The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), Yofi Grant, has been elected as the director representing sub-Sahara Africa of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agency.
Yofi Grant’s election was after a meeting that ended at Warsaw, the capital of Poland on Tuesday 8th October, 2019.
The World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) was created in 1995. It was established as an Association under Swiss law.
Through its wide range of activities, WAIPA provides the opportunity for investment promotion agencies (IPAs) to network and exchange best practices in investment promotion.
BRIEF PROFILE OF YOFI GRANT
Yofi Grant, CEO of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre was appointed in February 2017.
Yofi Grant is a renowned Ghanaian investment banker with over 30 years of extensive work experience in banking and finance.
Having served in various capacities in corporate finance and advisory, corporate banking and marketing, Mr. Grant has broad knowledge and great exposure in the African financial markets and has cultivated strong relationships with international private equity funds, portfolio and investment managers and brokerage funds.
He was responsible for the development and implementation of AAF SME Fund LLC, one of the largest agriculture SME funds in Sub-Saharan Africa, and helped achieve their first close of US$30million.
In 2009, he served as the Executive Director for Business Development for the entire Databank Group.
Mr. Grant was a consultant on finance and business for the Africa Asia Business Forum (AABF) organized by the UNDP which run workshops in 12 African countries and six Asian countries in 2002.
Additionally, he has been in senior advisory roles and led many of the groundbreaking transactions in the Ghanaian and other African capital markets.
He is partner and co-founder to a number of companies including Grant Dupuis Investment Limited, a real estate investment advisory firm and Coldwell Banker Ghana, a company which holds the master franchise license for Coldwell Banker (of the Realogy Group in New Jersey, USA, the world’s largest real estate organization) for Ghana and Nigeria.