Joseph has over 25 years practical experience in working with the Private Sector and Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana and has a field-based understanding of SME development and its role in enhancing livelihoods, and the relevant macro-economic and international issues impinging on SME development. He is currently the CEO of the National Medium-Term Private Sector Development Strategy (PSDS II) having previously served as the Coordinator of the Trade Sector Support Programme (TSSP) and the Industrial Sector Support Programme (ISSP) at the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
He is also the Chairman of the recently launched Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX), member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Small Scales Industries (NBSSI), member of the Steering Committees of the Ghana Skills and Technology Development Programme (GSTDP) and the Support to Private Sector Development Programme at the Royal Danish Embassy. As an accomplished entrepreneur Mr. Tackie is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Global Entrepreneurship Solutions, Meaty Foods Limited, and Co-Founder and Executive Director of Small Business Development Foundation.
As a Business Consultant, Mr. Tackie had extensive engagement in consulting at O.I.M International B.V. (Cape Town, SA). He has tremendous experience in corporate governance and boardroom dynamics and serves on several Boards across industries. He is an Adjunct Lecturer in Entrepreneurship Strategies at the Graduate Business School of the Central University College and has delivered several seminars and talks on Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation. He is a distinguished speaker at several international conferences. Mr. Tackie is a Doctoral Candidate for Business Administration and Masters in Leading Innovation and Change and holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Agriculture and Executive MBA in Entrepreneurial Management. He is a member of Ghana Association of Consultants.