TERRY AFRAM

Born and raised in the Netherlands, but of Ghanaian descent, Terry had the passion to move back to Ghana to contribute to the country’s development. As such for the past two years Terry served as the Country Managing Director for Jumia Food Ghana part of the Jumia Group, Africa’s first company with a valuation of over 1bn USD. The company currently is Ghana’s leading online food delivery service.

Leading a team of over 120+ staff members, Terry was able to grow the company rapidly and has collected different awards and personal accolades as a result. These include the CIMG Marketing Performance Award, Future of Ghana 30 Under 30 recognition, and a spot in the recent Kleurrijke Top 100 ranking for Dutch business leaders.

Terry holds a BSc in International Economics and Business Economics, and an MSc in Financial Economics obtained at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Prior to joining Jumia Food, Terry worked as an Investment Banker at Goldman Sachs and advised on Mergers and Acquisitions. Even in the Netherlands, Terry was already passionate about the African continent, and founded the African Business Day, the first Africa-focused business conference of its kind in the Netherlands, which got endorsed by the likes of former Dutch Prime Minister Jan-Peter Balkenende and Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb. Currently, Terry also writes columns for the Volkskrant, one of the leading Dutch journals, and speaks on cultural African matters.

(©2019 – profile correct as of January 2019)