Management Team

Management Team

As alumni of the world’s leading business schools, we maintain relationships with key business leaders globally and are able to leverage same in attracting investment to the continent and managing these assets on behalf of investors.

Eric Appiah

Eric Appiah Managing Partner and Fund Manager Before joining BSA, Eric was an Executive Director and the co-head of IC Securities’ Capital markets team, coming from a rich background in Equity and debt structuring and financing. Prior to joining IC Securities, he was most recently the Senior Fixed Income Credit Research Analyst for Cairn Capital in London, UK. At Cairn, he was responsible for investment grade & high yield research and leverage finance loan assets. Mr. Appiah previously served as a Vice-President on the credit derivatives trading desk and in the fixed income research team at Bear Stearns. He began his career at Deutsche Bank in the Global Markets FX Margin Trading business and went on to work as a hedge fund research analyst at Fortune Asset Management in London.
Eric holds both a BSc. In Mathematics & Statistics and an MSc. in Corporate Risk & Security Management from the University of Southampton. He is registered as an Approved Person by the United Kingdom’s Financial Services Authority, is certified as a Financial Risk Manager by the Global Association of Risk Professionals. Eric has also attended continuing professional development courses, including one on the Technical & Financial Appraisal of Oil & Gas Projects at Imperial University, UK

Chris Adu Boahen

Chris Adu Boahen joins us with Management Consulting and Operations Management experience plus Strong Local Network and Work Experience
Prior to joining Black Star Advisors, Chris was Managing Partner of the Exodus Advisory Group, a Washington DC based financial advisory firm focused on identifying and packaging investment opportunities in Africa and the Caribbean for global investors. At Exodus Mr. Boahen developed comprehensive business plans and raised funding for a quarry, clothing company and software developer among others. Prior to that, Chris worked as a consultant in the Washington, D.C office of the Boston Consulting Group (“BCG”), focusing primarily on the Telecommunications industry. At BCG, Mr. Boahen conducted business strength and strategy analyses of a variety of telecommunication industry groups.
Chris has several years of business experience on the African continent. Mr. Boahen worked as a consultant in the South African office of McKinsey & Co., with a focus on the E-commerce space. Prior to joining McKinsey, Chris managed the manufacturing department of British American Tobacco (“BAT”) in Takoradi, Ghana.
Chris holds the Master of Business Administration degree, with honors, in Finance and Strategic Management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University Of Science & Technology -- Ghana. Chris has also completed BAT’s Global Challenge Initiative Training Program, a two-year structured on-the-job management-training program for nurturing managerial competence in-house, with a strong emphasis on cross-functional training.

Selorm Adukpo

Selorm is in charge of the Real Estate Department. He holds a Bsc. (Building Tech.) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, with 1st Class Honours where he was engaged as Teaching Assistant after graduation for a period of one year handling Theory of Structures and Structural design at the Undergraduate level. During his National Service, Selorm worked with Wilkado Construction Works in Kumasi as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor. He was involved in Quantity Surveying duties for Wilkado projects which included multi-storey Hostel Blocks, Museums and Lecture Halls among others.
Selorm later joined Penta Built Ltd, a Design and Build Construction Company based in Accra as their Quantity Surveyor. Projects successfully executed include a warehouse and factory building for Sintex Containers, and finishing sub-contract works at the new Russian Embassy among others. Selorm then proceeded to join Procurement and Project Management Consultancy Ltd (PPMC) where his responsibilities included the preparation of documents for the expression of interest for consultancy services, preparation of tender documents, certificate preparation, cost planning and others. He has successfully handled projects ranging from multi-million cedi hostels to complex industrial engineering structures.

Advisory Board

Ladi Balogun

Managing Director/CEO – First City Monument Bank (FCMB)

Ladi has extensive banking experience in commercial and investment banking in Europe, USA and Africa, working for organizations such as Morgan Grenfell (erstwhile investment bankers) and Citibank. He became the Managing Director of FCMB in 2005. He holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of East Anglia and an MBA from Harvard University.

Dominic Adu

Managing Director/CEO – Ghana Home Loans

Prior to founding Ghana Home Loans which has attracted over $33M of funds from 3 continents, Dominic was a Principal with Acts (formerly CDC Capital Partners) a UK based emerging markets private equity fund manager, with over $3bn of funds under management Dominic was responsible for investment in West Africa. While with Actis, Dominic served as CEO of Venture Fund Management Company, the Investment Manager (General Partner) of Ghana Venture Capital Fund and Enterprise Fund, both SME funds, with a combined investment value of US$ 10M. Dominic is an economics graduate from the University of Manchester (B A Econs) and University of London (MSc Econs) as well as a qualified chartered accountant (ACA England & Wales).