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Kwaku Sakyi-Addo is CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications. He is also a freelance journalist. He has been a correspondent for the BBC for ten years and Reuters for five years. He is the presenter of the nationally-syndicated current affairs program, "Front Page," which is the longest-running radio talk show in Ghana at ten years. He has also produced and presented "Kwaku One-on-One," a head-to-head TV personality interview program on national television. Kwaku has written for Newsweek, The Washington Post, and the Economist. He has done exclusive interviews with the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and his predecessor, Boutros Ghali, Presidents Kufuor, Rawlings, and Jimmy Carter, Israeli PM Yitzhak Shamir, ex-NATO chief Lord Carrington, Bono, Larry King, and scores of other Ghanaian and world figures in politics, business and the arts. He is a graduate of the University of Ghana's School of Communication Studies; the Thomson Foundation at the University of Wales, Cardiff; the International Institute of Journalism in Berlin; and the Ghana Institute of Journalism in Accra. He is a Chevening Scholar and a Permanent Fellow of the World Press Institute at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota. Kwaku has won several awards, including Journalist of the Year twice. He is married to Georgette Barnes and they have two children. In his spare time he lifts weights and jogs. He is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-Ghana and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.