Meet our Founder

Adjoa Adjei-Twum

Founder & CEO

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.


Board Member

Jeremy Tabiri

Board Member
Jeremy has decades of experience in the African Financial Markets. Currently holding the position of Head of Frontier Markets at Societe Generale CIB based in London, where he works[…]

Wambui Waithaka

Director, Risk Management (Banking & Insurance Sector)
Wambui is a Risk Management and Financial Controls expert with over 14 years of experience in the Banking and Insurance industry in East and Southern Africa. She is a[…]
Business Development

Lynn Allotey Gadzekpo

Business Development Manager
Advisory Council

Hon. Minister Seedy Keita

Advisor - Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, The Gambia
Minister for Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment, The Gambia[…]
Advisory Council

Mr Hisham Ezz Al-Arab

Advisor - Board Chairman at CIB
Founder and visionary of HE Advisory, and the former chairman of Commercial International Bank (CIB) Egypt  With 40+ years of experience across the Middle East, Africa and Europe, building his[…]
Advisory Council

Anthony Akindele Ogunranti

Advisor - Executive Director at Zenith Bank Plc
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Bank Ghana. He comes with a broad-based wealth of experience spanning over two decades across the following areas: Corporate Banking, Commercial and Retail[…]
Advisory Council

Sebastian Ashong-Katai

Advisor - Group Head, Financial Institutions & International Organisations at Ecobank Transnational Incorporated
Over 20 years’ experience mostly in Africa, covering West, Eastern, Central and Southern Africa in both risk and business development in the Corporate and Investment Banking space. Strong business[…]

Chiyo Robertson

Director of Communications
Experienced business news editor and broadcast journalist with 22 years’ experience at BBC delivering trusted news to global TV, radio and digital audiences. A communications professional with excellent editorial[…]

Esther Anato-Dumelo

General Counsel
Esther Anato-Dumelo is a recognised articulate and highly skilled barrister with over 20 years of diverse experience in providing legal representation and consultancy for different national and international partners[…]

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