Martin Eson-Benjamin was CEO of the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) from November 2006 to December 2014, and managed the implementation of the US-funded, US$547m Millennium Challenge Account Compact Program. The Government recalled him from retirement in December 2017 to manage the US$536m Power Compact, again as CEO of MiDA.
Martin previously worked for Kumasi Brewery Limited (a subsidiary of UAC of Ghana), Nigerian Breweries Plc (on secondment), the Lever Brothers Division of Unilever Ghana, and Ghana Breweries Limited. He is currently the Chairman of Enterprise Insurance Company Limited and a Member of the Board of Ecobank Ghana Limited, CFAO Ghana Limited, and the Enterprise Group Limited. He previously served as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the University of Ghana’s College of Health Sciences, Chairman of the Board of GHAFCo, Chairman of Enterprise Properties Limited, and Chairman of Multimedia Broadcasting Company Limited.
He was a Member of the Presidential Commission on Pensions, which developed Ghana’s novel 3-tier Pension Scheme. Martin received the National Honour of Officer of the Order of the Volta in 2008 and is the Chief of the Nana Afodu Annan Nsona Ebusua of Elmina.
He studied at Opoku Ware School in Kumasi and at the School of Administration, University of Ghana.