TANCon2008 - October 2008 - Africa & the US: Entrepreneurial Opportunities - Taking the Leap of Faith
The African Network
Brenda Wright
Frederick E. Jordan
Guy Kawasaki
Eric M.K Osiakwan
Theogene Rudasignwa
Leila Chirayath
Eghosa Omoigui
Jacques Bonjawo
Daniel Edibe
Ike Eze
Mohamed Hersi
Jay Ward
John Njoku
Ted Okendu
Laura Roden
Luc Tengueu
AJ Patel
Anthony R. Vonsee
Lyndon Rive
Erica Estrada
Tom Arnold
Kaval Kerul
Richard Osei-Anim
Michael L. Dworkin
Almaz Negash
William Guyster
Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg
Matthew Stephen Stepka


Richard Osei-Anim, BA (Hons) INS; ACII; MBA

Founder and CEO
Richard Anim Group

Richard’s background is mainly in insurance and risk management and worked in the past with Norwich Union and broking giants like Aon and Miller Insurance Group placing and servicing corporate risks for blue chip and small to medium sized companies. His specialism is in Liabilities, Professional Indemnity, Business Interruption, Property Risks and risks for Clinical Trials and Cyber related liabilities.

Richard left Aon in 2003 to set up a risk management consultancy which he ran for 3 years and exited the market to focus on opportunities in the fund raising landscape.
Currently Richard heads a group of associates helping small to medium sized businesses in the Greater London area, starting up, drafting business plans and raising funds. The group recognize that one area of society that find themselves neglected or at a disadvantage when it comes to finding funding or investment for their business tends to the Black Minority Ethnic community and as such are keen to provide them with the extra help that can be the difference between a failing and a flourishing business.
Partners in this venture include Business Link, London Development Agency, Halifax Bank of Scotland and various enterprise agencies in the London Area
With strong links to banks, enterprise agencies, venture capital and private equity firms, Richard is not only a business advisor, but a seasoned and experienced business owner himself. As owner of a management consultancy, Richard knows the harsh realities of running a business and brings practical experience to the table. Richard and his associates have raised funds for various clients in several industry sectors from as low as £50k to £10m. Richard won the GPA Award Banking & Finance Category in 2007 for his work with this segment of the business community.

Past and present projects include raising finance for the Technology, Telecoms, Leisure & Hospitality, Financial Services Firms, Agro Processing Sectors.

Richard’s new venture is launching a Corporate Finance & Boutique Advisory Consultancy focusing on African Emerging Markets with offices in Accra, Johannesburg and Lagos, which is a natural progression from his current work in the UK. Richard has several business interests and serves as a director & a non-executive director for several companies in the UK and Ghana.

Richard is an Associate and Chartered Insurance Practitioner of the Chartered Insurance Institute, Accredited by Business Link and SFEDI of UK and holds an MBA from Durham Business School. Richard is a Visiting Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Greenwich University Business School.

Richard’s first book “Family, Friends and Fools”, a look at business and the relationships around it, will be published in December 2008. Other publications include:

  • No Nonsense Risk Management
  • 7 Deadly Nemesis of Businesses

Richard is married, with a 5-year-old son, and enjoys reading, biographies and books by gurus like Tom Peters, Handy, and others. Richard plays football occasionally and collects jazz records and his favourite artists include Miles Davies, Stan Getz, Antonio Carlos Jobim and too many to mention. He also plays the soprano saxophone.

Another initiative Richard is involved in is Tentmakers; a Christian Businesses Network in the UK.
Richard is passionate about his work and enjoys helping people achieve their dreams by "Inspiring Them to Achieve against All Odds with Utmost Integrity" He has been described as easy going and open minded and always willing to listen and help others.

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