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WCF is pleased to announce the appointment of Mawuli Coffie as the Country Director for its Ghana Office.

With an extensive background in international development and management spanning over two decades, Mr. Coffie has a proven track record in successfully leading and managing complex donor-funded development programmes in over 13 Sub-Saharan African countries, targeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. His expertise lies in maintaining scalable development models and fostering innovation in delivery, impact and inclusive development.

As the newly appointed Country Director for the WCF Ghana Office, Coffie brings a wealth of knowledge and a commitment to advancing cocoa sustainability in the region. Prior to joining WCF Mawuli was the SME and Entrepreneurship Development Director at ACDI/VOCA - the global leader in market systems development, working with the USAID Feed the Future Ghana Trade and Investment (GTI) Activity. He has previously worked as the Director of Corporate and Business Strategy for Sundoulos Advanced Leadership Training (SALT) Institute and was the National Project Manager (Cocoa Derived Products) for the International Trade Centre (ITC), where he worked closely with the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ghana Cocoa Board to conduct a policy review and analysis to give local processors access to premium cocoa beans at fair prices.

“I am honoured and thrilled to be joining WCF at a pivotal moment for cocoa sustainability. The opportunity to contribute to advancing positive change in Ghana, building on the remarkable work of the organisation, is both inspiring and motivating. I look forward to leveraging my experience and working collaboratively with the dedicated team at WCF to sow the seeds of lasting impact in the cocoa sector” said Mawuli Coffie on his WCF appointment. Coffie holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from Walden University, a Master of Science, Economics and International Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Friendship University, Russia.

WCF President, Chris Vincent comments, ‘’We warmly welcome Mawuli Coffie to WCF and we look forward to the leadership and the vision he will bring to drive our sustainable cocoa initiatives in Ghana. His strong background in collaboration and the implementation of programmes will help us to sow the seeds of lasting positive change deliver our vision and mission in the world of cocoa sustainability in Ghana,’’ Vincent concluded.

As the newly appointed Country Director, Coffie will spearhead and oversee all programmatic and operational activities in Ghana, playing a crucial role in advancing WCF's mission to promote cocoa sustainability.

About WCF

The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) is an international membership organisation representing the global cocoa and chocolate sectors. Its members include farmer cooperatives, cocoa processors, chocolate manufacturers, supply chain companies, and other companies worldwide. WCF’s vision is to be a catalyst for a thriving and equitable cocoa sector that is collaborating to improve farmer income, reverse deforestation, and combat child labour. WCF’s unique position at the centre of the cocoa and chocolate sector enables it to create strategic relationships and collaborative programmes with cocoa farming communities, governments, and civil society, which deliver transformative impact and systemic reform.

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