South Africa Board Member
Kojo Parris is an accomplished finance and business development professional, with robust academic credentials and a strong record of innovation and problem solving. With European, African, North American and Pacific Rim business development, deal execution and management experience, and an active involvement in the development space.
Business expertise & skills includes: Enterprise leadership Management & business consulting, Project planning and development, Accounting and financial management, Working with commercial, Development Finance and International Finance Institutions, Developing and negotiating complex arrangements with sovereign entities, including States Corporate finance Business development Strategy development and deployment. Kojo also has an MA in Manufacturing Engineering from Cambridge, is a Chartered Management Accountant and has completed stage 2 of the CFAs.
Kojo is the founder of the African Social Entrepreneurs Network & Social Private Equity South Africa. Director of a number of social enterprises, including Khulisa, Operation Hope, Open Africa, and Member of the organizing committee, the Nelson Mandela Foundation “Promise of Leadership” conference. Chairman, Homeless Talk; a newspaper for indigent persons in Johannesburg, and mentors young adults through entities such as YALDA.