On Friday, at a brief ceremony in Accra, Professor Paul Pinak Bosu was introduced as the 7th Director-General of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

He took the oath of office and secrecy, and was presented with a staff as a symbol of office and power.

Professor Bosu joined the CSIR for the National Service in November 1994, and in October 1995 was appointed full-time as an Assistant Research Fellow.

Thanks to hard work and dedication to duty in January 2018, he earned the title of Chief Research Fellow.

In addition to being a full-time researcher, Professor Bosu has spent a significant amount of time and energy teaching and educating undergraduate and graduate students at Ghanaian universities and abroad.

In 2017, the CSIR Board of the College of Science and Technology (CCST), which is a branch of the University of Cape Costa, awarded him the title of Associate Professor in Entomology.

He has also held various positions at CSIR-FORIG, where he has spent most of his active research career, including head of the entomology section; Head of the Department of Biology and Forest Protection; head of the Department of Ecosystem Sciences and Climate; head of the Department of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Sciences; and head of the training and consulting department.

Professor Bosu was also the Editor-in-Chief of the Ghana Forestry Journal and Chairman of the CSIR-FORIG Personnel Foundation.

Prior to his appointment as CEO, he held the position of Deputy CEO of CSIR from January 2019 to April 2022.

Professor Bosu has served on a number of national committees and councils, he is a member of the Executive Committee of the Agricultural Modernization Program in Ghana (MAG); member of the Advisory Board of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences (CBAS) of the University of Ghana (Legon); and a board member of the Center for Plant Medicine Research (CPMR), MampongAkwapim.

He is the author and co-author of more than 100 publications, including journal articles, technical reports, books and book chapters, and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in research funding at CSIR / FORIG through research and development (R&D) grants.

Professor Bosu has been actively involved in training more than 2,000 farmers and specialists in snail farming and beekeeping technology.