GEORGE A. SARPONG
Managing Director, Kosmos Innovation Center, Ghana
George A. Sarpong is the Managing Director of the Kosmos Innovation Center (KIC) in Ghana, a finalist for the 2018 P3 Impact Awards. The KIC was launched in 2016 by Kosmos Energy, a leading international energy company, as a way to promote entrepreneurship and develop the next generation of youth-led enterprise. George is admired as a man who gets things done. Under his leadership, the Kosmos Innovation Center provides a customized mix of capacity building, mentorship, and seed funding to young entrepreneurs and small businesses owners who have big ideas and want to see their country grow. He is an expert in grooming start-ups, leveraging technology and innovation to drive success.
George joined Kosmos Energy Ghana in 2008 as its Director of Corporate Affairs responsible for government relations, community engagement, and social investment. He has ensured that the company’s core values of social responsibility are brought to life to the communities where the company operates.
An accomplished business executive, he has more than 25 years of leadership experience with multinational companies in the US and West Africa, leading marketing and business turnarounds.
Mr. Sarpong earned an M.B.A. from Columbia University.