Their primary aim as an institution is:
To make GHANA “the first destination of choice for investing in Africa.” Yes! That is one of the missions of the Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC). That said, one man who is currently driving the plan is Yofi Grant.
Mr. Grant is the current Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Center. He was named by Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in February 2017.
Digging into Mr. Grant’s profile, he is an eminent Ghanaian investment banker with more than 30 years of broad work experience with banking and finance. He has served in different limits in corporate finance and advisory, corporate banking and marketing.
With a wide knowledge and an incredible exposure in the African financial markets, he has developed solid associations with global private equity funds, portfolio and investment managers and financier reserves.
He was answerable for the turn of events and implementation of AAF SME Fund LLC, one of the biggest horticulture SME funds in Sub-Saharan Africa, and accomplished their first close of US$30million.
Yofi Grant is a council member of the Continental Business Network of the African Union which advises African governments on private sector finance and infrastructure. And with that expertise, he has served in many directorship roles in both public and private sector.
As a partner in the Databank Group (Ghana), he likewise had administrative jobs as director, driving the accompanying auxiliaries of the Databank Group, Databank Agrifund Manager Limited, Databank Financial Services Limited, Databank Private Equity Limited and Databank Brokerage Services Limited.
In 2009, he filled in as the Executive Director for Business Development for the whole Databank Group, and was also a consultant on fund and business for the Africa Asia Business Forum (AABF) composed by the UNDP which run workshops in 12 African nations and six Asian nations in 2002.
Yofi Grant has been in senior advisory positions and have driven a significant number of the pivotal exchanges in the Ghanaian and other African capital markets.
Because of his cognizance in different fields, he is a partner and co-partner to various organizations including Grant Dupuis Investment Limited, a real estate advisory firm and Coldwell Banker Ghana, an organization which holds the ace establishment permit for Coldwell Banker (of the Realogy Group in New Jersey, USA, the world’s biggest real estate organization) for Ghana and Nigeria.
Moreover, he as of late helped to establish Praxis Fortune Caliber, a firm that offers general business counseling administrations over the continent.
He has held a several administrative board memberships in private area organizations in the media communications, commodities, and education sectors and has also assumed numerous strategy advisory positions for government, especially in private division advancement.
He has been in charge of several other institutions including being the administrator of Ghana Telecom (One Touch), the Listing Committee of the Ghana Stock Exchange, and Venture Capital Association of Africa among other esteemed institutions.
Mr. Grant was also a Special Advisor to the Minister for Private Sector Development somewhere in the range of 2002 and 2007 where he exhorted and helped the Minister with strategy definition and usage and furthermore on financing for private segment advancement ventures.
He currently serves on the Advisory Boards of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, The Ghana Export Promotion Agency (GEPA) and a member of the Ministerial Private Public Partnership Approval Committee of Ghana. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the ACP Endowment and Trust Fund.
As the CEO of the Ghana Investment Promotion Center under the Office of the President, it is Yofi’s primary vision to make Ghana the best spot to invest and do business in Africa.
He lives by the core values of trustworthiness, honesty and a consistent quest for solutions, and is a Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network’s African Leadership Initiative, West Africa.