Meet The Board

Togbe Afede XIV

Togbe Afede XIV is the Founder of Africa World Airlines. He has been on the board since 2011 and became Co-chairman in 2014. He is an astute investment banker and the CEO of SAS Finance Group. He is an illustrious son of Ghana holding the following positions among others; the Paramount Chief of Asogli State, the President of the National House of Chiefs and a member of the Council of State.

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He serves on a number of boards and notable among them are, Accra Hearts of Oak and Pioneer Kitchenware Ltd.

He is also a board member of Sunon Asogli Power Plant (Ghana) Ltd and The World Trade Centre (Accra) and the immediate past Chairman of the Board of National Investment Bank. He holds an MBA (Finance) Degree from the Yale School of Management, USA and BSc (Hons) degree in Administration, Accounting option from the University of Ghana, Legon.

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Mr. Enrico Marini Fichera

Mr. Enrico Marini Fichera was appointed to the board of Africa World Airlines in October 2018. Prior to his appointment he has been the director of BrightSphere Investment Group plc since August, 2015. He was also the Head of Investments for HNA Group, North America LLC since October 2014 as well as the Senior Portfolio Manager and Principal at CHF Investment Management LP (“CHF”) from August 2008 to September, 2014.

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Mr. Fichera has been involved in business with China since 2005. He has over 15 years of experience in Information Technology, Financial Services, Media, Telecom, Consumer & Retail and many others.

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Mr. Kwadwo Ohemeng Asumaning

Mr. Kwadwo Ohemeng Asumaning was nominated by SSNIT to join the board of Africa World Airlines on 18th January, 2018. He is an Information Communication Technology professional and an entrepreneur with work experience spanning over 35 years. He worked in various senior capacities in Telkom South Africa, Pretoria. He is the founder of Koabor Investment, a real estate company and Koabor Energy, a solar energy company.

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He serves currently as Chairman of Business Council for Africa as well as Africa Business Media. He is also a non-executive director of Africaonline. He holds a BSc (Honors) Degree in Computer Science from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi and an Executive Development Programme in Business Management and Strategies from University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Zhou Yingli

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Zhou Yingli was appointed CEO of AWA in May 2022. Prior to his appointment, he was the General Manager of the Seattle Office of Hainian Airlines. He has over 20 years of aviation experience that spans from Lhasa in 2006, Budapest in 2008, Khartoum in 2009, Zurich in 2012, Seattle in 2014, and to Ghana in 2022.

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Mr. Zhou Yingli holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Enterprise Management from the Shaanxi College of Finance & Economics

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Chief Finance Officer

Mr. He Yali was appointed to the board of Africa World Airlines in 2012. He is the Country Manager of CADFUND in Ghana. Prior to this role, he was a Research Analyst with Venture Capital and Finance in China.

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He also worked with the Ministry of Science and Technology in China (2006) before joining China Development Bank in 2007, He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Chinese Academy of Sciences and a BSc (Hons) Degree in Business Administration from Hebei University of Technology.

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Mr. Peng Xuwei

Mr. Peng Xuwei was appointed to the board of Africa World Airlines in 2012. He is a Project Manager for Cadfund, a position he has held since 2010.

Mr. Peng started his career with Lundun Development Company as an Analyst.

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He holds a Master’s Degree from Birmingham University and a 1st degree from Peking University.

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Executive Management

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Senior Management

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