Full Name
Mr. Kofi Appenteng
Job Title
President and CEO
The Africa-America Institute
Speaker Bio
Kofi Appenteng is the President of the Africa-America Institute (AAI). Appenteng has 30 years of domestic and international experience as a corporate lawyer, investment banker and board director.

Appenteng serves on the Atlantic Institute Governing Board, the International Advisory Board of IE University, the Board of the Greentree Foundation and the Honorary Council of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ). He serves as a senior advisor to The Rock Creek Group. He previously served as board chair of the Ford Foundation, the Community Service Society of New York and ICTJ. In recognition of his work in business and philanthropy, he was named a “Great American Immigrant” by the Carnegie Corporation in 2013.

Born in Ghana, Appenteng, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Wesleyan University and Juris Doctor from Columbia University. Appenteng then began his career as a corporate lawyer and, in 1994, became the first Black African to become a partner at a major New York City law firm.
Kofi Appenteng