Team Members

Ebenezer Arthur

An Entrepreneur and Management Consultant with 10+ years’ experience in Angel Investment, Business Acceleration, Investment Due Diligence, IT & Strategy Consulting, Finance Transformation. Ebenezer co-founded Innohub, a Business Accelerator and Impact Investment Platform, that helps early and growth stage enterprises become investment ready, sustainable and scalable. Innohub has accelerated more than 18 start-ups and SMEs, invested in 6 and supported over 10 with growth consulting. He worked with Ernst & Young (EY), UT Bank and Zenith Bank before co-founding Innohub and has consulted for companies in various industries across West Africa. He has MBA in Entrepreneurship (Imperial College Business School of Imperial College London, UK), BSc. Computer Engineering (KNUST), IFC Investment Manager Training, and DGGF Small-Cap Mezzanine Finance Training.

Yvonne Ofosu-Appiah

An Entrepreneur and astute Investment Professional with 10+ years’ experience in Investment Banking, Investment Due Diligence, Product Development & Strategy, Private Equity & Valuation, Debt Financing. Yvonne was a founding member of FirstBanC Financial Services and was instrumental in key product developments & corporate finance transactions including acquisition of TV3 Network and UMB. She was primarily responsible for the set-up of Fortiz Private Equity Fund (Affiliated to FirstBanc). She also worked with Ideal Capital Partners, UMB and Barclays in Ghana and has executed consulting projects for Actis LLP and Plumis in the UK. She has MBA in Finance (University of Cambridge Judge Business School, UK), Bachelor of Commerce (University of Cape Coast), CFA Level 3 candidate, and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (Certified).

Renald Appiah

Renald was a Business Development Manager at Innohub where he was responsible for investor relations, capital raise and portfolio support. He was key in the development of programs such as the mLab program and the design of Innohub’s angels’ network. He previously worked with CAL Bank as a sales executive and at Mimshach Offshore Limited as a Finance Manager. He has a B.Ed (Accounting & Business Management) from UCC and the Ghana Stock Exchange Broker/Dealer Certificate. He is also a Level 1 candidate for the CFA Exam and also holds a certificate in Financial Modelling.

Laamia Saadu

Laamia is an Agribusiness Management Professional with experience in Finance, Supply Chain Management and Project Management. She was a Program Manager at Innohub where she managed the Accelerator Program and the Ready2Work Incubator by the British Council and Barclays Bank. She is also the co-founder of 2 start-ups, JustFresh and Bayakly’s Cake. She has a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness Management from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and has undertaken the Ghana Stock Exchange Certificate Course.

Derby Judah-Mensah

Derby is a Management professional with experience from MFARI Ghana, and the African Bagg Group. She is the Founder of Mercy Gives, a non-profit in Ghana working to propel achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. She spearheads the IWoman Hub and IGirl Project respectively. She has over 6 years professional experience in business administration, non-profit management, human resource, events & project management, holds a B.A Degree in French and Theatre Arts from the University of Ghana and a professional certificate in Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

Paul Van Aalst

Paul is the Founder & Director of Tjasker Management. He has over 20 years of experience investing in emerging markets. He has been a director of E+Co, an investment company for renewable energy in emerging markets, and of SOVEC, and investment funds for SMEs in Ghana. He has been engaged in investing in clean energy, recycling and sustainable agriculture, and was the lead developer of the Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund (GEEREF), a EUR 110m fund managed by the European Investment Bank, targeting emerging markets. Paul currently also leads the RECP Finance Catalyst team, which assists renewable energy projects in Africa with financial structuring, transaction advice and connects project developers and financiers. He is as Member of Advisory Board at Vakayi Capital. He holds a M.Sc. in Business Management from the Amsterdam Free University.

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