In 2011 William completed his MBA in London whilst also working as the fundraising director for Row2recovery, a campaign to raise $1m towards Help4Heroes. In February 2012, William joined Invest in Africa as the Programme Director and has overseen its expansion. Having trained as an investment advisor with HSBC Private Bank, William worked in the City for a number of years before going on to pursue a career in communications and branding, creating global campaigns for multinational clients.
William PollenProgramme Director
Keeley helps SMEs create and develop their finance functions. She leads on financial strategic decision making and provides objectivity. She also assists with single projects and long term assistance in a non-exec capacity. She is a specialist in business start-ups and not for profits.
Keeley HazelhurstGroup Finance Lead
Daniel has substantial experience developing and implementing programs focused on designing entrepreneurship, innovation and growth programmes for SMEs in emerging markets across Sub Saharan Africa. Donors worked for include DIFD, GIZ and the World Bank in the following countries: Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Africa.
Daniel IdowuBusiness Development Manager
Carol joins IIA with a hugely impressive wealth of experience. Carol’s experience involves leading numerous financial and impact-focused businesses across Ghana. She sits on several boards including fintech startup Kudigo, the Ghana branch of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards and the Executive Leadership Academy (ExLA), a youth leadership training organisation working to shape the next generation of African leaders, with a focus on empowering young African women to take leadership and governance roles. In her previous role, she held the position of Managing Director of Secure Pensions Trust Limited, a pension trustee company. Carol will be working closely with strategic partners and the local IIA team to continue the company’s focus on supporting local businesses, strengthening brand equity, and attracting other strategic partners in priority sectors, including agriculture, manufacturing, extractives and ICT.
Carol AnangCountry Director
Ibrahima was born in Ghana and moved to South Africa at the age of ten. He holds a major in Economics from the University of Transkei and a certificate in financial products from Milpark Business School. He has over 12 years experience in business development and has held several senior roles in different industries, ranging from Health Care to Construction and Marketing. Driven by a solid work ethic, he has excelled in all positions he has held.
Ibrahima AminuBusiness Development Manager
Over the past 4 years, she has led the Ghana branch of a full-service Marketing Communications agency called Brand Communications ( which incidentally is the Creative agency that worked with IIA Ghana at launch – so she comes with a good deal of historical/institutional knowledge). Prior to Brand Communication, she worked as a Partnerships Manager for a UK government funded business support programme, Knowledge Connect, which connected SMEs with knowledge transfer partners.
Tina BoadiAPP Ghana Manager
Angelina is the lead on the Ghana SME Business Linkage Programme. Prior to joining Invest in Africa, she worked at the British Council for 7 years in different capacities; with her last role being the position of Skills Development and Partnerships Manager. She is passionate about youth development and is a certified PRINCE2 practitioner. She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Wales.
Angelina DiyuohBLP Manager
Christian Adu Febri
Over the last 15 years, Christian has had Senior Management experience in Accounting, Finance and Auditing. He has also worked in all 3 sectors; Public Sector, Private Sector and Not-for Profit. Some of the organisations he has worked for include Air Liquide Ghana Limited, Nationwide Systems Limited, Alpha Offshore Drilling Services Company Limited (Atwood Hunter) and Ghana China Foods Company Limited (Tema Flour Mills).
Christian Adu FebriHead of Finance (Ghana)
Emefa holds a BSc Degree in Psychology from the University of Ghana. Her professional experience spans from education to human resource management across various industry sectors. At IIA, Emefa supports the Ghana SME Business Linkage Programme, an African Development Bank funded programme that seeks to develop the capacity of Ghanaian SMEs to be globally competitive and build linkages with larger companies
Emefa FiadzoeBusiness Linkage Programme Support Executive
Chantel holds a BSc Business Administration from Ashesi University College. She brings on board expertise in Project Management, Strategic Influencing & Event Management.Prior to joining Invest in Africa, she worked with Ogilvy & Mather Ghana where she co-managed notable brands such as UNICEF, Barclays, and Gold Fields. Her keen interest in the development of Ghana landed her a project in the Netherlands to develop a sustainable payment system for a solar company to encourage an efficient payment plan for cocoa farmers in Ghana.
Chantel BekoeStrategic Assistant
Hellen graduated from the University of Ghana with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre for Development. She has a working knowledge in Project Management, business development and development communication. Prior to joining IIA, Hellen worked with a number of organizations as a volunteer helping in different capacities. She has on her own developed and managed initiatives with the Global Arts and Development Centre (GADEC). She is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Hellen DiabaProject Support
Terry is a seasoned business professional with extensive experience in business development, executive education (training and consultancy), program management, business operations and public relations. She has previously served as Head of Custom Solutions and as Program Manager at Strathmore Business School serving leading corporate clients and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Terry has a bachelor’s degree in Commerce, a postgraduate diploma in Marketing and a master’s degree in Business Administration – Strategic Management.
Terry KinyuaActing Country Manager & Chief Operating Officer
David has over 12 years’ experience in the technology landscape so brings to IIA wealth of expertise in implementing enterprise IT systems and delivering IT projects. He designs and drives the IT needs of the business. Prior to joining IIA, David worked at Techo Brain Group, a leading East African Tech incubator where he was a senior manager. He is passionate about process improvement and automation.
David AjowiInvest in Africa ICT Lead
Lucy joined IIA-Kenya officially in December,2017. She holds a Bachelor of Business Information Technology and has over 6 years of working experience in Banking and Finance Sector. From Bank of Africa, she brings in a track record of excellency in SME development and management.
Lucy MaingiBusiness Development Officer
Mr. Fall is an entrepreneur and finance professional with experience in Credit Risk, Revenue and Investment Management.He has founded several companies in diverse fields (Beverage industry, Professional services, Telecom) and is passionate about African SMEs because of their potential to disrupt entire sectors of the economy. In recent years, Mr. Fall has served as a consultant to foreign investors looking to establish a presence, find local partners and grow their businesses in West Africa. Prior to joining Invest In Africa, he was the country manager for Viamo (ex VOTO Mobile), a Canadian technology company. Mr Fall holds an MBA in Finance from the Thunderbird School of Global Management (USA) and a BBA from the University of Reims Champagne-Ardennes (France). He is also a Certified Management Systems Lead Auditor (QMS).
Iba FallSenegal Country Manager
Ibrahima is a supply chain and logistics professional with over 10 years of experience in various fields such as telecommunications, humanitarian relief, construction... He also has a consulting background in West Africa providing supply chain setup, optimization and general management services to international firms and local SMEs in manufacturing, mining, demining, FMCG distribution... This diversified experience provides him a sound understanding of the business environment in the west African region.He is passionate about technologies, arts and culture and never misses an opportunity to learn new things. Ibrahima joins Invest In Africa as the APP Manager in Senegal after successfully implementing a road construction project in southern Senegal, Guinea-Bissau and The Gambia.
Ibrahima TallaSenegal APP Manager
Fatoumata holds a Bachelor in Applied Foreign Languages (Business & Trade option) from the University of Ziguinchor (Senegal), a Masters degree in Cooperation and local development and is currently completing a Masters in specialized translation. She speaks 4 international languages: Italian, French, English and Spanish. Passionate about the issue of local development, Fatoumata has interned at Enda-Cacid (African Center for Trade, Integration and Development) where she informed citizens about Ecowas policies on the free movement of people and goods in the sub-regional space.
Fatoumata CissokhoSenegal Office Administrator
Mamadou Diop has an extensive experience in Business Development and Marketing. He has held several executive positions in the UK and Senegal at firms such as Lancaster Conferences, Nsorex, MF Corporation and Citikane investments. Mamadou has also served as Senegal local coordinator for the YALI program (Young African Leaders Initiative) in collaboration with the US Embassy and Ohio University
Mamadou DiopSenegal Business Development/Marketing Manager
Bocar Alpha Ba
Bocar has held progressively senior roles at international as well as local organizations (project manager, financial controller, General Secretary), he has had the opportunity to build strong experience in multiple disciplines, including financial institutions, oil & gas, mining, shipping, utilities and the public sector. He has been providing consulting services on complex transactions and negotiating regional, national, and pan African terms and contracts. He's also worked in multiple regions, totalizing 16 years of international experience in Western Europe and Africa, visiting more than 15 African countries, which has equipped him with a strong ability to see the big picture. Also, he speaks multiple foreign languages, including local Mauritanian dialects.