Mr. Ben Kwame Nyadzi was the first Executive Director of CopyGhana from 2013- 2017 after which he was re-engaged as the Executive Director on contract from 2017 to 2022.

During his tenure, CopyGhana was able to license 10 Technical Universities, 5 Private Universities, 46 Colleges of Education and 4 Public Universities.

Mr. Nyadzi holds Teachers Cert ‘A’. from Bimbilla College of Education, Diploma in Education and B.A. Music both from University of Cape-Coast and MPhil. Music from University of Ghana.

He also had the following training among others in Copyright, Related Rights and Collective Management

  • WIPO Inter-Regional Introductory Seminar on Copyright and Related Rights in Geneva and Helsinki
  • WIPO Sweden Training Course on Copyright And Related Rights in Stockholm
  • WIPO, NORCODE Training Course on Copyright and Collective Management in Norway

ARIPO-NORCODE-WIPO-IFRRO Sub-Regional Workshop on new Perspectives on Copyright and Collective Maare.

Mr. Nyadzi also served as a Resource Person as well as represented CopyGhana at International and Regional Conferences on Copyright and Collective Management.

In his working experience Mr. Nyadzi served as:

  • A Head Teacher at Nyagbo L.A. Middle School, from 1985-1988, 
  • Music Tutor and Choirmaster, Awudome Senior High School, Tsito from 1992-1996, 
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Music, University of Ghana 1997-1999. 
  • Director of Music ARS Church 2003-2007
  • Senior Folklore Officer, Copyright Office 1999-2012 
  • Copyright Society of Ghana (COSGA) Board Secretary 2003 — 2007 
  • Secretary to the Joint Committee on Collective Management Organizations (JCCMO) 2013-2023 and 
  • Current Vice-Chairman ARS Church New Hymn Book Committee