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DR. MICHAEL K OBENG

Michael K. Obeng, MD, FACS is a Harvard trained, board-certified Beverly Hills plastic surgeon. Dr. Obeng was named among “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” by the Consumer’s Research Council of America in 2011 and 2014. He specializes in cosmetic surgery of the aging face, neck, breast, body, trunk, extremities and genitalia.

Dr. Obeng is among the rare, few surgeons in the world to successfully reattach a limb, remove ribs to streamline the waist and he is an expert in complex reconstructive surgery, hand, and micro-neurovascular surgery, hence, the nickname, “The Surgeon’s Surgeon” as dubbed by his colleagues.

MS. ROBERTA ANNAN

Roberta Annan is an award-winning businesswoman with several leadership awards such as ‘20 under 40 Influential Business Leaders in Ghana; the youngest African to be inducted into the African Leadership Hall of Fame and is part of the Young Leaders Circle for Milken Institute as well as a member of Young Presidents Organization(YPO).

Ms. Annan holds a Masters degree in Biotechnology, has lived and worked on four continents and is currently the Managing Partner of Roberta Annan Capital Partners (RACP), a sector agnostic specialized boutique investment company in Sub-Saharan Africa with a portfolio of assets in hospitality, agribusiness, sustainable luxury and mining. Alongside this company, Roberta founded RAC a subsidiary of RACP, which focuses on advisory and business development and also the co-founder and Managing Partner of Impact Fund For African Creatives (IFFAC) – a 100 million Euro fund that invests in creative businesses across Africa, in partnership with UN- ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative.

MR. KWAME BOAKYE DANQUAH

Kwame Boakye Danquah is a forensic psychologist with 11 years of experience in Insurance. As the CEO of KBD Insurance Group, he works in strategic management and Selling as an Agent and a Broker.

Kwame is Responsible for Ethical, and good customer service standard for which integrates all and sundry. Play a key leading role in the general administrative functions and supervised the day to day management of KBD Insurance Group, LLC.

Kwame has a passion for promoting Ghana’s Tourism Potential and has over four years’ experience working for the Diaspora Advocacy group. He owns an online radio station – Ghana Tourist Coach Radio, which is used as a platform for promoting Ghana’s resource in tourism. In addition, he has an M. A. Forensic Psychology from Argosy University, Arlington and B.S. in Criminology.

MR. KELVIN MENSAH

Starting with a little more than a love for travel, Kelvin “PJ Kev” Mensah has secured his standing as one of the youngest private jet brokers in the world. Servicing high-net-worth individuals from all walks of life (spanning across media & entertainment, the sports industry, and corporate America), the illustrious serial entrepreneur has been acknowledged as one of the travel industry’s rising stars. With an unparalleled presence in North America, the United Kingdom, and West Africa, Kelvin chartered 65+ private jets in 2018 and shows no sign of taking his foot off the gas on his road to success.

While Kelvin has built a name for himself by providing his clientele with exceptional service, he has also thrown his hat in the technology space as a Partner and VP of Charter Sales at VOMOS (the world’s first all-in-one on-demand mobile app for luxury travel experiences), where he has frequently provided exclusive white glove travel experiences for the likes of DJ Khaled, Neymar Jr., and French Montana to name a few. Upon starting his career in private aviation, he has embarked on a philanthropic journey to start a mentorship foundation which will provide children with the tools and resources they need to excel academically. By giving others an opportunity to follow in his footsteps, he is creating an unparalleled fellowship that could go on for generations.

MR. KOFI ANKU

Kofi Anku is a shareholder and board member of Ayi Mensah Park, a vibrant, 200-unit townhouse community. As Executive Director of Volta Ghana Investment Company, he has overseen land development in Pokuase, Aburi, and Batsonaa for more than a decade. In 2015 with EU based partners, Kofi pioneered Ghana’s largest commercial-scale tomato greenhouse.

Kofi serves on the Board of Advisors for the Right to Dream Football Academy and on the Board of Directors of the Ghana Wildlife Society. He graduated from Columbia University in 2001. Kofi lives in Accra with his wife, Maame and their three sons.

MS. LILIAN N. BLANKSON

Lilian N. Blankson holds a BA in English, an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in Literature. Previously an adjunct professor of English, Literature and African studies, she is also an accomplished writer who has written for publications such as Vibe, Essence, Newsweek and Canoe magazines. Her first book, Rain Love Poetry & Portraits has been sold throughout the US, the UK, Ghana, and Nigeria.

Lilian has had an illustrious 20-year career in the fields of Entertainment & Television. Starting at BET Networks (A Viacom Media Networks Company) in the Sports, Specials & Primetime Division. As the Senior Manager and Logistical Producer of BET Specials, she single-handedly oversaw the balloting process for the BET Awards, Hip-Hop Awards and the Comedy Awards in addition to producing all the logistics behind all of the network’s mega-specials and was later selected to assist in the launch and operation of BET Networks’ International channel in the UK, Ireland, Africa, France, Japan and the Middle East.

Ms. Blankson is President & CEO of LNB Entertainment which she intends to utilize to direct, write, and produce music, film, fashion, and programming that explores entertainment and music from the African perspective.

KWADWO BOACHIE-ADJEI

Kwadwo Boachie-Adjei is the Founder and CEO of Regen Health Solutions (RHS), a Clinical Research Organization/Management and Consulting firm based in New York City. With over 18 years in research and development both in the public and private sectors, he has held positions as lead Research Coordinator and Research Director for prominent institutions such as Beth Israel/Mount Sinai Hospital, and The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). As a social entrepreneur, he founded Koumbi Group Holdings; a Ghana and US-based entity which conducts and promotes business in Africa primarily focused on agriculture, renewable energy, and water.

As a social entrepreneur, he founded Koumbi Group Holdings; a Ghana and US-based entity which conducts and promotes business in Africa primarily focused on agriculture, renewable energy, and water.

Mr. Boachie-Adjei is also the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors with the Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine (FOCOS), which is a non-profit with the mission to improve the quality of life of patients in need throughout Africa and other parts of the world by providing optimum orthopedic care.

Mr. Boachie-Adjei completed his graduate program with a focus in Epidemiology and International Health from The Harvard School of Public Health and also holds a BS in Biology from Syracuse University where he minored in Economics.