Executive Director - FONAA Institute
Kofi Amoabin is the Executive Director for FONAA Institute. Amoabin has worked with FONAA since 2005 and has held various leadership roles within FONAA Institute.
Amoabin comes to FONAA with the requisite experience from international consulting, corporate leadership, and entrepreneurial skills for realization of Nana Akufo-Addo’s vision to deliver a solution to the leadership crises that Africa faces.
As example, Amoabin talks about how Koreans in Diaspora returned to Korea and transformed the new country in the 1950s, just about the time Ghana was seeking independence from the British.
Amoabin has worked as an international consultant since 2008. His roles encompassed projects in the US, Germany, UK, Ghana, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Tanzania, and Uganda, before assuming his current role at FONAA Institute.These international projects give him different perspectives on comparative solutions to leadership challenges in Africa, which FONAA seeks to address.
FONAA addresses the leadership challenges Africa faces via projects, taking advantage of Amoabin’s experience across many cultures and generations.
Before starting his consulting career, Amoabin was CEO of Centennial Mortgage Company and CEO of Chicago Futures Investment Group, from 1996 to 2008, all in Chicago. In 2009, Amoabin published an article in Ghana’s Daily Graphic, stressing the need for Ghana to develop a commodities exchange. That same year in joined a team of World Bank consultants touring Ghana and explaining the essence of a commodities exchange.
From 1994 to 1996, Amoabin worked for ARGUS Gmbh in Mulheim an der Ruhr, Germany, as the director for market research, where he published several reports on the futures markets.
Amoabin is graduate of Brown University School of Engineering, and he holds a Master of Science in Finance from Lewis University and a Master of Arts in Communication from DePaul University.
Amoabin’s early corporate career was at Xerox, Polaroid, and AT&T Bell Labs.
Taking an idea and bringing it to live on the ground is what Kofi Amoabin has done for FONAA Institute.