Farouk Khailann, Global Chamber of Business Leaders’ Secretary-General has been appointed as International Partner by the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), a global platform that provides funding opportunities to entrepreneurs and businesses.
The appointment means Mr. Khailann will now represent Ghana at the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels Investment Forum.
The inclusion of Ghana in WBAF provides a wide range of opportunities for Ghana’s start-ups, scaleups and high growth businesses and opens doors for economic development, a statement announcing the appointed stated.
“With this new appointment, Ghana has joined the largest forum of the world’s equity investment markets and will now be able to connect more with the global investors market, which will open up splendid opportunities for the country.”
It is acknowledged that “now local Ghana angel investors, incubation centres, accelerators, private equity funds, co-investment funds, technology parks, corporate ventures and aspiring entrepreneurs will have more opportunity to connect with global leaders in the same field.”
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the World Business Angels Investment Forum, Baybars Altuntas, said: “As an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnerships for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the WBAF supports start-ups, develops entrepreneurial ecosystems, and helps venture capital and companies connect with international companies, fin-techs and other relevant institutions.”
He added that they are confident about their contribution to the economic development of the country by facilitating connections with entrepreneurial ecosystems. “We strongly believe that Ghana will soon become a country that can foster the development of its economy in a more entrepreneurial atmosphere.”
As an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), WBAF has a commitment to collaborating globally to empower the economic development of the world by fostering innovative financial instruments for startups, scaleups, innovators, entrepreneurs and SMEs and to promoting gender equality and women’s participation in all sectors of the world economy.
It accomplishes its mission through various parties and channels. These include 138 high commissioners, senators and international partners from 79 countries, 7 country offices on 5 continents, the WBAF Business School and its more than 50 faculty members from 32 countries and 5 international working committees.