Mr. Ken Kanyagui is a Farmer, Investor and Philanthropist. He is the Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nunya Farms Ltd., one of the largest and fastest growing commercial farm companies in Ghana. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of Union International & Co. Pte. Ltd., a Singapore Company with interests in agribusiness and renewable energy.
Ken attended Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School (Presec) in Legon, Accra. He graduated from Presec at the age of fifteen (15) years as one of the youngest to ever graduate from the school. Ken’s tertiary academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA; a Master of Engineering degree in Supply Chain Management & Logistics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA where he was awarded the prestigious International Logistics Fellowship; and an MBA from Columbia University Business School in New York, NY, USA.
He was the Vice President & Global Head of Supply Chain Sustainability for Goldman Sachs Corporation in New York City. Ken was responsible for managing a global team to optimize the firm’s $6 billion in annual procurement spend, to deliver superior value to the firm as well as have positive socio-economic impact in the firm’s supply chain.
Ken has worked in leadership and management capacities at other respected US Fortune 100 Companies such as Brookfield Asset Management, a $200 billion asset management company with interest in Renewable Energy, Real Estate and Infrastructure Development and Management; United Technologies Corporation, Dell Inc., Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young and UPS. Ken is an ideation member of the Kosmos Innovation Center (KIC) in Ghana. He has mentored several participants of KIC. He advises a number of technology startups companies as well as agribusiness in the US and Africa.