Professor Kessey is a person of diverse expertise. He is a University professor, researcher, and consultant in Development Planning, and Economics with special expertise in Economic Policy and Development Finance. He has experience in Organizational leadership and Human Development as Head of Department and member of several boards and committees at KNUST and outside. He is an effective negotiator with track record of having successfully worked for top tier academic institutions and international organizations. He has reputation as a creative, proactive achiever who transforms skilled individuals into cohesive, productive team players.
Again, he is a renowned researcher and independent critical thinker. He is consistent in meeting deadlines and budget targets. He is an effective communicator, who is effective to partner with clients to implement projects.
In terms of academic and professional visibility, Professor Kessey is an accomplished author; who has published several materials ranging from journal articles, research reports, conference papers and, training materials. The areas he has covered include Economic Planning: Finance and Banking, Public Financial Management, Poverty in Developing countries, Small Scale Mining and Environmental Degradation, Credit Risk Management in banking industry, Financial inclusion and mobile Money services, Micro Credit and growth in Small, Medium Enterprise, Decentralization and local governance just to mention a few.
In area of consultancy, Professor Kessey has provided consutancy services to several renowned international organizations and institutions. These include the United Nations, World Bank, Canadian International Development Agency and the European Union.