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Kwesi Ackah

Recruitment Director

Kwesi Ackah

Kwesi Ackah


Chemical,  Pharmaceutical,  

With 11 years’ experience in recruitment, Kwesi’s passionate about engineering and in particular, his specialism of process engineering. “I’d like to think I may have been a process engineer in another life. I’ve been very lucky to see some
of the most amazing chemical sites and it always feels good to know you’re helping to put some of the most intelligent people in engineering into great roles.”

Kwesi admits he ‘fell into’ recruitment but it’s definitely worked out for the best as he describes the best part of his job as being able to help people to take the next step in their careers. He also loves DATS: “We’re a very established business – 60 years – but every day feels like we’re a new start-up and we’re always looking for new ways to innovate.” Kwesi’s been with DATS Recruitment for five years now and has great ambitions for the business going forwards.

A little more about me...

A self-confessed foodie, Kwesi and his wife share a joint hobby for cooking…and eating too! To burn off the extra calories, he spends weekends going for long walks with his Cocker Spaniel, playing golf or watching his son play football.

Born in Ghana, Kwesi is an identical twin. In Ghana the tradition is to be given a name based on the day you’re born, so ‘Kwesi’ means ‘born on Sunday’. He explains, "This unfortunately means my twin brother also shares my first name. To confuse things further, he’s also in recruitment…so don’t be surprised if you find two Kwesi Ackahs who look the same on LinkedIn."

Living by his favourite quote of, ‘Whether you think you can or you can’t either way you are right’, Kwesi believes, and encourages his team, that we can achieve anything if we put our minds to it.

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What People Have to Say About Me

  • ​"Kwesi is a very pro-active recruiter across a number of specialist areas. He values relationship building with key personnel in his customer base to ensure that the organisation he represents is high on the agenda."

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