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Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) Appoints Nana Dufie Addo As New Chief Operating Officer


The Board and Management of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has announced the appointment of Nana Dufie Addo as it’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO).


According to GIPC, Nana Dufie Addo will be replacing Mr. Carl Nelson who served a six year term as COO of the Centre.


ThinkNews Online has gathered that Nana Dufie Addo was the Chief Financial Officer of mPharma Data Inc, a venture-backed US healthcare technology company which operates in emerging markets.


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She was responsible for raising more than $60 million in equity and debt funding across US; and Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) regions. 


Prior to joining mPharma, she worked as an Investment Officer at the Washington State Investment Board ($100+ billion AUM), where she developed investment theses and engaged with investment managers and strategic partners to assess and allocate investments across Private Equity, Real Estate, Public Equity, Tangible Assets and Fixed Income asset classes.


With an impressive track record, Nana Dufie Addo spent 3 years consulting in the telecom, oil & gas and mining industries with key clients including AngloGold Ashanti and Vodacom Congo. 


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She began her career in Investment banking and project finance at Lehman Brothers (formerly Barclays) and IFC where she covered Real Estate, Retail, Agribusiness, Oil & Gas and Healthcare sectors.


Ms. Dufie, co-founded the Stanford University Africa Entrepreneurship Network, a platform which uses the design thinking framework to help companies in Africa and other frontier markets overcome financial, operational, and marketing bottlenecks.


She has participated on various advisory boards including Vodacom Congo and Golden Palm Investments and is currently a board member of the Ghana Minerals Income Investment Fund (MIIF) and Stratcomm Africa.


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She has an MSc. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University and a BA in Chemistry and Math from Mount Holyoke College, and was designated a 'Next Generation Leader' by the African Leadership Network.


Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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