission for Africa, Alan Kyerematen is in charge of promoting trade in Africa right now.

As part of his job, he helps trade negotiators improve their skills, makes it easier for countries to make trade policies, and makes sure that technical assistance programs that aim to make African countries more productive and competitive are carried out smoothly. He also backs analytical research on issues related to trade.

Mr. Kyerematen is a well-known member of the technical team that helps the African Union Commission with its strategic planning.

He has made a big contribution to creating an Action Plan for Boosting Trade within Africa and a plan for setting up a Continental Free Trade Area.

He was made a Special Envoy of the African Union in this role and told to meet with certain African Heads of State to talk about issues before the 18th African Union Summit of Heads of State and Government in January 2012.

Alan Kyerematen has a degree in economics from the University of Ghana and is also a qualified lawyer. He went to the Ghana Law School and got his degree.

He was also a Hubert Humphrey Fellow through the US Fulbright Programme at the School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

In the UK, he was a member of the Council of Governors of the British Executive Service Overseas (BESO). In Ghana, he joined the boards of several other groups.

He was born in 1955, is married, and has two kids. Besides being fluent in English, he also knows a little French.


In 2007, Kyerematen ran for and won 32.3% of the votes cast for leader of the New Patriotic Party.

Nana Akufo-Addo, who got 47.96% of the votes, beat him in the first round. In 2010, Alan Kyerematen ran for Party leader a second time, but Nana Akufo-Addo beat him in the primaries and won.

He also ran for NPP presidential candidate a fourth time, but lost the first election. He was in the race with Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Kennedy Agyepong, and other people.

I wish to use this platform to announce that I am honourably resigning with immediate effect from the New Patriotic Party to contest for the high office of the President of the Republic of Ghana in the 2024 General Elections, as an Independent Presidential Candidate.

— Alan John Kyerematen (@AlanKyerematen) September 25, 2023

Alan Kyeremanten quit the NPP because of this and will run for president as an independent candidate in 2024.

Today, September 25, 2023, Alan Kyeremateng told the party that he was leaving the New Patriotic Party.