Owass Endowment Fund


Kat. Richard K. Okine (C3)

Chair and Chief Executive Officer

Kat. Richard K Okine (C3), PhD, is Chair and Chief Executive Officer. He is retired (after 35 years at DuPont). He is a consultant to agricultural organizations and businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa. He previously served as President of DuPont Sub-Saharan Africa. His tenure at DuPont included senior leadership positions in technology and innovation, operations, and new business development. He has served on the Boards of Director of several DuPont subsidiaries and been a frequent speaker on food security and agricultural challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa on CNBC Africa and SABC TV. He holds PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.

Kat. Nana Simon Osei Agyemang Barwuah (V30)

Vice Chair and Chief Operating Officer

Kat. Nana Simon Osei Agyemang Barwuah (V30), Otumfuo Aboafuohene, is Vice Chair and Chief Operating Officer. He is a retired VP, Credit Strategy and Policy at First Interstate Bank. He holds MS from Columbia University, M.Engr from Virginia Tech, and MBA from CMU. His previous positions include Managing Director at CRiMan International (a credit risk management consulting firm); Director of Credit Risk Management at T-Mobile; First VP at JP Morgan Chase; Director of Portfolio Management at HSBC.

Kat. Charles Owusu Boamah (V20)

Chief Investment Officer

Kat. Charles Owusu Boamah (V20) is Chief Investment Officer. He has over 35 years’ experience and recently retired from the Africa Development Bank Group (AfDB) as Senior VP. At AfDB, he also served as VP, CFO, Ag. First VP & COO, with responsibilities in administration, finance & operations. Before AfDB, he worked for First Interstate Bancorp in CA and Coopers & Lybrand in Ghana and USA. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Africa50, Int. Governing Board of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences and the Transformation Leadership Panel. Charles holds an MBA in Finance from UCLA and a CPA in California.

Kat. Samuel Nana Forjuoh (W93)

Executive Secretary

Kat. Samuel Nana Forjuoh (W93), MD, MPH, DrPH, FGCP, is Executive Secretary. He is Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Public Health at the Texas A&M School of Public Health at College Station, TX. He is also the President and CEO of Trinity Healthcare in Kumasi, Ghana. A graduate of KNUST, Harvard, and Johns Hopkins, he was a Founding Fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians & Surgeons. He was also President of the Asante Kroye Kuo and the Ghanaian Catholic Community in Houston and currently serves as a Director of the Ghana-Houston Chamber of Commerce.

Kat. Samuel Frimpong (X78)

Chief Advancement Officer

Kat. Samuel Frimpong (X78), PhD, PEng is Chief Advancement Officer. He is Professor & Robert H. Quenon Endowed Chair and Director of the Heavy Machinery Research Lab at Univ. of MO in USA, and President of SAF Mining and Energy Consulting LLC. He is a Registered Prof. Engineer and a member of U.S. Board on Natural Resources, College of Reviewers for Canada Foundation for Innovation & Canada Research Chairs’ Program. He served previously on CDC-NIOSH Research Board, Japan’s Government Research Consortium on Global Warming and as President of AKATAKYIE USA. He holds PhD from University of Alberta.

Kat. Owusu Atuahene Kizito (X177)

Chief Compliance Officer

Kat. Owusu Atuahene Kizito (X177), DBA is Chief Compliance Officer. He is currently CEO of InvestiGroup Companies and CEO of Africa Development Fund ( www.africadevfund.com), regulated and professionally managed, whose objective is to seek long-term capital appreciation and produce attractive returns whilst being guided by the Ten Principles of the UN’s Global Compact and ESG criteria. He is a bestselling author, international deal-maker, investment banker and a University Professor. He holds Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from Univ. of Phoenix, USA.

Kat. Kofi Owusu-Boaitey (O55)

Chair, Council of Patrons

Kat. Kofi Owusu-Boaitey (O55) is Chair, Council of Patrons. He is a Hospitalist at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center in MD. He served previously as Director of the former House Physician Group at the same institution. He is a board certified general internal medicine physician in MD, USA. He obtained his medical education at University of Ghana Medical School after Opoku Ware School. He worked as a medical officer at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Ghana, before pursuing his internal medicine residency at the Good Samaritan Hospital, associated with Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in USA.