Under the Patronage of
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
Dr. Donkor is a forward-thinking and results-oriented Lawyer, Banker and Marketing Consultant with
over twenty-five (25) years’ experience in senior management capacities in various disciplines such as:
Finance, Strategic Management, Marketing, Legal, Compliance and Administration. With several years
of internationally recognised credentials across Europe, America, Asia and Africa, Dr. Donkor is reputed
as an experienced and successful leader with a record of accomplishments in producing, presenting and
managing implementation of innovative business and administrative solutions. Proactive and highly self-
motivated in converting opportunities into success and driving profit and growth, Dr. Donkor possesses
hands-on experience in innovation, organisational design, development and improvement.
He is well-networked and highly successful in implementing business process improvements, defining
company’s direction, achieving goals on time, and optimising business procedures. As a veteran in the
field of corporate sustainability reporting, Dr. Donkor has outstanding skills in strategic management
and leadership, change management and policy formulation. A very strong leader with excellent written
and oral communication skills, he possesses a unique gift in leading large diverse teams from multi-
He holds two doctorate degrees, two master’s degrees, from both Ghana and Europe. He is currently the
President (CEO) of the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), a regional financial
institution owned by the fifteen West African countries. Dr. Donkor serves on a number of boards.
14:00 - 15:00
FDI Pillar Session 4 - Greenfield Investments or M&A: What’s your take?
The long-term slide of greenfield investment in manufacturing halted in 2018, with the value of announced projects up 35 per cent from the low value in 2017.
The global M&A market remained strong in 2018 with announced transaction volumes reaching $4.1 trillion, the third highest year ever for M&A volumes.
Greenfield investment and M&A are showing good signs of growth over the previous years of slumps, what is the future outlook of these investments and what can policymakers do to attract MNCs to invest in their countries.
10:00 - 12:00
Africa Regional Focus Session /Africa Business Forum
Led by: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
Regional Investment Agreements and Investment Drivers in Africa: Shaping Global Investment Strategies through the African Continental Free Trade AreaThe session will provide a platform to discuss the importance of investment regulation and investment drivers from an African perspective, against the backdrop of the AfCFTA. More specifically, the session will assess what opportunities the AfCFTA could provide in terms of enhancing investment attractiveness by consolidating investment regulation at a continental level, whilst at the same time safeguarding the policy autonomy of African countries and levelling the playing field between different types of investors. To achieve this stated objective, the ECA will present two publications, whilst at the same time engage panelists in a discussion on how African countries may better harness the the AfCFTA, with a view to support and benefit from a common investment area on the continent.