In 2011 William completed his MBA in London whilst also working as the fundraising director for 'Row2recovery', a campaign to raise £1m towards Help4Heroes.
In February 2012, William joined Invest in Africa as the Programme Director and has overseen its expansion.
Having trained as an investment advisor with HSBC Private Bank, William worked in the City for a number of years before going on to pursue a career in communications and branding, creating global campaigns for multinational clients.
Michael has been a Senior Account Manager at Invest in Africa since November 2012. He is responsible for delivering a $4m business skills training programme in Ghana.
Michael has worked in African affairs for over eight years. During this period, he has worked with Government, the Private Sector and Third Sector giving him a 360 degree experience of Africa. He has travelled extensively across Africa visiting Rwanda, Cote’d’Ivoire, Tunisia and Kenya. He has also lived in Senegal, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Yemen.
Charles Adjei has been an Account Executive at Invest in Africa since January 2015.
Charles received a BA in Management in 2013 after 4 years at Hope College in Michigan, USA.
He went on to receive a masters degree (MSc) in Management for Business Excellence at the University of Warwick, UK.
Clarence likes to describe himself as a Ghanaian by birth, a Pan-Africanist
at heart and a Global Citizen by choice.
He is the founder(and
CEO) of a start-up: 3i Consult Ltd, a Pan-African marketing & talent
development consultancy which has over the past year generated over 120% growth through a client
base across multiple sectors (FMCG, Advertising, Media, Clothing industries) in
Ghana and Europe. Prior to setting up his consultancy, he was the Marketing
Director for Unilever Ghana (and also served on the board of directors) from
July 2013 to end of 2015.
His corporate career (with the multi-national
giant, Unilever) spanned 15 years. During this period Clarence held several
senior multi-functional roles in operations, audit, marketing and strategy
development across South Africa, Turkey, Singapore and Ghana providing him
with cross-functional business
understanding and deep insights into consumers and markets in key
developing & emerging markets.
Clarence is passionate about leveraging deep insights into
consumers, markets and business to create value for businesses &
consumers .He is a firm believer in Africa and has over the years continuously
contributed to building capabilities of local/African talent –who are critical
change catalysts in the ongoing transformation agenda on the continent.
Ibrahima was born in Ghana and moved to South Africa at the age of ten.
He holds a major in Economics from the University of Transkei and a certificate in financial products from Milpark Business School.
He has over 12 years experience in business development and has held several senior roles in different industries, ranging from Health Care to Construction and Marketing.
Driven by a solid work ethic, he has excelled in all positions he has held.
He is well adept to developing optimal relationships with key stakeholders and ensuring that targets are not only met, but exceeded.
As an experienced commercial director, he brings great commercial acumen including well developed strategic and operational management skills.
Having returned to Ghana over a year ago, he joins Invest in Africa as the APP manager.
the past 4 years, she has led the Ghana branch of a full-service Marketing
Communications agency called Brand Communications ( which incidentally is the
Creative agency that worked with IIA Ghana at launch – so she comes with a good
deal of historical/institutional knowledge). Prior to Brand
Communication, she worked as a Partnerships Manager for a UK government
funded business support programme, Knowledge Connect, which connected SMEs with
knowledge transfer partners.
Angelina is the lead on the Ghana SME Business Linkage Programme. This is an African Development Bank funded programme aimed at developing the capacity of Ghanaian SMEs to be globally competitive and build linkages with larger companies.
Prior to joining Invest in Africa, she worked at the British Council for 7 years in different capacities; with her last role being the position of Skills Development and Partnerships Manager where she lead on various capacity development programmes that supported fresh graduates and entrepreneurs to develop and grow their businesses.
She is passionate about youth development and is a certified PRINCE2 practitioner. She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Wales.
Christina has a background in client service management with working experience in various sectors including the financial, insurance and telecommunication sectors.
Christina works as the Support Advisor for the Africa Partner Pool (APP). Her role involves managing customer registrations, validating clients’ database and providing general support to clients.
She holds a BSc in Natural Resources Management and a Diploma in Business Management and Administration.
Emefa holds a BSc
Degree in Psychology from the University of Ghana. Her professional experience
spans from education to human resource management across various industry
sectors. At IIA, Emefa supports the Ghana SME Business Linkage Programme, an African
Development Bank funded programme that seeks to develop the capacity of
Ghanaian SMEs to be globally competitive and build linkages with larger
William Mensah is a seasoned sales
executive with over 8 years of experience in the sales environment.
He brings to Invest in Africa a unique
sales acumen, with a strong desire to close the sale. Williams’s primary role
is to sell the APP and its benefits to new users, both suppliers and buyers.
William holds a BSc. in Marketing from
the University of Professional Studies (Ghana), and a Professional certificate
in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK).
William’s passion for sales and customer
service has seen him being named as the best customer service executive for
Airtel retail outlets in 2016.
Joining Invest in Africa, he believes
will provide him the opportunity to help SMEs in Ghana access markets, skills
and finance, as he has a passion for SME development.
expertise in working with and managing cross-functional and multi-cultural
teams in project execution as well as
customer relations management.
Prior to joining Invest In Africa (IIA) in
2016, Jessica worked as a programs support for the Environmental Protection
Agency (HQ) and HSEQ Support at Total
Petroleum Ghana Limited.
received her Bsc in Environmental Science from the University of Science and
Technology, Ghana and loves to put together projects and events.
Wangechi is passionate about business excellence and has made gainful contribution in the development of award programs for Kenya. She has driven key initiatives that have transformed the performance of corporate entities, small to medium enterprises, as well as public sector companies in Kenya and the region.
She holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Strategic Management, University of Nairobi (UoN), Post graduate Diploma in Marketing and Bachelor of Science Degree.
brings 5 years of experience in business development and customer relations to
her role as a Business Development Officer. Prior to joining Invest in Africa,
she worked in business development and marketing for Henkel Kenya Limited and
Hotpoint Appliances Limited.
holds a Business and Information Technology degree from Jomo Kenyatta
University of Agriculture and Technology, and Post graduate Diploma in Project
Management from Kenya Institute of Management.
Philbert holds a
Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Public Administration from The
University of Nairobi (Kenya), and a Diploma in Project Management (KIM,
Kenya). He’s an alumni of former US President Barack Obama’s Young African
Leaders Initiative (YALI), Regional Learning Center, East Africa, from where
springs his passion for SMEs Development as a way of empowering and growing
small economies, which in-turn spur National economies towards prosperity.
Prior to joining Invest
In Africa, he served as a Program Officer on USAID-Funded Afya Timiza
Project in Samburu and Turkana Counties, specifically supporting the component
of community involvement and ownership as a means of overcoming key religious
and cultural barriers to various health interventions in Turkana County.
Himself a founder of an SME - Kisuri Youth Development Group: a movement of
youth and vulnerable women advocating for self-reliance and economic
emancipation of the Rural Youth through community-based micro-finance initiatives
and agribusiness. He is currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Development
Studies at The Turkana University College, and believes joining Invest in
Africa grants him the perfect opportunity to give back to the SMEs in Turkana,
and Kenya as a whole by supporting them to get Market access, skills and
finance, all because of his passion for SME growth.
Ngesa has been making
waves in the communication and marketing industry in an extraordinary way.
Initially specializing in communications at Daystar University, she moved from
being the leading Sales Executive at Jumia Kenya to the head of Business
Relations at JapakGIS - East Africa’s Google Maps reseller. Here she chose to
challenge herself with a new industry and became passionate about mapping and
David has over 10 years’ experience in the technology landscape so brings to IIA wealth of expertise in implementing enterprise IT systems and delivering IT projects. His experience will be valuable to a growing organization like ours. David joins us from Techo Brain, a leading East African Tech incubator where he was a senior manager
Mr. Fall is a
serial entrepreneur and finance professional with experience in Credit Risk,
Revenue and Investment Management.
He has founded
several companies in diverse fields (Beverage industry, Professional services, Telecom)
and is passionate about African SMEs because of their potential to disrupt
entire sectors of the economy.
In recent years,
Mr. Fall has served as a consultant to foreign investors looking to establish a
presence, find local partners and grow their businesses in West Africa.
Prior to joining
Invest In Africa, he was the country manager for Viamo (ex VOTO Mobile), a
Canadian technology company.
Mr Fall holds an
MBA in Finance from the Thunderbird School of Global Management (USA) and a BBA
from the University of Reims Champagne-Ardennes (France). He is also a
Certified Management Systems Lead Auditor (QMS).