Ken Appenteng-Mensah

Vice President of African Programs

Ken Appenteng-Mensah is the Vice President of African Programs and joined Edify in August 2013. Before joining Edify, Ken worked for the German International Cooperation (GIZ) managing a project called Innovative Insurance Products for the Adaptation of Climate Change (IIPACC) which aims at facilitating the development and implementation of an agricultural insurance system in Ghana.

Ken is a banker by profession and later specialized as a microfinance expert. He spent a little over three years (March 2007- June 2010) as microfinance specialist with the GTZ/DANIDA Support Programme for Enterprise Empowerment and Development (SPEED) project. Ken has been associated with Opportunity International Network for many years. He was appointed as Executive Director of Sinapi Aba Trust from1997-2001 and later became Africa Regional Director, Opportunity International Network. He was one of three microfinance experts to be asked to set up Opportunity International Bank of Malawi (OIBM) in 2002 and became the Vice President of Microcredit at the Opportunity International Bank of Malawi (2002-2006).