Founder and CEO
David Awuah-Darko is the founder and CEO of the IC Securities group, an emerging markets investment banking, wealth management and securities dealing firming with operations in several markets across Africa. David has many years’ experience in investment banking, trading and asset management across several geographic markets including Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa.
Before founding IC Securities, David worked for several years as a European Equities trader for Lehman Brothers International (Europe) in London, UK, where he held both the SFA (Securities and Futures Association, UK) Registered Representative and NASD (National Association of Securities Dealers, USA) Series 7 licenses. At Lehman, David was primarily responsible for Italian equities trading, covering the MIB30, MIBTEL, Nuovo Mercato, third line and OTC markets. David also traded cash equities on both proprietary and client execution bases. David is a co-founder of and serves as Executive Vice Chairman of IC Africa Private Equity Limited, established in 2008 to originate, structure and invest in growth capital financings, strategic equity investments, management-led buyouts, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups across Africa. David holds both a BA (Hons) degree in Mathematics & Computation and an honorary MA degree from the University of Oxford.