APQ Global Limited
(“APQ Global” or the “Company”)
APQ Global, a company incorporated in Guernsey (company registration number 62008) which is listed on The International Stock Exchange and admitted to trading on AIM, has the following announcement to make regarding Delphos International, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.
Delphos International appoints Mr. Kofi Appenteng, as Chair for Africa
9 July 2020, Washington, DC – Delphos International Ltd., a specialist in raising debt and equity from development finance institutions (DFIs), export credit agencies (ECAs) and other government entities focused on emerging markets, is pleased to appoint Mr. Kofi Appenteng as Chair for Africa.
Kofi Appenteng is the President of the Africa-America Institute (AAI), which was founded in 1953 with a mission of promoting enlightened engagement between Africa and America through education, training and dialogue. With more than 15,000 African alumni from more than 50 African countries, AAI has tremendous reach and is a trusted brand. Appenteng has 30 years of domestic and international experience as a corporate lawyer, investment banker and board director. He previously served as senior counsel at Dentons, a global law firm, and is a senior advisor to The Rock Creek Group, a global investment and advisory firm.
Throughout his career, Appenteng has been active with numerous civil society organizations. He is currently a member of the board at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and previously served as board chair of the Ford Foundation. Additionally, Appenteng serves on the board of the International Center for Transitional Justice and on the International Advisory Board of IE University. In recognition of his work in business and philanthropy, he was named a “Great American Immigrant” by the Carnegie Corporation in 2013.
Born in Ghana, West Africa, Appenteng began his education in England where he completed his primary and secondary education and then came to the United States to attend college at Wesleyan University. At Wesleyan, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree; was awarded the Butterfield Prize for character, leadership and intellectual commitment; and captained the soccer and athletic teams while earning recognition as a member of the All-American soccer team. He earned a Juris Doctor from Columbia University where he was an international fellow. Appenteng then began his career as a corporate lawyer and, in 1994, became the first Black African to become a partner at a major New York City law firm.
Linda Habgood, CEO of Delphos International added: “We are delighted that Kofi has accepted the position of Chairman for Africa on our recently formed Advisory Board. Delphos has a thirty-three year history of executing benchmark transactions for its sector-diverse client base, and we look forward to intensifying our engagement in Africa under Kofi’s guidance and leadership. Kofi brings extensive experience in emerging markets, guiding civil society organizations to lofty goals as an engaged and pro-active board member and Chair to NGOs and as a trusted advisor to governments on 3 continents.”
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About Delphos International, LTD
Established in 1987, Delphos International Limited operates globally from offices in Washington, DC, New York, Hong Kong, and Miami.
Delphos specializes in raising debt and equity from development finance institutions (DFIs), export credit agencies (ECAs) and other government entities to support its clients’ investments in emerging markets. To date, Delphos International has successfully arranged over USD 11 billion in equity, debt, guarantees, insurance, and grants for over 1,000 companies. The firm is currently growing with 13 full-time professionals, including CFA Institute charter holders and FINRA licensees.
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