Maudo currently works as an associate for the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBI), providing embedded strategic support to the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Ghana, as well as other key economic institutions of the government, including the Presidency. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 across the African continent, he has been providing remote analytical and research support, in the development of tailored products and advisory notes to support government decision-making in over a dozen African countries – specifically in terms of their economic response. When the first few cases of COVID-19 were registered in Ghana, Maudo was called to work within the Presidential COVID-19 Response Coordinator’s team. Working mostly on strategy and policy, he provided daily briefings, policy analyses and situations reports for the consumption of the President of Ghana and the cabinet.
Within the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Maudo actively supports the government’s efforts to drive the implementation of flagship programs and attract FDI in the manufacturing and agro-processing sectors. More specifically, this has meant being embedded within the Strategic Anchor Industries team, providing strategic advice and analytical support to the Ghana Automotive Policy Technical Committee to catalyse the establishment of an automotive assembly and manufacturing sector in Ghana, with the likes of Toyota, Volkswagen, Nissan and Renault.
Before joining TBI, Maudo worked for the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) as an International Development Expert. In this role, he was tasked with strategy, policy and analytical work that informed the priorities and strategic direction of the organisation and project offices around the world. The role also involved a significant amount of research and analysis on regional global value chains, manufacturing in developing countries and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Maudo has been featured on a number of podcasts, TV programs and authored several online publications as a contributor for Future Africa Forum – which is an organisation that exists to increase the voice and participation of young African people in policymaking, dialogue and implementation. He was recently promoted to industrialisation lead due to his interest, passion and track record in this area. Maudo has also been involved in several conferences and events as a panellist or moderator, including at the LSE Africa Summit, Cambridge University’s Africa Business Network, University of Manchester’s Aspiring Young African Leaders, TAFCON Gambia, GCIMUN Conference New York, United Nations Youth Forum, Global Shapers Accra, UNCTAD Youth Hub and the Warwick Africa Summit.
He also currently serves as a senior advisor to the Ghana Startup Network and is on the Advisory Board of the African Youth Leaders Platform – a project that is being funded by the Ford Foundation and managed by the African Leadership Institute.
Previously, Maudo has worked for the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) as part of the Social Policy & Development research team, the London School of Economics Africa Summit as a Co-Director and with Press TV UK as a contributor on economic and political affairs. He has also interned with UNDP, GIEPA and AFFORD UK.
Maudo holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business with French, from the European Business School, London and a Master’s degree in African Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
- Advisory Board Member at Lobbying Africa: Currently providing inputs for operations, as well as clients, that benefit from my professional expertise. I also advise on business development needs of the company.
- Youth Advisory Board Member at African Leadership Institute: Build consensus, drive results and provide strategic direction, in pursuit of the board’s objectives and values.
- Senior Advisor at Ghana Startup Network: Providing strategic guidance and policy advice to the leadership of the Network.
Alumnus of Programme for African Leadership at the LSE Africa Centre: A programme that aims to prepare African postgraduate students at the London School of Economic for future leadership roles on the African continent.
- Board of Trustees for Bridge Capital LLC: Appointed as a member of the governing body to provide strategic advice and expertise and ensure prudent decision-making.