Jude Addo Africa 2023

Jude Addo is the Founder and CEO of JA Group & Co, an alternative investment firm with global interests in financial services, technology, real estate, and natural resources. He leads a group of investors, wealth managers, advisors, and real estate developers who are committed to helping individuals, corporates, and governments raise capital, grow wealth, deliver sustainable projects, and make a meaningful difference to society. Jude previously served in senior coverage roles at Standard Chartered and J.P. Morgan, both in London, where he delivered the banks’ entire suite of credit, treasury, and asset management solutions to private and institutional clients. He is also the Co-Founder of Cornerstone Partners, a prominent angel syndicate turned venture capital firm backing diverse founders in the British Isles. Jude serves on the UK Board of Trustees of World Vision, the world’s largest children’s charity, and is a Non-Executive Director of Milvik Ghana Limited, a combined insurtech and healthtech company providing healthcare and insurance to the last mile in emerging markets. He also serves as Non-Executive Director of Forms Capital Limited, a specialist financial services company regulated by the Central Bank of Ghana. Jude graduated as a William E. Trueheart scholar with magna cum laude honours from Bryant University in the United States, and holds a Diploma in Investment Advice from the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment in the United Kingdom. A distinguished banker, investor, and author, Jude is deeply passionate about “levelling up” the underrepresented, overlooked, and marginalised in society.