The Ghana Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (GVCA) has announced the appointment of Ms. Hannah Bertilla Acquah as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Head of the Secretariat for the association.

Hannah assumed the role following the association’s official launch in October 2021.

With over two decades of professional experience as an Economist, Consultant and Entrepreneur working across four continents: Africa, Asia, EU/UK and USA, Ms. Acquah has built extensive knowledge across multiple sectors, working and consulting in development finance and development agencies with and for global organisations such as Acumen, USAID, UNFPA and GIZ; Advisory services with a focus on multinationals at Deloitte & Touché and financial services working in the Executive office at Bank PHB (now Keystone Bank) and engaged wealth management investment firms such as AXYS/NWT.

Ms. Acquah is passionate about tech and innovation, AI, agriculture, education and infrastructure development and over the past 13 years, she has provided consulting services as the Founder/CEO of TKC Africa Ltd on the same to international investors as well as entrepreneurs.

Ms Acquah holds an Executive MBA Certificate from Harvard Business School (HarvardX Executive Education), USA (2021); an Investment Management Certificate from UNECA / African Institute for Economic Development & Planning, Senegal (2021); a Master’s degree in Economics (Honours) from Vanderbilt University, USA (2006); amongst others.

“We are excited about the significant value Ms. Acquah will bring in this new role to the GVCA, the industry and its partners. We are honoured to welcome Ms. Hannah B. Acquah to GVCA as our CEO and Head of Secretariat. With her extensive experience and leadership skills, we are confident that she will steer the association towards new heights of success using Ghana as a launch pad to Africa,” the association wrote in a press brief.