Impact Investing Ghana, the National Advisory Board for Impact Investing in Ghana is pleased to announce the appointment of Yvonne Ofosu-Appiah, Chief Investment Officer of Wangara Green Ventures, to its Board of Directors. Yvonne Ofosu-Appiah brings to the Board fifteen years of working in diverse capacities within the banking and capital markets industry including private markets & impact investing in Ghana.
Alex Asiedu, board chair of Impact Investing speaking on the new appointment said “I am personally delighted to welcome Yvonne to the board of Impact Investing Ghana. Her experience and understanding of the impact investing space is outstanding. Wangara Green Ventures is a pioneering leader in the impact investing movement in Ghana and we are very fortunate to have her join the board as we work to grow the sector exponentially.”
Commenting on the appointment, Yvonne Ofosu-Appiah said, “I am honored to be able to serve the impact investing ecosystem in Ghana by being elected to the Board of Impact Investing Ghana. With looming uncertainties in global economies, collaborations between enterprise support organizations and the development of the ecosystem have become necessary now more than ever in creating a sustainable future. I believe in the catalytic role of IIGH in promoting SME growth in Ghana and I look forward to working with other Board Directors to drive the mission and vision of IIGH.”
About Yvonne Ofosu-Appiah
Yvonne has 12+ years’ experience with financing and investing in SMEs in a myriad of sectors including financial services, renewable energy, agriculture and manufacturing, having led deal teams on several equity and debt investment transactions within Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly Ghana. She is currently the CIO for Wangara Green Ventures, a climate-focused impact investing company, where she drives the investment process and leads the team in making and managing investments in green SMEs for financial, environmental, and social returns. Prior to this role, she worked for FirstBanC and Fortiz PE fund, Ideal Capital Partners, UMB and Absa Bank, all in Ghana. Yvonne holds an MBA (Finance) from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, UK and Bcom degree from the University of Cape Coast Business School, Ghana. She holds a Certificate in Company Direction from IoD UK, a Certificate in Investment Management from ANDE and a Certificate in Impact Measurement from Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK.