Edward Nana Yaw Koranteng is an investment banker and lawyer with over twenty-three years corporate experience. He started his professional career as a Management Consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in 1999.
Prior to his appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Income Investment Fund, Mr. Koranteng was the Regional Head of East, Central and Southern Africa for Ghana International Bank plc (GHIB) in the United Kingdom, and stationed primarily in Nairobi, Kenya. He was also responsible for GHIB’s energy and mining portfolio.
Edward Koranteng during his tenure at GHIB saw to the successful development of a funding structure for the Reserve Bank of Malawi to support Malawi’s dollar reserves. He also worked on secondary participations with Credit Suisse to provide budgetary support for the Government of Tanzania, development of a funding structure with the Trade Development Bank Africa (TDB) to support the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia on essential commodities for the Government of Ethiopia, restructuring of a long-term facility with other DFIs, led by the European Investment Bank for the pan-African housing entity, Shelter Afrique, and facilitated medium-term financing for a number of banks in the region including the likes of HFC Bank Kenya.
Koranteng also worked with the Chase Bank Group (Kenya), now SBM Bank Mauritius, and its investment banking subsidiary Genghis Capital as Group Head for energy, oil, gas and mining. Before joining Chase Bank, he was the Group Head responsible for energy/oil and gas and mining for Fidelity Bank (Ghana) Ltd in Accra. Prior to Fidelity, Koranteng worked at Access Bank Ghana as Group Head of Corporate and Institutional banking. His banking career however started with Ecobank Ghana Ltd in the year 2000 where he held various managerial roles at the bank for ten years and pioneered the bank’s mining business between 2001 and 2003.
Edward Koranteng is the co-founder of one of Ghana’s leading corporate law firms, Koranteng & Koranteng Legal Advisors.
Koranteng holds various certifications in management, marketing finance, energy and mining, including Oil, Gas and Mining Governance from the University of Oxford. He holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Ghana and studied law at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, where he also obtained a Master of Laws (LLM) in international banking and finance. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in law from the BPP Law School in the UK with specialisation in corporate law and international trade law. He was called to the English and Welsh Bar at Lincoln’s Inn and subsequently to the Ghana Bar.