Wide Experience and Many Talents Make Grant a Ghanaian Treasure

Yofi Grant

CEO: Yofi Grant

Yofi Grant is a renowned Ghanaian investment banker with more than 30 years of experience in banking and finance.

Having served in various capacities in corporate finance, credit, marketing and investment banking, Grant has broad knowledge of African financial markets, and has cultivated strong relationships with international private equity funds, portfolio investment managers and brokerage funds. He was responsible for the development and implementation of AAF SME Fund LLC, one of the largest agriculture funds in Sub-Saharan Africa, and helped it achieve its first close of $30m.

Grant is a council member of the Continental Business Network of the African Union, which advises African governments on private sector finance and infrastructure. He has served in directorship roles in Databank Agrifund Manager Ltd, Databank Financial Services Ltd, and Databank Brokerage Services Ltd. In 2009, he was the executive director for Business Development for the entire Databank Group.

Grant was a consultant on finance and business for the Africa Asia Business Forum (AABF) organised by the UNDP, which ran workshops in 12 African and six Asian countries in 2002.

He is partner and co-founder of a number of companies, including investment advisory firm Grant Dupuis Investment Ltd, and Coldwell Banker Ghana, a company which holds the master franchise license for Coldwell Banker (of the Realogy Group in New Jersey, US, the world’s largest real estate organisation) for Ghana and Nigeria. Grant recently co-founded Praxis Fortune Calibre, a firm that offers business and investment advisory and consulting services across the continent.

He holds several supervisory board mandates in private sector companies in the telecommunications, commodities, and education sectors, and has held policy advisory roles for the government, particularly in private sector development. He was chairman of Ghana Telecom (One Touch), the Listing Committee of the Ghana Stock Exchange, and the Venture Capital Association of Africa.

Grant was also special advisor to the Minister for Private Sector Development, Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, between 2002 and 2006. He advised and assisted Awal with policy formulation and implementation, and assisted with achieving financing for private sector development projects.

Grant currently serves on the advisory boards of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, and is a member of the board of trustees of the ACP Endowment and Trust Fund.

As the CEO of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, it is Yofi Grant’s singular vision to make Ghana the “best place to do business in Africa”. He lives by the guiding principles of honesty, integrity and hard work. He also believes that everything is achievable with faith, will, desire and focus.

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