TANCon2006 - San Francisco, October 2006 - Fostering African Entrepreneurship
The African Network
  Speakers
Issac J. Vaughn
Yemi Lalude
Andrew Farquharson
Awele Ndili
Doug Kelly
Laura Mellow
Kristin Peterson
Pitch Johnson
Kwesi A. Baiden
Eric M.K Osiakwan
Yaw Owusu
Ike Eze
Stephen DeBerry
C. Blake Williams
Brian Parker
Nathan Beckord

 

Yaw Owusu

Chief Executive Officer
Ghana Cyber Group, Inc.

 


Yaw Owusu founded Ghana Cyber Group (GCG) in 1999 to promote technology investments in Ghana and facilitate the branding of Ghana's growing IT Economy with comparative advantage ready to compete with emerging tech markets in the world. In 2002, Mr. Owusu was appointed to the international advisory board of the Digital Partners, which entered into a merger with the Seattle, Washington-based Grameen Technology Center in 2005. Yaw Owusu initiated the Ghana Technology Park venture to identify and develop early stage tech incubation opportunities and assist companies to commercialize their products.

In 2005, Yaw Owusu became a committee member US-Africa Business Council’s Direct Expatriate Nationals Investment (DENI) project, currently being studied by the World Bank and the government of Ghana for adoption as a capacity-building venture to promote private ownership in Sub-Saharan Africa and reduce the region's external debt using Debt-for-Assets Swap and other innovative financial measures.

Mr. Owusu is also a consultant at Xalles Limited, an international management consulting firm, that provides business strategy and systems implementation services to firms in the financial services and information technology industries.He completed his undergraduate studies in Mathematics and Economics at Albright College in Pennsylvania and enrolled in the MBA from the Columbia Business School, 2001-2002.

 

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