The Pitch Hub Ghana

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Jimmy Gani


Jimmy Gani is an educator, and a highly experienced and passionate business practitioner who has
assisted numerous corporations across industries in different countries achieved higher-level
performance. He is currently the CEO of Orbitin Indonesia, Chairman of JG Corp, PFI Group, Senior
Advisor at Tip Top, Senior Advisor at YIP, Advisor to the Minister of Villages, Disadvantaged Regions
& Transmigration. Jimmy has been active in numerous professional associations such as the
Indonesian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (KADIN). He was Vice Chairman of the Indonesian
Central Board of the Indonesian Retail Merchants Association (Aprindo) and also sat as a committee
member to implement the Masterplan for the Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesia’s Economic
Development (MP3EI). Jimmy is active in several foundations which focus on education and social.
He is co-author of a motivational and popular book entitled “Winning With Passion”, which was
published in May 2011. The concepts in the book were aired regularly on SMART FM radio stations
in Jakarta and other cities in Indonesia. He is a public speaker in the field of retail, productivity and
motivation in domestic and international forums, and a contributor of numerous articles in leading
Indonesian newspapers. Jimmy joined the Pitch Hub’s advisory board in 2018.


Hannah Acquah


Hannah Acquah, Founder/CEO of The Knowledge Channel Africa Ltd (TKC Africa) serves as a Training
Coach and serves on the advisory board of The Pitch Hub. Hannah is an economist and entrepreneur
specializing in business development and execution, investor/client liaising, capacity building and
providing solutions to economic development strategies in Africa. In her over 21 years professional
experience across 4 continents (Africa, Asia, EU/UK and USA), she has worked and/or consulted for
financial institutions such as Acumen Fund, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Deloitte & Touché;
and in learning institutions such as Ashesi University, Lagos Business School, The MBA Tour, YALI
West Africa, and took a crash apprentice course as a finalist on the inaugural Apprentice Africa
reality show in Nigeria (2008).
Hannah Acquah holds an Executive MBA Certificate from Harvard Business School, USA (2021); an
Investment Management Certificate from UNECA/African Institute for Economic Development &
Planning, Senegal (2021); Master’s degree in Economics (honours) from Vanderbilt University, USA
(2006); a Bachelors of Management Information Systems (MIS) and International Economics from
University of Maryland, USA (2003) and a Mandarin (Chinese) Certificate from Delter International
Business Institute, Beijing, China (2007) and an International Baccalaureate diploma from Vienna
International School (V.I.S.), Austria. She is multi-lingual, a Member of Africa 2.0 (South Africa),
Fellow at Royal Society of Arts (UK), a Member of Acumen Network and YALI Network (USA), a
WimBiz member (Nigeria) and was listed as one of the ‘25 Faces of the New Africa’ (BRICS Magazine,

Ade Famoti

Ade Famoti

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Ade is a Global technology executive and business leader with multi-year business success, with over
20 years of technology leadership, strategy, and general management experience with significant
P&L accountability. Ade is currently a leader at Microsoft Applied AI & Research group, leading a
global business working on AI Go-to-Market and strategic partnerships with AI and autonomous
systems products, bringing artificial intelligence and machine-leading tech to scale in defense and
commercial sectors.
He is a member of the Project Bonsai and Project AirSim joint AI Product/Business leadership teams.
Ade joined the advisory board at the Pitch Hub in 2022.


Isobel Afful-Mensah


Isobel Afful-Mensah is a dual-qualified transactions and corporate advisory lawyer with a
background in investment banking. She is a multi-lingual professional (French, German, Spanish)
with over 15 years of business experience across a range of industries and jurisdictions. Her
experience includes the financing of assets (corporate jets, marine assets, Technology), preparing
SMEs for investment, and providing strategic structuring solutions to corporate clients. She is a
product of Bank of America Merrill Lynch (UK), CMS Cameron McKenna Law (UK/Belgium), the
Whitaker Group (Ghana), and AB & David Law (Ghana). She is currently an Associate Partner at
Globetrotters Legal and Director of Operations and Legal Affairs for growth equity fund manager,
Yaro Capital. Isobel is a passionate gender advocate. She is the Founder of the Lady Initiative, which
provides holistic training and empowerment to young ladies aged 14 to 25 in Ghana. She is also the

co-founder of the Pearl Safe Haven which is building a Safe Haven for survivors of gender-based
violence and developing a mobile application to monitor and report incidences of violence. She
holds a bachelor’s degree in law from University College London and a MA in Intercultural
Communication. She is qualified to practice law in England and Ghana. She joined the advisory board
of The Pitch Hub in 2018


Jacob Bart-Plange

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An accomplished Senior Commercial Leader with a demonstrated track record of driving
substantial revenue growth and operational efficiency. Jacob possesses extensive expertise
in consumer marketing, data analytics, and cross-functional team management, honed
throughout my journey in the telecommunications industry.
He has spearheaded impactful digital inclusion campaigns and achieved significant
milestones across the African continent with companies such as Bharti Airtel International
and Busy Internet. He has a passion for innovative strategies and a customer-centric
approach and has consistently driven exceptional results in dynamic and challenging