Mr. Kwasi Gyimah-Asante - Commissioner, Domestic Tax Revenue Division
Mr. Kwasi Gyimah-Asante has had 25 years of experience as a tax administrator in Ghana, 20 years of which has been in management level. He started his career with field audit unit of the erstwhile Customs, Excise & Preventive Service in 1990 and in 1994 he was seconded to the erstwhile Valued Added Service (VATS), both now integrated into Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).
He worked in various capacities as Deputy Commissioner in charge of Finance and Administration and later Deputy Commissioner, Operations in the erstwhile VAT Service. He occupied the position of a Deputy Commissioner Medium Taxpayer Office (MTO) of Domestic Tax Revenue Division (DTRD) until he was appointed Acting Commissioner, DTRD, GRA. He was a member of the Steering Committee which supervised the implementation of the tax reform and modernization program which brought about the integration of the institutions that made up the Ghana Revenue Authority.
Mr. Gyimah-Asante obtained his Masters degree in University of Ghana Business School, Legon. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant, Ghana since 1994. He has attended various courses and seminars in Management and Tax administration in Ghana, Germany, United State of America, England and other African countries.
He is an accomplished Senior Executive with outstanding credentials, a proven record of results and an in-depth experience in tax administration and public sector accounting transcending the operational, technical and policy aspects at the management level spanning a period of 20 years.
Mr. Gabriel Katamani - Commissioner, Support Services Division
Mr. Gabriel Kofi Katamani was appointed Commissioner, Support Services Division of GRA in 2014. Mr. Katamani is a seasoned accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant, Ghana. He attended the Institute of Professional Studies, Legon. He worked with Coopers and Lybrand as an audit trainee from 1984-1986.
He joined the then Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a Chief Revenue Officer in 1986. He worked in various capacities as Deputy Head of Tax Audit,Assistant Commissioner Finance and also Deputy Commissioner, Finance. He was a member of the team that established the Tax Audit Unit
of the former IRS. In 2006, he was seconded to the Ministry of Finance as Director of Internal Audit, a position he occupied until he was appointed Commissioner, Support Services Division, GRA. Mr. Katamani has participated in several seminars and workshops.
These include leadership seminar organized by the Canadian Treasury Department in Accra, Risk based internal auditing organized by Crown Agents (Nov 2011,) UK, Public Sector Financial Management, Illinois University, USA (July 2013.)
Mr. Kuudamnuru John Vianney - Commissioner, Customs Division
A native of Nandom from the Upper West Region of Ghana and married with four children.
Graduated from the University of Ghana, Legon and was appointed into the Ghana Customs in 1982. As a Career Customs officer, he has acquired and developed competencies in Tax Administration in the Classification of goods in International Trade using the Harmonized System, the Valuation of Imported goods under the WTO Valuation Agreement and Customs Modernization Techniques.
Mr. Kuudamnuru has served in various capacities in the Customs Division of the GRA. Some of the major positions held before his appointment as the Acting Commissioner of Customs are:
• Assistant Commissioner, post event monitoring
• Assistant Commissioner, Valuation
• Sector Commander, Ho Collection
• Assistant Commissioner, Import and Export
• Sector Commander, Tema Collection
He was a member of Customs Expert team to Liberia to help restructure the operations of the Liberia Customs after their Civil war.
He also served on the following committees:
• Customs Valuation Project (Bankswitch)
• Harmonized System and Customs Tariff Schedules (2004, 2007, 2012 Ghana Tariff)
• WTO Valuation and Destination scheme in Ghana.
His hobbies are playing and watching football.