Investment Promotion and Marketing Director
IDEA (UK) – Promoter of The Mape Project
Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr is a director of IDEA (UK), the promoter of The Mape Project which is the single largest real estate development project to be built in Sierra Leone. For the past 10 years Yvonne has been Managing Director of the Caleb Group (which she co-founded), a developer and manager of its own portfolio of residential and commercial properties in the UK. Prior to the Caleb Group, Yvonne was a Director at Andersens (now Deloittes) where she acquired 11 years of experience in risk consulting within the financial services industry in London and Europe. At Andersens she focused on regulatory frameworks, corporate governance and the risk management of processes and controls. Upon completing her undergraduate degree, Yvonne served for a year on the International Executive Committee of AIESEC (the International Association of Students in Economics and Management) in Brussels. Yvonne is Chairperson and co-founder of SLWT (the Sierra Leone WarTrust for Children), a non-profit organisation that has successfully run significant education, health and self-sufficiency programs for children and youth in Sierra Leone since 1999. She is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and holds an MSc in Politics of The World Economy from the London School of Economics (1990) and a BSc Hons in Economics from Fourah Bay College (1988).