About Innohub

Our Company

Innohub is a Business Accelerator, Management Consulting, and Impact Investment platform, which supports Small and Growing Businesses to become sustainable, scalable and investment ready, and match them to the capital needed for growth.

In line with our desire to bridge the early and missing middle funding gap for SGBs, Innohub is the sponsor of finance vehicles like Wangara Green Venture Capital Limited and the Angel Investors Network.

We are a team of highly motivated professionals ready to go to great lengths to grow your business with you, whatever your needs are!

Our expertise in Business Development spans through our entire suite of services offered in the areas of Growth consulting, Business Acceleration, Enterprise Support Programs and Grant Management, Capital Raise support, Market Entry Support, Market Research, and Managed services, for individuals, SGBs and large organizations ready to invest or implement developmental projects in Ghana and the Sub region.

We maximize our innovative and dynamic abilities to initiate and manage design thinking programs and projects for the development of the SGB ecosystem.

Our Vision

To be Africa’s world-class innovative business growth catalyst, and impact investment platform.

Our Mission

  • To provide innovative business support services and programs for SGBs to achieve growth and impact.
  • To provide quality deal flow for investors

Our Brand Promise

  • To Businesses – Commitment to business growth.
  • To Investors – Commitment to high quality pipeline.
  • To Sponsors & Program Partners – Commitment to excellence and value.

Our Values

Innovation

Nerve

Accountability

Can-do spirit

Excellence

Meet Our Team

Chief Executive Officer

Nelson Amo

Nelson Amo has experience in business development, grant management, business model innovation, growth planning and project management in the profit and non-profit sectors.

Nelson Amo has experience in business development, grant management, business model innovation, growth planning and project management in the profit and non-profit sectors. He is an alumnus of the Oxford Social Finance Program from the Oxford University Said Business School. He has an MSc. in Development Studies from LSE, with a special interest in Business Model Innovation at the bottom of the Pyramid. He also has a certificate in “Unlocking Finance for Emerging Markets and Developing Economies”, a World Bank course, as well as a certificate in “Startup Accelerators in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem” from the Golda Meir MASHAV Carmel International Training Centre, Israel.

He is the Grant Manager for mLab Ghana, a US$1.2million project under Ghana’s Ministry of Communication with funding from the World Bank, with the objective of promoting the development of digital start-ups, supporting them to develop their prototype and launching on the market. He is also the Grant Manager for the World Bank sponsored Ghana Climate Venture Facility with a budget of $3.2m. He previously designed and/or led on enterprise support programs like the Innohub Accelerator Program, Solidaridad West Africa’s Accelerator for Responsible Gold, fLab Incubator for females in tech, the British Council’s ReadyToWork incubator program for 25 small and growing businesses, and many others. He was part of a consortium that executed the World Bank sponsored Cross Border Climate Technology Diffusion program in Ghana.

Nelson has also led consulting projects across several industries including m-health, renewable energy, agribusiness, green housing, etc. Nelson is a Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance Fellow and a Coach of the Africa Entrepreneurship Awards, hosted by the BMCE Bank of Africa in Morocco annually. He holds a Train-the-Trainer certificate from Coventry University’s Africa Institute for Transformational Entrepreneurship. He has great love for coaching and supporting entrepreneurs.

Chief Operating Officer

Thomas Wiredu

Thomas Wiredu is an investment professional with experience in new business development, portfolio management, and growth consulting. He has vast experience in financial modelling and new business development.

Thomas Wiredu is an investment professional with experience in new business development, portfolio management, and growth consulting. He has vast experience in financial modelling and new business development. Over the years, he has overseen business incubator/accelerator programs, and worked with numerous companies in FMCG, renewable energy, and investment banking - notably Vakmet Capital and Nestle Central & West Africa Regional office. He has worked on consulting and market research projects for Oil Palm Processing, Healthcare provider, Renewable and Alternative energy solutions, and safe water production, among others. He was Investment Manager on the Innohub Accelerator Program, and is currently the manager for Proof-of-Concept grants for Ghana Tech Lab. He holds a BSc. in Economics from University of Ghana and holds the professional Broker/Dealer certificate from the Ghana Stock Exchange.
Finance Business Partner

Emmanuel Galley Baiden

Emmanuel Galley Baiden is a Finance Consultant with more than a decade demonstrable expertise in financial leadership, business development & transformation, BI analysis, strategy development and execution, capacity building and project management.

