Focus Area: Impact Investing and Job Creation
Sangu Delle is the Founder and CEO of Golden Palm Investments. Sangu graduated from Harvard with highest honors in African Studies and Economics. At Harvard, Sangu co-founded cleanacwa which today works to bring clean water and sanitation to more than 200,000 people across 120 villages in Ghana. Convinced that the real needs of communities can best be met through entrepreneurship, in 2008 he founded Golden Palm Investments (GPI) to fund promising startups that can have social impact and generate jobs. GPI has backed startups such as Solo Mobile in Nigeria, mPharma in Ghana/Zambia/Cote D’Ivoire, and Stawi Foods in Kenya. GPI has also built a portfolio of greenfield companies in healthcare, real estate, and financial services. Sangu has been recognized as the 2014 Future Awards Africa “Young Person of the Year”, a 2014 TEDGlobal Fellow, one of Forbes’ top 30 most promising entrepreneurs in Africa in 2015, and one of Euromoney’s “Africa’s Rising Stars".
Golden Palm Investments (GPI) is an investment holding and advisory company focused on high-growth and impact industry sectors in Africa. With a portfolio of companies in healthcare, real estate, financial services, agribusiness, and technology, GPI is positioned to benefit from and contribute to the continent’s sustained economic growth.