SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR, GLOBAL CITIZEN AND INVESTOR
Kojo Annan is a serial entrepreneur, global citizen, and investor, with an extensive global network and a strong track record of growing new businesses across international markets.
Kojo is passionate about convening powerful conversations around strategy, the digital transformation of Africa, global citizenship, sports as a tool for development and equality, leadership, global equity in a post pandemic world and African culture.
He is currently managing Vector Global*, a single family office centered primarily on two main pillars; a regional focus within West Africa and a global interest in Innovation, lifestyle and wellbeing.
He is co-founder and Chairman of Boardroom One, an innovative social platform that provides a more efficient and secure way for everyone to communicate, network and create authentic engagement around “Conversations that Matter”.
He is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Made in Africa (MIA)*, a technology-driven apparel trading company focused on sustainable manufacturing which develops high-growth early-stage brands that will become market leaders and manages export supply chains for global market leaders who are moving their manufacturing base to Africa. Among the early achievements of MIA is the creation of Uniform, an African brand that currently sells at Bloomingdales.
In 2002 Kojo co-founded Meridian Port Services (MPS) in partnership with Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority, Bolloré and Maersk (APM Terminals) to develop a modern container terminal in Tema, Ghana. Their world-class Container Terminal services contribute to Ghana’s trade facilitation, providing connectivity to new markets and trading routes. MPS has created thousands of jobs. The last financing round of MPS was $1.5 Billion USD led by the IFC.
Kojo sits on the Advisory Board of the Global Institute for Sports. He is a sports enthusiast on a mission to empower the largest youth population in the world.
Between 1999-2003 he served as the President of Vevey Sports FC in Switzerland before founding Africa 10 (A10); a social enterprise dedicated to developing African youth through sports and education. A10 has commenced operation by providing scholarships to young Africans in order to attend established sports education university programs in the UK.
Kojo has three beautiful children with his wife Shanthi and whilst travelling extensively, is primarily based in Ghana.
He holds degrees in Economics and Political Science, is fluent in both French and English and proficient in Yoruba.
Kojo is the son of the late Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and a proud champion of his father’s legacy.
“To live is to choose. But to choose well,
You must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.”
– Kofi Annan
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KOFI ANNAN AND THULI MADONSELA AT THE KOFI ANNAN LECTURE
2019 IN LONDON
One young world staged the Kofi Annan Lecture 2019 in London to honour Kofi Annan and his legacy.
KOJO ANNAN SPEECH @ 2019 IBRAHIM GOVERNANCE WEEKEND
Kojo Annan speech @ 2019 Ibrahim Governance Weekend in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire. @Copyright Mo Ibrahim Foundation
KOJO ANNAN INTERVIEW DURING AFRICA WEEK IN PERTH
Kojo Annan is being interviewed by Murdoch University Honorary Fellow Maximilian Jarrett during Africa week in Perth where Mr. Annan participates as a keynote speaker.