Roberta Annan is The United Nation Environment Program (UNEP) Supporter for the Creative Economy, an award winning business woman with several leadership awards such as ‘20 under 40 Influential Business Leaders in Ghana’, ‘Feminine Ghana Achievement Award’, ‘Woman 2.1 Summit Award’; 40 under 40 influential business leader in consulting; 100 Young Influential Africans; she was the youngest African to be inducted into the African Leadership Hall of Fame and is part of the Young Leaders Circle for Milken Institute and has been a member of Young Presidents Organization(YPO).
Originating from Ghana, West Africa, Roberta has lived and worked on four continents. Studying at Georgetown University, Annan holds a Masters degree in Biotechnology.
Roberta is the Managing Partner of Roberta Annan Capital Partners (RACP), a sector agnostic specialized boutique investment company in Sub-Saharan Africa with a portfolio of assets in hospitality (African Hospitality Development Group), agribusiness (Coco-Afric) and sustainable Luxury (Frallain Group). Alongside this company Roberta founded RAC a subsidiary of RACP, which focuses on advisory and business development.
She is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Impact Fund for African Creatives (IFFAC) – a 100 million Euro fund that will invest in creative businesses across Africa, with an Accelerator in partnership with UN- ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative.
Roberta has worked with the United Nations as a consultant in resource mobilization, where she mobilized funds that created fund raising strategies to expedite the implementation of UN projects across the world.
Roberta is well recognized in her field and is a Senior Market Liaison for Fieldstone. During her career Roberta has formed partnerships with LJ Partnership a ‘Multi Family’ office with 13 billion USD assets under its management. Together they formed LJ African Advisors.
Roberta is an avid philanthropist and is passionate about women’s development opportunities’ across Africa, starting the African Fashion Fund (AFF) in 2014. The Fund is an incubator to support talented designers from Africa.