Board and Executive Members

Mr. Jacob Kwame Kholi

Mr Jacob Kwame Kholi is the Chief Executive and Investment Officer of Growth Investment Partners Ghana LTD, British International Investment Plc’s (the UK Government Development Finance Institution) permanent capital financing company focused on providing long term capital to Ghanaian medium to mid-cap businesses.

Prior to this role, Mr Kholi was the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of T5 Ghana Advisers Limited, a Securities and Exchange Commission licensed investment adviser providing advisory services to private equity fund managers. Before T5 Ghana Advisers LTD, between 2012 and 2017, Jacob was a Partner, the Chief Investment Officer and eventually the Regional Head, Sub-Saharan Africa with the Abraaj Group, then the leading investor in Global Growth Markets across Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Asia and Turkey with USD13 billion of assets under management.

Mr Kholi previously worked with Aureos Capital (which was part of the British International Investment Plc (previously CDC Group Plc) between 1995 and 2012 variously as Investment Executive, Partner, and Managing Partner) until the acquisition of Aureos Capital by Abraaj Capital to form the Abraaj Group in 2012. Prior to Aureos Capital, Mr Kholi worked with the Shell Group as Financial and Management Accountant and KPMG in Ghana.

Mr Kholi is a seasoned private equity investment professional with over 27 years’ experience of having invested directly and indirectly over USD1.1 billion in various countries in West, East and Southern Africa across different sectors and business types/sizes. He has a unique and expansive network of relationships and understanding of business risks across sectors, growth cycles, macro trends as well as experience in adding value to the growth of businesses.

Mr Kholi is currently the Board Chairman of T5 Ghana Advisors Limited and Quality Insurance Company Limited and a Board member of Mainstream Reinsurance Limited. He has held membership and chairmanship positions on the Audit Committee, Risk Committee, Finance & Credit Committee, and Investment Committee of Banks and other institutions including Republic Bank Ghana Limited (formerly HFC Bank Ghana Limited), Ghana Home Loans, GHL Bank, the Teachers Fund (private voluntary solidarity fund of GNAT), TF Financial Services Limited, and Aureos West Africa Managers (Manager, Aureos West Africa Fund).

He holds an M.Sc. in Finance and Financial Law from the University of London, an Executive Master of Business Administration (International Business) from the Graduate School of Management, Paris, and a B.Sc. (Administration) Accounting from University of Ghana Business School, Legon, Ghana. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana and resides in Ghana.

He was appointed to the Board of Access Bank (Ghana) Plc on 16th August 2022 and is the Independent Non-executive Director responsible for relations with minority shareholders of Access Bank (Ghana) Plc.