Afua is an independent and proactive leader with confidence and integrity. She is currently Co-founder & Managing Partner at Orbit54 Venture company based in Zurich, Switzerland. She is a senior Finance and Investment Executive with over 22 years’ experience in Private Equity, Investment Banking, Project Finance and Asset Management in Europe, America, Asia and Africa with a focus on the African Private Equity industry in the Fundraising, Deal Origination, Deal Execution, Exits, Due Diligence, Value Creation and Portfolio Monitoring. She has extensive investment experience in Europe, America, Asia and Afua.
She holds Board Director roles for the following companies: Daraju Industries Limited (Nigeria), Consolidated Bank Ghana CBG (Ghana) African Solidarity Fund, a Pan African Fund (Board Chairwoman of the Risk Committee).
Previously she was an independent investment consultant for African Capital Alliance (ACA), she worked as a project developer at BlackRhino (a Blackstone portfolio company) and as a project financier at Barclays Africa in South Africa. She also worked in New-York and London as an M&A banker at Deutsche Bank, and within asset management at Black Rock and Goldman Sachs in the US. Prior to her MBA, she was in Shanghai, China with Simon Murray China Fund now Red Gate Asset Management, a Private Equity Firm. Afua has cross border and cross sector experience in Oil &Gas, Power, Renewable Energy, as well as FMCG.
She holds a dual degree in Mathematics (Cum Laude) from Mount Holyoke and in Mechanical Engineering from Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Afua obtained her Series 6 and 79 Investment Banking License in New York, as well as her FSA in London. Afua is married with twins.