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Event Details

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Ghana: 5/3 Luncheon Discussion with H.E. Boakye Kyeremateng Agyarko, (NEW) Minister of Energy, The Republic of Ghana and the Hon. Robert P. Jackson, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana in Houston, TX

Event Information

Date & time

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
12:00 pm ‑ 2:00 pm

Location

Houston

Contact

Heather Burns at (212) 490-4060 or h-burns@bciu.org

Roundtable Luncheon in Houston on Wednesday, May 3rd with His Excellency Boakye Kyeremateng Agyarko, (new) Minister of Energy, The Republic of Ghana, and with the Honorable Robert P. Jackson, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana. Open to BCIU members and select non-member executives.

 

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Boakye Kyeremateng Agyarko currently serves as Minister of Energy for the Government of the Republic of Ghana.

Prior to his current position, Minister Agyarko was Policy Advisor to the Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party in the 2016 Elections and National Campaign Manager for the New Patriotic Party in the 2012 Elections. He was also Consultant to Capital Economics and Investments, a start-up economic analysis and investments group in Accra, Ghana.

Minister Agyarko previously served as Vice President at the Bank of New York. During his twenty-year tenure, he held various positions of increasing authority in departments such as Operations Management and Analysis, Product Development, Global Network Managements, International Banking and Asset Management, and the Year 200 (Y2K) Management Group. Minister Agyarko’s responsibilities in these various departments and positions included international trade finance, loan syndications, asset securitization and structured finance. He also served as principal negotiator on many transactions such as the establishment of the Bank of New York in Mexico, and the acquisition of various books of business for the Bank of New York.

Minister Agyarko began his career as a junior economist with the Management and Investments Consultants in Accra where his responsibilities included conducting economic and financial feasibility studies of capital investment projects for various clients, and analyzing the macroeconomic performance of Ghana’s economy. He was also responsible for developing trade finance proposals for clients in support of their credit request from various sources of funds. Minister Agyarko is a Member of the American Economic Association and an Associate Member of the American Institute of Bankers.

Minister Agyarko holds Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon, and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Banking from the American Institute of Banking. He also holds a Master of Business Administration in Financial Economics from Pace University in New York.