Air Vice Marshal Issifu Sakib Kadri (Rtd)Member
With 43 years of service in the Ghana Air Force, he has gained vast experience in aviation and security and also served in various international administrative and management positions. He was enlisted into the Ghana Military Academy, Teshie as an Air Force Cadet in June, 1974 and was commissioned as a pilot into the Ghana Air Force, Air Branch in 1977, after successfully completing the Standard Military Course (SMC) at Teshie, and his Commercial Pilots License (CPL) at the Royal Netherlands Flying Training School in the Netherlands. He was a member of the Consultative Assembly which drafted the 1992 Fourth Republican Constitution. As the most senior military member of the sub-committee on Powers of Government in the Assembly, he brought his experiences to bear in shaping the current structure and outlook of the Ghana Armed Forces. From 2009-2012, he served as Defence Attaché at the Ghana Embassy in Cairo, Egypt with concurrent responsibility for Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Sudan . He periodically had to visit these countries throughout his four year stint in Cairo and was deeply involved in the repatriation of Ghanaians stranded in Libya who made it to the Egyptian border, at the peak of the Libyan crisis. He was promoted Air Vice Marshal on May 24, 2013, and appointed Commandant of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC). Under his leadership, the GAFCSC was transformed into a Centre of Excellence and an academic degree awarding institution. He successfully managed this programme and GAFCSC in 2014 was granted the mandatory institutional and programme accreditations from the National Accreditation Board (NAB) to run its own Master’s Degree programmes. Air Vice Marshal Issifu Kadri (Rtd) is an alumnus of the University of Ghana where he obtained his Bsc (Admin) and MBA (HRM) in 1985 and 2005 respectively. He is currently pursuing an Executive Masters Programme in Conflict, Peace and Security at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre. He is a member of the Board of Directors of CDH Asset Management and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Kwasi Appiah Foundation.