Alan Kyerematen is a Ghanaian politician belonging to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the Minister for Trade and Industry under President Nana Addo. He is also a corporate executive, diplomat and an international public servant with specialization in global trade issues.
Born Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen but is popularly known as Alan Cash or simply Alan Kyerematen.
Date Of Birth
He was born on October 3, 1955. (66 years old)
Alan had his secondary education at Adisadel College, starting at the age of 9 which was a record. He then went to Achimota School for his sixth form education.
From there, he went to the University of Ghana Legon for a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He also holds an LLB from the same University and later to the Ghana School of Law and was called to the Ghana Bar.
Alan is a Hubert Humphrey fellow of the school of Management at the University of Minnesota, USA.
Alan Kyerematen has a very illustrious career spanning over 3 decades. Alan became a junior manager at the age of 22 at a subsidiary of Unilever Ghana.
He has also worked at Management Development and Productivity Institute (MDPI) as a principal consultant and head of Public Systems Management.
He became the first regional director of Enterprise Africa by UNDP, an initiative for the promotion and development of small and medium enterprises.
Kyerematen is a member of the Council of Governors of the British Executive Service Overseas (BESO) in the UK. He is also a Board member of other organizations in Ghana.
President John Agyekum Kufuor appointed him in 2001 as Ghana’s ambassador to the U.S. He has worked at the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as a trade advisor.
Due to his expertise in international trade, he has been invited to speak at various platforms across the globe.
He is a founding member of the New Patriotic Party serving as a member of the party’s National Executive Committee from 1992 to 2001. He is also a founding member of the Young Executive Forum (YEF) where he served as chairman from 1992 to 2001.
Alan Kyerematen contested in the party’s presidential primaries in 2007 to be their Flagbearer at the 2008 polls. However, he lost to Nana Addo by obtaining 32.30% of valid votes cast as compared to Nana Addo’s 47.96%. He tried again in 2010 and again came second to Nana Addo. Alan tried again for the third time in 2014 and again lost to Nana Addo with over 90% of the total valid votes cast.
Alan served as Minister of Trade, Industry and the President’s Special Initiatives (PSI) from 2003 to 2007. He again became a cabinet minister in 2017 to 2024 under President Nana Addo as the Minister for Trade and Industry.
Kyerematen is married to Patricia Christabel Kyerematen and are blessed with two children. They are Alexander and Victor.
Alan was born to Alexander Atta Yaw Kyerematen and Victoria Kyerematen. In 2017, Kyerematen unfortunately lost his sister, Bridget Kyerematen in a gas explosion.
The actual Net worth of Alan Kyerematen has not been made public. However, we will update this biography as and when such information is available to us.
For the record, his nick name “Alan Cash”, has nothing to do with his wealth. According to him, it came about because he always stressed on the importance of creating jobs and “real cash” for the electorates in political campaigns.