UNSUNG HEROES; CELEBRATING OUR OWN
It is very rare to meet talents with multiple skill sets. One such personality is a young
Ghanaian CEO, John Aggrey.
John Aggrey is a versatile multi-sectorial personality with experiences in the fields of
Business Development, Communications, Diplomacy, Consultancy, Project Management
and Sustainable Development Goals Advocacy. John is the Founder & CEO of HIRED
Consult, a youth-led social enterprise with expertise in management and consultancy with
focus on most critical needs, problems and create opportunities through strategy,
operations, transformation, and digital delivery across board. He is also the Vice President
of HIRED Project USA, a 501c3 Organization based in Michigan.
He is contributing his quota through social advocacy to promote Mental Health awareness,
Peace and Security, Climate Change, and Inclusive Youth participation in democratic good
On volunteer works, he has served as UNDP Ocean Action and UNDP Bangkok Hub Online
Volunteer, Official Volunteer for International Human Rights Commission, UN and UNEP
MGCY Constituency Member. John is an African Young Leadership Fellow 2018 and Africa
Change Maker Fellow 2018, Country Director Ghana, Global Peace Chain, a Global Goodwill
Ambassador, an accredited UN Climate Change Teacher, and UN World Environment Day
Hero 2019 award recipient. These are just a tip of his volunteering activities.
He also holds other C-Suite level positions. He was selected as one of the Official UNEP
MGCY Major Group representatives to the 150th UNEA Committee of Permanent
Representatives, making him the only Ghanaian to represent at the session. John was a
Judge at the Pan African Hackathon 2020 and a Response Mentor during the Global
John holds an Executive mini MBA in Leadership and Management, a BSc in Agriculture,
and over 70 Certifications to his portfolio. The motivation of John is the passion and drive
to be part of a growing community; a Change Agent for Social Sustainable Development
Goals for improved livelihoods and service to Humanity.
He has organized and served as Moderator for high profile virtual UN International
Observation side events including World Environment Day, World Oceans Day, World
Refugee Day and most recently the successfully organized UN75 Dialogue on Youth Voices.
And as at the time of going to press today, he has been selected among 10 participants to
represent UNEP MGCY at the Nature-based Solutions Digital Dialogues virtual event by
University of Oxford. The Nature-based Solutions Initiative is an interdisciplinary
programme of research, policy advice and education based at the University of Oxford.
When asked about his dedication and social activities in support of UN, he smiled and
responded, “the road to United Nations. The Youth are the Voice”!
Now the question is will we be seeing in the near future another “Kofi Annan”?
In private life, Mr. John Aggrey is married with a daughter.
In simple terms, John is a Social Intrapreneur and fancies these hash tags as motivational
tools; #WeMOVE #WeKeepPUSHING #NoDulling #RoadToUN
Source: Xbills walkergh.