Speaker's Profile

Emmanuel Alex Asiedu

IIGh Board Chair and Head, Africa Region Investments, Standard Bank

Emmanuel Alex Asiedu

IIGh Board Chair and Head, Africa Region Investments, Standard Bank
Emmanuel Alex Asiedu is the Managing Director of STANLIB Ghana Limited. Prior to this, he held lead responsibility for Ecobank’s investment management portfolio where his team managed retail and institutional portfolios.  Alex holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Ghana, Legon and a Master’s degree in Economics from Queen’s University in Canada. He is a Private Investors for Africa (PIA) fellow, a Yale World fellow and a member of the CFA Institute, the global organization at the leading edge of investment management practice.      He is currently the president of the Ghana Securities Industry Association, the umbrella body for capital market operators in Ghana and President of the CFA Society, Ghana. He also chairs the national advisory board of Impact Investment Ghana.  Alex is passionate about bringing about change in Africa and is involved in a number of social impact programmes and activities that aim at creating positive health and educational outcomes. He has lectured as an adjunct at Ashesi University, a leading Ghanaian university and works with the Share Foundation, a local not-for-profit that supports the educational needs of Ghanaian children.  He is a Trustee of the Gaede Foundation supporting local communities with educational and health grants and providing start-up funding for micro-businesses.  He also serves on international advisory board of the West African Centre for Cell Biology and Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) and is a member of the management committee of the School of Social Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon.