President of the Institute of Public Relations-Ghana Major Albert Don-Chebe (rtd) has been appointed as the new Director-General for state-owned Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC).
In a statement released by the National Media Commission (NMC) on Monday, May 13, 2013, Major Don-Chebe will serve as Director-General for three years starting Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
He replaces Berifi Apenteng, who has served in that capacity since 2011.
Below is the statement from NMC:
NEW DIRECTOR-GENERAL FOR GBC
The National Media Commission in consultation with the President of the Republic of Ghana, in consonance with the 1992 Constitution, has appointed Major Albert B. Don-Chebe (Rtd.) as the new Director-General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation for a three-year term, effective Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
Major Don-Chebe attended St. Augustine?s College, Cape Coast for his ?O Level Certificate? and Tamale Secondary School for his ?A Level Certificate?. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Ghana, Legon; a Masters Degree in English from the University of Manchester; UK and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Affairs from the Defence Information School, Indiana, USA. He is a lawyer and was called to the Bar in 2003.
Major Don-Chebe has had a varied career, firstly as a lecturer in English at the University of Ghana. He served in the Ghana Armed Forces for 15 years in the Directorate of Public Relations. Upon his voluntary retirement in 1999 after a distinguished service, during which he participated in five peace-keeping operations under the auspices of the United Nations, he was appointed the Corporate Affairs Manager at Ghana Breweries Ltd.
He later worked at the Ministry of Public Sector Reforms in 2005 as the Communications Consultant. He became the Head of Corporate Communication and Customer Care at Ghana Telecom and Vodafone Ghana.
He joined the Millennium Development Authority as Director, Community and Public Outreach in 2009. Until his appointment as Director General of GBC, he was the Director, Corporate Planning and Communication at the Export Development and Agricultural Investment Fund (EDAIF).
Major Don-Chebe is the current President of the Institute of Public Relations, Ghana and a Member of the Ghana Bar Association.
He is married with three children.