Yaw Owusu founded Gateway Innovations Ltd to develop and manage Ghana Cyber City, the first technology park in Ghana. Mr. Owusu co-authored the book Modernizing Commonwealth Governments (publisher: Commonwealth Business Publications, London, England, 2004). The book, available on Amazon.com, outlines the role of startup incubation and technology parks in transforming Africa’s IT economy.
Mr. Owusu has appeared on SABC TV (South Africa), CCTV (China), Bloomberg TV (United Kingdom) and CNN iReport (USA) to discuss developing smart cities in Africa. He worked for General Electric and IBM Global Services as project manager before joining the technology group of the Investment Banking unit at Goldman Sachs in New York. Mr. Owusu served as the Country Manager of Xalles in Ghana between 2007 and 2011.
He studied in the Executive MBA program at Columbia Business School in 2001-2002 and majored in Mathematics and Economics at Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania. He earned a certificate in Planning, Developing and Managing Technology Parks in 2007 from the Shanghai International Business Incubator.