Dr. Ofori, who holds a PhD in Forest Genetics from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, has 24 years of research experience working with timber trees, indigenous fruit trees and medicinal plants.
His research interest is genetics and conservation biology.
Dr. Ofori was appointed the Deputy Director of the Institute in 2009, and later joined the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi from 2011 to 2014 on sabbatical leave.
He has also been Ghana’s contact person for SAFORGEN – fruit trees network, and travelled extensively across the world, managing both local and international research projects.
Accepting his new office, Dr. Ofori pledged to “transform CSIR- FORIG to a world-class business-oriented research centre of excellence for sustained demand-driven high quality and credible research in forestry and environment for sustainable development”.