George Baffour
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George Baffour

MBA, Marketing Specialist, Actor, Author, MusicianAccra, Ghana
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George Baffour
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George Baffour

MBA, Marketing Specialist, Actor, Author, MusicianAccra, Ghana
About me
I am an MBA and marketing professional with experience in the science and media industries. I began my career in the aquatic sciences before switching to pursue my passions for business, marketing and media. I have a passion for captivating content and am a gifted influencer & advocate. Being an author, I am a storyteller who can interpret complex concepts into a concise vision to achieve buy-in. I obtained my MBA (with distinction) from Hult International Business School in August 2016 and also hold BSc and MPhil degrees in Oceanography and Fisheries Science. While at Hult, I was on the ‘Dean’s List for Academic Achievement’ and was a global winner (Team 7Sigma) of the ‘3M Invent a New Future Challenge 2016’ held at 3M Headquarters in Minnesota, USA. I also led/co-led two teams that placed highly and won the ‘2016 Al-Futtaim UAE Global Management Challenge’ and ‘2015 Emirates NBD Future Intelligence Challenge’ respectively. Having lived in 5 countries and worked in 3, I have a global perspective and a love of diversity, especially since I am a mixed-race German-Ghanaian, with some Danish ancestry.
Projects
  • From Japan With Love Beyond Time—A Novelette
    From Japan With Love Beyond Time—A NoveletteGeorge Baffour published his first science-fiction/fantasy novel—'Bubble Joe and his fantastic journeys to Zapokrepit in the Land of the Day and a Half'—in 2008. The novelette 'From Japan With Love Beyond Time' marks his return to storytelling after a decade of other academic and professional pursuits. In June of 2017, psychology professor, Dr. Melissa Dawn, hurriedly departs Tokyo on a flight bound for San Francisco, where she intends to win back her lover, whose marriage proposal she recently
  • Bubble Joe and his fantastic journeys to Zapokrepit in the Land of the Day and a Half—A Novel
    Bubble Joe and his fantastic journeys to Zapokrepit in the Land of the Day and a Half—A NovelGeorge Baffour is the author of the 2008 science-fiction/fantasy novel ‘Bubble Joe and his fantastic journeys to Zapokrepit in the Land of the Day and a Half’. The novel is published under Lulu Press and is available for print order or digital download at amazon.com and other online stores. In the December of 2014, right before Christmas, Bob and Martha Joe move with their son Bubble to the city of Hallan, New York, in haste to take up new positions supervising the establishment of a new branch of the growing media company, Azume Media and Advertising. Unknowingly though, they are followed by an unusual stalker. Fourteen year old Bubble, used to being dragged about from city to city, doesn’t expect too much from Hallan. Little does he know that the days to come in Hallan will change his life forever. Christmas comes and goes, 2015 begins and Bubble starts school. A strange turn of events sees Bubble begin to experience unexplained headaches and to be haunted by, strange as it may seem, a presence, a very vindictive presence. Events culminate with Bubble meeting a mysterious character, Michael, who takes him to a strange land, the Land of the Day and a Half, and the city of Zapokrepit that lies within it. And this is the just the beginning…
  • ‘Adams Apples’ Movie Series—Season 1
    ‘Adams Apples’ Movie Series—Season 1The 10-chapter movie series, 'Adams Apples' (Season 1) was produced in 2011 by Sparrow Productions, under the direction of award-winning Ghanaian director, Shirley Frimpong-Manso. played the role of 'Chris Smith'. This project proved to be one of the most innovative concepts in Ghanaian Film: a ten-part movie series. It was sponsored by reputable companies like MTN, Virgin Atlantic and Ghandour Cosmetics. George "SoulKnight-Jazz" Baffour played the role of Chris Smith, the husband of Baaba Adams (played by award-winning actress, Yvonne Okoro). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2uGGlY9mDQ
  • ‘Ogya FM’ TV series—Seasons 1 & 2
    ‘Ogya FM’ TV series—Seasons 1 & 2Seasons 1 & 2 of the ‘Ogya FM’ TV series were produced from October 2011 to December 2012 by Sapphire Productions, owned by Ghanaian talk-show host, satirist, actor and director, Kwaku 'KSM' Sintim-Misa. George "SoulKnight-Jazz" Baffour played the role of 'Skipper'. Ogya FM was a wonderful comedy series sponsored by the Business Sector Advocacy Challenge (BUSAC) Fund and aired nationwide on Metro TV. BUSAC is a Private Sector support mechanism created and funded by DANIDA, with further support from USAID, DFID (Phase I) and the European Union (Phase II). The project is aimed at contributing to the creation of a more enabling business environment for the development and growth of the Ghanaian private sector. Ogya FM aired for two seasons and went on to be one of two Ghanaian productions selected to be shown at FESPACO in Burkino Faso in February 2013. The Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) is the largest Africa film festival; bringing together African filmmakers in Africa and the Diaspora. Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmGx6ErDStk https://www.modernghana.com/music/20285/ghana-series-ogya-fm-to-be-screened-at-fespaco.html
  • Adams Apples—Season 2
    Adams Apples—Season 2Season 2 of the hit movie series, 'Adams Apples' was produced in 2013 by Sparrow Productions, under the direction of award-winning Ghanaian director, Shirley Frimpong-Manso. George "SoulKnight-Jazz" Baffour returned to the Adams Apples series reprising his role as Chris Smith, husband to Baaba Adams (played by award-winning actress, Yvonne Okoro). The series was highly successful and was aired on DSTV Africa Magic Channel 151 throughout Africa. https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUsa2POR22vaqKGyzYbPCXTQ&v=NhTd0FnhlFY http://www.ghanacelebrities.com/2013/02/16/all-the-exciting-photos-from-adams-apples-season-2-premiere-featuring-shirley-frimpong-manso-majid-michel-john-dumelo-anima-misa-joselyn-dumas-others/
  • 'Kulluna Emarat'—Tribute Song for 44th UAE National Day [Composed by Jassie Gift]
    'Kulluna Emarat'—Tribute Song for 44th UAE National Day [Composed by Jassie Gift]'Kulluna Emarat' was produced in the United Arab Emirates by Satheesh Eriyalath and composed by Jassie Gift, a popular south Indian music director and singer. George "SoulKnight-Jazz" Baffour sang 5 languages (Ga,Twi, Ewe, Portuguese & Zulu) in this multi-lingual song by singers in 44 languages that was launched on the UAE’s 44th National Day across several radio stations and TV channels. Kulluna Emarat, meaning ‘Our Emirate’, has a bit of everything from Arabic and English to Hindi, Urdu, Tagal
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Work history
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    Market Research Analyst3M Company
     - Dubai, United Arab EmiratesInternship
    3M is a 115-year old American Fortune 500 company ranked by Ethisphere Institute as the World’s Most Ethical Company (2018). — Undertook mentorship with senior 3M leaders: the prize for being a winner at '3M Invent a New Future (INF) Challenge 2016', held at 3M Headquarters in Minnesota, USA. — Worked in marketing teams of both Infection Prevention Division (IPD) & Oral Care Solutions Division (OCSD). — Member of IPD team that organized 3M’s gold sponsorship and participation at 11th Pan Arab Congress of Anesthesia, Intensive Care & Pain Management in November 2016 at Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City.
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    MBA InternEmirates NBD Bank
     - Dubai, United Arab EmiratesInternship
    Emirates NBD is the UAE’s largest financial institution and the leading banking group in the Gulf region. — Involved in development of next-generation digital tools and applications for self-service money management, under the bank’s Dh500 million digital transformation plan. — Worked directly under VP (Head of Marketing & Partnerships @ Liv.) on a project later launched as ‘Liv.’—the UAE’s first digital bank for millennials. Liv. would go on to win ‘Best Digital Experience of the Year’ at the 2018 Seamless Awards. — Conducted market research (for Liv. project) on the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), F&B industry and entertainment industry using statistical and analytical techniques.
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Skills
  • Writing
  • Musician
  • Actor Musician
  • Author
  • Copy
  • Copywriting
  • Copyediting
  • Business Management
  • Song Writing
  • Media Management
Education
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    Master of Business Administration (MBA)—with Distinction HonorsHult International Business School - Dubai Campus
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • Graduated with Distinction Honors • Dean’s List for Academic Achievement • Vice-President of Hult Public Speaking Club • Wildcard Finalist (Team Hult Phoenix) of Hult Impact Challenge 2016—Client: Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
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    Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Fisheries ScienceUniversity of Ghana
     - Ghana
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Awards
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    Winner (7Sigma) of 3M Invent a New Future (INF) Challenge [Global Finals]—Minnesota, USA3M Company
    The global finals of the Case Challenge competition took place at the Minnesota Head Offices of 3M on Monday, 25th July, 2016. George and his team of 7 international participants (7Sigma) defeated three other teams by presenting an innovative business case which focused on 3M’s use of partnerships to aid the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals. Link: http://www.3m.com/INF2017/ 3M Newsroom Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwlVeY40vVM&feature=youtu.be
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    Global Finalist (Hult Team 3: Hult Phoenix) of Hult Impact Challenge 2016 (Client: Janssen)Hult International Business School | Janssen R&D (Johnson & Johnson)
    Globally, over 200 Hult MBA Students participated in this international challenge. The theme for the 2016 Hult Impact Challenge (Corporate Track) was “Accelerating Disease Interception.” The client was the Disease Interception Accelerator of Janssen Research and Development, a Johnson & Johnson Company. Team 3 (Hult Phoenix) from Hult's Dubai Campus was specially selected by Janssen as a wildcard entry into the eight finalist teams, due to the incredible merit of their innovative solution. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/whats-better-together-mei-chi-vanessa-sung
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