As the Vital Capital Fund’s Business Development Expert for West Africa, Ambassador Annan brings the relationship networks and local insight developed over four decades of business and governmental activities in West and South Africa. Ambassador Annan’s long and varied career has included serving as a founding partner of Ghana’s Brief Consult, an investment advisory consulting firm, and as Executive VP for Trillium International Inc., a position through which he secured financial resources for international trade and capital projects and carried out market penetration, product positioning and data provision projects. Ambassador Annan has also worked for London’s Globe Inspection as its resident director.

From 2002 to 2009, Ambassador Annan served as Ghana’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Morocco. He has also served in variety of capacities for the African American Institute in the U.S., including as the Deputy Director of the Southern African Training Program, through which he was instrumental in creating the manpower development training programs for nationals of Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa. A number of leaders in all walks of life in Southern Africa were recipients of these awards.

.Ambassador Annan earned his B.A. in Economics from Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota