Mr. Yaw Amoateng Afriyie is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC). As DCEO of GIPC, he assists with the Centre’s strategic direction and business development objectives, among other core mandates.
Mr. Amoateng Afriyie is a management and political risk professional, with considerable commercial, tactical, and strategic experience on issues impacting business and investment in sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining GIPC, he was the Managing Director of Elmina Advisory Ltd, a Ghana-focused government affairs consultancy that advises blue-chip companies and global consultancies on assessing opportunities and managing the impact of politics and policy, macroeconomics, and security in Ghana.
He has also worked as West Africa head at Africa Matters Ltd (AML), a London-based Africa-focused consultancy; a research analyst in the international office of the campaign headquarters of the Conservative Party UK; a researcher at Africa Practice, London; an external consultant at the global business advisory firm FTI Consulting; and a freelance contributor on anglophone West Africa at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
He holds a postgraduate diploma in Global Business from the Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford, a master’s degree (MA) in Conflict Resolution in divided societies from King’s College, University of London, and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Politics and International Relations from the University of Kent, Canterbury, also in the United Kingdom.
He is an enthusiastic amateur golfer who plays to a handicap of 12. He is equally passionate about the arts, including music of various genres, current affairs, and sports, including football and Formula 1 racing.