Executive Secretary, American Chamber of Commerce, Ghana
Simon Madjie is an investment promotion and facilitation professional with over 10 years’ experience in initiating, leading and strengthening investment partnerships between the United States, Ghana, and Africa.
He has severed as the Executive Secretary of the American Chamber of Commerce, Ghana (AmCham) since 2009 responsible for facilitating trade and investment between the Republic of Ghana and the United States of America. He works closely with Chamber Member companies, Business Coalitions, Government officials and other business executives to advocate for U.S companies in the country. He is the coordinator of the Chamber’s AfCFTA Resource Center, an institution set up to bridge the information gap about Africa’s biggest trade agreement for international businesses.
He was also instrumental in the signing of a Trade and Investment M.O.U between the U.S Chamber of Commerce, Washington DC and the Ghana Investment Promotion Center to strengthen and increase trade and investment between Ghana and the U.S. He served as a consultant to the formation of AmChams in Ethiopia, Angola, and the Gambia.
Simon has been leading significant investment drives, working with the Ghana Investment Promotion Center, the Ministry of Energy and private sector actors to organize and showcase Ghana’s oil and gas potentials at the annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC).
Simon, through the American of Chamber of Commerce and working with the Ghana Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Advisors (GARIA) and other stakeholders, was very instrumental in undertaking series of advocacy and engagements with Parliament and Ministry of Trade to review and enact the revised Companies Act and Insolvency Act.
As a lawyer with strong knowledge in investment advisory, Simon has consulted and advised companies to invest in Ghana and has also conducted engagements at various levels of policy making to improve Ghana’s business environment. He led advocacy on the implementation of the African Growth & Opportunity (AGOA) including presentations to the United States Congress for its renewal.
Simon is also an expert in local content regulations, advising and advocating for transparent and fair Local Content Regulations in the oil & gas, and mining sectors.
Simon holds is a lawyer called to the Ghana Bar and holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Ghana.