His Excellency, John Agyekum Kufuor served as the President of the Republic of Ghana from 2001-2009. During his presidency, he served as chairperson of the African Union (2007–08) during which he supervised the peaceful resolution of the conflict in Kenya, among others. He was chairman of the Economic Community of West African States for two terms (2003–05) and saw to the successful negotiations that brought peace and major post-war reconstruction to Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast and Liberia.
Since leaving office, he joined by invitation, the global elite Club of Madrid of former world leaders; assumed presidency of the Italian development organization, Alliance for Africa working in health and education sectors on the continent; he has also succeeded Marttti Ahtisaari the 2008 Nobel Prize winner for peace and former President of Finland as Chair of the Governing Council of Interpeace, a UN supported but Geneva based alliance organization for peace operating in 17 countries around the world. He has also been serving as World Food Programme Ambassador of the UN against Hunger and engaged in field work in rural Kenya and Ethiopia advocating modern farming practices and food security policies. Again, on the invitation of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, he was one of 10 distinguished global leaders tasked to review the operations of the bank. These are in addition to his membership/directorship of boards including the Netherlands Development Cooperation, Brenthurst Foundation of South Africa, and Leon Sullivan Foundation in the United States.