Kofi Adjepong-Boateng

Vice Chairman,
Standard Chartered Capital Markets, Africa

Kofi Adjepong-Boateng co-founded FAH (formerly, First Africa Holdings) in 1996 with capital from S.G. Warburg & Co. Under his stewardship, FAH’s investment banking subsidiary, First Africa, became a leading adviser on cross-border mergers and acquisitions in Africa. In July 2009, FAH sold its investment banking business to Standard Chartered Bank, and Mr. Adjepong-Boateng took up his present position in the wider Standard Chartered Group, where he is responsible for the investment banking services that the bank provides to a number of prominent high net worth families in Africa.
During 2003 and 2004, Mr. Adjepong-Boateng served on the Africa Policy Advisory Panel, an advisory group mandated by the US Congress, which reported to the US Secretary of State. He continues to take an interest in policy formation and currently serves as a member of the Policy Committee of The Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) and sits on its Finance Committee. Up until April, 2010, he also sat on the Steering Committee responsible for overseeing a project at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge. He also sits on the Finance & Investment Committee of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), a vehicle created by The Bill & Melinda Gates and the Rockefeller Foundations.
Mr. Adjepong-Boateng is a Member of the UK’s Royal Economic Society and, up until December 2010, was a Senior Associate Member of St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford.