Ghana-Intelligence Chiefs

PAST NATIONAL SECURITY CO-ORDINATORS

  1. Kofi Bentum Quantson, career intelligence officer, former Director Special Branch, 1st Director BNI, 1st Director Narcotics Control, and National Security Co-ordinator.
  2. Col. Jeff Asmah, career military intelligence officer. Replaced by K. B Quantson.
  3. Naval Capt. Baffour Assase Gyimah, career military officer with many years of experience in military operations and intelligence.
  4. Col. Gbevlo Lartey, career military intelligence officer, former Commander 64 Infantry Regiment, Ghana Armed Forces and a lawyer
  5. Mr. Joshua Kyeremeh, career intelligence officer of BNI, an operative and regional commander in various regions, headed, departments at BNI HQ, Deputy Director BNI and Director BNI. Appointed in 2017 as National Security Co-ordinator, a position he held until he died in 2020.
  6. Mr. Francis Poku, career intelligence officer of the Special Branch and BNI, served in various capacities as operative, commander in various regions and BNI HQ departments. Was appointed National Security Co-ordinator.
  7. Brigadier General Francis Amanfoh, a career military intelligence officer and has undertaken foreign Intelligence and military assignments.
    Was appointed to replace late Joshua kyeremeh.

CURRENT:

Mr. Edward Asomani (former Danquah Institure Head of Research, appointed to Analysis Department of National Security Council Secretariat in 2017, appointed Deputy National Security Co-ordinator in 2020)

PAST DIRECTORS OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE BUREAU

  1. Mr. Ben Forjoe (police officer, career intelligence officer, Director Special Branch)
  2. Mr. J. H Owusu Sekeyere (police officer, career intelligence officer, Director Special Branch)
  3. Mr. C.K Mawuenyega (police officer, career intelligence officer, Director Special Branch)
  4. Mr. Anthony Deku (police officer, career intelligence officer, Director Special Branch)
  5. Prof GKA Ofosu Armah( Legal academic and Dean of University Ghana Faculty of Law/Director Special Branch)
  6. Mr. Kofi Bentum Quantson (police officer, career intelligence officer, Director Special Branch and Director BNI)
  7. Mr. Peter Tenganaba Nafuri (police officer, career intelligence officer, Director BNI)
  8. Mr.Yaw Donkor (career intelligence officer, Director BNI)
  9. Mr. Jones Afari (police officer, career intelligence, Director Special Branch)
  10. Mr. J.B Amofa (career intelligence officer, Director BNI)
  11. Mr. Ellis Owusu Fordjour (career intelligence Officer, Director BNI)
  12. Mr. Joshua Kyeremeh (career intelligence officer, Director BNI)
  13. Mr. Pious Awelinga (career intelligence officer, Director BNI)
  14. Mr. William Akwasi Appiah (career intelligence officer, Director BNI)
  15. Mr. Rasheed Seidu Inusah (career foreign intelligence officer of Research Department, Director BNI)
  16. Mr. Kwaku Domfeh (career intelligence officer, Director BNI/NIB)

CURRENT:
Mr. Attobrah Quarcoe (former Director Danquah Institute, appointed Deputy Director BNI in 2019)

PAST DIRECTORS OF RESEARCH DEPARTMENT

  1. Mr. Ben Forjoe
  2. Ambassador Alex Danquah
  3. Mr. Yaw Osei
  4. Mr. D.K Mensah
  5. Ambassador Rasheed Seidu Inusah.

CUREENT:

Mr. Peter Nyarko Opata.

PAST DIRECTORS OF MILITARY INTELLIGENCE

  1. Brigadier General M.M Hassan
  2. Lt. Gen Joshua Hamidu
  3. Brigadier General Nicholas Andoh

CURRENT:

Brigadier General Albert Yeboah Nsiah

Source: IISS Research Department

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