Togbe Afede

Togbe Afede, Chairman, World Trade Center Accra

Togbe Afede XIV is an investment banker with more than 20 years’ experience. He is the Executive Chairman of World Trade Centre Accra and founder of the SAS Finance Group Ltd, comprising of Strategic African Securities Ltd, a stock brokerage and corporate finance advisory firm, and SAS Investment Management Ltd, an asset management firm.
Togbe also founded Strategic Initiatives Ltd (SIL), a portfolio and private equity investment firm, and is the co-founder of Databank Financial Services, Sunon Asogli Power Ghana Ltd, Africa World Airlines Ltd, Cloud Ghana Ltd and Lighting & Construction Africa Co., Ltd.
As a member of the Government of Ghana Transition Team , Togbe led a three-man interim Ministry of Finance management team which prepared the draft national budget for 2009.
Togbe served on the board of the Central Bank of Ghana from 2003 to 2013 and was a member of the President’s Economic Advisory Council from 2009 to 2012.
Togbe’s other current directorships include:
• Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club Ltd (Chairman), Ghana’s premier football club
• Africa Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership, a partnership of African development organizations
• Africa World Airlines Ltd (Co-chairman), a domestic and regional carrier
• Aluworks Ghana Ltd, an aluminium rolling mill listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE)
• Ensign College of Public Health, a private university training public health practitioners
• National Investment Bank Ltd (Chairman), a majority state-owned, publicly traded universal bank
• Sunon Asogli Power (Ghana) Ltd, an independent power generating company
Among Togbe’s many awards and recognitions are the following:

• Top 100 Ghana Most Influential People (Ranked 17th), May 2015
• Induction into Ghana Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame, April 2015
• Special Entrepreneurial Achievement, 2012 3rd Ghana Entrepreneur Awards, 2012
• Golden Image Award 2011, Liberia Recognition For Peace Development Initiatives
• Best Entrepreneur, Energy Sector 2010, 2011 World Entrepreneurial Day Awards
• Chieftaincy Leadership, 2010 Millennium Excellence Awards, Ghana
• Order of the Volta, 2008 National Republic Day Awards
• Planters of Seed Award, 2006 Ghana Top 100 Businesses Awards Ceremony
• Personality of the Year, 2005 Millennium Excellence Awards, Ghana
Togbe Afede XIV is also a traditional ruler. He is the Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State in Ghana. He is also the President of the Volta Region House of Chiefs and a member of the Standing Committee of Ghana National House of Chiefs.
Togbe received his MBA from Yale University in 1989.

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