Kwame L. Osseo-Asare

Kwame L. Osseo-Asare

Co-Founder and Board Chairman – OXYGEN Group Limited
Kwame is a performance driven entrepreneur with deep experience across several industries such as power generation, energy infrastructure, medical technology and natural resources. He has over eleven years of functional experience in corporate finance, strategy, management and operations with a robust appetite to identify global macro trends and bring top human resources, coupled with long-term capital to execute on innovative business models and sustainable projects. In 2012, Kwame founded OXYGEN Group Limited, which invests, organizes external funding from commercial banks, DFIs, SWFs and partners with sophisticated international conglomerates, and engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) companies to participate in Ghana’s emerging growth sectors for the lasting benefit of all stakeholders. As Board Chairman, he provides leadership to the Board of Directors and acts as a trusted advisor and direct liaison between the Board and the management, through the Group CEO – Isaac Afriyie. His additional responsibilities include: developing and managing relationships and communicating with funders, partners, and other key stakeholders; approving OXYGEN’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; reviewing outcomes and metrics created by OXYGEN for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness....

Kwame began his career as a financial analyst in the Global Power and Alternative Energy Group at UBS Investment Bank in New York where he specialized in capital markets, the financial feasibility of proposed mergers, acquisitions, asset purchases and other strategic advisory assignments. Completed transactions included advising MDU Resources on its $475mm acquisition of Cascade Natural Gas Corporation and over $1 billion of debt offerings. After UBS, he was a founding member of Loxodonta Investments, an investment-holding company in the logistics and infrastructure sector based in Johannesburg, South Africa….

He is also a co-founder of inSleep Health – an emerging company whose primary mission is to develop, manufacture, and distribute FDA-approved medical devices for the treatment of Chronic Simple Snoring (CSS) and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). He also serves as a board director for respEQ, Inc. – a tech-enabled healthcare company in partnership with Johns Hopkins University Hospital and the Sleep Medicine and Pulmonary Group, that has developed a next generation disease management solution for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma based on a wearable sensor that is attached to an inhaler (MDI or dry powder). The Company’s mission is to always start with the patient by giving them the necessary tools to take charge of their own health and provide a platform that is focused on enabling continuous care for COPD and asthma care management teams.

Kwame graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. degree in Economics.

Social Entrepreneurial Pursuits

Co-Founder, Board Director of the Takoradi Agriculture and Technology Business Incubator (TATBI) – first incubator group of its kind in the Western Region of Ghana focused on nurturing and developing micro and SMEs in high growth, high impact, business-to-consumer opportunities.

Co-Founder of the Summit of Africa’s Young Business Leaders (SAYBL) which brings exceptional achievers from Africa’s leading universities to Washington D.C., New York, and Princeton for discussion and debate around the themes of “Africa as a Place of Opportunity” and “The Challenge of Leadership in Africa”. These young scholars formulate a shared vision of how they can use their expertise to contribute to the economic resurgence of Africa. SAYBL is sponsored by multi-national institutions with a commitment to Africa’s future, including the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, Diageo Africa, Ecobank Ghana and The Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs at Princeton University…..

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