Adjoa Adjei-Twum is a recognised thought leader on key issues related to doing business and investing in the African continent. She is the Founder & CEO of the Africa-focused advisory firm Emerging Business Intelligence and Innovation (EBII) Group headquartered in the UK. EBII was born out of the Oxford University Innovation incubator programme, with a mission to make Africa a magnet for global investments by helping financial institutions strengthen their regulatory compliance programmes. Adjoa has appeared on leading global media outlets, including CNN, BBC’s World Newsday, BBC Africa News, BBC World Business TV and World Service Radio, as well as Sky News, CNBC Asia, Citi TV, Metro TV, Joy TV, Trust TV in Nigeria and GHI TV in Ghana. She has also written thought leadership pieces for Oxford Answers, the University of Oxford and Op-Ed for CNN.
Adjoa pursued a successful career in banking, holding several leadership roles, such as global head of training and communications for the chief controls office at Barclays Bank, before starting a finance masters programme at the University of Oxford in 2018. At Oxford, she was elected student president of her class and launched the EBII Group.
Through her roles working at global banks and financial organisations, including KPMG, CITI, Barclays, and HSBC, Adjoa investigated high-profile corruption cases, including the Panama Papers investigation on behalf of Barclays.
Adjoa hosted the President of the Republic of Ghana, Sierra Leone’s President, US Congresswoman Rep Ilhan Omar, AfCFTA Secretary General and other high-level political and business leaders at the EBII Annual Africa Investment Risk and Compliance Summits in London in 2021 and 2022.
In 2020, Adjoa was recognised by Oxford University’s Enterprising Oxford in their ‘Wonder Woman” series, which highlights inspiring female leaders.
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