Prof. John Gatsi has been appointed the Dean of the University of Cape Coast Business School.
Prof. Gatsi, who is the immediate past Head of the Finance Department at the University, takes over from Prof. Edward Marfo-Yiadom.
The handing over ceremony held on August 1, 2019, marked the beginning of the 2019/2020 academic year.
The Business School has six departments covering Accounting, Finance, Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing & Supply Chain Management and Center for Entrepreneurship and Small Enterprise Development.
Prof. John Gartchie Gatsi had his Elementary education at Ohawu in the Ketu North District of the Volta Region. He completed his Secondary school at Keta Senior High Secondary Technical School where he obtained his ‘O’ and ‘A’ level certificates in 1993 and 1995 respectively.
He also fulfilled his National Service Obligation at Ketasco after Sixth form.
John Gatsi completed his undergraduate education, BSc Administration in the year 2000 and again served under the National Service Scheme in Some’ Secondary School at Agbozume in the Keta South District of the Volta Region.
He worked briefly in the private sector before eventually joining the then VAT Service now Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) where he worked mainly at Compliance and Debt Management Unit.
He holds BSc Adm, LL.B. He also holds MSc International Accounting, MBA and MSc Finance. He further holds a Ph.D. in Finance and Barrister of Law(BL).
He is an alumnus of University of Ghana, University of Gothenburg (Sweden), Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden) and Central University of Nicaragua and Ghana School of Law.
He is a Chartered Economist and Lawyer. He is also a Chartered Petroleum Economist and member, Institute of Directors-Ghana
He won the 2016 UCC-SRC Best Lecturer Award. He is the Founder of John Gatsi Educational Foundation. He is an active contributor to national economic management discourse and participated in the 2014 National economic forum which firmed up the homegrown economic strategy.
He is currently, the Head of Department of Finance in School of Business, University of Cape Coast and Coordinator of MBA Oil and Gas Management Program under the Institute for Oil and Gas Studies.
As an academician and teacher; he has contributed to the world of knowledge and the training and development of many young Ghanaians.