Emmanuel Galley Baiden is a Finance Consultant with more than a decade demonstrable expertise in financial leadership, business development & transformation, BI analysis, strategy development and execution, capacity building and project management: working closely with start-ups and well-developed organisations spanning across NGOs, Financial Services, FinTech, ProTech, Investment Banking, Agribusiness, Real Estate, Oil & Gas and Management Consultancy. Prior to joining Innohub, Emmanuel worked with; WestOne Microfinance Ltd, Mcottley Holdings, Hydrocol Energy, Enterprise Life Insurance and Alsug Consult.

He brings to the team a wealth of experience in delivering financial advisory to Innohub as well as support for grant financial management and reporting requirements for donor sponsored projects from partners like the World Bank, British Council, GIZ, French Development Agency, etc. He is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG) and holds a Master of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS). He is also an Enterprise Risk Management Specialist from the ERM Africa. Emmanuel is passionate about bringing numbers to life and turning data into actionable insights.

Admin Principal

Esther Osei

Esther Osei is a Finance and Admin professional. She had previously worked with COCOBOD in Ghana and the Citizens Advice Bureau in the UK.

Esther Osei is a Finance and Admin professional. She had previously worked with COCOBOD in Ghana and the Citizens Advice Bureau in the UK. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Management and Information Systems from Ashesi University College and an MSc. in Management from the University of Surrey. Esther also studied Accounting at the London School of Business and Finance. She manages the AFD for Inclusive Business Accelerator Program (AFIDBA), with funding from the French Development Agency.
Business Growth and Sales Lead

Edith Ashie-Nikoi

Edith Ashie-Nikoi is a banking, finance, and marketing professional with over 10 years’ experience. Her career has spanned across retail banking, operations, credit, research & product development, risk management and marketing.

Edith Ashie-Nikoi is a banking, finance, and marketing professional with over 10 years’ experience. Her career has spanned across retail banking, operations, credit, research & product development, risk management and marketing. She worked with Unibank Ghana Ltd, now Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG). Edith worked with a team that developed and reviewed many banking and financial products tailored to meet the needs of SMEs and individuals. She has an MBA in marketing from GIMPA and a BSc. in Banking and Finance. She is an Associate of the Institute of Risk Management Professionals Ghana (IRMPG) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers Ghana (CIB).
Communications & Digital Channels Lead

Deborah Judah-Mensah

Deborah Judah-Mensah has 7+ years’ relevant experience in Business administration & office management, communications, HR, customer service, ESG safeguards & impact, events & project management.

Deborah Judah-Mensah has 7+ years’ relevant experience in Business administration & office management, communications, HR, customer service, ESG safeguards & impact, events & project management. Prior to joining Innohub, Derby worked at Wangara Green Ventures as the Admin and ESG Safeguards Officer, screening prospective investee companies for ESG risks in compliance with the World Bank’s Safeguards Policies. She Previously worked with Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the African Bagg Group as an Administrative & Projects Officer, providing Market Entry Support to Clients.

Derby is also the Founder of Mercy Gives, an SDG-focused non-profit and spearheads the IWoman Hub and IGirl Training Projects. She holds a B.A. Degree from the University of Ghana, a Diploma in French from Université de Provence, Aix-Marseille I, and a Professional Certificate in Public Relations, Advertising, and Marketing from GIJ. She is also a YALI Alumna at the West Africa RLC, GIMPA, and has attended the ANDE SGB Investing Orientation Training Program at the Aspen Institute, Washington, D.C. She is very passionate about entrepreneurship, capacity building, as well as leveraging on technology, innovation, and creative ideas to drive social change.

Snr. Portfolio Analyst

Letitia Varney

Letitia Varney is a finance professional with experience in corporate finance, company valuation, analysis of financial statements, business planning and financial modelling.

Letitia Varney is a finance professional with experience in corporate finance, company valuation, analysis of financial statements, business planning and financial modelling. She worked for Wildon and Kwelny Advisors as a financial analyst for three years where she worked with Ghanaian SMEs across various sectors. Prior to that she was an accountant at Merck Sharp & Dohme Idea Inc. Rep office in Lebanon. In addition to her daily responsibilities, she played a supporting role consolidating and reconciling accounts during its merger with Shering Plough. She holds a BBA in Banking and Finance and MBA in Finance and Economics from Notre Dame University, Lebanon. Letitia believes that consistent efforts no matter how small, pave the way to success.
Portfolio Analyst

James Peprah-Yeboah

James Peprah-Yeboah has 10+ years’ experience in Investment Banking, Corporate Finance and Private Equity.

James Peprah-Yeboah has 10+ years’ experience in Investment Banking, Corporate Finance and Private Equity. Prior to joining Innohub he oversaw Finance and Investment Analysis at Quick Angels Ltd where he was directly responsible for the management and monitoring of over 20 investee companies cumulatively worth over USD ($)11M. He also worked as Senior Investment Analyst at JCS Investment Limited where he monitored and reported on equity and debt investments made from GWAMDC and the uMunthu Fund’s allocation to Ghana and consulted on several projects including USAID-FinGAP and UNESCO’s profiling of Rural Banks for Stock Market Listing and business modelling of the Bongo Water Defluoridation Project.

He also worked as Senior Capital Market Analyst at FirstBanC Financial Services Ltd, Ashanti Regional Manager at Brooks Asset Management Ltd and in the capacities of Accountant, Head of Corporate Finance and Advisory and Head of Asset Management at NGIS Limited (Anidaso Mutual Fund).

He has MSc. Economics, and BSc. Business Administration (Accounting Option) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and he is currently pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Law at the University of Professional Studies. He has also undertaken the Securities Industry Professional Courses at the Ghana Stock Exchange and is currently a member of the Institute of Chartered Economists, Ghana and the Institute of Financial and Investment Analyst, Ghana. James is presently a final level candidate at the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana and the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Ghana.

Programs Lead

Nanette Baimbill-Johnson

Nanette has over five years of successful experience in business development, coaching and research management.

Nanette has over five years of successful experience in business development, coaching and research management, mainly in the private sector where she specialized in business problem diagnosis and solution, capacity building and training as well as research for company and policy formation.
She is a $50,000 seed fund winner from the Kosmos Innovation Center Challenge program where she co-founded CompleteFarmer Ltd, a YFP fellow from MBC-Africa and a former Research analyst for AgInnovate where she handled company research and policy formation for business development.
Currently, she holds an MPhil in Agricultural Administration and a BSc in Agricultural Science from the University of Ghana.
Programs & Procurement Lead

King David Amo

King David Amo is a Supply Chain and Procurement Management Professional with expertise in Logistics, Procurement, and HR consulting.

King David Amo is a Supply Chain and Procurement Management Professional with expertise in Logistics, Procurement, and HR consulting. He worked previously with SGS Ghana and H.A. Solutions, and co-founded Internships Ghana. He has been trained on World Bank Procurement Standards and Results-Based Procurement Planning and is the procurement lead for a US$3.2million component of a $10million SME fund in Ghana, sponsored by Innohub through a World Bank grant.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and an HND in Purchasing and Supply from Kumasi Polytechnic. He is most excited about startups and their journey to growth especially in establishing the right customer relationships and efficient distribution channels.

Monitoring & Evaluation Lead

Doris Awortwi – Tandoh

Doris Awortwi – Tandoh brings on board 5 years of experience in business administration and program management.

Doris Awortwi – Tandoh brings on board 5 years of experience in business administration and program management. She previously worked with Vokacom Limited and Millennium Excellence Foundation as Personal Assistant to the CEO and doubled as a Programs manager at Millennium. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Management with Computing from Regent University of Science and Technology affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, a certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), and a certificate of achievement in Business and Impact planning for Social enterprises from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MITx). Doris is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs to create impact.
Snr. Finance Associate

Rachael Effah-Frempah

Rachael Effah-Frempah is a finance professional with experience in managing payables, receivables, as well as financial reporting and reconciliations.

Rachael Effah-Frempah is a finance professional with experience in managing payables, receivables, as well as financial reporting and reconciliations. Prior to joining Innohub, she worked with the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GHIPSS) as an Assistant Finance Officer where she was responsible for customer accounts and statutory payments. She holds a BSc. in Banking and Finance from the University of Ghana Business School. She is currently a student accountant with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Racheal is passionate about value creation and impact.

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