Dr. Ato Essuman holds a Doctoral Degree in Education from the University of Sussex, UK, an MBA (Operations Management) from the University of Hawaii, and a BA degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He is a member of the British Association for International and Cooperative Education (BAICE), The American Management Association (AMA), the Ghana Institute of Management (GIM) and the International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA).
He began his working career with Coopers and Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers) from1980 to 1984 and later joined Technoservre Incorporated as Business and Financial Advisor. He joined Nestle Ghana Limited in 1985 and served in many capacities in the management accounts, internal audit and human resource and public affairs departments. Between 1993 and 1996 he was seconded to the Nestle (International) Productivity Team as a Productivity Engineer where he carried out operations improvement projects, diagnostic reviews and rightsizing assignments in some Nestle companies around the globe.