Roberta Annan is a highly-regarded impact investor, the founder of Africa’s first long-term fund for the creative sector and a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme.
Roberta has worldwide reputation for developing investment opportunities for African entrepreneurs in the creative industries. Born in Ghana in 1982, she graduated in Biochemistry and Biotechnology in which she also holds a Master’s Degree.
She studied on the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School.
She joined the UN Environment Programme for which she is still a Goodwill Ambassador learning the essential skills to become the impact investor, philanthropist and activist for women and young people she is today.
In 2012, she founded Roberta Annan Consulting (now Annan Capital Partners), bridging the gap between investors and impact investment opportunities across Africa.
In 2011, she founded Africa Fashion Foundation which supports the creative industries, empowers women and the young and brings Africa’s rich culture to the world. The work is also facilitated by IFFAC – The Impact Fund for African Creatives – of which she is co-founder – a multi-million euro investment vehicle supporting Africa’s creative and lifestyle industries.
2022 will see publication of the book, Ghana Orange Economy, showcasing her native land’s finest creative talents and curated by Roberta. She has been invited to sit on the inaugural Advisory Council of Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design in London