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Inspiring Member of the Month - Dr David Antwi, CMILT

Dr. David Antwi‘s journey from a pump attendant and cargo driver to a leader in logistics and supply chain management is a testament to perseverance and seizing opportunities for growth.

Starting as a pump attendant and subsequently a cargo driver after completing his GCE A-Levels, he embarked on a journey marked by determination and resilience. Encountering criticism for his career path, Dr. Antwi refused to be discouraged. He transitioned from driving cargo vehicle to exploring teaching opportunities, driven by a desire to expand his horizons.

The turning point of David’s life began when he took the decision to leave a comfortable and lucrative hotel job in pursuit of higher education. Over the years, he has earned Diplomas and Bachelor’s Degrees, defying the odds and proving himself capable despite his unconventional career path.

From 2005 to 2011, he focused on acquiring Diploma and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Cape Coast. This was followed by further academic pursuits, acquiring a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in addition to International Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport despite colleagues’ doubts about his unorthodox career choices.

Undeterred by challenges, Dr. Antwi continued his academic journey, earning an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, demonstrating his commitment to advancing his field of knowledge.  

His well-researched PhD thesis, titled “Human Capital, Cold Chain Logistics Performance and Food Losses: Investigating how frozen fish and chicken products imported into the country are stored, transported and retailed,” was recognized by the prestigious 2023 Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award from CARISCA.

Dr. Antwi, affectionately nicknamed ‘fish and chicken’ by his colleagues, has been involved with CILT, progressing from a student Affiliate to Chartered Member and subsequently serving as a Governing Council Member, showcasing his dedication to his field. He continues to actively shape the future of logistics and supply chain management as a leader.

Dr. Antwi holds multiple roles, including Chairman of the CILT Ghana Kumasi Section, Facilitator at the CILT Professional Programme at KNUST, Facilitator at KNUST IDL, and Project Coordinator at the Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems, KNUST, Kumasi.

Through his journey, Dr. Antwi emphasizes the importance of embracing change and utilizing feedback for growth. From his humble beginnings as a cargo driver to his current role as an academic and professional leader, Dr. ‘fish and chicken’s story is an inspiration and full of lessons for members who want pursue their passions relentlessly, regardless of initial challenges.

Dr. Antwi’s three (3) anchor lessons are:

You must persevere|| You must embrace change|| Utilize feedback for growth.