Kojo Dougan

Vice President, Digital Finance Practitioners Ghana.

Kojo Dougan is an experienced Business Operations & Strategy Executive with a passion for skills development, mentoring and a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry.
He is a Certified Solutions Provider with 20 years’ experience in developing iterations and strategizing technology solutions for the private sector and is recognized for leadership strategies, building relationships and planning useful digital finance solutions for financial inclusion providers and dedicated to efficiency, entrepreneurship and long-term results.
Kojo has been Advisor to a number of fintechs and startups with the responsibility of ensuring best practice approach and developing frictionless user experience modules in digital channels.
In 2019, he coached 2 startups to win first and second place in the Ghana Innovation Hub Innovate Ghana competition. In 2020 he coached Oniocha to win and represent Ghana at the MEST Africa Challenge.
In 2020, Kojo was Consultant to Pezesha Africa, a Kenya based fintech that was among the 2 finalists selected for the SME Blended Lending and SME Crowdfunding Pilot project of the UNCDF GrEEn program.
At BSS, he was Project Lead in the implementation of HR Access & Attendance Systems for organisations including: AngloGold Continental Africa Region that covers Obuasi, Iduapriem, Bibiani, Guinea (Conakry
and Siguiri) and Sadiola in Mali and several UN Offices and agencies in Ghana and Togo.

Among other achievements, the significant MoUs and collaborative agreements between Ghana Standards Board of Ghana and South Africa Board of Standards and the Sod cutting and commissioning of KPONE Independent Power Generating Plant (first licensed, first Greenfield, largest IPP in Ghana, first thermal project financed in sub Saharan Africa) were initiated and achieved during his tenure as President of Ghana South Africa Business Chamber.
At Interpay he led the team to build its client base from 2 to 120 merchants and led the drive to become
a pioneering GHIPSS partner for GHLINK online payments.
He was also Project Lead in the scoping, product development and Partnerships development of the Ghana NHIA digital renewal project that made it possible for 11 million persons to renew their National health policies via mobile money. The project was launched on schedule and on budget for pilot in February 2018 and public launch in December 2018.
As a member of GARIA, (Ghana Association of Restructuring & Insolvency Advisors) Kojo played key roles in turning around the Ghana South Africa Chamber (GSABC) into profitably within 3 years (2016-2019) and positioning Interpay, a Ghanaian fintech for acquisition by a US firm in 2018. Kojo is an AYA Institute Trainer of Trainers, providing capacity, skills and knowledge development to bank workers in the area of Digital Banking and Innovations.