Kwesi Amoafo-Yeboah

Mr. Kwesi Amoafo-Yeboah was born in Ghana at Bibiani in the Western Region on August 2, 1953 to Monica Otoo, a retired teacher and Daniel Amoafo-Yeboah, a timber and lumber businessman. Kwesi began his kindergarten and primary education at St. John's Preparatory School and finished at KNUST Primary School. His secondary education was started at KNUST Secondary School in 1964. In 1966, he enrolled at Kumasi Academy where he completed his O'Level coursework. After O'Level completion in 1969, he went on to enroll at Ahmadiyya School in Kumasi where he finished his A' level coursework. In September 1971, Kwesi was admitted to San Francisco State University in San Francisco, California. He received a BS degree in Electrical Engineering in January 1975. Since his graduation from San Francisco State University, he has held engineering and management positions with various companies. Specifically, Mr. Amoafo-Yeboah held electronic design engineer positions at Fisher-Berkeley Corporation where he focused on the design and testing of hospital communication systems. He moved from there to hold various engineering and management positions with oil service giant, Schlumberger Technology Corporation. Mr. Amoafo-Yeboah became an entrepreneur in 1986. From 1986 to present, he has founded and managed several companies in the fields of financial services, real estate, telecommunications and equities management. He was responsible for the successful introduction of the Western Union Money Transfer Service to Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Zambia. Kwesi is currently Chairman of i-TEL Limited as well as Chairman of Teligent Wireless Limited. Both companies operate in the telecom sector.