Promoting Health Equity Across The Globe
I had the pleasure of interviewing Kweku A. Awotwi during the 75th Anniversary Gala for National Medical Fellowhips Inc. Kweku Awotwi is Board Chairman of United Bank for Africa (Ghana) Ltd, the Multimedia Group Ltd in Ghana, and the non-profit sports for development organization, Playsoccer Ghana which he co-founded in 1999. He has been the past Board Chairman of Stanbic Bank (Ghana) Ltd (2012 – 2018), and Ghana’s Volta River Authority (“VRA”) (2017-2021), and served on the boards of several organizations in Africa.
Kweku started out his career as an electrical engineer designing integrated circuits for telephones and TVs. After his MBA, he spent his career in the metals, mining, and energy industry, mostly in Africa. Most recently, he has been the Executive Vice President of Tullow Oil plc (UK), the operator of Ghana’s Jubilee fields, producing the majority of the country’s oil and gas. Kweku has also been an entrepreneur and has co-founded a number of companies that are operating across Africa today. PlaySoccer Ghana and PlaySoccer International, of which he is a founding member, have used soccer to teach young boys and girls in at-risk communities good healthcare practice, leadership as well as soccer skills. Over the years, it has been sponsored by organizations ranging from Manchester City FC to FIFA. Kweku remains passionate about contributing and giving back to his communities, in Africa as well as in the United States.
He currently serves on the Global Advisory Council as a Board Member for National Medical Fellowships.
In this episode, we talked about:
- Who was instrumental in his career
- His role as Board Chairman for the United Bank for Africa (Ghana)
- How finance and healthcare intersect
- What inspired him to get involved with NMF
- The advice he would give others who want to get involved with organizations like NMF
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