CDC Group Plc, the UK’s development finance institution, has named Kwabena Asante-Poku as Coverage Director for Ghana to grow its presence in West Africa.
Based in Accra, Asante-Poku will lead CDC’s on-the-ground operations in Ghana.
He joins CDC after a 14-year tenure at PwC, where he served as a partner in deals advisory and the head of transaction services in Ghana and Nigeria. At PwC, he worked on mandates in corporate finance, due diligence, and business strategy across several sectors, including financial services and telecommunications.
Prior to his role at PwC, Asante-Poku was an independent consultant in the UK. He started his career at Unilever in Ghana.
A Ghanaian national, he holds an MSc in finance and management from the Cranfield School of Management and a BSc in applied accounting from Oxford Brookes University. He is a chartered accountant and a CFA charter holder.
Commenting on his new role, Kwabena Asante-Poku, said: “Ghana’s projected GDP growth of 4.4%, the fastest since the pandemic began, signifies a dynamic market brimming with diverse businesses and industries that are open for investment.”
CDC’s portfolio of investments in Ghana comprises 43 businesses, which support more than 11,000 jobs. The DFI’s investments span a broad range of sectors, including infrastructure, financial services, health, construction and real estate, and agribusiness. Its portfolio in Ghana is valued at over $160 million.