[Accra- Ghana] The Board of Impact Investing Ghana (IIGh) is pleased to announce the appointment of Amma Gyampo as a new board member as of 1st November 2023. As board member, Amma Gyampo will build on the organization’s strong track record of effective multi-stakeholder partnership development, steering further growth in strategic entrepreneurial support and climate finance ecosystem development initiatives.
Amma Gyampo is a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader and Co-founder of the Gender and Climate support nonprofit, ScaleUp Africa, also serving as a Technical and Strategic Advisor to public and private sector clients. She specializes in Strategy, Social Innovation, Climate Finance, Technical Assistance, Philanthropy and effective SME Investment Readiness.
Known for her creative problem solving, strategic thinking, collaborative work ethic and passion for social justice, Gyampo possesses a unique ability to drive successful outcomes.
Commenting on her appointment, Board Chair of IIGh, Alex Asiedu said “Amma has a long-standing history with Impact Investing Ghana. She was an integral member of the task force that created IIGh and has since been a significant contributor to the success of the organization. We are honored to have such a talented and deeply experienced person joining us to work towards achieving IIGh’s ambitious goals.”
CEO of Impact Investing Ghana, Amma Lartey added that “The Impact Investing Board has representation from all parts of the ecosystem including the supply of funds, demand for funds, market builders and government to ensure that the organisation’s strategy and governance reflects the needs of the wider ecosystem. Amma’s leadership as a market builder, passion and expertise will be a great asset to the board”.
With a portfolio consulting career spanning 20 years and 3 continents, Amma has spearheaded transformative Development, Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship initiatives; promoting Gender Mainstreaming, Circular Economy and innovative SME development solutions with partners and clients including: European Union, GIZ, The Aspen Institute’s ANDE, Afrilabs, Mastercard Foundation, YouthConnekt Africa Hub and Fund, UNDP, Reach For Change, Singapore Cooperation Enterprise and Access Bank.
Amma Gyampo shared her excitement on this new journey saying: “Africa needs strong institutions with a focus on achieving sustainable development and attracting responsible, action-oriented leaders to tackle our most pressing challenges. Impact Investing Ghana is growing in influence across Africa as an outcomes-focused, private sector-led network organization dedicated to strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem and impact investing across Africa. I look forward to helping IIGh navigate the complex intersections of catalytic capital mobilization and systems change.”
About Impact Investing Ghana
Impact Investing Ghana (IIGh) is Ghana’s National Advisory Board for Impact Investing – an independent private-sector-led initiative promoting sustainable development and advancing the development of the impact investment ecosystem in Ghana. IIGh is Ghana’s representative to the Global Steering Group (GSG) for Impact Investing and a member of the Africa Impact Investing Group; supporting the growth of impact ventures and catalyzing $ 1 billion in impact funds for investment in Ghana and the West African sub-region. Learn more: www.impactinvestinggh.org