Mr. Kwasi Agyeman Busia
Mr. Kwasi Agyeman Busia has over 22 years of hands on experience in Business and Technology Development, Strategic Planning, Project and People management. Until his appointment as CEO of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), Mr. Busia was the Information Services Manager of Tullow Ghana Ltd. He has also worked as a Programme Manager and as an Informatics Director for the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) tackling enterprise-wide projects such as the 3.5 billion dollars’ vaccine ordering, forecasting, distribution and tracking application which covers all States and territories of the United States of America. Earlier in his career, he worked as project leader at the Bank of America in the area of analysis, design and implementation of Derivative Processing for Interest Rate Swaps. For 17 years, he pioneered the development of a variety of performance driven and strategic applications for data collection, data analysis and information dissemination operations at the CDC.
Mr. Busia is a Prempeh College alumnus and obtained his BA degree in English at the University of Ghana, Legon. In 1989 he obtained an MBA in Information Systems and Economics at the University of Dallas in Dallas, Texas. He worked for IBM Corporation whiles pursuing his master’s degree as a programme analyst and in 1991 as a Snr systems analyst for Meridian Oil, an oil and gas exploration company in Fort Worth Tx. He joined the CDC in 1996 and worked his way up the ladder and contributed significantly in the government agency’s realization of its vision of disease prevention and health promotion.
From 1999-2002, Mr. Busia was the lead person responsible for a multimillion dollar business development of multiple web applications for 8 divisions within CDC. He successfully deployed over 22 applications in 9 months including Tobacco Industry litigation documents application which comprised over 40 thousand documents with over 350 thousand images.
From 2003-2005, Mr. Busia co-lead the implementation of capacity building endeavors such as vocabulary and application development standards. He was instrumental in streamlining informatics processes and in the identification of data points for integration and enterprise architecture.
From 2005-2008 Mr. Busia led Informatics CDC teams working with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the World Health Organization (WHO), a flagship project which managed the planning, development and coordination of projects that enabled the electronic transfer of medical information and health assessment of US bound refugees.
From 2009-2012, he worked on agency-wide initiatives such as IT governance and coordinated management with clearly defined informatics priorities and strategy for linkage of Capital planning and investment control with project-based budgeting and control processes. He has led various Informatics teams and managed technology operations in the area of identification, containment and elimination of public health outbreaks such as SARS, Monkey Pox and Avian flu. Among the many injury preventive initiatives, the agency’s work also resulted in the enactment of mandatory seatbelts wearing and children car seat restraint legislations in the United States.
From 2014-2017 as Information services manager at Tullow Ghana Ltd, he developed a comprehensive Information Management Plan with both business and technical implementation approaches and recommendations. He also led the consolidation of disparate data sources into ‘one source of truth’ vetting and cleaning data to facilitate uniformity and information sharing accelerating innovation in information supply chain through collaboration among business units.
Mr. Busia has an uncanny ability to build high octane teams who deliver on projects and establish processes to reduce redundant efforts and expenditures. He is innovative, deliberative, genuine and critical and is a hybrid of a Technocrat, Manager and Strategic planner. He constantly seeks the synergy which unifies People, Process and Technology. He’s affectionately called the ‘manager’s manager.’ He is married with 3 children and his hobbies include reading and music. He is also passionate about public policy which protects the well-being of people.