YAW OPPONG

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Yaw has over a decade of experience in private equity, investment banking and microfinance. He was the Vice President of Serengeti Capital, Ghana, a private equity firm, where he led teams in major corporate finance transactions and acquisitions largely in the financial services industry, working closely with DFIs including IFC, EIB, & GIZ. He has worked on several international and local investment transactions as a Senior Associate at Houlihan Smith Inc., an investment firm in Chicago & Ghana, and was instrumental in establishing Houlihan’s local office in Ghana. He has a degree in Agricultural Economics at KNUST, Ghana, a certificate in Advanced Statistics & Mathematics at City University, London, an MSc in Investment & Finance from Queen Mary, University of London and a Law degree from the Mountcrest College, Accra. He is an accomplished chess player and a dedicated gardener.

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SAMPSON ASUMADU

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Sampson has over 20 years of experience in the areas of finance, accounting, audits, taxation, and fund management. Before joining the RDF, Sampson served as the Chief Finance and Investment Advisor at the Dalex Capital Management Ltd. where he was a part of the 4-man team that negotiated a USD 20 million funding from Ecowas Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), for the construction of the Garden City Mall prior to that, he was the Finance and Investment Manager for West Africa Media Development Fund (WAMDEF) and also the Investment Accountant and Compliance Manager for Activity Venture Finance Company. Sampson has an MBA in Finance from the University of Leicester and is a Certified Chartered Accountant with the ACCA.

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NANA AMA ESAABA BOAFO-ADJEI

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Esaaba has experience in Economics, Impact Management and Research, specifically focusing on low- and middle-income economies. Esaaba, prior to her role at RDF, worked as a Development Finance Intern at RDF Ghana and an Administrative and Teaching Assistant at the Economics Department of the University of Ghana, Legon.

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ANGELA KLUFIO

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Angela is a finance professional with over ten years’ experience in Private Equity, Corporate Finance, Company Research and Investor Relations. Prior to this role, she worked as Senior Private Analyst at The First Group Ghana, where she had a dual role of providing financial advice to the company’s clients as well as managing the Fortiz Private Equity Fund. Her prior work experience also includes Investor Relations Officer at UT Bank Ltd where she was instrumental in raising over USD 70million in Senior and Subordinated Debt for the bank; and Research Analyst at African Alliance Securities and Strategic where she was the Banking and Breweries Research Analyst with partial coverage over all the other companies listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange. Angela holds a BSc in Business Administration from Ashesi University College.

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ADELAIDE COKER

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Adelaide has experience in office administration, performance management, and customer service. She worked as a Customer Success Officer and Executive Assistant to the CEO at Clear Space.

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KOFI AGYEI AGYEKUM-OKYERE

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 Kofi is an investment and risk management professional with over seven years of experience in financial analysis, portfolio management, and enterprise risk management. He has previously worked as an analyst in corporate advisory at uniSecurities Ghana Ltd, and credit analysis and loan origination at HypoVereinsBank-UniCredit Bank AG – Germany. Kofi holds an MSc in Finance from University of Ulm in Germany and is a Certified Expert in Risk Management from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

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EMELIA APPIAH

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Emelia is experienced in the area of Impact Investments, SME Business Development and Property Management.  Prior to joining RDF, Emelia worked at Innohub as a Portfolio Analyst providing Enterprise Development Support and Capital Raise Services. She also worked at Wangara Green Ventures as an Impact Investment Analyst and as a Capacity Building Support at Symbiotics S.A in Cape Town. She has also worked as an Administrative and Finance Assistant at H.W. Realty.

Emelia has an M.com in Investment Management from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, a BSc. (Hon) in Business Administration from Ashesi University and holds a diploma in English Common Law from the University of Exeter in the UK. She is a 2018 Mandela Rhodes Scholar and a 2016 University of Chicago Booth Summer Business Scholar.

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EDWARD ATUBRAH MORPHY

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Edward has over ten years working experience in Finance & Accounting and has acquired adequate skills and knowledge in Accounting & Finance, Computer Networking, Software Installation and Configuration, Negotiation and Interpersonal Skills.

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VICTORIA OBENEWAA AIDOO

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Victoria has experience in Executive Administration, Business Analysis and Finance.

Prior to joining RDF Ghana LBG, she worked with the Jospong Group of Companies as an Executive Assistant to the COO of the Technical and Logistics Group, a cluster of the Jospong Group and a Business Analyst with Amaris Terminal, a subsidiary of Jospong Group.

She holds an MSc. in Development Finance from the University of Ghana Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Mathematics from the University of Ghana.

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EFFIE NYAMEKYE APPIAH

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Effie holds a BSc (Hons) in Actuarial Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). She has experience in Customer Service and Office Administration from internships with Millennium Insurance Company Limited and Republic Bank Ghana Ltd.

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