Yofi Grant is a renowned Ghanaian investment banker with over 30 years of extensive work experience in banking and finance. Having served in various capacities in corporate finance, credits, marketing, and investment banking, Mr. Grant has broad knowledge and exposure in the 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 them achieve their first close of US$30million.
Yofi was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Organization of African Pacific Caribbean States (OACP) Endowment and Trust Fund. He is also on the Steering Board of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) representing Sub-Saharan Africa. He is a council member of the Continental Business Network of the African Union which advises African governments on private sector finance and infrastructure.
Prior to his current position as CEO of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, an office under the Presidency of Ghana, he had had a very illustrious career in investment banking as a partner in the Databank Group, (a West Africa investment banking firm) serving in leadership roles at the Databank Agrifund Manager Limited, Databank Financial Services Limited and Databank Brokerage Services Limited and Business Development for the entire Databank Group. Prior to that he was in Corporate Banking at CAL Bank Ltd in Ghana. Yofi was a consultant on finance and business for the Africa Asia Business Forum (AABF) organized by the UNDP which ran workshops in 12 African countries and six Asian countries in 2002.
Mr. Grant was also Special Advisor to the Minister for Private Sector Development between 2002 and 2006 where he advised and assisted the Minister with policy formulation and implementation and also on financing for private sector development projects.
Mr. Grant currently serves on the advisory boards of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.