Meet the Team

Hon. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah

Hon. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah

MP & Western Regional Minister

Kobby as he is popularly addressed has lived all his life in the city of Takoradi.
Educated from Services Primary Takoradi to MFANTSIPIM School in Cape Coast to the Kwame Nkrumah
University of Science & Technology (KNUST) and the University of Cape Coast (UCC)
He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hon) Degree in Biochemistry, a Masters Arts Degree in Law &
Development and a Diploma in Information Communication Technology from South Africa. Kobby is an
avid businessman and an advocate of Private.

Ana Manduley

Ana Manduley

Vice President In-Charge of Outreach of Ghana Gold Expo

Business Development Specialist (Spanish F/18 A/C/SH-2 Helicopters/HARM Missiles program, Japanese
Naval Program, Brazilian & Mexican & Peruvian Naval Programs), proposal management & wins
(Mexican Navy Usumasinta Tank Landing Ship, Chilean Air Force A/C Sales, Nucletron oncology units for
Brazil.)

Mr. Steven Blessing Ackah

Mr. Steven Blessing Ackah

Executive Director, Ghana Gold Expo

Steven Blessing Ackah, is a Ghanaian based, award-winning young professional and award-winning
Africa Achievers Merit Award 2016. Steven was called by the leading Regional Peace-Building
Organization, (WANEP) and the Ghana National Peace Council, Kofi Annan Peacekeeping and Training
Centre and Legon.

Centre for Diplomacy as the youth representative to assist the Election Situation Room as an Electoral
Analyst and on the committee of youth and women during 2016 election held in Ghana a USAID
Coordinated Project.

Mr. Selim Fendi

Mr. Selim Fendi

CEO, Aurum Monaco

Mr. Selim Fendi, a serial entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience on the American, European, Emirati, and African markets in the precious metal industry.

Mr. Fendi’s entrepreneurial career started in 1992 by working in a commercial real estate M&A in Canada covering the Caribbean market. Following the sale of his real

estate interests he launched a new career in NYC by founding Alterama, a trading platform of precious metals and Forex, qualified for management of Derivatives, Futures and hedging products.

Nawal Ait-Hocine

Nawal Ait-Hocine

Head of Compliance

An experienced and accomplished senior sustainability, legal & compliance professional with a reputation for delivering effective solutions in complex international environments.

A strategic minded, resourceful, commercially astute    executive, with strong analytical, negotiation and influencing skills. 

Able to operate at the most senior levels both within an international organisation and with third parties, and to create successful relations based on trust and a partnership approach.

Stéhane Brabant

Stéhane Brabant

Senior Partner, Paris

Stéphane Brabant is the Senior Partner of Trinity International AARPI (Trinity Paris). Prior to joining Trinity Paris in 2021, Stéphane was a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills and held global key roles, including co-Chair of the Africa practice, Chair of Global Mining, Co-head of Business and Human Rights group and Head of the Crisis Management group for Africa. 

Stéphane has over 30 years of experience as a projects and transactional lawyer, primarily in the mining and energy sectors in Africa, with a particular focus on the structuring of complex investments between multinationals and States, crisis prevention and management and dispute resolution (including arbitration).

Mrs Isabelle Strauss Kahn

Mrs Isabelle Strauss Kahn

Advisor, World Gold Council

FORMER LEAD FINANCIAL OFFICER, WORLD BANK

FORMER MARKETS OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, BANQUE DE FRANCE


 

Isabelle Strauss-Kahn is a consultant, expert in financial issues, particularly governance, policies and asset management. She also is the Treasurer of the Paris Advanced Studies Institute. She worked at the World Bank Treasury 

(Lead Financial Officer: 2008-2018), the Banque de France (Market Operations Director: 2003-08; Deputy: 1999-2003; Head of Risk Management: 1995-99) and the Bank for International Settlements (Head of Middle Office: 1990-95). She received her MBA in France and graduated in Economics at the University of Chicago. She is a Board member of non-profit organizations.

Mr. Jeffrey Rhodes

Mr. Jeffrey Rhodes

Head of Trading for Aurum Monaco and Co-Founder

After a career in the global precious metals industry spanning four decades working across four continents for major bullion banks and financial institutions.

Jeffrey founded Rhodes Precious Metals Consultancy DMCC in 2013 offering specialist advisory and management services to the global precious metals industry. RPMC’s wide range of clients has included Banks, Regulated Exchanges, Government Entities, Refineries, and Wholesale Bullion Traders.

Luiz Costa

Luiz Costa

CEO & Publisher Forbes Monaco & Forbes Netherlands

Luiz Fernando Costa Macambira is a Brazilian-born entrepreneur, former commodity trader, investor, advisor, executive editor and publisher.

He is the CEO, Publisher and Executive Editor of the Monaco and Netherlands’ editions of the iconic FORBES magazine, a part of Forbes Media, a global media company with tradition of authoritative business journalism, focusing on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurial capitalism, leadership and affluent lifestyles .

He leads and oversees all aspects of FORBES operations in Monaco and the Netherlands including its business development, events, financial affairs, editorial and partnerships. Luiz has been involved in all phases of the development and establishment of the magazine since its inception.

He began his career in Miami, Florida as a commodity trader , later becoming one of the co-Founders of a commodity trading firm, which achieved a dominant position in several coffee markets.

Luiz has also founded in 2003 and currently co-manages “Jorgensen” (www.jorgensenfoods.com) , a Monaco based commodity trading firm, where he is responsible for overall strategy . He also leads the Jorgensen solutions business, which leverages the firm’s unique risk analytics capabilities and international commerce markets insights to develop brands such as “ Roger Moore” and “ Christian Audigier” .

He is a member of a number of Advisory Boards and he is fluent in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish and conversational level of Russian and Italian.

Specialties: Media & Publishing, Commodity Trading ,Emerging Markets Distribution and Penetration.
Agriculture commodities and Natural Resources investor.
Real Estate Developer and investor
Private Equity Advisory and Consulting

Henry Treku

Henry Treku