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Non-Executive Director


My History

Professor Imhotep Paul Alagidede is the Current Executive director of AREFC and the Editor-in-Chief of AREFC. Imhotep is a metaeconomist, and a transdisciplinary scholar with avid interest in the noumena behind phenomena. He is an entrepreneur and philanthropist, an accomplished academic, a seasoned consultant and policy maker. His extensive academic and professional career has taken him to six continents, and his works on financial economics is global, with great contributions in top-tier international peer reviewed journals.

As a consultant, Imhotep has contributed to the enrichment of our understanding of the optimal provision of local and global public goods, and has provided research and policy inputs to national and international frameworks aimed at improving welfare. Professor Imhotep Paul Alagidede received his pre-university education in Navrongo in the Upper East Region; Bachelor's degree in Economics and History from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana; Master of Science degree in Economics and Finance from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom, and PhD in Economics from the same university.

The research interest of Imhotep is tilted towards a synthesis of the thesis and, the antithesis in all disciplines. His most recent research looks at the role of indigenous technologies for wealth creation, healing and knowledge acquisition and he is interested in finding a balance between the modern and the ancient; the known and the unknown.

He is the President of the Nile Valley Group of companies, the Executive Director of the African Review of Economics and Finance Consult (AREF Consult) and the Grand Editor of the multidimensional publication, the Journal of Indigenous and Ancestral Studies. He is Emeritus Editor-in-Chief of the African Review of Economics and Finance journal and Emeritus Academic Director of the Wits Business School, University of the Witwatersrand.