Kojo Annan is a serial entrepreneur and investor, with an extensive global network and strong track record of growing new businesses across international markets. He is currently managing Vector Global, an investment holding company with interest in infrastructure, technology, sport, education and biotech.
He is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Made in Africa (MIA), a technology driven apparel trading company focused on sustainable manufacturing which develops highgrowth 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 which currently sells at Bloomingdales.
Kojo started his career in natural resources and infrastructure most notably by founding Meridian Port Services (MPS) in partnership with the Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority, Bolloré and Maersk (APM Terminals) to develop a modern container terminal in Tema, Ghana. Today it is arguably the most efficient and technologically advanced port in the sub Saharan region. As the most important public-private partnership in Ghana’s history, the new port of Tema will be able to accommodate next-generation ships (up to 18,000 TEUs) and handle the increasing flows of goods to and from Ghana and the hinterland. The new Port of Tema will significantly boost economic growth and trade revenues for local companies with an estimated US$ 1.1 billion rise in global value added to the Ghanaian economy and around 450,000 indirect jobs generated.
From a young age, Kojo has been very much involved in sports. In the period between 1999-2003 he served as the President of Vevey Sports FC in Switzerland and through his companies undertook the marketing campaign of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 1999 in Nigeria and the African Cup of Nations in 2000 (co-shared between Ghana and Nigeria) as well as became a marketing partner to the Ghana national football team from 2000 to 2003.
More recently in 2016, he founded 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 holds degrees in Economics and Political Science, is fluent in both French and English and proficient in Yoruba. He has three beautiful children with his wife Shanthi and he is primarily based in London.