President Nana Akufo-Addo, under section 17 (3) of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) Act 2013 (Act 865), has appointed Yaw Amoateng Afriyie, son of the late NPP stalwart Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie aka Sir John, as Acting Deputy Chief Executive Officer of GIPC.
Mr. Amoateng Afriyie’s appointment is subject to the constitutionally required advice of the governing board of GIPC in consultation with the Public Services Commission.
GIPC is Ghana’s principal investment agency and has the mandate to attract, promote and retain inward investment into Ghana to stimulate wealth creation and unlock opportunities for the private sector.
Mr. Amoateng Afriyie is expected to assist the newly constituted board and Chief Executive Officer, Yofi Grant, to ensure Ghana’s post-Covid recovery anchors on competitiveness, innovation, and the board’s broader objectives aligning with Ghana’s international obligations.
Before his appointment, Mr. Amoateng Afriyie worked in various senior capacities in the United Kingdom and Ghana as a Management & Political Risk professional. He possesses experience in commercial, tactical and strategic issues affecting business and investment in sub-Saharan Africa.
Until recently, he was Managing Director of Elmina Advisory Limited, a Ghana focused government affairs consultancy advising blue-chip companies and global consultancies to assess opportunities and manage the impact of politics and policy, macroeconomics and security in Ghana.
He has also worked as Head of West Africa at Africa Matters Limited (AML), a London based Africa focused consultancy; a Research Analyst at Conservative Campaign HQ – International Office; Researcher at Africa Practice, London; an External Consultant at FTI Consulting, a global business advisory firm; and an Anglophone West Africa Freelance Contributor at The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
Mr. Amoateng Afriyie holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Global Business from The Saïd Business School, the University of Oxford, a Master's Degree (MA) in Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies from King’s College London and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA Hons) in Politics and International Relations from the University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom.