Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen aka Alan Cash Biography

Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen Biography: Age, Wife, Children, Parents

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Who is Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen in Ghana?

Born Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen, Alan Cash is a Ghanaian politician, lawyer, economist, diplomat, business consultant, entrepreneur, and global trade expert.

He is the current Minister of Trade and Industry of Ghana — a ministerial position he has held since 2017 to date under the Nana Akufo-Addo-led government.

As a multilingual, Mr Kyeremanten speaks English, French, and some Ghanaian dialects like Twi, Ga, and Fante.

Alan Cash formerly served as the Ambassador to the United States, and later as the Minister of Trade, Industry, Private Sector Development (PSD) and the Presidential Special Initiatives (PSI), under the administration of former President John Agyekum Kuffour.

Date of birth

Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen was born on Monday, October 3rd, 1955.


Mr Alan Kyerematen aka Alan Cash is currently 67 years old and will be 68 years come October this year, 2023.


Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen was born to Mr Alexander Atta Yaw Kyerematen and Madam Victoria Kyerematen (originally called Welsing).

His father, a social anthropologist, comes from Patase in Kumasi, Ashanti Region,

And his mother — who chalked an incredible 101 years on May 22nd, 2021 (born in May, 1920) — hails from Elimina in the Central Region and Ejisu in the Ashanti Region.

Alan Cash John Kwadwo Kyeremanten and his 101-year-old mother Madam Victoria Kyeremanten and his late sister Bridget Kyerematen-Darko.
Alan ‘Cash’ John Kwadwo Kyeremanten and his 101-year-old mother, Madam Victoria Kyeremanten (MIDDLE); and his late sister Bridget Kyerematen-Darko (RIGHT)

Alan Cash was named after an Archbishop of the Church of England, The Most Reverend Alan John Knight CMG DD who was the Headmaster of the all-boys Anglican boarding school, Adisadel College in Cape Coast in the 1930s.

The Most Reverend Alan John Knight also served as a mentor to Alan Cash’s father, Mr A.A.Y. Kyerematen who was one of his students in Adisadel College, and later became a Head Boy in his final year.

In 1951, Alan Cash’s father became the founder and first Director of the Centre for National Culture located in Kumasi of the Ashanti Region.

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Between 1966 and 1969, his father was later appointed the Mayor of Kumasi and a Commissioner of Local Government.

In January 2017, Alan Kyerematen’s sister Bridget Kyerematen – Darko sadly died in a gas explosion.

Mr Alan and his elder brother Stephen Kyerematen are Managing Directors of A Wealth of Women Ghana BKD (Bridget Kyerematen Darko) — a foundation formed to support their late sister’s work and legacy.


Mr Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen is half Fante and half Ashanti who hails from Patase in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.


Alan Kyerematen first entered Adisadel College at a record age of 9 years for his secondary education.

He, afterwards, continued at the prestigious Achimota School for his sixth form education.

He graduated from the University of Ghana, Legon, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.

Alan Kyerematen also graduated with a Bachelor of Laws Degree (abbreviated LL.B) from the Ghana School of Law, becoming a qualified Barrister-at-Law.

Mr Alan as a lawyer was called to the bar in Ghana and has since been a practicing attorney–at–law in Ghana.

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He also became a Hubert Humphrey Fellow of the School of Management at the University of Minnesota, U.S., after completing a one year management studies under the Fulbright Fellowship program at that institution.

Wife Patricia Christabel

Alan Kyeremanten is married to Madam Patricia Christabel Kyerematen (originally called Nyinah).

Madam Patricia is the daughter of Justice Kingsley Nyinah, Ghana’s Electoral Commissioner during the 1979 presidential election.


The couple has been blessed with two children namely Alexander and Victor.

Alan Cash John Kwadwo Kyeremanten and his wife, Madam Patricia Christabel Kyerematen and children Alexander and Victor.
Alan Cash John Kwadwo Kyeremanten and his wife, Madam Patricia Christabel Kyerematen

Politics, Presidential Ambition

Mr Alan Kyerematen has been a key figure and one of the founding members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) since its inception in 1992.

In 2007, Alan Kyeremanten announced his presidential ambition by vying for the flagbearer position of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

In the first round of voting, Alan Cash was the first runner-up, capturing 32.3% of votes cast as against President Nana Akufo-Addo’s 47.96% of votes cast.

He did not partake in the run-off, which automatically enabled President Nana Akufo-Addo to lead the NPP to Election 2008.

In 2010, Mr Alan Kyerematen made a second attempt at contesting the Party’s leadership and once again, placed second to President Nana Akufo-Addo who won the primaries.

Alan Cash John Kwadwo Kyeremanten and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and his wife Madam Patricia Christabel Kyerematen.
Alan Cash John Kwadwo Kyeremanten & Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and his wife Madam Patricia Christabel Kyerematen (RIGHT)

Career, Diplomat

At age 22, Alan Cash was the Manager of UAC Ghana Ltd — a subsidiary of Unilever International — where he worked in various managerial positions with distinction until 1984.

Mr. Kyerematen was a member of the Council of Governors of the British Executive Service Overseas (BESO) in the UK and also a Board member of other organizations in Ghana.

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For many years, he was the Principal Consultant and Head of Public Systems Management with one of the leading management development institutions in Ghana, the Management Development and Productivity Institute (MDPI).

In 1990, Alan Kyerematen was responsible for establishing and managing the EMPRETEC Programme in Ghana — a leading business development programme sponsored by the United Nations and Barclays Bank Limited.

He transformed EMPRETEC from a UN project into an independent Foundation, and as its founding Chief Executive, developed the Foundation into a world-class institution which is recognized as a successful model and best practice institution for enterprise development in Africa.

In 1994, Mr. Kyerematen was listed by the TIME Magazine as one of the Hundred (100) Global Leaders for the new millennium, alongside Bill Gates (Microsoft Corporation), John F. Kennedy Jr., among others.

In 1998, Alan Kyerematen was appointed by the UNDP as the first Regional Director of ENTERPRISE AFRICA — which was an Africa-wide, flagship initiative for the development and promotion of small and medium enterprises.

As the Regional Director of ENTERPRISE AFRICA, he helped to establish enterprise support institutions and programmes in 13 Sub-Saharan Africa countries, including Botswana, Benin, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda.

In 2001, Mr. Kyerematen was appointed as Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States by former president John Agyekum Kuffour.

In 2003, he was appointed as the Cabinet Minister responsible for Trade, Industry, Private Sector Development (PSD), and the Presidential Special Initiatives (PSI).

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Mr Alan Kyeremanten was the only Trade Minister from Africa to have been selected as a panelist on Trade during the 2006 World Economic Forum in Davos.

On December 17th, 2012, Ghana, with the backing of the African Union (AU), nominated Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen among 25 others for the post of WTO Director-General to succeed the then Director-General, Pascal Lamy, whose term of office expired on August 31st, 2013.

Mr Kyerematen continued to serve as a trade advisor at the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

He was Chairman of the ECOWAS Council of Trade Ministers at the critical stages of launching the EU-ECOWAS EPA negotiations.

He also became the head of the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC).

In 2017, Alan Kyerematen was sworn in as Ghana’s Minister of Trade & Industry by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Net Worth

Mr Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen has an estimated net worth of $100,000,000 USD.

Awards, Honours

  • 2020 — Trade and Investment Minister of The Year — @African Business Leadership Awards (abla) — Winner!

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Source: George Awiadem Maclean | BieGyaNation.Com

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