Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, presidential candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) for Election 2012, was born at Elmina in the Central Region, on February 15, 1953.
He had his secondary education at the St. Augustine’s College in Cape Coast where he obtained the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary and Advanced Levels.
Dr Nduom proceeded to the United States where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1975.
He subsequently obtained a Master’s degree in Management (1977) and a Ph.D (Service Delivery Systems) in 1982 at the same university.
Dr Nduom, who is businessman and politician, worked as a life insurance underwriter with the North Western Mutual Life Insurance Company in the US between 1975 and 1978.
Over the next year, he worked with the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin and in 1979, he joined the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District as a Budget and Management Analyst.
In 1981, Dr Nduom joined Deloitte and Touche as an associate consultant, rising to become a partner in the Milwaukee office of the firm by 1986. In 1992, he helped establish the Deloitte & Touche, West Africa Consulting.
His active role in politics began in 1997 when he was elected as a member of the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem District Assembly for the Akotobinsin Electoral Area.
Dr Ndoum was subsequently elected Member of Parliament for Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem in 2004, and served as minister of state in various portfolios under the Government of President John Agyekum Kufuor between 2001 and 2007.
In 2008, he was the candidate of the Convention People’s party (CPP) for the presidential election but performed miserably.
Dr Nduom broke away from the CPP and formed the PPP early this year to contest the 2012 election.
He is married to Mrs. Yvonne Nduom, a management specialist and graduate of the Cape Coast University in Ghana, and the University of Wisconsin in the United States. They have four children. GNA