Dr. Samuel Sarpong Ankrah was born in Kumasi on 30th May, 1974, to the Late James William Ankrah (a Mechanical Engineer and Felicia Duku Amponsah, a retired civil servant from Sekyeredumasi.

Dr. Samuel Ankrah is an investment banker, a global business strategist, and a Development Economist with more than 20 years of successful experience in providing fiscal, strategic and operational leadership in uniquely challenging situations.

He is the President of Economic Think Tank Africa [ETTA], a multi-national not-for-profit policy analysis and implementation agency, which formulates and drives realistic policy and technical initiatives for individual African Governments. multi-national African investment interests and regional groups.

Dr. Samuel Sarpong Ankrah is also the Chief Executive Officer and a Principal Partner of AIG (Ghana) and AIG International (Switzerland), where he champions the development and implementation of the Company’s long-term strategy and effective prioritization of resource allocation, for the realization of long-term value and sustainable competitive advantage for clients and their stakeholders.

He is also the Chairman for Trade and Investment, International Chamber of Commerce; and a Director and Partner of Kaitan Capital and Rampartners Switzerland, both Swiss-based investment firms.

Dr. Ankrah is the co-founder of the New Africa Mobility (NAM) Fund – a social impact fund for Africa, which is established to contribute and align its investments toward upward mobility across the African Landscape.

Dr. Ankrah is the Board Chairman of Ngoya Etix DC Ghana Limited, now Onix DC, a first-tier IV data center in Sub-Saharan Africa; and has acted as the local representative and investment advisor for various multinational Corporations, including SICPA Switzerland (a Swiss-based company responsible for security inks for currencies in the world – the sole company in that field field for over 100 years), and TATA Energy. He is certified by the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) now Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

He acquired his primary and secondary education in Kumasi, Ghana at Opoku Ware Senior Secondary School (now Opoku Ware Senior High School) from 1986 to 1991, where he was a Head boy and then continued in the United Kingdom, where he obtained a degree in Statistics and Management from University of London, an MBA (Finance & Management); and a Leadership Advantage Program Certificate from the Cranfield School of Management(UK); an MSc. in Economics, Social Science and PhD in Philosophy and Social Science, all from the Pan-American University of Science and Medicines. Dr. Ankrah also has an Msc in Economics and a PhD in Finance from Universidad Empresarial de Costa Rica.

He has a (Honoris Causa) from the Sovereign Medical Order of the Knights Hospitaller, for innovative and exceptional financial engineering to help bring the functions of the group to the Sub-Saharan Africa Region. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Chartered Economists (ICEGhana).

He has been speaking and promoting investment opportunities, educating, and encouraging the youth to venture into entrepreneurial initiatives at various platforms.

In his field of expertise, Dr. Ankrah has produced sustained revenue and EBITA (Earnings Before Interest Taxes and Amortisation) growth, with a proven track record in Management, Finance And Economics, Investment Banking, Leasing, Factoring, and Forfeiting Oil And Gas, Private Pension Management, and International Trade in dynamic and changing markets.

He has won several awards, including a Special Achievement Award from the prestigious GUBA Awards.

He is married to Maud Sarpong Ankrah, (an assessment nurse specialist in the field of neuro-development), who hails from Elmina. They are blessed with 3 kids: Halle Ankrah, Earl Ankrah and Tilly Ankrah.

He is a sports fan who enjoys football, boxing, golf and rugby; and enjoys the music of Sarkodie, Shatta Wale and King Promise, among other hitmakers. He loves Ga kenkey and fish with a bedding of hot pepper and tender pear in the mix.