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Yaw Owusu

Managing Director
Gateway Innovations Ltd






Yaw Owusu founded Gateway Innovations Ltd to develop and manage the first technology park in Ghana. Mr. Owusu co-authored the book Modernizing Commonwealth Governments (publisher: Commonwealth Business Publications, London, England, 2004). The book, available on Amazon.com, outlines the role of startup incubation and technology parks in transforming Africa's IT economy.

Mr. Owusu is a board member of the Africa 2.0. He has appeared on SABC TV (South Africa), Bloomberg TV and CNN iReport to discuss developing smart cities in Africa. He worked for General Electric and IBM Global Services as project manager before joining the technology group of the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs in New York. Mr. Owusu studied in the Executive MBA program at Columbia Business School in 2001-2002 and majored in Mathematics and Economics at Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania. He earned a certificate in Planning, Developing and Managing Technology Parks in 2007 from the Shanghai International Business Incubator.

Yaw Owusu founded Gateway Innovations Ltd to develop and manage the first technology park in Ghana. Mr. Owusu co-authored the book Modernizing Commonwealth Governments (publisher: Commonwealth Business Publications, London, England, 2004). The book, available on Amazon.com, outlines the role of startup incubation and technology parks in transforming Africa's IT economy.

Mr. Owusu is a board member of the Africa 2.0. He has appeared on SABC TV (South Africa), Bloomberg TV and CNN iReport to discuss developing smart cities in Africa. Yaw Owusu has presented papers on innovation in emerging markets in the last 10 years, including at the ITU Telecom World 2012 in Dubai, UAE; the 11th MIT Global Startup Workshop, Madrid, Spain and the 8th Annual Africa Business Conference at Harvard Business School.

He worked for General Electric and IBM Global Services as project manager before joining the technology group of the Investment Banking unit at Goldman Sachs in New York. Mr. Owusu served as the Country Manager of Xalles in Ghana between 2007 and 2011. He studied in the Executive MBA program at Columbia Business School in 2001-2002 and majored in Mathematics and Economics at Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania. He earned a certificate in Planning, Developing and Managing Technology Parks in 2007 from the Shanghai International Business Incubator.

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