The Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce warmly invites you to join us for a webinar focusing on the opportunities in Ghana across various sectors such as natural resources, tourism, sports, agriculture, ICT and more.
This event will take place online via Zoom on 5th January, 2024 at 10 am West Africa Time.
About the event
Ghana is open for business with a strong and rapidly growing economy. The country offers major opportunities across sectors like natural resources, tourism, agriculture and more.
As the world’s 2nd largest cocoa producer and major gold producer, Ghana is a dominant force in the mining and minerals industry. Recent discoveries of bauxite, manganese and lithium have revealed massive untapped reserves. With major upcoming projects in iron ore and bauxite, Ghana’s mining future looks bright. Ghana’s tourism industry showcases the country’s cultural heritage, beautiful beaches, and exotic wildlife to visitors. The government is actively developing new tourism destinations and expanding infrastructure to increase tourism’s contribution to economic growth.
With vast arable land and opportunities in cocoa and other cash crops, agriculture is essential to Ghana’s future. Government initiatives aim to modernise the sector through incentives and attract large-scale commercial farming.
Leveraging a youthful, tech-savvy population and rapidly developing ICT infrastructure, Ghana aims to emerge as a regional hub for ICT and financial services. Government reforms and policies support this goal of a technology-driven services sector.
Ghana offers a favorable business climate with policies like: 25% corporate tax rate, lower than regional averages; extensive tax incentives for key industries; flexible thin capitalisation rules; stable and well-developed tax administration. With only 5% digital services tax and 30+ double tax treaties, Ghana provides competitive advantages.
With these benefits, Ghana is ready for increased foreign investment and business expansion. Join our webinar for deeper insights on Ghana’s potential with our guest, Yofi Grant, CEO of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre.
About the Speaker:
Yofi Grant, CEO, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre
Yofi Grant serves as the CEO of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in 2017. With over 30 years as a distinguished Ghanaian investment banker, Yofi has held key roles in corporate finance, advisory, banking, and marketing.
His expertise extends to the African financial markets, building strong connections with international equity and brokerage funds. He has co-founded several companies including Grant Dupuis Investment Limited, and Praxis Fortune Caliber. Yofi is an accomplished leader — an attribute that transcends beyond his country’s borders, where he is a key financial policy adviser. On the continent, he’s credited with having successfully led several advisory mandates involving both equity and debt transactions, including the development and implementation of AAF SME Fund LLC, one of the largest agriculture funds in Sub-Saharan Africa.
As a council member of the Continental Business Network of the African Union, and a member of the board of trustees of the OACP Endowment and Trust Fund he remains passionately committed to shaping the continent’s financial and economic transformation. Yofi is also on the Steering Board of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) representing Sub Saharan Africa and continues to serve on a number of private and public sector boards. He is also a fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Chairman, Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce
Julia is the founding and managing partner of Charltons, an award winning Hong Kong corporate finance Hong Kong law firm. Julia is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong, England and Wales and the BVI. She practises in the field of corporate finance, including M&A, private equity, securities, virtual assets and funds.
Julia is a member of the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council (CWEIC)’s Global Advisory Council. She is also a member of several Hong Kong boards and committees, most notably The Takeovers and Mergers Panel and the Takeovers Appeals Committee of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and the Listing Review Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Julia is also a Senior Fellow of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute.