Tutu is the Managing Partner at Nubuke Investments, which he founded in 2007. The FSA registered asset management firm focuses solely on Africa. Previously, Tutu had a 21-year career with UBS Investment Bank holding a number of senior positions, most recently as the Head of European Emerging Markets and a member of the Investment Bank Board. He is also the co-Chair of the African Acquisition Committee at the Tate Modern Museum in London.
Kofi is an internationally renowned sculptor and artist and has been practising for over 20 years. His art focuses on genocide, and he has previously created a monument to the people who lost their lives. He is still travelling the world over 10 years after this famous piece was created. You can learn more about this work here. Kofi runs Arthaus, a global residency for practicing artists, and mentors creative people in Ghana. On the 15th October 2008, Kofi was the first African to receive the Rockefeller Foundation Creative Arts Fellowship.
Odile graduated from the University of Ghana in 1986 and worked in various positions with banking software group Misys, before managing the IT operations of Ghana International Bank in London. After setting up her own art gallery, Black Swan, in the English capital, Odile worked with several Ghanaian, Togolese and Nigerian artists, to promote their work. A founding member and director of Nubuke Foundation, Odile is passionate about providing alternative opportunities for children wanting to learn about Ghanaian culture. Odile says, "The Foundation is concerned by the erosion of our culture and I believe it's necessary to protect the very essence of what makes us Ghanaian - something which will always set us apart."
Ama de-Graft Aikins is a Social Psychologist and Academic based at the University of Ghana. Her interest in the arts includes the role of creative arts in community development and the psychology of creativity. She has co-curated an exhibition on mental health in Ghana (Nubuke Foundation, 2009) and has published articles on Ghanaian creative artists, creative arts and popular culture.
Daniel Thompson is a retired banker. He brings a wealth of experience gained within the inspection divisions of GCB, working within the head office, branches and in their London office. He recently retired as the Managing Director of Unibank.
Karel de Heer is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Africa Technology Partners Limited, a sub-regional Telecom and Network Security provider based in Accra. The company is presently engaged in bringing telephony service to the rural communities across Ghana. Karel was previously the Chief Executive Officer of K-Net Limited, a networking and telephony provider
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